The Yourstreet site is local news, information and conversations mapped to the street level for over 50000 locations and every zip code in the US.
YourStreet connects you to the local information that impacts you most – what’s going on in your town, your neighborhood, and your street.
YourStreet is a website that will map news articles to your home town! The company’s proprietary algorithm aggregates articles from tens of thousands of news sources every day, interprets the articles, determines their location, and displays them as locations on an interactive Google map. YourStreet also allows users to add their own articles and conversations, connecting people at the local level.
So here is where the value comes in! After creating your blog post at Active Rain or outside blog send it to Yourstreet. This is one of the better ways to pick up backlinks for your blog.
For those who are not familiar with backlinks, they are one of the back bones of search engine optimization (SEO). The more quality backlinks you get, along with good content, will be what drives your site to rank higher in Google and other search engines. It is super easy to add your posts to the site as you just supply a small snippet of your post along with the link to the post and a title - it is that simple. It takes 3 minutes max!
See how I have added posts from my Active Rain blog to the site by clicking on the link for mystreet Hopkinton Massachusetts.
See my profile for yourstreet here: Bill Gassett yourstreet profile.
You will notice you are able to add your professional bio along with your website!
Adding Your Blog To YourStreet:
You can also partner with yourstreet and have your Active Rain or other blog be syndicated to their site if you do not feel like manually entering your posts.
They will soon have an automated form to add your blog to their system, but for now simply use the feedback form linked to at the bottom of any page and send them your name and the URL of your blog. That’s all you need to do.
If your blog looks appropriate, they wiil add it to their system. When you publish a new post on your blog it will then automatically be mapped and a brief summary will appear on YourStreet with a link back to your blog!
One of my other favorite sites for creating backlinks at the Local level is the Topix News site. See my post on Topix here:
I absolutley love this site and you will too! Apply to be an editor and post your blogs there. You will see your posts indexed in Google giving yourself more online presence!
The above information on the Yourstreet and Topix news sites was provided by Bill Gassett, the team leader for the #4 RE/MAX Team in Massachusetts in 2007. Bill can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 508-435-5356. Bill has helped people move in and out of Hopkinton MA and other Metrowest towns for the last 22+ Years. Bill's office is conveniently located in the center of Hopkinton MA at 77 Main Street.
I have a passion for Real Estate and love to share my marketing expertise! I would welcome the opportunity to earn your business.
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