Ron Tissier, www.SearchAtlantaLuxuryHomes.com (Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)

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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

I network with many B2B power partners; that's my source of back-links and not as hard as you mention when networking consistently.

Sep 07, 2017 06:23 AM
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Happy to share some thoughts on backlinks.

Blogging on other sites is an easy source of backlinks Ron Tissier. In my opinion, the smart move is to always blog on your own site first, then branch out from there with all your content produced on other sites pointing back to either your site or an article(s) on your site (think of it as a funnel).

Here are several sites (domain authority in parenthesis) you can get real estate backlinks from if you are willing to write articles there:

  • activerain.com (73)
  • biggerpockets.com (68)
  • housefax.com (61)
  • huliq.com (58)
  • lightersideofrealestate.com (41)
  • quora.com (90)
  • realtybiznews.com (42)
  • realtytimes.com (70)
  • resaas.com (45)

Some you can sign up and post freely to and others you need to ask to be a guest blogger. I have not checked them lately but many still provide do-follow links.

Quality backlinks from high domain authority sites can and still do help both your content and site rank higher. However, you still need to produce decent content if you want to rank long-term in the SERPS.

Add in the use of content curation sites to generate lists of "like items" and you can get both backlinks and sharing assistance from others you add in your lists (sites like list.ly, storify, pearltrees, flipboard, and tribeer) can all help. Here is an example (apologies for the slight hijack). 

Sharing outbound links in your articles to articles by others in the industry is a great way to get your content shared to their readers. The more eyes on your information the better. If the articles are good, and/or you have a large social media presence, you will be surprised how quickly you can grow your network which will ultimately increase your industry backlinks and guest blogging opportunities.

The advice in this thread is all over the spectrum...do your own homework and determine if you believe backlinks can help you. It is my opinion when part of an overall plan (content, backlinks, social, etc.) they can and do make a difference.

If you are serious about building long-term quality backlinks, following this plan should keep you busy for the rest of the year. If you do all of this consistently, send me an email in January and we can discuss some other ways/platforms that will help even further.

Helping each other helps us all!

Sep 08, 2017 05:28 PM
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
The Choice of Professionals

I do have some but honestly, they are not worth "nothing", so I am not about to share here for all free eyes. That said SEO does not place as much importance on them now as they used to. Audit your site and I bet $$ you'll fine more errors that you care to imagine!

Sep 07, 2017 07:02 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

It's not difficult at all. Learn froma pro or hire one. Call or hire Tammy Emineth 

Sep 07, 2017 08:09 AM
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Andrew Mooers
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Everything you blog, shoot for video, upload for images better be wired for SEO. Reach into those internal pages beyond your website domain home page works best. If the back linkage was easy, everyone would be doing it. Getting the audience to lift white cardboard with black "10" scoring results on your prowess on the parallel bars with back links. Use your software to check for rotten links like flossing or praying. The 404 links, 500 internal server errors on your website and weed those out with the 301 redirects to the links that will work for your website users.  Make sure the links you do have work before off to the races for a new link pot of gold.

404 error missing link photo

Sep 07, 2017 06:36 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I wish we knew.

Sep 07, 2017 06:22 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro gave you a great answer.  A

Sep 07, 2017 07:54 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I like Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro 's answer.... good stuff....

Sep 07, 2017 07:22 AM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   

     See the blogs on iAcquire.com

  

Sep 07, 2017 07:13 AM
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

What Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro AND Andrew Mooers said!   It is time-consuming and best to keep up rather than trying to catch up.  

Sep 07, 2017 06:43 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

That is the million dollar question.  

Sep 07, 2017 06:43 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Plenty of the smartest minds on this have given good advice, I am glad that they are here in the rain.

Sep 07, 2017 08:59 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Like Corinne Guest, Managing Broker stated, backlinks don't have the power they once did.  Now content is king and some barely used features are going to become VERY important over the next couple updates, from what I've been reading.

 

The best way to get quality, industry specific backlinks (because that backlink from that PornHub profile isn't going to help a real estate business... except for that one San Diego realtor & swingers party host) is to create your profile, with a link to your website, on the main portals (realtor, zillow, trulia, homes,...) as well as the networking forums (Active Rain, Bigger Pockets, etc.) will give you the most "bang for your buck."  There are some black hat ways of getting lots of quality industry links too, but I won't go into those ones, period.

Sep 07, 2017 02:30 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Thanks for your question. I'm parked and reading.

Sep 07, 2017 11:51 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, it's challenging and time consuming.  My best advice (which takes time) is to network with other bloggers/other and then you may earn the right to guest post.

Sep 07, 2017 09:16 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

I think that Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro has provided you a good answer. 

Sep 07, 2017 06:24 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

I, too, will have to rely upon the advice of others.

Sep 07, 2017 08:13 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Here for the answers to a great question!

Sep 07, 2017 06:47 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Some good answers for you

Sep 07, 2017 06:46 AM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Write good blog content.

Sep 19, 2017 01:43 PM
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Susan McCall, Everyone needs a home
Compass Realty Solutions, Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA - Portland, OR
Quickly, professionally and with a little fun!

I have clicked around on some Active Rain blogger's sites and I almost alway find a dead link or something that doesn't work.  Can't do it to me as I am not spread all over, and don't check, it's boring.  I used to let "this person or that person" know when I found something but didn't get an answer back so I don't comment anymore.  Would this make a difference?

Sep 12, 2017 12:42 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Anita is the quen for the answers here! 

Sep 10, 2017 03:58 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Anita Clark blew this one out of the water!

Sep 09, 2017 03:47 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck,

Sep 09, 2017 03:55 AM
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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Always something new to learn, thanks everyone.

Sep 09, 2017 03:31 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good question.  I'm looking forward to some good answers.

Sep 08, 2017 09:41 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

These questions are always interesting because there's never a solution. SEO is a very muddled thing except for those that dedicate their lives to it.

Sep 08, 2017 06:48 AM
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Ron Tissier
Chapman Hall Premier Realtors - Atlanta, GA
www.SearchAtlantaLuxuryHomes.com

Hello Everyone!

Some great nuggets of advice and wisdom here in the "Rain" as usual.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheers!

Sep 08, 2017 06:20 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Richard Weeks nailed this one!

Sep 08, 2017 05:54 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

One way is to sponsor local events and get a link on the event wesite.

Sep 08, 2017 04:17 AM
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Ron Tissier - are they still effective? I thought Google had changed their SEO logic.

Sep 07, 2017 10:47 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Network with quality lenders, other service people and exchange the favor. It works.

Sep 07, 2017 04:10 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I'm with Corinne Guest, Managing Broker on this - sorry!

Sep 07, 2017 03:43 PM