content marketing: "Dwell Time" Keeping People on Your Site - 07/24/18 08:14 AM
People click and then instantly hit the back button. How can you keep more people on your site and the RIGHT people? 
Google looks at "Time on Site" or "Dwell Time" and the average dwell time for a high-ranking website is 3 minutes according to Google but we only have 2 seconds to catch their attention! So how can we do that?
How to Keep More People on Your Site Longer
 
You can write 5,000 words that clearly declares you know what you're talking about but if people click away because they're bored Google will slowly devalue your page until you're nowhere to be … (23 comments)

content marketing: Google Wants Content, But People Get Bored... - 10/18/17 01:27 PM
You're online, you're writing, but are you getting anything in return? We've all heard content is King so why are people not responding to the gazillion blog posts I'm putting out there? 
Google is the King and we all want to play in the kingdom so we kind of have to follow their rules. We need to write for both search engines and the actual people that read our stuff. Unless you don't care about that. If you're just trying to fill your site with words, then go for it; grammar, spelling, and comprehension mean nothing, but just understand Google will know that … (51 comments)

content marketing: The Best Way to Syndicate Blog Posts & WHY - 06/05/17 09:06 AM
 
To Syndicate: repeat or make available on other mediums or sources.
Syndicated Content: Share or repeat summaries or full renditions of previously published articles or post.
I'm not talking about the syndicated reruns of Gilligan's Island, but your own content shared elsewhere from where it was originally posted. 
First, we should do it, then we shouldn't; what about duplicate content, blah blah blah
 
We've talked about this a lot but now, Google almost expects it. If a blog post or article is noteworthy, some big name blog or website will pick it up and run with it. And that's what you want, as long as they are … (67 comments)

content marketing: Too Busy to Blog? - 04/26/17 11:47 AM
And busy is good, right? Well, maybe not. Tim, my husband, who also works with me, tells me I gotta be on ActiveRain every week (you can see how that worked out from my last blog how long ago?). Ugh... the commitment to keeping up with it! I know you know what I mean. I blog for everyone else, I don't have time to blog for me. But I really have to find that time and so do you.
 
Blogging is not about putting fluff on a page for the sake of words. It's telling someone something they may not already know for … (15 comments)

content marketing: Tune Up Your Website Over the Holidays with Updated Info - 12/14/16 10:07 AM
I'm going to assume that most of you are not the busiest during the holidays? Then again, maybe you are since there are more people that have time off and feel they have the time to look at homes etc... but if you're like most agents and loan officers, this is probably your slowest month, or into January. But now is a great time to update your website.
If you blog on your website or have static pages (pages that never revolve like a blog post) it might be a great time to go through those and make sure they are updated. 
If … (25 comments)

content marketing: Low Quality vs. High Quality Content - Smart Blogging - 06/01/16 08:27 AM
 
Google is BIG on high quality content.. I mean really big on it. Which is good. So many SEO companies use outsourced Internet marketers in India and other overseas countries as their main content source, so all the content is spun (same information, worded a little differently), has poor grammar and multiple misspellings. This is low quality content and no one wants to read it. If the same image, same content and same information is across numerous websites, Google will track it down and shoot it; (organically speaking). 
To really get that high quality content that Google is looking for you either have to pay … (37 comments)

content marketing: Research and-or Promote - SEO Titles vs. Awesome Content - 11/12/15 04:25 AM
I know there have been a few blogs out there about this keyword research information but maybe you need a little more help. You want to be found for your information and ultimately gain a lead but if you're being found for information no one is searching for there's little hope of an actual lead. 
This is where the research comes in. You need to find a phrase that is being searched for but that also has little competition. That's not an easy task. We use several different software programs (paid for) in order to find the best keywords and phrases for … (45 comments)

content marketing: Why URL Structure Matters in SEO - 11/04/15 07:45 AM
URL - you know that stuff that comes after the www. on a website address.  It stands for Uniform Resource Locator, like you really wanted to know that. But regardless of what it means, it tells your computer how to locate the web page or site you want to find. 
When you create a web page, post or site, that URL always begins with your main domain - whatever that may be. On here, it's obviously Activerain.com. But when AR was purchased by Trulia, Activerain became a subdomain of Trulia, Trulia.Activerain.com. We still may be reeling from that conversion and back again. While subdomains … (40 comments)

content marketing: How to Create Viral, Shareable Content for Great SEO - 08/08/14 12:41 AM
The two most important SEO factors today are quality content and it's value to others. If other people find it valuable, they will share, talk about and respond to that content. That's GREAT SEO. But, how do you create content that someone will want to talk about?
That's the toughest job of all. You don't have to be a great writer or composer but you do have to come up with striking material that will catch someone's attention and cause them to click on, browse, talk about and share. 
Real estate can be so difficult because it's often times a one-time thing. … (111 comments)

 
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Tammy Emineth

Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

Marysville, WA

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Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing

Address: Marysville, WA, 98270

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We do a lot of things! In addition to writing dozens of articles and blogs each month we offer assistance to real estate agents with their websites and all types of commercial and personal websites. We do marketing and online promotion through various social media and blogs. My AR Blog showcases what we do and how you can do it too! My ActiveRain Blogs Our Website


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