Ten Steps On the Social Media Staircase

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt - Hart, MI

I have had several people ask me where they should be spending their time on the internet. This is the first in a series of blogs I am writing to help you get started in the social media world. I am skipping the background of social media, but if you want to know more about it, and how it can bring you business, see my earlier posts.

Below are ten buttons linking to ten different websites that I have built profiles on. Each one of these sites contain links back to my primary website, http://www.timwhitehomes.com. The goal here is to drive traffic to your website! You don't have to spend hours every day on these sites, just take a few minutes to create a profile on each, and you're started.

Here's a tip: Once you create a profile on one site, copy and paste it to a word document. Expand that word document to include your intro, your business history, some personal information (wife, kids, hobbies, etc.), and keep a running tally of your websites. Once you have it done it once, you can then copy and paste your information into the other sites. I do recommend going back later and switching up some stuff here and there, when you have time.

So, for today, click one of the buttons, say hello on my site, then create your own.




You don't have to add content to any of them yet, but if you have the time, do it.

Making the first one should take maybe thirty minutes, tops. After that, you should be able to add the other each in about 5 minutes by copying and pasting. So in a little over an hour, you can have ten more websites pointing back at your website.

Did someone say Search Engine Optimization?

This is designed to be a quick get in there and get some juice going post. We'll build on the other steps later, and explore what types of content will get you better search results.


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Amanda Wilson
EWM International Realtors, Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Real Estate Advisor

Great information, Tim--thanks for sharing...I'll be looking over these websites!!

Apr 30, 2009 05:45 AM #1
Becky Turner
Keller Williams Classic Northwest - Maple Grove, MN
Broker Assoc. GRI, ASD,Short Sale Specialist,

Thanks Tiim,  Its great to see someone take it step by step to guide the rest of us. 

Apr 30, 2009 05:55 AM #2
Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
Luxury Home Specialists

Tim, thanks for the very helpful post. Regarding Wordpress, can I get AR to post there automatically or do a copy and past my posts from here to there? Is it ok to duplicate posts on each one. I'd hate to have to duplicate too much work if I don't have to? Thanks for the insight and the post.


Apr 30, 2009 10:04 AM #3
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

I have just started Tweeting and don't really have a clue. But I am figuring out.

May 01, 2009 12:38 PM #4
Tim White
Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt - Hart, MI - Hart, MI

Dan - No, you can't auto post to WP. You can always do the old cut n paste though. I find that the HTML format transfers better than the WYSIWYG. I like to tweak my titles a bit for search engine juice, and I usually tweak a few things in the article so I'm not truly just mass producing the same content. Usually, but not always. It depends on the time I have.

Becky and Amanda - Great! I'll be putting out part two tomorrow.

Charles - Just play with Twitter if nothing else. The more you let people inside your personality, the more results you'll get. Drop an occasional link to your blog, your website, a listing, whatever. The whole point of Twitter IMO is to drive traffic where you want it. That being said, if all you ever do is self promote, no one will follow your links. I had a fun conversation about my Newfie with a couple of folks yesterday, and one ended up retweeting some of my links today, giving me third party endorsement. That's how you take Twitter to the next level, by interacting and engaging people.

May 01, 2009 02:49 PM #5
William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

Interesting post, Tim. I'm wondenring how you have all of those sites link back to your website. Is it as simple as just having a link to your website on your profile?

Sep 02, 2009 03:15 PM #6
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Hi Tim - I just started writing a similar series. Like the direction you're going here, hoping you will return to continue.

Sep 02, 2009 03:23 PM #7
Grace Culver
Michigan Homes Network - home advertising and search - Ferndale, MI

I am a newbie to social networking, but I am enjoying what is fast becoming a everynight activity. I didn't realize there were so many. Wow I have some homework to do.

Thanks for sharing.  I am going to look into these sites.

Oct 21, 2010 02:50 PM #8
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