Active Rain + Real Bird = Google Page 1 Results!

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I have always been a huge fan of RealBird to create listing flyers for my listings but it wasn't until I attended Katerina Gasset's RealBird Webinar with Gabe Gross of RealBird this past Wedneday that I realized how powerful the marriage between Active Rain and RealBird is in getting top placement for my listings in Google.

If you haven't taken advantage of the tools that RealBird has with its listing flyers and single property sites, syndication features and search widgets just to name a few, you are missing the boat big time for the what I see as the best optimization you can get for your listings. 

I added two short sale multi family listings that I had to RealBird, uploaded a few photos and used the syndication features to put these listings on Craigslist, and In addition I posted both of these listings to my Active Rain blog and left it at that.

After listening to Katerina talk about her success with RealBird and Gabe explaining how to use it more effiectively, I did a Google search for Meriden Short Sales and was astonished to see the results.

Meriden Short Sales

Meriden Short Sales

Don't waste a second in providing your sellers with a great listing tool.  Go to immediately to sign up for an account.  Fill out the registration form, check off the Terms of Use box and click on Register. An email will be sent to you with your acccount information but immediately after registering you will be taken to the login page and can login to your account.

To begin creating your listing flyer click on the Listing Fyer tab at the top of the login page.  Now you'r ready to add your new listing.  Fill out the form with all of the listing information, save it as a draft, go back and upload all your photos, publish it and you will see results.

Gabe talked in great detail about how easy it is to use RealBird to create a listing flyer and to make sure you use the drop down boxes under the main listiing information page to write keyword rich descriptions, good neighborhood info, adding video, virtual tours and your bio.


A couple of important points that Katerina emphasized is to niche your searches and to use long-tailed keywords in the titles of your posts, in the content of your posts and in the title and description of your RealBird flyers.   Katerina does a wonderful job of explaining of all this in her SEO To The Top Webinars.  If you want to be really successful with SEO in your Active Rain blog and outside blog I highly recommend that you sign up for her next class in September.

Below are some additional articles on some of the other great tools that RealBird provides.

RealBird Flies To the Top

Look At What You Can Do With Free Real Bird Property Sites!

Real Bird Adds on Bulk Photo Uploader

Traffic channeling from Craigslist to your RealBird Property Search

Add millions of listings to your website and blog


Written and Posted by:

Donna Bigda - REALTOR®

RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT 06405

Search Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Madison, New Haven and all New Haven County Homes for Sale

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Wow, Donna, That IS impressive. I sat in on the discussion myself adn plan to do some things with RealBird as well. This is a great testimonial.


Jun 26, 2009 04:15 PM #4
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Great advice Donna!  I use RealBird too and love it!  I've been using it since I joined AR and that is one of my favorite sites to post my listings--very user-friendly too! 



Debe in Charlotte
Jun 26, 2009 04:48 PM #5
Julie Dumaine-Russell
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT

Andea - It's become one of my all time favorite ways to post my listings and as you can tell the results speak for themselves.  I hope you have the same success too! :

Jun 26, 2009 05:00 PM #6
Julie Dumaine-Russell
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT

Fred - The solution for you is you're going to have to move to the USA! :) LOL!

Jun 26, 2009 05:00 PM #7
Julie Dumaine-Russell
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT

Matt - It's more than awesome once you check out all the other tools there are to use.  I've only just begun to use them and love them all.

Jun 26, 2009 05:01 PM #8
Julie Dumaine-Russell
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT

Jeff - Wasn't that webinar Wednesday terrific?  It really opened my eyes to how powerful RealBird can really be.

Jun 26, 2009 05:01 PM #9
Julie Dumaine-Russell
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT

Debe - I came across RealBird back in 1997 when I first got into real estate and can still remember calling Gabe and how wonderful and helpful he was.  He and Zoltan have come a long way with it and I'm thrilled to give them the kudos they deserve for such a wonderful product.

Jun 26, 2009 05:02 PM #10
Cheryl Powell - The Powell Team
Southern Homes of The Carolinas - The Powell Team - Harrisburg, NC
Concord,Harrisburg & Charlotte NC Area Real Estate

This definitely looks like something worth looking in to. Thanks for the tip!

Jun 26, 2009 11:29 PM #11
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

I talked to them a month ago. I just listed a unique home (my latest post) and it is needs all the exposure I can get. So I will get on it. Good results.

Jun 27, 2009 12:24 AM #12
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

I use the realbird home search widget on my sidebar and get quite a few hits.  Realbird Rocks, been personally supporting and endorsing them for years now, looks like you will be too!  :-)

Jun 27, 2009 01:59 AM #13
Gabe Gross

Thank you Donna very much for your kind post. 

I do have a one page pre-made listing presentation flyer that can be customized with a photo and logo, if anyone would like to receive  a copy please email us.

Jun 27, 2009 04:14 AM #14
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Donna WOW those result are impressive.  That is what we all strive for is to get Googgle results like that.

Jun 27, 2009 08:41 AM #15
Mary Strang
Viroqua, WI

My a lot of information here, I will bookmark this post so I can read it when I have more time. thanks

Jun 29, 2009 12:22 AM #16
Shaun Rice
Keller Williams Landmark - Astoria, NY

That's fantastic!  I will definately be checking it out as soon as I leave the Rain :)

Jun 29, 2009 04:16 AM #17
Naoma Doriguzzi
Virginia Beach - Virginia Beach, VA
New Media Director

Wow That is great! I am not an agent but those are great results!

Jul 01, 2009 01:43 AM #18
Shaun Rice
Keller Williams Landmark - Astoria, NY

I wanted to thank you -- I checked out Realbird....and I'm in love....

Jul 01, 2009 02:01 AM #19
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Donna- Thank you for the wonderful endorsements about Real Bird but also about my SEO TO THE TOP Webinars. I love to teach them and to see everyone's successes! I still get calls and emails from one certain widget I posted on one subdivision here that is searched alot.

Jul 09, 2009 03:36 PM #20
Nancy Williams
Coldwell Banker Homestead Group Select Professionals - Harrisburg, PA

Hey, Donna, 

I've used RealBird just a little, but enough to see the powerful tool possibilities.  Have a new listing that I will be beginning to implement the marketing for today and will take advantage of your helpful post to ease the learning curve--not that the learning curve is at all steep with RealBird, but big, fresh how-to photos like yours are a real help and inspiration.

Oct 13, 2009 12:21 AM #21
Rummy Dhanoa
New York Real Estate Experts - Bronx, NY
Rummy Dhanoa

Great information thanks.

Jan 05, 2010 01:24 PM #22
Timo Yannopoulos
Platinum Realty Licensed in Missouri - Kansas City, MO
Buying and Selling Kansas City Homes


I like your posting about the combination of Active Rain and RealBird.

I am seriously considering this option for my own use. But I only have 2 questions that maybe have an answer from you, Cabe, Brad or maybe a broker.

I understand that if we use other than our own listings to market them in our websites or in this case widgets in our blogs, that we need to show the name of the brokerage firm that that listing is with, I do not know if this is a local in my Greater Kansas City Metro KCRAR or Missouri and Kansas Real Estate Commission or Nationwide.

Our local MLS has an agreement with Point2 Agent Syndication. I understand that several syndication are fating each other. Who wins in that case, AR with RealBird or Point2?

I would real appreciate any answer to those questions.

Have you all a Great Day

Realtor Timo KC

Mar 25, 2010 04:44 AM #23
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