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Fourth of July - Weather is Calling for "Rains" Over Most US Cities

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Fourth of July Weather is Calling for "Rains" Over Most US Cities

The national weather and climate control at ActiveRain is forecasting HUGE Rainstorms all across the country via the ActiveRain Community and Network.  It's time to bring out your FireWORKS, or put them away.  Sorry, this post almost started off sounding like some type of warning news or a sad attempt at a press release.   ha-ha...

Over the past few years, we have tracked an increase/spike in traffic, particularly over the Fourth of July Weekend.   We're looking for "Local Fourth of July" posts to feature over the next few days.  If you have any events, parties, fireworks, concerts etc. in your local areas, we need your posts.   We're looking for posts that are well written with hyper local content for your geographic areas.  Keep in mind that consumers in your area are looking for this same stuff too.  What better way to give them what they need and potentially lead them to your local Blogs. 

As one of the most popular Holiday's draws closer, we thought this would be a great chance to give members a heads up so that Google will have some time to find your posts, featured or not.  Here's one quick tip:  One way to successfully do this is to make sure your Blog Post Title's include area specific location information, and that your first 1 or 2 sentences includes precise event or location details.  As you know, when people search Google, results found are most often by their titles, and only the first sentence or two appears in the search results. 

This is important in order to get found on Google and also, to get "keyword searchers" to click on YOUR links and read. 

  • Maybe Something Like This as an idea or sample...

Fourth of July Event - Fireworks Over San Francisco, CA. - World Famous Fireworks Display
World Famous Fourth of July Fireworks over San Francisco, CA.  This is the most spectacular event being held in the Bay Area.  Looking for something different to do this 4th of July?  Entertainment, Great Food, World Famous Fireworks Display, FREE parking, and more all located at the Pier in San Francisco, CA. from 4:00-11:00pm. Bart transportation running every 15 minutes.

Wouldn't it be great having this sample show up somewhere in the top 5 on Google tomorrow?

  1. San Francisco 4th of July Celebrations - Fourth of July in San ...

    A guide to San Francisco 4th of July fireworks and celebrations. The guide includes information on festivals as well as fireworks cruises on San Francisco Bay.
    sanfrancisco.about.com/od/.../qt/sffourthofjuly.htm - Cached - Similar -
  2. Fourth of July Fireworks in San Francisco - July 4th Fireworks and ...

    Map showing places where you can view the 4th of July fireworks on San Francisco Bay. Includes information on Fourth of July celebrations in San Francisco ...
    sanfrancisco.about.com/library/sfmaps/bljuly4map.htm - Cached - Similar -
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  3. CBS 5 - San Francisco Bay Area's source for news, weather, traffic ...

    San Francisco Bay Area news, weather, traffic and sports. ... the number one question every Fourth of July: Where can you watch the fireworks this year? ...
    cbs5.com/ - Cached - Similar -
  4. Fourth of July Event - Fireworks over San Francisco, CA - World Famous Fireworks ...

    World Famous Fourth of July Fireworks over San Francisco, CA.  This is the most spectacular event being held in the Bay Area. activebradsblog.com/ - Cached - Similar -

You've got nothing to lose with an "explosion" of opportunity like this.  I hope you'll take advantage, and start getting those "Local Neighborhood and Community Fourth of July" posts up. 

Are you still here?  Why aren't you gone yet and writing that "Fourth Of July" post for your area?  There are people out there searching for things to do in your area right now while you're sitting here reading this!  In advance, CONGRATS on your featured post. :-)

Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

THis was a fun post to do, cuz I involved a bunch of people http://activerain.com/blogsview/1138400/4th-of-july-celebrations-between-denver-and-boulder-colorado

Jul 02, 2009 12:25 PM
The Somers Team
The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
Delivering Real Estate Happiness

Brad - Rock on !  This was on my mind to do... am running a little behind !

Jul 02, 2009 12:55 PM
The Somers Team
The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
Delivering Real Estate Happiness

Thanks for the homework assignment:

July 4th Fireworks and Sheryl Crow in Philadelphia !

Jul 02, 2009 01:22 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

OK Teach, take a look at Delray Beach's Fourth of July

This was a fun "homework" assignment!

Jul 02, 2009 02:40 PM
Joannie Williams
J.Williams Home Staging LLC. - Lake Charles, LA

Thanks Brad, off to write mine...Thanks for the push..Your the best

Jul 02, 2009 02:49 PM
Al Dobbs
ADD Real Estate - North Chicago, IL

There are some really smart people on AR. Thanks for sharing

Jul 02, 2009 02:57 PM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

I just got this really nice email from another member and wanted to share it.  Thanks John.  :-)


"The first thing I did when I awoke this morning was hit a google search engine with "what's happening in Leucadia on the 4th of July?" Our blog popped up at the top.  I tried a few other tags and walla still at the top. Boy were you ever spot on about optimization and timing for special events. I've already passed it along to my friends at our little Coast News publication and YELP San Diego, a local blog. Thanks again."


ActiveRainers: I just wanted to add that it doesn't have to be 4th of July to make this happen with every post you write.  I just used Independence Day as a way to show the power of AR and YOUR Blogs here.  Google doesn't care what day it is, they just want well written content formatted in a certain way, and this post demonstrates a couple key things to know in making this all work for you. 

Take this lesson and learning experience with you for the rest of your Blogging days.

Now go have a great and safe 4th of July weekend.  :-))

Jul 03, 2009 02:42 AM
Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas

It hasn't rained in like 2 months in Houston. The usual fire work wars will have to wait until New Years. Instead we're going to play hide n' seek with the neighbors.

Jul 03, 2009 03:42 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT


Thank you for the tips.  I will keep them in mind for future posts.

Gerry's AR signature 

Jul 17, 2009 09:48 AM
Mark Menzella
RE/Advantage - Fairfield, NJ
We build websites for REALTORS®

Just popped over here from your other post.  Love localism blogging for agents. That is where the success stories come from.

Jul 17, 2009 10:16 PM
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri 314-775-2050 - Des Peres, MO


This is great info.  Thank you so much for all your ideas.  Do you sleep?

Ann Hayden in lovely Wildwood, Missouri

Jul 23, 2009 08:25 AM
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

It's amazing what you can do in the rain! Non stop fireworks! 

Jul 25, 2009 08:07 AM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Lizette - YES! We're hoping for year-round fireworks here in the "rain!"  :-)

Jul 25, 2009 09:14 AM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Brad, are you a Google junkie? lol I'm beginning to get it!


Jul 28, 2009 03:06 PM
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Thanks again for the tips, Brad!

Jan 18, 2010 02:23 PM
Waynette Hoover Araj
Keller Williams Realty - Asheboro, NC
Connecting your Dreams with the Right Real Estate

K, posts like this one are prime examples of why I follow your stuff, Brad, and why I love AR so much.

I immediately posted a blog about the Fourth of July stuff in Asheboro, NC. I posted to AR, Localism, and I have a Wordpress blog as well.

Here's hoping for great results!

Thanks so much for your valuable advice.


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Jun 30, 2010 09:06 AM
Don J. Shead
Southwest Financial Alliance - Spokane, WA

That's a great idea Brad.  Thanks for the post.


Nov 29, 2010 08:37 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

It wouldn't feel like the fourth of July if it didn't rain that day here in south Florida. Hoping for the best!

Jun 29, 2011 01:53 AM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Marco - thanks for the comment, I had almost forgotten that I wrote this two years ago.  I had to re-read it to see what I wrote.  After doing so, I stand behind these traffic stats and encourage folks to create content about local events and holidays if they want additional exposure that's being sought out by the neighbors and community.

Jun 29, 2011 05:02 AM
Ingri Boe-Wiegaard
Acupuncture Center-Wilton, Fairfield,Bethel, CT - Fairfield, CT
Acupuncture: Treat pain, weight loss, stress

Brad- love the 4th and anything that is spectacular, like your work....

will subscribe to your blogs. I am a newbie

Jul 16, 2011 11:22 AM