WOW! ZOWIE! HUBBA HUBAA! - MY LOCALISM POST MADE NUMBER 2 ON GOOGLE OVERNIGHT

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I'm speechless.  I cannot believe this.  In reality I have no idea how it happened or what mysterious chant I invoked for these results.

I'm pretty new out here and have been somewhat overwhelmed by all I had to absorb. Each day I make a little more progress.  All the acronyms are mind boggling.  Trying to make sense of tags short or long, meta tags, seo, rss, YIKES!  I really feel like a minnow in the big blue sea.

The Localism contest - 1,000 points every other day really got my interest.  Being new I was light in the point department.  I read the requirements carefully. That means I did it a couple of times to be sure it understood it.  I read Brad's post on the HOW TO add tags to your post for google.  I never had a clue how google picked up content to order it in a search.  I kept referring to Brad's post and made a list of everything I needed to touch on so I would not forget a step.

Last night I wrote my first business blog for Localism.  It took me forever to push the POST button.  My hand hovered on the mouse putting it off.  I was not sure if I had accomplished anything more than I usually do. Getting lost in cyber space.

I had no intention of checking the google position of my post because I believed my efforts were in vain.  But for some reason this morning I decided to take a peak.

 DON'T LAUGH WHEN YOU SEE HOW I PASTED THIS!!!!!!!!!!

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THERE I WAS AT NUMBER 2 ON THE HIT PARADE. 

OK!! SO YOU DID LAUGH! I still don't know how to get a snap shot of the google page to come over to the blog.

When I changed my search to Bars Peckville Pennsylvania - AJ's also came up in the second spot.

Thanks Brad so much for your tutorials.  I can't say for sure I understand why what I did worked, but I'm getting a lot better at following directions.

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Charlie Ragonesi
AllMountainRealty.com - Big Canoe, GA
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Great post and I am glad to see you made it. I am trying to post a link as well thanks for the info and I will keep trying

Jul 31, 2009 12:20 AM #1
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Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company - Columbia, SC

Keep cataloging and indexing these kinds of posts and you will see more amazing results. Make sure you tie in your website.

Jul 31, 2009 12:20 AM #2
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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
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Wonderful . .congratulations. . .BTW to capture what you see in your screen. .simply press CTRL PRINT at the same time.

It will COPY the screen. . like in copy & paste

then you can transfer the image to photoshop or any other photo program you are using now.

Jul 31, 2009 12:22 AM #3
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Laura, What is cataloging and indexing?  I forgot to add my website = got to keep that on my list too.  thanks

Charlie, I'm not sure if there is tutorial for print screen - I'm hoping someone else will tell me how to fix it.

Jul 31, 2009 12:23 AM #4
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Michael Setunsky
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Bonnie, the mystery of blogging looks like it is paying off for you. Great job and nice post.

Jul 31, 2009 12:25 AM #5
Rainer
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Bonnie that is awesome, the whole blogging, tagging, SEO is a jungle out there, I have been at this awhile and still trying to untangle all of it.  I do know that what Brad's post says works if you follow it.  I printed it out to have as a handy dandy reference.  GOOD JOB Bonnie!!

Jul 31, 2009 12:29 AM #6
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Oh, thank you Fernando and Mike.  I'm so excited today.  Now I have to get serious about fixing our web site.  It's gotten tired and dusty.

Fernando, thank you for the info on the print screen. I did try to transfer into a photo program but I think I made a mistake because I first pasted to a page and then tried to copy that. 

ONWARD AND UPWARD!

Jul 31, 2009 12:32 AM #7
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Bonnie Vaughan
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CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Gail - Brad is AWESOME!  I too printed it out but I had to write it in steps on a note pad to get it into my brain.

Thanks Charlie - I'm hoping some other folks will get inspired.  That's what keeps me chipping away - reading other success stories.

Jul 31, 2009 12:47 AM #8
Rainmaker
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It is all in the packaging.  Think about it when you go to others blogs the next time.\

Shelton

Jul 31, 2009 12:55 AM #9
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Bob Haywood
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Sometimes it doesn't even take overnight.  I've seen some of mine shoot to the top in less than an hour.  Stay after it and you'll be amazed at the exposure you'll gain!

Jul 31, 2009 01:16 AM #10
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Patricia Aulson
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate - Exeter, NH
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Way to to go  bonnie.

 

Good for you!

 Patricia Aulson/portsmouth nh

Jul 31, 2009 01:32 AM #11
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Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Bonnie, Good post. Thanks for sharing.

Best - Sash

Jul 31, 2009 02:00 AM #12
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Irene Tron
Valparaiso, IN

Congratulations!  I'm excited for you. 

Jul 31, 2009 03:00 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Thank you all for your kind posts.  I appreciate your encouragement.  I tried bringing google into the post again but no luck. That has me stymied.

Jul 31, 2009 06:11 AM #14
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C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Haaaaaa! I'm sorry, I laughed. Couldn't help myself. Go join Club Chaos so we can keep an eye on you and teach you how to do screen shots for your blog (LOL). Great stuff!!! Seriously ;-)

Aug 01, 2009 02:22 PM #15
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C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Hold down the control key, then hit the "PrtScn" button (print screen). Open a blank/new Photoshop or Word document and select edit, then paste. Your screen shot will show up:

Looks like you're in first place (LOL). Cool. :-)

 

Aug 01, 2009 02:30 PM #16
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Bonnie Vaughan
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CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Thanks Carolyn - I got the print screen and the paste into word document and then all hell breaks loose. 
Cannot figure out how to get to go in the Wordpress doc that AR is using.  I can't save it as a JPG so what do I do?  GRRRRR

Aug 01, 2009 03:34 PM #17
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Bonnie Vaughan
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Carolyn,  I think I did join club Chaos after I saw your post on the house with all the trash.  I loved it.

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