7 SEO Secrets to Dominate your Local Market

Services for Real Estate Pros with The Legacy Group

Original content by Jon Washburn

All of these suggestions are free to implement and will generate very high quality incoming links and a pretty healthy amount of traffic.

You can use your ActiveRain profile just fine with each of these items but you will likely generate the best results with your own Individual Blog. (If you don't have an Individual Blog yet click here to get one.)

Please note that pretty much all of the items below require that you have a free account with the applicable website.

1. Submit yourself to Google Local. Make sure to put in your blog or profile URL in the website entry form field.

2. Add your blog to Local.Yahoo.com.

3. Submit your blog to Yelp! 

4. Create a blog post for everyone of your listings and submit the URL to Google Base.

5. Create a blog post for everyone of your listings and submit the URL to Craigslist.

6. Add links to your website, ActiveRain profile, and your Individual blog, on your LinkedIn profile page.  Your LinkedIn profile is second only to your ActiveRain profile in terms of Google Juice.

7. Add yourself to YellowPages.com. The search engines tap this database to populate their Local search results.

(The cow above looks very dominating; similar to the way you will look to your competitors if you implement these strategies.  In case you were wondering, that is why I chose it as the picture for this post.)

Comments (4)

Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Thank you!!!!!!!!

Sep 02, 2009 11:57 AM
Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes

Thanks for all the great information.  It is so time consuming to search for all this stuff, so I really, really appreciate it when someone pops up with some freebies.  I will check all this out.

Sep 02, 2009 11:58 AM
Brooke Villano
The Legacy Group - Puyallup, WA

I feel the same ways ladies...it's so nice to have other people re-post really useful information!! Anytime I see great information I will share!

Sep 04, 2009 09:31 AM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Thanks for reblogging this simple and easy to follow list of powerful ways to increase search engine ranking.

Nov 01, 2010 06:18 PM