Short and Sweet Blogging Inspirations - Gotta Love Google Alerts!

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with CyberSunshine, Inc.

Whether you are a seasoned blogger or just getting started, its always good to go back to basics and check yourself to make sure that you are covering all bases.  I found this article today and wanted to share it with you:

Inspiration for your Company Blog

Pay special attention to the Google Alerts point. Google Alerts is a great tool for getting news feeds straight to your desktop. If you're not familiar with it or are not using it, be sure to check it out. You can sign up to get alerts anytime information that matches your keywords appears in Google. As an example, I am originally from Wisconsin so I am signed up to receive news alerts anytime my city appears. I am also signed up to receive news alerts for the word 'REALTOR' so I can keep on top of what everyone is up to in the news! To sign up, click here.

Where Google alerts is most helpful to your business is when you can get information on local market news. Be the first to share and disseminate the information through your blog or Facebook Fan page and your clients will appreciate that you are a one-stop shop for everything local.

Finally, I also happen to love their suggestion to get guest writers. Check your list of friends and business associates and start thinking about how they could offer your clients beneficial information. Whether its a friend in the mortgage and finance business, real estate law, title companies or maybe even your company's broker, ask them to be a guest to your blog. Decide on a topic ahead of time and be sure to promo your guest to gain interest. Once they've posted, be sure to spread the word through your various social media sites. If you can bring new, interesting and unique content to your blog, you'll be able to capture readers again and again. 

 

 

Comments (4)

Kate Wheeler
Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor - Murphy, NC
CCIM - Murphy NC Real Estate for Sale

Cassandra, those are helpful tips, especially the one about guest writers.  What a great way to give someone else positive PR and get a day off at the same time!

Sep 17, 2009 07:04 AM
Sandy McKee
Sunstreet Mortgage - Tucson, AZ

Hi Cassandra,

Thank you for the tips. I have already signed up for the alerts. Take care, Sandy

Sep 17, 2009 07:15 AM
Ken Tracy
Coldwell Banker Residential - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Hi Cassandra.  I don't do much with Google Alerts.  I have one set up for my name, but that is it...

I am looking forward to my last 10 facebook page tips!

Ken

Sep 17, 2009 01:08 PM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Thank you, Cassandra.  Another useful piece of information to run with.

Sep 20, 2009 11:10 AM