Thanks to Active Rain, I've got an SEO-Optimized Website Up & Running (and getting better every day!)

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors BK3216615

When I first showed up here about six months back, I had no idea what SEO WAS, much less how to optimize it!

 

Now, thanks to all of you (and a special shout out to Brad Andersohn and Jeremy Blanton who seem to provide me with new homework every day!) I think I'm finally...FINALLY....beginning to get it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Active Rain, I have turned into a butt-expanding blogging machine! Posting 3 blogs or so a week is whipping my raindrops into a full-fledged storm!

 

I have turned into an obsessed self-Googler as a result.  For SHAME!

 

Anyway.....after reading so much information I thought my eyeballs would fall out, it dawned on me that I needed an agent website that could build on my SEO optimization thingamabob.

 

 

 

 

And so, without further ado, I invite you all to check it out....

 

The new......

 

The (hopefully, MUCH) improved......

 

GATORNATIONRELOCATION.COM!!!

 

Realizing I am still just a mere blip of a drip in training, I would appreciate any feedback you might have....compliments are also warmly accepted (oh, and feel free to lie).  :)

 

Have a great day, everyone.....and THANK YOU, to EVERYONE, for all of your help!!

 

I LOVE THE RAIN!!!

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Coleen DeGroff, MBA - REALTOR

eXp Realty


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Rainer
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Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS
iTexas Realty Co. - San Antonio, TX

It's so inspiring that you are doing so well and enjoying yourself so much!  Love the website name.

Oct 20, 2009 05:15 PM #1
Rainer
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Coleen DeGroff
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors - Gainesville, FL
Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL

Hi Sara and Steve,

Thanks for the compliment!  Yup, I'm having a BLAST!!  If I'm going to be in business for myself, there dang WELL better be a bunch of fun involved!  Hope you are enjoying yourselves as well....thanks so much for stopping by!  :)

Oct 20, 2009 05:19 PM #2
Rainer
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David O'Doherty
Raleigh Realty Inc - Clayton, NC
Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC

Coleen, that's a nice looking web site, I am in the process of getting a new one after having a dud for a year. I am looking at Point to Agent

Oct 20, 2009 11:09 PM #3
Rainer
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Coleen DeGroff
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors - Gainesville, FL
Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL

Hi David,

Thanks! I actually just changed over from Point2Agent.....the reason I chose RealtySoft was because of ease of use, and the way in which you can add IDX service (I only pay $200/year for that part) that actually get spidered by Google (not even sure I'm even using the correct words....but something like if you offer a home search on your website, and you're basically "framing" the MLS onto your site, Google doesn't see that.)  I signed up with RealtySoft for a year so it's costing me about $20/month (plus the $200 annual IDX fee to my MLS) and I get more Google juice than I did with the Point2 site which cost me more.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Oct 21, 2009 04:05 AM #4
Rainer
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Douglas Fischer
East Oahu Realty - Selling Honolulu, Hawaii Condos - Honolulu, HI

Great website!  Great Blog!  You go girl!!!  I especially loved your line, "butt-expanding blogging machine!"......Unfortunately, I understand that comment all too much. ; )

Oct 21, 2009 07:47 AM #5
Rainer
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Coleen DeGroff
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors - Gainesville, FL
Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL

Hi Doug - Thanks for stopping by!  If I wasn't so good at the blogging thing, I'd probably weigh 25 pounds less! :)

Oct 21, 2009 09:52 AM #6
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Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

I promise every time you post a new post Google will love you even more! Activerain is a wonderful site, once you figure out how to harness the power of it.

 Todd Clark - www.LivingBeaverton.com

Oct 22, 2009 11:59 AM #7
Rainer
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Coleen DeGroff
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors - Gainesville, FL
Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL

Hi Todd,

You're so right!! And thank you for your posts as well....I find I've been relying on them quite a bit lately! :)

Oct 22, 2009 12:08 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Christine Bohn
RE/MAX Professionals - Gainesville, FL
The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL

Coleen - YOU GO GIRL !!!!   Great Job!   And wonderful mentors (Brad and Jason) - Brad will tell you that I don't hesitate to pick up the phone and ask his advise on "stuff". 

Oct 23, 2009 12:43 PM #9
Rainer
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Coleen DeGroff
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors - Gainesville, FL
Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL

Thanks Chris!  :)  I wonder if you and I will be the only Gainesville realtors attending the virtual REBar Camp in November.....Allison....where you at, girl??

 

We've got to band together and REPRESENT!!  Power to the Gators! :)

Oct 23, 2009 03:48 PM #10
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Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium - Upper Marlboro, MD
A doctor who makes house calls.

Congratulations on the new site.  I'm going to check it out now.  Here's hoping it brings you lots of business.

Oct 24, 2009 10:21 AM #11
Rainer
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Coleen DeGroff
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors - Gainesville, FL
Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL

Thanks, Doc! ;)

Oct 24, 2009 10:24 AM #12
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Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium - Upper Marlboro, MD
A doctor who makes house calls.

The new site looks great.  I also checked out the Sebastian Ferrero foundation and it seems like a wonderful charity.  I can only imagine the courage it took them to start the foundation after losing their son.  Thanks for highlighting it.

Oct 24, 2009 10:26 AM #13
Rainer
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Coleen DeGroff
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors - Gainesville, FL
Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL

Thanks Stacey!  The Ferreros are incredibly generous and lovely people. They have dedicated their lives to spearheading the effort to get a standalone, full-service children's hospital built in Gainesville.  Sebastian's story has touched the heart of the community, and over the past two years more than $6.5 million has been raised towards the goal.

 

Thanks for stopping by!  So....are you changing your slogan or what?  :)

 

 

Oct 24, 2009 11:39 AM #14
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