7 SEO Secrets to Dominate your Local Market

Reblogger Blake Rickels
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 302690

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.)


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Lori Bowers
La Quinta, CA
The Lori Bowers Group

Thank You Blake!

Oct 26, 2009 06:28 AM #1
Kinetic Knowledge
Kinetic Knowledge - Brielle, NJ
Digital Marketing Agency

Can you explain how Google juice is affiliated w' active RAIN?

Oct 27, 2009 07:38 AM #2

Google Juice is the ethereal substance which flows between web pages via their hyperlinks (in both directions!). I don't know if I wrote that to where it makes sense or not but if not just let me know and I will try to reinterpret what it means.


Oct 27, 2009 10:57 AM #3
Kinetic Knowledge
Kinetic Knowledge - Brielle, NJ
Digital Marketing Agency

Sure, google juice is ethereal or, more simply put, delicate. But never simple.

Google's algorithm is known to compare pages or sources of information [i.e. knoxville tn real estate] in over 200 different ways [via heuristics or signals] and those are changed and/or re- weighted almost weekly due [mostly] to gaming tactics. Linking, for instance, is the most obvious gaming tactic.

Google has an interest in serving up the best answers to a search. If they do, it's likely that person will search again and again and 1 / 10 will click on an add/ PPC. Other words, it's the reliable organic search results that drives search loyalty. Loyalty drives or equals Google PPC revenue. So, it's in their best interest to serve up 'the best organic results.'

Targeting organic SEO with your blog should be centered 1.) on web page optimization [proper content creation], 2.) off web page optimization [the activity that stems from that content] and 3.) in web page optimization  [site/ page crawler friendliness.]

Ultimately, the army of PHDs that work on Google's algorithm know what a network of blogs is so it's unlikely that AR is a silver bullet. If you're seeing "Google Juice" it's likely because you created good content.

Try this: Confused By Search Engine Optimization? Try This ‘Laypersons Guide To Understanding SEO'

Oct 28, 2009 01:13 AM #4
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (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 06:19 PM #5
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