Mortgage and Lending with Tropical State Mortgage (TropicalStateMortgage.com)


I just had to share this with the ActiveRain community so you can see the POWER of blogging and keywords.  I responded to the ActiveRain's Fourth of July Hyper Local Challenge and really only responded for the free 1,000 points.  The challenge was to write about a Local 4th of July event and use keywords in the blog.  Sounded easy enough.  I hurried and wrote my blog post on the annual 4th of July Firework display held on South Beach.  I posted the blog at 11:13 am yesterday (7/3/10) and found out that the blog was in the #2 position for the keyword "4th of July South Beach".  This was pretty remarkable considering that it was placing #2 out of over 51 Million results!  This challenge has shown me alot concerning the power of the internet, proper keyword placement, keeping it LOCAL, and using ActiveRain as the catalyst!  Can you imagine how I will now use this newfound information and demonstration towards my mortgage marketing?  There are REAL FIREWORKS now going off in my mind.  Enjoy the 4th!

Comments (38)

R. Michael Brown
R. Michael Brown LLC Digital Marketing & Public Relations - West Palm Beach, FL
Communication that increases sales!

Great example!

Jul 04, 2010 04:17 PM
Akali D.
Tropical State Mortgage (TropicalStateMortgage.com) - North Miami Beach, FL
FHA Loans -- FHA Mortgages -- TropicalStateMortgage.com

I thank everyone for the wonderful feedback and for my FIRST FEATURED POST!  I love you guys! :)

Jul 04, 2010 06:11 PM
Harry Logan
RE/MAX executives realty - Winnipeg, MB
Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed!

That's very impressive Akali!  Congratulations and thanks for sharing this!

Jul 04, 2010 06:41 PM
Aaron Vaughn, REALTOR© 830-358-0455
eXp Realty - Canyon Lake, TX
My knowledge is your power | eXp Realty


I just love happy stories like this one! Congrats on the juice ... and placement ... and success.

Jul 04, 2010 06:48 PM
Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA
Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties - Clarksburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

That is what Hyper Locall is all about.. .Great job!

Jul 05, 2010 01:29 AM
Kathryn Maguire
GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881 - Chesapeake, VA
Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach

Thanks for showing this Akali!  You can't argue the facts.  Mine did not rank as high as yours so I obviously have a lot to learn.  That is my plan for this week!

Jul 05, 2010 01:41 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Akali, congratulations! Looks like you broke the code on hyper local blogging. Good job!

Jul 05, 2010 01:50 AM
Christa Ross
RE/MAX Select Realty - REALTOR and Green Homes Specialist - Pittsburgh, PA
Helping you buy and sell Pittsburgh's Best Homes

Wow, those are great results.

Jul 05, 2010 02:20 AM
Kameela Wardsworth
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC


Jul 05, 2010 02:23 AM
Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
Luxury Home Specialists

Akali, this shows the power of the internet. Even if people were looking for fireworks and not necessarily an agent or lender during their search, this added exposure, considering the time spent on the post, was definitely worth it.

Jul 05, 2010 02:41 AM
Noah Levy
Coldwell Banker - Highland Park, IL
Coldwell Banker Highland Park IL

Congrats on the feature and getting to the #2 spot in google - it is amazing what blogging can do!

Jul 05, 2010 02:56 AM
Malik Crichlow
GoodBuy Homes NJ Essex & Union County Real Estate specialist - Maplewood, NJ
Maplewood,SouthOrange,Union Real estate

Hey Akali, Great job, the power of the internet and keywords are stronger than most know.  I am glad you did so well, Good Luck to you and all that you do!!!

Jul 05, 2010 03:38 AM
Claire Record
Keller Williams Realty--Boerne Hill Country - Boerne, TX

Wow!  That's great! Your title made all the difference!

Jul 05, 2010 03:45 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I came back for a standing ovation...........

Jul 05, 2010 04:18 AM
Speed Equity® Mortgage Acceleration System
Speed Equity® - Olympia, WA
We help your clients Own Their Homes Years Sooner

Akali, thank you for sharing your success - and well deserved too.

It just highlights what an important service AR provides us. I'm a newbie and going to try it out myself.

Jul 05, 2010 05:37 AM
Phil Stevenson, CRMP
PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630 - Miami, FL
"Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas

Hi Akali, I have just recently started blogging on AR, and I have often wondered if this would be good for a Mortgage Professional to dedicate time to.  And it seems that it is.  Its all about exposure, and you, a Miami Mortgage Broker have proven that I am doing the right thing.  Thanks!

Jul 05, 2010 05:45 AM
Tom Larsen
The Larsen Protection Team - Williamsville, NY
We Shop, You Save!

That is pretty awesome for someone new to activerain and getting that position is pretty amazing.

Jul 05, 2010 07:24 AM
John Howard
Century 21 LeMac Realty - Mountain Home, AR
GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614

Akali,  Good for you!  The power of the rain!

Jul 05, 2010 07:44 AM
The Somers Team
The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
Delivering Real Estate Happiness

Wowsa !!! Very cool !  Gotta love that google juice : )

Jul 05, 2010 11:15 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Akali, Awesome – Congratulations on such a quick well ranked localism post! Way to Go!

Jul 05, 2010 05:34 PM