YOU NEED Catchy Titles - Like, how to get out of a traffic ticket...

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX of Valencia CA - Paris911 BRE# 01238257

If you have a past, which we all do - you will have something to add to the title of your post, here on active rain and on your own personal blog.

The title is key to any good blogging effort.  Most authors and blog writers start with the content and come up with the title later in the finishing process.

There are a lot of good resources out there for you to subscribe to chalked full of information about "best blogging practices" and the how, "content is king". (see below)

With all of the SEO companies out there, I am sure you have gotten the call, "Hi, this is Todd, how are you today? (you know - SALES CALL...) - I am with XMAC Web Optimization and we are calling Representing Google (I wonder if google knows?) - We have been getting over 75 inquiries a month from people searching on Google for "Stevenson Ranch CA homes for Sale" - We are looking for a top notch agent that specialized in the Stevenson Ranch area so we can give them this business.  This month, you can take advantage of us waiving up the $99.00 set up fee and start for just $49 a month.""

A couple of issues - Pay per click has it's place, but as I said earlier, "content is king".  If you are reading this on Active Rain - you already know this well.

"Representing Google..." - Google Approved - Google Authorized (all shaky ground - Google is the only vendor authorized by Google.

"We have been getting..." - Problem, they have not personally been getting anything - they are running Adwords Searches to see what the key search phrases are for a particular city.  They then go to google themselves and see who the folks are on page 1 and 2 - Then the Cold Calling Starts (I call them warm calls - but I'm optimistic...)

"Searching on Google for..." - Those pesky keywords - you should know yours - if you don't go into Google Adwords - if you don't have a gmail account get one - you don't have to sign up for pay per click or give them any money - then start having the system perform a search for your niche Real Estate market.

Then, write with those keywords with front of mind awareness - don't keyword stuff - but keep them on the forefront of your mind while you are writing the next Pulitzer Prize winning blog post!

If it were that great of a deal, you would be seeking them out, wouldn't you???

If you like this - would you please submit it for a Featured Post on Active Rain - It would make me so happy - In fact, if I would be any more happier - I'd be twins.... - Thanks 

(if you have not noticed - the above statement, asking you to recommend me to AR as a Featured post is there for a reason - I want to win the Toaster...JK - but more importantly demonstrate an important point.  Make sure you are asking on your blog for the reader to re-tweet, facebook like, and subscribe - ask within the text - It does not hurt to ask! - IF they have found it of value - they will!!! - I Promise)

BTW - The "how to get out of a traffic ticket" thing - I posted that on our business blog here.

Some of my most read Blogging Websites you ask:

Copy Blogger - Awesome.  More fun than skipping rocks

Real Estate Tomato - Awesome.  Better than a sharp stick in the eye

WPCandy - Awesome.  Rivals sitting in Gridlock Traffic

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Barb & Sal Dragotta
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Connor...you have asked & I will follow through; always enjoy your subtle tips & your cleverness.  You know, however, it is a sad day when you don't get phone calls--but rather only email encouraging you to add to your google experience. Hum-m-m, must be doing something wrong around here.  Like the "I call them warm calls" mow that IS optimism/ Have  a great rest of the week.

Barb

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