New blogger looking for secrets?

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I am  new to blogging but since I started a week ago, I can see how it can get addicting.    Good thing for DVR because once you bog, it hard to shut down your computer.  I am wondering though, if anyone has types to help my feed.  Do I need to attach other websites to my blog?   Can I use AR as my blog on my website, or do I need to make up a new blog?  Any helpful hints from the professionals would be great!  If I sell real estate in the Bay area, do I need to incorporate those words in my daily blogs, or just become the expert about somethng that wil evevtually make me the expert with Google? 

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Rainmaker
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Debbie Cook
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc - Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
I think you should use ACTIVE RAIN Blog linked to you website. Wish I had thought of that a long time ago - it will help you with SEO.
Oct 06, 2007 11:43 AM #1
Rainer
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Laura Jecker
Prudential New Jersey Properties - Vernon, NJ
Try spending some time in the newbies group they have a lot of info and you can ask questions there as well. Good luck you will catch on on quickly.
Oct 06, 2007 11:44 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Kimberly Moore
Chase International - South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The webiste link is a great idea.  Do most realtors use AR or build their own blog site? 
Oct 06, 2007 11:47 AM #3
Rainer
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Melissa Schnieders
Melissa Schnieders Photography - Wichita, KS
Kimberly,  there's more good info on this site than I could ever read!  One very important feature that I missed as a newbie was the search button.  It's amazing what you can find on here!  Also, I think this guy rocks!  Click the link and read his blog... 
Oct 06, 2007 11:50 AM #4
Rainer
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Allen C. Wright
RealtyU - Aliso Viejo, CA
NS, AHS, REPS
Link to ActiveRain ... Blog and COMMENT regularly, place key words in your profile, but write what you feel.  Read other blogs like www.RealBlogging.com to learn other view points
Oct 06, 2007 12:15 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Kimberly Moore
Chase International - South Lake Tahoe, CA
Why Settle For Less When You Can Have Moore
Key words in my profile that relate to my real estate area is what you mean? 
Oct 06, 2007 12:26 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Kate Bourland
Marketing with Kate - Redding, CA
Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing
My advise is to pick a theme and try to stick with it.  In the beginning you find yourself wandering all over the board.  Having a theme and an area of expertise helps build your brand and your identity!!
Oct 06, 2007 12:45 PM #7
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Rich Jacobson
Fathom Realty West Sound - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
Kimberly - Welcome to the ActiveRain community! You will no doubt find tremendous value and benefits to your time and involvement here. The Rain is a great place to get your blogging feet wet. Many of us have progressed onto having our own stand-alone local blogsite. I think that should be your long term strategy. I would recommend having someone create your blogsite, like the Real Estate Tomato, or RSS Pieces. I wouldn't incorporate it into your current website unless it is currently ranking well, which I highly doubt. Learn the blogging ropes here. This is a great place to develop your writing skills and to learn what constitutes good, quality, and effective blogging. Plus, AR gets amazing SEO results. And that will translate into biz! Feel free to ask any questions along the way. I grew up in Livermore, so I know your market very well.....
Oct 06, 2007 01:01 PM #8
Rainer
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Seth Callen
Farmers Insurance - Lawton, OK
Make a Widget for your blog and you can add it to your website and it will automatically update whenever you add a blog entry on AR.  Go to Widgetbox.com to make the widget. 
Oct 06, 2007 03:17 PM #9
Rainer
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Stig Bergquist
Keller Williams Real Estate CHMC - Newton, MA

I have found all of your comments extremely helpful. So many have said to 'write a blog'. In looking at the content that some write, one wonders what might constitute an interesting, let alone original, idea of what to blog about. One thing that I have noted is that ActiveRain blogs seem to be  referenced everywhere. Thanks to all.

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