Using ActiveRain SideBar Links in Your Favor

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Igoe Realty P.A.

This is a great Blog for those that don't know about links and utilizing them, thanks for posting it, I am going to repost it.

Original content by Tammy Emineth

Are you using the ActiveRain sidebar link location to the best of it's ability? Did you know every time you post a blog those links are counted as a back link? Granted, they are not as heavy on the back link scale as say a back link from a .gov or .edu site but they still count and every little bit adds up.side bar links, activerain links

The best way to utilize those links is to find the best keyword for whatever you are pointing the link to. DO NOT use the link phrase "my website" as this means nothing about your site. You don't want to be found for the keyword "my website".

You can point those links to anywhere you want, as many as you want! Google really only likes pages with less than 100 links but recognizes ActiveRain to be a blogging platform and will naturally have more links on the page.

Remember these things when adding links to your sidebar:

  • Use each domain only once - Google will only count one exact domain for each keyword phrase. Don't add 10 links with different keywords all pointing to the exact same address. Use your main keyword for the homepage of your website and sub pages should have links of their own like this -

Walla Walla Real Estate

Walla Walla County Home Values

Walla Walla Washington

Each are directed to the same website but different pages. These count now as three back links to the site, one link each for each page.

  • Don't use generic terms such as "my facebook page" or "My linked in profile" - Use your keywords here too.

Bozeman Real Estate on Facebook

News about Bozeman Real Estate

(While these can be used in your links, to get people to follow you it's best to use them in your signature as icons)

  • Don't neglect the power of your profile for links as well - Google indexes your profile as well even if you are not an Rainmaker. Make sure you utilize the space there to promote not only yourself and your business but your links as well.
  • Click on the [add/remove] link next to the link bar and simply add the url. It's really very easy.

Here are some more helpful tips about keywords and back links.



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Comments (1)

Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Frenchtown, MT
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

Thanks Jeanette for the re-blog! I really appreciate it! :) Have a great day

Jul 27, 2011 03:43 AM