Accidental SEO: I must be doing SOMETHING right! But What???

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Home Inspector with VICO Home Inspection NACHI07070602

Cheryl, These tips are without a doubt the best way for me to increase my "google juice".  Thanks for the info.  I will bookmark these tips so that I don't miss any of your helpful hints.

Original content by Cheryl Dickson
Accidental SEO: I must be doing SOMETHING right! But What???

Yesterday I posted about the Challenge I'm completing that requires writing 2 posts about SEO.
I'm supposed to TEACH YOU SOMETHING I DID TO INCREASE my SEO.

Yesterday I told you about the BEST thing I did to increase my search engine visibility, and that was to Join ActiveRain and become a RAINMAKER.

 STEP 1) Join ActiveRain! Then become a RainMaker!

   PLUS  

Today, I'm going to tell you, that anything else besides Step 1 above that I've done to increase my SEO has been PURE LUCK! I managed to increase my SEO purely by accident. Following are the things I've done because I HOPED they would help. I have no idea which ones worked, but I think they ALL have helped.

Step 2)  My Profile identity line:

(Cheryl Dickson - Affordable Inspections ASAP (www.GrandJunctionHomeInspection.com)

This line is automatically added by ActiveRain on everything I do, Posts AND Comments. The content in that line is VERY IMPORTANT! It has my name, My Business name, and my Website. I need to add my City as well.

I THINK this line plays a major role in my SEO, so make sure you have Name, Business Name, City, and WebSite.

 Step 3)  My  SIGNATURE:

 

Cheryl Dickson Affordable Inspections ASAP Grand Junction
Cheryl Dickson
Affordable Inspections ASAP
eMail: InspectASAP@aol.com
www.GrandJunctionHomeInspection.com
Affordable Inspections ASAP Grand Junction
Member of the Grand Junction Area Realtor's Association
Grand Junction Home Inspector
Grand Junction Home Inspection
Mesa County Home Inspector


The signature is on EVERY POST you write.
The CONTENT of your signature is very IMPORTANT.
(I think)

Make sure you have

  • YOUR NAME
  • Business Name
  • Website
  • City and your SERVICE: (Grand Junction Home Inspector)

I would also suggest adding your email and phone number, and probably your county, or other tag type search phrase.

Many of you use a PICTURE of your Name or company. That WILL not show up for SEO, it MUST be in TEXT not a picture of the text.

Affordable Inspections ASAP Grand Junction

So if you want your logo, also SPELL IT OUT in TEXT.

There are ways of making your PICTURES useful for SEO. For more info on that, PLEASE see this OUTSTANDING post by Tom Arstingstall.

Improve Your SEO Quickly With Photos in Your Posts

Step 4)  Use TAGS and Key Phrases or words when posting.

TRY to use key search phrases in the Title to your post, and the same ones in the body of the post and again in your tags when submitting the post. Even if you have to list them at the end of your post in a group at the bottom. (I THINK it helps) This is why I have my signature say:

Member of the Grand Junction Area Realtor's Association
Grand Junction Home Inspector
Grand Junction Home Inspection
Mesa County Home Inspector

^^^Try to use these ^^^ type of phrases in your tags on posts. (with YOUR city and County)

Step 5) POST LINKS to your PREVIOUS POSTS, I KNOW this one is giving me GOOGLE JUICE!!!

"Suggested" Reading: LOL!

The FIRST Step to Increasing Your SEO - Search Engine Optimiation

I'm FAST, EASY, and CHEAP!!!

How many Realtors are in Your Market??? How do they SURVIVE???

"TRUST Me"...We hear that so often! What do you do?

We Did It!!! I can't THANK YOU enough! WHY was this so IMPORTANT to me?

Aktiv Rane offurz Edjamacashun Webennarz tu Memburz!

Newbies! Listen Up! So much talent...so little time! Learn from the MASTERS!

Learning in the RAIN, C'mon' in! Get your feet wet!

Posting same CONTENT, posting same COMMENT = BORING!!!

Do to others as you would have them do to you!

I have 3 babies...How many do you have?  Cute Pics!!! Please post YOURS!

THANK YOU!!!!! Look what WE did in JUST 32 days... Goals were Reached! THANK YOU!

NEW GROUP! RIDERS of the RAIN! Motorcycle Group, JOIN NOW!

Suggest! Suggest! --BOOKMARKS-- Suggest! Suggest!

Your Home's VALUE, a matter of PERCEPTION. How do YOU see it? LOL! FUN! LOL!

I'm MOURNING THE LOSS of a VERY DEAR FRIEND I met ON THE INTERNET... Will You be NEXT??? Important Stuff!

It's a Cyber World! What IF...YOUR BUYERS bought their HOME...ONLINE??? Could Happen...Oh My!

Buyer's SPENDING SPREE! Bring em to a screeching halt! Before BLACK FRIDAY Must read for Buyers and NEW Realtors!

COMMENTS anyone????? Help! My blog's too young to die! CLICK "comment" NOW! Please? Featured!!!

What is that HORRIBLE SMELL? VACANT Home, or went on a VACATION? Phew! Uggh! Ewww!

The one that got away...from SOMEONE ELSE! My Contest Entry :)

Seller's Inspections - Move-In-Certified Home Inspection offered in Grand Junction by Affordable Inspections ASAP For Sellers...

So there you have it! Those are the things I do, that I THINK are giving me GOOGLE JUICE! I do not know for sure, but I THINK they do! I'm really not a whiz on the computer, so not sure what's got me to the top so fast on google.

But I do know it has to do with ActiveRain!!!

Blog #17, Day #17of the Challenge: 2012 BIG Jumpstart Back to Basics Blog Challenge
Day 17 - Blog #17
; Second of 2; G-Grow your business  a.) SEO related Suggestions

Grand Junction Home Inspector Affordable Inspections ASAP
Cheryl Dickson
Affordable Inspections ASAP
eMail: InspectASAP@aol.com
www.GrandJunctionHomeInspection.com
Affordable Inspections ASAP Grand Junction
Member of the Grand Junction Area Realtor's Association
Grand Junction Home Inspector
Grand Junction Home Inspection
Mesa County Home Inspector

Posted by

InterNACHI Certified Inspector
Vince Chinell
VICO Home Inspection
eMail: vgchinell@gmail.com
Affiliate Member of the Tri-Lakes Board of Realtors

Comments (10)

Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Thanks so much for the Re-Blog, Vince :)  We're learnin'

Jan 26, 2012 05:12 AM
Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166
Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229 - Brooklyn, NY
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -

 

Vince,

Thanks for this reblog, there is  always something new to add and improve upon. 

Jan 26, 2012 06:11 AM
Vince Chinell
VICO Home Inspection - Branson, MO
CPI

Michele,  Looks like you have been doing this for awhile. Cheryl has given me much help with AR and blogging.  Thanks for your thoughts.

Jan 26, 2012 06:25 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Vince,

Thanks for the re post.

I mised this post. I know you will do well here in The Rain.

All the best, Clint McKie

Jan 27, 2012 11:10 PM
Vince Chinell
VICO Home Inspection - Branson, MO
CPI

Clint,  Thanks for the boost of confidence.  Cheryl really is doing a great job here and I am trying to pay close attention.

Jan 28, 2012 04:24 AM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Vince, thank you for reblogging this, SEO is a very important part of our business, so learning about how to do it correctly is necessary for success.

Jan 29, 2012 04:10 AM
David Artigliere
Reading, Pottstown, Norristown, Philadelphia - Collegeville, PA
ARTI Home Inspections, ASHI Certified Home Inspect

Vince, great re-blog!  Figuring out SEO is a challenge with things changing constantly out there in the big internet world.    I haven't been linking to my previous posts and think it's about time I start!!!

Jan 30, 2012 08:42 AM
Vince Chinell
VICO Home Inspection - Branson, MO
CPI

Malcolm and David,  Cheryl has sure done a lot for herself and her company with "goggle juice",  lessons we can all learn from.  Thanks for your comments.

Jan 30, 2012 09:03 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for reblogging the post. I have missed some of the posts mentioned.

Feb 02, 2012 09:24 AM
Vince Chinell
VICO Home Inspection - Branson, MO
CPI

Gita,  Cheryl has been doing quite well and adding several blogs.  Thanks for giving her blogs a look see.

 

Feb 02, 2012 11:07 AM