Where Do You Blog

Mortgage and Lending with Approved Mortgage Group NMLS #1287673

Obviously, all of us like using Active Rain to get our "blogs" out there.  Do any of you take advantage of other forms of Real Estate Networking?

I guess the reason that I bring this up is for SEO purposes.  Networking is a form of branding and self-promotion.  When you have a series of links coming from higher Page Rank (PR) sites, your PR will also increase and therefore increasing your google-ability.  That being said, I want to share other sources of blogs to help you get your links out there and increase your PR.

  1. Obviously, AR
  2. WannaNetwork
  3. My Connecticut Mortgage Website
  4. Yahoo Finance blogs
  5. CNN blogs (usually CNN Money)

There are 5 sources that I try to blog on a consistent basis.  So, I ask you and invite you to do the same and blog all over the place to get your name out there!  Heck, free self-promotion is free self-promotion no matter how you slice or dice it!

Posted by

Andy Scherer

Loan Officer & Marketing Director

Approved Mortgage Group

610 Farm Lane, Doylestown, PA 18901

Mobile: 203-257-5279

Email: andy@approvedmortgagegroup.com

Comments (11)

Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate

Multiple plaltforms will run you ragged if you are trying to post unique content to each of them.

It pays off in SEO, but takes a tremendous amount of time.

I post on 6 sites, and have decided to cut back a little. 

Dec 08, 2007 12:04 AM
Monika McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

I have one main outside blog....New Hampshire Real Estate Blog and an other for my Real estate training...Thats it for me.


Dec 08, 2007 12:12 AM
Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Just AR and a blogger account for me...I agree with Mike, that too many would drive me crazy.

Dec 08, 2007 12:14 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
Just two blogs for me.  AR and VaRealEstateTalk.  Some of the content is the same and it gets picked up by Google and other sources.  I've ended up in the local paper and I'm waiting to see whether another contact this week will end up with my blog in a statewide publication.
Dec 08, 2007 01:08 AM
Ernie Cabrera
REAL ESTATE AMERICA - Ernie Cabrera - Elk Grove, CA
Real Estate America
Andrew, I just blog primarily on AR right now, but I would love to do more.  Time is just limited because business is picking up and there are a lot of things to do.  I will bookmark this blog and check them out later.  I appreciate your email also.  I am doing good and I am encouraged that the market is picking up and will start to heat up this spring in the Sacramento Area.  Best wishes and have a great Christmas season!
Dec 12, 2007 04:02 PM
Brad Whiteman
Coldwell Banker - New Haven, CT
Brad Whiteman
I have 2 blogs at the moment but I'm looking into how to leverage the effort. Do you have any methods that save time and energy but accomplish the SEO push?
Dec 13, 2007 11:50 AM
Andrew Scherer
Approved Mortgage Group - Doylestown, PA
Real Estate Representation At It's Finest

Mike - I do agree that posting in several areas can be time consuming, but it does generate that "link juice" that you need for SEO.  How do you feel about posting duplicate content?

Monika - Thanks for sharing that!  I would also try out WannaNetwork's forum.  They are ranked #1 on Google for Real Estate Networking

Teri - Just like Mike, I agree that too many accounts can be overwhelming.  What if it were something where you could just share any news that you heard or any questions that you have (sort of like a Question and Answer forum)?

Cindy - That's an excellent accomplishment, and congratulations!

Ernie - I'll suggest the same thing that I did above.  Just post the duplicate content.  You always want to leave as many footprints in the snow for search engines to find you.  Try out WannaNetwork's Real Estate Networking community and the forum over there.  Let me know what you think.

Brad - That's awesome that you are starting to learn about leveraging the power of a blog.  Honestly, I would say to post duplicate or similar content.  It saves time, and you can alter a few lines or closing arguments based on what you know of the crowd (audience).  I am blogging on here, WannaNetwork, and WordPress right now and I am seeing an improvement so far.

Dec 15, 2007 01:11 AM
Shane Trotta
CT Appraisal Group, LLC - Guilford, CT
I'm just starting to get into the online networking/blogging, so this is it for me as of now. Also Just started up over on LinkedIn. I was very active on the appraisersforum for a while, but that's not really the same thing. It can be very time consuming just getting started, but I believe this is another great way of networking your services! Look forward to continuing moving forward on AR, I like all the opportunities here! Will check out WannaNetwork as well soon!
Dec 15, 2007 10:03 AM
Andrew Scherer
Approved Mortgage Group - Doylestown, PA
Real Estate Representation At It's Finest

Shane - You've already taken the first step toward your online presence!  So, congratulations on that!  We have several great appraisers who post consistently over at WannaNetwork's Real Estate Networking community, and would love to have more actively participate!

I will try to find you and connect with you on Linked-In, and we'll go from there!  If you need anything please let me know!

-Andy Scherer (Connecticut Home Loans)

Dec 15, 2007 12:38 PM
Jonathan Hall
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty - Danbury, CT
Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523

I blog here and I also copy it over to my wordpress account.


Feb 04, 2008 06:04 AM
Tina M. Atilho
William Raveis Real Estate - Milford, CT
Hi Andy Good to see you on AR.  I agree that everyone should also check out the WannaNetwork. 
Feb 17, 2008 10:13 AM