Upgraded Boot Camp Starting Again on Thursday December 6th

Education & Training with ActiveRain University

We've run a few rounds of Blogging Boot Camp. On Thursday when we kick off, it will be our fourth run through the series. This time we're going to upgrade the content. Out of the rotation will be the first 'how to create a blog post' class where we looked at the mechanics of creating a visually compelling blog post (this class will now be bi-weekly and you can sign up by checking the ARU calendar. We'll be replacing that class with a class about how to go about selecting keyword phrases. We'll also take our link class and change it up a little bit, instead talking about some of the other calls to action we can use in our blog posts to drive action and possibly generate leads for our business.

These are fundamental concepts that you need to understand in order to make your blog a source of lead generation for your business. We have the original set of Boot Camp classes recorded and available for you to watch here.

Over the next three weeks we are going to take you through a new series of classes. The most important class in Boot Camp, in my opinion, has always been the SEO Class. In this class we teach you how to write a blog post that ranks on the first page of the search engines. We'll still have that class. But we'll mix up the other two classes a little bit and bring in some expanded discussion on calls to action, as well as have an entire class focused on selecting keyword phrases and how to determine want to write about.

I'd love if you'd get signed up for the next round of Boot Camp classes below. I promise you'll walk away with something that will help your blog be more effective as a means of generating leads for your business.

Class 1: SEO, Getting Your Content to Rank on the First page

Thursday December 6th, 9am Pacific Time (12pm Eastern Time)

In this class I'll show you how to get your posts to rank on the first page of the search engines. We'll talk about the fundamentals of a good strong post in terms of SEO and we'll also talk about what kind of things are the most effective for you to write about in order to make sure you land on that first page. We'll also show you a few secrets about what people search for as they get closer to buying. It will be no time before you have a post with thousands of clicks from potential buyers.

Class 2: Understanding Keyword Phrases and Unlocking Their Secrets

Thursday December 13th, 9am Pacific Time (12pm Eastern Time)

In class one we teach you how to get your content to rank in the search engines. But how do you figure out what you are going to write about? This second class shows you some of the ways people search for content online and we dive into the concepts around how we should think about keyword phrases and some of the ways we should target people doing searches online. As a special bonus we give you the chance to download a PDF with 500 keyword phrases that have been searched in the last 30 days. Some simple tweaks for your market and you have enough blog ideas to keep you buys for months.

Class 3: Creating Effective Calls to Action

Thursday December 20th, 9am Pacific Time (12pm Eastern Time)

This class used to be all about links. And sure we'll still hammer down on links, but we will also discuss some of the other ways that you can get the people reading your blog to take action. At the end of the day, our blog should be all about generating leads and contacts for our business. This class will show you how to most effectively create these calls to action in your blog posts.

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Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
I like that there is one each week--not too much information at one sitting.
Dec 03, 2012 12:16 PM #7
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

This is the best Christmas Gift to all of us - in three installment (so we can digest it...lol).

Dec 03, 2012 12:23 PM #8
Jennifer Spanbauer Brodoway
Lethbridge Real Estate.com - Lethbridge, AB
just call jen

Looking forward to it. I always learn something new.

Dec 03, 2012 01:07 PM #9
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

After not blogging for over 6 months (except for the recent 30 in 30 challenge) I feel like I need to re-learn everything! This is what makes AR so great ... the training ...the amazing staff ... and of course the AR community!

Dec 03, 2012 01:13 PM #10
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the classes. I will bookmark this post and hope to register for some of them.

Dec 03, 2012 08:30 PM #11
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Even repeat classes are helpful. Thank you!

Dec 03, 2012 11:46 PM #12
Justin Dibbs
Pearson Smith Realty - Ashburn, VA
REALTOR® - Ashburn Virginia Homes for Sale

Thanks, I'm gonna check out the upgraded classes.

Dec 04, 2012 12:21 AM #13
Mahesh Mike Patel
First Team Real Estate - Anaheim Hills, CA
Call Me And Consider It Done!

I will attend these..great information we can use.

Dec 04, 2012 03:36 AM #14
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

You do a great job of these boot camp classes with so much to teach.

Dec 04, 2012 01:07 PM #15
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

Loved Rain Camp, and looking forward to this as well. The Effective Calls to Action is what I need help with the most. Thanks! 

Dec 05, 2012 03:46 AM #16
Vanessa Saunders
Global Property Systems Real Estate - White Plains, NY
From Manhattan to the Catskills of New York

All set - Added to my calendar. Thanks, looking forward as always to everything you can teach this old dog!!

Dec 05, 2012 03:56 AM #17
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

I am all signed on to learn some new and exciting tips. Looking forward to the training.

Dec 05, 2012 04:42 AM #18
Terkel Sørensen
Real Estate Places - Temecula, CA
Realtor, 951.805.0773 , Bank owned and Short Sales

I'm in. I'd like to improve on the meager 4 leads from last month... ;-)

Dec 05, 2012 04:45 AM #19
Maya Garg
Royal Lepage Signature Realty,Mississauga, Ontario - Mississauga, ON
Moving you Forward.... Buyers, Sellers, Investors

Look forward to the classes so i can write great blogs in the new year.  Thank you AR for your wonderful seminars.

Dec 05, 2012 05:07 AM #20
Sandi Bauman
Chico Homes Real Estate - Chico, CA
Chico CA Realtor

I just realized I have a schedule conflict for tomorrow.  Are the sessions recorded?  Thank you!

Dec 05, 2012 05:19 AM #21
Jeanne Kozak
RE/MAX In Action - Martinsburg, WV
REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA

I have not blogged in quite a while and am afriad I have lost some of what I learned and had done before. Are these classes going to be too advanced for me, should I start with something more basic?

Dec 05, 2012 07:34 AM #22
Mike Giles
www.OfficeTenantAdvisors.com Boston, MA

In case you missed it, Rain Camp was awesome today and I'm looking forward to the updgraded Boot Camp. Bob Stewart and the ActiveRain team just keep delivering awesomely useful info!!!

Thanks, Mike

Dec 05, 2012 08:39 AM #23
Debra Landy
StageTwoSell LLC - Horseheads, NY
PA and NY Home Stager

Thanks for these boot camps and all the training.  It makes a world of difference. 

Dec 05, 2012 11:56 AM #24
Bill Dean
Haggerty Team St. Louis, Mo. - Fenton, MO
William Dean - Broker, Salesperson

I'm in I missed one of the first classes last time , I am re-scheduling around so I hope to get all 3 this go round  Thanks

Dec 05, 2012 01:19 PM #25
Bob Stewart
ActiveRain - Seattle, WA
ActiveRain Ambassador

Thanks for the great comments everyone. We do record each of the sessions. You can find the recordings on our Youtube Channel

ActiveRain YouTube Channel

It's really my pleasure to be able to share some of the great information I have collected over the years from some really smart people. Many of them were the pioneers on ActiveRain that have proven out these methods. Hope you can make it for week two coming up. The keyword class will definitely help you decide what you are going to write about on your blog to reach motivated buyers and sellers.

Dec 10, 2012 01:40 AM #26
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