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Below you will find a short list of easy ideas that will help you get your blog post ranked well in search engines. Writing an interesting blog post only goes so far without Search Engine Optimization to set you apart from other bloggers.

Get Your Blog Post Ranked Well in Search Engines:

1. Use a long-tail keyword phrase for the title.
2. Repeat the Title at start and end of post.

3. Use geography in Title.
4. The body of the blog should have similar content to keyword phrase title.
5. Always use Photo Meta Data (Image Description and Image Title)
6. Create anchor text links that use your keyword phrase exactly (about 3 links per blog post)
7. Use H1 & H2 Header tags around your keyword phrase
8. Find ways to get visitors to spend longer on your post (Interactive features like maps or videos)
9. Share your post on Soical Media

Click here for more great videos on how to get your blog post ranked well in search engines.

Following these guidelines is sure to help you get your blog post ranked well in search engines.

Ki Gray
SkiHomes.com LLC - Aspen, CO
SkiHomes.com - the ultimate snowsport home search!

Great ideas, Ashely.  Definitely going to pass these along.

May 20, 2013 04:13 AM
Helen and Larry Prier- Re-Max Gateway - Residential Real Estate
RE-MAX Gateway- Residential Real Estate Sales - Anacortes, WA
Anacortes & surrounding Skagit & Island Counties

Ashley, great ideas. I will go back to make sure I have done all of this in my latest blogs.

May 20, 2013 05:00 AM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

Welcome to Activerain and I hope you are learning a lot and if you ever need any assistance, don't hesitate to check out my blog, email me, call me, I will be glad to help you in any way possible. Also, check out the main page of Activerain and look for the Activerain University tab, there are lots of educational webinars to help you build your business.

May 20, 2013 02:48 PM
Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team
Ken's Home Team LLC. - Vancouver, WA

Welcome to Activerain from from all of us at Ken's Home Team. I think you will find this site to be a wealth of knowledge and referrals. This really is the best real estate blogging and real estate network on the internet. If you have any questions about Activerain, reach out to the wonderful Ambassadors here in the rain. (They are a wealth of knowledge and were picked by the Activerain staff for their williness to help others)

May 20, 2013 03:07 PM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Ashley, Excellent first post! Bloggers really need to understand SEO! Welcome to ActiveRain. Let me know if you need any help here!

May 24, 2013 05:12 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

OMG! I just realized you're on the Staff! too funny! I'm looking for posts to highlight in my

My Favorite Newbie First Posts! Week of May 17th 2013 post!


May 24, 2013 05:13 AM
Ashley Hefner
ActiveRain - Kirkland, WA
Member Support Specialist

@Ki: Great! Thank you!

@Helen: Good idea! You can always go back and edit older posts that may be under-performing in search engines.

@Todd: Thank you fro the tips and support! The video I included in this post is actually one of the ActiveRain training webinars.

@Ken: I agree! It's fantastic to see what a great sense of community ActiveRain members have built here.

@Connie: Haha! Thank you. What a great post idea! By creating relevant links to those other posts, you are really helping the newbies with their search engine optimization!

May 28, 2013 02:07 AM