Ask an Ambassador - The Power of Blogging

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The power of blogging never ceases to amaze me. After taking a break for the better part of a year, I published four blogs targeting long-tail keywords this week. Each blog was written targeting specific keywords using Bob Stewart's blog plan.

As with all of our keyword blogs, the blog includes a link to a keyword specific home search so readers can see homes for sale that match the targeted keywords.

Homes on Larger Lots in Frisco Texas” was published on Monday and is number 5 on Google

Homes for Sale in Plano Texas with Wine Cellars” was published on Tuesday and is number 1 on Google.

Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Boat Dock in Sight!” was published on Wednesday and is number 3 on Google. The IDX link is number 2.

Pool Homes in Allen Texas” was published on Friday and is number 9 on Google.

Four published blogs this week and all four are on the front page of Google for the targeted keywords. Now that’s the power of blogging!

If you are not achieving these kinds of results, you need to sign up and take Bob Stewart’s Blogging 101 course. Bob lays out the blogging success formula. The lessons I learned from these classes has been the cornerstone of our success for the past several years.

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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
RealtorĀ®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Long tail keywords, what a great tip off to visit Bob's blogging plan.

Dec 20, 2013 09:58 PM #3
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Tom, This is certainly a great reminder for all those blogging doubters. Blogging does work, especially when you do it correctly with long-tail keyword phrases.

Dec 20, 2013 11:16 PM #4
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

Love Google, and love Activerain!

Dec 21, 2013 02:40 AM #5
Chuck Mixon
The Keyes Company - Cutler Bay, FL
Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR

I have learned in my time with SEO a key phrase that I don't hear much about.  That is "Smaller is Better" I have found that starting small has been very powerful tool for me.

Dec 24, 2013 11:32 PM #6
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

I've heard Bob say this before and have not implemented his recommendations. Stupid me!

Dec 25, 2013 12:06 AM #7
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Tom - Those results are outstanding.  I now need to think of other long tail searches for my biz. - Debbie

Dec 25, 2013 12:10 AM #8
Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986.
eXp Realty, Victoria BC - Victoria, BC
Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490

Hi Tom,

Keep on Blogging, and they keep on coming down the pipeline....

Happy Holidays and a Pfanntastic 2014

Dec 25, 2013 12:27 AM #9
Ed & Tracy Oliva
West USA Realty - Arizona - Fountain Hills, AZ
The Oliva Team Arizona Agents

Good Morning and this is some great Info, keep up the good work and good luck in 2014,  E

Dec 25, 2013 12:28 AM #10
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

I've been blogging for about 8 years but it never ceases to amaze how much we can learn from his webinars.

Dec 25, 2013 01:15 AM #11
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

That's why I always tell bloggers to use long-tail keywords. It's the best way to rank quickly.

Dec 25, 2013 03:57 AM #12
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tom, one must listed to - again and again - Bob's webinar and write the posts based on that. Blogging works! And if it is on AR - it will be on Google Page#1

Dec 25, 2013 12:00 PM #13
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
It took me years to get where I am on this blog, but it is well worth it to make the contacts and to move the sales that blogging helps you move! Love and light, Laura
Dec 25, 2013 12:01 PM #14
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
Tom - Well done. Keep up the good work. I get found frequently here on AR from some of my long-tail posts.
Dec 25, 2013 01:21 PM #15
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Well done Tom!  I need to get in there and so some of these types of blogs.  Thanks for sharing!

Dec 25, 2013 09:30 PM #16
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tom, thanks for reminding us that targeted keywords work. Way to go!

Dec 25, 2013 09:51 PM #17
Andre R. Aragon
Greater Tampa Real Estate Photographer - Tampa, FL
Real Estate Photographer

Hi - Thanks for re-pointing me to Bob Stewart's Blog. I had forgotten some of the blogging fundamentals and a refresher was way over due!

Dec 25, 2013 09:56 PM #18
Aaron Hofmann
Atlanta Communities - Smyrna, GA
aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings

I am a huge advocate of blogging for business. You must focus on the consumer in your blog posts and you will be rewarded.

Dec 26, 2013 05:04 AM #19
Jay & Michelle Lieberman
Keller Williams World Class - Agoura Hills, CA
Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos

I posted a blog about homes in agoura hills that allow horses a bit over a year ago and it always comes up on google in position 1 through 5.  The long tail is really the key as far as I see it.  It make the content more relevant.

Dec 26, 2013 06:49 AM #20
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Again come back here and see how many hitsthis is getting!

Dec 26, 2013 12:09 PM #22
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

hits this*

Dec 26, 2013 12:40 PM #23
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