My Post Went Viral in Less Than 24 hours

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Real Estate Agent with Front Gate Real Estate Broker 11085

Two days ago, I wrote a post about Fall Festivals and Events in Brandon MS. I listed the Cute Girl Laughing Heartily with Open Armsupcoming Halloween and fall events in my area and then shared the post in several Facebook groups.

Imagine my surprise when the "likes" started pouring in. It was fun to watch the likes and shares grow. Within 24 hours, the page view count was over 1000! At press time, it's up to 1400. While perhaps not viral, the page count was 10 times higher than most of my posts reach within the same time frame.

This morning I shared the post to Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. Who knows how far this little post will go now?

I was reminded of something that apparently I'd forgotten. Localism posts WORK!

After writing my post, and while researching for this one, I came across this article from Inspiration Station. It underlines the importance of community posts.

From now on, along with the real estate advice and market reports, I'll include a monthly post outlining the free events and activities around town. 

My Post Went Viral in less than 24 hours!

 

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Comments (20)

Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Good morning  pat,  congratulations....with terrififc results.  Tks for sharing with us in AR Land.

Oct 07, 2015 04:09 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Pat this is awesome!  Can't wait to hear how many likes it ends up getting from your other exposure.

Oct 07, 2015 04:32 AM
marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...

garaughty, abstract art, graphic design, marketing, WordPress consultant

Oct 07, 2015 04:40 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty

Marti Garaughty - thanks for the feature!!

Oct 07, 2015 10:06 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Good for you, Pat Starnes ! It will be interesting to me if you capture any new leads from this resulting activity.

Oct 07, 2015 05:02 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Congratulations, I hope you get some real estate business from it as well!

Oct 07, 2015 09:03 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Ronald DiLalla - the post went viral and there were lots of likes and shares; now if only they need a Realtor, they'll know who to call..... Hmm!

Anna Banana Kruchten - thanks so much. Over 40 likes and counting! :)

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI - the page views are still growing, but more slowly than day one. 

Oct 07, 2015 10:06 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Evelyn Johnston - I plan to make this a monthly feature. Hope over the long haul the results will come.

Oct 07, 2015 10:07 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Pat,

How absolutely awesome!  You've got a working plan that brings results. 

Oct 07, 2015 10:46 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Pat- Congratulations!  Just keep plugging away at those local posts!!

Oct 07, 2015 10:54 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Judi K Barrett - Thanks! I stumbled upon it by accident, but I'll take it.

Kathy Streib - Yes, ma'am, I will. :) And sprinkle in market reports, too.

Oct 07, 2015 11:29 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Pat Starnes 

What a great reminder..."From now on, along with the real estate advice and market reports, I'll include a monthly post outlining the free events and activities around town.''

Oct 07, 2015 11:56 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Pat. That is really good news, you just can't beat results like this. Blogging is such a powerful tool.

Oct 07, 2015 08:23 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

You never know whose reading your blog posts. You prove it's working...

Oct 07, 2015 09:55 PM
Kathryn J.
Rentec Direct - Grants Pass, OR
Rentec Direct

That is amazing and exciting.  Using your marketing tools to be appealing to the eyes of the beholder.  Great job!

Oct 08, 2015 02:11 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia that is one of the reasons why I post about local events as well as mortgage posts.  Both are equally important to post and drive different audiences to our sight.

Oct 08, 2015 09:52 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Friday morning Pat. Good to hear that your post went viral and that you are using the local posts to generate interest in your business.

Oct 08, 2015 07:48 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Congratulations on a great blog post. I think, the secret is not about writing them, but about sharing them through all media you have.

Oct 11, 2015 05:01 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - It's great to know what at least ONE of my posts will contain - local events!

Joe Petrowsky - the page views continue to grow on the localism post. Of course, it helps that the topic is Fall Festivals & Events. :)

 

Oct 11, 2015 11:01 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

George Souto - I enjoy your posts on local events as it introduces me to your area, especially those terrific farmers markets you write about. 

Inna Ivchenko - I am learning it is important to share the post via Facebook, Twitter, etc., especially if they aren't put on your outside blog. Thank you for commenting. :)

Oct 11, 2015 11:05 PM
Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
Coached By Crouch

That's wonderful!

Oct 16, 2015 06:43 AM