Increase your Real Estate blogs readership & SEO through Topix.com

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 Topix is the worlds largest community news website. Topix is a place for you to post your own news stories, as well as comment about stories you have seen on the topix site.

So how do you make this work for you to increase your readership and SEO? Thats easy... you should apply to become an editor! I applied and was accepted for my home town of Hopkinton Massachusetts. You can apply to become an editor for your home town or the area in which you do the most Real Estate business.

Here is the description of Topix on what an editor can do:

About editing on Topix

"Topix Editors are an elite group of users that post interesting and relevant articles to share with their communities. Editors receive special tools enabling them to find and promote stories on pages that are read by millions of users. Editors can even post their own original articles and photos".

You can click here for an application to become an editor at Topix.

To learn more about editing on Topix, visit the FAQ.

Once you are accepted you can then post stories about local Real Estate. Folks you would post the same information that you would normally send to Localism!

 Each time you add a post to Topix, you have created an inbound link to your blog. The page rank of the Topix site is seven. The page rank of the Hopkinton Massachusetts news site is PR 3. I would suspect that the city page where you would be adding your posts would also have a PR of 3. This is powerful stuff!

Not only are you creating more inbound links to your blog but your are also placing information on a site that is growing it's readership tremendously. You are placing yourself in a position to be recognized as the local Real Estate expert! I am really excited about the possibilites of what can be done with this site.

Here is the link to what the Hopkinton Massachusetts Topix site looks like.

So take advantage of this great tool - it is well worth the effort!!!

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The above information on the Hopkinton Massachusetts Topix news site was provided by Bill Gassett, the team leader for the #4RE/MAX Executive Realty Hopkinton RE/MAX Team in Massachusetts in 2007. Bill can be reached via email at billgassett@remaxexec.com or by phone at 508-435-5356. Bill has helped people move in and out of Hopkinton MA and other Metrowest towns for the last 22+ Years. Bill's office is conveniently located in the center of Hopkinton MA at 77 Main Street.

I have a passion for Real Estate and love to share my marketing expertise! I would welcome the opportunity to earn your business.

For Massachusetts and Hopkinton MA Real Estate and homes see Hopkinton MA Real Estate. Want to have MLS access to beat other buyers to your dream home? Sign up with no obligation at my MLS Property Finder Site.

I service the following towns in Metrowest MA: Hopkinton, Milford, Upton, Southboro, Westboro, Ashland, Holliston, Mendon, Hopedale, Medway, Grafton, Northbridge, Uxbridge, and Framingham MA.                                                                    

 

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Bill Gassett is a thirty-two year veteran to the real estate industry. He enjoys providing helpful information to buyers, sellers and fellow real estate agents to make sound decisions. His work has been featured on RIS Media, National Association of Realtors, Inman News, Placester, RESAAS, Credit Sesame and others.

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Rainmaker
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Jen Bowman
Keller Williams on the Water - Holmes Beach, FL
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I just signed up.  Thanks Bill.  I just hope I can figure out how to keep up with it all.

 

Oct 22, 2008 06:44 AM #80
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Jen - That's fantastic! Good luck with Topix...it is awesome for exposure!

Oct 22, 2008 07:05 AM #81
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Matt - Sorry I missed your comment before. I am sure you will get approved.

Oct 22, 2008 07:07 AM #82
Rainmaker
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Brian Burke
Kenna Real Estate - Englewood, CO
Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate

Bill - I just got approved to be an editor for one of the areas we concentrate on. Now I have to figure out how to add our posts there??? I am using Firefox so I might have to switch to IE... I tried uploading a couple of photos and it's kicking me all over the place. Back to learning more about it. ~Rita P.S. I wonder if you can apply to more than just one city?

Oct 23, 2008 04:11 PM #83
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Rita - Congrats. Yes you can apply to be an editor for more than one town. I am covering six at the moment. Let me know if I can help you out.

Oct 24, 2008 12:24 AM #84
Rainmaker
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Cathy Tishhouse
RE/MAX Showcase Homes - Royal Oak, MI
Royal Oak Real Estate

Bill - I just signed up to be an editor for the community where I want to market most and there was robocop so no one is currently the editor.  Can you post in other areas besides just the one you signed up to edit - once I am accepted?

Oct 30, 2008 09:43 AM #85
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Cathy - you can apply to be an editor in more than one town if you like. I am an editor in six towns.

Oct 30, 2008 09:48 AM #86
Rainmaker
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Cathy Tishhouse
RE/MAX Showcase Homes - Royal Oak, MI
Royal Oak Real Estate

Thanks Bill - Is there a lot you have to do - or does it mostly just you the ability to post items.  I don't want to take on more than what I can really handle realistically.

Oct 30, 2008 10:07 AM #87
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Cathy it is really easy. It is muck like yourstreet. You are posting a link and a few snippets of your blog and that is it.

Oct 30, 2008 10:09 AM #88
Rainmaker
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Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Bill- I was doing a search for something a couple weeks ago, and everything on the subject had a Topix article on google.  At that point I was curious of what Topix was, and checked it out.  So it looks like I am earning my techi points one at a time...what do you have next I'm ready LOL :)

Nov 03, 2008 10:58 AM #89
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Kathy Topix is one of the better sites on the net for achieving authority. I would highly recommend signing up to be an editor for your area.

Nov 03, 2008 12:01 PM #90
Rainmaker
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Eileen Begley
Coldwell Banker, DelMonte - Carmel, CA
Monterey Real Estate

Thanks for the info on Topix. I had not really looked at it before.  I liked it enough I signed up to be an editor. :)

Nov 12, 2008 09:54 AM #91
Rainmaker
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Samantha Nichols
ERA Belsito and Associates - Plymouth, MA
Massachusetts Real Estate Specialist

Thank you, signing up now! :)

Nov 12, 2008 11:53 AM #92
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Eileen & Sam - Topix is one fo the best sites on the internet for exposure. Hope you both enjoy the site!

Nov 12, 2008 01:32 PM #93
Rainmaker
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Tina Gleisner
Home Tips for Women - Portsmouth, NH
Home Tips for Women

I looked at, or should I say tried to look at, Topix to see how I might leverage their site. I went to your town, then real estate. It seemed like the page was dominated by paid advertising and the blog posts were tucked into the lower right hand corner and not very visible.

 

Then I tried checking out a few posts, and wierd ... got first line plus big comment box. Seems like they're simply pulling in feeds from the newspapers and after I link there it is way too cumbersome to come back and comment, so when would anyone see my comments?

Nov 14, 2008 10:21 PM #94
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Diane Bell, Hilton Head Real Estate, Bluffton
Charter 1 Real Estate, Hilton Head, Bluffton, SC - Hilton Head Island, SC

As soon as I finish this comment, I'm heading right over to Topix to check out my town of Hilton Head.  This is a great idea!

Nov 14, 2008 10:23 PM #95
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Tina were you on Topix.com or Topix.net...there is a difference. All the news on Topix.com should be in the left collumn. There is not much advertising on the page. Topix.net is a feed from Topix.com and does have more advertising. Go to the Hopkinton page on Topix.com and you will see what I mean. The site is more useful for posting than it is for commenting. There are some great SEO features to using the site.

Diane - Sign up to be an editor...you will love it.

Nov 14, 2008 10:44 PM #96
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Monica Bourgeau
New Phase Business Coaching - Portland, OR
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Wow Bill, what an awesome resource. Thank you so much for sharing this info. I just applied to be the editor in Missoula. Will keep you posted if it's approved. Thanks again!

Mar 31, 2009 01:40 PM #97
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi Bill!  I just joined Topix and hope to become an editor--recommended by Virginia Hepp too!  Thanks for your post and I think your feature looks great on Topix too.  I'd love to know what kind of business you're generating in 2009 with this site.

Have a great week...

Nov 01, 2009 05:23 PM #98
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Debe - I have found Topix to be one of the best sites to join in your local area. Good luck being an editor!

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