Chatting with Brian England

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

With this July challenge, we are to reach out to someone (preferably not your good friend) and get to know them better.    I had not even thought about looking to see what the current challenge was this month, I already had made a few calls.

 

Since the Activerain platform is still missing blogs/points, etc. there is still a lot of talk amongst the members, and when Brian England said he needed to check out other options for blogging, I had some options for him.    Despite whether AR is having issues or not, it is best to blog on your own site first for better SEO.   But, there are other options also that can and will give you good SEO.

 

Since Brian was one member I had not spoken to yet, it was an easy decision to pick up the phone and chat.  Unfortunately (or fortunately for him) he was showing homes, but I caught him driving when his client was following him, so we had some time to chat a bit.   We barely had time to chat about blogging options, so no conversation about sports, hiking, etc.  OH, I did bring up the fact it was TOO hot here at 100 degrees.   He said it was 125 degrees down there.   UGH, cannot even imagine showing homes when it is so hot!

 

When I Google neighborhoods I blog about all the time, posts from 2013 and earlier show up before the ones I have been doing lately, and my web visitors are reading them, versus the current information.   BUT, that was when we did have much better SEO for our posts.   Nowdays I blog on 4 different sites with different targets in mind.    I started thinking of this a couple years ago.   Luckily, I changed web sites a few years ago, and have the ability to blog on my site, and after a year or so, my blogs were showing up in searches.

 

Nice chatting with you Brian, and so sorry I did not make it to Phoenix when I went to Sedona, but there is always another trip to be had!    Hope you got that buyer under contract!

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
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Hi Joan,
I've had the opportunity to meet Brian in person and he's one of the good ones.

Jul 13, 2020 02:40 PM #11
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Joan Cox - You are so right about posting your blogs on your own website.  Following up on what Nina Hollander said,  I was looking at my Google analytics and saw a post about "fireworks".  It was referral traffic from a post about all the activities in July 4th activities.  There were 1000 + hits on my website because people were looking for things to do here!  Unfortunately, that was 2-years ago! 

Jul 13, 2020 06:00 PM #12
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Joan Cox
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Michael, I do like to meet Rainers when I travel around, but that has stopped for now, so phone calls have to work, and was a great phone call.

Jul 14, 2020 05:59 AM #13
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Joan Cox
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Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It sounds like many have met Brian in person.

Jul 14, 2020 06:00 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, I should have long ago too.

Jul 14, 2020 06:00 AM #15
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Joan Cox
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That is really sweet Barbara!  

Jul 14, 2020 06:01 AM #16
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Joan Cox
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Roy, it was a fun conversation, even though he was driving, and showing homes.

Jul 14, 2020 06:02 AM #17
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Joan Cox
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Jerry Newman ugh, as along with that 100 temperature comes humidity too, right?  At least our 100 degrees is dry.

Jul 14, 2020 06:03 AM #18
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Joan Cox
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Kathy, I do too, and have been following him for years.

Jul 14, 2020 06:30 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Brian England OOPS, sorry about that, but even 122 is too hot!   You are so welcome, and always nice to know where else to blog for good SEO.   

Jul 14, 2020 06:32 AM #20
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Hannah Williams
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Joan Cox So glad you have picked up the phone and made the call to Brian England he is a great guy.  It is tough showing homes is high temperatures.  Brian has joined the group on Zoom wish you would also -- Thanks for your participation in this months challenge   

Jul 14, 2020 10:46 AM #21
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Joan Cox
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Paul, I think Brian would miss everyone too much to leave!

Jul 14, 2020 11:40 AM #22
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Joan Cox
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Nina Hollander when were you able to meet Brian?   Did not know that.   None of my recent posts get any traction either.

Jul 14, 2020 11:41 AM #23
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Joan Cox
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Carol, seems like MANY have met Brian, I am one of the few that have not....need to get that corrected! 

Jul 14, 2020 11:42 AM #24
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Joan Cox
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® unfortunately AR doesn't focus on SEO anymore, it is supposed to be interactions.   We USED to get good SEO.

Jul 14, 2020 11:43 AM #25
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Joan Cox
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Hannah Williams I have lots on my plate right now, and just finished a video for my upcoming new listing, and need to get out of here for some errands, then two appts this afternoon.

Jul 14, 2020 11:44 AM #26
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Hannah Williams
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Joan Cox  I understand it was just a thought. We all live busy lives. Thanks again for participating in the July Challange 

Jul 14, 2020 12:01 PM #27
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Hi Joan, Great discussion on this post. I have always wondered if it is a good idea to post the same articles about neighborhoods on my web-site and on Active Rain, too? Or, is it better to modify them or abridge them for the ActiveRain site. It was hot this week in Phoenix! I wonder if early morning and late evening showings will become popular one of these days ... :)

Jul 14, 2020 05:39 PM #28
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Joan Cox
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Hannah, one day it could happen.

Jul 15, 2020 06:36 AM #29
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Joan Cox
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Steffy Hristova I always post the important ones first on my web site, and either later that day or the next day on AR.   I share them from my web site.

Jul 15, 2020 06:37 AM #30
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