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 Michelangelo's David replica

Blogging is like selling houses, step 1, get them interested and through the door.

Your blog's title is your bait, your invitation, your "come on in and sit a spell!".

But the HOW you do it, there's the challenge.

If you have a captive audience, you can go full Click Bait mode and have a decent shot of it working.  If you're cruising through ActiveRain's blog roll and you've just passed your 65th market report, you're ready for SOMETHING different to catch your eye.  A decent title, especially by someone who already has a reputation for providing good content, has a very good chance of getting me to open the post.

But not all audiences are captive, are they?  Step outside of this community and your average home buyer and seller have (perhaps literally) MILLIONS of choices.   For instance, if I Google "Cincinnati homes for sale", Google returns 22,200,000 results in just over half a second and the gorillas are there in force right at the top of the results, Realtor.com, Zillow.com, Redfin, Trulia.  I've got to go well down the 2nd page before I find an individual agent's site, and when was the last time YOU went to page 2 for a search result for something you wanted?

So when I'm trying to grab consumer eyes on the wild wild Internet, I'm going to drill down a bit further and head for Long Tail country.

Cincinnati patio homes for sale in Heritage Pointe

Cincinnati patio homes for sale with 3 car garages

Cincinnati new construction patio homes for sale

Yeah, the titles are as dry as sawdust, but they serve two purposes:

1.  They tell the search bots specifics about what I'm blogging about and as long as the internal content matches up, the SEO is good

2.  They tell the consumer very clearly what the post is about and whether or not they should click

The dry stuff is my bread and butter for gaining clients.  Those detailed posts CAN and DO rank, especially when I've made them into IDX pages on our Wordpress site.

 

Key takeaways:

Know your audience

What will it take to get their attention?

Build your posts with that knowledge in mind.

 

Until next Tuesday, just Ask An Ambassador if you need help,

Bill & Liz aka BLiz

 

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Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I remember when I was a kid, I would see photos of statues like the one above.  I was convinced folks ran around without clothes, back in the day! Hearing tales of fig leaves didn't help much!

Sep 16, 2020 12:47 AM #7
Rainmaker
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John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

no fair, no fair, no fair!!!

Sep 16, 2020 04:35 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Haha, love the title and of course the post. I just did a search on google for kalispell homes for sale and got 16.2M results. But I did the same search on Bing and got 119K results. This has nothing to do with the theme of your post, but I thought it was interesting!

Sep 16, 2020 05:03 AM #9
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I am happy i learned from you long ago that the title is very important The next step is once you have their attention, to keep it so thry read to the end. 

Sep 16, 2020 05:33 AM #10
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Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

People like nudity so that headline will definitely get people interested, haha.  I think your track record speaks for itself though, I know that I am going to gain wisdom anytime I read one of your blog posts!

Sep 16, 2020 05:54 AM #11
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Erik Hiss
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Worthington, OH
You can trust me for all your real estate needs!

You got me in the front door!

Sep 16, 2020 06:18 AM #12
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Liz and Bill Spear ,

Your title did bring in bot males and females! Your message is loud and clear..know your audience and figure out what it will take to grab their attention!

Sep 16, 2020 06:34 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Cute, and I like the topic, something we should all be considering as AR revamps and we start getting better SEO results.

Sep 16, 2020 06:49 AM #14
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Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Naked pics will get them every time!

Sep 16, 2020 07:11 AM #15
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I'm so glad blogging works for you. Frankly, I have joined the "gorillas" and my business is doing really really well. As to the years that I spent an inordinate amount of time writing, I always found it surprising who read them but to be honest, I can't say I got sales from them.  The general public I mean, I did get some wonderful referrals from other Activerainers and I thank them for that.  And I still get the occasional call from people who have found my phone number that way; however, usually on something I wrote about merchants or restaurants here in town and they want to know what time they open etc.  Not blogging has really freed up a lot of my time to go out there and do sales one on one.  I am very active in my community and other people have written me up, and that has given me tremendous exposure. Finally, yes, I do miss writing blogs, that was fun, but if it doesn't bring you business, well...

Sep 16, 2020 01:23 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Shannon Jones
The Shannon Jones Team - Long Beach, CA
Long Beach CA Real Estate

Great advice and you brought a smile to my face!

Sep 16, 2020 02:23 PM #17
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Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Lifetime Friend/Helper!

Yes, Liz and Bill Spear I get it!  Just GRIN and BEAR it!

Sep 16, 2020 03:19 PM #18
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRS, Broker, Instructor
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hey it could work as a headline for a nudist neighborhood!  Maybe Scott Godzyk can give you a few tips for that......LOL! H just wrote a post about it.

Sep 16, 2020 04:33 PM #19
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Okay, after Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana! mentioned you in her post I had to come see what it was all about. Having been here on AR for ?decades? I knew what it wasn't... so I had to see what it was Liz and Bill Spear 

Sep 16, 2020 06:25 PM #20
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Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Liz and Bill Spear 
Yet another chance to learn about real estate and clients from you, thanks! 
One thing I love about looking at Michelangelo's art is remembering his explanation that whenever he saw a piece of stone, he set out to free the image trapped inside. This time it was a powerful male... What a mind he must have had! All the best - Lynn

 

PS  I guess there's a pun somewhere about long tail given the image you presented to us. 

Sep 16, 2020 07:51 PM #21
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Bill;

Some great advice, as always, and a good illustration of your point with the title and the photo. Ultimately it comes down to WHO do you want to attract, WHY, and WHAT are you offering them. There are far too many choices these days and my bet is consumers don't want to waste their time if they are looking for something specific. You can either provide or or you can't/don't.

Jeff

Sep 16, 2020 08:07 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Randy Mitchelson,APR
Marketing Coach & Homeland Heroes Home Loans - Bonita Springs, FL
First Impressions are made at First Click

Great advice and clever way to "walk the walk"

 

Sep 17, 2020 06:13 AM #23
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Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

I have included an accurate photo of me when I am trying to learn both the best and most efficient way to blog...where to blog...how to blog...and what to blog.

Mike McCann Mach1 Realty Tyring to understand the world we now live in!!

Sep 17, 2020 06:39 AM #24
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Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

A great title to capture the reader!!  But we know it is the content that will keep them!

Sep 17, 2020 06:41 AM #25
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Liz and Bill Spear - I learned about the long tail keyword from Bob Stewart's Active Rain U.

Sep 18, 2020 11:27 AM #26
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