First thing, let me be right up front that I have a financial interest in www.IOwnPage1.com . OK, now that's off my chest... let's roll...
One of my many interests is in the area of search engine optimization (SEO). It's a game, and games have always intrigued me. Especially one like credit improvement and Real Estate SEO that have vague ill-defined rules.
So, first for my own business, I set out to understand what I could do to gain control over the search engine results in my adopted hometown of Temecula, CA. A major part of that was ActiveRain. I learned about high value keyword links, mirrored blogs, rss, all that stuff. And it works! Within a week or so of starting here at ActiveRain, my blog was showing up on page 1 for all sorts of search terms; Temecula No Down Home Loans, Temecula Bank Owned Homes, Temecula REO Home Loan, and dozens of other combinations.
The thing was, and I'm sure many of you can relate... I knew a bunch of agents and loan officers who either would not or could not duplicate my success because they could not or would not duplicate my effort, even though I penciled it all out and sent it in my newsletter . Many of them asked me to help them get the kind of results I was having on search engines, and were willing to pay me to do it. I never accepted, because I couldn't figure out how to blog on someone else' behalf, about an unfamiliar real estate market in an unfamiliar town. If anybody has the secret to that please let me know.
Then I discovered video... Not that I'd never seen a video before (and just as an aside, I think it is important to note that the video Take On Me, by A-Ha, is the best video ever!), and I had even made a couple using a neat bit of software from Adobe called VlogIt . If you're interested in making your own video blogs, you definitely should have VlogIt. It only costs $29 (you need a webcam) and you're in business.
But the real discovery, for me at least, was how video gets preferred treatment with the search engines; especially Google. Take a look. If you Google "Jackson Rehab Property", you'll see that several of the top 10 placements on page one are videos. My videos. Hmm... ActiveRain and videos... powerful combination...
So I decided to run a couple of experiments. I made a couple of simple property description videos for Maribeth Wright, a real estate agent in Santee, CA, and a couple of simple loan videos for myself. And I uploaded them all over the place; to 60+ sites. Yahoo Video, Google, Video, Youtube, Revver, Vimeo, Myspace, Facebook, podcast.com, and dozens of others
Guess who owns Page 1 for Santee Bank Owned Properties (#'1-7,9 as I write this), Santee REO (1-5,9-10), and about a dozen other phrases? Yep, Maribeth Wright is the perso to see for Bank Owend property in Santee, CA or Santee REO's , at least if you believe Google. And of course, if one looks for Temecula No Down Home Loans (I'm at positions 1 thru 5 as I write), and a dozen other phrases, you'll see that I Own Page 1 on those real estate related search results.
Now, my blog and website were already active, so that helped, but Maribeth had neither a blog nor a website, so I helped he set one up here at ActiveRain, and since she is listed on her broker's website, I linked the videos to that. Which explains why Rick Barker Realty is now showing up on page one for a number of searches. You're welcome Rick....:)
Now, as much as I was frustrated that I could not offer to help people with the blogging side of things (I can only write what I know, not what someone else knows...), I CAN help others out with videos. It's a knack.
So, with a couple of partners, I started a new website, IOwnPage1.com . Basically I have automated the process of creating short videos (we can also use your existing videos and virtual tours in most cases, optimizing them for streaming, and uploading them to 60+ high value sites (myspace, youtube, revver, etc). The hardest part, frankly, is setting up all the accounts with the 60+ free sites. It's a manual task that resists automation. Then getting you into the swing of our system; either uploading your existing video, or creating what amounts to a narrated slideshow, on the fly. It's quite easy actually. If you'll email us a few pictures, and call our toll free audio hotline, we can match them up and have your video ready to submit to all 60+ sites within 48 hours. Within 48 hours after submission, usually a lot less (under a day), you will be able to see your videos showing up in google on page 1.
Now, you could do this all for yourself. If it doesn't intimidate you, I would encourage you do just that. It's very rewarding. It's not rocket science, and I've already told you most of what you need to know. But just like changing the oil or a muffler on a car, it may not be very cost effective or time effective for you to be filming and producing your videos, optimizing them , and uploading them 60+ times to 60+ separate sites. Add that up and it takes a lot more than $97 at minimum wage to get that done. But because we have the proper tools, we can automate much of the grinding work. Your job, as I mentioned before, is to simply email in a couple of pictures and leave a voicemail We'll take care of the rest.
I will say, IOwnPage1.com 's methodology works best for geographically specific terms (like, say Temecula No Down Home Loans , or Temecula Mortgage ), as opposed to "Mortgage", where you are competing with million dollar ad budgets. We target up to six keyword phrases with each submission. The initial setup process will include the first two videos, plus setting up the 60+ video site accounts. Then, just as with ActiveRain, it is important to keep content fresh. So we have a monthly subscription that includes up to two additional videos each month for $97/ mo.
I am so confident in the success we can help real estate agents achieve in their local market, that my partners and I have agreed to offer this GUARANTEE:
"You and YOUR LISTINGS on Google's Page 1 in YOUR local market. In ONE WEEK or LESS. Guaranteed!" Or your set up fee of $497 will be promptly refunded. No questions asked. There's a couple of short videos giving further details at the site, or you can feel free to contact me direct (click the RingMe button below).
Best Regards and See You Outside the Box!
PS If you are listing bank owned properties, and the bank is ready to start working with investors, touch base with me. I may be able to introduce you to some aggressive investors who buy in your area.
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