This morning I was putzing around on the internet, getting sitemaps registered with Google, correcting some title tags on posts, etc when I thought I'd stop by Mikes Marketing Tools for a gander at my rankings for one of my sites, sacramentorealestateviews.com.
As I've recently gotten back into resale after working in new homes for a year, I didn't expect much from my rankings, honestly. I thought maybe in six months I'd come up in the top 3 pages of, well, anything, somewhere on the se's.
#5 This Morning on Yahoo!
Surpised the living daylights out of me. I was ahead, this morning, of many other top end sites in my region on page #1. While I've seen this over and over again with clients of the Real Estate Tomato, when it happens to you, it's pretty cool.
I don't expect this to last as I haven't been real estate blogging very long, just a month, and consistent results like this take a bit of time to establish long term.
While Yahoo! is not Google in terms of popularity, it is the #2 ranked search engine in the world. I'm thankful for the placement.
First Buyer Lead
I got my first buyer lead as well, we found a house for them yesterday and I'm writing the contract for them today. All in less than one month.
In 5 years and $8K of having a static website aka a "billboard on the moon" (but boy was it nice!) no one ever came to an open house I was having and said they found me because of my website. Not once. This happened in two weeks of blogging.
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