Social Marketing and website rankings

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with RE/MAX DWELL

I am thinking about doing a class for my company on Social Networking, because in our office meeting last week my manager asked how many people have Myspace or Facebook pages and I was the only one. I have always thought that the more times my name and contact info is out there the easier it will be for people to find me. What I really have to work on is quality as well as quantity. I wish I had more hours in the day to write more blogs.

So, I want to talk about the importance of being on a few of these sites since they are some of the most popular sites on the internet and a great way to connect with people. I was searching around on the internet for aticles about Facebook and Myspace and didn't find as many as I thought there would be. I also spent some time on Alexa.com looking up the traffic of different sites. 

Maybe the most important reason to be on either Myspace or Facebook is that they get lots of traffic mostly from word of mouth. According to Alexa.com, RealEstate.com (my company site) is ranked 14,041, Facebook is ranked 5 and Myspace is #7 in the World. Facebook just passed Myspace with worldwide traffic earlier this year. In the US, Myspace is #3, Facebook is #5, and Realestate.com is #3,421.

Other interesting sites Worldwide are

3. YouTube

16. Hi5

29. Photobucket

214. LinkedIn

875. Realtor®.com

891. Twitter

1,417.Zillow

2,215. Trulia

9,659. Active rain

  I use Myspace more for my friends and old class mates. I do mention that I am a Realtor®, and often mention real estate related things in my current status and mood section. I have in the past put little blurbs on the U of A page mentioning that as a grad I know the university area very well and can help people find rentals or houses to buy. From this simple free blurb I have gotten several rental leads that I referred to a rental agency and sold one student a $240,000 condo.

I read Jason's blog and felt encouraged  and excited that he is having success with several sites.

 

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one of the most important parts of a good affiliate mareketing website is orginal and valuable. It can also take months before those links improve our rankings.Social media marketing is becoming more of an accepted part of the online. All the experts agree that social marketing is going to become even more important to our rankings .

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Oct 21, 2008 06:47 PM #1
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That is a great idea to have a class for your colleagues on Social Networking.  Definitely the direction things are moving.  I've tried searching for agents by name and can't locate them online!  You are right about making it easy for others to find you.

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