Active Rain: Business is Booming Thanks To Blogging

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Active Rain is working great for me as a lead generation and sales tool. I have been blogging on Active Rain since early March and it took some time to get results.  Now I am getting a good flow of leads that I am converting to business. 

Here are some of the adjustments I have made over time that have helped people find me on Active Rain:

1. Stop posting "junk" blogs.  By "junk" blogs I mean blogs that have no real value.  I will admit there was a time I would post a blog just to get some points.  Now I make sure my blogs have value related to either my real estate of coaching services.

2. Better use of keywords.  The titles and keywords of certain posts have gotten me leads.  I live in Cambridge, MN and every so often do a post about something in that area and I get found.  Same with some of the surrounding cities.  Putting the city in the keywords and in the title will get you found in a search.

3. (Invite Your "Dawg's") -Let friends/family/other professionals know about Active Rain.  The more people that know this is a valuable tool. The more people there will be to search for you or me!!

4. Be yourself!  I write a lot of encouraging and inspiration type of posts. I believe the energy you send out comes back so I write posts to help make people feel good. That goodness returns from all avenues of life!

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Chuck Carstensen is a Realtor with The Discovery Team at RE/MAX; helping buyers, sellers, and investors of residential real estate.  He is a Dynamic Life Coach; The Discovery Coach- "Helping you discover your talents, desires and purpose." Carstensen is a speaker and co-author in the best selling book series Wake Up...Live the Life You Love: Your Wake Up Moments (available this winter).

 

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Chuck Carstensen is a Realtor with RE/MAX Results in Elk River and Cambridge, MN.  Helping buyers, sellers and investors in great Minnesota counties like Sherburne, Isanti, Wright, Anoka, Chisago, Hennipen and Mille Lacs. He is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE).

Contact Chuck by emailing him at chuck.carstensen@results.net or by phone at 612-290-3809. 

 

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Rainer
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Bobby Stevens
Windermere Real Estate/Lane County - Eugene, OR
Realtor, Eugene, Oregon

Thanks for the tips, Chuck. I use my city in keywords, but incorporating into post titles is a great idea!

Oct 29, 2008 04:30 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Bill Ladewig
LoanOfficerSchool.com - Escondido, CA
Experience Is Your Advantage

Good advice and thanks Chuck.  I had not thought to use my locality in my keywords... duh!

Oct 29, 2008 04:30 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Thanks for the information.  Sounds like keywords it the key to success.

Oct 29, 2008 04:32 AM #3
Rainer
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Sean Dreznin
NAI Tampa Bay - Sarasota, FL
Commercial Investment Real Estate Agent

Chuck,

I like the sound of those ideas.  The city in keywords is a great tool and I can certainly see the relevance in "junk" blogging vs. relevant content.

Thanks for the advice.

Sean

Oct 29, 2008 04:34 AM #4
Rainer
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Erin Fogarty
CyberSunshine - South Fort Myers, FL

I'm so glad you learned all this in your experiences in blogging!  Sounds like it's finally paying off for you.  Good luck!

Oct 29, 2008 04:40 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Congratulations to you chuck. I am very happy that it is working for you. This is such a great place to be. Much success to you. Great post.

Oct 29, 2008 04:45 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota Real Estate Expert

The one thing I would like to improve on is the use of photos...maybe someday...

Oct 29, 2008 05:38 AM #7
Rainer
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Shannon Gilmore, CRS
Long and Foster Real Estate - Warrenton, VA
Real Estate Sales Associate with Long and Foster

Chuck glad you are experiencing such success.  You have some super tips here and I think the best is the last .... being yourself ... good advice although sharing the blog is also great because it's something we often forget to do, or put on our promotional materials.  Thanks your posts area always positive.

Oct 29, 2008 11:49 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Dave Woodson
Dave Woodson - Chesterton, IN
Not the Average Agent

good points, Chuck, I am trying to be a better blogger.  I am working on it everyday

Dave

Oct 29, 2008 04:56 PM #9
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

You definately have been a busy blogger (119 posts in March).  I am glad to see that you are having success.  I feel that I will also have success if I keep at it.  I have been on AR for almost 5 months and still am not anywhere near 119 posts total.  I guess I need to get busy.

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