ActiveBlogs - Link Love and SEO

Education & Training with Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp Non-Licensed

Many AR members have been creating and setting up their outside ActiveBlogs on ActiveRain.  I've had the pleasure of helping some, but also know that there have been a ton of these created that I and others have missed.  Driving visitors and traffic to your new Blogs is essential in getting them Active and all over the search engines.  Here's a great chance and way to do that.

Please take a moment to visit these members Blogs, see what they've done, and drive them some SEO love.  It would be great if you could leave them a comment too.  I'm sure they will all do the same for you.

There's a wide variety of styles and Blog types from our various Industry Professionals, everything from REALTORS®, Stagers, Lenders etc.  I'd love to have some examples from every AR Category below.

[ Real Estate Agents ] [ Loan Officers ] [ Mortgage Companies ] [ Inspectors ] [ Appraisers ][ Title Companies ] [ Escrow Companies ] [ Real Estate Attorneys ] [ Real Estate Auctioneers ][ Virtual Assistants ] [ Home Stagers ] [ Real Estate - Others ] [ Account Execs ] [ Mortgage Processors ][ Real Estate Brokerages ] [ Builder-Contractors ] [ Real Estate Medias ] [ Real Estate Trainers ] [ Notaries ][ Commercial Real Estate Agents ] [ Environmental Services ] [ Commercial Lenders ] [ Business Brokers ][ Property Managers ] [ Real Estate Sales People ] [ Architectural Designs ] [ Financial Planners ][ Insurance Broker or Agents ]

Be sure to take a second and leave us a link to YOUR ActiveBlog in the comments so we can add you to this list.  There are probably 700 - 1000 of them out there right now, and soon there will be thousands more.  Let us know about yours, or add a link here when you get one setup, I'll try and help pay it forward.

We're also looking for some ActiveBlog examples to feature on our AR landing page.  This is for when other members are interested in finding out more about creating their ActiveBlogs and want to see what you have done with yours.  If you're interested in being on that page, again, just leave your link below.

Disclaimer: This post is exempt from the AR terms of service and community guidelines regarding spam or hijacking by leaving your links in the comments of another members Blog post.  I'm soliciting them.  :-)



Robert Hammerstein
Christie's International Real Estate - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Brad - As usual a little late getting here but here's our team site :

Very cool. I'm still learning. Bob{Robert} H. here.....

Mar 16, 2009 05:31 AM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Mar 18, 2009 05:28 PM
Mark Hall
Realty One Group Cascadia - Vancouver, WA
Homes for Sale Vancouver Washington

I have 2 to share:

Thanks for a great post!

Apr 06, 2009 12:15 PM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Here you go:



Apr 13, 2009 08:44 AM
Sherry Siegel, Managing Broker, EcoBroker, ABR
BrokersGroup, serving Sequim and Port Angeles - Sequim, WA

"Overwhelmed" is the word that comes to mind. Dropping down the rabbit also comes to mind. There are so many links--and GREATones, at that--that I am turning into a packrat of links/blogs/ and other assorted helps. Just call me Alice (in Wonderland).

Apr 13, 2009 06:58 PM
JB Brookman
JB Brookman Photography - Franklin, TN
High School Senior Portrait Photographer
Apr 13, 2009 08:52 PM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Sherry - just keep following the yellow brick road!  :-))

Apr 15, 2009 05:26 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Brad I think I'm starting to get this stuff...but have so much to learn. I'm sorry I heard about this too late.  When is the next one? 

My outsdie blog is at least up 

I've asked how to set up my name etc in comments but nobody seems to know how.  Please advise!

Active Rain Rocks......and so do all you guys!

PS  I got my first client yesterday from AR!!!!!!!

Anna Banana, Phoenix,AZ


Apr 17, 2009 06:08 AM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Anna - By George I think you are getting this stuff now...   lol~  That's great!  Why don't you give me a call on Monday and I can help walk you thru any issues and answer any questions that you may have.  Have a great weekend. :-)

Apr 18, 2009 06:23 AM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA

Hi Brad, Thanks for the help and I am doing the webinar this evening and tomorrow in case I need it twice, LOL.  My link:  but then you already knew that right?  :)

Apr 21, 2009 02:50 PM
The Somers Team
The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
Delivering Real Estate Happiness


Great stuff !  This came up on our Google Alerts this morning.  Our outside blog has been doing quite well since we added the Google analytics to it (thanks to another great Active Brad post ! )  You guys rock !  ~ Chris

Apr 21, 2009 11:41 PM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
William - great talking to you the other day, thanks for adding your OB here, it's looking great. Chris and Steph - No... you guys rock!! :-)
Apr 23, 2009 03:06 AM
Irene Kennedy

Am about to make changes based on today's great guidance on Categories and Topics but I already love having an OB.  And I'd welcome any constructive criticism others offer - AR staff & members are great guides!

Now I'm off to visit the other OBs you listed.

Jun 03, 2009 01:16 PM
Amy McAllister

Brad, Thank you for all this information. I have two outside blogs:  and I would love to have extra linking to my sites. I learn something new everyday on Activerain.

Jun 03, 2009 03:31 PM
Alexandria Virginia
Featuring Susan Craft, CRS, REALTOR® - McEnearney Associates - Alexandria, VA
Real Estate Editor

Love it.  Here is one of our outside blogs

We use several for different areas and marketing ideas.


Nov 03, 2009 06:10 AM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Hi Alexandria - nice blog.  I think you'd like the AR Outside Blogs better, call me if you're interested, and let me know... I can show and tell you why??  :-O

Nov 03, 2009 03:46 PM
Jen Bowman
Keller Williams on the Water - Holmes Beach, FL
Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL

Hi Brad, My Active Rain outside blog is I love that it was so easy to set up, thanks to AR.

Dec 06, 2009 05:11 AM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Brad,

Again Good post. Thanks for sharing outside blog links. Keep posting.


Best -Sash

Jan 03, 2010 04:00 AM
David Laven
EXP Realty - Burlington, VT
“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”-SA

Great post! My outside blog will be focusing on real estate that is walking distance to the T (the subway system in Boston). I decided to make my blog about this becuase my customers constantly ask them to find listings that are walking distance to the T. 

Jul 21, 2011 06:43 AM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Thanks David - I'll head over and check out your ActiveRain outside blog later today, I'm sure it's awesome! :-)

Jul 21, 2011 07:24 AM