John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor  (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS)

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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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I post to my website first. Then AFTER the post has been indexed by GOOGLE on my website - I then post it on AR and as many other sites as I can. 

We then share it through social media. 

We make sure we are linking to the content ( backlinks). 

We do a lot of vertical SEO. 

There is no such thing as a duplicate content penalty, you can read my explanations about this in the comments to other members here. 

Dec 28, 2017 05:39 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I do it exactly as Anita Clark does it - the website first, make sure it has been 'found' by the search engines and then here.

Unlike the common myth, if you're going to be penalized, it's not going to be on your own website (if you post it there first). So, you have no need to worry about it being considered duplicate content.

Dec 28, 2017 05:08 PM
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Personally, I would post to your site first, change up the article slightly (about 25% including the first paragraph) and repost to AR, and be sure to include a link in your AR article pointing back to your original article on your own site (with keywords you want the original to rank for).

Dec 28, 2017 01:42 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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John,

By posting it on AR after it has been published on yours.  We do that with our posts.  A

Dec 28, 2017 12:34 PM
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Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

John, I post on my blog site first, and then I post on AR. At the bottom of my AR blog, I put, This post was originally posted at www.XXXX: Title. 

Dec 28, 2017 03:49 PM
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
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Duplicate content will kill you on SEO and Google won't recognize it. In my world, it is never a good idea to duplicate content. I write an original blog on my website because that's where I want to capture my clients. 

To boost my website, I write an introduction of sorts to my blog on Active Rain. It's sort of like a commercial but it has meat in it, it's not worthless fluff. But is certainly not the same content. Plus, when AR links to my blog, it also sends out a blog to my outside blog which is duplicate content from Active Rain but NOT from my website. The point is to make everything point to your own website. To a blog you control and directly reap the benefits from.

Plus, I will say this, sometimes my content is found on Active Rain first. But the reader always ends up on my website, LOL.

Dec 28, 2017 03:33 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Some members are brilliant in linking AR and their personal blogs. I like how Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents does it. Check her posts. 

Dec 28, 2017 01:43 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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post to your website first and then copy and paste it to AR....

Dec 28, 2017 01:05 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I post on my website first and then share with social media and places were we cannot share, I cut and paste with backlinks to the original post on my website.  Seems to work well.

Dec 28, 2017 02:38 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Change it up a bit and rework the title. It isn't hard to do then link each one to the other one.

Dec 28, 2017 02:03 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Do both and modify the title as well as some of the content so it isn't duplicate.

Dec 28, 2017 01:55 PM
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Corinne Guest
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
The Choice of Professionals for Luxury Home Buying

Katerina Gasset has best answer, the only one you need to consider. Personally I slowly dropped AR as a blogging platform, much better results elsehwere.

Dec 29, 2017 05:45 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do the same as Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Dec 28, 2017 12:48 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Post on your website first

Dec 29, 2017 02:26 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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With great answers from Anita Clark or Katerina Gasset, I am sure you got it.... lol!

Dec 28, 2017 10:38 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Good advice by Katerina Gasset .

Dec 28, 2017 05:57 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Thank you for the question John DL Arendsen ! I'm trying to work on my website as well.

Dec 28, 2017 05:52 PM
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Steve Penner
Royal LePage / Moneyledgers Software - Winnipeg, MB
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Excellent question!

Dec 28, 2017 04:57 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Can't say I have anything to add to the great answers below. Posting to your blog first is key, and I would avoid duplication.

Dec 28, 2017 04:20 PM
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Carol Williams
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As an alternative to posting duplicate content, you could post an introductory summary of the article on AR and link to the full article on YOUR website.  This kills two birds with one stone by ecouraging the reader to visit your primary site.

Dec 28, 2017 03:42 PM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
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I post in on AR ater I publish it on my website.  You can change the title a bit, or a few words in the content...

Dec 28, 2017 02:16 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Just leave your AR membership active. You have over 500,000 points. You can jsut check in at AR now and then. There is an AR facebook group, but I don't know how many members are on it.

Dec 28, 2017 12:50 PM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
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What Katerina Gasset said.

Dec 29, 2017 01:58 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

John, you have the answer from the most trusted source on AR for SEO, Katerina Gasset.

Dec 29, 2017 01:26 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

The duplicate content concept is misunderstood by many.  I post on my WP site. I use a plugin that auto-posts to my FB business page, LinkedIn and Twitter. If I have the time I will share on G+ and AR once the post or page is indexed.  When I do share on AR I aways leave a line at the bottom showing the original post with the backlink. 

Dec 29, 2017 09:05 AM
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John DL Arendsen
CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

Once again I can always count on someone/s answer from the AR platform. I have yet to ever ask a Q that someone couldn't answer. Thanks everyone. Have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperious New Year!! 

 

Dec 29, 2017 07:06 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Katerina Gasset nailed this one!

Dec 29, 2017 05:17 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Post it on your site first then AR, but chane some wording in the opening paragraph

Dec 28, 2017 04:05 PM
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Paul Weese
Colorado Group Realty - Steamboat Springs, CO
Steamboat Springs Broker and Outdoor Enthusiast

I agree with posting to your own site first then AR.  I like to write 600 words or so for my site.  Cutting this down to less for AR would alleviate some duplicate content problems.  Using different photos with changed descriptions/titles helps.

Dec 28, 2017 03:12 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Anita Clark  and Katerina Gasset have your answer!

Dec 30, 2017 02:03 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Post here 3 days after you post to your website. That's how I [preserve the relevance of my Podcast posts while still posting here. It's a 3 day rule with Google.

Dec 29, 2017 07:55 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, that's simple, but does take some time.

Just write something different on here and link back to your original content.  That will actually strengthen the SEO on your site (while interacting here).

Dec 29, 2017 05:13 AM
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Bob Crane
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I just use an RSS feed to have my AR blog show up directly into my website and keep the blogging on AR.

Dec 28, 2017 09:13 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Good answers so far

Dec 28, 2017 03:29 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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You have received some good advice.

Dec 28, 2017 01:19 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

You are getting good advice from those more astute than me!

Dec 28, 2017 12:57 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

At times I post the full blog to my web site, and do a partial one on AR, and link to my web site.

Dec 31, 2017 07:54 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

John DL Arendsen Learned a lot here today with your question.

Dec 29, 2017 11:53 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Post to your website first and then reference your AR posts to it.

Dec 29, 2017 06:15 AM
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Sam Shueh
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I think so.

Dec 28, 2017 08:04 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Others have given you good advice

Dec 28, 2017 04:08 PM