Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast (Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)

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Kat Palmiotti
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There are a lot of people who use their phones to find things out. Click on the safari app or get Siri geared up, and go! "How to buy a house" or "how to sell a house" or "is that house for sale?". If you aren't posting blogs with the answers to those questions, someone who is will be found.

 

Feb 22, 2018 03:12 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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    If you post it they will come.

Feb 21, 2018 09:12 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Write 9-second blogs.

Feb 22, 2018 05:22 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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I think that the long blog post getting the seo is a myth.  People read and react to the short ones, and I suspect that this is noticed.

Feb 21, 2018 08:05 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Thomas,

We never wanted to reach everybody, just the one who have more attention. And we do.  A

Feb 21, 2018 07:44 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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If it drives people to my listings and my website to search for homes, I don't care how much of a post they read. The blogging part for me is also a lot about "street cred" as is most of my social media... 

Feb 22, 2018 04:16 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I gear my blogs towards what I believe to be viable questions people ask.  "What's my home worth?",  listing address, "Open houses in XXXX".  For those I think it still works.  Personally, I've cut social media out of my life and I'm VERY close to doing so with the business.  I've already limited it significantly and I'm going even further in the next few days. 

Feb 22, 2018 03:58 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

I am so totally with you. That has been my #1 thought on the whole subject. Who cares what G thinks when no one has the patience to read the post?

I'm with ya ... tell me what to do? Suggestions?

I'm still doing shorter posts no matter what SEO people say.

Feb 22, 2018 05:44 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I prefer short blogs.

 

Feb 22, 2018 05:36 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
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They do look at blogs on their phones. There are a variety of people out there. Some read details and others don't. 

Feb 22, 2018 05:00 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do not want to reach every one, just a few using keywords hidden in a blog that make it searchable. Although traffic is down since AR changes, I am still getting at least 1 new client a week from my AR blogs. SO that is worth it to me. Plus i like writing them and interacting with everyone

Feb 22, 2018 04:52 AM
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You raise an intriguing and relevant topic, Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro! - Tim 

Feb 22, 2018 10:58 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Blog posts are ranked and it does make the phone ring.

Feb 22, 2018 07:41 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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I can ride out the rest of my career with boomers and Gen Xers who have a 15 second span of attent...............   ___________________________________________

Feb 22, 2018 06:55 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Kat Palmiotti nailed this one!

Feb 22, 2018 06:28 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I would imagine you still need to be the resource when people are looking at more than pictures and videos, and are attempting to get real information, in black & white,

Feb 22, 2018 06:12 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I agree to some degree. I believe that shorter is better for those with short attention spans - those with the 'want it now' mentality still have questions that we can answer quite thoroughly in short blog posts.

Feb 22, 2018 05:55 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
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Blogs are still available to be read on a cell phone... they are like mini computers now.. consumers can search on their cell phones almost like the computer and find real estate information...After all 90 +% of consumers use a computer or cell phone to research real estate... of real estate related information

Feb 22, 2018 05:22 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It is futile to think you can reach everybody. Some will tune in and some will not!

Feb 22, 2018 04:58 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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Clearly you do not understand the purpose of the PILLAR post, that exhaustive 2,000 to 10,000 word post.

I suggest you do more homework

HINT: it has nothing to do with the readers attention span.

Feb 22, 2018 04:40 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Some older people still read  blogs.

 

Feb 24, 2018 09:56 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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I don't get through 2,000 word posts, but the public may, if it is interesting and something they are looking for.

Feb 24, 2018 07:29 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro - I think you talked about the number of words in the blog, Am I right?

Feb 22, 2018 09:34 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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My followers that are not real estate friends tell me they are done reading after about 100 words.

 

Anything real long they pass over.

Feb 22, 2018 10:05 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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When conducting research or investigations all online data is surfed

Feb 22, 2018 09:14 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Review your marketing strategy. Take a look at your marketing mix. Analyze your goals and objectives. Assess the desired results. Then you'll be able to answer your question as to what results you wish to achieve.

Feb 22, 2018 07:18 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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That is a bit extreme.

Feb 21, 2018 07:21 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I don't read long blogs and scan read most of them. If the topic is really interesting I will spend more time but not read 2000 words ever.

Jul 06, 2018 08:30 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Some do read

Feb 22, 2018 01:43 AM