Jonathan Crompton, Helping you establish your roots in the lowcountry (Keller Williams Realty)

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Candice A. Donofrio
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Hell no, we just like to hear ourselves talk.
KIDDING

Any time you're demonstrating your communication skills and ability to disseminate information to the masses, the more masses you can reach, the better.

The end game is, you're perceived as an expert in that subject you are writing about.

It's a Chinese bamboo plant. It takes forever for the first shoots to come up and then they grow to be 80 ft tall.

Jun 19, 2018 01:01 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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You can post to post.  However, you will get much more when your participate, read posts and comment.  You will be surprised that you may actually get some referrars or even make friends.  Like with everything in life you get what you put into it.  A

Jun 19, 2018 12:57 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not sure what post blogs to post blogs means. I share my posts on social media essentially to build "street cred."  Most of the activity I get on my virtual tours is from active rain, so somebody is looking at my posts and I doubt all that much traffic is from AR members. I can see the difference in views when I post to members only or to the public.

Jun 19, 2018 02:44 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It works for me Jonathan Crompton . I think mainly because of the "Google juice" that I appear higher up the list of Minot Realtors if I did not participate. Am I swimming in clients because of AR.... no... but I enjoy being here so I'll stick around a long time.

Jun 19, 2018 02:03 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

if does if your blog posts get SEO.... 

Jun 19, 2018 01:26 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I received a phone call this morning that I know was due to a post I had published some time in the past.   While ActiveRain was never mentioned,  I know AR is the source. The call did not result in any sign of a potential sale but I don't have that expectation. 

Jun 19, 2018 02:07 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Sure works for me, as long as they are not "Members only" posts the public and Google will see them.

And FB shares of these tends to magnify the effect.

Jun 19, 2018 01:28 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Well just posting with no direction won't get you anywhere. You have to know SEO somewhat on who or what you want to target. If you use the wrong keywords you won't get picked up in Google & it's like going no where.

Jun 19, 2018 04:55 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

If being found online is everything , then what does one do proactively to accomplish that ?

Jun 19, 2018 01:25 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have many great responses here Jonathan. It sure does help my SEO for my website.

Jun 19, 2018 08:14 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I have hit and miss luck with it.

I’ve enjoyed my blog posts when they create an outside opportunity and that happens ENOUGH TO KEEP ME GOING.

Jun 19, 2018 07:48 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It helps with search engines and with link juice to your website.  Just pick the right headers to be found in the search results.

Jun 19, 2018 07:12 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Use SEO strategies when writing posts.  Alt text behind images, long tail keywords, the works.   Be consistent.  Share or link your posts to your website, social media, WordPress, whatever else you have.

Jun 19, 2018 05:14 PM
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Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

I suppose it depends on what your goal is. Are you linking your blog here to a blog on your website? Or vice versa? What you'll find is that reading the posts and the comments here...posting and commenting on the posts of others builds relationships that are why many of us love being in the community. 

Jun 19, 2018 04:14 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

You can choose to link your blog to an outside source which will help your SEO

Jun 19, 2018 04:08 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

One wonders....

Jun 19, 2018 03:37 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

It has helped me gain referrals from other parts of the country several times which means money in my pocket. That's an advantage Jonathan...

Jun 19, 2018 08:44 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Yes.

Jun 19, 2018 02:24 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jonathan Crompton - Good comparison from Candice A. Donofrio - it is a Chinese Bamboo plant for sure.

Jun 19, 2018 10:34 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

 I was just in Google Analytics for my website and found that many pages that are linked from here actually rank quite a bit higher than if I don't have a link back to a post on my site. AR has some good Google juice so, post here and share away on your social media sites. 

That type of sharing definitely helps you rank higher in Google and other search engines.

Jun 19, 2018 10:16 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

We hope so, don't we.

Jun 19, 2018 08:09 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Hopefully.

Jun 19, 2018 02:02 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Candice A. Donofrio nailed this one!

Jun 20, 2018 06:23 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It SHOULD be getting your name and what you do out in the public. If it is not, you need to change what you write about. A steady mix of local events, market reports and stories with tips and advice work incredible for me. After referrals my Active Rain blog is my leading source for new clients

Jun 20, 2018 05:40 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

'Post blogs to post blogs"

If that is true, then blogging on AR is doing nothing for you.

Had you mentioned your blogs were to promote the unique home evaluation service or the depth of knowledge you have about (your location) buying and selling that has proven to be beneficial to your clients, with such purpose, the message can be honed to deliver measurable results.

Citizens are NOT shopping for you name but they are LOOKING for solutions to their perceived problems. Market your solutions not your name, then  make certain you embed the trace elements to measure your efforts.

Golden Rule Number ONE. Don't make AR your blog home. Use AR to feed (link to) your real blogging site.

 

Jun 20, 2018 05:13 AM
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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

YES, I constantly get calls on blogs that I write, it is all about providing good local content and information.

Jun 20, 2018 04:24 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Anytime your name is seen by anyone that is good

Jun 19, 2018 08:45 PM
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

Absolutely not. Go knock on 20 doors to the right and left of your latest listing and then walk across the street and do 20 more. You don't make squat doing this. I do it because I blog on my radio show, am very opinionated and LOVE to express it! 

Jun 19, 2018 06:19 PM
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Jonathan Crompton
Keller Williams Realty - Mount Pleasant, SC
Helping you establish your roots in the lowcountry

Thank you all, I have been a member for some time post.  I was just curious if the effort I put into the blogs does bring me up on my seo.... I appreciate the feedback, did not expect so many answers!  

Jun 23, 2018 08:29 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

If you use keywords, and the public searches for those words, your posts should get found.

Jun 23, 2018 06:32 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I think it helps your SEO!

Jun 22, 2018 09:41 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Jonathan Crompton 

I searched you on line. You have ample of presence if people use internet looking for agents.

In my case, AR shows as top hits. Not sure people read blogs much.  They seem like Twitter etc better. None of the individual blogs show up. It used to list 3 blogs today nada.

 

Jun 20, 2018 10:38 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

If done well, yes it does.  Good titles. Great relevant content. Linking structure. Correct use of SEO and related tools.  
Adding to that, the engagement with the community builds relationships and referrals.

Jun 20, 2018 08:06 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Google your name and see.

Jun 20, 2018 07:22 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

It depends on how you blog, Jonathan.  There is a strategy to effective blogging to improve your SEO rankings.  I will tell you blogging was my most effective marketing technique during my lengthy career.  It takes time to build but is the gift that keeps on giving. 

Jun 20, 2018 06:16 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It depends how you use it and your content!

Jun 20, 2018 05:55 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

It should if you do it correctly.

Jun 20, 2018 05:49 AM