Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: Hyper-Local Blogging is Loved by Google Juice

Hyper-Local Blogging is Loved by Google Juice

For the past few weeks, I've been learning a lot about SEO and how to get my blogs and websites ranked higher up in the search engines, without paying ungodly amounts of money to all those spamming companies.  I've spoken to a few of my regular blog visitors and they've all noticed a change in the formats and how the blog posts are written.

Is that good or bad?  It's good on my part, but I can see how it's a little more robotic on their part. However, I'm not blogging just for conversation with other members of ActiveRain.  I'm blogging in order to help capture more of my audience and dig deeper into how they are searching different words.

Below are a few examples of how I went from being ranked almost no where for main words, to being consistently ranked on page one.  Granted, I'm not in the first position on all terms, but I've made it to the first page, and for only working on this for a few weeks, that's a huge leap in this competitive Austin market.

With "Lake Pointe Bee Cave TX Homes for Sale" I'm ranked #1 and #2!!  I'm ranked higher than their main HOA page!!

lake pointe austin bee cave tx



I was very surprised, but as I would receive leads through my PPC accounts, I found many people searched the term "Hill Country Austin TX" so I incorporated that into my blogs and appear many times on page one.

Hill Country Austin TX Real Estate google print screen



Falconhead West is the community I live in and there are a couple of other Realtors that live here too, so I'm making sure I'm found being ranked high and often for future business as I meet and get to know my new neighbors.

falconhead bee cave google print screen



Lakeway TX is a very popular city in the area, and I have family that live there, so I'm also trying to make sure I capture the eyes of their neighbors.

Lakeway Austin TX google print screen


What you'll notice is that Google isn't finding just my ActiveRain site, but it's also finding my outside blog along with the localism links as well.  When you blog about hyper-local content, Google loves you!  I'm appearing multiple times for each blog, but on different platforms, and you never know which platform the consumer will like. Even my blogs for the different restaurants and shops in the area are highly ranked on page one.

I am a TREC (Texas Real Estate Commission) approved instructor, and I teach MCE classes about creating an internet presence, and I've definitely learned some new things the past few weeks.  Thank you to Katerina Gasset for your help and advice with some of the information beyond just the basics.  I had never thought about how important long tail keywords were.  I always concentrated on the short tail keywords as I felt that was more and most important... but it's not!

Some of the blogs I wrote for the above results are:

Geronimo Park - Apache Shores - Lakeway TX - Quaint Little Park

City of Lakeway TX - Lakeway City Park - Halloween Goblin Glow

Falconhead PGA Golf Course - Bee Cave TX

Real Estate - Lakeway TX Homes for Sale - Austin Texas - Market Activity

Falconhead - Bee Cave TX - Golf Course Community Great Place to Call Home!

Lake Pointe Austin - Bee Cave TX - Market Activity

Hill Country Austin TX Real Estate - Sales Have Increased

Hill Country Galleria Bee Cave Austin TX - Concert Series

Falconhead West Bee Cave TX - TailGate Party was a Success

Falconhead West Bee Cave Austin TX - Tour and Tailgate Party

Real Estate Hill Country Austin TX Homes Are Selling!

Lake Pointe, Austin TX Market Activity

**Are You Packed Yet?** 

donna harris Realtor Austin TX blog

Donna Harris, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Austin Skyline
www.DonnaHomes.com
Donna@DonnaHomes.com

Austin TX Real Estate and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, West Lake Hills, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Hill Country Austin TX Real Estate and beyond. Whether you're buying or selling an Austin home, I'll be with you every step of the way. 

For real time Austin TX listings, click here.

** #1 Agent in my Office for all of 2008 **

Copyright© 2009 By Donna Harris, All Rights Reserved. You may re-blog with links back to this post.
* Hyper-Local Blogging is Loved by Google Juice * was first published on donnahomesblog.com

Comment balloon 81 commentsDonna Harris • October 28 2009 04:17PM

Comments

Well that is some good news. More than ever i need to start posting data about my own areas of expertise! Thanks for the tip!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Donna, I understand the local blogging concept.

At the expense of sounding like a newbie, which unfortunately I am, what does the "Hyper" part refer to?

Posted by Ted Tyndall, I will help You find the Home YOU want to Buy (Davidson Realty Inc.) about 10 years ago

Russell, Oh no no no, this wasn't for you to read... move along and continue what you're doing!!!  ;)

Ted, Hyper is blogging further into a community instead of just the main city you're in.  THere are many people fighting for "Austin TX Real Estate" so breaking it further down into a section of Austin or a specific community of Austin makes it Hyper.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Yeah! I am happy to see it all worked out for you. Seems you are ranked pretty high on all those searches. Kudos for implementing these changes.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) about 10 years ago

John, Thanks, and I'm hoping to stick with it!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Hi Donna. Someone reblogged your post and I would have missed it. It's great to see that the long tails have worked for you. It is obviously working. ~ Lana

Posted by Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i (Aloha Kai Real Estate) about 10 years ago

It's amazing that no matter how good we are or how much we know, there's always room for improvement.

I learned something today from reading your post.

Thank you Donna!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) about 10 years ago

Donna

That a great story.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 10 years ago

Donna.. this is awesome ! I'm trying to grasp this concept and boost my rankings as well. 

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) about 10 years ago

Congratulations on your rankings!!  May you reap many more clients as a result! :)

Posted by Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou (Keller Williams - BV) about 10 years ago

Thanks Donna! You are doing a great job implementing all that you are learning. I know that as you keep on building your presence the google bots will come by to visit more often and find your great content that actually provides good information for your searchers. I am going to reblog too. Thanks so much for the mention in your post. Katerina

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) about 10 years ago

Donna- Thanks for sharing your results and most importantly what you did to get those results.  Congrats on getting great placement with google!

 

Posted by Dora & Vincent Kwok, CNE - Chandler, Arizona Real Estate (HomeSmart Real Estate) about 10 years ago

The Golden Rule of Search Engines: Where you are, what you are, who you are, when you are... You got it!

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) about 10 years ago

Donna,

You have figured out some really great stuff. Thanks for sharing with the community. Need to put some of these ideas into good use and see how they play out.

Posted by Esko Kiuru about 10 years ago

congrats on your success. i always get what i need here. i was overwhelmed about this whole seo thing and when i searched for seo services and saw the prices, i decided that i had better sit my little self down and learn,lol i see it works.

Posted by Dee Neal, Atlanta Area Real Estate (Palmer House Properties) about 10 years ago

Hi Donna - It's impressive how quickly you've moved up the search results in the Austin market. Being new in the area this must be a big relief for you.

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) about 10 years ago

Donna- thanks for sharing with us what has been working for you.  Hyper local blogging takes some work, but it is well worth it. 

Posted by JB Brookman, High School Senior Portrait Photographer (JB Brookman Photography) about 10 years ago

Donna,  Thanks so much for the post.  That is definitely "ActiveRain Ambassador" type of material.  You are the kind of person that makes ActiveRain so incredibly relevant and helpful.

Posted by Mari Montgomery, Mari Realty (Mari Realty) about 10 years ago

Everything depends on intensity of your competition in a local area. The best way is to find niche key words and expoit them instead of trying to compete in cliche key words. You are abviously doing the right thing.

Posted by Sal Antsipenka about 10 years ago

Donna ~ we're hyper-excited about getting Google results that are as juicy as yours.  Great post!

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging that Sells Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) about 10 years ago

Hi Donna... Lots of food for thought in this post.  We should all be taking note of this!

Posted by Steve Shatsky about 10 years ago

Donna can I play with your little gold star when your done sharing it with everyone else? Don't give Steve any.

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) about 10 years ago

Donna

Good for you. You are finding, like many others, that hyper-local articles will get you where you need to be adn with less competition. I have had things end up on page 1 within hours in a few cases. Amazing. It doesn't always happen the way I expect, and some leads come from articles that are not highly ranked. I suspect this is true for others as well. I think it's important, however, to write for the consumer, and not JUST for Google. But that's just me.

Keep up the good work!!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 10 years ago

Great Post Donna and congrats on mastering the long tail.  Getting to the top of the search engines is great...just make sure you keep giving your target audience a reason to keep returning!  Good job!

Posted by Amy Jones Group, 4 Time BEST OF OUR VALLEY Winner (South East Valley - www.AmyJonesGroup.com) about 10 years ago

Donna, You make it sound so easy.  I have to learn to blog with long tail key words, i have read about it on AR, but am not sure if I am doing it correctly.  Is there any chance that you could do a webinar for other Active Rainers?

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) about 10 years ago

We talked about long tails alot in RainCamp. Definitely worth understanding if you are doing any blogging or SEO work. Thanks for all the titles, gave me some good ideas to use here. Sounds like Austin is treating you pretty good.

Posted by Raymond Gravelle about 10 years ago

Hi Donna, I am always interested in ideas to get a good page rank.  Like you, I have not paid for SEO, even though many have marketed to me.  My website is currently ranked 3/10 on Google.  I am currently working on Keywords.  By the time I am done, my goal is to get a ranking of 7-8, wherein I can overtake the market leaders in New Mexico.  Very good topic

Posted by C. Lloyd McKenzie, Living Albuquerque about 10 years ago

Donna,

Congratulations. Your hard work paid off. Thanks for some good ideas. It seems that hyper local blogging is a great place to start.

Posted by Robert Savage, Bakersfield Short Sales, Property Management, Cash (Bakersfield Property Solutions) about 10 years ago

This certainly gives me something to think about. Thank you.

Posted by Aaron Vaughn, REALTOR© 512-845-4204, My knowledge is your power | eXp Realty (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Donna Congratulations on getting your ranking improved .   It make sense that this is the way to go.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) about 10 years ago

Donna, thanks for helping spread the word about SEO and hyper local content. It's been working great for me and I hope real estate agents everywhere...except in my area...take your advice.

 

Posted by Dave Roberts (Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty) about 10 years ago

Donna,

I also noticed from your blog that you post very regularly.  That's also got to be a key to the success you're seeing.   Thanks for the insights!

Posted by Ray Mikus, Green Means Go! (Green Light Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Donna-Thank you for sharing your tips with us! I've always found the whole SEO thing very overwhelming, but I'm trying to master it bit by bit.  Where would you suggest I visit to learn more...starting with the basics? And what are long-tail keywords?

Thanks again for sharing!

Posted by Barbara Hershey, Realtor, Maine Real Estate about 10 years ago

Donna, High Five for the great job you are doing implementing the SEO skills you are learning in class. It's great to see the results in for the blogging taking rank right before your eyes. AND congratulations on the feature too.

I also recommend Katerina's SEO class.

Posted by Kathryn Gorham, Emerald Isle NC Crystal Coast (Green Key Realty) about 10 years ago

Donna - To me, your testimonials about rapidly moving up Google using hyper-local content is much more valuable to me than a large number of similar testimonials from other ActiveRainers for one key reason.  You are in a large city of 768,000 people and in a census metropolitan area (Austin-Round Rock Metropolian Area) of 1.6 million.  Although Austin is smaller than Toronto (approx population 2.5 million, Greater Toronto Area, roughly 5 million). it gives me a good sense of the power of hyper-local content in very competitive markets.

Posted by FN LN about 10 years ago

Donna, this is great information.  I am going to take another look at my blog and how I'm writing things to get better positioning in google.  Thanks.

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Long & Foster Hampden) about 10 years ago

I have recently discovered the same success. I learned so much about these techniques in a short one day class called RainCamp! One of the things that I have noticed in the past 3 weeks is that the more I write focusing on my long tail search phrases, the higher ranked I become for my short ones. I find this to be a very pleasant side effect.

Posted by Mark Hall, Homes for Sale Vancouver Washington (Realty One Group Cascadia) about 10 years ago

Lana, THanks for letting me know about the reblog.

Craig, I'm glad I could help.

Lou, Thanks!

Marisa, Good for you.

Roland, Good luck!

Sonja, I sure hope so!

Katerina, No prob!

D & V, Not all secrets revealed!

Rene, Thanks!

Esko, Good luck!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Donna - Congrats on your success!  You are right....hyper-local posts are DEFINITELY where it's at!  :)

Posted by Coleen DeGroff, Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Donna, great job getting to the top of google with your post.  It's very exciting because it really does work. Keep going!! Kate

Posted by Muffy collins about 10 years ago

Dee, Yes, it does work, but learn it the right way.

John, Yes, very much!

JB, Yep, you can't talk in generals, you have to be specific, but that shows people you know your stuff.

Mari, I'm too busy to be an Ambassador, so I didn't sign up. I did that on another forum for a couple of years, and it took too many hours to police and help. I like doing it on my own schedule.

IBR, Exactly!

Maureen, Good luck!

Steve, Glad you learned something new.

Greg, I'm a sharing person, so of course!

Jeff, My post about Apache Shores showed up as #1 in 4 minutes! It might have been sooner, but that's when I checked it.

Amy, I'm trying!

Sybil, Check out Katerina Gasset's blog as she put together a webinar for AR (and other) people.

Debra, It has nothing to do with Austin...

Lloyd, Good luck. Those are aggressive goals.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Hi Donna, I think this means that you're ready to graduate from SEO class!  Congratulations on your Google rankings, I hope it turns into lots of sales for you.

Posted by Tamara Inzunza, Close-In Alexandria and Arlington Living (RE/MAX Executives) about 10 years ago

Robert, It's starting to pay off, but still a long way to go.

Aaron, Don't just think about it... implement!

Jennifer, Thanks!

Dave, That's why I told Russell in the very first comment to not listen to me and to move along!!

Ray, Yes, postly regularly shows Google you're a source of information.

Barbara, Long tail keywords are long phrases people search.  Like you're in Maine. Instead of using Maine Real Estate, you use your niche.  Maine Waterfront Homes for Sale; Maine Vacation Homes for sale... but break it down to the city. I see MidCoast all over your profile, but do people use that term to search?

Kathryn, Thank so much!

Marc, I'm glad my information was useful to me. I also would roll my eyes when someone in a small town would brag about getting to page 1.  Not much competition there, but we have just shy of 9000 Realtors in my market!

June, Good for you!

Mark H, I've only been in the Austin market a few short months, so my short tail words haven't taken flight yet, but I've got my fingers crossed!

Coleen, Thanks!

Kate, Thank you!

Tamara, Still lots to implement. Thanks!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Thanks for sharing this information on this particular subject. One can always improve from each blog post. It is bookmarked.

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) about 10 years ago

Donna, how do you figure out which long-tail keywords people are searching under?

Posted by Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Great info, Donna. Thanks!

Posted by Shannon Harvey (Allstate) about 10 years ago

@Donna, how do I learn it the right way? lol there's so much out there, it gives me a brain freeze...

Posted by Dee Neal, Atlanta Area Real Estate (Palmer House Properties) about 10 years ago

Good post here today. Thanks for the tip!.

Patricia Seacoast NH

Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) about 10 years ago

It is good to see that the SEO work is helping out.  Congratulations.

Posted by Damon Gettier, Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE (Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert) about 10 years ago

Hi Donna:

Great post.  Do you find that your blog is bringing in leads or just hits on your website?
 Lisa

Posted by Lisa Bartlett (HomeSmart Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Thanks for sharing.  We have been trying to improve our blog and this information confirms we are on the right track.

 

 

Posted by Kathy Seger & Ben Staten, Red Hot Atlanta Homes Group (RE/MAX Around Atlanta) about 10 years ago

Harry, You're very welcome!

Lori, There are various websites that show stats.

Shannon, No prob!

Dee, Honestly, for me, it was trial and error. I take pieces here and pieces there and put them together. It's only "wrong" if you keep doing the same thing with no results.

Patricia, Thanks.

Corinne, Good for you!

Damon, It definitely is!

Lisa B, I wouldn't be blogging if it wasn't putting money in my pockets!  I've closed 17 transactions directly related to ActiveRain blogging.

Kathy, Good!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Go girl!  I learned from Katerina Gasset and Bob Stewart - longtail is the 'key' to great Google results.

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) about 10 years ago

Donna

Your blog gave a general overview....while good...either it's me or I just did not get how you incorporated it.

Did you place those long keyword phrases in your blogs itself? A website too?  I go nuts trying to figure this out, and am certainly not an expert by any means.

Anyway that you could point me in the right direction for help would be appreciated.

Best Regards and congratulations.

Posted by Wayne L. Brown (Franklin Advantage Inc.) about 10 years ago

Hi Donna,  Terrific post and mini tutorial about getting the " Juice " flowing .  Well done !

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) about 10 years ago

Donna,

thanks for the tip and especially the links to the blog to see it in action.  I also liked your signature for your blogs that includes the local info and the link to available listings.  Will try to implement some of these ideas in my own blog.

Posted by Thomas McCormack (Resources Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Very cool Donna!  I am going to go visit these other blogs you have posted and see what else I can learn!  Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Emily Lowe, Nashville TN Realtor (The Lipman Group | Sotheby's International Realty) about 10 years ago
Thanks for the added incentive to keep plugging away blogging for both SEO and fun!
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) about 10 years ago

Hi, Donna. I am fairly new to Active Rain and to blogging. I'm learning as much as I can as fast as I can. Posts like this are much appreciated. Thanks!

Posted by Leslie Helm, Real Estate For Trail Riders (Tennessee Recreational Properties) about 10 years ago

Donna - Longtail keywords is something I definitely need to work on and will take a look at your blogs.  Thank you for sharing!

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) about 10 years ago

I'm glad you enjoyed the class. I also took it last Spring and my hyper-blogging definitely has improved. When I first attended Katerina's class, I was on my way to create my new website. It was at page 26 then and 6 months later, I find myself on page 4 - the last time I checked several weeks ago. It works!

I also was on the #4 spot of Yahoo within a month of implementing the steps Katerina taught.

 

I'm glad you are getting the same results. Bee Cave Realtor!

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) about 10 years ago

Donna - that is awesome!   How are you finding out what are the top words people are searching for?

Thanks again!  pippa

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) about 10 years ago

Virginia, THanks!

Thor, THe long tail words are in the titles as well as in the post itself.

Bill, Thanks!

THomas, Good luck!

Emily, You're welcome.

Cheryl, No prob...

Leslie, Great, good luck!

Michelle, You're welcome.

Loreena, Good for you!

Pippa, Mostly through my PPC acccount showing me the search terms people used for my site to come up.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Donna,

It looks like hyper local is working really well for you.  I'll be looking forward to hearing your success stories over the next few months.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) about 10 years ago

Christine, I've closed 17 transactions directly from AR, and more are to come.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

17 Transactions, WOW!

That is great!

 

Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Posted by Jim & Cathy Wood Greater Nashville Area Real Estate (Crye-Leike Realtors, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Great educational blog! There's nothing worse that having to pay gobs and gobs of $ in this market to boost your juice!

Posted by Dean Carver (United Brokers Group/Carver Home Team) about 10 years ago

Sounds like good advice, Donna. I'm spearheading my mom's 2010 online marketing plan and blogging is #1 on the agenda. But man, is it hard to get her to blog! She's an awesome agent (client satisfaction & $$) but blogging is not a natural for her.  It seems like what's working for you are longtail, hyper-local terms related to neighborhoods and city names. Is there any other advice you wish to give mom and me on this subject? If not, I understand. Godspeed in 2010! -eric

Look Ma! Internet VideoCityTourVideo.comMimicc Real Estate Marketing Lab

Internet Video

Local Tours

Real Estate Marketing Lab

Posted by Eric Robbins (New Rulez Marketing, LLC) almost 10 years ago

I can hit it in 4 different ways with hyper local.  AR blog, outside blog, Localism, and some of the hyper local web sites I am making. 

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Good to get ranked, but how to get the calls.

Posted by Jirius Isaac, Real Estate & loans in Kenmore, WA (Isaac Real Estate &TriStar Mortgage) almost 10 years ago

Great article.  The long-tail approach is awesome and I'm digging deeper into learning more about Google ranking and Google Juice.  It's great information shared by AR members that keep me learning. Thanks for posting!

Posted by Ryan Cha, Broker (RC Edwards Realty Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas) almost 10 years ago

Good stats with that 17.  Did want to know how you decide which keywords to use? What guide do you decide from? Google Keyword Tool?  Just wondering on what the consensus was.

 

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) almost 10 years ago

Donna, that is what I am trying to do. Just writing on Boulder City, Nevada as much as possible. Seems to be working.

Boulder City Steve

Posted by Steve Andrascik (Lake Mead Area Realty) almost 10 years ago

Donna:

You have given me some ideas and a motive to ratchet things up.

Thanks,Ty

Posted by Ty Lacroix (Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc) almost 10 years ago

That's great information.  Thanks so much for sharing!

Posted by Nicole Donaghy, Helping Families Home in Lexington and Columbia (Re/Max Purpose Driven) almost 10 years ago

What caused the resurrection of this old post?

Jim and Cathy,  It's well over 17 transactions to date as it's several months later...

Dean and Sonia, Exactly!

Eric, Just being consistent helps a lot!

Gene, That's great!

Jirius, You wait for people to search the words you're writing about. If you write, they will call.

Ryan, Good Luck!

Lyn, I've used Google Keywords, but mainly, I've typed in words that I felt people would search and started from there.

Steve, Make sure you don't put the comma between Boulder City and Nevada and you'll rank higher.

Ty, Good luck!

Nicole, You're welcome.

 

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

Donna,

I'm glad to hear about your SE ranking success using long tail keywords. I have experienced the same writing hyper local post on my blog. In your Austin, TX market, which is much larger and more competitive than mine, it is a smart strategy to target any and all relevant keywords.

Posted by Mary Weaver, Expertise & Knowledge in Ruidoso-Alto Real Estate (Weaver Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Mary, Thank you and good luck with yours.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

Great article and congrats on your success making it to the top in Google!

Posted by Sonja Adams (Samson Proprties) over 9 years ago

In reading your examples, i'm wondering if i have to put the name of the town first in the title instead of in the middle or end. hum?>.

Posted by Beverly of Bev & Bob Meaux, Where Buying & Selling Works (Keller Williams Suburban Realty) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the inspiration. I need to work on more local content.

Posted by Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI (Oregon First) over 9 years ago

Participate