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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

when I leave a comment, I always promote the agent who wrote the post and I make the suggestion that the reader call that agent..... I mention the agents name a couple of times within the comment....

Aug 07, 2016 01:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We comment from truth and the heart. If others don't like our comments, then don't read them. We are originals!

Aug 07, 2016 03:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Barbara Todaro has a great answer. But I can't say I'm very systematic in strategizing comments... I respond to the topic, the question, sometimes to other comments as it "strikes" me.

Aug 07, 2016 01:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Carol,

I agree with Nina Hollander and Barbara Todaro .  Above all, I make an effort to be kind, and if I can't I don't comment.  I refuse to bow to the Google gods and their bot minions.  We all hate bowing to political correctedness now we have to twist ourselves into SEO correctedness?  

Like Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 said, we insist on being who we are, and live that way.  A

Aug 07, 2016 04:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Heart-speak works well for me and has long lasting qualities too

Aug 07, 2016 02:30 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I like to be

  • Nice
  • Supportive
  • Informative
Aug 07, 2016 02:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I think there is a strategy not to hit people over the head with what is right or wrong SEO. Not all gurus truly know what they are doing I'm afraid.

I believe what I see.

Ho hum .... I guess people here didn't follow the thread or their comments would be different. Nice try Carol Williams!  (hope that gets indexed).

Aug 07, 2016 04:54 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Use keywords, agent's name and location to help that Agent.  

  Promoting yourself by commenting on another person's post or page is trickier, since "Etiquette" prohibits you from posting a signature or a back link to your own page or website.

Aug 07, 2016 04:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Good question.  I've never thought of that.  I always leave positive comments with well wishes though.

Aug 07, 2016 05:05 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have wondered about this, too. I think Fred Griffin has a great answer. 

Aug 07, 2016 10:24 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It does help to mention the name, area, keywords and the like. But beyond that a sincere comment is the most appreciated and one that shows the reader actually read the post.

Aug 07, 2016 08:02 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Booom!  What Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 said ... I do not think about SEO in comments ... I just speak from my brain/mind through my heart. 

Aug 07, 2016 05:07 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I try to mention key words, depending on the topic (say market reports) sometimes. But I guess my focus is more on providing my comment rather than contributing to SEO. I llike Barbara Todaro 's response!

Aug 07, 2016 03:53 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have to agree with Barbara Todaro on this answer.

Aug 07, 2016 02:15 AM
Rainer
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

No links in your response, praise the author, offer more information on the content

Aug 07, 2016 11:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Promote the post/agent not yourself - that works for me

Aug 07, 2016 11:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I'll go with Sandy and Norm Padula's comment. Norm is definitely an original in a good way!

Aug 07, 2016 10:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The golden rule works.  In comments.  In strategy.  In life.  

Drive by comments show a lack of consideration and an excellent way of never being considered for a return comment or a possible referral.  

Aug 07, 2016 10:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like the answer by Barbara Todaro. I am not the best with comments text.

Aug 07, 2016 09:10 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Carol Williams - of course, read the post thouroughly....

Aug 07, 2016 04:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I will go read Inna's question...

Aug 07, 2016 03:06 PM
Rainer
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I never thought of SEO when answering questions.  This is interesting.  Carol Williams I'm learning something new everyday! 

Aug 07, 2016 02:47 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Never leave a one word comment.

Aug 07, 2016 01:40 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have not taken SEO into account when making comments on other people's blog posts.

Aug 07, 2016 11:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I like that idea. It didn't occur to me that we can help each other's SEO. THANK YOU  Barbara Todaro for telling me how to do it!

Aug 07, 2016 11:05 AM
Rainmaker
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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

For listings and for locations it can help to re-post the address and/or location.

Aug 07, 2016 06:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Aside from SEO considerations, comments need to be sincere and respectful and oh, yes - knowledge helps.

Aug 07, 2016 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I think more comments will get you the juice- More interactions from different locations.

Aug 07, 2016 04:17 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

The SEO consequences of a comment never even occurred to me.

Aug 07, 2016 03:47 AM
Rainmaker
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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 hyperlink the poster's name and I ask my re-blog readers to comment on their original post. I re-blog to highlight the original post (which impressed me) so I prefer they get the comments.

Aug 07, 2016 02:42 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do the same as Nina and you.

Aug 08, 2016 05:56 AM
Rainmaker
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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

parked and reading...

Aug 07, 2016 08:47 PM