The Hollinden Team, Serving the Greater Louisville area (EXP Realty)

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Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes I agree but my first question is what time frame are you talking? Long ago? 2 years?  I would say that when AR was bought by T we took an exceptional nose dive - I would say even tank.

I think it all depends on what you write, how you write it. There are a few basics that I see many people miss - heck, even I do after doing this forever. In my WP site I have an SEO plug in that asks me 'pick a keyword' phrase.

Then, is it in the title? It it in the meta descript? Is it in the body? 

It really does make a difference. In fact in another Q today, people were fighting about linking - check that out also.

Aug 25, 2016 03:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

The Hollinden Team Google changes their algorithms all the time. It's hard to keep up with it. AR doesn't have the Google Juice anymore.

Aug 25, 2016 09:01 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

There are some that profess to know what Google is doing ... I don't believe it. Here's to better rankings on your AR posts. 

Aug 25, 2016 06:20 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

Michael Setunsky nailed this one!

Aug 25, 2016 09:57 PM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Barbara Todaro has a great answer, but finding the algorithms will most likely be a challenge!

Aug 25, 2016 04:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I think that one can bow to the Google gods if they wish so that the bots can find them.  There are many ways to do that, and you can find great answers here.  

On the other hand, what would be interesting is to poll people as whether they read the posts and what they think of the posts, and will they subscribe and read on?  Or will they be turned off?  

Who are you selling real estate to the bots?  Or those who buy real estate.  The majority of our clients do not write blogs, and they still are making mid to high 6 figure incomes and some are in the 7 figure income category...A

Aug 25, 2016 03:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

write according to what Google's algorithms want and they change all the time.... 

Aug 25, 2016 03:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good question I am reading to see what others have to say.

Aug 27, 2016 01:20 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

longer posts are what google is looking for these days.  

Aug 26, 2016 03:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Definitely noticed this a few months ago. We're using Google+ to help, but it's still not what it used to be.

Aug 26, 2016 07:18 AM
Rainmaker
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The Hollinden Team
EXP Realty - Louisville, KY
Serving the Greater Louisville area

Thank you for you responses! Your feedback was very helpful.

Aug 26, 2016 06:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on what Google's doing, how you're writing your content, what is being searched on and what others are writing.  Along with authority of sites and a whole mess of other factors.

Aug 26, 2016 03:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Take a hard look at your content.

Aug 25, 2016 11:55 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

It may be best to hire an expert to assist you

Aug 25, 2016 09:45 PM
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

I don't rely on my A.R. blogs to do well on Google, so I really don't know.

Aug 25, 2016 09:24 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

The Hollinden Team - Start posting them on G+, too.

Good Luck.

Aug 25, 2016 04:06 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I just spread lots of seeds and take joy in those that sprout and produce phone calls.

Sorry I have no good advice other than to keep producing lots of posts and some will make the phone ring.

Aug 25, 2016 01:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Nope, mine are doing fine.

Aug 25, 2016 01:36 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Can't say that I have.

Aug 25, 2016 01:04 PM
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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 is all about content, backlinks, keywords and getting signals from other social media sites, e.g., sharing, likes, time on the site, etc. Focus on your content and make it very valuable and share it.

Aug 25, 2016 12:07 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It looks like you are writing for Google algorithms, and they now take away points for stuff they used to reward.  You might have too much Louisville - it such a thing is possible!

Aug 25, 2016 11:48 AM
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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 agree with Barbara and would add that I would think that the experts would be running ActiveRain so, I would imagine that they are working on this!  

Aug 25, 2016 10:29 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I haven't checked on my stuff recently. I'll have to make some time to do that. 

Aug 25, 2016 09:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I turn it over to a greater power....

Aug 25, 2016 04:02 AM