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Real Estate Marketing

You’ve probably heard about how having lots of backlinks can give you a huge advantage over your competition on the internet, right?  You’ve probably heard that commenting on blogs, forums and social media sites can give you some really good “Google link juice.”

But do you know how to utilize this strategy effectively?  If not, then you are in for a treat.

In today’s post, I am going to talk about SEO.  Now, I realize that search engine optimization is not for everyone and can be a long, enduring, tedious and hard work.  Yes, I said work.  SEO constantly changes, especially because of our friends over at Google.  They like to keep us on our toes.  Every once in a while, they’ll change their algorithm and if you are not playing the SEO game the right way and doing some blackhat stuff, your site will most likely drop in the rankings.

But that’s a whole other discussion.  Today I want to tell you about a strategy that will help you rank high in Google.  Now, since you are already using the internet, and going to different blogs, forums and social media sites, you should utilize this strategy for your business. Newbies to blogging can learn from these 77 mistakes new bloggers make.

In this post, I am going to focus on blog commenting.  Let’s get right into it.  First, you need to follow couple of common sense rules.

Real Estate Marketing

In this, the fourth installment of my “Investors’ Realtor” series I would like to dive into how to market yourself and create quality leads. In my mind, quality leads are real, qualified prospects that are ready, willing, and able to buy real estate from you.

My BiggerPockets blog post from last week detailed how I use a local real estate club to generate leads. I realize, however, that starting a real estate club isn’t for everyone; this kind of marketing can be costly and very time consuming.

Press Releases for Lead Generation

The second tool that I use for lead generation requires less initial outlay of time and money. About two years ago, one of my local friends, Robin Jay (author of “The Art of the Business Lunch” and an accomplished public speaker) told me about one of many internet press release websites that allow you to write articles and press releases about any topic you like, and post them electronically on the site. They then distribute these articles to various internet ezines, blogs, websites and other publications.

I have used these services extremely effectively over the past couple of years to promote myself as the “Foreclosure Expert” in the Las Vegas real estate market. As I noted in my previous blog entries, in order to succeed in real estate it is important to pick a niche in which to focus your energies and efforts. Once you decide on your niche, you need to become an expert in that field through reading and doing. Once you are an expert, it is not that hard to sit down, write an outline on a subject that you know a lot about, and create an article that will be valuable for someone who is looking for information on that subject.