Blogs Rank High for Content Based SEO

All types of different  people and businesses are using blogs to create a web presence and conversation. The word “blog” was originated from the term web log. They log people’s actions, reactions, and thoughts. An interesting Blogs content based seoblog creates an on-line community of people interested in similar issues and subjects. Some have thousands and thousands of followers and are a major force in social media.

Blogs Increase Organic Ranking

In todays business world they are a necessity as vast numbers of people search on-line for research and information before buying. Organic ranking for blogs are among the highest because content is updated frequently showing search engines fresh content to crawl. Any high quality internet marketing campaign includes a blog. Content based SEO is crucial to internet marketing and blogs are a big part of that toolbox.

WordPress October Statistics

WordPress, my favorite blog provider, announced their October stats on November 4th. If you have any doubts about blogs being an important and commonly used social media tool these statistics will prove their growth.

  • 467,107 blogs were created.
  • 6,690,017 posts were published.
  • 494,186 new users joined.
  • 7,623,730 file uploads.
  • 4,986 gigabytes of new files.
  • 842 terabytes of content transferred from our datacenters.
  • 9,281,146 comments.
  • 7,856,864 logins.
  • 1,405,459,558 pageviews on WordPress.com, and another 1,474,457,685 on self-hosted blogs (2,879,917,243 total across all WordPress blogs we track).
  • 2,509,895 active blogs and 25,386,866 active posts, where “active” means they got a human visitor.
  • 1,600,608,549 words.

Put a Blog in your Internet Marketing Toolbox

These statistics prove that blogs have emerged as one of the best marketing tools the web provides. Blogs are easy to create and convenient to use. They give internet marketers an opportunity to promote their business in a web friendly atmosphere, appearing accessible and friendly. Not only can businesses get their word out but blog comments allow for followers reactions and input. What a great way for a business to keep on top of their clients, and potential clients wants and needs.

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Real Estate Brokers: SEO Sells

Real Estate Brokers, now more than ever, need to raise the bar on their marketing efforts. Content based SEO (search engine optimization) is taking the forefront with internet marketing strategies. Traditional efforts of advertising are just not doing the trick anymore. The Yellow Pages, newspaper advertising, and print publications are not producing satisfactory results. Internet marketing has become a crucial and essential tool for real estate brokers.

Listing Ads: Look Beyond for Real Results

Real estate brokers are at the top of the list for using internet marketing. Most brokers have their listings on line and hope that someone sees them and responds. This is only the tip of the iceberg. Slapping some listings on a website and hoping someone sees them is not enReal Estate for Saleough. Authority needs to be shown. What makes you different than the other thousands of real estate brokers? Let the world wide web know that you have knowledge about the industry above and beyond the average. Savvy brokers are using content based internet marketing to increase website traffic, leads, and sales.

Content Based SEO to Increase Awareness

Content based internet marketing is a proven, legitimate and ethical way to increase targeted website traffic. It is an efficient and cost-effective way to find new and loyal clients. Content in the form of articles, web 2.0 pages and social media are excellent tools for brokers. Not only does this create backlinks to the website but it increases the website’s organic ranking.

Real Estate Blogs

Every broker should have a blog. Sounds easy enough but it doesn’t stop at just having a blog. Continual posting everyday or at least several times a week is mandatory. The broker becomes the authority and go-to source for real estate information. While you are building trust with your followers you are also finding targeted leads looking for real estate services. The links in the blog will point to the Broker or Agent website’s home page and deeper links into specific site pages.

Internet Marketing: Brand Recognition and Trust

Internet marketing in the form of smart, informative content for real estate brokers and agents will build  brand recognition, gain trust, and turn leads into prospects and prospects into sales. Getting a step above the competition in the tight real estate market is essential to success. Get the word out, not just about your listings, but about your authority.

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Writing Ideas

One of the questions that I get asked most frequently regarding content based SEO is, “how can I think of more things to write about?” As blogs and social media become more popular it is a valid question. Sometimes writer’s block sets in and there seems no way out of it. Organic ranking depends heavily on written material so let’s get rid of that block.

Writing is like Having a Conversation

During your day you most certainly had conversations with someone Writing Ideassomewhere. If you hibernated all day and spoke to no one you were more than likely at least on your computer and sent or read some emails. Use these communications as tools for writing ideas.

Think about who you talked to and what your conversation was about. If your business is selling widgets, did you talk to someone about your new and improved widget? Did you tell someone about the new colors of your widgets or how one of your clients used a widget to promote their business? Write about it. It’s amazing how you can take one little, seemingly insignificant subject, and turn it into 400 words of content.

Top Ten Lists

A popular topic for writing are the top ten lists. Coming up with a top ten list is easier than you think. As a matter of fact, it does not need to be top ten, even a top three, five, or whatever your number is, will work.  Each list entry can have a brief description and before you know it you have your new written content.

Here’s my top ten list of top ten list possibilities!

  1. Top ten reasons to use a widget
  2. Top ten colors of widgets
  3. Top ten mistakes a widget user makes
  4. Top ten links about widgets
  5. Top ten widget testimonials
  6. Top ten books about widgets
  7. Top ten widget users
  8. Top ten quotes about widgets
  9. Top ten places to use a widget
  10. Top ten most popular widgets

Have a Sense of Humor

Writing does not always have to be serious. You may engage more readers and traffic if you write with a sense of humor. What did you laugh about today? Create an article about it and let your readers enjoy your experience. Sarcasm is not always a bad thing, and used with taste your readers will smile while perusing your content. In today’s day and age a smile is worth a thousand words! It just may bring your readers back for more.

Writer’s Block be Gone

Take a few of these ideas and expand on them. Don’t forget your keywords and headings and start writing. Before you know it your next article, blog post, or web 2.0 page is done, complete, and out on the world wide web.

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The FTC Ruling for Blogger Disclosures and Testimonials

Okay, before we get started on the latest FTC ruling for blogger disclosures and testimonials, I must offer my own disclosure here.  In no way am I a lawyer or advisor of law.  I’m just an online content writer that has been through the ever-evolving Wild West of Internet marketing for years. 

Did you know that five years of Internet Marketing is actually like 25 years in the real world?  Things just change so much within this form of technology that if you are serious about any sort of business opportunity, you have to know how to advertise online.  If you think that the rules will remain static, you’re dreaming. 

 The New FTC Ruling is Here to Help You

We’ve only started to harness this superhighway of information.  The recent federal trade commissionFTC ruling is here to set boundaries.  If you are a white hat marketer (heck, even a grey hat marketer), don’t worry because they’re on your side. 

You probably aren’t going to end up breaking any major laws, at least not when it comes to the guidance for online advertising that the Federal Trade Commission released on October 5, 2009.  If you want to make absolutely sure, you might just want to go straight to the source and look over this 80-page document yourself.

 Crackdown on Fake Blogs, Testimonials, and Reviews

Have you ever read one of those blogs that you can just tell is a fake personality made up to sell you the latest weight-loss product or health food supplement?  They are claiming that they lost over 900 pounds by sipping on some special concoction that tastes like the butt of a bear.

Well, now these bloggers need to offer a disclosure at the end stating that they are receiving a free product from the company selling it. 

The same goes for reviews.  This should come as no surprise because The Big G already took matters into their own hands a couple months ago and started shutting down false review sites created by the vendor of their own products or services.  Seems fair to me.

If you have a stellar testimonial on your product, you must follow it up with one of those disclosures like, “Results not typical…”

If you are an Internet Marketer, just keep your nose clean.  Provide information with value in your blogs, article directories, and other social media.  Then, you should have no problem gaining the trust of your prospects, the customer, or the FTC for that matter!

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