Grow Your Real Estate Business Through Blogs

By: Liz Tomey Bing

When setting up a communications plan for your real estate business, a blog is a great resource to use. Anyone who is capable of typing an email or office memo can publish a blog. You can use a blog to create an online presence even if you are not extremely technologically advanced.

A blog can help to increase your chances of being pulled up in a search engine search. There are several reasons that this happens. Blogs are generally updated frequently and many search engines rank sites in an order of popularity or most recently updated. They may also keep record of every time someone links to your blog, thus increasing your popularity standings as well.

So how do you find these readers? It is difficult to remain focused on writing at the beginning when you have few or no readers. You write but are not sure that anyone is actually reading. Unfortunately, that is how it is when you first begin your blog. However, keep in mind that part of the work you have to put into your blog is attracting readers.

You have to earn those readers over time. How do you earn readers? You cannot simply start a blog and expect them to find you. You have to find a way to make your blog memorable and to make it something they will want to visit over and over again. Consider using the three steps outlined below to put your blog in the category of qualified reading.

First of all, you have to create a blog that is actually worth viewing. Make it worthwhile for readers to subscribe to your blog. Don't simply lift content from various places on the web and put them in your blog postings. Instead create content that shares your blogs purpose and your own personality. You need to make your blog something that readers actually want to read. Determine who your intended audience will be and create content that is relevant to that audience.

Secondly, you need to make it fairly easy for readers to subscribe to your blog. It can be extremely helpful to use an RSS freed. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. Using RSS subscription buttons allow readers to easily subscribe. For example, visitors who have their own Yahoo webpage can click on an "Add to Yahoo" button on your blog site, and your blog will be added to their page via your RSS feed. Each time you make a change or update to your blog, it will also automatically update your blog information on any subscribed readers' pages as well. If you are unfamiliar with RSS, you can do more research on the topic.

Finally, you need to develop a regular schedule for posting and do so with good, quality content. You want people to find information that they can actually use or information that they will want, such as local property listings, helpful hints, and other real estate news. Turn your blog into something that is not only interesting but it worthwhile to the readers.

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