How to get your competitors facebook fans – competitive research

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Blog, Competitive Research, Southern California SEO Services

How to get your competitors facebook fans – competitive research

Facebook has a huge wealth of visitors, many of which may be your ideal clientele, but how do you make them your fans? There is no making them like you button but just like in the real world, there are things you can do to attract new friends and requisition friends from your competitors if done right. Competitive research is critical to social media success. First of all it is very important to understand that not all fans are created equally. Fans do little to no help if they are not actively engaging with your business. You want to find friends that are socially active for example, regularly commenting, sharing, or liking wall posts. The more your fans are engaging with you the more facebook shows more of your content to potential fans. How to find your competitions most influential fans? There are many paid and free competitive research tools available online to help you achieve this goal but for this post we will be focusing on http://www.fanpagekarma.com/ . This tool will allow us to get valuable insights about your facebook page and also your competitions. There is a lot you can do with all of this insight in planning and executing your marketing plan but we will just be covering how to find your competitions most influential fans. You will enter your id or fan page name and sign into a free account with your facebook account. Then you will be taken to the dashboard and benchmarking tab. Again there is a lot of valuable information here that you can do a lot with but for this post we will be selecting the insights tab from the top navigation bar. Here you can enter the name or ID of a fan page that you want to get insights about. After you have added the sights you wish to work with you can select that page from the “my dashboard” section. Then scroll down to “Detailed Analytics” and select influencers from the tab bar. Below you will be shown who the biggest influencers of the page are. These are the fans that matter. These are the fans that are liking, sharing and commenting on post. One of these fans can be worth more than 100 normal fans and that is where we will focus. Dig a little deeper We can select individual influencer and see what they have been doing. This is a critical step to getting your competitors fans to fallow your page. You need to note their interest and what they are sharing. Do they only share your competitor’s posts that are images? Videos? Links? Questions? Offers? Etc? This information is so important for the next step. competitive research allows you to gain the upper hand. Making friends You may have heard the old saying. You only get one chance to make a good impression. Well that...

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Strategic Online Marketing for Generating Real Estate Leads

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Blog, Real Estate Marketing, Southern California SEO Services

Strategic Online Marketing for Generating Real Estate Leads

Strategic Online Marketing for Generating Real Estate Leads Traditional methods used for generations by Real Estate Agents to find buyer and seller leads are slowly being phased out. Your direct mail post cards are getting lost in the flood of junk mail consumers throw away daily. Cold calling is becoming more and more difficult as people continue to ditch their landlines in favor for cellphone and smart phones. In order to connect with customers you need to market yourself where they are most likely to see it, and that’s online. Over 90% of home buyers and sellers start their search online. That means that if you want to have a chance at capturing these leads, you need a strong, strategic online marketing plan. In this two part series we will go over the basics that will get you set up for success when getting started with online marketing. First, let’s talk about creating your online presence. Your Options for Establishing an Online Presence Content is KING when it comes to online marketing. Attract and draw in viewers by offering free content like blog articles, local news, videos, podcasts, property listings and searches, etc. You’ll need a place to house all this great content though so first you need to build a branded, personalized website. You can register a domain name for just a few dollars and host your website on a popular and easy to use platform like WordPress. You can even use a premade template made just for Real Estate Agents like “Agent Press” and customize it to fit your needs. You can also create branded social media sites that link to your main website like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. You can also create hyper-local micro sites and landing pages targeted to your niche. (More on landing pages and social media later!) Tips for a Successful Website Search engines love videos, and fresh content so make sure you have both! Fresh content can be provided by consistently posting new articles or blog posts to your website. Here is a little secret for you, WordPress allows you to write several blog posts at a time and set them to release at specific dates and times. So write content when you have time and have it automatically parcel it out on your website over a period of time. Make sure your website has an IDX property search and several places for customers to provide you with their name and contact information. Your website should be well written and free of errors, easy to navigate and uncluttered. Feature your best properties with beautiful high resolution images to make your home page more attractive. And above all, make sure there is compelling content that will keep visitors on your site longer and make them want to come back for more! Part Two of our series will cover how to drive traffic to...

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Give away free information = Gain Reputation and Leads

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog, Real Estate Marketing, Southern California SEO Services

Give away free information = Gain Reputation and Leads

Gain Reputation and Leads by Giving Away Compelling Content To make sure your Real Estate website attracts targeted visitors and to increase your odds of obtaining their contact information, turning them into leads, you’re going to have to give something away for free. You don’t need a fancy marketing survey to tell you that people love getting free stuff! Give the public something compelling, useful and free, and they will keep coming back for more. The simplest thing you can give away on your website is knowledge and advice. Start a blog on your website and create Real Estate related posts with fun and informative topics that are useful to buyers and sellers. You can even have sponsored guest posts by mortgage lenders, inspectors or any other vendor you do business with. If you can’t think of content on your own, there are plenty of good (and cheap) freelance sites out there for you to purchase custom content for your blog or website. Make sure to enrich your blog with social media and bookmarking links that will drive even more traffic to your site. Allowing for an e-mail subscription feature will also give you access to your visitors e-mail address as well. If you have, or can purchase, some great writing skills then you might also consider creating some longer professional reports, guides or e-books that you can give away as well. In order to get this premium content, have users fill out a brief questionnaire and contact information sheet. Now you will have their contact information and a little information about their upcoming buying or selling needs. The reports, guides and e-books don’t have to be particularly long but they should be unique, high quality and error-free. Write about the current market, home staging, negotiations, or current home trends. If your website is hyper-local (devoted to a certain part of town and thereby generating lots of geographically focused leads) then you can also provide property searches and market analysis. For property searches you can allow a user to search once or twice for “free” but then eventually have the site prompt them to “register” in order to continue. For a market analysis or a personalized CMA they will provide you with more information and consent to getting their personalized report via e-mail. These options let you gather a lot of information about the client and gain permission for future contact. Remember, your goal is Gain reputation and Leads and keep people coming back to your website so that your name is top of mind when someone goes to buy or sell a...

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Strategic Online Marketing for Generating Real Estate Leads Part Two

Posted by on Apr 15, 2017 in Blog, Real Estate Marketing, Southern California SEO Services

Strategic Online Marketing for Generating Real Estate Leads Part Two

Now that you have a professional and very functional website full of SEO optimizing content, you need visitors. In fact, you’re going to need a ton of visitors (also called “hits”) on your website if you hope to generate a good number of leads using Strategic Online Marketing. If you have been successful in creating and updating website content then your website should start seeing a fair amount of traffic because it will be higher in the search engines people use most, like Google. You can also make your website SEO attractive by having links to other related sites and having those related sites link back to you. A fair amount of traffic is nice, but you want massive traffic, so here’s what we’re going to do: 1) Build social networking profiles on sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pintrest, etc. 2) Be active, personable and informative on these social networking sites and find creative ways to link to your website without being overly pushy. 3) If you have the budget, do some pay-per-click advertising or some Facebook ads, both are very reasonably priced and the budget is highly customizable. Convert “Lookers” into “Leads” If your website is getting a ton of hits and you’re still not seeing any real leads coming in, then what you’re lacking is a thing called “conversion.” You need to convert the lookers into actual leads. You need their contact information or some way of reaching them easily. It’s not enough for people to just stop by your website and then leave quickly, you need them to stick around, click a few links and sign up for something that leads to you getting their contact information. Offer high quality content and give it away for free, make sure you make them register to receive the free information (providing you their name, e-mail and maybe even phone number or the answers to some survey questions). You will quickly build a database of leads and e-mail contacts to market to. The longer you can make a user stay on your website, the better. You do that by offering a variety of content that includes pictures and video as well as writing. Give them a reason to come back again and again. You should have several places on your website where conversion can take place. Keep the website attractive, uncluttered and fun! Free Avada WordPress Theme is the ultimate multi-purpose WordPress...

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The 2015 SEO Guide That Everyone Can Follow

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Blog, Southern California SEO Services

The 2015 SEO Guide That Everyone Can Follow

Last year, 2015, brought some of the largest changes in SEO and Google search engine ranking that the world has ever seen. As websites and information found on the internet are becoming more and more a part of our everyday lives, the way we search for that information and our expectations of what we will find when we get there are also evolving. In the past, websites raced to the front pages of search results based solely on keywords and a whole lot of random links. This led to an overabundance of useless web pages that cluttered up our information highway. Websites that were fast and loose with their SEO practices paid a heavy price over the last few years as Google radically changed how it ranked pages. Only the sites with natural keywords and truly high quality, relevant content could survive. Now it is more important than ever to build your website from the ground up with the new world order of SEO in mind. Website design and SEO experts like Your Design World of Southern California can help you build an authority website that ranks like a Pro. First, a look back at the most recent radical changes put forth by media giant Goggle. Panda: First released in 2011, Panda was updated again in 2013 with an emphasis on cutting out keyword spam and helping direct website owners towards creating high quality content. Penguin: 2013 saw updates 2.0 and 2.1 to their algorithm filer that sank websites with spammy links and punished websites that did not comply. This made website owners a lot more cautious about who they linked to and who was linking to them. Hummingbird: Make way for the big guy! Hummingbird wasn’t a simple update to an existing filter but was a complete overhaul of the entire search engine algorithm. With Hummingbird in place web developers found out that social media is the new king, and that short keywords are just about dead. The new search algorithm focuses on long tailed keywords and semantic search terms and puts a heavier emphasis on social sharing than ever before. The 4 Most Important Factors for SEO in 2015 While the rules are geared towards natural searching and useful content, that does not mean that SEO practices are “dead.” In fact, they might just be more important than ever, although their priorities have changed. Getting within the first few pages of a Google search in 2015 will heavily rely on these four factors: 1. Content and Authority 2. Linking Practice 3. Social Triggers 4. Mobile Responsiveness Each one of these topics can help you build up the credibility of your website in the eyes of Goggle. Your SEO manager can help you develop and monitor your SEO practices for maximum results. Say Something Important, With Authority In the world of semantic searching the only thing that’s going...

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Using the Media to Build Your Brand

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Blog, Real Estate Marketing, Southern California SEO Services

Using the Media to Build Your Brand

Setting yourself up as a “Local Real Estate Expert” can do wonders for your career. Offer your expertise, advice and opinions to local media. If they publish your content they will give you credit in the byline as a local expert, sometimes even linking right to your website. You can start getting a little media exposure right away by writing a press release or two about your own business and submitting them to local news outlets. If you write an excellent and relevant blog article about the local market then you can try to syndicate that article to local newspapers or websites. With any luck you can get a weekly or monthly article on a hyper-local news outlet or website (like the “Patch” websites who spotlight local business owners and industry experts). Many of these news websites and blogs are hungry for fresh content and would be happy to publish your well-written articles. If your name gets out there in front of the public often enough you could even get contacted by local TV news or radio to give your option on different matters. Consider doing a podcast or newscast using audio or video on your website as well to lend credit to the fact that you could do radio or television work. In order to get interviewed by radio or television reporters you will need to make yourself known to them. Start small with local media and try to get your name known to reporters or radio hosts by following their blogs or social media accounts. Joining your local chamber of commerce will also help you get the introductions you need. When you find someone who will listen, pitch your article idea or an idea for a reoccurring column. Make sure to give at least two weeks lead time on any story if possible and submit press releases to as many places as possible. Once you get a few pieces published you will find it easier and easier to reach the right people and get picked for interviews or articles. Here is a collection of places you can buy bitcoin online right...

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