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Finding Popular Search Terms, Keywords, Topics and Phrases

How To Find the Most Popular Search Terms, Specific Keywords, Hot Topics, and Phrases for your Blog.

In a previous post "How To Create A Blog Post for Customers and Search Engines" I made the comment about picking your title (something someone would search for in the search engines) and then writing your post to match the title.  Much like a song writer picks a topic or title, and writes the song or music around that title or subject.  Knowing what topics are "HOT" and which keywords and phrases are most used in the search engines could be a valuable and powerful piece to the Blogging puzzle.

The best rule-of-thumb is to always write compelling content that attracts the attention and interest of readers.  it makes a significant difference and impact when you know what key phrases and search terms people are searching for.  If you can figure out what consumers are typing (the exact keywords or phrases) then writing your Blog posts to match those searches should bring you even greater success.

Here's some Google tools and ways to find out what searches and keywords are being used.
(Be sure you take a moment and setup your FREE Google account in order to utilize these tools)

1. Google Trends

Google Trends allows you to see what's "HOT" in terms of searches currently being made on Google.  You can enter your own search terms to see how they rank and rate in different geographic areas.  Another link to visit is the Google TOP HOT TRENDS, which are the top 100 searches.  This page is updated hourly.

2. Google Insights

Google has some great tools, but they require spending some time understanding "How They Work" in order for you to maximize their power and potential.  Google Insights For Search  (in simple terms) allows you to "See what the world is searching for" with the ability to filter by content, geographic location, time frames, and categories.

3. Google Search-Based Keywords

Signing up for Google Adwords does not mean you have to use the pay per click or incorporate them into your site, but it does allow you to use some of these tools like "Google Search-based Keyword Tool" which enables you to search sites and filter keywords and terms.  I used Google.com and the term Real Estate to see what the most common searches were on Google.  This is a great tool and will really be an eye opener.

4. Google AdWords Keyword

Need more ideas for Keywords or phrases?  This is one of my favorites.  Just when you think you have covered every possible keyword or search worthy term or phrase, Google Adwords Keyword Tool suggests even more.  You can use this "keyword tool" to get new ideas by using the filters provided.  Also use synonyms to enhance your creative ideas for suggested phrases or terms.

5. Google Auto-Suggest


Google.com/WebHp
looks like a regular Google search engine with one unique and hidden difference.  It has the "Google Auto Suggest" tool.  As you begin to type in your "keywords" or "Search Terms and Phrases" Google pulls up the most searched terms and phrases around your search terms.  As you begin to type in the search box, a list of common terms and keywords most searched automatically populates below your search terms.  These are some keywords and terms you might want to consider using in future Blog posts.


6. Beyond The Google Tool Box

Beyond the Google Tool Box, there are other sites like WordTracker, SEOTools, and CopyBlogger that offer some pretty simple and nifty solutions to finding and discovering what your "customers are searching" for.  WordTracker even offers a FREE Keyword Research Guide.  Take your time learning and understanding some of these tools, they will save you time in the long run and make you more profitable once you apply what you have learned.

Using the Best Search Terms, Keywords, Topics, and Phrases will boost your SEO, traffic, and business.

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Comment balloon 103 commentsBrad Andersohn • July 27 2009 09:30AM

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I have not tried Google Trends sounds very interesting and since I have some blog posts to work on today I think I am going to head over to google trends and make sure Im hitting the right words.

Posted by Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary, First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes (LemonTree Realty) over 10 years ago

Great stuff!  I always thought that when I was typing something into the search box that the results were coming up in the order of which I last entered that phrase, but your comments make more sense.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 10 years ago

Brad,

Thank You Again, I will be setting up my Google trends account today!

Judy

Posted by Judy Schneider (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad - I'll check this out today before we're onto the next hyper-linked local post.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, 602-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 10 years ago

Brad,

Those are some great Google-tips!   Tahnk you for educating us about finding out the most popular keywords and searcheson Google.

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Posted by Gerry Khatchikian, ASA, TRC, SFR over 10 years ago

Donna - I always thought that too.  In the regular google.com search box, I think that does apply, but with google.com/webhp, I tried an experiment using two keywords I had never typed in Google before and saw the following pop up.  These are not keywords or search terms I have ever previously used in Google.  Very interesting and useful info if you ask me.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad, Your advice is wonderful...I've got every post bookmarked and am trying to incorporate your suggestions into my blog posts.  It's like learning to write all over again because I'd heard of some of these things but had not taken the time to implement them...I'm trying :)  Thank you!!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 10 years ago

Good morning Brad-You never cease to amaze me how much info you have and we being a part of this wonderful network get the benefit.  I hope you are doing well. I love the photo of you and family by the tree in your recent instructional post. Love your hat. COOL!!! P.S. Congrats to you and your son on his recent graduation with honors and your promised and I am sure exciting trip to Hawaii. You are a good man and dad. Not to mention AR GURU, Have a super week.  Still not under 50 words as you can see. LOL

Posted by Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner (RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad I am on my way out but wow ..does this look interesting and valuable ...will bookmark this one and read when i get back

Posted by June Lewis, Realtor Northwood Realty - New Castle,Pa Lawrence Co 7247304571 (Northwood Realty Services) over 10 years ago

Brad another post I will need to bookmark and printout the steps, that way I will be able to reference them quickly.  Thank you for sharing more valuable information. 

Posted by South Austin Real Estate Blog (Sky Realty South Austin) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad. I just looked at my GetClicky account this morning. It tells me the search words that people are using to get to my blog. It's really interesting. Thanks for giving us new tools to use!

Posted by Jen Bowman, Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL (Keller Williams on the Water) over 10 years ago

Brad,

Thanks for another very informative post.  Google auto suggest is great.  I believe it is now in place on most google searches.  I know it is in the omnibox on Google Chrome.  Fortunately, when typing "Port Aransas" in the search box, "Port Aransas Real Estate" is the sixth automatic suggestion.  Since those are my keywords, life is good.  Bing and Yahoo also use auto suggest.  That really makes the right keywords more important than ever.

Keith

Posted by Keith McMullin, Port Aransas Real Estate (Port Aransas Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad - you always write the most interesting and informative posts! Thanks for all the information you share with us. I always read your blog whenever I log onto Active Rain.

 

Cheers, on this beautiful morning from Victoria, British Columbia ...

 

Posted by David Stevens, Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty (Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty, Victoria BC Canada) over 10 years ago

Brad - Thanks for the insight. There is only one way to stay on top of the search engines - use the tools available.

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Thanks for this post about Finding Popular Search Terms, Keywords, Topics and Phrases. The interesting one ot me looks like Google.com/WebHp looks, which I will check out.

Posted by Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney (HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad:  Great post. It is very well written and provides a wealth of helpful information. Thanks!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 10 years ago

Once again, Brad, thanks for making us smarter and richer!

Posted by Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ (Weichert) over 10 years ago

Terrific info Brad for all of us to get more business and more notice of what people are searching for!

So Brad, your comment back to Donna - you're saying that Google 'suggested' those based on your search?

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) over 10 years ago

Brad,  You are fast becoming my mentor.  I'm bookmarking so many of your posts and implementing your ideas as I can.  Great one again.  Thanks.

Posted by Marian Goetzinger, Crystal Coast Real Estate NC (Pine Knoll Shores Realty 252-422-9000) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad! I bookmarked this to come back to later....we're moving in 5 days (a house just around the block, but still requires the same amount of time and effort...go figure).

 

As always, you rock the house.  Thanks again!

Posted by Coleen DeGroff, Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad - Between you and the rest of the AR staff you got me working 16 hour workdays!! I'm working hard to digest the tidal wave of great info from you guys. I am confident that those that are sticking to and reading the recent posts on here will be very handsomely rewarded in their business. I can't thank you enough.

Posted by Stephen Kappre, Helping You Home (KW Hometown) over 10 years ago

Brad - You should have posted a warning with this post that the Keyword Tools are addicting:)  I've spent hours researching different combinations over the last several months.

Posted by Erik Hitzelberger, Louisville - Middletown Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes) over 10 years ago

I have a Google account and have been using some of the tools.  I guess I am going to have to wade through stuff and figure out how to use some of these other tools.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad another gem bookmarked. Oh no after reading Erik's comment I do not need more addictive researches on the PC!

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) over 10 years ago

Brad - thanks again. I'll be looking into Trends today and forwarding this on to my agents. Awesome info!

Posted by Kim Dean, d + b real estate, McKinney, TX REALTOR Broker/Own (www.RealFamilyRealEstate.com) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad, I have used several of your suggestions above. Awesome tools.

I really appreciate your latest posts. I have become a much better blogger this last few weeks! I thank you!

Posted by David M. Childress, I would love to be your Realtor® in Akron Ohio! (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) over 10 years ago

Brad, thanks I am going to definitely check out the links you have provided.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad- I use google keyword tool almost daily. I rarely choose keywords without using keyword tool and keep a running log because you can save all the keywords as you are searching, finding those with low competition and good search volume, on the side and then convert it to notepad or excel and keep working off the list thus saving a lot of time. Thanks for google trends, have not used it yet, but am on our way to do so.

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) over 10 years ago

This can really help people out. In order to maximize our effectiveness with search engines, we must know how to optimize our blogs and website with content that people search for.

Posted by Stephen Graham (Inactive) over 10 years ago

Thanks, Brad, Ditto to what everyone else has said, and I get as much from the comments that I have gotten slack in doing post b/c I can hardly keep up with the readings.  be good  cw

Posted by Cheryl Willis, MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law (RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI) over 10 years ago

Brad - This information is great. Thanks for taking the time and putting it out there for all of us to explore and learn from your vast knowledge bank. Your post on writing a post for customers and search engines was great. I have to check out your post on stickiness and traffic. How did I miss that?! Thank you so much.

Posted by Judy Jennings, Broker - The Lanterns at Warren Woods - Ashland MA (The Green Company) over 10 years ago

Hey Brad, Thanks for the response.  I'll definitely go and start checking more into the terms I use.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 10 years ago

I'm just setting up my blog.  There is so much valuable information available through AR.   Brad, thanks for all the great info.

Posted by Liz Schomers over 10 years ago

excellent, I use Google a lot for this kind of infomration.  It even has the ability for you to narrow down the search to the Ready Buyer...  Pretty cool

Posted by Ricky Khamis, NMLS 173141 | CADOC 173141 - 480-339-1565 (Amerifirst Financial, Inc. (NMLS #145368)) over 10 years ago

Hey Brad,   I always enjoy your informative posts.

Thanks as always,

Patricia

Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) over 10 years ago

All this SEO information is invaluable. Thank you very much for all your hard work. Thanks to for the congrats you sent me on my article moving up to number five.

I'm becoming obsessed. :)

Posted by Joel Weihe (Realty World Wichita) over 10 years ago

Brad, I've barely digested your other informative blogs and now more really helpful information.  This is harder than when I was in graduate school, but I will say this, I'm learning a lot more useful information.  You look like you need a vacation in FL. .. stop by and I'll supply the pina coladas while we chat over my computer. blogs, tag words , etc.

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad ~ This goes several steps beyond anything I've done on google - love it! It's such an eye-opener to see the terms searchers use. Thanks!

Liz

Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) over 10 years ago

Great info and something I had no clue existed. You are a plethora of knowledge and your help is greatly appreciated. Really appreciate your screen shots.

Posted by Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Thanks for the info. Very helpful for us rookies.

Posted by Bob Bloom (Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago

And it isn' difficult to add a title to your web site that will help with placement and add those hidden meta tags that will give you a boost as well.  Put yourself in the consumers shoes and ask yourself, what would they like to look at or for on your site.

Posted by Scott Hoen, VP, Marketing Systems & Sales Tech, 714-270-9607 (TitleCapture.com) over 10 years ago

Brad,

 

This is excellent information.

 

Brian

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 10 years ago

Bookmarked!  I have some studying to do.  thanks

Posted by Leslie Stewart, Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker (Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals) over 10 years ago

This is interesting. I tried Google Trends for some very specific keywords for my area, and it told me that there wasn't enough volume for it. Does it matter where you are when searching for info? That brings me back to an earlier post of mine in which I queried if our location was a driving force behind how much (or how little) business we can generate from the internet.

Posted by William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate (WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group) over 10 years ago

Hey Brad, All I can say is so many keywords, so little time!

Posted by Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate (Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com) over 10 years ago

Brad: Thanks for the tips.. I have not used Google trends.. I need to check this out.

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad:  It's like my mind is a dark closet and you just turned on the light switch.  Thanks so much for sharing this information.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 10 years ago

Again, good advice...I also liked your post on Creating Stickiness to get the visitors to come back and stay longer.  You mentioned some things that I had not thought about in trying to build a popular blog.  Thanks for keeping us current on the tools needed to stay successful.

Posted by Brandon Farmer, Keller Williams Realty Huntersville, NC over 10 years ago

Brad - great information. Yet another post I am bookmarking to review during my "Saturday Study" sessions. I use some of google tools, but I haven't had the time to explore all of them (especially since I am already getting phenomenal results from the ones I'm using). Thanks so much for sharing.

http://www.twitter.com/mortgageva

Posted by Jackie - computer-training-atlanta.com, Learn to leverage technology to get more done. (770.498.7333) over 10 years ago

Brad,

This post is excellent. Tell your wife that she should charge you more when coming up for these amazing ideas for your blog. :-)

Posted by ActiveRain Approved Business Builders (ActiveRain - Approved Business Builders) over 10 years ago

Oops, that was me on that last one..........

Posted by Bob Stewart, ActiveRain Ambassador (ActiveRain) over 10 years ago

Thanks for the tips and tools. I've been trying to participate in the hyper local post bonus thing, and have found that writing to the title makes the content a little dry. Maybe looking up new key words will hep.

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) over 10 years ago

Brad - Thank you for the post.  It is extremely informative and something I need to take action on.  Thank you for the tips, they will be very helpful to look back on for more instruction!

Laurie

Posted by Laurie Meacham (Parker Real Estate Services P.C. (Logan Utah Real Estate)) over 10 years ago

Wow, so much great information in one blog. Thanks as always for the tips.

Posted by Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad -- I have an Adwords account but haven't played with it much.  Your post was so clear I think it's imperative to get this right, or relevant in order to capitalize on all this hard work -- thank you.

Posted by Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) over 10 years ago

I'm getting the idea that this "Google" you speak of plays an important role in our blogging. :)

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) over 10 years ago

I am new to bloggin on Active Rain but I find...quite by coincidence...that I am selecting your posts because the title appeals to me. Then I am astounded by your depth of knowledge and grateful that you are so generous in sharing this wealth of information. This is EXACTLY the information I need today. Thank you so much!

Posted by Leslie Helm, Real Estate For Trail Riders (Tennessee Recreational Properties) over 10 years ago

Brad - thanks for this information. I will book mark for future reference, and have already checked out the trends in my area.

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) over 10 years ago

I am new to blogging on Active Rain and have so much to learn! After reading this post, it's clear that I have to upgrade to the Rainmaker account.....and I WILL. Thanks!

Posted by Leslie Helm, Real Estate For Trail Riders (Tennessee Recreational Properties) over 10 years ago

HI there - I really like the Google.com/WebHp page, that is really helpful and thanks!

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) over 10 years ago

Blog-n-Roll...

You Guys are making my head hurt :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Howdy there Brad

Thank you very kindly, for such helpful posts, with ideas and tools, to help us become better blog post writers. I sure have been using your tips. I even wrote a post for Bob's Hyper Local Content post.

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Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 10 years ago

Now See...

I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing cuzz I'm way to busy messing around on Google :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago

I need to like read this everyday Brad so this blog can help me write better blogs that I will drive traffic to my outside blogs and convert my consumers into closing. Thanks for sharing this very well written blog. Great post.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) over 10 years ago

Hit Tail is good, too... and free the last time I checked.  Using your own content it can tell you the "value" of the searches that hit your site and suggest keywords. 

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) over 10 years ago

... I have put aside 2 hours for tomorrow to reread your last 3 blogs and Jeremy's too !!!

You do realize how many people's lives you personally improve right ?

... you are Da Mango !!!!!

Cheers Mate ! - Great tips ...

Sheldon

Posted by Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) over 10 years ago

These are some great suggestions.  I was aware of the Google key word tool but not the rest.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad, This is simply a wonderful post and something that will be a help to all of us. Thanks so much for assembling all this. I set this liks up on my task bar for easy access. Great!

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 10 years ago

Google Trends is new to me and I thought I was on top of all things Google! After just a short time I'm noticing I'm picking up all kinds of interesting info here at AR. Thanks!

Posted by Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices (Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268) over 10 years ago

Thanks for all the awesome comments everyone, I'm glad this post is bringing some value to the network and to each of you.

Do you realize how long these darn things take to find, learn , and then post to share?  LOL~  I humbly and sincerely hope that Sheldon is right!  If my time spent here on AR will personally improve peoples lives, then that is the greatest gift and reward I could ever receive. 

Our time is the greatest gift we can ever give to another.  Thanks again to each of you for yours.  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad, you genius!  Thanks for doing the hard work for us and letting us pick up the diamonds. 

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 10 years ago

Brad:

Thank you for the information.  I've got incorporate your suggestions in my blog posts.

Posted by Carol Pease, CRS, Broker-Associate 512-721-6320 (JP & Associates Realtors) over 10 years ago

BRAD- Thank you... these are great suggestions!  I lok forward to trying them and appreciate you pointing them out!

Posted by Allison Stewart, St. Cloud Fl Realtor, Osceola County Real Estate 407-616-9904 (St.Cloud Homes ) over 10 years ago

Thanks for the great info on google. I'm transitioning a lot of my mobile syncing to google and need to get more involved with this also. 

Posted by Home Loan Search.Online (Home Loan Search Online) over 10 years ago

Brad really great work with this post. Everyone should be taking all your advice! I love tracking all the keywords that I come up for in the searches!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 10 years ago

Haven't seen these all organized in one place before, good list.

Posted by Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker (SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad.  You've pulled it all together in one post and it make it so much easier to understand.  We all have information and experiences to share; however, simply posting the info and not having it read is not gratifying.

I really enjoy and learn so much from your posts.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Bobbi Blades, ABR,CRS,GRI,PMN,RRS (Re/Max on the Coast) over 10 years ago

I love all your posts, thankyou so much for sharing all this valuble info, I have found it very useful.

Posted by Tatyana Sturm, Denver Realtor, GRI, Denver/ Aurora CO Relocation (Exit Realty DTC) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad

I'm checking it out now.

Posted by Anna Stout (F.C.Tucker Co.-Carmel/Westfield IN Homes for Sale) over 10 years ago

Lane - Hit Tail is another great tool, thanks for mentioning that.  The first 60 days are FREE to trial, then it's $29.95 per month.  As with any investment we make towards tools and marketing, the ROI really depends on how you use them, and the results you get.  In todays market, with all the booming social media marketing platforms, I think all these types of tools and sites should at least be researched and investigated. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad!  You always have something so helpful to share. Thinking about what to write about is one of my biggest stumbling blocks. I just added them to my toolbar to have handy!

Posted by Robert & Jani Bielenberg, Centennial, Colorado, CRS, GRI,e-PRO (Bielenberg & Associates) over 10 years ago

Wow Brad - This couldn't be more timely for me. I was just wondering the other day where I could get a refreshed keyword list and some additional tools to help me maximize my flagship website. I started writing all these down and then realized what I really needed to do was just bookmark the post - So I did!

Now to go open another window, log into my Google Account, and get moving! Thanks again as always!

Posted by Christianne O'Malley, Exceptional Service - Delivering Results in Reno! (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) over 10 years ago

I always save your posts about this stuff. Its note enough to read it just once! Thanks!

Posted by Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS® (Garrigus Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad:

Thanks for the great information! I like to follow blogs like this very closely! Its very useful as well as user friendly! All the best!

:)

Matt

Posted by Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert (National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad:

Thanks for the great information! I like to follow blogs like this very closely! Its very useful as well as user friendly! All the best!

:)

Matt

Posted by Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert (National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro) over 10 years ago

Well,

 

What can Ib say that has not already been said.  Thank you so much.  I look forward to having a little time to start using some of the toold you suggested.

Posted by Jirius Isaac, Real Estate & loans in Kenmore, WA (Isaac Real Estate &TriStar Mortgage) over 10 years ago

Your suggestion to start typing in keywords and see what pops up as suggested search term is a great one. It automatically shows you the most popular key word searches starting with your city for instance.

Thanks for the suggestion

Posted by Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog (Remax Estate Properties - ) over 10 years ago

Brad - Thanks for the great pointers.  It will help tremendously when creating local hyper posts.

Posted by FN LN over 10 years ago

Howdy there Brad

I've been leting all my friends, here in the AR community. Know about these helpful posts you are doing to help us, to become better blogs. Amd I'm sure going to keep reading, so I can learn from you.

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Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 10 years ago

Wow! Great blog, thanks for taking the time.

Posted by Damon Gettier, Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE (Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert) over 10 years ago

Maybe I've been there long enough to be free...  But there is a $100/year option as well.  I don't think I am on the Plus plan, though...  I'm certainly not on the Premium. 

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi...just making the rounds...learn stuff! Thanks.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Brad

As always very useful information.  We are new to most of this and every day we are learning more and more.

Very much appreciated.

Posted by Jayne Vaughan, ABR,SRS,CNE (Re/Max Home Team) over 10 years ago

I have to check out GetClicky and all of these great Google tools, thanks, Brad:-)

Posted by Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL (RE/MAX Suburban) over 10 years ago

If you haven't already, you should seriously think about compiling your blog posts into a book and marketing it. Your insights save me a ton of time and pulling out what little hair I hva left.

Posted by Pat Palmer, Realtor - Upland, CA 91786 (Forefront Real Estate/ Forefront Mortgage) over 10 years ago

So much of this is staring me in the face everyday but remains hidden until you so graciously point it out.  TY!

Posted by Edward Bachman, Your Kingwood TX Realtor (EXIT REALTY SOLUTIONS) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad, for the great and helpful tips

Always appreciated!!!!

Kathy B

Posted by Kathy Baker, GRI Tennessee Realtor (Realty 1) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad, great informative post. you put so very much work and effort into these posts that make them fun to read!  I do love google, and Active Rain!

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Posted by Ginger Moore (Wilkinson & Associates Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad, I'm just catching up on the rest of your SEO posts and this one looks to be an absolute treasure - but then all the others are, too. Thank you for the time you spent getting up to speed on this so that you could compress it and share it with us - and your book should be named "AR for Dummies!" lol

Sharon

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) over 10 years ago

This is a very insightful Blog. It will take me a few weeks or months to get the hang of this. But it will be worth it. Thanks for sharing Brad

Posted by Mark Velasco, Listing Agent-Whittier & Surrounding ciities (Sharpstone Realty, Inc) over 10 years ago

Mark - thanks. Just remember one of my favorite sayings, "It's not a sprint to the win, it's a Marathon to the Victory!"  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad,

 

I've used Google adwords, now I have a whole new list of tools. THANKS!

Posted by Linda Lohman, Former Teacher/Broker (Fonville Morisey Realty) about 10 years ago

Thanks so much for the superior information connected with this topic. Your blog was very informative. If you have any questions about Breckenridge Real Estate please don't hesitate to contact me.

 

Posted by Bret & Meredith Amon, Breckenridge, Keystone, Silverthorne, Frisco, (LIV-Sotheby's International Realty) over 8 years ago

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