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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No... I only pretend to understand. I know enough to be dangerous! AT some point, I figured I can either be a real estate expert or an SEO expert--but not enough time or energy to be both!

Dec 02, 2015 07:48 PM
Rainmaker
846,120
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Yes and no. I do not purposely fill my blog post with key words. I write for pleasure here.

Dec 02, 2015 07:28 PM
Rainmaker
562,101
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Yes and yes.

Dec 02, 2015 07:24 PM
Rainmaker
991,042
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Emphasizing a point (only) through your good question as a platform here Michael Thacker - Louisville Realtor...

The people I hire do really understand it; I'm not paid to be distracted by "really" understanding SEO. I get the principles behind it. I don't "really" understand how a watch works, but I can tell you what time it is. I "really" understand Real Estate and people; that's how I get paid, that's what I focus on. The shiny new object syndrome is a big time bandit in our real estate industry.

Dec 02, 2015 09:33 PM
Rainmaker
3,370,820
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I know as much about SEO as I do brain surgery.

Dec 02, 2015 09:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

No - that is why I am on AR - to learn - but I wish someone would do a step by step series of blogs- one helpful hint a day to master on our way to SEO mastery

Dec 02, 2015 09:23 PM
Rainmaker
811,130
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I am not convinced the experts have consensus on understanding SEO.

Without fail?  Of course not. Sometimes I make no SEO effort at all.

Dec 02, 2015 08:41 PM
Rainer
170,773
Richard L. Sanderson
Richard L. Sanderson Consulting - Portland, OR
helping improve local property tax systems

Michael Thacker - Louisville Realtor - I don't believe that there is a direct link between blogging and understanding SEO. People create blogs for lots of reasons and SEO may just be one objective out of many, or not an objective at all. I've been blogging since 2007 but am still trying to understand the nuances of effective SEO.

Dec 02, 2015 08:40 PM
Rainmaker
5,770,215
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. I do not have a full understanding of SEO and have probably missed many opportunities.

Dec 02, 2015 08:17 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am not an expert in this but I get good results.

Feb 23, 2019 11:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I do not understand SEO.

Sep 04, 2016 03:32 PM
Rainer
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Alvin Bert
Real Estate - Chinatown, NY
Here just for Real Estate activities.

Blog is not enough to understand SEO. Blog content and its sharing management methods are good SEO understands.

 

 

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Dec 05, 2015 08:45 PM
Rainmaker
812,970
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Michael - Just because someone writes blog posts doesn't mean they really understand anything about SEO. I think I know a little about SEO, but it seems to be a moving target and something that is not easy to master. So many people have so many different opinions.

Dec 05, 2015 01:55 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael Thacker - Louisville Realtor I don't claim to know SEO at all!

In fact, I have learned few things here - and follow some basic guidelines. It helps - does not assure Google Page#1 position and it happens once in a while.

I am happy with that....

Dec 03, 2015 12:53 PM
Rainer
307,160
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I can't say I really understand the whole SEO stragedy.  I'm working on that! 

Dec 03, 2015 12:46 PM
Rainmaker
634,116
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No it is definitely not my forte.

Dec 03, 2015 12:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,679,921
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I think most people know about SEO, but don't know everything they could about it.

Dec 03, 2015 11:21 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
Redfin - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I don't really understand it.  But they folks who host my blog sites do.

Dec 03, 2015 11:17 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I know how to write for good SEO results. To say I always do it would not be true.

Dec 03, 2015 11:14 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do understand SEO.  And of course I use it. If we want to rank and be found we stand a better chance of that if we optimize.  That said, some AR posts are not designed to be found in which case I do not bother with SEO.

Dec 03, 2015 10:26 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I'm trying my best to take all this SEO information in and use it. Then things change. 

Dec 03, 2015 08:38 AM
Rainmaker
4,817,744
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Michael,

I would not begin to say I really understand SEO, but we have an ace on our team.  He is one of the top people in the United States, and was the head of the Atlanta professional group, which is third largest after NY and SF.  He is an expert in real estate having developed 40 sites for a NYSE real estate publication company, having introduced Google to real estate.  He helps us with the architecture of the websites we develop for our clients.  We are also delighted that he is one of our great friends...He is truly an expert.  A

Dec 03, 2015 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I do to a certain point.  I'm no expert, but I have a firm grasp on the basics.

Dec 03, 2015 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,307,374
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As my position is a Licensed Real Estate Saleperson and it changes like the wind NO!

Dec 03, 2015 04:56 AM
Rainmaker
4,798,469
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I could say that, Michael, but I think I wouldn't know what I'm talking about.

Dec 03, 2015 04:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

yes, I use it everytime I write a blog post that I want indexed....

Dec 03, 2015 02:46 AM
Rainmaker
3,618,139
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Learning more and more each day.

Dec 03, 2015 12:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No  I do not understand it.

Dec 03, 2015 12:25 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No I don't totally understand

Dec 03, 2015 12:13 AM
Rainmaker
1,458,366
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

There was a short video posted yesterdayby Matt Cutts from the Google Search Team.  It all comes down to writing useful content.  I think a lot of the myths and confusion has been fueled by the SEO companies trying to sell you their services.  

Dec 03, 2015 12:05 AM
Rainmaker
4,315,023
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I think I understand some, I know I get quite a few hits on my web site, and watch the rankings.

Dec 03, 2015 12:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Many people have blogs who have never heard of SEO.

Dec 02, 2015 10:42 PM
Rainmaker
3,064,053
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No

Dec 02, 2015 10:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,401,927
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thacker - Louisville Realtor No, I don't believe so. Just when you think you understand something changes and you have to relearn it all over again.

Dec 02, 2015 10:25 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I know just enough to be dangerous. 

Dec 02, 2015 09:54 PM
Rainmaker
1,906,826
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Most of what I know I've learned here on Active Rain and the two RainCamps I attended !

Dec 02, 2015 09:49 PM
Rainmaker
3,157,198
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I know enough to include key words and phrases that get my blog noticed. AR does a great job doing the rest to get my blogs high on searches if not on top and brings new clients weekly

Dec 02, 2015 09:45 PM