Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale (eXp Realty)

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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I googled charming victorian in seabright and your blog was on page 1 (from March).  The key is to write headlines as close to both natural conversation and search terms as possible.

Dec 27, 2015 12:56 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think that authorship is a vestige of our past, as is trulia.  The world of SEO changes so often that it may be best to ignore some of the past stuff.

I just work on posting lots of somewhat interesting stuff that is likely to be read by people, and generally google will pick it up too.

And the number one thing for an agent to work on is localism types of posts.


Dec 27, 2015 06:45 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Sandy. No, trulia sold out to the current ownership.

Dec 27, 2015 05:43 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Bob Crane gave great answers and so did many others - keep up with the localism posts! . 

Dec 27, 2015 11:52 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It sounds like the boot camp needs to be updated, and maybe Bob Stewart can take a look at that. Google doesn't do the authorship anymore. I was really excited about that and I miss that. AR is no longer owned by trulia. I hope this helps you. 

Dec 27, 2015 06:09 AM
Toronto, ON

Zillow sold ActiveRain shortly after it bought Trulia.  Google does not prevent you from writing your own AR blog.

Dec 27, 2015 04:21 PM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

You have gotten the answer, but Trulia does not own AR anymore and sadly Google Authorship is no more. 

Dec 27, 2015 12:35 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

We as in ActiveRain ceased to be a part of Zillow/Trulia in July. Many of the old webinars and questions and guides are out of date and hopefully are being updated.

Dec 27, 2015 11:11 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The tru in trulia is gone..In other words not tru...

Dec 27, 2015 09:59 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Trulia is no longer associated with ActiveRain.  Google authorship was a couple of years ago.  They don't do that anymore.

Dec 27, 2015 08:39 AM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

No more authorship and no more Trulia.  That's a downside to some online training ... it is generally not updated.  I know Bob and the AR team are doing all the can, the best they can to take care of priority issues in the Rain. Not sure if updating historical training is on their radar.

Dec 27, 2015 08:26 AM
LuxurySoCalRealty Compass San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Thanks for the responses, I did not know google authorship was ended

Dec 27, 2015 06:51 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Boot camp may need to be updated and THANKFULLY Trulia is out. As far as Google they are no longer using that. 

Dec 27, 2015 06:30 AM
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Google dropped the authorship program a while ago (maybe 1-2 yrs ago).

No, AR is no longer owned by Trulia.

I think they need to update some of their info.

Dec 27, 2015 05:55 AM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Google authorship is no longer effective like it used to be.  I think Google changed that last summer.  I'm not even sure you can do it.

Dec 27, 2015 05:51 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

AR is no longer connected to Trulia. Not sure about your google question.

Dec 27, 2015 05:47 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Sandy Wallace ActiveRain was a part of TRULIA for a while. And to best of my knowledge, Google Authorship is not active any more.

Dec 28, 2015 03:33 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Lots of correct answer about this subject.

Dec 28, 2015 04:00 AM
Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®
eXp Realty - Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale

Thanks everyone I would like to learn everything I can about keywords and SEO on AR. I'm going to aks Bob Stewart for his most recent video/blogs for beginners. I have been bloggin on AR for a long time but I don't see my posts on google so I want to see wnat i can do to improve my ranking.

Dec 28, 2015 03:30 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sandy, Trulia sold AR after being acquired by Zillow, if I've read the history books correctly.  Not sure what authorship is, but it sounds like that is no longer around.


The AR team is working on new training material for next year and hopefully updating these as well.

Dec 28, 2015 01:53 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I guess I'm late for this party.... but you have your answer....and I DO miss authorship.....

Dec 28, 2015 12:37 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I applaud Tammy Lankford for her response.   

Dec 28, 2015 12:15 AM
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

Not sure about your first question- but yes, you can share you blog on your Google plus account.

Dec 28, 2015 12:07 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Looks like you already have had your wuestions answered. Blogging for SEO results does require original content and be sure to use hyperlinks in your posts. Photos also help and videos with informative narrative are even better.

Dec 27, 2015 11:54 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Late to the party on this one - but if you look under "Recent Questions" to the right, there is a question from Bob Stewart asking what video training you would like to see...

Dec 27, 2015 10:31 PM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Authorship never worked so g shut it down.

Dec 27, 2015 09:06 PM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

What is Bootcamp? Sounds like whatever it is, it is very out of date. I would just dive in here, we are all very helpful here! 

Dec 27, 2015 09:01 PM
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I have Google+ authorship.  I was told I needed to do this so I did.  If you want to get google authorship go to google.  Click on the icons on the top right until you see a pull down menu.  Click on Google+ and begin making your profile. 

Dec 27, 2015 08:56 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Active Rain is no longer part of Trulia.

Dec 27, 2015 08:38 PM
Patricia Kennedy
Redfin - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Sandy, no more Trulia. 

Dec 27, 2015 09:25 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It appears that you have received the answers to your questions. There have been mny changes.

Dec 27, 2015 07:29 AM