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We are now offering free DropRealty here.
Why would a REALTOR or someone in a related real estate business want a blog here? For many reading this post who are familiar with Internet marketing – the advantages are obvious and no explanation is necessary.
For those who are relatively new to marketing themselves on the web, here is what you need to know. This site is search engine friendly and has ranked at the top of search engines since its inception for DropRealty related keywords. Google has given the site high Page Rank and some of that is passed on to your new blog. For those unfamiliar with the concept that is an important factor in allowing your new blog here to rank quickly. You begin to see traffic to your blog a lot quicker than if you started a new blog in a new domain or on another blog site.
The links on this site can also be followed by search engines which allows you to use your blog to better promote any other sites you may have.
Unlike other DropRealty sites, we do not aggregate posts from the blogs into a common site blog because doing so creates duplication issues which inhibit your search positions and ultimately the results you enjoy from your blog.
The blogs here use WordPress which is considered to be the best blog software available. They are search-engine-friendly, have excellent spam control, and it is easy to back up your content and move it elsewhere if you should choose to do so.
The template we are using for the blogs allows you to make a regular blog post or post a property listing with pictures and full property details. Multiple property listings can be featured on your main blog entry page using the Featured Content Gallery.
The blogs are free because they are supported by advertising. A monthly paid option without the ads and with help setting up and maintaining the blog may be offered in the future.
One of the stipulations is that any blog here would have to have actual content on it pertaining to real estate and not just be a link farm. You will need to actually write in the blog on a regular basis to appreciate results. Free blogs that have been ignored for a long period of time may be considered abandoned and could be suspended or deleted. You can’t just start a blog, put up a post and a few links back to your website and then forget about the blog. The blog has to be used on a fairly regular basis.
I haven’t had a chance to work out more stipulations yet but they would all be along the lines of allowing REALTORS and businesses affiliated with real estate to promote themselves while keeping out the blatant spam. For example, if you create a blog here promoting hotels it will be deleted as travel is not real estate – so don’t waste your time.
Creating a blog is simple – just click “Register” at the bottom of the column on the right. Fill in your desired user name and email address. Keep in mind that your user name will be in your blog url so choose wisely. Your url would be DropRealty.com/username
Once you create your blog here, one of the first things you should do is list it in the directory (the link to the directory is at the top and bottom of this page). You will need to sign up separately for the directory. When you list your blog in the directory you will be asked for the location of a reciprocal link. You can use your blog url for that.
Once you have done that you can begin personalizing your blog and writing your articles. The WordPress format is pretty intuitive and there are good support resources available. You will be an expert blogger in no time!