David Aanderud's Blog: Add a splash of GOOGLE JUICE to your Blog!

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Add a splash of GOOGLE JUICE to your Blog!


The 8 Commandments to Bloggin!!! Thanks Joel!!!


The First Page Challenge! 

I have seen many people on ActiveRain get a bit clueless when it comes to writing their content.  People wonder why their blogs on AR aren't showing up on the top of google results.  Well there are several reasons, the first would be they aren't a Rainmaker.  But for all of you Rainmakers out there, if your content isn't giving you the results you want, try some of these guidelines with your next blog to give it some extra Google juice!


Everyone wants to be on the first page of google.  The last handful of people that I trained followed these guidelines to the tee and had their blog content show up on the first page the same day or within 24 hours.  If you are a Rainmaker, then these Tips are a MUST!



1. Make sure your blog is between 300-500 words in length.  (too short, not enough content, too long, Google and people lose interest.)

2. REPEAT YOUR KEYWORDS!  Keyword density is a major player in your content's SEO.  1-4% of your content should be your keyword or key phrase.

3.  Have 2 pictures in your blog content.  Click on the insert/edit image button on the toolbar to upload images. People like having visual stimulation!  We are like 3rd graders with ADD when we are surfing the web, if we don't see pictures, we usually back out and go on to the next website.  Your potential audience will too!  Make your Blog stand out!

Google SEO4.  Have at least 2 links to your website.  Doing this will naturally raise your websites ranking, as well as your blog.

5.  Bold and Underline your Keywords or Key phrases.  This will help with your ranking.

6.  Make sure your Title is Geographically Specific (if possible), Short, Concise, and State your Keywords.

7.  Make sure your Title and Content compliment each other.  (i.e.  Your keywords in your title are maplewood condos,  repeat and re-enforce maplewood condos throughout your blog.  Stay on topic, and keep it local.)

8.  Write Hyper-Local Content!  Not your city, your neighborhoods and communities!  A good example would be instead of Seattle, write about Ballard.  Google Ballard, you will see it's a neighborhood area in the greater Seattle area.  Read this recent blog Bob wrote to get a better idea of Hyper-local content.

Following these guidelines will give your blog content the boost it needs to shoot to the top!


Read this blog for some more info!  

If you have a success story of having your Blog on Page one after following these tips, I want to see a comment with the search term!  We love hearing about your Success!

Until Next Time,

Active Joel


Comment balloon 4 commentsDavid Aanderud • September 21 2009 01:45PM


Great information David!!!  Way to be on the up and up!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 11 years ago

David thanks for these tips.  As we've discussed I applied this info step by step and now appear as the #4 choice on the 1st page of Google for 'townhomes for sale in randallstown' and 'townhomes for sale in reisterstown'. 

As you know I was able to get that Google positioning after you refused to be satisfied that we were on the 2nd page of Yahoo for 'Baltimore county real estate'.  I was ecstatic with that - not you and I am glad for that.

Thanks Dave you have a great service.

Posted by Syreeta Saunders, Keys, MBA - The Keys2Day Team (Keller Williams Realty Centre) over 11 years ago

David, I will be giving your tips a try. I found your blog from a link posted by Syretta on the Newbies group.

Posted by Kathryn Gorham, Emerald Isle NC Crystal Coast (Green Key Realty) over 11 years ago

Great info, very helpful!

Posted by Colleen Bergsma (Colleen Bergsma Real Estate) over 11 years ago