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Hyper Local Blog Review Class July 2nd: What Can We Do Better?

Check this out AR bloggers! We get extensions for the hyper local contest plus there is going to be another review class which  was my favorite part of the recent boot camp series. It is jump aboard time for me plus video learning time on my iPad 3.

Don't be this personThe posts are rolling in for the hyper local challenge that I issued to you all last week. If you haven't seen our hyper local challenge, head over and take a quick look. You have a chance to rack up 7000 points and you can also win a free membership to IMSD, our advanced training program for generating more leads and closing more business from the internet.

As the posts roll in, there are certain things that I am seeing over and over in member posts that could use improvement. For some it is minor adjustments, like moving your main keyword phrase closer to the start of your title. For others, there are glaring omissions from your posts, like including a link back to your IDX site.

On Monday July 2nd from 9am-10pm Pacific Time (that's 12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern Time) we are going to host a blog post review class at ActiveRain University.

(We also extended the deadline for the Hyper Local Challenge to July 6th at 11:59pm Pacific Time so you still have a chance to get involved)

In the class, I will take 4 or 5 posts (depending on how much time we have and how long winded I get) from different members that have been submitted for the hyper local challenge and break them down to see what could be improved and also to show you some of the things people are doing correct.

Seeing some examples of good posts in action, as well as getting suggestions for what could be done better, can really help you get clarity on what you should be doing with your own hyper local posts.

Even if you haven't submitted a post (or 7) for the hyper local challenge, this lesson will be very valuable for you. If done the correct way, these hyper local posts can really impact your business. Don't believe me? I'll share with you an email that I received yesterday from a member of ActiveRain who recently took the hyper local challenge.......


It is working.  I got two phone calls today (her emphasis, not mine) from potential (unrepresented) buyers looking in my area.  I am so excited to get the rest of the neighborhoods done........

........You were right, she said sheepishly.  Think what I could have done in this year or two since you suggested that I do this!"

So what have we learned here?

Well first we learned that this member knew about these kind of posts from at least a year ago when her and I spoke about the most effective kind of posts for her blog. It wasn't until we gave her an incentive that she decided to start writing them. And within a few days of posting a couple posts of this nature she has gotten two phone calls from potential buyers. So the real incentive is not the 7000 points you could earn, or the free IMSD membership.........the real incentive is buyers picking up the phone and calling you!!!!

If that's not incentive enough to get you writing these kind of posts, I quit! Just get signed up and come learn how we can get you sending me emails of this nature soon!

(the picture above is not me being frustrated by the posts I'm seeing, in fact many are quite good. It's how I imagine the lady who emailed me felt when she realized that had she been writing these kind of posts a year ago, she'd have had all those opportunities for calls between then and now.)


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Comment balloon 1 commentCheryl Ritchie • June 28 2012 04:45PM


Hi Cheryl, do I really need to say anything here? Do I need to tell you that the same thing needs to happen on your wordpress blog? Of course I don't you already know.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) over 7 years ago