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How I got my listing to #1 on Google. .

Fernando Herboso always comes up with the BEST Marketing ideas. I know he usually posts a "GIVE BACK to the Active Rain Community" piece for Agents on Saturdays so I make a point to peek then. But here's an extra treat to beat the Goliaths out of first page presence on your listings. Time to check this out!

If you know about me. . 
I'm very finicky with my time and don't really like  to waste time.  . 
But, I also like to share with my blog subscribers and everyone else that stumbled upon my posts.. 
So, here it s a case study.  . how I got to page #1 on Google beating the big boys with my listing
This will  help you save time and give you a direct blueprint to be #1 on Google . .if that is what you are after. .
I took a listing. 
and a week before it went in the MLS, I did this video using the keyword of the exact address
"5208 Ernie LN, Frederick MD 21703"
I promoted my video with:
by writing this post
and also used Slideshare
and of course I also posted in Activerain
and to my wordpress blogs. ..this is one of them
I also  share it using Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and a few others
Of course Craigslist is there too
and some other small but  necessary steps. .
Stay with me. .it gets better
Ok, now the listing went in the MLS for the first time (5 days later)
So here we are 
exactly 21 days from the very first day I made the video
On windows incognito it shows the following (your search maybe a little different because you are not local  but it should resemble closely to this) 
My video is in #1 page of google  #2 position ( zillow beats me by one) 
Slideshare is #1 page / #3 position ( giving me good google push) 
My website  comes next, in the next page position #12 (disappointed because all my posts are pointing  directly there) 
The next position is #21 with one of my wordpress blogs
follow to position #22 with my Activerain post (not a good position but it helped my video get pushed)
and so on. .
Use youtube as your main weapon
Use your website as the trigger
Use the other sites as ammunition
kill the beast!
You may want to check this guy out to help you get started with YouTube if you are clueless about videos
I gave you here the results of perhaps hundreds of hours of trial an error. .
This person takes the time to train anyone by using videos costing you pennies. . . 
Don't underestimate the power of YouTube
My YouTube channel has 721,749 views to this day
and it is my  priority everyday!
Have a productive day and . 
"Slap on some swagger to your business 
less twerking by blogging aimlessly "


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Comment balloon 4 commentsCheryl Ritchie • August 28 2013 11:23AM


I get slightly different results when I look up the address.  #3 on page 1 for Youtube and #6 for slideshare.  But the bottom line is to get the word out on as many platforms as you can to get it noticed.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Thank you Cherryl for the reblog. .

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) over 7 years ago


Becuase each of us are in different locations Google recognizes to give you the closes results . .

here is my results on incognito



Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) over 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing Fernando I will try to put this together.

Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) over 7 years ago