Writing Content that Attracts Motivated Seller Leads

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Struggling Investor has been alive and kicking for 6 years now (since 2008). To this day the hardest part for me is to write content.   I’ve definitely improved my skills, but it’s still a chore. If you have ever started a blog you know what I mean.  Heck…and I’m talking about just my personal blog.  I do this for fun.  How about blogs/websites setup for your real estate business? Websites used for business purposes are tougher then personal blogs. …

Real Estate Investing Websites Tip #2: Domain Names

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Something so simple, yet so frustratingly annoying.  Picking a website domain name (a domain name is the web page address, i.e. strugginglinvestor.com) has taken me any where from a few seconds to a few months.   In this post, I am going to share what I’ve learned about picking a domain name.  I’ve got some tips, tools and some guidelines to help you get a good name and help you rank higher on search engine results. Guidelines Get a domain …

Top Blogs: 12 Incredible non Real Estate Blogs

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If you haven’t noticed I’ve become a big fan of blogging, internet marketing and all things that help lead me to a better and more fulfilling life.  Real estate is a big part of that, but in order to succeed I must be in the right frame of mind as well as have the underlining skills to best take advantage. Below are a list of 12 blogs that have nothing to do with real estate investing but are a must …

30DC – Update – 200 Visitors

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Over this past weekend I passed the 200 visitor mark for my 30 Day Challenge blog, NewJerseyProbate.org.  Since the end of the challenge, about a month ago, I’ve continued to write an article a week and am at about 20 total so far. 12 of them on my blog and the other 8 spread out over different sites like EzineArticles, Scribd.com, hubpages.com and blogspot.com.  I’ve also taken those articles and submitted them to Traffic-Bug.com in order to increase the backlinks.  …

Thinking of Probate Ideas

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Not to much to report over the last day or so.  I’ve been working on getting more articles up on my probate site although I’ll admit that my ideas are running very low at the moment.   Right now I’m throwing some words down on paper for an article about forcing a new executor to be named.  Outside of that one article I spent about an hour last night just pondering my next move.   I’d like to make the site a …

First Lead

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Over the last few days I’ve been writing some new articles for my site and trying to just make it a more valuable resource for people to find information regarding probate in New Jersey.   I created a page that listed all the county surrogate websites and I will also be creating a section for lawyers as well.  I plan on using the lawyers section as a possible “I scratch your back, you scratch mine” type of deal with probate lawyers …

30DC – Final Statistics

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Here is my 30 day update for my 30 day challenge.  I’ve yet to receive any leads to this point, but they will come in do time.  I’ve broken the update down into a few sections (adwords, analytics, keywords) and tried to explain some of the stats and their importance.  Hopefully this will help anyone who is struggling to figure all of this out. Adwords Overall 1707 impressions (total times ad has been shown) 20 click throughs 1.17% CTR (click …

30DC – Day 30 – Wrap Up

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What now?  The final days of the 30 day (day 30 and 31) challenge wrapped everything up and went over where we should go from here.  The lesson really focused on going back and analyzing everything you have done to this point, and this is a key step before moving on and expanding your blog and affiliate marketing.  Ed breaks down the past 30 days into 4 main parts… Market Research Having a solid base is they key to marketing.  …

30DC – Day 29 – Learning From Mistakes

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Day 29 is about learning from mistakes, not your mistakes but the mistakes of other people.  The mistakes talked about in this lesson are not technical errors, such as grammar or having trouble publishing an article to EzineArticles.com.  These sort of mistakes are easily correctable and really don’t mean anything disastrous will happen. It’s going to be really tough for me to outline exactly what was said in today’s lesson without writing a book, but take a look at this …

30DC – Day 28 – High Quality BackLinks

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Today I learned about High-Quality Backlinks.  HQ Backlinks are the ultimate goal of any SEO marketer.  The reason for this is that a High Quality, Relevant site holds a lot of clout in Google’s mind. When one of those sites supports your site, with a link, that is like the president of a company recommending one of his employees for a promotion.  Das Good! Outside of scouring the internet for sites with PR’s of 3 or higher, a great way …

30DC – Day 27 – Great Backlink Techniques

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This was an awesome day of training and one that can be easily used for all your blogs and sites.  As I’ve said on some other days during the training, creating backlinks is very important for your long term Google ranking health.  The more quality backlinks you have the higher and more authoritative your website will become in the eye of Google.   High Quality Backlinks huh?  What exactly are those and how do they differ from other links back to …

30DC – Day 26 – Finding Long Tail Keywords

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On day 26 we learn how to use Google Analytics and Market Samurai to obtain some long tail keywords.  The reason is that we want to try and expose our blog to the widest range of keywords within our niche that have traffic.   There are two types of long tail keywords that we will be using, Long Tail Derivative Keywords and Semantic Long Tail Derivative Keywords. Let me explain the difference… Long Tail Derivative Keywords: These are keywords that contain …

30DC – Day 25 – Sell Your Blog

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So what do you do with the blog if you decide to cut bait?  Surprisingly the answer is to sell it!  This is one of the great ideas and one that I never thought of going into the 30DC.  There are a few sites out there that allow you to flip your blogs, crazy I know! I mean who would buy it right? Apparently there is a pretty big market for selling websites and you can take advantage of it …

30DC – Day 24 – Go or No Go?

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Go or No Go Day.  On day 24 of the 30DC it is time to analyze your numbers and stats to decide if the niche that was selected is worth pursuing or not.  There is no shame in figuring out that the niche you picked is not viable.  You have learned so much and the elimination of a niche is almost as valuable as finding one that works. Here are some of the key criteria to consider when figuring to …

30DC – Day 23 – Day Off

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We are getting another day off on day 23.  It comes at a good time because I need to go back and learn adwords a little bit better and get my quality scores up.  If you fall below an a 5 Google gives you a warning.  I’m not sure what the warning means, but I don’t like warnings!  hahaha. The creators of the Thirty Day Challenge apparently provides a podcast where they discuss what’s new in internet marketing.  I’ve never …