Dave Martin (703) 585-4687, Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome (Fairfax Realty)

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I used to use the hyper-local feature.  I rarely do these days.  I do not believe it makes a difference.  However, I am not the authority on that.  

Do I use Tags?  Yes. Absolutely. 

May 10, 2018 03:33 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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as I understand it, hyper local has not worked for awhile.... tags work....

May 10, 2018 03:42 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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  Tags definitely.

  Hyper-local for a listing post or market report.

May 10, 2018 03:39 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I use both but not sure how much either helps bring eyes to my posts. I will continue to do both because I know it won't hurt.

May 10, 2018 08:15 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I never quite understood the purpose of hyper-local and still am not sure I need to use it.  Is there a place in AR that would train me on this feature?

May 10, 2018 06:09 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

No longer use the hyper-local with subdivisions. I feel that it might limit the reach if G were to index it. I really haven't thought about it in years David.

You are like a data miner David finding all this stuff that no longer works lol.

May 10, 2018 04:22 PM
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Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

Im quite new here but I think hyper local is the way to go...;)

 

May 10, 2018 04:13 PM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

I have, but I can't say to what effect. 

May 10, 2018 04:44 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have used hyperlocal in the past but it seems tags are more important. 

May 10, 2018 04:03 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I use them. Don't know if they add anything since I have no way to measure. Makes sense to use the, I think.

May 10, 2018 04:02 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
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Yes, the Hyper-Local feature does work.

If you only post to AR your post will end up on

https://activerain.com/bloghome

Which is where all posts go.

But if you choose Hyper Local it will also be listed on a local page. exp:

https://activerain.com/states/AZ/counties/Maricopa%20County

Some followers only want to see the Local pages, so if you want your post to end up on those local pages then choose Hyper-Local.  By the way, you will have a ranking on the local page. so if you want to be a neighborhood expert you should try for the #1 position.

May 10, 2018 03:58 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

David,

I am not sure the hyperlocal function is working on AR.  It was not at one point, and we make the best of it.  A

May 10, 2018 03:40 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I use both - whether they are working now or not, you never know when system changes may boost them! So, it takes about 2 seconds to do, why not?! LOL

May 10, 2018 08:59 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Yes, and I think that they help.

May 10, 2018 07:14 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I use them but do not know if they work.

May 10, 2018 06:18 PM
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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I do the drill-down simply because I am a creature of habit and I tag them because that only takes a few seconds. Does it help? I doubt it but it does not hurt either.

The more important reason to write hyper-local content is the ability to rank for the long-tail keywords used. In my experience, you will see less traffic on those posts but the quality of the prospects is better because they are often closer to buying/selling a home.

May 11, 2018 02:48 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes

Hopefully

May 10, 2018 09:20 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do put market reports into the areas, and definitely use tags.

May 14, 2018 06:17 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Yes, we do and I would hope we do win higher Google ranking as a result.

May 13, 2018 08:35 AM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
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Yes, yes.

May 12, 2018 12:31 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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David Martin (703) 585-4687 - I believe it is working for me, at least! Some of my posts show up on Google Page #1 - just becuse I used certain keywords.

And I am not the expert at this, so please don't ask me why and how of this... lol!

May 11, 2018 08:48 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I don't think it makes muc of a difference.

May 11, 2018 06:17 PM
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
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David ~ I do both, though not sure how effective the Hyper Local is... if at all.

May 11, 2018 10:39 AM
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Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate
The Climer School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
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I use both, depending on what I am blogging about. I don't rely on AR as my primary blog as I do not know what google thinks about AR blogs. I use AR more for communicating information to the AR community.

May 11, 2018 07:27 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Hyper local IS important.

But NOT the hyper local feature on AR.

Put it in the title, repeat multiple times in the 1st paragraph. link to authority sources, include that video, even ratings and use the tags and of course, buying traffic doesn't hurt since time may not be on your side.

May 11, 2018 06:47 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It used to work great, however AR has done away with the local pages. I do like to include a location when i write about local events

May 11, 2018 06:11 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I do, but I don't think they work.

May 11, 2018 05:39 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No to hyper-local and yes to tags!

May 11, 2018 05:34 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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Yes x 2 and I sure hope so.  

May 11, 2018 05:27 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Usually

May 11, 2018 05:07 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Tags always, hyperlocal for listings and market reports and some localism posts. Do they "pay off." I have no idea. But I figure it can't hurt.

May 11, 2018 04:56 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

May 11, 2018 04:02 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

I think Barbara Todaro is right.

May 11, 2018 03:57 AM