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

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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I don't let anyone blog on my website.  If I do, I will have an agreement with them and what they can and cannot post.  I will have the final say and I can edit their blog. 

Jan 27, 2020 11:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing

I've done it before to exchange links. But, not a direct exchange.
For example, they gave me a link/web page from site A linking to site B, I posted their article on site C with links to site D

I checked both the site I linked to and the site giving me the link.
I usually check:
- the backlinks to them for quality and spam
- the spam content of sites
- the number of pages and dominant theme
- if they are US-based
- the uniqueness of post/article (no duplicates)

Jan 27, 2020 11:32 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I often do get requests ... I do not allow guest posts on my sites. I respond professionally with kindness and simply state our policy does not allow guest blogging. 

Jan 27, 2020 11:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no... only I write the blog posts there....

Jan 27, 2020 10:26 AM
Rainer
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

no, but my wife/broker has a couple of times from a local attorney.

Jan 27, 2020 02:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

In the past month, we have been contacted by two different companies wanting to pay us for the articles they wanted to post on our site.  We declined.  A

Jan 27, 2020 01:00 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Of course I do. Why not?

Minimal requirements???? Not clear what you are fishing for here so I'll just take the 'shot gun' approach.

1. What do you think you want to blog about?
2. How do you see this being of value to MY contact/view list?
3. How will this be of value to me?
4. Exactly what problem does this solve for me or my contact/ viewer list?
5. You do understand no links EXCEPT to your website homepage.
6. Explain how I will gain access to your contact/viewer list? (reciprocy)
7. What is the number in that list/viewer count?
8. What value do you respresent to that list/viewer?

As you can see, everyone is free to guest blog...but there must be an aligned value.

Jan 27, 2020 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope. 

Jan 27, 2020 10:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

They send it to you & you paste it in. Add the name of the contributor & you're on your way.

I do them occasionally.

Jan 27, 2020 03:20 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I just delete those requests, who has time to deal with spam?

Jan 27, 2020 11:17 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I have not had a guest blogger Dave Martin (703) 585-4687 although I have had offers. Those I said yes to never followed through.

Jan 27, 2020 10:43 AM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Dave Martin (703) 585-4687 I haven't yet!

Jan 27, 2020 06:07 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I do not.  I've had a few requests over the years and more so now that it's the SEO "Guru" advice of choice for link building.  I've even been asked to contribute to other's blogs.

If I did allow it, the blog would need to be 500+ words long, unique to my site and not advertise third parties other than their site (and only then within reason).  It would also need to be laser focused onto real estate and the topic would need approval.  While others weaken their blogs with non-real estate related articles, or gossip columns, I take a very different approach.  I only publish maybe 4 articles a month and they not only have to be 100% into real estate, but they have to tell a story that is beneficial to the narrative and have some nexus to local real estate.  I don't do business in mobile home sales, tiny homes or ADUs for example, so I won't post any of those articles.

Jan 30, 2020 08:52 AM