You read 'em, you loved 'em, you +1'd 'em....Ladies and Gentlemen, Yankee lovers or not, young and seasoned - let's countdown the Top 10 Most Read Posts of 2012. These posts were written in 2012 and had the pageviews verified through our Google Analytic research. Not many comments which shows us the consumer traffic is there. They're finding your posts, reading them, lurking.
Do you include your AR posts in your monthly newsletter? Do you Tweet, +1 and Facebook your posts? How do you market your insightful information out to the masses? As you'll see, one member made the list 3 times with his posts. That's a ton of traffic!
Rainers, your 2012 Most Read Posts
Dana Basiliere - Home Owner Tips by Dana, Keeping Water Out of Your Basement
Dana hasn't written that many posts on AR but he should! This post here on tips to keep water out of the basement had the 10th most pageviews of any post written in 2012. That kind of exposure is huge and Dana knows his stuff. A tip many homeowners far and wide can benefit from. Don'tcha just love AR....sigh....
Sharon Tara - A Dated Front Door is Like Gray Hair on Your House
Wow, one small change for man...wait that isn't right. One small change in your door's color can completely update the home. We all know Sharon and love her staging tips, this time she takes us to the front door and compares old and new side by side. She even lets us know not to be afraid to paint over wood. So go for it!
Marte Cliff - Scam Alert, Did you Get this Today Too?
Scams are everywhere and something we all must be careful of. I appreciate a heads up just as Marte chose to let her AR fam bam know too. Hey folks, sometimes if it sounds too good to be true... Marte's short notice received a ton of traffic so it goes to show consumers too are searching for scam warnings.
Jerry Newman - Facebook Fridays, Are You Using Facebook Business Pages
If you're not using a Facebook Biz page it's about time to get to it! Jerry, being the awesome Ambassador that he is takes us through a few do's and dont's when it comes to it. He also shows us his top 5 candidates of the week. This series of posts are highly ranking but this one for some reason took the cake. Mmmmm...cake.
Brian Skaar - Californa Conforming Loan Limits for 2012
The title is something many, many Californians would type into Google. Brian lets his readers in on the new loan limits, LTVs and Debt Ratios as he is proving himself as the mortgage expert. He chose to disable comments on this post but obviously the consumers are finding it as Google Analytics show.
James A Browning - Hoarder House Nightmare! What Would You Do?
Have you seen the show? I can't watch it but it affects many people around our nation. James tells a story about Ed,the real estate professional. He describes a nightmare situation, including pictures and all. Ever heard of "goat walk?" Yeah, I hadn't either but read James' post and you'll see a story about a team, professionalism and helping people get out from under that mess.
James A Browning - REO Listings! Increase Your Income
Well hello James, here you are again coming in at #4. A catchy title that many would find appealing and click worthy for sure. A short post about a designation class in June of this year brought in the clicks.
Janet Jones - 10 Reasons Not to Stage Your Home
Janet's top 10 post made the most commented on top 10 list of 2012 as well. A great title and twist on why you really should stage your home has brought her much action. The post is aesthetically appealing too. Short numbered paragraphs keep the readers engaged through the end. Besides, you can't stop at #5 or #6, you must keep reading to see the ultimate #1 reason!
Jeanna Martinez - Seven Must Do's if You Want to Capture that Lead
You don't need a net but Jeanna does give 7 insightful ways to capture leads. And who doesn't want to do that? The #2 most read post of 2012 shows her system to getting that lead and asks for your route too. A great post that has most likely helped many, many readers.
And now the top tamale, the big banana, the #1 most read post of 2012...
3rd times a charm isn't it! I had to do my own Google search of BPO REO Simplified and sure enough, James' post hits the front page...no better spot than the 1st page of Google! A simple post about a book helping to learn the basics of such subject. He includes links and pictures which we know Google loves. Congrats James, you have the most read post of 2012 on ActiveRain!!
Congratulations to all the members who have successfully reeled in the traffic. If you want tips and techniques on getting your blog posts to rank, catch the next Boot Camp class starting January 17th. We'll help take your blogs to the moon!
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Happy New Year Rainers!! 2013 is going to ROCK!!