The Importance of Backlink Building for Your Real Estate Blog and Broker Website
What are the goals of your real estate blog or website?
Attracting a variety of visitors, keeping visitors engaged enough to result in repeated visitors, generating new real estate sales leads, and becoming insanely popular across the internet… all of that pretty much sums up the focus of your broker website – or real estate blog – right?
If you’ve jumped on the real estate internet marketing bandwagon, I hope you’ve also invested time and efforts to make sure your real estate blog and broker website is SEO friendly and work up a game plan on your off-site SEO strategy.
That’s right, along with the typical SEO tactics, you better be indulging in some crucial off-site SEO strategies, like backlink building.
What Are Backlinks and Why Do I Need Them?
Backlinks are incoming links from other relevant websites that benefit your broker website or real estate blog by driving traffic and helping your website’s ranking all at the same time. Whenever someone posts a link to your real estate blog or broker website, they’re essentially casting a vote for the popularity and value of your website to the search engines. So you always want quality backlinks on other real estate related websites to help your website achieve a higher search engine ranking.
How Can I Build Backlinks on My Real Estate Blog or Broker Website?
If you have a real estate blog, then you’re already a step ahead in getting backlinks as long as you generate good content. With all of the social media websites floating around, people are apt to share a good blog post with their friends.
Another popular way to earn backlinks is by commenting on other real estate blogs and including a link to your site. If you take this route, be sure to read the post and write more than “great post!” – actually drop a little proof you read the comment and want more than just a backlink (say, an actual visitor or two?) by leaving a compelling thought.
If you participate in any real estate forums or communities (brokeragentsocial.com, realtown.com, etc.), then be sure to link to your real estate blog or broker website in your signature.
Building backlinks for your real estate blog or broker website is an ongoing project that every real estate agent should include in their real estate internet marketing efforts. Just be sure to gain backlinks properly (no link farms or paying someone to submit your broker website to bogus link directories) to get the best search engine result rankings.