I got a great little dose of website reality this morning…I am way way way down the charts of real estate blogs (The 1031 Like-Kind Real Estate Blog is #8,911,336 on Technorati and not yet seen on Alexa). I of course knew this already being that the blog is so new, but seeing the reality was harsh.
Where, you ask, did I find out how far down the charts the blog is? Website Grader, one of PC Magazine’s Top 100 Undiscovered Websites, of course. This site is sweet! You can get a free report telling you exactly where your site is and is not found, how many incoming links you have, how many pages Google has indexed of your blog, and essentially how good your blog is compared with all the other blogs and sites it has generated reports for.
Harsh as it was to receive the new revelation of this blog being in the basement, it has already been very informative. I know the bookmarking sites I need to get linked to (del.icio.us, digg, etc.), what keywords to focus on, and how the Google bots look at my site (my meta-tags are atrocious in case you haven’t noticed).
I also realized I need to continue to focus on actively participating on other good real estate blogs like Rain City Guide, Sellsius, and Inman News (along with the other tens and hundreds of high-quality blogs) to be a contributing member to the quality real estate blog world.
Knowing this new information, I am excitedly trying to ramp up The 1031 Like-Kind Real Estate Blog. Any suggestions you have or posts you think we should all be looking at would be greatly appreciated.