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Introduce Your Blog To Your Network With NetworkedBlogs

Everyone,

This is an EXTREMELY important tip in terms of optimizing the impact of your ActiveRain and Outside Blog. 

Take a minute to sign up for NetworkedBlogs.  NetworkedBlogs will allow you to post your FaceBook account, your FaceBook, and Twitter account with NO additional work or expense.  It seems pretty easy and ideal for all customers to do.

Take a minute to register and set it up.  You will need to verfiy ownership of your blog via a widget (use Settings to insert the widget).  Regardless it's simple to do.  

Syndication of content and your blog is becoming critical to success.  Take a minute to set this up and then FaceBook and Twitter can be on autopilot! 

One of the biggest concerns that our clients have when we maintain their social networking presence is how their blogs are feeding to Facebook and whether or not their blogs are feeding to their Facebook business page. After all, your blog is essential to your business. It gets you leads and shows your knowledge about both your community and your profession as a real estate agent, so it’s understandable that you’d want that content directly on your Facebook page. It can be frustrating when the service you’re using to feed your blog breaks or isn’t reliable, but recently, our team has started using an application for Facebook called NetworkedBlogs that solves this problem using a fast, easy, and convenient process.

Here are some of the many reasons you should use NetworkedBlogs to market your blog on Facebook.

The set-up is incredibly easy. This application is incredibly user friendly, and it doesn’t take any more than ten minutes to set up. They even have this helpful and easy-to-use Getting Started Guide to help you get the application set up. Here’s a quick step-by-step guide to set up the application:

  1. Log-in to Facebook and search “NetworkedBlogs” in the search box. Click on the application when it shows up in the search box drop-down menu.
  2. Click “Go To Application” and allow the app permission to access your basic information.
  3. This will take you to a page where they ask you to like other blogs. In order to skip that, click the “Help” link at the top of the page.
  4. Click the “Getting Started Guide” link that shows up above where the Frequently Asked Questions start.
  5. From here, use the guide to help you register and syndicate your blog to your Facebook business page! As you go through their instructions, you can decide how far into the process you want to go and stop wherever you want. We recommend stopping at adding the Blog tab to your Facebook page.


You can put a “Blog” tab directly on your Facebook business page. This is the best part of the entire application. Most other applications or feeds don’t create a tab directly on your Facebook page that is titled “Blog” and will direct your fans to your blog posts. The blog tab is a nicely-laid-out and cohesive view of all of your most recent blog posts. When they click on the link, it will take them to an iFrame of your blog post that will allow them to read the entire thing. The only part about this that isn’t ideal is that when they click on a post to read it, they’re not being taken to your blog. They’re being taken to a NetworkedBlogs page that has an iFrame of your blog post. Even with this small setback, the fan will still read your content, and since your blog is linked so many times on your Facebook business page, if they want to see more they can always get to it that way! We recommend using the NetworkedBlogs application in order to get the blog tab on your page. We would also, however, use a different feed service, such as Twitterfeed, to feed brand new blog posts to your Facebook business page wall. That way, all posts published to your wall will take your fans directly to your blog site and not to the iFrame page. The great thing about this application is you can opt to have your posts feed just to your business page wall or just to the blog tab or to both, and so you can decide what is best for you. You can also direct fans to your blog tab using posts on your Facebook wall so that they are visiting frequently and reading content. It’s the ideal way to introduce your blog to your network! One of the nicest features about the application is that all of your posts feed automatically to your blog tab, and so there is no manual updating. You won’t have to worry about your post not showing up on Facebook.

NetworkedBlogs acts as a social network within itself. This application allows you to interact with other bloggers that share your interests and also gives you the opportunity to follow other blogs of NetworkedBlog users that might be of interest to you. It creates a blogging community. You can use it to get ideas or interact with other local businesses in your community. If you are a fan of golfing, you can follow golf blogs written by people in your area and start interacting with them using the application. It gives you another platform to market yourself, get more people reading your blog, and interact with your community and network even more.

You can register more than one blog!
If you have more than one blog that you want to show off on Facebook, you can use this application to register them all! For example, if you have one blog meant for first-time home buyers and one that’s more aimed towards sellers, you can register them BOTH on NetworkedBlogs and feed both blogs to your business page. You can even register blogs that aren’t written by you, and so if you want to give your fans more information about social media, technology, going green, or home improvement tips, you can register a blog to your NetworkedBlogs and have those posts feed to your page. It’s a great way to interact with your blogging network even more as you’re publicizing other people’s blogs on your page as well. If the author of that blog sees that and is also interested in your blog, he can register your blog to be viewed on his page as well. It creates an interesting network that can get you more interaction and more publicity in the Facebook community, and as we all know, the entire point of an online presence is to get more exposure, more people seeing your content, and more interaction.

So to sum it all up, you don’t have be frustrated with how to get your blog to show up in a nice tab on your Facebook. NetworkedBlogs makes it easy for you. From the user-friendly setup to the nicely laid-out blog tab to the blogging community it creates for you, NetworkedBlog is yet another platform you can use to market yourself, your brand, and your knowledge as both a community resource and a real estate agent. Ask your Real Estate Virtual Assistant to set this up for you today!  Make it a great day, and happy blogging!


Sarah Kay
Social Media Specialist

 

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Comment balloon 8 commentsNikesh Parekh • May 02 2011 02:05AM

Comments

Well, I've now tried this, but I can't tell if it worked.

Too sidetracked by the fine work done by either the Navy Seals or troops from Delta Force, but someone took names and kicked some.... today!

Posted by Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996 (REALTY EXECUTIVES TUCSON ELITE) over 7 years ago

thanks for the great tip Nikesh, will implement.

Posted by Hrisco & Associates, -"Est. 2000 ~ Experience Matters" (Hrisco & Associates | eXp Realty, LLC.) over 7 years ago

Thx Nikesh. I've bookmarked and added to my list for next weekend.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 7 years ago

This looks like a great tool to add to my toolkit.  Thanks for sharing!  I'll check it out!

Posted by Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing / Full Service REALTOR in Marylan (Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434) over 7 years ago

I do it, but recently Dakno or someone maybe TechSavy Agent had a study that you get better results by copying the link into the Business Page. If I can remember the link I will come back and share, as it was pretty convencing.

 

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 7 years ago

Missy, please post that link if you find it.  I would love to read it. 

That being said, I think Networked Blogs saves time, so hopefully it is a good tool managing syndication of your blog to other sites.

Posted by Nikesh Parekh, Technology Entrepreneur, Executive, & Investor (Suplari, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Missy, you are right, it was Jimmy Mackin's (The MLS App) guest post on TechSavvy Agent's blog:http://techsavvyagent.com/facebook/why-automating-your-content-to-facebook-is-a-fail/

I very highly respect Jimmy and hang on to every word of his opinion, so I immediately unhooked my blog from syndicating to Facebook. I didn't, however, take it out of Networked Blogs altogether. It's still there, it just doesn't syndicate.

Some of my tech-y buddies in another Facebook group didn't agree with me, but I have watched Jimmy go from unheard of to practically superstar in just a few months and my intuition told me to listen to him. I don't regret it.

Posted by Lynda White, Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty (Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How) over 7 years ago

I still don't see many Rainers using Networked Blogs, but I can attest to the fact that it builds readership, both inside and outside the ActiveRain community. 

My networked blogs wind up on my company pages as well.  I've received property inquiries off these posts via Facebook.  I can't look at that result as a fail, no matter what a purported "superstar" has to say about it.

Brad Andersohn seems to hold the opinion that using Facebook's Networked Blogs feature has value. Read what he has to say here:

http://bradsdomain.com/how-to-add-blog-to-facebook/

Posted by Eric Kodner, Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island (Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes) almost 7 years ago

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