Realtors hit a Home Run with your email marketing

Written by Tim O'Keefe

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At this point there is very little or no loyalty to you or your website. As long asrepparttar info flows, and they can get your MLS listings they will be happy enough to revisit your site, if for onlyrepparttar 149703 new home listings.

So in order to breed loyalty and afinity you must do a few specific actions.

Get yourself an Autoreponder/Drip Email system.

These automatic email systems communicate with your prospect while you sleep. You write your letters and articles once. Andrepparttar 149704 system will send a mailer on pre-programmed days for ever. Until your prospect raises their hand and says I am interested to take this relationship torepparttar 149705 next level.

Take your list and segment them. Why would you segment your visitors? Because they think they arerepparttar 149706 most important person inrepparttar 149707 world. And if you want them to think you arerepparttar 149708 most important Realtor inrepparttar 149709 world, you have to make them important first.

This goes eons beyond dividing your prospects into buyers and sellers, and hot, medium and cold. Your email communications to a 30 year Vet at IBM should convey a unique tone and context diferent than your typical communication with say a self employed-entreupreneiral Contractor.

Educate & Interact

When you can get someone to have an "aha" experience, you often times will etch out a piece of their brain for you. Congratulations! You have now risen above just Real Estate agent. You are aboverepparttar 149710 rest because you have become not just someone who sells real estate. But someone who cares enough to takerepparttar 149711 time to care for this person who isrepparttar 149712 most important person inrepparttar 149713 world.

How? Teach them and get them to move alongrepparttar 149714 sales funnel by bringing them to your site to learn and or get valuable and free reports.

I am not talking aboutrepparttar 149715 typical pre-written Real Estate articles and newsletters. You need to pour blood and write from your experience, from your heart. Would you sendrepparttar 149716 object of your affection a templated love letter from a book? What would her reaction be? Thatsrepparttar 149717 same reaction you will get from your prospect.

Your personality and expertise will shine thru and you will seperate yourself from allrepparttar 149718 others whom are too lazy to prove that they are an expert. Which is why when you do it, you will profit handsomely.

As you get your real estate prospect to interact with you and your site. You can ask them to reveal more and more until you have enough information to segment them, and take them torepparttar 149719 next level of your relationship. And then perhaps they will want to do more than just "go out with you".

Tim O'Keefe is President of Spider Juice Technologies and is an expert at all phases of online marketing from Search Engine Optimization, Lead Capture and Converting Leads to Sales. Tim O'Keefe Spider Juice Technologies Real Estate Marketing Blog 310-533-9145

Run a Profitable Google Adwords Pay Per Click Campaign

Written by Michael Lawrence

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You don't have to accept these outrageous suggestions of course so your first big money saver is to lowerrepparttar max bid to something you find acceptable and enter it for all of your keywords.

Please note Google's system will not charge you this full amount unless someone else is willing to pay that much forrepparttar 149351 keyword. Leave this number set higher if you want to produce a lot of clicks quickly.

Over time you will learn which keywords are making you money and which one's are simply too competitive for your budget. Google's campaign tracking abilities in conjunction with other 3rd party ad tracking software can help you identify these profitable keywords and track your website visitors.

To make proper decisions you will need to gather as much data as you can on howrepparttar 149352 Adwords system works. Obviously, you won't have this data until you run a campaign or two which is why I suggest running your own Adwords Campaigns for a while to get familiar with their system.

Studyrepparttar 149353 stats provided by Google which are really quite good in conjunction with one or more 3rd party stats tracking packages.

You will start to notice trends inrepparttar 149354 numbers which will allow you to make more effective use of your time and money by bidding only onrepparttar 149355 keywords that are generating sales.

Analysis may also prompt you to tweak your site content if you notice a niche you want to start competing for (better yet start up another site or tier two web page on your site targeting that niche and remove these keywords fromrepparttar 149356 original campaign moving them into a new campaign pointing to your new content).

Google allows you to bid on 3 types of keyword matching options which immediately gives you three timesrepparttar 149357 keywords to bid on without any more brainstorming on your part.

Each matching option provides different results and should be managed on a keyword by keyword basis.

Google also provides two methods of displaying your ad on their network: content match listings and search network listings.

Effectively this allows yourepparttar 149358 potential to be noticed by:

1)anyone searching on Google's portal,

2) anyone searching portal sites that get their search results from Google,

3) anyone viewing a site displaying Google's ads that has content related torepparttar 149359 keywords you bid on.

4) anyone reading an email with content related to your keyword at Google's free email service.

That's a lot of options and a lot of potential exposure.Tweaking to findrepparttar 149360 right combination for your particular situation and spending requirements is something you simply have to do on an ongoing basis. I thinkrepparttar 149361 benefits are obvious to you by now.

A final word on costs. You may have noticed that I didn't use a lot of numbers in my discussion of campaign costs with Google. What I think I have illistrated is a Google campaign truly can cost as little or as much as you want it to.

Advantages ofrepparttar 149362 Google Adwords System

- Highly configurable system with an intuitive web-based interface.

- Reporting system is near realtime so you can tweak campaigns onrepparttar 149363 fly

- Since their system is web based you can access your account at any time.

- Good list of Free tools and guides (although third party tools may still be required)

- Rewards advertisers that pay attention to providing relevant content to their search clients not necessarilyrepparttar 149364 highest bidder. Get a better CTR and your ads are cheaper.

- Geo-targeting capabilities. Target by City, Country or display your ads Globally.

- Multiple ad delivery systems. Content and Search listings, Partner Network listings, Email.

- Multiple keyword matching options includingrepparttar 149365 ability to 'filter' keywords.

- Reasonable minimum startup cost of $5 with no monthly minimum spend requirements

- They have licensed their search results to several other large search engines improving your web site's exposure to people that don't use Google as their main search portal.

- Free ROI tracking tools.

- Minimum bid is a reasonable $0.05 USD.

Disadvantages ofrepparttar 149366 Google Adwords System

- Learning curve can cost you a lot of money.

- Notrepparttar 149367 most expensive PPC search engine but certainly more expensive than all other PPCs except Yahoo-Overture

- Click fraud is an unavoidable risk.

- Content matching system does not always deliverrepparttar 149368 same ROI as their search listings. If both ad delivery systems are enable for a particular campaignrepparttar 149369 content match results can lower your overall campaign CTR and get keywords disabled.

- Support system is email template driven. It can take you a few tries to getrepparttar 149370 information you REALLY need from Google's support.

- Interface does not indicate what your competitors are bidding, onlyrepparttar 149371 maximum bid for any particular keyword, makingrepparttar 149372 implementation of bidding strategies much more difficult.

Google Adwords Resources: Google Adwords Homepage


Michael Lawrence is a University of Waterloo Engineering Graduate with 10+ years of IT experience and 2+ years of internet marketing experience.

Mike is the site operator of which provides Free Website Traffic and Free Website Promotion.

Please see his Blog at

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