I am amazed at how much help ActiveRain has been to my Website visablity. Appraisalmo.com used to hardly show up anywhere on any of the sites. There has been a wonderful increase in the ratings of this website, since joining ActiveRain.
I Blogged about some things revelant to my practice, I built up my ActiveRain point total to be the top professional in my city. I am way behind the top leader in my county and state, however I am the featured appraiser in my state. These things alone appear to be helpful.
I read on ActiveRain about SEO optimization. I still have alot of work to do on the site, as I appear to have made several mistakes. Several revisions will be made gradually to the website following advice in the SEO groups.
Advice I have taken is submitting my website to numerous listing directories. I just did that, I will watch rankings as the web crawlers have a chance to read these. Other things include not copy and pasting other page information, I did that and I am slowly revising with careful words meaning the same thing. Page titles to the the pages and keyword information has helped.
I do this slowly as I do not want to make a change to hurt myself drastically and not be able to figure out which change caused the problem. I am no pro at this, however I am making progress.