Wordpress Blogs...Do You Have One? You Should!

wordpress blog seoI am sure everyone has heard by now that Wordpress blogs draw huge traffic compared to websites. And the truth is, they really do.


A client contacted me to do SEO work on her site and I suggested that she should scrap her current site and start over with a WP blog. She didn't want to hear this but it is what I recommended.The site was not a performer and the cost to optimize would have been substantial just for the onsite SEO work.


After a few months I convinced her to let me set up a blog for her and compare the traffic. (I did it for free to prove a point)


Guess what...my new blog on a new domain KICKED her site's butt. (And that was before she had me do SEO work on the blog!) Once I started doing SEO work, her traffic INCREASED 400% the first month!!  Each month the traffic is growing as I continue to optimize the site.


A few reasons for a Wordpress blog:

  1. SEO Monster
  2. Ease of use - no more .ftp / .html software or paying $$$ for changes
  3. Easy to customize with adding and dragging widgets
  4. Plugins abound - there are so many to make your site robust for your reader and you
  5. Cost
  6. SEO Monster....oops, already said that
  7. Use as  a site / blog or stand alone blog


Do you have a Wordpress blog? If not - - - - why?


If so, what has been your success?



Billie Hillier - Las Vegas Real Estate Agent working with sellers, buyers, and renters. You can read my full bio here at Billie Hillier.


Below are a few of my favorite links and tools to help you find your new home. 


Las Vegas Real Estate Tools

·         Las Vegas Home Search

·         Las Vegas Luxury Homes

·         Las Vegas & Henderson Homes with Pools

·         FHA Approved Condos

·         Homes Without HOAs

·         Las Vegas Rental Home Guide

·         Las Vegas Zip Code Map

·         Search by Community

·         Retirement Communities Las Vegas

·         Real Estate Articles

·         LIDs, SIDs & HOA Info


Las Vegas Real Estate

·         Aliante Homes in Las Vegas

·         Arlington Ranch Homes in Las Vegas

·         Canyon Gate Homes in Las Vegas

·         Centennial Hills Homes in Las Vegas

·         Coronado Ranch Homes in Las Vegas

·         Desert Inn Country Club Homes in Las Vegas

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·         Iron Mountain Ranch Homes in Las Vegas

·         Las Vegas Country Club Homes in Las Vegas

·         Los Prados in Las Vegas

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·         Queensridge Homes in Las Vegas

·         Rhodes Ranch Homes in Las Vegas

·         Silverstone Ranch Homes in Las Vegas

·         Southern Highlands Homes in Las Vegas

·         Spanish Hill Homes in Las Vegas

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·         Summerlin Villages

·         Spanish Trail Homes in Las Vegas

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·         Henderson Real Estate

·         Anthem Heights Homes in Henderson

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Las Vegas Condos

·         FHA Approved Condos

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·         Veer Towers in Las Vegas

·         Wimbledon Tennis Club Las Vegas

Summerlin Villages - Las Vegas 

·         The Arbors at Summerlin

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·         The Gardens at Summerlin

·         The Hills at Summerlin

·         The Hills South at Summerlin

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·         The Paseos at Summerlin

·         The Pueblo at Summerlin

·         Red Rock Country Club at Summerlin

·         Ridgebrook at Summerlin

·         The Ridges at Summerlin

·         Siena at Summerlin

·         Summerlin Centre

·         The Trails at Summerlin

·         The Vistas at Summerlin

·         The Willows at Summerlin


For market reports: every effort was made to make information as accurate as possible - while deemed reliable, not guaranteed. All stats are through GLVAR.

Comment balloon 24 commentsBillie Hillier • May 19 2010 09:10PM
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