Are you missing hidden opportunities to grow your real estate blog readership?

If you?ve started blogging for your real estate business, it?s likely the major reason was to grow your online presence or lower your monthly communication costs with potential clients. Both are very important byproducts of blogging. However soon after you start publishing posts the question comes up, ?How can I get more visitors to my blog? And how do I retain more of my current traffic??

Although there are many strategies for attracting new readers to your real estate blog, one basic strategy is to closely follow your website analytics software. If you don?t already use one?start now! I use three different analytics packages: Google Analytics, Clicky Web Analytics and CrazyEgg. Google Analytics is free up to 5 million page views a month. Clicky and CrazyEgg both have a limited free version and a few tiers of paid plans.

However before you jump in to your metrics and get overwhelmed, start by asking yourself a few key business questions about your real estate website or blog that you would like answered. The questions could be:

  1. How do I convert more visitors with my IDX MLS tool?
  2. How do I gain more subscribers to my Buyer or Seller eBooks?
  3. How do I get more visitors to search local communities on my blog?
  4. How do I get more visitors to subscribe to my RSS feed?

Once you?ve come up with the questions, you can analyze your data to help find the answers. This method should prevent you from being overwhelmed by the aggregate data and make better use of your time.

Next I will explore specific ways analytics software can help build a broader audience for your real estate blog.

About Reggie

Reggie Nicolay is founder of the real estate technology blog, and is the Vice President of Marketing and Social Media for the Realtors Property Resource® (RPR), a property database for REALTORS®. Reggie was named one of the 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate for 2010 by Inman News.