I wrote this title to get your attention and to prove a point. Lists get attention and get magazines and website articles read. No I don't have 10 tips but I have one good one that will certainly get more visitors to your site. I have already proven it this morning.
My favorite television show, Sunday Morning had a story this morning about how our society is obsessed with "Lists" ie: "10 places to visit before you die" "7 fruits to help you live longer". I know all the talk is about Google but I love Yahoo because it is consistently adding new and fresh stories about life, science, politics, sports, etc. A day does not go by that they don't have a new list about many different subjects.
- Moses gave us the Ten Commandments (the first known list, LOL)
- There is a book called "The Book of Lists"
- Reader's Digest, Peoples Magazine, they all have "Lists to draw readers"
Lists are a "Call to Action". They encourage readers to read the article to find out the "Secret" that lies behind the headline. Everyone wants to read this new and fascinating news. I know they get my attention and they must work because lists continue to be used in every form of advertising and it attracts readers by the tens of thousands.
Why not use these lists or "Calls to Action" on our website blogs? About two months ago I started adding my website blogs to the home page of my website Search Idaho Homes. The number of visits to my site soon skyrocketed. Many visitors have told me they love my website blogs and have told their family and friends about them.
After viewing the Sunday Morning program, I was motivated to write the blog 7 Tips to make your next home purchase painless about three hours ago. Already this blog has been viewed 27 times inside those 3 hours!
If you don't have your blog on your home page give it some serious thought. You don't have to create these "Lists" all the time and you certainly don't want to overdo it but you can create other types of "Call to Action" type blogs and newsletters.
Posted By: George Tallabas - Boise Idaho Real Estate Agent - Associate Broker
with RE/MAX Advantage, Canyon Counties #1 Brokerage in sales and listings
specializing in Boise Idaho Real Estate and Southwest Idaho Real Estate.
Native Idahoan and Boise Idaho Real Estate specialist serving Boise, Meridian Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell and the surrounding Treasure valley area of southwest Idaho. Specializing in residential, investment, land and commercial real estate. Search thousands of MLS listings at Boise Homes for sale and learn all about Idaho by visiting Search Idaho Homes