Virginia Beach Home Loans: Blogging to Blog.

Blogging to Blog.

I am ranked number 35 on AR in NYS. This is cool because I have a goal to set myself up as one of the top bloggers in the state. I love the exposure that I get by being a part of this community. I am also blogging on a few other sites.

I used to not be able to find myself anywhere in Now if I type my name I am all over the first page. In addition to that if I type in simple search terms along with the area many of the listings that pop up are mine. Its very cool to see hard work paying off. I am getting more referrals now than I ever have in my life.

Christopher Ohlsen

37 Boynton Ave

(845) 243-5293 (Office)

(518) 565-0799 (Cell)



Comment balloon 14 commentsChristopher Ohlsen • October 30 2007 09:16AM


I love the nertworking of it...Keep up the hard work!
Posted by Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841 (Ben Kinney Brokerages Leadership at our Keller Williams North Seattle Office) over 11 years ago

I think blogging gives a person great exposure. Thanks for sharing your feelings.

Posted by Gaylen Thornton (Desert Heritage Real Estate) over 11 years ago

1st page -  Great experience!

I just started less than a month ago and already have over 15K points on ActiveRain.

Posted by Find a Notary Public needAnotary (QEC Internet Services) over 11 years ago

AR is a great site and helps you to get a lot of exposure.  Shhhhh don't tell anyone.



Posted by Jeff Kessler, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Austin Homes, Realtors over 11 years ago
Congratulations!  Keep up the blogging.
Posted by Melissa Davis, Broker/GRI. Sumter SC (CENTURY 21 Hawkins & Kolb) over 11 years ago
Thanks for sharing it - I hope you have a richly blessed day and pray that you are able to capitalize on everything God has for you today.
Posted by Chris Pollinger, Consulting for Luxury Teams and Brokerages (Berman & Pollinger, LLC.) over 11 years ago
AR is a great tool for optimizing the power of search engines. Good success to you.
Posted by Nancy Moeller (Seven Gables Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Congratulations on your ranking.AR is a great site and has helped me as well.
Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 11 years ago
Blogging to blog? It makes me feel like a hamster on a wheel. There needs to be good content on blogs to add any value, not just blogging to blog. What if people click through one of these google links to find vapid, brainless entries. Key on an eye on what you writing about, not just the 200 points you've got your eye on.
Posted by Christopher Johnston (FlexBox Mobile Storage) over 11 years ago
Great job Chris -   I have seen success as well....
Posted by Lewis Poretz, Mortgage Loan Officer - Lending in 50 States (Bank of England Mortgage) over 11 years ago

Congratulations!   I just enjoy every success with the ranking of search engines.  Blogs opened lots of doors for lots of people. I learned quite a bit at which is a free self replicating blog system. 

If you Google "Cotati Directory", the very first website, ranking #1, it is a small hand made directory that I use to help friends and clients to promote their businesses, products or services for free. I learned a lot with the free online live daily search engine/marketing classes at, nothing like free.

I hope you can get from 35 to 1 soon.  Good luck.

 Sergio Musetti - Tel 800 314-9814

Posted by Sergio Musetti, Sacramento Spanish Notary Apostille Translation (Sergio Musetti Apostille Notary Translations) over 11 years ago
Chris, I didn't mean to insinuate that you were just "blogging to blog." Your blog is full of listing and content, which is so much more important than points or fluff.
Posted by Christopher Johnston (FlexBox Mobile Storage) over 11 years ago

Christopher -Thank you. I labeled this blog the way that I did because catchy titles usually get a lot of comments. I know the blog was short but it is doesn't need to be long. I was up late and had already blogged a few blogs, I was in blog mode and wanted to write a short quick blog about how blogging has helped me since I began.

Sergio - Thank you and congratulations on your current and future successes. I think that this should be an essential part of every real estate/mortgage professional's marketing effort.

Lewis - Thank you and congratulations on your success.

Gita - Thank you and congratulations on your success.

Nancy - Yes it does. I am all over and several other search engines and I owe much of that to my AR profile.

Chris - Its my pleasure to share. Thank you for the blessing. i wish you the best.

Melissa - Thank you. I will keep up the hard work, It definitley pays off.

Jeff - Great joke.

Ntsike - 15k is a lot for just a month. Best wishes to you,.

Gaylen - We can all use as much exposure as we can get and this site is a great free resource to use for the desired affect.

Courtney - Networking is where its at. I use to be a refinance loan officer and networking was not nearly as important. Since advancing in my career I have learned that a good referral source is worth his/her weight in gold.

Posted by Christopher Ohlsen (Credit Werx, LLC.) over 11 years ago

Hi Christopher,

From #35 you will get to #1, just keep blogging. As you mentioned business networking is so important for referrals and search engine optimization that is part of my daily marketing and even got involved with a business network that improved my rankings to #1 in Google with a couple of domains:

the Cotati Directory and the California Notary Signing Agents Network.

I already receive some calls regarding the search engine optimization service.

Keep up with your good blogging and I ll see you at the top! :)


Posted by Sergio Musetti, Sacramento Spanish Notary Apostille Translation (Sergio Musetti Apostille Notary Translations) almost 10 years ago