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Mortgage blogger's call for help: Get me a blog coach!

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November 22, 2005

Mortgage blogger's call for help: Get me a blog coach!

Stephen Baker

David Porter, a mortgage blogger in Michigan, has issued a call for help. His traffic is rising nationally, but not locally. It doesn't appear to be generating business. He wants to sharpen his writing skills. In short, he wants a blogging coach.

Anyone want to take a look at his blog and offer some advice? We could use it as a case model here to help other small business bloggers.

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Tracked on December 20, 2005 01:16 PM

Glad to see some real grass-roots blog reporting. That's not easy from the national BW perspective -- with so many areas to cover. I did comment some off-the-cuff suggestion to David (not posted yet, pending approval). I'm sure he'll get plenty of help, now.


Posted by: Mike Driehorst at November 22, 2005 12:21 PM


Wow! Thanks! I didn't expect that kind response to my plight.

I will keep you posted and would be honored to be a case model.

David Porter


Pacesetter Mortgage Company, Inc.

Posted by: David Porter at November 22, 2005 01:17 PM

David emailed me directly and I told him I'd be happy to speak with him in a few weeks when I'm finished with my book manuscript. Buried right now...

Posted by: Debbie Weil at November 22, 2005 02:09 PM

The page title should have "Okemos and lansing, MI" in it, right now it just says "pacesetter mortgage blog".

Also consider some tex link ads for geo targeting with the real estate companies online locally.

Posted by: Steve at November 23, 2005 02:34 AM

I looked at the Blog.

Content seems relevant but one thing I would remove is the 'animations.

As for the readership, my blog readership for 'Serge the Concierge' is as much or more outside new jersey (and the US) than around here.

I am glad to see i have readers.

To me the blog complements my websites. It does not replace it.



Posted by: Serge Lescouarnec at November 23, 2005 12:18 PM

LOL :-) Blogging is often tiresome. I have been doing it since long and found it quite frustrating at times (especially at the end of months, when I like to stuff more information before it goes to 'archive'.

The blog of David Porter looks good, except the fact that it is lacking professional touch. Being a mortgage consultant, he might want to wear a serious & professional yet friendly hat on his blog. He can publish his personal views, photographs, company events, his experience on mortgage (and his mistakes specifically, to make it all look like real part of his life). Users will get attached to know him and his services more.

On second look, I think the blog lacks a credibility. What I meant was credible information that really matters to the reader. Mortgage & Loan is a very diverse field, hence he could pull his knowledge and market expertise to offer really valuable insider information to the reader.

A through analysis is needed to understand what other points can be improved from Search Engine Optimization perspective.

Posted by: Mortgage Help at February 28, 2006 11:52 PM

Useful information, even it was really helpful for me. As for the beginner... ;)

Posted by: Sally at March 5, 2006 03:48 PM

I'm also a mortgage blogger... A blog coach?...That's a good idea...

Posted by: Ted at March 22, 2006 03:34 PM

Good idea, I'm also a mortgage blogger. My blog - all information about mortgage.

Posted by: Mortgage at April 6, 2006 10:07 AM

Learn little bit seo. Use your local toponims in your posts. "San Francisco mortgage" - this is quite competitive - the chances are low to get high in search engines. Instead go to keyword tools like the one in adwords or and run your local toponim (city, zip, area name etc) in combination with "mortgage", "real estate", "single-family" etc. Use to learn what local keyphrases are popular and not overcompetitive at the same time.

Posted by: Jennifer Hershey at April 16, 2006 11:42 AM

It looks very professional...I have a couple comments...

- Can be more user friendly...

- You do not need a sitemeter to show your traffic to everyone at the bottom of the page.. It is not very professional..

- Try to reduce out going links..



Posted by: Mabelle Sese - Realtor at June 2, 2006 06:27 PM

Good site. Good content.

Posted by: Billy at June 16, 2006 08:01 PM

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Put our expert knowledge to work and let us show you what your competition is doing to achieve top rankings and loads of qualified traffic.

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Posted by: William Andrassy at June 22, 2006 02:02 PM

Wish I was experienced enough to trak bak to his blog and put up there a usefull advise. "grin"

Posted by: Keith at July 4, 2006 02:03 AM

I need help. Need to get information on LOWER MY

Is it worth the money? I have spent thousands with other compainies only to get burned.

Thanxx for any help and advice.

Posted by: G Arnold at July 27, 2006 01:02 PM

Keep up the good writing David!

Posted by: Ron Wilson at July 31, 2006 02:24 PM


I am not sure if it is worth to spen money on lowermybill.

We are in a process of getting a new client who is tired of spending tons of money to get leads from lendingtree, lowermybill, etc.

We are in a process of doing the same work those big guys do (in a smaller scale)for our client..


Posted by: Tracy - Florida at August 5, 2006 05:21 PM

I am an Industrial Engineer currently streamlining the process of a midsize mortgage company. Through creating standard operation procedures and establishing meathods to measure errors in the set up, underwriting, closing and post closing departments, the company is now able to save millions by catching mistakes often found by the investor. If there are other companies interested in this service, please let me know and maybe I will establish this as a company and I will help you operationally reorganize your business.

Posted by: Sam at August 27, 2006 10:40 PM

I think David has a great mortgage blog and I check it regularly.

Posted by: Fran at September 25, 2006 06:37 PM

I want to recommend this one

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Posted by: alex at November 30, 2006 12:28 PM

Only a month ago I used to crave for a good night’s sleep as the thoughts of repayment of loan used to haunt me. But things changed as soon as I went through

which helped me in lowering down my monthly installments by refinancing my loan. The process was so simple and I was in position to compare rates of multiple lenders and bargain before closing the deal

Posted by: rachel at December 20, 2006 03:14 AM

It's great to see active participation in mortgage blogs. This information can greatly help consumers by educating them to choose loan products wisely. Drew gissinger

Posted by: Drew Gissinger Andrew Gissinger at February 23, 2007 10:23 PM

Home mortgages blogs are a great way of sharing ideas, tips and articles. Its neat how technology like this is propelling business.

Posted by: UK Home Mortgages at March 25, 2007 02:55 PM

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