In the last two years, HOMEiA.com has grown steadily as a platform.
Our unique approach to content publishing and marketing has rewarded us with an increase in web traffic at each Google core update for the last 24 months. In the last Google’s core update, on December 3rd of 2020, our web traffic saw a remarkable 230% increase.
And it was again increased by more than 75% in the recent Google’s partial core updated, which has finished rolling out on June 12th, 2021.
This growth in traffic confirms that our content marketing approach is sound. The increased number of visitors also benefits the clients who have been guest posting on our site.
Our recent successes have further fueled our team’s passion and our determination to make HOMEiA even better in the second half of 2021. We’re working toward bigger milestones, and to achieve those goals, we are making a few adjustments to our guest post services starting May 1st, 2021. We would like to share those changes with you today.
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Guest Post Updates
First, we have discontinued the Contributor Basic package, previously our bottom-tier offering.
As of May 1st, 2021 we are no longer accepting incoming guest content from general writers (who are not topic experts) under our Silver package. All content must be written by proven topic experts or authored by real estate professionals.
If you are one of these professionals, you can apply here!
If you are a digital marketer who wishes to get a natural backlink from us for your site, you can apply here for our Gold and Diamond packages, but you should know that your site must meet these criteria in order for us to consider your application for a backlink:
- The content on your site is related to real estate and well written.
- The content on the web page we link to is helpful to our audience and not overly promotional.
- Your site is not one of the websites we consider to be competitors.
- Your site is not (and never has been) related to gambling, pornography, or pharmaceuticals.
- Your site is in good standing and is a non-spammy site with decent domain authority.
Unlike most other blog sites, HOMEiA.com does not depend on incoming guest posts to grow the site. We publish new content regularly, and the majority of our content is produced in-house. This helps us control content quality as well as backlink quality.
Our mission is to be a sustainably growing niche site from which a do-follow backlink from us really matters.
Our package pricing is firm. We don’t bluff on prices and then cut deals like average blog sites — we find that to be a waste of time. Instead, we spend our time producing more helpful content for our growing audience.
So now you know where we stand. If you see the value in our services, let’s make the most efficient use of our time and yours.
Next, we have added a Silver Plus package, which features great content produced by real estate trade-related professionals.
Our Silver, Silver Plus, Gold, Diamond packages will work according to the following guidelines.
Our Silver package will be reserved for topic experts who have proven experience publishing insightful articles online. We will look for at least 5 previously published articles that meet our quality standards, including your professional LinkedIn, Facebook, and business profiles.
Nowadays, Google gives increasing weight to E-A-T— expertise, authority, and trust content (especially with YMYL content); thus, we want all incoming guest blog content on HOMEiA.com to have a high EAT value.
2. Silver Plus
This Silver Plus package is intended for those real estate professionals who want to share their real-life knowledge with our audience in an educational way. The more insightful and popular the content these members publish on HOMEiA, the higher the “author score” they will achieve.
Authors with the highest scores may be featured on our high-traffic State pages for free (among other perks). Click here for an example of a State page.
With our Silver Plus package, our HOMEiA team will produce and publish 1,500+ words articles in-house based on topics we determine to be beneficial to our audience.
Going forward, the Gold package will include a link insertion from our article to your URL. Gold article backlinks must take our readers to sites that we deem helpful and not overly promotional.
Our Gold package content involves more in-depth research, and the articles will be approximately 3,000+ words.
As with our Gold and Diamond packages, our HOMEiA team will produce and publish content in-house based on topics we determine to be beneficial to our audience.
Diamond content will often feature a short video summary to make it more attractive to our visitors. We may also promote the video summary on our social media channels, including YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Vimeo and Facebook.
The Gold and Diamond packages will include a link insertion from our article to your URL. Gold and Diamond article backlinks must take our readers to sites that we deem helpful and not overly promotional. You can learn about our Gold and Diamond rates here.
We are now offering the ability to sponsor our video summaries. Contact us to learn more about displaying your brand name in our videos.
Why is HOMEiA making these changes?
There are several reasons for the changes to our services.
A. Content Quality
After reviewing all incoming guest posts for the last 12 months, we have determined that their average quality is not up to our standards. We suspect there is an increase in posts written by spin content software or artificial intelligence (AI).
We believe blog sites will encounter an increasing number of such submissions in the coming years — and we at HOMEiA predict that the sites that publish such articles as-is will be penalized in Google’s future updates. We want to avoid that problem.
B. Publishing Volume
Second, we have determined that our resources are best spent on our content production, publishing, and marketing campaigns.
As we increase our publishing volume to meet the needs of our global audience, we have to let go of our underperforming lowest-tier offering.
Third, by bringing our content quality and publishing volume to the next level this year, we believe we will attract like-mind individuals who are the “educators” in their verticals related to real estate.
One of HOMEiA’s objectives is to partner with local professionals to produce and publish local content to share with their local audience. In return, we feature these professionals on our high-traffic State pages. This is where the Silver Plus package comes in.
D. Our Vision
Our team at HOMEiA wants this site to be among the best in the industry. We aim to partner with local real estate-related professionals to share insightful content in an attractive way.
Our decision to restructure our offerings shows our willingness to trade short-term gains for long-term success. We believe it will allow us to leap forward from our current level of success toward bigger goals.
We hope you see it the same way we do.
As HOMEiA’s CEO often says, “Life is short. Why not build something that makes a positive impact?”
If you like what we do, please share our site on your Facebook or LinkedIn page.
Thank you very much!
The extra investment of time and effort means the content you share on HOMEiA.com will continue to bring value even as search algorithms evolve…