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Blogburst Expanding Their Distribution To More Publishers Metrowest Homes Blog Gets Chosen!

Pluck is one of the major companys that powers Social Media.

Powering more than 2.5 billion monthly interactions, Pluck’s technology platform offers comprehensive social media capabilities broadly deployed and integrated on more than 300 leading digital destinations.

Pluck provides social media solutions that empower leading publishers, brands, and retailers to integrate open content, community and social networking into their web properties to drive audience traffic and revenue.

Well Pluck owns Blogburst. If you are not familiar with Blogburst it is a syndication site that increases your reach, visibility and readership by making your blog available to leading publishers. The distribution sites  are no small fish in the pond either! Here are some of the possible places you will see your Blog when you are a member of blogbust and one of your posts gets syndicated ~

I wrote back in April how my Real Estate blog was featured on the Blogburst network:

My Real Estate Blog gets Featured on Reuters, Chicago Sun Times, and Neilsen Through Blogburst

Well I think I may have gotten lucky again, as I have been selected as part of Blogburst's beta program. Here is the email I recieved from them.

 

Dear BlogBurst blogger,

In November, Pluck will launch a beta for a new BlogBurst-related product intended to increase your blog's exposure and give you an additional way to be paid. Your blog has been chosen to be a part of the select group to be included in this limited beta.

This new initiative will expand blog distribution to a larger range of publishers. As always, new publishers added to the network are vetted by our Editorial staff to ensure your content is only available to credible sources.

This new product will also allow every blogger who gets published to enjoy a share of the revenue generated from their content. Please note that we will continue to compensate the top 100 bloggers on the BlogBurst leaderboard every quarter in the same way we always have.

As a selected Blogburst blogger, you will be automatically enrolled in this limited beta program. As always with BlogBurst, you have the ability to opt out at any time. If you choose to opt out you will be able to do so from your BlogBurst Workbench.

Stay tuned for more detailed information regarding this new Pluck offering. In the meantime, please visit the Pluck New Product FAQ or contact us at blogburst-editors@pluck.com if you have any immediate questions.

We're excited to offer you this new opportunity and welcome any feedback you might have.

Your BlogBurst team

Here is what one of my posts looks like on the Chicago Sun Times network for a post I did about a local neighborhood in my area called The Village at Highland Park.

I would encourage all of you, if you have not already, to try to gain acceptance into Blogburst. Interested in increasing your online exposure dramatically? Here is where you go to Apply for Blogburst acceptance.

As a Realtor covering home sales in Metrowest Massachusetts, I know I want as much online exposure for my clients as possible. When I write about a local neighborhood or one of the homes I am marketing, you just never what avenue someone will take to find it!

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The above information regarding Blogburst and Pluck was provided by Bill Gassett, the team leader for theRE/MAX Executive Realty Hopkinton MA #4 RE/MAX Team in Massachusetts in 2007.

Bill can be reached via email at billgassett@remaxexec.com or by phone at 508-435-5356. Bill has helped people move in and out of many Metrowest towns for the last 22 Years. Bill's office is conveniently located in the center of Hopkinton MA at 77 Main Street.

I have a passion for Real Estate and love to share my marketing expertise! I would welcome the opportunity to earn your business.

Selling your home in Metrowest Massachusetts see Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate. Want to have MLS access to beat other buyers to your dream home? Sign up with no obligation at my MLS Property Finder Site.

I service the following towns in Metrowest MA: Hopkinton, Milford, Upton, Southboro, Westboro, Ashland, Holliston, Mendon, Hopedale, Medway, Grafton, Northbridge, Uxbridge, Douglas, and Framingham MA.

Click here to view Bill Gassett's Real Estate profile.

 

 

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Bill Gassett is a thirty-two year veteran to the real estate industry. He enjoys providing helpful information to buyers, sellers and fellow real estate agents to make sound decisions. His work has been featured on RIS Media, National Association of Realtors, Inman News, Placester, RESAAS, Credit Sesame and others.

Comment balloon 56 commentsBill Gassett • October 22 2008 07:54AM

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Bill--Congrats! Blogburst is increasingly difficult to get accepted to...maybe there are too many real estate bloggers or they only take one from each community? I know several very good bloggers that were turned down by Blogburst. Congrats again...well deserved!

Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hi Bill-you are killing me but I appreciate all the wonderful info!  I have to check this out...

Posted by Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals (Talk 2 Midori, LLC) almost 11 years ago

Teri - I have heard that Blogburst is very difficult to gain acceptance to as well. I think I was very fortunate:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Midori - You would be worthy of acceptance. I would give it a shot:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Ok ok, me, you and who else?   I was feeling special all day yesterday because I was chosen for Pluck too :)

Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) almost 11 years ago

Congrats Renee:) I know it is very difficult to get into Blogburst never mind being included in private beta for more exposure!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

I checked it out. I dont know if I will be accepted but it looks cool. Thanks for the heads up!

Posted by Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell (Eau Claire Realty, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Shane - Your welcome. Getting acceptance into Blogburst is tough. I can honestly say there are others that are just as deserving as me that have not gotten in.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

 Bill it was with great excitement that I submitted my blog. It was my most informative one so who knows stranger things have happened.

Posted by Scott Barr, Realtor (Pacific Sotheby's international Realty) almost 11 years ago

Bill, of course I am on plurk, but it is boring to me. I guess I'm like some folks on twitter who just don't get it, but I just don't get plurk. I just can't get any karma.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) almost 11 years ago

Very cool stuff Bill, I tried entering my site, lets see if it gets accepted.

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) almost 11 years ago

Missy this is not Plurk:) Pluck is a media distribution company that owns Blogburst.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Jeremy - Good luck getting into Blogburst. I hope you make it!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hi Bill,

Congratulations and best of luck! You hard work is you getting noticed.Thanks for the information. :)

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Bill, way to go! you really deserve this. I tried to get on blogburst back before I switched platforms - will try again.

Posted by Jo Olson, HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt - Stevens County (HOMEFRONT Realty) almost 11 years ago

This is great news - How exciting for you, you get well deserved AMAZING exposure.  I can't thank you enough for all you share.

I'm going to give blog burst a shot. 

Thanks again Bill!

Amber

Posted by Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success! (Hasson Company, Realtors) almost 11 years ago

Suzanne - Thanks and good luck if you apply to get in:)

Jo - Thanks for the comps!

Amber - Thanks...I really appreciate it. As I mentioned I probably got lucky. Hope you make it in.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

It couldn't have happened to a better blogger!  Congrat's. 

I was not so lucky...but if at first you don't succeed........

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 11 years ago

Gosh Bill, congratulations! I don't know how some of you do it, coming up with new and different ideas every day for blogs. I'm lucky enough to figure out which listing I should comment on...not difficult I know. 

Posted by Samantha Nichols, Massachusetts Real Estate Specialist (ERA Belsito and Associates) almost 11 years ago

Bill - well deserved.  Congratulations to you.  You are one of those bloggers who sets the bar high for the rest of us.  Thanks you also for sharing so much of your knowledge with your friends at Active Rain.  Good Luck!

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 11 years ago

Janice - Great attitude! You and I think alike. I would do the same:)

Sam - Thanks much...really appreciate the kudo's!

Joan - No problem...don't mind sharing the knowledge one bit. That is what Active Rain is all about.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Bill - Congratulations! That is quite an honor, but so well deserved!

Posted by Linda Scanlan (A Consumer's View) almost 11 years ago

Thanks Linda...I was very surprised!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Bill - Nobody deserves the recognition more than you.  Your dedication in pursuing all of these wonderful outlets proves it beyond a doubt.  I'm trying to keep up with all your great info....:-)

Posted by Julie Dumaine-Russell (RE/MAX Alliance) almost 11 years ago

Bill, way to go! I too was lucky to receive the same notice. I love blogburst and only wish it would lead to some paid freelance work. In any case it is a wonderful method of legitimizing a writing platform supporting "You" the brand. Best wishes to continued blogburst success!

dean

Posted by Dean Guadagni (Inner Architect) almost 11 years ago

Bill in Metrowest MA:  Every time I visit your Metrowest Real Estate Blog you offer a great new idea. You truly write some great articles about the Metrowest area and deserve to be highlighted for your hard work and dedication.  I look forward to reading an update on your new accomplishment and how it helps to drive your Real Estate business in the Metrowest MA area.  Best of luck.

Posted by Michelle Tucker ~ Pooler Real Estate, Rincon~Savannah~Richmond Hill (!Daley Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Donna - Thanks I really appeciate your kind words. Glad I have been able to help you increase your online presence.

Dean - Congrats to you as well!

Michelle - Thank you very much. I really appreciate it.

 

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Bill - Your talent and expertise are most impressive! Big Congrats.  And thank you for sharing and teaching. 

Posted by Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!" (Rulnick Realty, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Wendy thanks a bunch. I was surprised to be chosen. I know it is hard enough just to get into Blogburst.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Bill ~ Sorry I didn't read this when you first brought it to my attention. I have been pretty swamped with stuff. Congrats on making the beta!

Posted by Ryan Martin, Bellingham Commercial RE Broker (Windermere Real Estate / Whatcom Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Ryan - Thanks...Hope you make it into Blogburst.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Bill, I have got to check out this sight.  I need all the help that I can get.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 11 years ago

Don - Blogburst is very difficult to get into but I would give it a shot.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

HI BILL!

Congrats on being selected on Blogburst.  I'm on my way over there now to sign up!  You write really good posts, so I'm not at all surprised!  What does that "41st most popular outgoing link" thing mean & how do you get it?  I've only seen that on your posts.

Thanks,

Posted by Yvette Smith, Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale (LONG & FOSTER) almost 11 years ago

Yvette - Thanks! It says 18th most popular link when I mouse over it:) I think it means that on the Active Rain site that particular link was clicked the 18th most.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

This is awesome news for you! I'll have to go check this out, even though I am still new at this... ~Rita

Posted by Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate (Kenna Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Rita - Thanks a bunch. I believe you may need to have had a blog for 3 months before you can apply to Blogburst.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Again Bill, you've given me great information!

Posted by Marlene Pellegrini almost 11 years ago

Thanks Marlene:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Congrats Bill!  It could not have happened to a more deserving guy.

Posted by Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse (Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Bill - there you go again! To say the least, about 30+ others above, myself included,  are NOT surprised that you were tapped for this honor. Congrats!

Since I'm a realtive newbie, by the time my blog is weighty enough for consideration, Blogburst will probabaly be in the stratosphere for entrance :) But thanks for the info. It's just another example of the sharing attitude that is so prevalent in the rain.

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) almost 11 years ago

Thanks Sharon. I do believe there was a certain amount of luck involved. I wish you the best in getting into Blogburst.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Good grief, I almost missed this opportunity.  Just looked through my old email, I received the Pluck email about being accepted into the beta group on 10/21. If I hadn't read this I would have missed it totally, lol...  I guess I should check it more often, apparently a bunch of my articles have gone out and I didn't even realize it. 

Congrats Bill.

Posted by Laurie Manny (Long Beach CA Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Hi Bill - congrats on the beta group selection.  I tried some time ago to have my outside blog accepted and was turned down but told to please reapply again.  Guess I'll do just that, maybe I'll get lucky, too!

Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) almost 11 years ago

Laurie - It is funny you mention that you didn't realize your articles were published. I checked the other day and found a bunch of mine that had been circulating. Congrats to you as well.

Ann - Thank you. I appreciate that. Give it another shot:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Bill, not sure how I missed this.  Thanks to Laurie for sharing this with me. 

Congrats on being in the beta test group.  I'm off to sign up on Pluck.  Do I need to sign up on Blogburst or being on Pluck automatically syndicates me there? 

Posted by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena CA Real Estate (Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Irena - Thank you:) You want to sign up through Blogburst. Pluck is just the media company that owns blogburst.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Bill, thanks!  I just saw that.  Submitted my site for approval.  Hopefully, it'll get in.  :)

Posted by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena CA Real Estate (Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Good luck Irina...hope you make it!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

They didn't think much of mine.  REJECTED.  Jerks.

Posted by Paul Slaybaugh, Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate (Realty Executives) almost 11 years ago

Paul from what I understand it is pretty darn tough to get in. I think the person who reviewed my blog must have had compassion for me that day:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

My guess is they simply don't appreciate the relevance of Steve Buscemi and Ralph Macchio references to the business world.  Their loss ;)

Posted by Paul Slaybaugh, Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate (Realty Executives) almost 11 years ago

Maybe the guy breaking into the homes scared them away too.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hey Bill,

I fixed my reblog. I remember when there was an issue some months back. I finally realized that it was not checked.

Also, congrats on the blogburst. Of course I'll check it out.

Posted by Lori Lincoln And Associates, Top Agent Taunton,Dighton Rehoboth &more (Top Agent Serving Dighton Taunton, Rehoboth and more!) over 10 years ago

Bill:

You are the master of all these outlets. Keep it up, your taking this to new levels.

Richard

Posted by Richard Stabile, Bergen County New Homes Builder Realtor (Re/Max Real Estate Limited) over 10 years ago

Lori & Richard - Thanks for the compliments. Blogburst is a great site to cast a much wider net for your articles although it is extremly difficult to get accepted at this point.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 10 years ago

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