It’s absolutely free to create an Ask a Lender profile and generate leads. But there’s more you can do to boost exposure on our site — and all for free. There are four main steps you should take to get the most out of your experience:
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Complete Your Profile
Borrowers want to know more about you: How long have you been in business? What kind of loans do you provide? Where do you operate? Ensuring your profile is filled out as thoroughly as possible helps borrowers get to know you — and we all prefer to do business with people we know.
Optimize Your Loan Programs
At Ask a Lender, lenders only appear in the results of searches that meet a borrower’s criteria exactly. It’s important that you enter all your loan programs and include details on each of them to maximize the number of search results you’ll appear in. Not only does this get your face in front of more potential customers, it helps you find prequalified leads
— these borrowers are searching for someone who can provide the exact loan products you provide. Make sure they know that by ensuring your profile appears in their search.
Write a Blog Post
There are two benefits to blogging, besides showcasing your expertise. First, our algorithm rewards lenders that blog by placing them higher in search results.
Secondly, Ask a Lender curates high-quality blog posts and tags them as “recommended.” Getting your post recommended gives your profile an extra boost in search results. Recommended posts appear on the Recommended page and may be featured elsewhere on our website, getting your face in front of borrowers who are actively researching different loan options. In fact, high-quality blog posts can help your search engine optimization (SEO) and show up in organic search results from major search engines, putting your face in front of even more new customers.
So, how do you get your blog recommended? There are a few best practices that can increase your chances. Learn more.
Prospective borrowers love reading reviews and hearing about other borrowers’ experiences with lenders. Ask a Lender makes it easy to request reviews from past borrowers. Just add the borrower’s email address — up to 10 email addresses at once, in fact — hit send, and you’re done! They’ll each get a personalized review request in their inbox, and you’ll gain credibility.
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Get Verified to Appear Higher in Search Results
Becoming verified through Ask a Lender is an easy, affordable way to show borrowers you have the credentials and capacity to fund the loans you say you can do, and to appear above all unverified lenders in search results. Learn more.