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group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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Online Marketing to Baby Boomers - 06/19/08 09:05 AM
When you’re designing and adding content to your web site, consider the age group you want to reach. If your target market consists of individuals 45 and older, take a look at the following statistics from a recent Burst Media survey. (Stats are rounded.) 80% of those age 18-34 say web sites are designed for them, but that percentage decreases until only 35% of the 45-54 age segment, and 20% of the 55 and older group, feel sites are designed for people their age. Lest you think older people aren’t using the Internet much, almost 50% of the 55+ users said (13 comments)
How to Rank on Google's Local Search - 06/18/08 03:37 PM
Real estate agents may find Google's Local Search to be one of your most important vehicles for obtaining clients or customers. Google is placing more and more importance on Local Search, including their newly implemented ZIP code targeting. Is your business listed in Local Search, and if so, have you set it up correctly for best results? Local Search Ranking Factors is the result of a study that involved 20 experts. The results are extensive and detailed. The article contains a list of 47 factors you need to consider, including negative factors to be aware of. It also has numerous links (17 comments)
Keyword Advice for PPC Marketing - 06/17/08 04:43 PM
If you're running a PPC campaign you know how expensive top keywords can get. Search Marketing Standard's series on Seven Habits of Highly Successful Search Engine Marketing gives solid and helpful advice on how to spend your online marketing budget wisely. There are a couple of areas in Part II - Keyword Best Practices - that especially caught my interest. Create Basic Keywords expands on the 5 types of keyword sets your campaign should encompass: Root terms Synonyms Action Prefixes and Suffixes Run-ons and Misspellings Plurals (Google only) By carefully developing, assessing, and using these 5 types, you will generate a (17 comments)
SEO Essentials Presentation - 06/05/08 05:18 PM
At a recent Code Camp for Developers at the University of Advanced Technology, I gave a presentation on SEO Essentials. Below is the PowerPoint Presentation I gave. I hope you enjoy it. It's pretty basic, but gives a good overview of what to do on a website. SEO Essentials for Web Sites - Upload a doc Read this doc on Scribd: SEO Essentials for Web Sites (22 comments)
Real Estate SEO - Cold Hard Facts - 06/01/08 03:44 PM
Comment by Michael Sahlman: Hi I just added you as an associate. I am looking for possible alternate SEO companies or experts to help me. I am not too pleased with my current one. Also am trying to avoid paying an upfront charge for services not yet proved. Thanks for the post. Michael, I've decided to answer you in a new post, because I have a lot to say about this. In my opinion, the real estate industry is one of the most difficult for a search engine optimization specialist to tackle. Some reasons: Fierce competition. More real estate agents daily (39 comments)
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