SEO Tip of the Day - Search Engine Optimization for Real Estate Websites

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Submitting your website:One of the first steps in the "right"direction to increase your website's traffic is to make sure your website is being found and crawled by the major search engines. Be wary of companies that offer to submit your website to 50 or 100+ search engines for $59.95 (or something like that) - many times they do not even submit your website to search engines that really matter in the United States, and they use what are called "robots" to submit your domain to many search engines (in this case, robots are programs that automatically submit your domain to websites - but the most important websites do not allow this manner of submission - this is why you sometimes have to put in a verification code and hit submit at the bottom of the page).

Here is a list of some of the most important places to start submitting your URL (website address):

Google

Yahoo

MSN

DMOZ - this one you want to be very careful to make sure you identify your correct category and FOLLOW THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES to the word - if you get rejected it can be months before they consider you again, and if you submit many times in a short period they can ban you - I highly recommend having an experienced webmaster that has done this before help you with this.

Real Estate website's will not be found by the general public if they are not indexed and cached in the major search engines directories.  I hope this helped

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Rainer
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Kate Stenson-Lunt
Nuances Home Staging Company - Falmouth, MA
Eastern MA Home Staging
Great advice Michael - Thanks!
Jun 15, 2007 02:29 AM #1
Rainer
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Chuck Tuttle
Residential Realty Advisors, Tuttle Team - Centerville, MA
I didn't realize you could even do this - thanks for the tip!
Jun 15, 2007 02:30 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Christine Norcross
William Raveis, Wellesley MA - Wellesley, MA
What if your website has a feature that says they will submit it to the search engines?
Jun 15, 2007 02:31 AM #3
Rainer
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Charles Cherney
Hammond Residential - Cambridge, MA

I don't really understand - why is DMOZ so important?

Jun 15, 2007 02:32 AM #4
Rainer
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Provadus Home Loans
Provadus Home Loans - Marietta, GA
Technology bringing you home.

Great post!  This information will make a huge difference with your site,  especially the big 3 SE's.

Jun 15, 2007 02:33 AM #5
Rainer
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Michael Thomas
First SEO Consultants - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Website Optimization
Chris - many times this will only submit it to one or two - and generally never to DMOZ.org - so resubmitting it once does not count as spam and will not hurt you - but be careful with DMOZ
Jun 15, 2007 02:34 AM #6
Rainer
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Michael Thomas
First SEO Consultants - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Website Optimization
Charles - DMOZ.org is the free public open directory project that acts as a source to 100's of search engines - you cannot pay to get into it, but it is a very powerful inbound link and resource for search engines - Michael
Jun 15, 2007 02:35 AM #7
Rainer
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New Jersey Real Estate James Boyer Morris, Essex & Union County NJ Realtor
RE/MAX Properties Unlimited, Real Estate - Morristown, NJ
good advice.  Though there are other good ways to get indexed as well.  Thanks for the info and yes, keep telling everyone to save their $59.95
Jun 15, 2007 03:00 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Linda Reynolds
Bradenton Real Estate - Linda Reynolds - Bradenton, FL
Bradenton Real Estate
Thanks this is very helpful information.  I submtted to Google and Yahoo but not MSN, this was a great reminder to get that done..
Jun 18, 2007 10:53 PM #9
Rainmaker
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April Stephens
RE/MAX One Realty - Clayton, NC
Broker/Realtor - Johnston & Wake County

Fantastic!  Thanks so much!

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