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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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2/24/2011 06:50:00 PM Our goal is simple: to give people the most relevant answers to their queries as quickly as possible. This requires constant tuning of our algorithms, as new content-both good and bad-comes online all the time.
LENN HAS PATIENCE (when there's no choice). WE'LL WATCH AND WAIT. How this update will affect real estate agents and others employed in the real estate industry is yet to be seen. I've tested my site(s) extensively and can't see any difference in SERP for highly search key word phrases. That said, I did pick up an additional 32 back links on Homefinders.com. However, I can't really tie that positive change to this algorithm change because it's been my experience for years now that Google updates back links about every 3 months.
QUALITY CONTENT STILL RULES. Seems that sites that rely heavily on content from other and higher quality sites may see their rankings go down.
LOW QUALITY SITES: Sites that rely on content from other websites.
HIGH QUALITY SITES: Sites that offer original content. Google loves research, reports and analysis.
WAS THERE A "LION COMING OVER THE HILL?" Threats to Google's supremacy and popularity of it's "search marketing" from "social marketing" sites may have inspired this slight change in direction. Surely the phenomenal growth of Facebook and Twitter have gotten Google's attention. If so and if Google responds by improving the search results and thereby improving search marketing that will justify this change.
IF LOCAL CONTENT GAINS IN POPULARITY WITH GOOGLE, small local real estate web sites stand to gain. Many real estate agents have quality web sites created with the use of original and local content. If good original local content will help our web site rank higher, good for Google.
"WE CAN MAKE YOU #1 ON GOOGLE". We've all heard that from the SEO experts. Will quality local information and content gain over SEO? We in the trenches who work hard on our Internet advertising may gain slightly over web sites that have been "SEO'd" to the top.
ACTIVERAIN was prescient by emphasizing local content from the outset. For me, ActiveRain gave me a platform to take my original local content to the top of Google SERP for search terms that describe my area and what I do. ActiveRain has also permitted me to merge the benefits of the blog format with my static web sites. It's been a good partnership.
WATCH AND WAIT. I don't expect any real surprises. Just more Google quality search marketing.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.