Trulia Falls Out of SERPs in Google: What Happened?

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Real Estate Agent with One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate

This morning while performing my morning ritual "Googling" of "Miami Beach Real Estate", I noticed that Trulia, who has held the #1 spot for some time, was no where to be found.

A quick e-mail to my real estate web guy, Brad revealed that:

"It's not just Miami. Something has happened to Trulia. I was talking to another client about this on my morning call. Trulia has fallen out of tons of search results. 

 

It's something specific to Google

Raleigh real estate - Google rank (not in top 100) - Yahoo rank #4

Houston real estate - Google rank (not in top 100) - Yahoo rank #4

Dallas real estate - Google rank (not in top 100) - Yahoo rank #5

Ann Arbor Real Estate - Google rank 159 - Yahoo rank #2

 

This is only a small example"

I'd love to hear what SEO experts believe and or attribute this to!

 

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Maureen McCabe
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interesting... I have never paid much attention to where Truila ranks.

Feb 04, 2009 11:38 AM #1
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Kevin Tomlinson
One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate - Miami Beach, FL
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Hi Maureen,

I only did because they were number one.  It will be very interesting to see where and how and if this gets fixed.

Feb 04, 2009 11:42 AM #2
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Maureen McCabe
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How does Zillow do on a similar search?  Have you been paying attention to their SERP too?

Feb 04, 2009 11:53 AM #3
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Kevin Tomlinson
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Maureen,

Zillow has never come up in any search result related to the formula of Miami/Miami Beach real estate.

Feb 04, 2009 11:55 AM #4
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Rich Jacobson
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Ooopppsss!...did someone at Trulia forget to pay the SEO bill?....

Feb 04, 2009 12:14 PM #5
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Mitchell J Hall
The Corcoran Group - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Interesting they are #3 on Yahoo for Manhattan real estate. I never noticed where they were on google, but they are not there now. 

Feb 04, 2009 12:15 PM #6
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Eric Bramlett

Hey Kevin -

This might be the reason:

http://www.ericbramlett.com/blog/did-trulia-get-hacked/

Feb 04, 2009 12:26 PM #7
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

That is so interesting.  I thought of Eric's post about Trulia cloaking when I saw your post Kevin.

Feb 04, 2009 12:56 PM #8
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Christianne O'Malley
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Trulia is still performing well in the Northern Nevada area and my posts there are showing up in the first 1-2 pages of results.

Feb 04, 2009 01:08 PM #9
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Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
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Fine with me they are down for Ann Arbor Real Estate, and thanks to Brad for checking. I'll go read Eric's post.

Feb 04, 2009 06:38 PM #10
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Spencer Rascoff
Zillow - Seattle, WA

really interesting

good detective work kevin (and eric)

Feb 04, 2009 06:42 PM #11
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Jennifer Dazet
KELLER WILLIAMS BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge Real Estate

good stuff to find out.

 

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