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With the recent take over of Yahoo search by Bing many changes have been occurring in the Yahoo search engine results pages.  If you were someone who was doing better on Yahoo's search results than Bing's, this recent change has probably cost you traffic.  If on the other hand, you had been doing...
10/07/2010
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Agentopolis recently released our social media updates for Realtors and their families, friends and past clients.  We've seen a lot of new traffic with this release and the "Top 100" agents by state are starting to fill out. Here is a link to the current standing f...
09/23/2010
Please excuse our recent hickup at www.mnonlinemls.com as we switched hosting companies and the switch did not go as planned, imagine that! We are back up and now you can search for Minnesota mls listings fast and free.  Also note that we have now included VOWs data so serious home shoppers can f...
09/09/2010
  After years of toiling with different ideas about how to rank agents by consumer opinion and experience, Agentopolis has finally launched a new way for a Realtor’s family, friends and past clients to quickly and easily become a fan by simply click on our new “like” button next to the agent’s na...
08/31/2010
Minnesota MLS listings have been available to local home buyers for quite a long time now.  In spite of that fact, many Minnesota home buyers still have trouble finding a site with easy access to the Minnesota Multiple Listing Service data.  Part of the problem is how people search for homes for ...
08/09/2010
When I first heard this about 15 years ago, I felt as if a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders.  For the first time in my life I realized that I had a simple process for dealing with any problem, challenge, situation or obstacle.  I have lived a more peaceful life ever since.  Here are the on...
07/15/2010
Everyone knew that Minnesota real estate sales would dip or adjust after the $8,000 home buyer tax credit ended, we just didn't know by how much.  The May housing stats are out for Minneapolis real estate sales and it appears to have been a healthy dip for the same period last year.  As a matter ...
06/11/2010
MLS Maps has recently seen it's Google rankings rise for a number of cities and terms including; Phoenix mls map Denver mls map Las Vegas mls map Miami mls map search Organic traffic at MLSMaps.com continues to grow with Google being the biggest search engine referrer followed by Bing and then Ya...
03/31/2010
While there are obviously fewer searches on Bing compared with Google, the pending deal between Microsoft and Yahoo regarding search should make Bing more relevant to search marketers in the near future.  Add to that fact that Microsoft has budgeted roughly $100,000,000 to promote Bing and it's s...
03/08/2010
As you might expect, the occurance of the word "map" in search phrases that include "mls" is on the rise.  As we start 2010 there are more IDX providers that offer map based mls search and we are finding more and more agent sites that offer their local visitors a map based view of available listi...
02/04/2010
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