search engine marketing: Knowing When to hold 'Em of Fold 'Em - SEO Tip of the Day - 07/09/07 11:06 AM
One of the hardest things about the search engine optimization realm is know when to adapt your website due to changes in the search engine algorithms, but it's even harder to know when to not make changes and then act accordingly. Truly knowing when to hold steady and not make changes is (in my opinion) one of the hardest things to do in the space.
In the past couple weeks both Google and Yahoo's algorithms made some very serious changes (you may have noticed a lot of movement in the organic search results) - and this definitely affects all of us that utilize the internet as … (3 comments)

search engine marketing: Another Home Staging Website SEO Client Reports First Page Search Engine Results! - 06/30/07 11:08 AM
Congratulations to the home staging company, Nuances LLC (www.nuances,net) of Cape Cod, MA on total Internet domination in their geographical coverage area in the category of home staging.  Take a look at these results!
Yahoo:cape cod home stagingcape cod home staging companiesfalmouth ma home stagingsandwich ma home stagingeastern ma home staging companies
Google:cape cod home staging companiescape cod home stagingfalmouth ma home staging companiessandwich ma home stagingeastern ma home staging
MSN:cape cod home stagingcape cod home stagers
We love to tell you … (0 comments)

search engine marketing: An Upgraded Custom Optimized Real Estate Website May Cost Less than You Think - 06/23/07 09:54 AM
How much do you think this one was for one of our clients?
And you should see how it ranks on Google and Yahoo!!
We can develop these very quickly - and they are not the limiting out of the box solutions that don't rank very well that you get from so many other providers.  Get a website that works wonders for your business!

search engine marketing: Increase Your Web-Presence Through Relocation Network - 06/23/07 08:39 AM
As we know in the SEO realm, inbound links from quality sites is an important variable when organic search engine rankings are calculated. As it is everyone's goal to increase your website's presence on the internet, I thought I would share a well built and structured website with you that offers FREE link partners.
Americas Relocation Home Services
This site already ranks well for many searches, will continue improving its rank organically and considered to be a high quality website by the search engines as it has been optimized on many fronts already, and the SEO process and quality content building processes continue - so this is a great … (2 comments)

search engine marketing: When is it time to upgrade your website? - 06/23/07 08:28 AM
It's always hard to pull the plug on a real estate website that may have been cutting edge at one time a couple years ago, back as websites get fancier and new technologies emerge it may be time to snaz up your website.
Here's a good before and after example of one we just upgraded for one of our clients:
Framesets are on the out as well

search engine marketing: Driving Traffic to Your Website - Tip of the Day - 06/13/07 10:53 AM
Once again I would like to tell you about the importance of high quality inbound links - no not those sites that you exchange links with that put all those "Sponsored Ads" above where they list you - the agent - most of those sites don't even rank well organically (naturally) on major search engines.  Here's a site you can exchange links with for FREE that does put a bunch of Ads BEFORE YOU - and that's truly intendsto not only provide a very high quality inbound link to your website (which can improve your website's ranking on the search engines), but intends … (16 comments)

search engine marketing: How many people actually write their own blogs? - 06/09/07 01:28 PM
Is it me - or is everyone a blogging expert haha!
I got to hand it to the companies out there writing blogs for others - they do a great job - in fact, they are doing such a good of job that it is obvious that the person they post for did not write them - especially when you go and view their websites. I read postings constantly that it is so obvious that they are written by blogging companies, that it actually takes away from my user experience.
I guess all is fair in love and war, and when everyone is fighting for top rankings on … (21 comments)

search engine marketing: Absolutely the most important factor to a successful website - 06/08/07 10:22 AM
Give visitors the information they're looking for - According to Google:Provide high-quality content on your pages, especially your homepage. This is the single most important thing to do. If your pages contain useful information, their content will attract many visitors and entice webmasters to link to your site. In creating a helpful, information-rich site, write pages that clearly and accurately describe your topic. Think about the words users would type to find your pages and include those words on your site.
This is just one of the many steps to creating a successful website - but definitely the cornerstone.

search engine marketing: Why Website Visitors Leave Within 3 to 5 Seconds on Average, from a marketing and SEO standpoint - 05/29/07 02:05 AM
Most people surfing the net looking for something on average leave most websites within 3 to 5 seconds - and this is for a simple reason - they do not find anything compelling to make them stay.  What can you do about this?
In media, as the saying goes: "Give the people what they want" --> which is to view properties (lots of photos) and search for them
This holds true for websites an extension of the Internet as a marketing medium.
I can't tell you how many websites I see with intro pages, annoying music, and lots of fancy flash - which serves … (55 comments)

search engine marketing: What are you doing to promote and rank your real estate website? - 05/20/07 07:16 AM
The goal is to ultimately maximize your wesite investement ROI by causing sites to appear in several different places on the first and second pages of search engine results that apply to their respective markets and most searched key words and key word strings. I recommend finding a internet consulting company to manage your website development, hosting (that has cutting edge Windows and LINUX based web servers to ensure rapid load times, site stability and industry leading uptime), your pay per click campaigns and sponsored search pay spots, write press releases on your behalf, and perhaps help you with your blogging practice to become a better … (2 comments)


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