Why must people misuse the localism platform?

Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

It doesn't look like there is much moderation in this network.  I constantly see people making keyword rich postings in Localism in the wrong places.  In fact, I don't think they should be posted at all. 

Please correct me if I am wrong, but a post entitled Snellville Georgia Homes | Snellville homes for sale | Snellville new homes that only includes a number of links to an IDX search website, does not constitute information "ABOUT" Snellville Georgia! 

This appears to me to be a blatant attempt to get top of page results and SE placement.  We can all do that if we wanted, but I don't think that is what Localism is supposed to be used for.  I thought the about an area pages were supposed to be for telling first hand information about an area that consumers wouldn't be able to find anywhere else.  I am sure consumers can find IDX listings in a lot of other places.

If one just can't help it and has to post IDX listing links then I think they should at least post them in the Listings section of the info page.  Hello?! 

If you don't have something to say "ABOUT" somewhere, just don't say anything at all.


Tony Gallegos
Cognicorp Mortgage Banking Advisory - Marietta, GA
Joe - Nice points and yes I do agree with you.
May 29, 2007 06:11 PM