Working Your Website

Real Estate Sales Representative with Front Door Real Estate, Inc.

I was reading my February 2010 addition of "Realtor" Magazine and came across an article written by Katherine Tarbox called “6 Weeks to Better Search Engine Results”.  As I started to read Katherine’s article it was as if she had wrote this article just for me.  I just recently spent a large part of my advertising budget to “revamp” my website ( 


Her article begins, “After investing time and money to build a spectacular Web site, you’d probably like to sit back and watch those online leads roll in. Not so fast. You still have a very important job ahead of you-ensuring that prospects and clients can actually find your site. And one of the best ways to see results quickly, experts say, is to optimize your site for search engines. Even if you did this when you developed your site, there are may be room for improvement.”


This article then provides a 6-week program to make your Web site more user friendly and suggestions to make your site more visible on the Web.


I started, “Week 1: Write Better Page Titles”, so, guess what I did this evening… Yep, I started altering my Web site’s page titles to be more direct and focused on the Fort Scott Kansas Real Estate Market versus Real Estate in general. Prior to doing so, I checked Google searching “Fort Scott Kansas Homes For Sale” my site is currently on Page 6.


Very disappointed in my Page 6 placement; I took Katherine’s “challenge” to make my site more visible to potential clients.


I will let everyone know how it goes… you will hear from me next week as I take on, “Week 2: Broadcast Your Links”.


Jared Leek, Owner/Broker

Front Door Real Estate, Inc.

2097 Jayhawk Road

Fort Scott, Kansas 66701



Comments (2)

Eric J
Eric J - Dream Home Financing - Freehold, NJ
Dream Home Financing

Is there a point to this at all??

Feb 02, 2010 02:47 PM
Jared Leek
Front Door Real Estate, Inc. - Fort Scott, KS


I am going to implement the 6-Week program discussed in the Realtor Magazine to see if it helps my website to become more visible on the Web. I thought that I would share my findings with other Real Estate Professionals who might not be getting the traffic that they want to their site.

If you get a chance checkout my site and let me know what you think.


Jared Leek


Feb 03, 2010 01:44 AM