Increasing Your Search Engine Results

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Premier

Everyone wants better visibility on the web with their blogs, websites, and other informational sites.  With all the new websites and information yours can quickly get pushed to the bottom.  Here are some simple steps to follow to help increase ranking.

1.  Twitter:  Tweets are indexed by Google and can help link keywords to your site.

2.  Links: Clearly label external links.  Instead of using "click here" use specific keywords relevant to the information.

3. Site Maps: Search engines can find content easier if you make a site map.  You can easily develop one for free at www.xml-sitemaps.com

4. Link your Website from Others:  Use your social networks to your advantage. Put your website link on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Activerain.....etc..  The more links the more credibility search engines give you thus ranking.

5. Keywords: Use keywords that are specific to your content.  A good way to see what people are searching for is to use the Keyword Tool by Google Adwords.  You can see how many people search for the term or phrase per month.  You can also sign up with Adwords and get your business ads on the side of their search engine.

6. Web Page Titles: Like using keywords make your website page titles more specific.  Try to include location as well as page name if possible.

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Rainer
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Don Spera
CR Property Group, LLC - East York, PA
Serving York and Adams County, PA

Very great points.  I am hopeful you have seen great results from this.  Thanks for passing the information on.

Apr 25, 2010 05:40 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

Great points Ryan it will certainly make a difference if we follow the advice.

Apr 25, 2010 05:42 PM #2
Rainer
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Randy Dodd
Rosanna's Realty - Abilene, TX
ePro, GRI, TAHS

cool thanks for the info, going to have to check mime and see what words i'm useing

Apr 25, 2010 05:50 PM #3
Rainer
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Gary Swanson
Century 21 Harris & Taylor - Grants Pass, OR

Thanks for the great tips Ryan.  I hadn't heard of site maps before, so I'll be checking that out.

Apr 25, 2010 05:51 PM #4
Rainer
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Iryna Sysenko
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas and Henderson Real Estate

Thank you for the post Ryan, I'm already building my sitemap in a new tab.

I'm opening twitter in another tab.

And I've bookmarked your post!

Apr 25, 2010 05:56 PM #11
Rainer
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Pat, Ben and Martin Mullikin
M3 Realty - Brookfield, WI

You know what's funny - when I check out the highest producing agents in my market area, their websites stink, I highly doubt if they have heard of google juice or site maps or care too much about keywords. They are heavily entrenched with their sphere of influence and do a great job of staying in touch.

Apr 25, 2010 05:59 PM #15
Rainer
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Kevin Dunlap
Trident Investments Group - Las Vegas, NV

backlinks from your searchable blogs or articles are also important.  Too bad Active Rain requires you to be a member to see the backlink.  :(

Apr 25, 2010 06:36 PM #16
Rainer
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David Stratuik
Century 21 Redwood Realty - Ashburn, VA

Great minds think a like - I just wrote a blog about Moving up the Google ranks! Good tips.

Apr 25, 2010 06:52 PM #17
Rainmaker
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William True
True Sarasota Real Estate - Sarasota, FL
Sarasota Real Estate

Great tips, Ryan. Every little bit helps!

Apr 25, 2010 08:36 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Ryan Bretzel
Keller Williams Premier - Stillwater, MN

Wow! I am surprised how many agents are up this late on a Sunday night!  Working hard I assume!

Apr 26, 2010 06:20 AM #19
Rainer
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Iryna Sysenko
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas and Henderson Real Estate

Pat, internet doesn't substitute sphere of influence completely.

But... when I didn't have my license I had three agents in my sphere of influence and I went with an agent I found online.

Apr 26, 2010 06:30 AM #20
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Ryan Bretzel
Keller Williams Premier - Stillwater, MN

Iryna, good point.  Pat I know what your talking about though as well.  I think what is important is that you do what you do best.  Focus on a few things you are good at with lead generation and perfect them!

Apr 28, 2010 04:04 PM #21
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