More great SEO tales - this time from Corinne Guest!
Homes.com I am knocking on your door!
Many of you know that I took Katerina Gasset's SEO to the Top course in January of this year. For those that do not I was very depressed at the search engine results being achieved by an SEO company I had paid some big bucks to. I was also being brushed off as a nuisance customer. Yes the company had a guarantee but one sale does not a business make.
So after following Katerina's blog for a good few months, I signed up to learn as much as I could about SEO and take control of my own destiny. Have you ever set out to take control of something, swear on the good book that you will do everything you learn to make it work and then slowly but surely it slides. Yes we all have great intentions but often we do not follow through. If you pay money and don't do the work or follow up-you have all wasted your money. Yes I have been there-but not this time.
Since doing the SEO course I have closed deals, I have contracts being negotiated right now and leads are flowing like a raging river. I have even talked with Katerina and she has suggested before long I will need a transaction co-ordinator to take some of the load.When I am ready I will take that leap. For now I wanted to offer up some hope to all of you with web sites.
If you do a search on your computer for real estate in your town of target market there are some big boys at the top. Homes.com. Yahoo. Trulia just to name a few. For one of my short tail keyword searches I only have one competitor left. Homes.com. My rankings for this phrase have slowly climbed this year because I continue to follow what I learned and tweak just a little here and there.
Bingo, I am number 2. There is only one company above me and that is Homes.com. I wonder if I will be able to knock them off their steady little perch. Whether I do or I do not I think no 2 is a fine position for this key phrase but wait it is not the only one. This is not a one phase wonder. I have three phrases at position 3, two at position 5, five more all in the top ten-page 1 of Google.
Try it-search 'Barrington IL Real Estate' or 'Barrington IL Homes' Google and look for my site: http://www.realestateinbarrington.com there can be a little fluctuation on a day by day basis but I hope you find me at the almost top!
So if you ever wonder if it can be done the answer is yes. You can conquer Google with your real estate web site but you must work at it. Just a word of warning-if you think by copying my title and description format you will suddenly launch yourself to the top of the search engines-think again. It really does take more effort than that.
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