Has Your Real Estate Web Site Dropped in the Google Rankings?

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If it has, you probably pay to advertise on at least a few web sites. According to a recent interview with Google's spokesman Matt Cutts, Google has dramatically decreased the value of "paid-for links". Gone are the days when you could just throw tons of cash at your web site and shoot up in the rankings on Google.

 Didn't pay for links you say? Still dropped in the rankings you say?

 This is most likely a trickle down effect of web sites that do link to you and formerly ranked higher due to paid-for links.

 Good luck trying to get people to link to your web site for free. :)

Comments (4)

Mike Russell
Mike Russell & Associates - Overland Park, KS
Overland Park Kansas Real Estate
I am on the rise, thank in a big part to active rain.
Dec 12, 2007 06:17 AM
Robert Krames
Smart Media Creative Solutions - Gainesville, FL
Good for you! Do you rely heavily on paid advertising links or do you happen to have a lot of natural links?
Dec 12, 2007 06:20 AM
Renee Stengel
Houlihan Lawrence, Associate Broker - Katonah, NY
Westchester County


I paid  google and yahoo and never really ranked high.  Raw rankings are much better because they are a natural occurrence that is the benefit for having people scroll your site. 

Happy holiday and a prosperous New Year.


Dec 12, 2007 06:40 AM
Robert Krames
Smart Media Creative Solutions - Gainesville, FL
Happy holidays to you also. I am guessing you subscribed to Google AdWords or Yahoo Ads, neither will make you rank higher in the regular search, they just put ads next to relevant search queries for your site. I'm not wild about Yahoo, but Google's is a viable advertisement platform.
Dec 12, 2007 06:46 AM