Are You Guilty? If so there is redemption...

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Industry Observer with No Longer Processing Mortgages. MLO #293441 expired

Kristal Kraft in Denver has put together some very important information for those who use widgets on their website/blogs -- and how some of those widgets may be used to take the other party's website above yours in Search Engine results.

Original content by Kristal Kraft

I've never understood why agents are so willing to help other websites outrank them.  Then one day it occurred to me that these agents didn't actually understand what they were doing!

No agent in their right mind would ever link to a competitor, they didn't know that by placing those pretty little widget on their sites they are actually sending "Google Link Love" to their competitor.  Yes, Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com are competitors. They take our information and sell it back to us for a price.  Worse yet they offer widgets that link back to their sites and tempt us to use them but never really disclose that they are using them against us.

Look at this widget, published today on Agent Genius.  Once you understand the meaning of widget spam, I bet you will think twice about using those pretty little widgets.  Even if you decide to go ahead and use them, it least you will know they can be Hazardous to your SEO Health! 

How You're Helping Zillow and Trulia to Outrank You
How You're Helping Zillow and Trulia to Outrank You was created by: Real Geeks IDX Solutions

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Kristal Kraft Sells Denver Real Estate

Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, ePRO, PMN, PNG
The Berkshire Group, REALTORS
3801 E. Florida Ave., Suite 400
Denver, Colorado 80210
720-279-4599 ~ direct     303-953-5362 ~ fax

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Steven CookSteven T Cook
Loan Officer, MLO-293441      

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Comments (2)

Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
Steven, great post to reblog...I was lucky enough to read it earlier and have bookmarked it for reference.
Dec 25, 2012 09:00 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Nick -- thanks for stopping by AND commenting.

Dec 25, 2012 12:42 PM

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