Trulia Listings Showing up in Google News Alerts

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My content creation team and I use Google News Alerts for blogging subjects, breaking news and competitive intellegence. Realtors should do the same.

I have a Realtor client in Henderson, NV. We regularly get alerts for "Henderson NV Real Estate" and "Las Vegas Real Estate". Usually it is a mix of local real estate news, blog posts and the occasional change made to a Realtor's website.

Last week however, individual listings from Trulia started dominating the news alerts.

I have been reading daily news alerts for years. I have never seen anything like this. There are guidelines suggesting best practices to get your websites and blog posts in Google News Alerts, however for Trulia to suddenly dominate the feed with "individual listings" is what leaves me scratching my head. It just seems non-organic to me.

Three posibilities:

1) Somebody at Trulia figured out how to make their individual listing pages appear as fresh news to Google.

2) Google is selling news alert results

3) None of the above and it is just a fluke.

If you have seen this in your market, please comment.

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Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
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Not seeing this happening in my area, but I dont use google news much.

Aug 07, 2017 01:10 PM #1
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
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Very interesting. Perhaps another algorithm in the works from Zillow? Afterall, Zillow owns Trulia.

Aug 07, 2017 01:35 PM #2
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Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

CJ, I get Google news alerts for all surrounding towns & I am seeing a lot of Trulia listings coming up...like you I have no idea why this is happening now & it didn't before.

Aug 07, 2017 02:59 PM #3
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CJ Hays
Agent Reputation - Las Vegas, NV
Reputation Marketing & Websites for Realtors

It has been two months since I posted this and I am sure Trulia is paying Google for this as no other RE home search aggregators are showing up. Just Trulia

Oct 29, 2017 11:38 AM #4
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