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Does Widget spam still exist?  Is it a big factor?  

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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Comments (2)

Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Thank you Peter Mohylsky. BRIX REALTY and @kristal kraft these are very relevant points that I myself have fallen to these practices. In terms of Realtors offering SEO advantages to competitors, we also do it when accepting competitors that we do not work with as our followers on our Facebook, Linked In and other social media.

Jul 06, 2022 09:09 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Thank you Peter for pointing this out to everyone. Have a great week!

Jul 06, 2022 09:43 AM