I regulary check my positioning on Google, because let's face it if you are not on Google your website might as well be invisible. Through some of the webmaster tools available on Google, I determined that the number one search for my area is Orlando Real Estate - big surprise. Through search engine optimization tools, continuous updating of my website and blogging here and on ActiveRain and Realtor.com, I have been successful at moving my website up the ladder. This morning I found myself on page one. Please go ahead and try it yourself. Go to Google and put in Orlando Real Estate. These positions do change, but hopefully you will still find me at number ten.
While you are there, go ahead and check out www.DavidWelch.com. I have added a Zillow Search page, and Eppraisal page, and the brand new consumer website that gives you access to the Orlando MLS. At the bottom of the page you will also find a brand new Foreclosure Search tool. Google me today.
Blogs like activerain have been great tools for improving the visibility and findability of my website. If you are new to blogging, keep it up. It does pay dividends. Right at 50% of my business came directly from the internet last year, and it will be a similar percentage this year. Make sure you are using SEO and other tools to make sure that you are positioning yourself correctly yet broadly enough to be found.