The last members only post I wrote was on Realtor.Com market share and it received some really great responses from members here, Zillow and Realtor.com.
With that in mind, I would really like some feedback on the following:
I've not seen this too much but I've run across it again. What do you all think about blog posts which are MLS data copied and pasted (screeneshots) in to a blog? This is not one or two posts for market analysis. but rather just post after post of copied MLS data with one or two sentences.
Is this gaming the system?
Is there any long term blog value to doing this?
Are there readers out there who would go through page after page of MLS data with no photos or additional info?
Any input would be most appreciated.
After reading some of the responses a couple of clarifications:
I think my post may have been too vague - but I did not want to link to the blog in question. The poster is not advertising his listings, or even any particular listing, but rather taking blurry screenshots of every listing on their MLS, in a one line format - and posting them.
I don't belong to the same MLS so I have no idea if the posts is question go against their rules. However, the bottom of every screenshot posted there is a big ole copywrite symbol by the name of the MLS company. So do I promote myself - heck yes. Do I promote my listings - also heck yes. But there is line of decorum that has been passed here me thinks. I appreciate the time and thought y'all have put in to answering. Cheers! Heather