Tammy Lankford,, Broker  GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)

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PeterMarkSEO - Holiday, FL
Full Time SEO, Local GMB Expert

Website? How about those old black & white MLS listing books they dropped off at the office. Wonder who here remembers those. I worked at an office where we had old listing books from the 70's. ( office basement ) You had to flip through each listing book by price. Many Sears catalog homes. No internet/ websites. When I got in licensed in 98 took those old listings sent them to the current owners.  The new owners after 30+ years framed them. I got quite a few listings out of them and it was a one of a kind marketing piece.  

Dec 20, 2019 07:31 PM
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Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing

My oldest website is from 1998, I think.

Want to have some fun? Enter your website into http://web.archive.org/ to see how it looked over the years.

Dec 20, 2019 05:15 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I used to rank on the front page and I was happy with that for my RE brokerage Tammy Lankford, especially because I have never paid anyone a dime to increase my rankings.

Today, doing business as Ward County Notary Services it's a piece of cake being on top.

Dec 21, 2019 03:20 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

2004 in RE and 2005 for the first website...and that was my url so, ~15 is my oldest url also.

And, I also heard the url age has a lot to do with ranking...AND, how many years the url has been paid in advance. So, no renewal until 2030 = commitment to keep the domain relevant, according to G.

Dec 20, 2019 10:04 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think that my AR blog shows up more than any of my web pages.

Dec 20, 2019 08:48 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I opened my first real estate office in the summer of 1961. That was pre-internet.

Dec 20, 2019 05:02 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

In AZ, 2001 . . . 2001 for website and RealEstateBHC.com is also that old! 
The design has changed several times but it lives on!

Dec 20, 2019 04:45 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

2000 oldest URL 2000 several, and if you want to outdo the big boys, you really can just have to find what they cannot do...making money has so little to do with rankings on Google...A

Dec 20, 2019 04:54 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I started in 1992.

Yes I have a website.

My first website was set up in a 1999.

My oldest url ninahollander.com goes back to 1999 when I set up my first website.

Dec 21, 2019 05:27 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I started in real estate in 1995 and got a website right away in 1995.  My oldest URL is 1995 however I have purchased a number of them since.

Dec 20, 2019 05:18 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not early as Roy Kelley, but started in 1972!

Dec 21, 2019 05:00 AM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

I started in real estte in October 2002. I on't remember what company I paid $79 a month for using their services to set up my website with. The only thing I am never going to forget is that site made me over $18,000 the first year. My url was canoncountrymanufacturedhomes.com and yes, I was on the first page more than once. I took a hiatus (had a stroke) and now I don't have a site anymore, thinking I need to create one.

Dec 21, 2019 04:41 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Got started young.... real estate broker's license earned in 1979. Websites... kicked www.mooersrealty.com in gear 21 years, 7 months, 19 days back. May 1st 1998.

Sister site to tag team the first site www.owmainerealestate.com put online 10 years, 2 months, 17 days in the past. October 3, 2020.

Just for fun, flavor of my state and local communities www.MeInMaine.com  went live 10 years, 10 months, 8 days ago. February 12, 2009. Have other domains parked and AR took a fair amount of the time before local blogging channels turned on to plant, weed, water daily. The age of the url is only one of many factors... don't bet the farm on age of the domain alone Tammy Lankford, 

Dec 21, 2019 03:09 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Late 90s, yes.  Website was born in the late 90s as well.  Maybe around 98/99.  That's my oldest URL.

Dec 20, 2019 08:40 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

What year did you start in real estate?

1979 Licensed in 1999

Do you have a website? YES

What year did you get a website? 1999

How old is your oldest URL? 20 Years

Dec 20, 2019 08:40 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

I have had my website www.tonylewis.com long enough to get such a common name as my url.  I believe it was around 1997 or 1998 but don't know how to find the starting date.  I was first licensed in November of 1996.  The url is the same since it was created.

Dec 20, 2019 05:34 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Please Tammy; I don't want to relive that nightmare!

Dec 21, 2019 07:30 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I passed the test when i turned 18 in 1985. I have been practicing real estate ever since. I have a variety of URL's. but most of my clients come form referalls. 

Dec 21, 2019 05:29 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
TOP LISTING AGENT ALONG THE BEACH

You are talking a foreign language to me, best luck.  There is no magic to success in real estate but hard work and consistency

Dec 21, 2019 04:01 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

So I started flooring in 2008 as part of a franchise (parallel to a brokerage).  they gave us a page right away.  useless of course.  in maybe 2009 or 2010 they gave us our own "site" (doesn't exist anymore) and you couldn't blog on it.  In 2010 I started here and in 2011 I started my own wordpress site.  TheFlooringGirl.com

 

I rank well on a bunch of things (obviously) and on many vs the big guys for my category.

 

Having an aged domain helps, but not nearly as much as it used to. It's one of 200+ factors.  Having an aged URL, same thing.  One thing that is hard to disentangle is backlinks (which obviously matter a lot).  but there is a correlation between age and backlinks (if you know what you're doing).

 

Glad you showed that guy that you knew what you're doing.  The biggest factors (obviously) are on-page SEO optimization and authority, both of which you have in spades.

Dec 21, 2019 10:36 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

2003

Yes - several

2004

16 years 

Dec 21, 2019 09:26 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I got licensed in 1997. Personal website started in early 1998. These days, it simply points to our Team site.

Dec 21, 2019 08:07 AM
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

I started in 2009. Current site and URL date to 2016 

Dec 21, 2019 07:46 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

1989.

Dec 21, 2019 07:24 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

2010 and yes on the website same year

Dec 21, 2019 06:55 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I started in 2002 and got my first website then.

Dec 21, 2019 12:41 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

1976 was my 1st tear. Then it was on and off until 2003. In hindsight I should have just ground it out

Dec 21, 2019 12:38 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

2009 and I used to use the website provided by the broker(s).  Then I realized that I needed my own and not to depend on the broker(s) for the website.  So I started having my own 2 years ago.  

Dec 21, 2019 12:21 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

1978 was my first year....

I had a website in the early 1990's...

I got rid of all of them.... I only focus on tammy's website.... and the majority of our business is from print marketing..... 

Dec 21, 2019 10:08 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

I started in 2000. Got my own website in 2001 and I have had the URL since 2001 but it the site itself has had two different hosts.

Dec 21, 2019 08:58 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I was there when God said, "Let there be dirt!"

Then he  asked, "How you gonna sell that?"

'I'm thinking about a world wide web. Let me work on it a bit."

He replied, "Good idea. Just keep Zdevil out of my dirt."

And God cries.

Dec 21, 2019 08:06 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Interesting

Dec 26, 2019 06:30 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

2005

Dec 22, 2019 07:15 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

2006. We changed our URL 3 years ago. 

Dec 22, 2019 06:22 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Started real estate work & website in 2004-2005.

Dec 22, 2019 05:08 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

1983, cannot remember when I got my website but I was the 1st in the office. Maybe 1995? I remember Lenn Harley used to ask us about our aged URL. 

I had somebody do that also once & he didn't like his results. There's always Incongnito mode. Duh.

Dec 21, 2019 03:02 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I started in 1996, got my first site in Feb. 2003 (had to pull that file).    

Dec 24, 2019 03:02 PM