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Search Engine Optimization for Realtors

Aug 17, 2007
"If you build it they will come", does not apply to websites.
Search Engine Optimization, popularly known as SEO, is the process of optimizing a website to increase its popularity and ranking in the search engine listings. Now that you have a new website, you will have to consider how to attract the customers that are looking for your services, to your new site.

Get your site submitted to the search engines. Make sure your website is submitted to the Google index. If you're not sure if it is, you can use this link to go to Google's site submission page. Remember to use the "http://www." when you submit your website. http://www.google.com/addurl/?continue=/addurl. Or a great way to do this is to use Google's new XML site maps to feed your website content right into the servers at Google. To do this you don't have to know XML coding, just go to this Google website and follow the directions. http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/docs/en/overview.html The really great news is that it is free to use either of these methods.

We have all herd the expression "Content is king".This is a phrase that you hear over and over again when optimizing a website. Having fresh content on your website each time the spider indexes your site, is an excellent way to increase your page rank. You will notice that many of the websites that you will be competing with are "static", other than new listings; the content on their site remains the same. Don't make this mistake! Spiders hate stale websites! You can set up an RSS Feed for your website that will deliver content relevant articles for your site visitors to read. These articles will be rotated daily or weekly to give your website the fresh content that spiders love. Feed the spider and he will reward you with a higher page rank. A good place to start looking for content relevant RSS feeds for your visitors would be the National Association of Realtors website, http://www.realtor.org or you might try http://www.inman.com.

Finally, you don't have to wait to be on the first page of Google to start making real estate commissions. A professionally created and managed pay per click advertising program can start sending potential customers to your website within 48 hours.Google's pay per click advertising program is called "Google AdWwords". When someone types into a search a keyword phrase that matches the keyword phrases in your AdWords campaign, your ad will show. You can have your ad say anything you want, pay per click advertising is very flexible, and you only pay when someone clicks on your ad and goes to your website. If you're not ranked on the first page of Google, this is how you get customers to come to your website instead of your competitors website. Get your pay per click campaign under way today.
About the Author
Mike Alves is the owner of http://www.Marketing4Leads.com
My business is unique, I market Realtors websites on Google. If you would like to get the edge on you're competition, I can help. Let Mike create a custom advertising campaign on Google for your Real Estate website.
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