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#400972 - 02/11/12 12:14 PM Re: Organic Traffic Tips ***** [Re: journeyoflife7]
home_boy Offline
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Registered: 02/11/12
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Guess it's always a balance - at the end of the day, the page has got to be user friendly, and what with Google really hammering the 'useful content' rules these days, that's always foremost in my mind.
Wow - more than 100 links on each page, that's a crazy amount of work!

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#401381 - 02/16/12 03:50 AM Re: Organic Traffic Tips [Re: journeyoflife7]
Harrisk Offline
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Registered: 02/13/12
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Loc: London
yeah.. blogging is really good way to get traffic. You just need to put some interesting and uniques stuff for your readers on the blog. It will really give you a good source of traffic

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#415021 - 10/29/12 01:18 AM Re: Organic Traffic Tips [Re: journeyoflife7]
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Registered: 10/28/12
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Loc: Nashville
I would never leave my success to organic traffic. Typed in traffic is key and or creating an offline methodology that potential clients know how to contact you through instant and spontanteous consumer recall. While reducing the marketing influences of competing companies and agents for listings

With all the overabunance of informationt there regarding the importance of short keyword based and generic domain properties and their emence marketing value.

Why is this concept largely ignored by most real estate professionals.



Edited by 1.800.TN.HOMES (10/29/12 01:21 AM)

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#451565 - 03/23/16 09:41 PM Re: Organic Traffic Tips [Re: journeyoflife7]
popundercash Offline
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Registered: 03/23/16
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Loc: Australia
thx for your tips will try.

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#451664 - 03/29/16 03:41 PM Re: Organic Traffic Tips [Re: popundercash]
Jason_C Offline
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@popundercash

I'd just keep in mind that this is a pretty old post. It still has some good stuff in it, but as with everything, things change.

Most significantly, I'd keep an eye now on what is "organic" traffic. Back then we only referred to "organic search traffic" as "organic" traffic. The term has evolved greatly over the years and organic now covers a larger aspect than just search.

That said, most of the information in here is still pretty valid. I wasn't a part of this group when this conversation took place, but it looks like everyone was above board with stuff that still flies today.


Edited by Jason_C (03/29/16 03:42 PM)
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#451711 - 03/31/16 11:13 AM Re: Organic Traffic Tips [Re: journeyoflife7]
KW Gerald Offline
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Registered: 02/08/15
Posts: 23
Loc: Texas, USA
Great link from Easy Agent Pro's youtube page. Keyword generator video. Good stuff:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQs54ndWa5w

Don't know how to make this an active link, so c n p



Edited by KW Gerald (03/31/16 11:15 AM)

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#452626 - 05/19/16 09:57 PM Re: Organic Traffic Tips [Re: journeyoflife7]
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The more backlinks a given web page has pointing to it, the more important the web page is considered to have. The search engines may use you chosen title tag for the page when displaying your page in the search results.

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#452676 - 05/22/16 07:53 PM Re: Organic Traffic Tips [Re: journeyoflife7]
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Registered: 02/17/16
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Get Relevant Backlinks from the most trusted websites. Backlinks from Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com is more valuable, if you can get inbound links from these top Real Estate Websites.

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#452734 - 05/24/16 03:31 AM Re: Organic Traffic Tips [Re: journeyoflife7]
MOBILITi Offline
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Registered: 05/24/16
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Loc: South Carolina
There have been some good points made, but as someone who has implemented SEO on a number of sites over the past six years, it's easy to see what does work, what does not work and what's a waste of time.

For real estate agents, the more local your focus is, the better you'll do. I live in SC and as an example, it would be a mistake to choose South Carolina keywords and phrases. Your odds of ranking for "south carolina real estate" are next to zero on top of the fact that an agent doesn't want a listing 3 hours away.

Focus on your locality. Trust me, there's usually plenty of buyers and sellers within a 20 mile radius.

Use local keywords and phrases but more importantly, make sure you use it in your site's text. Content IS king with Google.

Backlinks? All but irrelevant. Do they help? Minimally. The backlink SEO strategies from years ago no longer work since Google now gives them less overall weight.

Blogging? If your committed to it and write about things that concern LOCAL buyers, it will work. Again, local is key.

Little things add up for ranking:

1) Is your site mobile-friendly? A lot of people don't know what that mean. If your site simply shrinks to fit the size of a mobile device, it's not. Mobile-friendly sites reconfigure the layout when a mobile device is used.

2) Site loading time. You can Google this in connection to ranking.

Lastly, none of this matters if your site isn't professional, clean, easy to navigate with a clear call to action. Far too many real estate sites make the same mistake; they're too informational. Agents feel that if they educate people on 15 different pages, they'll get leads....yet there's no clear call to action on the main page.

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#452735 - 05/24/16 06:44 AM Re: Organic Traffic Tips [Re: MOBILITi]
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Originally Posted By: MOBILITi


Backlinks? All but irrelevant. Do they help? Minimally.

are you out of your mind? How can you make such a statement and call yourself an seo expert?

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#452756 - 05/25/16 04:03 AM Re: Organic Traffic Tips [Re: Bigtoe]
MOBILITi Offline
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Registered: 05/24/16
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Loc: South Carolina
[quote=Bigtoe][quote=MOBILITi]

Backlinks? All but irrelevant. Do they help? Minimally.
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are you out of your mind? How can you make such a statement and call yourself an seo expert?
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I stand by it. For local SEO it's all but irrelevant. Google anything local, then check out their backlinks.

So I live in Summerville. Google "summerville real estate agent" and you'll come up with Jeff Cook. Now check out his backlinks. A lot....right? Not really - they're almost all Facebook, Pinterest, and other most irrelevant backlinks. Absolutely nothing their webmaster did.

Spending any time at all on backlink strategies for local SEO is a waste of time.

The latest client I did SEO work for was Mount Pleasant Tree Service. You'd think they'd have natural ranking for that specific phrase based on their name. They were on page 8.

They are now not only on page 1, but the first listing. I didn't touch backlinks.

Specially targeting backlinks....as in trying to create them? Better research it - most strategies used before will now harm SEO ranking.

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#452768 - 05/26/16 12:31 AM Re: Organic Traffic Tips [Re: journeyoflife7]
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I have multiple websites with absoluty zero content that have 1st page rankings. All they have are a bunch of pages with iframes showing the same listings every other site has. If content was king, these sites would not show up at all.

show me where there is a machine that can read and understand content. The best they can do is parse the content for words that match something in the query and even then they have a hard time getting it right. If se could read and comprehend content the spammers would all go away but they still florish with spun content and backlinks.

the phrase "content is king" and "links are illrelevant" comes from google, the same people who refuse to reveal anything about their algo, yet people believe this fud.


Edited by Bigtoe (05/26/16 12:32 AM)

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#452773 - 05/26/16 02:55 AM Re: Organic Traffic Tips [Re: journeyoflife7]
MOBILITi Offline
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Registered: 05/24/16
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Loc: South Carolina
We're going to fully agreed on your points. A SEO strategy that works on one site and in one market doesn't have an effect on the same site in a different market.

There are so many different factors and yes, I see some real head scratchers on the first page; horrendous sites devoid of content in the third position.

And yes, Google is never going to actually reveal key components of their algorithm for obvious reasons.

But I do indeed focus on content for my client's sites. For one reason, solid content tends to keep people on the site and helps convert traffic to leads. TOO much content can have the opposite effect.

I ask my clients this: "Do you want 100 people a day visiting your site with 1 lead or 50 people a day with 5 leads?" It's a long tail strategy and content is needed to convert. People hitting your site means nothing. I can't tell you how many website jobs I've taken from clients who get thousands of hits a month and almost no leads.

Also remember liability. As a webmaster, I can't ethically guide my clients to abandon content and focus on backlinking because "here are some examples of when that works." My job is to best advise them of "best practices." Creating backlinks is no longer a best practice. Spun content was never a best practice. Naturally obtaining backlinks is.

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#452775 - 05/26/16 06:08 AM Re: Organic Traffic Tips [Re: Bigtoe]
TRENDS Tony Offline
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Registered: 02/08/14
Posts: 95
Loc: Tampa, FL
Originally Posted By: Bigtoe
Originally Posted By: MOBILITi


Backlinks? All but irrelevant. Do they help? Minimally.

are you out of your mind? How can you make such a statement and call yourself an seo expert?


I believe your back link profile still plays a big role in your ability to rank organically. What I believe is less important (or not useful at all) are the links you can create yourself via forum postings, blog comments, directories, etc. Maybe this is what Mobiliti was referring to because back links are obviously important.
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#452777 - 05/26/16 08:51 AM Re: Organic Traffic Tips [Re: TRENDS Tony]
MOBILITi Offline
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Registered: 05/24/16
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Loc: South Carolina
You nailed it. The old school method of trying to create backlinks via posts, injections, etc...is a waste of time.

Building a site that commands authority will create natural backlinks.

But I still get clients that will say "ok, what's the backlink strategy" as in "how can we successfully spam my links all over the net. My answer is "I won't do that."

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