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#165892 - 08/27/07 02:35 AM I need help with my website?
agentinal Offline
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Registered: 02/14/07
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Loc: Alabama
I have just got a new website, and I am still working on it, I would like it to be reviewed http://www.kimwilbourn.com I am not familiar with search words, optimization? I need HELP! All reviews would be appreciated. Thanks

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#165897 - 08/27/07 02:45 AM Re: I need help with my website? [Re: agentinal]
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Hello;

When one wants to optimize their website for a search engine, they must realize that a computer uses simple formulas to rate a site.

They key to success is to have approx 15 top keywords each with a ocmma seperator. You also nned to have the title somehow refelct the keywords as well. LAstly make sure that the text which is written in the HTML has man of those keywords listed in the content.

Do not repaeat to try ot trick the computer or you will be penalized.

The last thing you need ot do is to have a library of free stuff written in plain html or pdf which computer robots can search which also have references to your keywords.



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#165898 - 08/27/07 03:02 AM Re: I need help with my website? [Re: TaxFree]
agentinal Offline
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Thanks for the information. I paid someone to do my website for me, and now they are just not doing anything. I hate when that happens.

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#165924 - 08/27/07 05:59 AM Re: I need help with my website? [Re: TaxFree]
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Originally Posted By: TaxFree
Hello;

When one wants to optimize their website for a search engine, they must realize that a computer uses simple formulas to rate a site.

They key to success is to have approx 15 top keywords each with a ocmma seperator. You also nned to have the title somehow refelct the keywords as well. LAstly make sure that the text which is written in the HTML has man of those keywords listed in the content.

Do not repaeat to try ot trick the computer or you will be penalized.

The last thing you need ot do is to have a library of free stuff written in plain html or pdf which computer robots can search which also have references to your keywords.




Those are some great points when it comes to SEO, TaxFree. I would just like to add a couple of tips that I have picked up through the years.
  • If your web host doesn't rename your uploaded images and/or files than you should use your keywords & phrases in those names.
  • Be sure to include your keywords and/or phrases in the alternate text (or hidden descriptions) of your images.
I hope this helps in addition to all of the other information you are sure to receive from the members of this forum!
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#166008 - 08/27/07 06:34 PM Re: I need help with my website? [Re: TaxFree]
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Originally Posted By: TaxFree
Hello;
When one wants to optimize their website for a search engine, they must realize that a computer uses simple formulas to rate a site.

They key to success is to have approx 15 top keywords each with a ocmma seperator. You also nned to have the title somehow refelct the keywords as well. LAstly make sure that the text which is written in the HTML has man of those keywords listed in the content.


A bit of an oversimplification I'd say... You can have the optimal coding, keyword density and all the other numerous criteria of the #1 sites for your targeted phrases and that in and of itself will not get you past page 1000 .... Now more than ever after the onsite work is done ....then the handpicked manual and careful backlink building campaign applies... IMHO

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#166135 - 08/28/07 01:05 AM Re: I need help with my website? [Re: agentinal]
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Loc: Torrance, California.
Originally Posted By: agentinal
Thanks for the information. I paid someone to do my website for me, and now they are just not doing anything. I hate when that happens.


I am sorry to hear that. I have heard this complaint more often than I can tell you.

At any rate, are you trying to do this yourself now? If you are I have some pointers, tutorials, tips and many things I have written ... I will be happy to point you in the right direction.

Let me know how I can help! (Good picture, by the way.) PM me or email if you like!

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#166148 - 08/28/07 01:32 AM Re: I need help with my website? [Re: TaxFree]
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Originally Posted By: TaxFree
Hello;

When one wants to optimize their website for a search engine, they must realize that a computer uses simple formulas to rate a site.

They key to success is to have approx 15 top keywords each with a ocmma seperator. You also nned to have the title somehow refelct the keywords as well. LAstly make sure that the text which is written in the HTML has man of those keywords listed in the content.

Do not repaeat to try ot trick the computer or you will be penalized.

The last thing you need ot do is to have a library of free stuff written in plain html or pdf which computer robots can search which also have references to your keywords.


Wow, I have never heard "simple" included in a description of the algorithms used by the major search engines.

Moreover, it is my understanding that the keyword Meta tag has been almost completely devalued. Additionally, link farms can get you dropped from most search engines.

The major search engines use extremely sophisticated algoritms to determine organic search rankings. Beyond that, they don't really publicize them, so nobody really knows 100% what works. Now there are people/companies out there that have gotten very good at determining this info, but bottom line; no guarantees ...

Besides, they are constantly changing the parameters. Google reshuffles it's organic results periodically. The reassigning of ranking is called the "Google Dance" and really keeps the SEO guys off balance ...

If SEO is all you are concerned with, then simply build a good site and use as much text as you can. Use your keywords/phrases, but don't overuse them. Considering the competition is fierce and the sites you will need to beat out number in the hundreds of millions, you may consider a pay per click program.

If you would like, read these articles. I will write more soon specifically regarding organic listings and SEO.

Here's the article, I do hope you take a look at it, email me with questions ...

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Edited by Techknow (08/28/07 01:37 AM)
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#166285 - 08/28/07 06:10 PM Re: I need help with my website? [Re: Techknow]
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 158
Loc: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Kim you may not know it, but you could probably teach Realtors how to get exposure on the internet. I have never searched so deeply, but I became intrigued by the number of websites you have listings on and directories you are listed in. People will tell you a lot about Search Engine Optimization, but the silver bullet in my opinion is links back to your web site...and then time for Google to move you up in the rankings.

The only comments I have are to eliminate capital letters in your listings and improve the ability for people to find you if they misspell your name. Add Willborn and Wilborn to your metatags.

The good news is when a prospect types "kim wilbourn" into a Google search you come up number 1.

The bad news is when they type "Northeast Alabama real estate" or "Jackson County real estate" with or without quotations you are not on the radar.

I also notice your Point-to-Agent website is still active http://kimwilbourn.point2agent.com/

You have a link back to your website from www.homethinking.com and http://huntsville.dreamhometour.com/search/agents.cfm.

Your link from Weichert does not list your website http://www.weichert.com/search/agents/AgentProfile.aspx?site=wdc&agent=A9017

You can be found at Dollar Back Realty http://www.dollarbackrealty.com/Alabama/...-area-l449.html
and at Executivc Group Realtors http://www.executivegrouprealtors.com/agentsandstaff.html

You are listed in the BPO directory http://www.instantbpo.com/bpo/directory.asp?state=alabama and the Gurley Community Directory http://www.contactez.net/gurleyalabama/

If you put quotations around "Kim Wilbourn":
Your Active Rain blog can be found http://activerain.com/swka29 and you have a listing on Craigslist http://huntsville.craigslist.org/rfs/397539227.html. (Nice use of Vflyer)and Edgio.com http://www.edgeio.com/fl/ll~5035768-35768/tag/hardwood

You are in the Woodville Online directory http://bellsouthpwp2.net/p/u/publicw/business.htm

You have a listing at Morningstar Homes http://morningstarhome.com/index.php?cmd=viewlisting&id=31 and Find My Roof http://www.findmyroof.com/ad/2098, Yahoo Real Estate, Worldwide Real Estate For Sale, Oodle and American Listed.

If I was selling a home in Alabama I would definitely list with you.

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#166328 - 08/28/07 09:33 PM Re: I need help with my website? [Re: MarketingGuy]
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Registered: 08/21/07
Posts: 54
Loc: Torrance, California.
Originally Posted By: malamar
the silver bullet in my opinion is links back to your web site...


No truer words have been spoken. HOWEVER, there are some things you should be aware of:

1.) Google considers the ranking of the site linking to you. If CNN.com links to you it carries more weight then if someobscurerealtylinksite.com links to you.

2.) If the number of links (in comparison to other content) is too high Google tags the site as a "Link Farm". Having a link to your site on a "Link Farm" will actually DECREASE your ranking.

3.) Multiple links from one site may be considered as one link. It is possible, if the content is original enough between pages that it may be more. I am not 100% on this and it seems to change.

4.) Self links don't seem to count.

5.) Links from other domains that you own are devalued. For instance, if you have more then one domain and you link one domain to the other, it doesn't get as much credit.

6.) No matter what is said, it may change next week at Google's discretion.

7.) You best bet is to make the site as unique and informative as you can. Link Popularity is a huge factor in determining link popularity, but the word from Google itself is, just make a good site. That is the quickest way to the top.


You can see how many sites link to you by visiting this link RealEstateTechOnline.com Link Popularity (courtesy of marketleap.com)

Good luck!
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