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#369681 - 03/12/11 03:43 PM Having another site
zpcsc Offline
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Registered: 08/29/05
Posts: 796
Loc: Florida
I currently have a Keller Williams site w/my own domain, I have it under masking but I was told it should be under cname? I was also thinking of getting a simple go daddy site & linking the kw site for the IDX and all the extra features. I have several domains already purchased that I can use. Someone mentioned that I am not getting any traffic because of the process of my current site being forwarded to the kw site.
I just want something not expensive & simple.
I thought just getting a site through KW will bring traffic, but obviously not!
Please advise.
Zoila Perez-Chanquet
The Cardenas Group Realty

#369685 - 03/12/11 05:00 PM Re: Having another site [Re: zpcsc]
doug Offline

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Registered: 12/31/69
Posts: 1099
Loc: Canada
Keep in mind that you are trying to rank for a very competitive area so there are many issues that would have to be overcome to increase traffic from search engines and fixing your domain issue will not be a magic bullet.

The "domain masking" method of forwarding creates problems with Google. You would be better off using the basic forwarding - which is a 302 temporary redirect. This type of redirect allows your domain to be the one that is listed in search engines and also allows it to accumulate Page Rank. Also, any current Page Rank that the Keller Williams url for your site has would be transferred to your domain.

I tried to look at as well but received an error message "Bad Request (Invalid Hostname)".

#370598 - 03/23/11 08:35 PM Re: Having another site [Re: zpcsc]
Maui Offline
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Registered: 01/13/10
Posts: 761
Loc: Hawaii
Originally Posted By: zpcsc

I thought just getting a site through KW will bring traffic, but obviously not!

Aloha Zoila, if you don't mind me asking, on what did you base your assumption that a site through KW would bring traffic? Are they dominant in the Miami market? I perused SERPs for a few relevant terms (i.e. miami real estate for sale) and I didn't see a KW site.
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#377998 - 06/04/11 03:50 AM Re: Having another site [Re: Maui]
NTouch Offline
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Registered: 06/04/11
Posts: 3
Loc: US
[quote=maui real estate][quote=zpcsc]
I thought just getting a site through KW will bring traffic, but obviously not!

Aloha Zoila, if you don't mind me asking, on what did you base your assumption that a site through KW would bring traffic? Are they dominant in the Miami market? I perused SERPs for a few relevant terms (i.e. miami real estate for sale) and I didn't see a KW site.[/quote]

I would have to wonder this myself. I think that anytime you would search, the only thing that would come up would be their main site, and not the landing page that you have with them. You could build links to it, and try to work it that way, or keep your site with them and go with a site yourself. If it is not working for you, then I would recommend finding another route to bring in the traffic that you are looking for. The other thing that you have to keep in mind is that any real estate key term is tough to get going, so you have a long road ahead of you. Don't let it get you down though. SEO is a marathon, not a sprint.

#381936 - 07/05/11 03:01 PM Re: Having another site [Re: zpcsc]
renet Offline

Registered: 10/07/08
Posts: 25
Loc: California
You might consider having your own site - that way all the effort of link building and so forth stays with you.

#382442 - 07/09/11 03:43 PM Re: Having another site [Re: zpcsc]
patrickz Offline

Registered: 05/19/11
Posts: 10
Loc: Southern California
It's a good idea to create a separate website where you can blog on a regular basis - at least weekly.

#398020 - 01/03/12 08:14 AM Re: Having another site [Re: zpcsc]
Jessica123 Offline

Registered: 12/19/11
Posts: 45
Loc: Glastonbury, CT 06033
There are lots of websites competing for the same services and products you have as business. To beat them, and to get more business your site must be visible to the users than others.
A user search a service through some words or phrase, these are termed as keywords. If you want to generate business online, you have to compete for such keywords through internet marketing.

I think, this will give you clear idea.

#398070 - 01/04/12 07:50 AM Re: Having another site [Re: zpcsc]
katherine123 Offline

Registered: 12/20/11
Posts: 30
Loc: Connecticut
I think you have to do 301-redirect for your site. This will help you(as such I got the issue).

#400795 - 02/09/12 08:47 AM Re: Having another site [Re: zpcsc]
realyte Offline

Registered: 02/08/12
Posts: 31
Loc: CA, USA
Forwarding website will not get you sustained traffic. When you forward a website to another you will get some of the traffic but you will get less and less.

#411290 - 08/14/12 02:33 PM Re: Having another site [Re: zpcsc]
savvymoney Offline

Registered: 08/14/12
Posts: 87
Loc: Canada
I've seen webmasters create 5 different websites with unique content that had the same phone number and it drove in extra traffic. If you are going to take this method I highly recommend getting different photos and phone numbers to claim them

#433033 - 02/14/14 08:37 AM Re: Having another site [Re: zpcsc]
MyCupOfTea Offline

Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 34
Loc: Arizona
In a competitive areas it is best to set up your own Website with your own IDX, good content and a blog. In this way you can work to build your own presence on the Website. Remember, on the Internet, your broker may be in competition with you although you may benefit from sharing links with your broker's site. Maybe using a good SEO Web Designer to help you would be your best bet.

#433519 - 02/28/14 06:37 AM Re: Having another site [Re: zpcsc]
JamesatABQ Offline
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Registered: 02/28/14
Posts: 7
Loc: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hey Zoila,
If I could make a suggestion. First thing is that any site is capable of ranking high in the SERPS if you are willing to do the work. I have seen lots of KW sites rank very well. But if you do not know how to market your site you could find yourself very frustrated. We have been very fortunate in this area and we receive lots of traffic and leads through our web marketing efforts. If you are serious about having a website that is a lead generator i would hire a good (SEO) someone who has a history of marketing real estate websites. This is a road that takes time, continuous effort and unfortunately money. I spend at least 1-2 hours a day promoting our site.

Good Luck.
You can do this.

#434129 - 03/16/14 10:36 PM Re: Having another site [Re: zpcsc]
Waterview Offline

Registered: 03/16/14
Posts: 33
Loc: Panama City Beach Florida
When it comes to leading websites, nothing is simple or cheap. Keep in mind you are not just competing with other agents, but brokerage firms. If you are looking for something simple to look presentable in an email signature link, stay simple. If you want a website that is going to actually generate business, you are in a whole different world.

#439776 - 10/06/14 09:20 PM Re: Having another site [Re: zpcsc]
JasonBurcham5643 Offline

Registered: 09/24/14
Posts: 25
Loc: lawa, des Moines
Only using keywords for increasing ranking not work. You should also have to do more link building for your website. Link building helps you to get more traffic to your website as well as also good to increase your serp ranking.


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