Real Estate Blog headlines in the Directory listings.

Just wanted to show a few recent examples of Real Estate blogs that some of our directory members run. Fran and Rowena from California run Southern California Real Estate Blog. As you can see it is perfectly incorporated with their link details page. Here is another great example from Kristin Noll from Wisconsin - Milwaukee Real Estate News. In addition link details page can have your featured areas content - check out Roxanne's page from New Jersey

Add Blog headlines to your listing

Since a lot of realtors started to create their own blogs to keep their clients posted with real estate and local market news or just as matter of web marketing and promotions, I decided to add an option where directory members now can insert URL to RSS/XML feed of their blog, and headlines will appear on your listing detail page. Here is an example of Myrtle Beach Real Estate News

MLS/Home Search and Agent/Broker Listings

I added two new features our real estate directory:
  • Home Seach - a direct link to a MLS Search on your site.
  • Agent Property Listings - a direct link to agent/broker listings.
Both features are free and you can update your current listings at any time. Example - second sponsored link from the top under South Carolina state.

Google Suggests

I believe Google just released another interesting featured search called Google Suggests It looks like a regular search, but when you start typing it gives you keyword suggestion list with the amount of search results for those particular keyphrases in real time. I guess it can give some web masters new ideas ;)

Paid Submissions or sponsored links

Now we have a possibility to promote your link to the top of the category it's submitted under. You can see an example in the South Carolina category. Basically, after you submitted your link as reciprocal or regular and it has been approved, go to the category you submitted it to, you will see a hyperlink under your description to sponsor your listing to the top of the category. The cost is $127.75 a year which is $0.35 per day. You have a possibility to purchase any amount of days.

Our Real Estate Directory switched to SE friendly URLs

I'm glad to announce that on September 9th we finally switched our directory to link to sites directly without any link.php?id=xxx dynamic urls. So, from now on all the links are direct. Also, our Real Estate Directory now using .htaccess redirects which allow us to have static html URLs. All the URLs in the categories and the subcategories using their names with underscore symbol instead of spaces like http://[...]wsnlinks/Real_Estate_USA/California. I hope this will be much friendlier for the Search Engines and our visitors as well :) Now we have to wait till our new pages will be

Google and Overture Keywords Suggsestion Tools

Keywords and keyphrases play the most important role in web sites traffic, and finally -lead generation. We don't like to drive tons of traffic and not get any business from it. That's why promoting your web site you need to find most relative keywords and keyphrases to your content, products and services you sell.

Personally I prefer the following tools: