SEO your site with a WIDGET

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Real Estate Services with RealtyXL Marketing Inc.

Do you know what Widgets are?  They're those little things that you put in your side bar.  You may have seen them with news feeds, or "rate this" type content.

They're handy ways to syndicate your content to other sites.  Which of course creates link backs to your site, which of course raises your page rank, which in tern makes it a good SEO practice to get some widgets out there.

Additionally, you'll find that the widget sites themselves are pretty popular, so just like you can with Social Bookmarking sites, you can use these widget building sites to get found, either directly, or by your content getting found on their site and then redirecting that traffic to you.

One of the keywords that I've been trying to rank myself for is the term "Real Estate Marketing 2.0".  You'll see that I'm spreading the link love around between my blogger blog and this one.

One of the things that I did was take the feed from this blog, and stick it in a widget called "Real Estate Marketing 2.0". 

I then use it on my blogger blog, the Real Estate Maketing facebook group I set up and several other likely spots.

To my pleasant surprize, this morning when I used explorer on my wifes computer to search MS-Live for "Real Estate Marketing 2.0" - what do I find but my widget box at number one. 

So my advise, go make your own Widget out of an RSS feed from your blog, make another one out of the listings feed you should have on your site and any other content you may be able to syndicate.  With the right keyword selection, it could just put you at the top of the list.

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Rainmaker
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Riel Roussopoulos
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LOL ... AHhhhhh Konnie, My biggest fan

 You'll get it ... a nice thing about your POINT2 site is that you have an XML feed of your listings so it shouldn't be too hard to make a widget like this.

just plug in your XML feed - http://www.konniemac.com/Modules/ListingSummary/Rss.ashx?ModuleID\x3d3459433\x26Map\x3dtrue

 

 

February 06, 2008 08:10 PM
Rainer
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Tony Grego, 317-663-4173 #1 Trade Association for Alternative Inv
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Thanks for your post. It always offers great advise. Will check out more tools in the future.

thanks

Tony             

March 25, 2008 06:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Riel Roussopoulos
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RealtyXL Marketing Inc.

No problem Tony,


Glad you find my posts helpful :)

March 25, 2008 06:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Bill Somerset
ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
Avalar Advantage Real estate
I've already got my blog syndicated with a widget.  I need to figure out the listing widget now.  Any suggestions?
March 25, 2008 01:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Riel Roussopoulos
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RealtyXL Marketing Inc.

If your system spits out an RSS Feed, then I think it's just a matter of plugging that in

 

I've also noticed that several people are posting their listings to our AgentXL.com site using Vflyer.com which outputs an RSS feed of the listings you make.  Should work the same for a widget, just plug in the RSS feed. 

March 25, 2008 07:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Riel Roussopoulos

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