how to rank a real-estate website

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Hi,
After 4 months effort, i am still unable to rank my website at first page against keyword "san diego real estate"

I have tried every thing from profile links to guest blogging, but nothing seems to work.
Can any body please guide me about ranking a realestate website.

Thank you
#rank #realestate #website
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by jenniferrichard View Post

      Ranking of keyword depend upon quality content and amount of quality backing of site. if you do this properly then keyword must rank. you do more social bookmarking, SMO, forum posting on do follow forum site.
      Social bookmarking, SMO, and forum posting are a waste of time to rank locally.

      To the OP, you mentioned nothing about setting up your Google Places page, getting listed in local business directories for citations, or getting links from local community sites. Those are the things you should be focusing on.
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      • Profile picture of the author gotlinks
        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        Social bookmarking, SMO, and forum posting are a waste of time to rank locally.

        To the OP, you mentioned nothing about setting up your Google Places page, getting listed in local business directories for citations, or getting links from local community sites. Those are the things you should be focusing on.
        You could also do guest blogging, and buy links from local clubs / stores that are semi related. You could even offer an incentive. Send them something in the mail and put a card with it askin for them to link to you.
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
          Originally Posted by gotlinks View Post

          You could also do guest blogging, and buy links from local clubs / stores that are semi related. You could even offer an incentive.
          I wouldn't bother with stores and clubs for a real estate site.

          I would be soliciting the local Chamber of Commerce if the business is not already listed there and do a search for local websites. Lots of towns and cities have sites like "Visit San Diego" with all kinds of local info. You can often get a listing on those. Some charge. Some don't. Either way, you need to be listed in them.

          Originally Posted by gotlinks View Post

          Send them something in the mail and put a card with it askin for them to link to you.
          I'm guessing you have never done local SEO for anyone. Just a card with a nice note will end up just being a waste of a stamp. If you are going to go the route of begging for links, you need to pick up the phone and contact these people personally.
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          • Profile picture of the author gotlinks
            Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

            I wouldn't bother with stores and clubs for a real estate site.

            I would be soliciting the local Chamber of Commerce if the business is not already listed there and do a search for local websites. Lots of towns and cities have sites like "Visit San Diego" with all kinds of local info. You can often get a listing on those. Some charge. Some don't. Either way, you need to be listed in them.



            I'm guessing you have never done local SEO for anyone. Just a card with a nice note will end up just being a waste of a stamp. If you are going to go the route of begging for links, you need to pick up the phone and contact these people personally.
            I have done local seo. But it doesn't matter. Just my own opinion. He could send a nice related gift to local shop owners and get a link. End of story.
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          • Profile picture of the author paulgl
            Is suspect your page and you have nothing to do with San Diego,
            or in fact, real estate.

            Unless you are a real estate agent or broker in San Diego, what's
            the use? To try and shmooze google with some MFA on San Diego
            real estate?

            No "real" real estate agent or broker would be looking to shmooze
            google. They won't have to. There's this little thing called
            advertising, yellow pages, among other things.

            Why do people keep coming up with the same old shtuff, like
            backlinks, guest blogging, and more nonsense? You think google
            and those terms are going to be swayed by such useless junk?

            Paul
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            • Profile picture of the author amiramin
              the website is on google places, and onpage seo is perfect.
              Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

              Is suspect your page and you have nothing to do with San Diego,
              or in fact, real estate.

              Unless you are a real estate agent or broker in San Diego, what's
              the use? To try and shmooze google with some MFA on San Diego
              real estate?

              No "real" real estate agent or broker would be looking to shmooze
              google. They won't have to. There's this little thing called
              advertising, yellow pages, among other things.

              Why do people keep coming up with the same old shtuff, like
              backlinks, guest blogging, and more nonsense? You think google
              and those terms are going to be swayed by such useless junk?

              Paul
              Well, website isn't mine, its from my client, I have ranked his 3 webistes, before for the keywords like, chula vista real estate, delmar real estate, malibu real estate etc
              but it's a while ago, my old SEO strategy isn't working anymore
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    You need a lot of backlinks and the time spent to build real estate website based on my experience you need 6-2 years.
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    • Profile picture of the author kimseo
      Originally Posted by Warock View Post

      You need a lot of backlinks and the time spent to build real estate website based on my experience you need 6-2 years.
      Really ??

      Is it that competitive??:confused::confused::confused:
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      • Profile picture of the author connorbringas
        Originally Posted by kimseo View Post

        Really ??

        Is it that competitive??:confused::confused::confused:
        Absolutely, you need to look at the competition before you try to target a keyword like that. Read my prior post it may help you to grasp this keyword.
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        • Profile picture of the author kimseo
          Originally Posted by connorbringas View Post

          Absolutely, you need to look at the competition before you try to target a keyword like that. Read my prior post it may help you to grasp this keyword.
          I checked it in both SEOmoz and google keyword suggestion tool. I know it's a fairly high competitive keyword but 2 year is way too much (if optimization is being perform properly )

          6 month should be well enough to get into top 5
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    If you want to build this kind of website be prepared to get a lot of backlinks.
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    It's a process. Check your Meta tags, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author connorbringas
      First, you need to look at your competition. San Diego Real Estate is probably an insane keyword. Use SEO Moz-open site explorer to take a look at competition in the top 3 spots. This will give you an idea of how many/what links you should be getting. Sometimes I actually look at competitor links and try to get some of the ones they have as well for that keyword. In addition, you can use a number of tools to look at competitors. If you are asking this question on this forum then you obviously dont know how hard it is to rank for that keyword. Make sure you do some research, its going to take wayyyyyyy longer than 4 months and a couple hundred backlinks for that keyword. I assume it may take a couple years and thousands of backlinks from high quality sites.
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    You need to eat toasted ham and cheese sandwiches every day for the next 3 weeks.

    Then check your rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author powerofschool
    Check Weather On Page Optimization is good or not.

    And try by changing Meta tags optimization .

    And get the edu blog comments.

    Definitely your ranking will be increased.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by powerofschool View Post

      And try by changing Meta tags optimization .
      I'm assuming you mean the meta keyword tag, and considering no major search engine uses that meta tag anymore, that is a pretty useless exercise.

      Originally Posted by powerofschool View Post

      And get the edu blog comments.
      Completely useless.

      Originally Posted by powerofschool View Post

      Definitely your ranking will be increased.
      No they won't.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        I'm assuming you mean the meta keyword tag, and considering no major search engine uses that meta tag anymore, that is a pretty useless exercise.

        -yada yada yada
        Completely useless.

        -yada yada yada
        No they won't.
        None of this stuff will help a real estate agent in San Diego.

        No real estate agent would even be thinking about such stuff.

        Any wonder why google keeps trying to crack down?

        San Diego real estate is for google maps/places, and above all,
        advertising, word of mouth, leg work, etc. Not about shmoozing
        search results.

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  • Profile picture of the author SeoKnightsInc
    Buy some high PR contextual links dont waste your time on profile links. Set your geolocation in webmastertools it will help.
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    • Profile picture of the author gotlinks
      Originally Posted by Rohit View Post

      Buy some high PR contextual links dont waste your time on profile links. Set your geolocation in webmastertools it will help.
      Buying links of high quality is really your best option besides ensuring the local factors are done like mentioned above by Mike.
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  • Profile picture of the author kimseo
    Originally Posted by amiramin View Post

    Hi,
    After 4 months effort, i am still unable to rank my website at first page against keyword "san diego real estate"

    I have tried every thing from profile links to guest blogging, but nothing seems to work.
    Can any body please guide me about ranking a realestate website.

    Thank you
    I guess you need to adopt local seo techniques. Create google place pages, try to get listed on local directories (of targeted location)
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