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Infinity Rea…,  in Saratoga, CA

Is anyone watching there Alexa Rankings?

Asked by Infinity Realty Network, Saratoga, CA Sat Nov 10, 2007

How are agents tracking there website rankings, or how do we get ranked higher on rankings such as Alexa. I just came across this website ans was surprised at some of the rankings. . Any advice would be appreciated.

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Hi Realtyexec. I have seen Alexa before when I was working on a Google per-per-click ad, but I have to admit that I believe that the whole website optimazation is way too time consuming and complex for the average agent to get involved. Let's face it. there are only so many sites that can make it to the first page of the search engine results and I think we should focus on marketing our website domain name instead of trying to get first page organic results.
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Ute Ferdig -…, Real Estate Pro in New Castle, DE
Alexa is traffic based. Increase your traffic and increase your ranking. It is that simple. If you see small sites with no value high in the rankings, it is because of recent news or events related to the site OR...electronic traffic. There are many tools out there that allow you to "create" visitors to your site. In the early days of Alexa, they actually were open about how to create "fake" traffic. Alexa no longer provides this information are on your own there. Many still use this method to increase rankings which is just about the only way a great little site can compete with the big folks. Get all the ranking you want and have a bad site with no really valuable information and it will do no good.
Want better web results? First, create a great site and then check to see that your title, key words, and Meta's are good. (Use to check your site) then, work 2-3 days a week at increasing and improving content. Link to your content on quality blogs and forums.....etc. etc. and you are on your way. It takes a huge commitment to operate a successful web sites (I find it important to have at least 3 unique sites) something that most pros are never able to do.
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I watch Alexa closely....great resource to see what our consumers are using. As Pam points out, its not good for individual agent sites. I belive it only ranks top 100,000 sites.
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The Hagley G…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Alexa works well when comparing company to company. It is not so efficient with comparing individual to indivual site.
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Pam Winterba…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, VA
I watch it closely. Trulia is way up there. Every once in a while, you will see a dramatic shift. One of my websites used to be at about 300,000 and a week later was more like 3,000,000. I've never been to the website you just came across.

But Ute is right, it is just too time consuming.
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Ruthless, Other/Just Looking in 60558
Yes i hear you Ute, i was just thinking about how sites are actually ranked. It was interesting to when i searched the top real estate websites what there rankings were. I was actually quite surprised. I was thinking about advertising on some of the bigger websites, and this was a good tool to see who is bringing in the traffic. I also downloaded the alexa tool bar and its just good knowledge i guess. On our level we really never could compete.
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