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May 27, 2015

Where Is The Love? How To Solicit Google Reviews from Past Real Estate Clients

It can be one of the most tedious practices for any local business owner: asking past clients for a review on Google Plus. However, a few minutes spent per client can mean big rewards in terms of search engine marketing. This may seem like a fairly low-level marketing tactic, but having a healthy amount of online reviews is an essential aspect of harvesting a solid reputation on the web. Reviews stand out in the search […]
May 6, 2015

The Short & The Long Tail – A Tale of Two Keyword Strategies

Marketing managers, in general, often fret about the position of keywords on search engines like Google and Bing. Their intentions are in the right place. It’s true that getting web pages to rank for the right keywords can bring brokers and their agents a huge flow of organic traffic. And who doesn’t love organic traffic? Unfortunately, this effort has gotten increasingly difficult, with tech giants like Redfin, Zillow, and Trulia spending enormous budgets to hold […]
April 23, 2015

3 Local Link Building Opportunities for Real Estate Brokerages

The technique of “link building” in the world of Search Engine Optimization refers to gaining links to your website from other sites on the web. This tactic results in increases in both domain authority for your website, as well as referral traffic and new visitors to your site. In recent years, link building has gotten a bad rap. In fact, one of the most common misconceptions in the SEO space is that link building is now […]
March 20, 2015

Listing Syndication – A Whole New World and What will Google do?

So, if you’re paying attention, you know that Listhub will stop sending listings to Trulia and Zillow in the coming weeks. Wow. A shot across the bow? No, a shot at the bow is more like it. This blog post is not about what this says about Move, Rupert Murdock, or their strategy. Don’t worry. The interesting question is – what will brokerages that want their listings on Trulia and Zillow do? (Disclaimer: Boston Logic […]
March 12, 2015

Is Your Real Estate Website Ready for Google’s Mobile Search Update?

It’s no April Fool’s joke. Starting next month, Google will be releasing changes to its search algorithm to include mobile-friendliness as an important ranking factor for search engine results (read full announcement): “Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get […]
March 3, 2015

How to Increase Your Real Estate Blog Traffic and Engagement

Blogging regularly and consistently will help you increase your blog subscribers and boost your real estate website traffic.  You’ll be able to give a voice to your real estate company while providing valuable information to your potential and existing clients. Boston Logic clients often ask us how they can write effective and engaging blog posts – content that will interest and build their following.  Here are tips on how you can build traffic and engagement: Consistently […]
February 25, 2015

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble: What’s Next for Zillow and Trulia?

Last week, we all thought the merger of Zillow and Trulia was big news, which it was. $800,000,000 in revenue and 2000 employees ain’t nothing to sneeze at. But since then, it seems that what they’ve created is a bigger target! First, Move decides that they won’t feed listings to Trulia. Then a judge forces them to keep the listings flowing, for now. Somehow, Wall Street hardly reacted to this. The house is on the […]
January 5, 2015

2015: The Year That the Homebuyer is On Top and Online

 Don’t call it a comeback! Well, you could call it that. With a growing economy, electric cars, and  (hopefully) a Patriots win on February 1st, 2015 brings a lot of exciting changes.  One change that piqued our interest here at Boston Logic pertains to the  housing market shift from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market. Buyers this  year are finally projected to be favored over the sellers for a few reasons:   Loosened lending […]