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4 SEO Tips to Improve Your Real Estate Website Ranking
Search engines are constantly changing, but these 4 SEO tips will ensure marketers can improve their real estate website ranking.
- Google’s primary focus is delivering the most accurate information to meet user’s searches.
- You should start thinking about the major themes of your content (your property!) and then build posts and website pages to support them.
- Reviews are an easy (and free!) way to help boost your real estate website ranking.
More and more marketers believe that SEO is dead. So much so that 210 people search “is SEO dead” every day. But we do not subscribe to this mentality.
93% of all online experiences begin with a search. And why shouldn’t they? The internet is full of useful information. So there’s no reason that your website shouldn’t be at the top of the search results. But as the enormous amount of content being published daily continues to grow, it has become harder and harder to rank on search engines.
Google’s algorithm to rank websites is constantly changing. And for good reason — people are changing, too. As the needs of users evolve, so does Google’s need to stay ahead of the curve. As the leading search engine in the world, Google’s primary focus is delivering the most accurate information to meet user’s searches.
So how do you improve real estate website ranking? In other words, how do you get your real estate website, and more importantly, your properties, to the top of the search results page? How do you deliver accurate, informative content that Google deems worthy? Here are four tips to help boost your SEO ranking.
4 SEO tips to improve your real estate website ranking
1. Keyword research
People are now searching with a phrase or question rather than a single term. In response, search engine development has focused on natural language processing — meaning search engines now analyze phrases as a whole rather than a single keyword. That essentially means they evaluate a site’s content regarding an entire topic rather than its use of a particular word in order to deliver the best answers to users’ queries.
To improve your SEO ranking, stop trying to rank for a small set of keywords. What’s important is broad visibility across a topic. You should start thinking about the major themes of your content (your property!) and then build posts and website pages to support them.
2. Optimize for mobile
In 2019, mobile traffic accounted for more than half of internet traffic, and that percentage is growing. Google reported that more searches take place on mobile devices than on desktops. In response to this trend, Google’s algorithms rank mobile-friendly web pages higher in search results than desktop pages.
93% of home buyers start their search online. And since we know mobile traffic is growing at a rapid pace, it’s imperative your website be optimized for mobile use. Some easy ways to optimize for mobile include:
- Utilize website design specific to mobile
- Make sure pages are high speed
- Minimize pop ups
3. Review management
90% of consumers read reviews before contacting a business and 72% of consumers will take action only after reading a positive review. If you’re trying to gain exposure for your property, start by using the positive reviews of other residents and clients.
Late last year, Darren Shaw of Whitespark released the findings from his annual Google Local Rankings Survey. The survey found that reviews accounted for 15.44% of how Google ranks a local business.
Missing an abundance of reviews? Just ask! If clients have expressed their appreciation for your services, don’t be afraid to ask them for a positive review on Google. These reviews are an easy (and free!) way to help boost your real estate website ranking.
We’ve been talking about the benefits of video for a while now. Having video on your landing page will robustly improve your SEO. Video increases conversion rates, improves bounce rates, and boosts overall time on sites.
Search engines use bounce rates to rank pages — a low bounce rate and high user retention rate are indicators of strong content and high relevance to your perspective buyers. Consequently, Google is strongly emphasizing these metrics in its ranking algorithm. Video keeps users on your site better than just about anything else and is therefore one of the most effective ways to boost SEO.
Need more tips to boost your real estate website ranking. We can help! In fact, we’d be happy to do it all for you.
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Top Real Estate Marketing Trends 2019
Here are the top real estate marketing trends for 2019, including video, personalized content, and authenticity.
- The popularity of video is still on the rise. Part of what makes video such an appealing form of content is its shareability, which drives organic traffic.
- Marketers should use social media platforms to engage with followers through compelling content.
- Foster creativity in your content through benchmarking and researching competitors.
It’s the start of a new year, and that means savvy marketers are looking to stay ahead of the curve. These top real estate marketing trends are what we see coming for 2019.
1) It’s all about the video
We can’t stress it enough: video is here to stay, and it’s time your business starts embracing it.
Part of what makes video such an appealing form of content is its shareability, which drives organic traffic. Creating appealing, engaging video is an ideal way to make your target audience material to share with their network, with the potential to expand your reach exponentially.
2) Social media users are craving authenticity
Let your social media platforms be places where you engage your followers through compelling content that says something about the culture of your business and your passion for real estate.
3) Keep it personal
Much as users are seeking authenticity from marketing on social media, your potential clients will respond all the better to personalized content and relationship-building. Whenever you can, add a personal touch to your communication with your audience.
4) Get creative
One thing we can say for certain about the new year, and the future of real estate marketing going forward, is that creativity is going to be key. Being aware of trends, benchmarking your marketing efforts against those of your competitors, reading industry blogs, and listening to your client-base are just a few key ways to foster creativity.
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Marketing Real Estate on Social Media: 8 Best Ways to Get More Leads
How do you gain maximum exposure for your luxury brand? Here are 8 tips to boost your real estate social media strategy.
Did you know that 91% of marketers are looking for the best ways to engage their audience on social media? Real estate is a very competitive yet lucrative field, a fact that demands a real estate social media strategy. But only those who know how to utilize the best tools and strategies get results.
When it comes to shifting properties, the game is on another level. Local developers are moving towards visually appealing homes complete with a wide range of wellness amenities — and they let it all shine as part of their real estate social media strategy.
To move towards a positive step in luxury development, successful real estate marketers are using social media as the go-to strategy to get high quality leads. Want to know how to boost your real estate marketing game using social media?
Here are our top tips on how you can make your real estate social media strategy a success.
1. Have a unique social media profile
Do you think it is enough to open a social media account for your real estate company and fill the profile details in a hurry? Of course not. You need to optimize your profile and ensure it stands outs from the rest. You’d be surprised to find out that 79% of the people in the United States have a social media profile. So, while you will need to add relevant information related to your business, such as contact details and address, fill out the story section to make it clear which services you are offering.
2. Share luxury development content for local people
A vast number of people who will view your properties will most likely come from the same area where your real estate company is located. Therefore, it makes sense to focus on posting local content that will drive the locals to your social media platforms. Apart from posting content, you can also target local people by sharing local news, information related to the prices of local properties, and local events your company will be sponsoring. Make sure to share photos that are geotagged.
3. Add videos on your social media pages
YouTube is one of the top search engines for videos. In fact, 86% of home shoppers prefer to use video to get more information about properties. Besides, 52% of marketing professionals agree that video content tends to have the best return on investment (ROI). Uploading a video on social media could be the difference between a home buyer choosing your company or that of your competitor.
4. Use reviews to promote faster sales
Social media provides a platform for consumers to tell their truth about a specific service or products which then motivates other potential customers to take decisive action. Also, 62% of potential home buyers would go for a real estate company that was found online and had excellent reviews. To connect with your customers, share their success story, testimonials, or review on social media. You can even go further and offer an incentive to motivate people to leave a review.
5. Add hashtags to your content
Users on social media are looking to make a personal connection with the people behind the real estate marketing and not automated machines. Create social media content in advance to avoid last-minute rush and add hashtags that clearly shows how your luxury development is unique.
6. Engage with your followers to increase brand awareness
One of the best ways to attract internet users to your real estate company is to educate them and offer free advice. Posting information related to property listing at all times will make you look promotional. You can quickly build your brand and connect with people by giving them beneficial advice, such as the latest real estate marketing trends 2019. That way, people will view you as an expert in the industry and contact you for any inquiries.
7. Find local online communities
While Facebook is a great platform for finding and connecting with local communities, Instagram is one the fastest growing social media platforms with over 1 billion active users. You can use both platforms to build a community and start creating content for them.
8. Make use of Pinterest
People are likely to be more attracted to property listings with high-quality images. In fact, 87% of home buyers find photos of properties very useful in making an informed decision. Apart from social media, you can use Pinterest to pin visually appealing images to popular boards related to real estate.
What do you think will be the most important part of your real estate social media strategy?
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Developing Your Real Estate Brand with Video Marketing
Here’s why video marketing is essential to developing your real estate brand and how to make video marketing work for you.
- A majority of marketing professionals already use video — 87% consider it one of their marketing tools
- Video marketing is an excellent way to bring a powerful, sales-driven message to life.
- A host of positive factors justify an extended effort into the creation of valuable video content.
It’s no secret that video marketing has an integral role to play in any well-rounded marketer’s toolkit. No matter what you’re selling — using videos as an avenue to create content, promote products and services, and connect with your audience is well-known to boost sales and increase brand awareness.
Perhaps the easiest way to illustrate the potential of video marketing lies in hard statistics. We’ve rounded up a few of the most notable ones here to drive home just how hungry consumers are for video content:
- 85% of web users in the U.S. watch video content online on a monthly basis
- As many as 54% of consumers indicate they want to see video content from brands they support
- A majority of marketing professionals already use video — 87% consider it one of their marketing tools
It’s evident that audiences love video — and savvy marketers have already caught on. Below, we’ve outlined how an effective video marketing strategy can help contribute to the development of your real estate brand. Whether you’re crunching numbers or considering your brand’s reach in a less tangible way, it’s virtually impossible to speak about marketing success without including video.
How Video Marketing Contributes to the Development of Your Real Estate Brand
Bringing your value proposition to life
Your value proposition helps paint a picture of how your services solve customers’ problems. This establishes relevancy. It’s also responsible for providing your audience with a quantified value, or an explanation of specific benefits that your brand delivers. Finally, it explains why clients should work with you instead of turning to your competition.
Video marketing is an excellent way to bring this powerful, sales-driven message to life. We can communicate much more quickly and effectively via video (which allows us to leverage visuals and audio) than through writing. Through video, you can show future clients exactly what they have to gain from working with you.
Increased brand awareness
Brand awareness is integral to business success. You want potential clients and customers to heavily associate your brand and properties with something positive, useful, or necessary — this not only positions you as an ideal choice when it comes time to get to work, but it ensures that your audience will be able to recall your existence later, too.
If you leverage video marketing properly, you can strengthen your brand message, promote your name, and increase brand awareness. Sticking to content that abides by, or expands upon, your value proposition helps make this easy to achieve.
Lower costs per lead
Marketing can get expensive fast. As price-per-lead creeps up, the monetary payoff of the effort you put in behind the computer screen or camera starts to nosedive. Video marketing makes for an ideal lead acquisition strategy because it has an exceptionally low cost-per-lead.
Other marketing methods like SEO, retargeting, and email marketing often run cheaper, but are not always as effective or take longer to pay off. Today’s consumers want their options laid out in front of them — not clogging up email inboxes or hiding five pages deep in search engine results pages.
No matter your reason for exploring your video marketing options, a host of positive factors justify an extended effort into the creation of valuable video content. Your clients and customers will love getting a more intimate view of your brand, while your sales and marketing teams will funnel their efforts into marketing that’s both engaging and profitable.
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5 Tips to Make Your Real Estate Website an Effective Selling Tool
Use your real estate website to boost engagement and drive sales. Here are five tips to start using your website as a selling tool in the sales process.
- In order to move visitors down the sales funnel, a brand’s website needs to be informative, visually pleasing, and functional.
- Your brand strategy should drive the layout, design and content to make sure all elements of your website align.
- A testimonial page on your website provides an opportunity for clients to talk about how satisfied they are with your properties, creating customer loyalty and increased brand trust.
Your real estate website can be a powerful tool in driving business growth. After all, it is the public face of your company. But the demands of digital marketing — social media, blog writing, video — can take center stage, leaving your website behind the scenes.
Real estate marketers need to give websites the attention they deserve. After all, most of your digital marketing efforts are driving visitors to your site. What happens once prospects get to your real estate website is key to the buyer’s journey. In order to move visitors down the sales funnel, a brand’s website needs to be informative, visually pleasing, and functional.
Here are 5 updates you should make to your company real estate website to help increase sales.
1. Brand messaging
Your website might be beautiful, but it also needs to be valuable. What makes your property different from other properties? What makes your brand better than the competition? Make sure that your website accurately depicts your brand and what makes it unique. Your brand strategy should drive the layout, design and content to make sure all elements of your website align.
2. Live chat
Did you know that 82% of consumers rate an “immediate” response as important or very important if they have a question? Live chat is one of the easiest ways to communicate with leads, in real time. The way prospects communicate with brands is changing. More and more leads want immediate responses and live chat gives brands an opportunity to deliver on their wants and needs. It’s also an effective way to capture contact information for visitor’s already poking around on your website.
The popularity of video sites, like YouTube and Vimeo, is just the starting point for capitalizing on your videos. If you’ve invested in a corporate video or even shot quick interviews in your office, start using them on your website. The brain processes visual information 60,000 times faster than text, so providing videos on your website helps your brand’s messaging resonate longer with visitors. A great example of a real estate brand utilizing video is Ditto. The homepage features a large video that is visually appealing and is a sure way to keep visitors on their site longer.
Visitors to your website are learning about your real estate brand through your content (text and visual), but they may still be hesitant to put their trust in your hands. As a marketer, you know that customer testimonials are a great way to increase trust, so why not showcase your satisfied — dare I say — happy clients? A testimonial page on your website provides an opportunity for clients to talk about how satisfied they are with your properties, creating customer loyalty and increased brand trust.
We talk a lot about the importance of a data-driven approach when it comes to measuring success. To grow your business strategically, you need to track your efforts, analyze successes and failures, and determine ROI. This holds true for all aspects of your digital marketing strategy, including your website. Use tools, like Google Analytics, to regularly track traffic and engagement. Determine which pages visitors are converting on and why and make sure to tweak pages that have a high exit rate.
It’s no longer optional for businesses to have a website, it’s essential. Websites are a virtual profile of your brand and when used correctly can encourage action by prospects. Utilizing these tips will help boost engagement and drive sales through your real estate website site.
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