Re: Wanna see my pics? Feedback needed on my “House for Sale” web site. - Posted by Jim IL
Posted by Jim IL on May 02, 2000 at 12:54:52:
As TRandle said, I also get about 50 hits per day on my website. But, the calls and e-mails are not very impressive.
But, for a FREE website, who is to complain? At least people are looking, right?
On my website, I not only list my homes for sale/rent, but list a section for “Buyers” as well.
To date, my website has gotten me two deals, over the approx. year it has been up.
Not GREAT huge numbers, but that return is still good, considering it cost me ZERO to publish and create.
I know there are other sites out there that blow mine away. I am not a pro when it comes to web publishing.
There are however a few tricks I learned to create more traffic to it.
As mentioned below, make some “Meta tags”.
These are words embedded in the HTML code that are read by Meta Robots. These are programs that search engines use to index sites.
If you place meta tags in your page, do so in the beginning of the code, (top of the page) so they are found easier and faster, thus getting you higher in the index for that search engine. (There are even sites out there that will help you create “Meta Tags”, go use one.)
Also, try to goto as many search engine submission sites as possible and submit your URL.
Then all the search engines will be able to find you, thus “surfers” will also.
One other way, and many people do not like this, but that way to get traffic is through banner ads and exchanges.
I signed up for “Link Exchange” and created a banner of my own.
Now, at the top of my page, a banner ad for other sites displays and uopdates every few minutes.
At the same time, my banner ad is also being viewed on other sites as well.
And that makes me just a click away for anyone surfing.
Also, try to goto as many online FREE classified ad pages as you can and place ads for both your “House for sale” and your website. Include your URL in ALL the ads, no matter what they are for.
This should get you some traffic to the site, and some calls on the house.
Higher end buyers are what you are seeking, and the sad reality is that the majority of WEb users are also high income families.
They are who you want to some and see this house, and eventually buy it.
goto websites they are more likely to visit and place your URL there.
Also, you may ask other businesses in your area to post a link to your site in there website.
You can convince them by saying that you will also place a link to there site on yours.
I am doing this soon.
I will be creating a publishing another page on my site for “Local area businesses”.
This will be for two reasons.
I want to link to them, and they will link to me.
Also, my viewers will get a better feel for the area by seeing what amenitities are here.
I will also list links to the local govt. websites, such as the village, the police, fire, park district and school district.
This way, when someone goes to my site, sees a home they want to buy, they can FULLY chek out the area.
Another “customer friendly” site.
That is what we do right?
Answer to the customers.