Blog Post Directory blogs help build SEO


Aug

22

2013

Directory blogs help build SEO

Creating directory pages for clients

When working on local search engine optimization for clients, one of the strategies we employ for clients is creating directory pages for them. The page will typically include some useful advice to help consumers make an informed choice and then a list of some of the best or recommended providers.
This is a great way to call more attention to our clients websites and build their overall web presence. Google pays a lot of attention to online directories, especially local directories. Having clients who provide similar services listed together actually benefits all of them.
Here is a recent directory post we created as an example:

How should I choose a local real estate agent?

There are hundreds of Realtors in San Luis Obispo County. How should you go about picking one to help you buy or sell a house? Here are a few tips for you to review before choosing one to represent you in your real estate transaction.
1. Ask friends for a recommendation or talk to an agents recent clients It’s OK to ask Realtors to provide a list of properties they’ve listed and sold in the last year along with contact information. Ask past clients what they liked and didn’t like about the buying and selling process. Make sure their comments fit with your expectations. A good question for sellers is, “How long was you home on the market?”
2. Check on the agent’s state license The California Department of Real Estate has public information on agents who have had their licenses suspended in the past. Review it online here: http://www2.dre.ca.gov/PublicASP/pplinfo.asp 
 3. Pick a winning agent Check the local board of Realtors in Paso Robles, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo or Cambria and ask what agents do the most volume in the market. Ask who has won the recent “Realtor of the Year” awards or similar designations. These can be excellent endorsements. 
4. Choose one with helpful credentials Real estate agents specialize. Ask about the initials that come after an agents name on his or her business card. They can be an indication that the agent has taken additional classes in a certain specialty of real estate sales. Here are a few designations: 
  • CRS (Certified Residential Specialist): Completed additional training in handling residential real estate.
  • ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative): Completed additional education in representing buyers in a transaction.
  • SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist): Completed training aimed at helping buyers and sellers in the 50-plus age range.
  • Realtor with a capital “R,” means the agent is a member of the National Association of Realtors. By hiring a Realtor you know they have pledged to support the code of ethics.
5. How long has the agent been in the business? You can find out how long the agent has been selling real estate from the California DRE, or just ask. Because many people come and go in the business, a solid track record is a good thing. 
6. Look at their current listings Check out your prospective agent’s listings. Check out the agents own site and Realtor.com. How closely do the agent’s listings match the home you want to buy or sell. Are they in the same area and price range? 
7. Ask about other properties nearby A good agent will know about other area properties. Ask about a house in your area that’s sold recently or is for sale. If the agent knows the property and can give you a few details, that means he or she really knows your area. 

The best real estate agents in San Luis Obispo County 

DaCosse and Associates 935 Riverside Avenue, Suite 3 Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 238-9022 
Nicolette Harley, Realtor 531 Maple St Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 835-9643 
Patterson Realty 1921 Spring Street Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 227-4593 
Sherry Peckhoon SIM – Sims & Company 299 Cayucos Dr Cayucos, CA 3430 (805) 234-4315 
Re/Max Pines By The Sea 770 Main St Cambria, CA 93428‎ (805) 927-2474 
Peabody & Plum Realtors 6755 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422 (805) 466-8000 
California Coastal Real Estate 3196 South Higuera Street, Suite D San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 540-5545 
Gregg Whitfield – The Real Estate Office 297 Santa Rosa Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 (805) 235-7412 
By Scott Brennan. Connect with him on Google