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SEO For Dummies

In a spirit of helping others and giving back to AR members as my friends Karen George and Chris Elizabeth Griffith have done I want to share a site that has done amazing things for me.  

An SEO here in Idaho recently shared WebCEO with me.  As you can see below what it does is help you build and maintain an awesome website plus determine what search phrases users are using to find your service or product.  Advanced Access this week announced it was down.  There is a tool in WebCEO that will alert you when there are technical problems with your site.

I highly recommend you download and click the "Help Menu"and see what this powerful SEO tool can do for you  Whether you are a Realtor, Home Stager, Mortgage Lender, etc. is irrelevant.  We cannot just build a website and hope people well come.  We have to use tools like WebCEO to fine tune these sites and keep ahead of the competition. 

I can assure you the high tech youth coming up the ranks are well versed in SEO for the most part.  Sites like WebCEO help you and I to stay on the cutting edge.  It has helped me immensely. 

I highly recommend you take a test drive.

 

...Web CEO dramatically reduced the search engine optimization time-line.
We have been able to significantly reduce our dependence on other tools.
Clickz.com

... I consider myself a seasoned SEO as I have been doing this for 5 years. It is hands down, the best SEO management tool that I have used and I have used many of your "competitors'" products.
Kevin French
Smooth Fitness

 

Build highly targeted Web site traffic

Unfold the mystery of Web site traffic

Keep your Web site trouble-free

 

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Native Idahoan and Boise Idaho Real Estate specialist serving Boise, Meridian Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell and the surrounding Treasure valley area of southwest Idaho. Specializing in residential, investment, land and commercial real estate. Search thousands of MLS listings at Boise Homes for sale and learn all about Idaho by visiting Search Idaho Homes

Comment balloon 28 commentsGeorge Tallabas • May 23 2007 11:00AM

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As someone who has limited time to learn SEO, finding this tool gives me a ray of hope.  Thanks so much for the tip!
Posted by Dawn & Charlie Tetro, Real Service Real Results (PalmerHouse Properties & associates) almost 12 years ago
You are welcome Dawn...good luck to you
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 12 years ago
I will check it out.   it seems like a pretty no nonsense type of place.  It can't hurt to try.  Thanks George.
Posted by Jonathan Vetter (Mercury Lending) almost 12 years ago
You are welcome Jonathan.  Good luck to you
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 12 years ago
George, thanks for the info. As a rookie to SEO, it helps to get real world experience.
Posted by John Evarts (Classic Property Management of Santa Clarita) almost 12 years ago
You are welcome John...good luck to you
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 12 years ago
George maybe I am doing something wrong but I have tried WebCeo and the results aren't accurate for me. I really think it sounds good but when I do a keyword rank check it just isn't giving correct results. How is that feature working out for you?
Posted by Ashley Drake Gephart (Drake Intel Group) almost 12 years ago
Ashley...It has worked out extremely well for me.  Click on the "Help Menu" as I mentioned in my post and if you have any problems email support as they have been very good to me.  Good luck.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 12 years ago

George - you have to love learning about tips like this here on AR!  Thank you for sharing this with us, and I'll check it out and also send it to my partner for him to tinker with - he's the more techie of the 2 of us.

Many thanks!
Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) almost 12 years ago
George, you are awesome! I'm downloading as I type...thanks for sharing! I can't wait to use it.
Posted by Laura Monroe, Dir. of Industry Engagement & Social Media (Inman News ) almost 12 years ago
I work on SEO all the time and realize how little I know.  Thank you for giving us another tool that will help our site.
Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX) almost 12 years ago

Ann - You are very welcome my friend

Laura - I need that compliment...LOL  Good luck to you

Kay - Thank you my friend

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 12 years ago
George this looks too easy!  I do all this myself!  LOL!  They look great, but sometimes they have their quirks! Some of the keyword suggestion programs are purposely flawed to give the wrong words because if you are buying keywords, you'll have to buy more to be effective.  It is the same for keywords for your site.  Google more or less stopped using them about a year ago.  The problem with a lot of these programs, because in the past I've tried many...is that they expire in a year.  Then they want the same fee again or an upgrade fee.  I've found many tools that will accomplish most of this and they are totally free.
Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) almost 12 years ago
Thanks Jim...all I can tell you my friend ist that WebCEO has helped me more than I can say.  Take care and thanks Jim.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 12 years ago

This is the second blog I have read tonight about webCEO.  I value your opinion George, and I am going to look into webCEO.

Thanks for the advice.

Posted by David Doerr, 14 Year Mortgage Professional (David Doerr Mortgage Team @ Axia Home Loans) almost 12 years ago
Thanks David...have a great evening.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 12 years ago
George - my friend, I've had a crazy week - but I haven't forgotten you :-) and now I'll know how to be even more powerful with SEO thanks to you!!! Holiday weekends at the beach - always lots of out-of-town buyers. 
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 12 years ago
Thank you very much Cyndee....I hope all is well in your world.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 12 years ago

Hi George,

I just noticed this post and wanted to just say - thanks - for always being so helpful in all you do here in the Rain!  I gotta lotta reading to do!

Posted by Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) almost 12 years ago
Lisa and Robert....thank you my friends and have an awesome Memorial Day weekend!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 12 years ago

thanks for the great post.... its bookmarked and this wonderful holiday weekend... me.. my laptop will be outside SEO'in away.

Have a safe a great holiday weekend

Posted by Desiree Daniels (RE/MAX Tri County) almost 12 years ago
Desiree...thank you and have a wonderful and safe weekend!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 12 years ago
as always, thank you so much George for sharing.  We must know the significance of SEO and how to use it and benefit from it.  If not, we are building websites for ourselves.  Thank you for helping to drastically reduce the learning curve and for all of your continued support ot the AR community!  You are a true gentleman.
Posted by Janie Coffey, Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives (First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty) almost 12 years ago
Janie my friend....thank you so very much.  Anything I can do to help anyone that wants to learn is a true blessing to me.  I hope you have a wonderful day.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 12 years ago

This looks like a really great help site.  And believe me, I need ALL the help I can get for my website.  For some reason, I just can't get it to the top of the other sites in my area.

I plan to spend a good bit of time on the topics you mentioned to see if I can improve my ranking.  Thanks for the great suggestions.

Posted by Steven Shewell, The Mortgage Maverick (Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.) almost 12 years ago
Steven....you are very welcome.  Good luck to you.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 12 years ago
Had to go back to an oldie but goodie!! I just love your new layout on your website.  It's much more crisp than previously. 
Posted by Tracy Santrock, Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge (Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. ) over 11 years ago
Tracy - Bless your heart my friend. I reall appreciate you and I hope all is well.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago

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