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Top Search Engine ranking guaranteed - If you do it the smart way

Many of us are constantly bombarded with phone calls from telemarketers that guarantee us front page placement with Google and other popular search engines.  My advice to you is to say "No Way!" 

I have a good friend here in our market area that received such a call earlier this year and she made the huge mistake of paying the telemarketer $300 to have her website come up on the first page of Google.  What ended up happening is that her site definitely came up on the front page of Google for about 3 months and then it disappeared from Google for good.  That's right, her site disappeared and she found out the "Black Hat" methods had been used to rank her site high and these methods subsequently caused her site to be banned by Google.

I recently created a new site with Point2Agent and hired Kathleen Allardyce to create my home page and write 10 unique pages.  I also took the advice of AR member and good friend Karen George and wrote many new and unique pages.  I also paid attention to anchor text and how I use it thanks to Karen's advice.

The result is that my site has sky rocketed on the search engines in less than a month of existence.  My advice to you is to hire someone you trust to design and optimize your site and then add a lot of quality content like Karen recommends.  Here are some of the best (from a huge list) of SEO tips Karen George has given that are part of the reason my new site Search Idaho Homes in climbing the search engine ladder in near record time.  I highly recommend you avoid the telemarketers and take this FREE information to heart.

Top SEO tips - The only guide to Agent SEO You'll ever need

Number One in Google absolutley guaranteed, no joke

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Comment balloon 23 commentsGeorge Tallabas • October 07 2007 08:55PM

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Very excellent advice.  I get those same calls all the time.  They troll our websites to get contact info to talk us into doing something stupid.  Just remember to hang up if they don't take no for an answer.
Posted by Vicky Poe, Realtor/ Auctioneer (Good Ole Rocky Top) about 13 years ago

George, great advice!  I could not agree with you more, Google loves content! 

How sad about your friends site!  I'm not even sure you can get it back when you get a black mark like that either.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) about 13 years ago
George- As someone who's new to AR, I'm coming to rely on you because of all your great posts!  Thanks and keep all this great information coming:-)
Posted by Matt Moxhay, Moorestown Real Estate (Prudential Fox & Roach) about 13 years ago
George - what can I say, you are wise beyond your years my friend!  I think JUST SAY NO is definately the way to go.  I am fortunate in that I have been consistently busy.  As thing slow down, however, I am going to have to write some content for my point2agent page.  I will bookmark this article.  Hope you are doing well and enjoying the fall.
Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 13 years ago
Great advice as always George!!  Hope your weekend is going well!  I will be sending this to my brother! Thx
Posted by Arizona Real Estate Associate Broker (MR Realty) about 13 years ago
Well my friend... I guess I have to give in eventually and hire someone ... why not someone I know...   I have two gals in mind to help out .. thanks for reminding me that procrastination on this is getting me no where.... hope all is well!
Posted by Desiree Daniels (RE/MAX Tri County) about 13 years ago
Thank you for the links.
Posted by Membership Cancelled about 13 years ago
George, the link to Top SEO  isn't working. Congratulations on coming up so quickly, that's awesome and lots of hard work and good ears.
Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 13 years ago
George - Great stuff as always!  We are about to implement a new "spin" on something and I am very curious what results it will have.  I've spoken to several SEO people and they tell me that if we actually take the time to do this...it will have a huge upside and shoot me even further up the list. 

BTW, wont be able to make the call tonight.  Kids are out on vacation and we promised to take them to the fair.  Maybe, next Monday.
Posted by Jessica Horton Jessica Horton Realty, Jessica Horton: I'm not #1... You Are! (Jessica Horton - Jessica Horton & Associates) about 13 years ago
Thanks everyone and good luck to you.  Missy, I fixed the Top SEO link and thanks for pointing it out.  This is awesome stuff and I am so thankful to Kathleen and Karen.  Have a great day.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 13 years ago
Go George, Go George !!!
Posted by Maureen Maureen about 13 years ago
George - i was going to feature this post in Blogging & SEO but to my shock it was not posted there.  :(
Posted by Maureen Maureen about 13 years ago
Thanks George - I have bookmarked all these sites and will do my study on it all.  Thanks!
Posted by Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL (RE/MAX Professionals) about 13 years ago
So true. Buyer be ware. Nobody can promise or guarantee a first or even front page position with Google. As soon as you hear that, it's a huge red flag. Unless they're Google themselves, they can't use that as a selling tool. They can tell you what they're going to do and how it will be done effectively, but to promise that is a big no, no.
Posted by Cecilia Sherrard (YouShouldOwn.com) about 13 years ago

Maureen - LOL Thanks for being my cheerleader!

Christine - Thanks and good luck to you

Cecilia - Very true and thanks

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 13 years ago
George - great timing - I got one of those sales calls from an SEO guy just yesterday!  Luckily I was on deadline for a client - so I told him I'd have to call him back... and he only wanted $699 to get me at top listing on Google!  I am soooo glad you wrote this article!
Posted by Eva Armstrong, Environmental Visions (Environmental Visions) about 13 years ago
Eva - "Just say No" my friend and walk away!  I am doing it the way I have mentioned in my blog and my site is climbing quickly the search engine ladder.  Using good titles, meta tags & good key words are very important.  What is even more important is to write a lot of unique content as I have done on my new site. Good luck to you my friend.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 13 years ago
George- one month, that is AWESOME!! I am off to follow your links. I think I need some help!!  Thanks as always.
Posted by Ginger Wilcox (Sindeo) about 13 years ago
Thanks for this post George. I have resisted website marketing because I haven't taken the time to learn to do it right and I know there is a lot of fluff out there regarding SEO. I'm so glad I joined AR and signed up for this group so that I could learn what works from people like yourself who are actually working it!
Posted by Kotambu "KS" Shabazz, Renton, Real Estate Consultant (Quality Real Estate Services) about 13 years ago
George - Wonderful advise and tips!  I was thinking it took much longer, so good for you!  I am always happy for others when they do well. 
Posted by Candy Henthorne, Spring Texas Real Estate (Results Realty) about 13 years ago

Ginger - Call me if you need any help

Kotambu - You are very welcome my friend

Candy - Thank you so very much

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 13 years ago

Question for you George ( Great Blog Post and Website by the way)

does your link to Facebook Pages /having a Facebook presence help?

Posted by Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM (F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate) about 13 years ago

Jeff & Grace - Link to facebook?  I have heard about facebook but not familiar with it.  I currently have a link to RSS feed for the Real Estate Journal whick changes every 48 hours which helps.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 13 years ago

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