Re: Think you're affected by the recent algorithm change? Post here.
Mar 3, 2011 9:12 AM
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Crawling, indexing & ranking
We have been developing a real estate website which has, so far, nearly 150 pages of unique content and researched pages of resort properties in Myrtle Beach, SC. Where most other sites here have nothing more than MLS pages for each neighborhood, we researched amenities, drove to many and took photos, categorized the types of properties, and only then brought in a sampling of the available properties for sale. We are still adding more neighborhoods and hoping to have them all eventually.
We rank ok for small terms and MLS numbers, but where we had finally climbed to about number 11 for Myrtle Beach real estate, we have now dropped to the 4th page. It may be because of the IDX pages that are the same to the local MLS and Realtor.com. But there are few if any websites for our resort area that has taken the detailed time, content, and original photos that we have, and it was a huge disappointment. I'm a web developer but work directly for this agency, and know better than to do anything except play by the rules. There are absolutely no paid links, spam tactics, or black hat SEO practices on this site. Just hours and hours (and hours and hours) of hard work and hand written content from myself and the broker. We also have a blog with even more content. Please take a look.