Part 1 of a Series
I recently finished teaching a series of classes for my office, Coldwell Banker Amaral and Associates, on websites, blogging and social media. I decided to share some of that information with you (Real Estate Agents in Brentwood, CA and any other Realtors® who might be interested) because a whole bunch of you are either; a) expecting results from bad websites, or b) have no web presence at all.
As a preface, there are lots of great blogs and websites out there giving lots of great advise and lessons on blogging and social media. But from where I’m sitting, most seem to be geared to the tech savvy agents, so I plan on giving some help to the beginners and the technology challenged.
That’s not to say I won’t throw in some intermediate and advanced posts. Hopefully, you’ll follow along, learn and embrace what I have to offer.
That being said, let’s get to business.
12 Reasons Why Your Website Sucks
- No one can find your website
- Your website is all about you
- You have no target market
- You have a cookie cutter website
- Your website isn’t unique
- Your headlines suck
- Your copy sucks
- Your IDX sucks
- You don’t get the prospect’s contact info
- Your website is static
- Your prospect can’t find what they are looking for
- Your website is old school
No one can find your website
There are many ways your prospects might find you on the web, but most people start looking by doing a search on Google (or some other search engine like Yahoo! or Bing or whatever). They type in a word or phrase like “Brentwood Ca Real Estate” and see what comes up. If you don’t have those words somewhere on your site, you won’t be found. It’s that simple. (It’s actually more complex than that, but let’s start slow, OK?)
So where should those words be? They could be in your domain name, in the title of your page or post, and/or in the text on the page. (I’ll interject some geek speak here, and I’ll cover these words in later posts.) Those words could also be found in your meta tags, like your title tag, page description and meta keywords.
Bottom line. Use descriptive words that help your prospects find your great information.
OK, that’s it for this time. Much more to come.