#1 – My photo, phone # are not correct in my Bio
Your Bio on your booj site is pulling directly from your maxcntr profile. To update this information, log into remax.net, click apps and select the Blue “My Account” Tile, then click “Edit my Profile”. The phone number that displays on the top dropdown is your “Direct” Number so make sure you have that option filled out. While you are in there, make sure your Bio is updated, add your website and social links and your most updated HI RES photo!!
#2 – Who is Joe?
If you google yourself + RE/MAX, your remax.com profile will display. Most of the time you will see testimonies on this profile. These are pulling over from the manual testimonies on your published booj site. Some sites had some default Testimonies from an agent named “Joe” – it seems an actual agent had their user name set up as remax so these pulled over by default. You can easily go to your booj website dashboard and use the dropdown to get to your manual testimonies and delete those testimonies (better yet, copy and paste a few in this area so you have reviews that pop up on your remax.com profile! 🙂
#3 – How do I connect my own domain?
You have your OWN domain – GREAT! We ALWAYS recommend everyone having your on domain that you have full control over! When your website needs change, you are able to have FULL control over where this gets pointed and believe me, from a marketing stand point, you want to have a domain that you won’t have to change on all of your marketing every time something changes! We article with step by step instructions for those of you who have their domain with godaddy! Read the article here!
#4 – What is SEO
SEO is Search Engine Optimization. This allows the search engines to find your website when someone searches a certain term on the web and allows your website to pop up. In my opinion this has become increasingly hard as the BIG giant sites like Zillow, Realtor.com, as well as all of the large franchises have a TON of SEO, searches, keywords, etc on their site. So popping up on the first page when someone searches a particular city and homes for sale is nearly impossible for the little guys without paying for it! My suggestion is getting hyper local when you are thinking about content on your website. This like a consumer, make your site a go to site to help you and give your clients (and others) information about your area and services so they can use your site year round, not just when they are looking to buy or sell. Think about it, someone looking to buy or sell will most likely be on one of those bigger real estate websites but if they are looking for a one stop shop for local events, real estate news, school information & calendar and they new your site had this content, they may just save it as a favorite and wouldn’t it be nice to be able to direct your clients to a page on your site for their one stop shop for relocation information (Utility companies) and what to expect during the buying and / or selling process? Think about adding content to your website that will save you time with answering the same questions over and over as well as giving out of towners & the locals an place to go for local information. This will contain keywords other than just real estate to help you organically pop up on those search engines. Here is a great beginner’s guide for Keyword Research for SEO
5. How do I submit my website to the Search Engines?
Let’s talk about Google – Google (and others) use a web crawler to constantly update and find new content but it may take awhile for your site to actually register and be found. And if you have not added any new content to your website other than what is already provided, your site to Google won’t look any different than everyone else who published their booj website (see #4 above on helping you with this). Submitting your website pages to Google (and other search engines (Bing), will help search engines find and scan your website pages and enable that search to pop up faster. Read this great article by HubSpot about submitting your site to Google.
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