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New SERPs Drive More Traffic to Your Website

Some of the options now available on a Google SERP - real estate virtual assistanceSERPs are the Search Engine Results Pages that are created after you enter your keywords in the search field of any search engine: Yahoo!, Google or Bing.  How can the new SERPs drive more traffic to your website

Right now, Google allows you to refine your search even further than a generic term by giving you the option to search according to shopping, news, images, videos, maps, books, blogs, updates or discussions of the search term you entered.  You'll see your options on the left hand side of the SERP.  It even gives you the chance to look at sites based on the time of entry, nearby results, related searches, sites with images and even searches based on similar terms.  Real-time updates have become huge on all search engines, which is what makes social networking such an important factor in marketing your business.  Yahoo has also started offering these options and Bing pioneered the idea when they began.

What does this mean for driving traffic to your siteIt means that you need to think more diversely about what things you place emphasis on when doing your search engine optimization.  There are five main Google search engines that you need to insert yourself into to increase your rankings in Google overall.  These include:

You Tube - Pay attention to your title and tags when posting videos on You Tube.

Second Self Virtual Assistance on Google Maps, real estate virtual assistantsGoogle Image Search - Add images to your blogs that include keywords.

Google News - They only index news articles that are three days old or less and only index it once.  This one can be a little trickier than the others.

Google Maps/Local Search - Add your name, business name, contact info and areas you cover as well as keywords, when possible, to Google Maps and Google Local Search.

Google Blog Search - Blog often, with varying lengths and link to more than one source.

Since the search engines are constantly evolving, it is important that your business model is constantly evolving to keep up.  The new SERPs can help drive more traffic to your website if you know how to work it.  If you're at a loss on where to begin, let your Real Estate Virtual Assistant help you out.

Pamela Cendejas, Real Estate Virtual Assistant - Second Self Virtual Assistance: When There Isn't Enough of You to Go Around!

Comment balloon 16 commentsPamela Cendejas • May 07 2010 06:40PM

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I'm continually amazed at bloggers who spend so much time writting and yet totally neglect these valid points you've made! Nice post ;)

Posted by Paula Smith, Paula Smith Associate Broker RealtyPath St George (RealtyPath St. George) about 10 years ago

Hi Paula - That's so nice of you to say that.  I really appreciate it.  Thank you for commenting.  Enjoy your weekend!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 10 years ago

Some good info here, Pamela, thank you for sharing with us.

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) about 10 years ago

Hi Teral - My pleasure.  Happy to help.  I appreciate your comments.  Enjoy your weekend.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 10 years ago

Evening Pamela,  Please understand there are many, many of us still struggling with these issues.  Don't give up on us and please keep the helpful info co0ming !

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) about 10 years ago

Hi Bill - I'd never give up on anyone!  I always say that my team and I stay up-to-date so you don't have to.  I'm hear to help or answer questions whenever you need me.  Enjoy your weekend!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 10 years ago

Pam....Super points for everyone to pay heed to.  Have a great day!

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Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 10 years ago

Thanks, Carra.  I appreciate you stopping by and lending your comments.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 10 years ago

I can't keep up with all your great advice!  I feel like I need a Second Self Virtual Assistant to keep up.

Posted by Irene Tron about 10 years ago

Hi Irene - I'm glad to hear that you're finding the information interesting and helpful.  If you ever need a Second Self VA, let's talk.  :)

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 10 years ago

Hi Pamela...thanks for these great tips...now since it is a cold and rainy day I am going to follow your tips.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) about 10 years ago

Good for you, Rebecca.  It's been really windy here - not good for my allergies.  Enjoy working on those tips!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 10 years ago

So much to learn.  So little time.  I'm off to check out Google maps now, I think I've done that, but you force me to question my memory.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 10 years ago

Hi Tammy - Let me know if you have any questions.  I'm here to help.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 10 years ago

Good post and a definite reblog in my book! Reread this a few times to absorb it all!

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) about 10 years ago

Hi Cheryl - Baby steps.  Moving forward is the important thing.  Thanks for the re-blog.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 10 years ago

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