Category Archives for "Real Estate Websites"

Webinar: SEO Update for 2021 and Beyond!

It is all going to come down to positioning and establishing your brand and authority online. 

Google has made some really big algorithm changes and getting feedback from Google reviewers which is being integrated into the AI to help the AI to pull up the best sites for the query. 

Don’t miss this webinar if you own a website, if you blog, or ever want to be found online.

Google has made some huge changes in the way that they decide which websites and blogs will be shown on page one.

There are very important things you will need to add to your website and other places on the internet.

Google is constantly trying to figure out how to get spam and scammers off of page one.  A lot of the things they change creates work for us to do to stay in their good graces.

The only thing that is constant is change.

Discover what those things are and what you can do to make sure you comply and meet their new algorithm changes.

Find out how to establish yourself and your brand as trustworthy enough to be on page one.

The GOOD news is: YOUR competitors don’t know what these changes are!

This webinar will give you the advantage of being able to outrank your competitors who do not follow the new best practices we outline in this webinar.

I will be sharing the steps you need to take in order to:

  1. Comply with Google’s new standards
  2. Get to page one using Google’s new rating measurements
  3. Establish your brand on the internet so people will find you

Mark your calendar now for 20th of January, 2021, Wednesday, at 4 p.m. Eastern, 3 p.m. Central, 2 p.m. Mountain, 1 p.m. Pacific, and 9 p.m. London.

Click this link to get registered:

https://katerinagasset.com/SEO2021Webinar/KGBlog

Graphics to Make Your Business Stand Out in 2018!

How do you WOW your audience? How do you grab their attention and have them look at your content amidst all the noise and clutter? 

 

Facebook announced major changes in how they will show your posts!

 

This is a game changer for all of us! Not something we all wanted to hear but most of us knew this would be coming!

 

So what to do?

 

One of the things that will help is to really make your graphics stand out.

You MUST get people to engage with your posts!

 

This works on Facebook, on your blog, on Twitter, on Pinterest, on Instagram… because after all…

A picture speaks 1,000 words.

 

In this workshop I will be sharing with you some tools that are free and nearly free to use to help you make your graphics stand out.

 

I will go over branding, when and where, and how much…

How to get your peeps to engage with your posts!

This is a game changer so you don’t want to miss the webinar.

 

When: Thursday February 8 

Time: 4 p.m. Eastern Time 

Where: click the link below

 

Register now for this webinar and mark your calendar!

https://katerinagasset.com/graphicswebinar2018

 

Use the tactics from this webinar, apply this on your Facebook page and other social media.

 

If you are one of our Get It Done For Me clients – we will be focusing on these graphic changes throughout 2018 and measure the responses, the engagement, etc.

Webinar: 7 Questions You Must Ask Before You Buy or Build a Website

Join me on my workshop to discover the 7 most important questions you must ask before you buy or build a website.

7 Questions To Ask BEFORE You Buy or Build Your Website

In this free workshop you will discover:
  •  7 Questions you need to ask before you buy or build your website or revamp your old website or ramp up your website.
  • The one page on a website that gets the most clicks and how most agents dont’ even have this page optimized.
  • What search engines look for when they crawl a website and if you have what it takes to make them happy.
  • Find out if your website is up to the task of ranking or do you fall below to your competitors.

Get on the workshop early to put your site in for a quick review.

You must be live on the webinar to have your site reviewed.

To sign up for the workshop- you need to get my Free Blueprint- “8 Pages You Must Have on Your Website” first.

You will need to know this information before the workshop.

Go here to get my Free Blueprint: “8 Pages You Must Have on Your Website”

https://katerinagasset.com/webinar-blueprint-8-pages-you-must-have-on-your-website

After you add your email to get your blueprint do NOT leave your computer. You will get taken to another website page which has the registration for the webinar information.

The blueprint will get sent to your email so make sure you check your spam box. It may be in there!

After you register for the workshop you will be sent an email sent from GotoWebinar with your registration link.

Thursday June 23, 2016

1:00 p.m. Eastern time

This is a live workshop and we will not be having a replay available. You need to be live in the workshop.

Custom Designed WordPress Website that Rocks!

Congratulations to Rhonda, one of my wonderful clients. She hired me to design her a website. She is a member of my Listing Experts Academy and also a private coaching client.

Rhonda Fee owns her brokerage in Pleasanton California. She did all her avatar training which is in module 1 in Listing Experts Academy and then she hired me to help her with her keyword research just to make sure she was on the right track.

We discovered her avatar. An avatar is your ideal customer persona but it goes way deeper than general demographics. We really drill down. We were able to really narrow her niche to match her avatar.

From there I was able to take her logo as the guide to her colors and messege that will resonate with her avatar. It flows and tells her story in a way that will meet her avatar where she is.

It is so exciting to see all of the necessary pieces come together.

Check out her website at: http://HomeValuesPleasanton.com.

We have a webinar coming up on Wednesday: “Website Best Practices” to help you get your website on the right track.

Go here to sign up for the webinar: https://katerinagasset.com/2016-website-best-practices-webinar/

Here are some of the screenshots of Rhonda’s Home page:

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Webinar: Website Best Practices

Thank you all for all your wonderful participation in these free webinars that I am teaching a couple times each month! I love the questions and more so, I love to see how you implement the trainings in your businesses!

This next webinar is titled: Website Best Practices

This webinar is for you if you fall in any of these categories:

  • You are looking for a new website
  • You are revamping your website
  • You might have a Google penalty
  • You have never had a website
  • You want to get your blog on your website
  • You are going to build your own website
  • You are looking at industry specific ( like Real Estate) website templates
  • You are getting pricing on custom designed websites
  • You are using your website for direct leads
  • You want to have a website to get sellers
  • You want to have a website to get buyers
  • You want to have a website for your small business

We will go over the best practices for websites. This will be a live training where I will walk you through key factors and best practices.

As always, IF you register for the webinar and for some reason you can not make it to the live session, you will get the recording sent to you via email.

The webinar is on Wednesday March 30,2016 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Go now to register:  Webinar: Best Practices 

 

Case Study: How Fast a Brand New Website Ranks!

Case Study- This is the case study of one of my client’s brand new websites. When I build a website for a client the first thing we do is go over their keyword strategy and get to know their avatar and if it is a local business, their geo tags and terms as well as do a study on their competition. This session takes a little over an hour or so.

In this study my client, Rhonda is a broker and owner of a boutique real estate brokerage in a highly competitive market in Northern California.

We build websites as they are already published on a server and have wordpress installed. Then I take some time to come up with the best way to connect to the client’s avatar, a study of color, design, focal points and call to actions.

I started this site about 3 weeks ago. As soon as I start the site I want Google bots to start crawling the site and I want them to keep coming back during the building stage. And they do.

Here is the WordPress Theme I use: Click Here. 

This is what Rhonda’s website looks like right now:

 

Website creation by Katerina Gasset

 

Within just a few days her site was indexed. It took about 2 weeks to get the site to be on page 1 and page 2 for her 5 sets of keyword phrases, we were only focusing on 3. For this keyword phrase, 3 weeks ago she was on page 2 for her brand new website.

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Now one week later, she is on page one on Google!  Check it out. If you like what you see, we can help you with a brand new website and hopefully your site will rank this fast too!

 

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For one of the tougher competitive keywords she has spots # 2, 3 and 4 on page 2! This is so exciting!!! I love it when my clients get surprised like this. Even though I put a plan into place, I had no idea that she was going to rank this fast.

In fact, I was not even going to check the SERPS so soon. I can’t really remember what we were discussing when I thought I would check the SERPS. It was a wonderful surprise!

So with the next website I am building– I thought, hmmm, maybe we can keep on this roll! And sure enough! We are! The next case study is having the same kinds of results which I will share in another post!

 

homes_for_sale_in_birdland_pleasanton_ca_-_Google_Search

 

Within 3 weeks she has moved up the Google Ranks and all of her 5 sets of keyword phrases are now on page 1 on Google except one!  Not only that since she is a real estate broker she has some pretty tough big boys to go up against like Zillow. However, we know how to beat them. We also know that she wants to get listings, so some of our target keywords are words that a sellers would type in to Google.

For seller keyword phrases we got her on page one on Google in the #7 and #8 spots – in just 2 weeks of doing that particular content on her brand new website. This is amazing for her since her old site did not rank for any of these keywords.

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And in her niche, it is very competitive!  We have some other heavy duty competitors with pretty good SERPS positioning. We looked for the holes in their SEO and flew in right under their radar!

Here is another tough keyword phrase that is popular to compete for and she was on page 2 last week and now is on page one on Google!

del_prado_pleasanton_homes_for_sale_-_Google_Search

 

Text me to work with me at 561-502-1577. If you need references for further comfort, let me know, I have those too!

Text Me To Work With Me 561-502-1577

Reminder: Fast & Easy WordPress Webinar is Tonight

Don’t forget to register for this FREE webinar where I will be showing you how fast you can create landing pages, add content to your website in wordpress and a lot more.

 

The webinar is tonight at 8 p.m. eastern time. Save your seat now.

 

See you all later Wed 8PM Eastern (New York time)!

 

If you already registered there is nothing you need to do except get on the webinar!

 

If you have not registered for the webinar yet, Click here to register!

 

See you at the top!

Not Mobile Friendly Today? Quick Fix to Pass the Google Test | What’s It All About?

It’s April 21st today. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know today is the day that Google’s Mobile Algorithm sets in. 

Actually, there has already been movement in the SERPS for a couple of months now regarding Mobile Friendly sites. 

First of all, it is NOT the end of the world. So if you are panicking because your site is still not mobile friendly, relax.    is your site mobile friendly call us today to get your website designed

There is a lot of “end of the world for your website” rumors and such all over the internet and on social media and landing in your email inbox. 

I am not diminishing the importance of being Mobile Friendly. I just want you to know the facts and what can you do to fix your site if you are not passing the Google Mobile Friendly test. 

Your site won’t be de-indexed or punished for not being mobile friendly. 

Google is not trying to punish us. In fact, this is the first time in the history of Google that they have actually come out publicly to announce an algorithm change. That is unprecedented. That right there, tells us that they are giving us fair warning of this change and they also know that this will affect SO many businesses that they gave plenty of time for site owners to make sure their sites are mobile friendly. 

What is going to happen is that if your site is not mobile friendly- it will have an impact on the Mobile Search rankings. 

Google will show the mobile friendly websites first in the mobile search results. They are not getting rid of your site. 

What this means is that Google is going to detect those who are on mobile devices when they are searching. Those results will appear to the searcher who is searching for keywords on their phones. 

So if your site is not mobile friendly your rankings will take a beating. But let’s say that your competitors are also NOT mobile friendly:). Well, we shall see what this looks like starting today! It is best to be the first one mobile friendly! 

BUT this does not apply to your desktop rankings. And Google has announced this will also not apply to iPads and other devices like that. It does not apply to laptop rankings. 

What can you do right now, today to get your site mobile friendly? 

Before you do anything make sure your site’s theme does not have a mobile update. 
Sometimes all you need to do is update your theme in your wordpress dashboard and you are set. 

This is a quick band-aid that you can do right now if you have a wordpress website: 

1. Go to your wordpress dashboard. 

2. Move your mouse over “appearance”.  

3. Click on “themes”.

You will see these free wordpress themes: 

Mobile Friendly quick fix

 

4. Choose any of these themes. Remember, these are not a permanent resolution. But all of these are updated constantly by wordpress. They are the only safe free themes that you can apply. 

5. Click on the theme and then click “activate”. 

Warning: You won’t lose your posts, tags, categories, etc. You may lose other data. Always do a back-up of your site first. There are no guarantees that some of your data won’t appear wonky or have alignment issues, etc. We are not responsible for anything that goes amiss on your site or anything else happens to your site. 

Now go to the Google Mobile Friendly testing page here: 

https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/

Add the URL of your site there and it will run a test on your site. 

This fast fix is temporary but it gets your site to pass the test. Then you can start working on getting another theme that is mobile friendly. 

Mobile Friendly and Responsive are not the same thing. 

A mobile friendly site must be usable, legible and available. 

Mobile Friendly means that someone searching on their phone clicks your website they get a mobile version of your website. Here is an example of what that might look like: 

mobile friendly site example of what google test shows for mobile friendly

What is important for Mobile Friendly: 

* Large text that’s easy to read ( I’ve been saying this for years:)) 

* The content fits on the small screen 

* Well- spaced links 

* Mobile friendly plugins 

You are not alone if you are not mobile friendly. Over 40% of the Fortune 500 companies are NOT mobile friendly. 

Mobile search is so important today and Google knows that. That is why they are working to make sure that the search that mobile users receive is a great experience. 67% of all searches are from mobile devices now. Google is not making money on mobile search because people don’t like the mobile web experience they are getting. Google needs to make money somehow on all this mobile search. 

One way they can do that is to force website owners to make their websites mobile friendly so that the user experience becomes a good one, then Google will be able to monetize better.

Responsive Design: 

Responsive design means that your website will adjust to any screen that it is on.  Your site determines what someone is searching on – desktop, laptop, smart phone or iPad. It also fits to the size of the screen that is viewing the site. That means that your responsive website looks good on a 21 inch screen or a 12 inch screen. 

It is important that your end goal should be for your website to become responsive. There are a lot of great responsive themes on the market. 

Right now it is more important for your site to be mobile friendly versus responsive because that is what Google is focusing on right now. 

However, the problem that happens with mobile friendly is that ALL your pages may not be mobile friendly. The question arises is:

Will Google rank your pages or just your site? 

Right now Google says it is page by page. But we all know that Google changes:). 

If your site is mobile friendly with 50% of your pages but your competitor has 70% pages mobile friendly – is that going to hurt your rankings? 

Google has not indicated how this will affect your rankings.  

What if you know your site is mobile friendly but you are still failing Google’s mobile friendly test? 

This could be a very simple issue with your wordpress settings. Check your settings. 

Checking your site settings to make sure your site is crawled

Make sure the box is NOT checked where the arrow indicated in the above screenshot. 

Google bots can not crawl your site in order to even check to see if your site is mobile friendly and worse yet, your site won’t get indexed. 

Feel free to contact me to go over your website options. We can go over your site together and figure out your best course of action in moving forward and becoming mobile friendly and/or responsive. 

Video – How to Choose the Right Website for Your Target Market – Digital Marketing Strategies

Video – How to Choose the Right Website for Your Target Market – Digital Marketing Strategies. 

Here is the video version of “How to Choose the Right Website for Your Target Market”.

In case you don’t have time to read the text version and if you are a very visual person, this may be the best way for you to embrace the content.

 

Here is the link to the text version of How to Choose the Right Website for Your Target Market.

 

Here is the link to the podcast version in case you like to listen and learn:

Click here to go to the podcast post where you can download the audio file.

 

Here is the link to my iTunes channel where you can subscribe to my podcast and listen at your leisure:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rising-above-noise-growth/id810838153

Make sure you subscribe to my blog to keep up to date with Digital Marketing Strategies.

Podcast- How To Choose The Right Website For Your Target Market- Digital Marketing Strategies

Welcome to another episode of my podcast. How to Choose the Right Website for Your Target Market.  We are going to go over the five most important steps in making the right choice in your website design and application. You can listen to my podcast by subscribing in iTunes too.

If you would like to read the text version of this podcast – click here. There are images of screenshots of different website samples that are not shown on the podcast.

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You can click the above player and the media file will automatically download to your media files.

Or you can subscribe to my iTunes channel in the iTunes store:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rising-above-noise-growth/id810838153

 

In the podcast:

0:23 – Step 1 – Find out who your avatar is, your ideal client, target market, etc.

0:41 – Step 2 – Choose a website design that serves a purpose not your ego

7:05 – Step 3 – Make sure your site is mobile friendly

8:52 – Step 4 – Choose the website platform that is going to resonate with your avatar and be easy for you to use and add content to on the blog post at least.

23:24 – Step 5 – Now that you have chosen which website you are going to run with get ALL your content together at once.

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