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Leverage Facebook Messenger for Lead Generation and Conversion

Easy Social Media Posting from Single Property Websites

Individual property websites are a great way to showcase listings – they tell both the seller and potential buyer that the home or property has worth and value. They’re also incredibly easy to set up and maintain. And easy social media posting from single property websites is one of their most useful features. The ability to quickly and easily add your listing to social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, makes sharing your individual listing websites a breeze.

Promoting your single property websites through social media allows you to market online in a streamlined way, right where your local buyers and sellers are.

“Essentially, social media marketing is a lot like old-fashioned word-of-mouth marketing, but it is done on a much larger scale, thanks to the wide reach of the internet,” clarifies Amanda Cornelius, co-founder and CEO of Properties Online.

Each time you post a listing to your Facebook page, for example, you open the opportunity for someone to pass that listing on. As the housing market bounces back, you’ll find more and more of your “marketing” can be done this way – organic sharing, through real people.

The great thing about the social media and single property websites connection is just how easy it is. For clients of Listing Domains – one of the leading individual listings web products available – posting to Facebook, for example, can be done on an automated basis via an app that allows the agent to add all of his or her listings to Facebook, without any effort whatsoever.

Once listings are added through the app, the agent’s Facebook profile will dynamically update as he or she adds, edits or removes properties from Listing Domains.

If you want to start by promoting your listings is the best possible way, and finish by marketing them through a simple but extremely effective method, you need to be using individual property websites. And you need to be taking advantage of the fabulous benefits they offer – such as social media syncing.

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Understanding Traffic to Your Property Website

Getting traffic to your property websites is step one. Understanding where that traffic comes from is a VERY important step two.

Getting traffic to your property websites is step one. Understanding where that traffic comes from is a VERY important step two. Traffic = visitors. Visitors = potential leads and clients. Understanding traffic to your property website is crucial.

Analyzing your website traffic is about more than counting your weekly or monthly visitor numbers. You should also review live statistics that tell you where your visitors are coming from. How are these visitors finding your property website, and where are they coming from? How can you maximize these visits and convert them into home buyer or home seller clients?

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The most recent statistical data from Properties Online [see graphic] tells us some very interesting and important things. We have compiled the traffic statistics from ALL Listings Unlimited and Listing Domains single property sites and found that:

  • 44% of traffic is direct traffic, meaning these visitors have gone directly to your site by typing in the URL. This includes both sign rider and word-of-mouth traffic.
  • 28% of traffic is referral traffic, and this is an important one to watch. Facebook currently refers HALF of all referral traffic to single property websites. Social media should be an important part of your real estate marketing plan.
  • Most visitors (56.8%) view your single property websites on their desktop computer, but growing numbers (28.7% and 14.5%, respectively) use their mobile phones or tablets.
  • It’s easy to increase your traffic. Property websites with Top Level Domain (555AnySt.com) AND sign rider drive 5 TIMES more traffic than those without.

It’s in your best interest to:

1. Promote all your listings through single property websites

2. Make sure your websites are optimized for mobile (here’s a hint and some reassurance: if you’re using Listings Unlimited, they are

3. Use Top Level Domains AND custom sign riders

4. Be involved in social media – start with a Facebook Business Page

5. Make use of the automated Facebook App, free with every Listings Unlimited site

Questions to ask:

  • Who are my visitors?
  • Where do they come from?
  • Where do they land?
  • How long do they stay?
  • Which referring sites send the most traffic my way?
  • How to custom sign riders and top level domain names affect my traffic?
  • What are the most popular pages on my site?
  • How many repeat visitors does my site receive?
  • How often are pages on my site shared (this can be viewed at a glance with social sharing buttons installed)?\

Once you start to do a little digging and applying, you’ll probably find your websites statistics fascinating. You’ll be able to compare your stats to the compiled stats we found, and look at ways to improve your individual site’s traffic. We’re good at that, so feel free to ask for help.

Listing Domains Drive Customer Traffic to Real Estate Websites

Listing domains are one of the hottest tools in the real estate agent’s tool bag. Creating an individual property website for each of your property listings is not only an important search engine optimization (SEO) tool for driving traffic (and potential home buyers) to your real estate website, but an effective marketing tool for attracting new clients. Single property websites have become so popular that most home sellers today expect their real estate agent to offer an exclusive website as part of the home-selling package.

To gain the greatest benefit from single property websites, each website should have a customized domain name that utilizes the property’s address. For example, a listing for 555 Main Street would have a domain name of www.555MainStreet.com. Listing domains offer real estate agents multiple benefits:

  • Search Engine Optimization. Linking single property listings to your real estate website drives buyers who are interested in the property to your website. Creating listing domains for your single property listings increases the likelihood that search engines will place your real estate site at the top of the results list when potential buyers search for details about a particular property. Since most buyers use a property’s street address to initiate a search, domain names that repeat the listing address attract twice as much attention from search engines; thereby driving more traffic to your website.
  • Marketing Tool. The ability to offer single property websites with listing domains is today’s measure of real estate professionalism. The internet is becoming the world’s primary marketplace. Both buyers and sellers reserve their highest ratings for tech-savvy Realtors. Today’s home sellers expect their real estate agents to be proficient internet marketers. The use of listing domains to market single property websites is an effective demonstration of internet proficiency. Buyers are also impressed by single property websites with listing domains and appreciate the convenience of finding all the information they want on a single website. More than a third of home buyers eventually purchase a home they found on the internet. Making it easy for buyers to locate property information boosts sales.

Listing Domains Launches new Flash Image Gallery

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ATTN ListingDomains users! We have just released our new Flash Slide Show control that can display your property photos FULL SCREEN at FULL RESOLUTION. Our dynamic resizer will optimize and display your photos to fit any size monitor. Our enhanced slide show features include:

Unlimited Photos
Dragable Thumbnail Strip
Photo Captions
Set Your Image Timing
High Definition Full Screen Mode