Craigslist has changed.
I knew that this was coming. This has been changed in other markets but not in Fredericksburg yet.
This will now change the way real estate agents get leads.
The Fredericksburg area craigslist has now been changed. They will no longer allow links to sites. They will also not allow links to more information pages. So when you use the Keller Williams EEdge system, it will not allow you to put the link that point back to the listing. This will dramatically changed how Keller Williams agents in Fredericksburg are getting lead generation.
Now you can only post once in 48 hours. You risk your account being blocked or put on hold. As soon as I read about a work around, I will blog about it.
In my opinion the next best thing will be using a blog. You will have to work Google on getting your name and rank up to the top.
By the way, I teach a WordPress class every week from 2 to 3 on Wednesdays. If you do not change your advertising habits now, you will be left behind.
By using blogging, you will be able to advertise exactly what you want to do because it is your space. You will also be able to enter keywords and descriptions that accurately describe what your blog is about.
Just by writing a blog, that will not put you on the first page of Google. You need to be specific and what you were writing about. If you just write Fredericksburg real estate or the best real estate agent in Fredericksburg, you are competing with thousands of other agents doing the same exact thing. If you use keywords that are more specific, such as Kingswood subdivision or Lees Parke subdivision, you will have a better shot at getting found on Google.
In my class on blogging, you will learn how to insert photos and name the photos. Why is that important? Have you ever use the image Google search? No one will ever search for 1279X.jpg. However they may search for Lee’s Park homes for sale. If you name your image Lees Parke subdivision Spotsylvania, overtime Google will rank it. Try it HERE.
There are several tools that will continue to get your page higher up in the ranking of Google. The one that appears to be working the best is what is called a link wheel.
Be aware that our real estate world is ever-changing. Not only the market conditions but the way we do business. With this change to the Fredericksburg area craigslist, Fredericksburg’s best real estate agents will adapt and learn how to use the market tools.