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About I guess it’s time for me to create this page here. My name is Ryan Ward. I’m a real estate agent in Atlanta and I have a real estate team and website called Premier Atlanta Real Estate. I also enjoy the marketing, photography, video and basically all of the technology aspects that are part […]

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Still Chasing the Longtail…

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Marketing, SEO | No Comments

It’s been a while since I wrote a post about going after long tail keywords in real estate, but I think this is still the best option for real estate agents to compete in an ever crowded online real estate world. To try and compete directly with the large brokerages and syndication websites like Zillow. […]

Exact Match Domains – An Update…

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in SEO | No Comments

Back in January of 2014 I wrote a post about exact match domains and ran a test to see if they still carried weight in Google’s algorithm. While the test certainly was not conclusive and there are many places to find more technical answers, I concluded that there was less weight given to them than […]

Exact Match Domains – Still Worth It?

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in SEO, Testing | One Comment

Well, I don’t know yet, but I’m hoping the answer is yes – provided you build a website that is worth using if you are a consumer. I mean, a domain just to catch a keyword may not rank the way they used to but a real website – one that has the information consumers […]

Chasing the Long Tail

Posted by on Jun 29, 2013 in Conversions, Marketing, SEO | One Comment

With the recent changes to Google’s algorithm and the impact it has had on the real estate industry, chasing the long tail is something that can not be overlooked. Penguin and Panda are reeking havoc on the local realtor. We’ve all but been replaced by websites like Trulia, Zillow, Homes and at the top […]

Don’t Use a Fisheye for Interiors

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 in Photography | One Comment

I was looking through the FMLS tonight and came across a homes listed for $3,450,000 that the photographer used a fisheye lens for the interior photographs of the listings. Here is one of those photos. Disregard the oversaturation and the framing for a minute and look at the photo. What does it do for the […]

Simplifying the Problem of Branded and Unbranded Virtual Tours

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Marketing, Photography | No Comments

One of my favorite websites is Photography for Real Estate and Larry does an amazing job of keeping new content, ideas and tips flowing on his blog like few others. A while back, he pointed out a WordPress theme an agent named Link Moser was using to power a single property website and I fell […]