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How REA buries agents in search results

Google doesn’t like duplicate content. People suspected of using it to manipulate search results are punished, often by their site being…, Google, MyDesktop,, REIWA, seo

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New Upgrades Arrive

As we predicted started implementing a major upgrade today and are due to roll it out across all suburbs over the…

local voices, Portals,, suburb profiles

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Is a major update on the cards?

Over the past few months it really seems like every week we are seeing a new feature or improvement being released…, online reputation management, orm, portal update,, reviews, rumour

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portal update, Portals,

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How to Improve Your Results on Google Real Estate

One of the big complaints by real estate agents when the Google Real Estate service started up was that the 2nd…

Google, Google Real Estate, Homehound, MyHome, Portplus

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Real Estate Photos Being Altered But By Domain Not Open2View

On a slow news day late last month an eagle eye reporter of the Dominion Post newspaper in New Zealand reported…

Domain,, MyHome, open2view

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Australian Real Estate Brands Compared

Most major real estate groups will conduct regular brand surveys to gauge just how their brand is positioned into the marketplace….

barry plant, brand, Century 21,, Elders, First National, Harcourts,, L.J. Hooker, laing and simmons, mcgrath,, prd nationwide, professionals, raine and horne, Ray White, RE/MAX, real estate groups,,, richardson and wrench, starr partners, stockdale and leggo

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Domain’s RADAR

Today Domain announced the launch of their new search functionality RADAR. It is an extension of their existing search tool with…

Domain, domain radar, real estate portal improvements, search for properties

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Google Caffeine: The Winners and Losers

When Google releases new products or updates to existing products they usually do so with very little warning. One day it’s…

Domain, Google, Google Caffeine, MyHome

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The Results Are In : Real Estate Portals Survey

The Australian Real Estate Portals Survey is now closed and the results are in.  Overall we had over 500 people who…, Google, Google Real Estate,,, real estate portals,,,

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Sometimes it is what they don’t say that counts most! << Updated released their statistics on the prior month as they always do but something was different this time. It wasn’t that it…

Google Real Estate,, Portals,

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News Limited Billing Home Sellers Direct?

As a part of connecting with real estate agents the Gold Coast Bulletin recently invited Gold Coast agents from different real…

Billing, News Ltd, Newspapers, Print, Sellers, Tom Panos

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Google, REA & Domain – What’s The Deal?

There’s been a lot of speculation about why REA & Domain haven’t uploaded listings onto Google Maps real estate search as…

Domain, Google Maps, Google Real Estate, Homehound, MyHome, REA, REA Group

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Australian Real Estate Portals Survey

When the major real estate portals conduct their own client surveys the questions are obviously limited and never compare them openly…, Google, Portals,

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Portal Enhancement Wars

Following on from REA’s recent website enhancements Domain today replied by launching enhancements to their property page. From their press release:… enhancements, improvements to domain, rea portal improvements, real estate portal improvements

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Google launches real estate map search Australia

At 3.00pm today Google launched their new real estate search mapping tool which allows real estate agents to publish their listings…, Google, Harcourts, Homehound, Maps,

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REA Hypocrisy?

Giving Private Sellers access to list their property on has been a very hot topic recently. I first posted about…

fsbo, hubonline, private sales, Private Sellers, REA,

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Domain continues innovation through iPhone application

On the back of Domain recently announcing a partnership with 1Form, today they launched a very nifty iPhone application. I am…

Domain iphone application, iPhone, iphone for real estate, REA iphone, real estate mobile phone

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A Small But Timely Revamp For

Someone at REA has paid attention to the blogs around Australia and the recent improvements by Domain. As REA have just…

REA, rea enhancements, rea revamp, realestate,

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Someone is Thinking Outside of the Hound Box!

This afternoon I was lucky enough to receive a press release from Homehound highlighting the recent updates they’ve made to their…

1form, easy room mate, Homehound, online rental application, portal features, Walkscore

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Real Estate Portal Fee Structure

With the real estate market slowing and the number of property leads delivered from real estate portals reducing, agency principals across…

fixed monthly fee, pay per lead, pay per property, portal fee structure, real estate fee structure

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Domain launches a new search that works.

Domain has launched a real estate new search engine that I think consumers will find better than anything on the portal…, Dothomes,

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