July 2014 Special

by LeadIDX June 30, 2014 10:49

For the month of July we are running a special. $750 setup fee and $250 a month for 6 months. 3 months paid up front and three months billed month to month. Other variations of this special can be tailored to meet your budget and needs.

Can we download the listings and let you use the data on your own?

by LeadIDX June 30, 2014 10:41

We often get asked by a brokers technical person or third party companies if we can download the data put it into the clients existing database and format. In a case like this we do not provider the website, we only provide the download and up to date functionality of the data and images.

Yes we can do this!  We can put the data into Microsoft SQL Server, MS SQL, Flat file, or any number of formats.

 

Below is a screenshot of our downloader software at work. The software is 100% developed by our company.

 

3,395 Keywords that caught flies for our client

by LeadIDX May 27, 2014 10:00

Search engines are often referred to as "spiders". This is because they "crawl" the Internet.

As an SEO focused IDX Website provider we often refer to the keywords we target as fly traps. We leverage tens of thousdands of keywords and pages for our clients. A page may site in the google index for three weeks and never get a click and the one day a click, two clicks and then it goes dormant again until the next person searches on that specific term.

The graphic below shows the keyterms that were clicked on for one of our clients over a short period of time. The data comes from Google Analytics.

As part of our service we monitor traffic, keyterms, SEO, and user behavior to continually maximize the results.

 

LeadIDX IDX/VOW websites are sticky!

by LeadIDX May 03, 2014 11:22

What does Sticky mean? Simply it means that users stick to the site or stay on the site for a long time and return to the site, both VERY good results.

In the image below we are showing the traffic from a LeadIDX customer going back many months. We do this to show these numbers are not a fluke. On average visitors stay on the site for almost 30 minutes (26 minutes 58 seconds on average). They view over 8 pages on average. Our results pages can contain 200 properties and unlike many other systems our results pages actually include the description/remarks and other important fields which means the user can determine from the results alone if they are interested in the property.

The average bounce rate is a very, very very, low 33.14%. THis means that only 33% of the users view one page and leave, typically bounce rates are in the 80 - 90% range for most sites.

The 55.59% of new sessions means that 44.1% of the users are RETURN visitors, this is extremely imporant. A good IDX Website or VOW Website will not only keep users on the site but keep them returning. In today's real estate market users often search anonymously but when they find the home of their dreams they want to spring into action immediately and contact a Realtor. If they keep searching on your website then they are much more likely to choose you or one of your Realtors.

 

We have launched a new website for a broker in The Woodlands Texas

by LeadIDX May 03, 2014 11:07

We have launched a new website for a Broker in The Woodlands Texas

The website has our IDX, VOW, and advanced SEO packages.

This website is powered from HAR (Houston Association of Realtors) on the RETSIQ system. This client only serves the The Woodlands area and therefore we limit the listings to just his area. The site has VOW (Virtual Office Website, or sold data).

You can visit the client's site here

 

LeadIDX launches a new client in Kyle Texas

by LeadIDX April 27, 2014 17:42

We have launched a new website for a Broker in Kyle Texas.

The website has our IDX, VOW, and advanced SEO packages.

This website is powered from ABOR (Austin Board of Realtors) on the Matrix system. This client only serves the Kyle area and therefore we limit the listings to just his area. The site has VOW (Virtual Office Website, or sold data) going back to 2011.

You can visit the client's site here

Search Results with Map and List Together

by LeadIDX April 17, 2014 14:44

Below is an image of search results on one of our client websites. Notice that the user can increase/descrease the map size. As they do this a cookie is saved which saves the users preferences for this visit and future visits.

 

LeadIDX supports multiple Rets Feed in one system

by LeadIDX March 19, 2014 12:16

The newest version of the LeadIDX system supports multiple RETS feed in one system.

Whether like IRMLS (Indiana Regional MLS) where multiple cities share one system or in the case of needing to display completely separate feeds such as Houston ,Austin, Dallas, the LeadIDX system can allow users to interact with an infinite number of feeds without costly programming or customizations.

MLS rules prevent comingling of data across feeds which is a good idea anyway. I consumer in Dallas doesn't want results in Austin and so on. However in one website your users can go from one market to another market and the SEO is separate for each market. A user coming in from a search term in google tied to Austin Texas will get Austin Texas results and options as the default.

Top Ten Things to Consider for IDX and VOW

by LeadIDX March 16, 2014 14:24

From our main navigation:

Top Ten things to consider when it comes to IDX and VOW

The LeadIDX team has been in the IDX/VOW world for 7 years. In that time we have learned a lot, taught a lot, and kept a lot of secrets when we learn things. Without giving away the key to the kingdom below we share some high level areas of consideration. This list will grow over time.

  1. Do you have the best IDX system in your market? Do you know how to qualify what the "best" is? Do you know how a good IDX system can actually bring new clients to you? Fresh from google to your website to your phone or email, just that simple! We do not mean people that are searching for your company name or the names of your realtors, we mean consumers that do not know you but turn to google looking for a home, a lot, a condo, a farm, a commercial property and they find your website. The love the search, the functionality, they stay and search, they return often, and when they are ready to act they CHOOSE your brokerage because of the technology. This is the story of our clients.

 

Read the other 9 things HERE

Who can really do a VOW (Virtual Office Website) website?

by LeadIDX November 22, 2013 11:40

Rarely a week goes by that we don't hear from a broker that we are one of the very few companies that "actually" can and has done VOW websites.

We often hear that our competitors market VOW capabilities but once the broker contacts them directly they find that VOW is not possible.

Simply put, VOW allows the broker to display sold and non-idx properties on their website to users that are logged in via confirming their email address and agreeing they have a relationship with the broker.

Of course we are not surprised. Every broker ask us why.

Here is the answer:

  • VOW is not easy. It can often mean enormous amounts of data that is simply too much for most IDX providers to handle
  • The email confirmation and user tracking is often functionality that isn't "normally" found in an IDX system and therefore the IDX company doesn't want to add it
  • Some local and regional boards require that the IDX/VOW provider track and limit how many sold properties the user can view over a lifetime. If an IDX company does not have these capabilities they can be scared to put their neck on the line and potentially cause their client broker to incur fines or fees.
  • Most IDX systems (our competitors) are slow. Compared to our system they are all slow. See our post (http://leadidx.com/post/IDX-Website-rankings-are-affected-by-page-load-speed.aspx) Using Northeast Indiana as an example, approx 3000 residential properties active on the market (IDX) but when including VOW (sold, non-idx but active) the number jumps into the tens of thousands. So if your system is slow with 3k properties, how much slower will it be with 20k? This is the question they ponder and cannot solve.
  • More and more local boards are joining regional boards which means more data and more filters, this comes back to complexity which is a big challenge for most IDX providers.

 

Hopefully this gives you some insight.

We have done numerous VOW's with success and ease.


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LeadIDX is the leading IDX and VOW website solutions provider with a primary focus on Lead generation.  LeadIDX can design and host your site, or simply provide you the ulitmate IDX VOW connection to your local MLS system.