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Internet Pollution

I spent all day in a class yesterday waiting for a golden gem.  This class was all about a "new" system for building web sites that is "guaranteed" to get results.  Most of the room was older people with limited knowledge of the Internet.  They got me to sit all day, because they had a "guaranteed method" they would dislose if you attended the whole party.

The package was $3000 for the basic system and $6000 for the nuclear one.  As I sat and listened, they expained about their system parts and enhancements, and how sliced bread had nothing on their program.  But, knowing a little about the Net, I found that many of their proprietary enhancements can be found on the Net, and in some cases, similar productive items are free.

I had two lengthy conversations with their closers who really only knew their closes, not computers, not the Internet, and not how this would help my real estate businesses.  In fact, they only really knew enough about their system to close it.

I looked around the room at the listeners and realized that this type of operation is polluting the Internet.  The buyers of the system are not real business people trying to get their business new publicity, or providing a service that is not already available from a true industry professional.  The buyers of that system will only be other site owners in the billions of sites cluttering the already littered Internet.

The closers were like the sales office of a new subdivision on Mars, selling what will be a great waterfront community in a few years if everything goes according to plan.  I left there with the understanding that search engine optimization is going to get a lot worse before it gets any better.

I realized that my work on REindex.com, The Site Engine(sm), now is even more important, because it links only to sites we have visited and reviewed for relevant real estate content.  Search is going to get more and more polluted which will make the REindex "Site Engine" concept even more useful.

PS. I did get one good golden nugget - for free.

Heath Coker, Associate Broker
Robert Paul Properties
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508-274-5613  Licensed in MA
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Comments

It is definitely a maze out there on the internet. Sales people call all the time, I'll send you buyers, I'll get you to the top of the search engines. Hard to know what value for money is there are so many of them. Best to do your own research and ask people here on AR what works for them.
Posted by Alan Brown, 29 Years of Real Estate Experience . (Coldwell Banker Montrose Colorado) over 11 years ago
$3000  - $ 6000   !!!  And just exactly what did youget for that kind of money ?
Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) over 11 years ago
Heath, sounds like a big investment to me. What's the payback? Oh, there's no guarantee of course.
Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 11 years ago
$3-6K is for their soup to nuts site package.  It does many nice things, but is more designed to be for someone who wants to be another Ebay seller than it is for a real estate business.  Basically it is a "catcher" for people who think they want a website, who don't know what their site will be for or what it will do, and who don't know much about the Internet in general.  Not for real estate for sure.
Posted by Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Robert Paul Properties Falmouth MA (http://www.CapeGroup.com & http://www.REindex.com) over 11 years ago

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