The Best Property Website Ever

by Mark Alexander

20:02 PM, 13th December 2011
About 7 years ago

The Best Property Website Ever

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The Best Property Website Ever

The Best Property Website EverWhen I first came up with the concept of Property118.com I wanted it to be the best property website ever. To achieve this I realised that it was important to focus on my website being found as well as producing interesting, informative and useful content.

With this in mind I set about understanding the Google algorithm as I knew that more people in the UK use Google to search for information than any other search engine. Clearly it has worked as this is now one of the most popular websites in the world for UK landlords, letting agents and overseas investors who own and let property in the UK.

I have since systemised the process used to make this web-site so that I can show you how to create web pages which will rank as highly as this one. It’s all explained in my ebook which you can read about here.

I’ve also had a lot of fun teaching this to other businesses, particularly lawyers. If you’d like a bit of a laugh, search Google for “Business Lawyers Norwich”.

I’d like to think this is the best property website ever, but I suppose I would say that wouldn’t I?

It’s not up to me to decide, it’s down to you.

Now that you are here, please take a look around and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Remember to sign up to receive our free Newsletter. We already send over 500,000* of these every week. Please don’t miss out, look to the left to see how easy it is to be included.

Also check out the various sections on our Navigation Bar. Property118 has no products or services of it’s own to promote to landlords. The website exists to share strategies to minimise risks, maximise returns and to facilitate discussion and further sharing of best practice, experience and knowledge. It is 100% free for landlords and property professionals to use and always will be.

Our Guest Columnists all give their time here for the love of property, nobody get’s paid and between them, they have centuries of experience to share.

Property118.com is funded through advertising and sponsorship but we promise you, your details, should you choose to leave them with us, will never be passed on to third parties companies unless you specifically ask us to do so.

You can even help the businesses you rate highly when you Leave a Testimonial for them.

If you enjoy this website please share this page or any others that you like by using the “Sharing is Caring” buttons at the foot of each article.

* figures correct as of 12th December 2011



Comments

Samii Boyd

14:10 PM, 14th December 2011
About 7 years ago

We'd just like to thank you Mark for creating the site, especially the testimonials section.

Since having our Gold Listing in the directory we've had an unprecedented response from landlords & agents, who had never even heard of Landlord Referencing Services until going on Property118.com.

Keep up the great work!! :-))

14:13 PM, 14th December 2011
About 7 years ago

Property118 is a great resource for landlords’ property people.

Initially I was sceptical about the testimonials being added to the business directory, but having seen it in action it makes perfect sense. People want to use services that are recommended and that are considered an excellent service by their fellow landlords and investors. It’s the perfect way to search for a reliable company that you know fellow landlords have used.

Keep up the good work.

Danny Burgess - Discount Lettings

16:16 PM, 14th December 2011
About 7 years ago

Property118 is a great service for the lettings industry. We've worked with Mark for the past year and provided him with many blogs and stories about TenantID and most recently been involved with the testimonial side of Property118.

It's a great way for TenantID's customers to let others know about our service and offers confidence to new members who are looking at joining us. We've had an awesome response from our members and it has also drawn new members to us. It's also a good way to spread the word about your product and let others know that you are offering a great service or product.

Thanks Mark, great to work with you and even better to be partnered with Property118.

Lorna - TenantID

16:22 PM, 14th December 2011
About 7 years ago

Hi Danny - I like your testimonial page on your website too.....really good. Something that we are working on.....and yes, you are right, people do want to use a service that has been recommended.

Mark Alexander

16:34 PM, 14th December 2011
About 7 years ago

Hi Lorna

Thank you for your lovely comments as always.

It's interesting that you raise the point about having testimonials on your own website as it's a point that I am at odds with with my own team. We've done it too. My point is that there is little if any point and that it's better to have testimonials on a website where prospective customers visit in their masses and have never heard of you. Did you know that we have created an RSS feed for Gold Profile owners on the Property118.com Directory? This enables members that have upgraded to create a page on their own website where the Testimonial feed can be added. It reads "Testimonials left for "BUSINESS NAME" on Property118.com" and is instantly updated whenever you approve a new testimonial for publication onto your Gold profile. That way, people can see that independent testimonials have been left for you on an independent website. They can go and read them by clicking on them and are then more likely to leave a testimonial for you themselves. If you log into your Property118 account and go to "My Listings" you will be able to grab the code for the RSS feed which exclusively shows testimonials for your business. If you need any help to set it up please call our technical support team on 01603 489 118.

17:35 PM, 14th December 2011
About 7 years ago

We have had awesome response since we became gold member of Property118. The testimonials really make a difference - so many of our new clients have read these before they call. The calls we receive every day are unbelievable - now many from abroad - we are just about to launch bidonmyhouse in Spain and Turkey and possibly Italy - the testimonials work.

Glenn Ackroyd

22:40 PM, 14th December 2011
About 7 years ago

I think that Property 118 has become the de facto place to receive up to the minute news relevant to landlords. The articles are amazingly well informed from people actually in the business.

And it's free!

I love the weekly newsletters. I must confess as to being initially somewhat skeptical to the amount of people on the database. I then did a blog and we got 120 enquiries onto our website as a result!

Needless to say I've put my money where my mouth is by signing up to the Gold Scheme and taking on a banner advert.

Long live Property118!

Mary Latham

23:01 PM, 14th December 2011
About 7 years ago

Many landlords, particularly new ones, struggle to find reliable contractors and it is crucial that a landlord has this support "team" in order to keep our tenants happy and our properties up to scratch. I now tell every landlord who attends my seminars to check the site when they need a contractor for just about anything related to property.
I really enjoy blogging on this site because I am "allowed" to say what I want to say without censorship and its great to share ideas with other landlords.

I have an idea to share with Mr A next week when I begin to slow down for the holiday - I think that it would be great for landords and for Property118

Mark Alexander

23:04 PM, 14th December 2011
About 7 years ago

Back to the cliffhangers it is then Mary 😉

9:01 AM, 15th December 2011
About 7 years ago

What a difference the gold membership and the testimonials have made to our business, an online property auction service called BidOnMyHouse.co.uk. Every day we get calls from new customers, most of which refer to Property118 as they have checked out our business and what others say about us before making that call. It has been interesting that even international customers are now calling us - fantastic.


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