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Monday, September 21, 2009

ANNOUNCED TODAY: Google does not use keyword meta tags in search engine results

Google came forward today to announce what many in the search engine optimization business have speculated for some time: that it no longer uses the keyword meta tag in its search ranking.

Matt Cutts, the head of Google's Webspam team, released a blog entry and video today debunking the myth that keyword meta tags were still used in Google's search results.

"To this day, you still see courts mistakenly believe that meta tags occupy a pivotal role in search rankings," Cutts wrote in his Google blog. "We wanted to debunk that misconception, at least as it regards to Google. Google uses over two hundred signals in our web search rankings, but the keywords meta tag is not currently one of them, and I don’t believe it will be."

In the past, meta descriptions and keywords were hugely popular for website SEO. But Google and other search engines began to catch on as companies loaded their meta content with keywords that at times did not pertain to the meta content's respective page. That meta content was considered "spam," and Google began black-listing companies that used it as such.

Delta Media Group allows real estate agents to customize the meta description and keywords on each page of his or her real estate website for SEO purposes, and we still encourage agents to enter keyword meta tags in the DeltaNet. While they have no value on Google's search engine rankings, keyword meta tags can be used to sort information, and may still be used by some search engines.

Contact Delta Media Group
if you would like additional help with your real estate website search engine optimization, and check back to Delta Media Group's News blog for more news on real estate SEO, technology, trends and more.

ANNOUNCED TODAY: Google does not use keyword meta tags in search engine results

Google came forward today to announce what many in the search engine optimization business have speculated for some time: that it no longer uses the keyword meta tag in its search ranking.

Matt Cutts, the head of Google's Webspam team, released a blog entry and video today debunking the myth that keyword meta tags were still used in Google's search results.

"To this day, you still see courts mistakenly believe that meta tags occupy a pivotal role in search rankings," Cutts wrote in his Google blog. "We wanted to debunk that misconception, at least as it regards to Google. Google uses over two hundred signals in our web search rankings, but the keywords meta tag is not currently one of them, and I don’t believe it will be."

In the past, meta descriptions and keywords were hugely popular for website SEO. But Google and other search engines began to catch on as companies loaded their meta content with keywords that at times did not pertain to the meta content's respective page. That meta content was considered "spam," and Google began black-listing companies that used it as such.

Delta Media Group allows real estate agents to customize the meta description and keywords on each page of his or her real estate website for SEO purposes, and we still encourage agents to enter keyword meta tags in the DeltaNet. While they have no value on Google's search engine rankings, keyword meta tags can be used to sort information, and may still be used by some search engines.

Contact Delta Media Group
if you would like additional help with your real estate website search engine optimization, and check back to Delta Media Group's News blog for more news on real estate SEO, technology, trends and more.

Find Delta Media Group on Twitter, Facebook...from the DeltaNet!

As you might have already noticed, Delta Media Group has added links to our Twitter and Facebook accounts in the DeltaNet.


The links are across the top left of the DeltaNet, and give real estate agents and brokers using Delta Media Group's real estate website and lead management systems easy access to follow our social media platforms for the latest updates at Delta Media Group, as well as the latest in real estate news and innovation.


Delta Media Group has created a Twitter account and Facebook Fan page to help open communication channels with our customers and potential customers.


We seek active feedback on our products and developments, and encourage conversation about the real estate industry, real estate marketing, and how to best use the Web to improve your real estate business. We also utilize these accounts to help promote our customers and create a network of Delta Media Group users in order to promote better referral and networking services.


We encourage you to take advantage of the same FREE social media platforms, and engage with us as we utilize technology to improve the real estate industry.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Delta Media Group to attend Ohio Association of REALTORS Conference & Expo

Delta Media Group will be attending the Ohio Association of REALTORS Annual Conference & Expo early next week, September 20-23.

The Conference is OAR's 99th annual, and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus Convention Center. Delta Media Group's Lee Shaw will be in attendance to work with current Delta Media Group clients and brokers looking to upgrade their real estate technology, and provide information on some of our new developments, like the Mobile Broker Advantage™ mobile real estate website platform.

Delta Media Group is headquartered 100 miles north of Columbus, in Canton, Ohio, and develops real estate website and lead management systems for over 300 real estate brokerages across the United States.

If you're attending the conference, please let us know. We'd love to meet you there! If you won't be attending but would like more information on Delta Media Group's real estate website and lead management systems, click here.

Delta Media Group will also be attending the 2009 REAL Trends Innovation Conference in Dallas September 23-25. Check back to our Real Estate News blog for more information.

View more info on the OAR Conference & Expo.

Delta Media Group to attend Ohio Association of REALTORS Conference & Expo

Delta Media Group will be attending the Ohio Association of REALTORS Annual Conference & Expo early next week, September 20-23.

The Conference is OAR's 99th annual, and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus Convention Center. Delta Media Group's Lee Shaw will be in attendance to work with current Delta Media Group clients and brokers looking to upgrade their real estate technology, and provide information on some of our new developments, like the Mobile Broker Advantage™ mobile real estate website platform.

Delta Media Group is headquartered 100 miles north of Columbus, in Canton, Ohio, and develops real estate website and lead management systems for over 300 real estate brokerages across the United States.

If you're attending the conference, please let us know. We'd love to meet you there! If you won't be attending but would like more information on Delta Media Group's real estate website and lead management systems, click here.

Delta Media Group will also be attending the 2009 REAL Trends Innovation Conference in Dallas September 23-25. Check back to our Real Estate News blog for more information.

View more info on the OAR Conference & Expo.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Delta Media Group on Twitter, Facebook

Delta Media Group is now on Twitter!

Follow us at www.twitter.com/DeltaMediaGroup for up-to-date product releases, news, and inside information on our latest advancements in real estate marketing, technology, website, lead management, search engine optimization and mobile development.

Don't forget to check out Delta Media Group's Facebook Fan page here.

Delta Media Group on Twitter, Facebook

Delta Media Group is now on Twitter!

Follow us at www.twitter.com/DeltaMediaGroup for up-to-date product releases, news, and inside information on our latest advancements in real estate marketing, technology, website, lead management, search engine optimization and mobile development.

Don't forget to check out Delta Media Group's Facebook Fan page here.

Follow Delta Media Group on Twitter!

Delta Media Group is on Twitter! Follow us at www.Twitter.com/DeltaMediaGroup for Delta Media Group's latest news and updates from the real estate industry.

Have a Facebook account? Become a Delta Media Group Facebook Fan here.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Becoming a Delta Media Group Facebook Fan

Have you become a Delta Media Group Facebook Fan yet? If not, click the link to the left, just below our company logo...


Delta Media Group Facebook Fans find out about all our company happenings first.
The Delta Media Group Facebook page is frequently updated with our new Training Webinars, new product releases, business conferences we're attending, company news, real estate marketing pointers, technology tips and more!

All you need to become a Delta Media Group Facebook Fan is a Facebook account. Upon becoming a fan, you'll see our latest links, events and news updates in your Facebook news feed. Or you can visit the Delta Media Group Facebook Fan page to network with other DMG Facebook Fans, read past news updates, view photos of our headquarters and events, and more!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Visit Delta Media Group at the RISMedia Conference

Delta Media Group is currently at the RISMedia & the Top 5 in Real Estate Network Leadership Conference, held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City September 9-10.

The RISMedia Leadership Conference is an annual conference loaded with speakers and educational sessions designed to discuss the on-going and upcoming trends in the real estate industry.

Delta Media Group will be at booth #135, where we will officially introduce our new Mobile Broker Advantage™ platform. Mobile Broker Advantage™ is the first stand-alone mobile real estate brokerage website, designed to deliver the easiest local mobile property search available. Read more on Mobile Broker Advantage™ here.

If you are attending the RISMedia Leadership Conference, make sure to speak with a Delta Media Group rep at booth #135. If not, contact Delta Media Group for more information on Mobile Broker Advantage™, or our real estate website, lead management and search engine optimization platforms.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Benefits of Mobile Broker Advantage™

Announced today, Delta Media Group has released Mobile Broker Advantage™, an advanced mobile real estate website built to help your brokerage capture your market's mobile real estate search traffic.

Mobile Broker Advantage™ is built specifically for cell phone and other mobile browsers. It allows consumers to search all real estate listings from the IDX, in addition to the company's real estate agents and open houses. Mobile Broker Advantage™ also has a link so consumers can easily contact the real estate company with a question or listing request directly from their cell phone, even if they don't have mobile E-mail.

All leads from Mobile Broker Advantage™ are filtered through Delta Media Group's real estate lead management system, thus empowering the real estate company to apply its lead routing principles, and allowing agents to more easily follow up with and incubate consumers.

Mobile Broker Advantage™ allows consumers to view all listing data directly from their cell phone, making it easy to find listings when driving through a neighborhood, or find open houses to view when home shopping.

Real estate agents even get their own bios on Mobile Broker Advantage™, so consumers can easily search agents, read their information, submit a system-driven lead to them, or call the agent at that moment.

Mobile Broker Advantage™ is the first stand-alone mobile real estate website, and is available both to Delta Media Group's real estate website customers, and companies not using Delta Media Group as their partner in real estate Web technology.

For more information on how to launch a Mobile Broker Advantage™ system for your real estate company, click to contact Delta Media Group.

Read more about Mobile Broker Advantage™ here.

JUST RELEASED: Mobile Broker Advantage™

Delta Media Group has just released Mobile Broker Advantage™, our new mobile real estate website platform!

Check our new mobile real estate website page for further details and the Mobile Broker Advantage™ Q&A.

We'll have all the details on Mobile Broker Advantage™ posted on Delta Media Group's blog this afternoon. Make sure to check back, or contact Delta Media Group for info on how to be the first real estate company in your market with a Mobile Broker Advantage™ mobile real estate website.