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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

i've been using Blue Host.... works for me!!!  recommended by Nestor & Katerina Gasset (Katerina)

Mar 24, 2017 11:40 AM
Rainmaker
4,162,557
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I use Host/gater but check out what Corinne Guest, Managing Broker has to say..might be worth listening and digesting.

Mar 24, 2017 04:29 PM
Rainmaker
3,941,604
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I switch to a company 3 years ago that was a awaste andtook lots of money,  Drop them but funny they just called last week and wanted me back for another 8000 a year.

 

Mar 26, 2017 09:58 AM
Rainmaker
872,241
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Marie - Sounds like what you really want is someone to help with your page ranking. Several agents had some great recommendations for you. Obviously if you are using the same company to host and provide SEO, and you are not happy, you will want to have it hosted somewhere else, but that doesn't need to be the same business that helps your SEO.

Mar 24, 2017 11:35 PM
Rainmaker
4,846,071
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Add content and work on your current web site before spending more on another site.    Google wants to see you add value.

Mar 27, 2017 06:28 AM
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5,324,720
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont love mine, but then it hardly matters since most find me on AR and other social media these days.

 

Mar 24, 2017 10:02 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am not so much concerned with placement as I am with leads it generates. I am with Marekt Leader and it is working for me. Good luck, Marie.

Mar 24, 2017 08:06 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

good read

Mar 24, 2017 07:15 PM
Rainmaker
5,485,542
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I agree with Corinne Guest, Managing Broker .  A host of a website just hosts. A

Mar 24, 2017 04:42 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I am so interested in hearing what others say too. I am ready for a change

Mar 24, 2017 04:23 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I was using BlueHost for my Wordpress site but switched over to Flywheel at the recommendation on my designer/developer when I went through a major redo of the site last year

Mar 24, 2017 02:16 PM
Rainmaker
878,171
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The issues you decribe are unrelated.

Hosting and SEO are completely seperate, but it is possible you hired the same people to do both. 

Your best hosting options are directly related to your historic bandwidth needed. I am moving to a VPN structure for my hosting needs. Templated and shared hosting spell TROUBLE in my future.

SEO requires folks with online marketing skills more than code jockey.

What you paid your website devoper for is the FILES that create your website. YOU ARE ENTITLED TO HAVE THOSE FILES. Make sure they get them to you, perhaps on your cloud or a thumbdrive.

ONce you have the files, call GoDaddy to create your new website.

Now peruse the recomendation of those who have already commented and start calling for an SEO expert. Be aware, you need to know what you want your marketing to accomplish in meaningful terms otherwise you will receive what they are selling. Often that does not end well.

Mar 24, 2017 01:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,375,627
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I host on GoDaddy and designed my own site.  SEO and placement have more to do with the content and links than who your host is (so long as they have good uptime metrics).  I'll second Barbara Todaro's recommendation of Nestor & Katerina Gasset (Katerina).  She has some free webinars you can probably catch a replay of that will give you an idea of the type of work she does and just how indepth the SEO aspect is.

Mar 24, 2017 01:19 PM
Rainmaker
6,497,359
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You have a good recommendation from Barbara Todaro

Mar 24, 2017 11:57 AM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Hosting and your SEO placement are two different things. 

Howver, how you host your site can affect your SEO in that there is a ranking signal discovered in how fast your site is 'the first byte' from your host. 

Most people choose a host based on the cost savings, this almost always results in being on a 'shared" server with many other websites. 

Although this is not a huge ranking signal, it is a part of the entire SEO strategy. 

Most SEO people think that page load speed is a big ranking factor but the tests that the SEO mastermind group I am a part of, says that it is not a factor in rank HOWEVER "First Byte" is. This has to do with how fast your host is giving the search engine their request. 

You can check yours for free here: http://www.bytecheck.com

That being said, SEO and hosting outside of that one issue, have nothing to do with each other. 

Never buy SEO from a company that guarantees placement. That is not possible. If it were possible, we would not be spending hours upon hours trying to rank for our keywords, we would just pay for ranking. 

I use Bluhost, NextSulting, and Traffic Planet as hosting companies for my websites.  

The size of your website files will determine the pricing. The typical hosting on the low cost side is going to give you 5 Gigs of space. I have a client who's website was shut down because she ( unbeknownst to her) went over that storage. It was with hostgator, they never sent her a notice, her site has been there since 2014, and had of course, over that time, reached capacity.They would not even allow us in to migrate the site to a different host. They kept trying to charge her $1700 for the year to upgrade the gigs. We had to go all the way to a manager to finally get a code to access the site. So be careful with who you host your site with. Katerina 

Mar 28, 2017 07:05 AM
Rainmaker
563,329
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

My host is Godaddy

Mar 25, 2017 02:12 PM
Rainmaker
842,840
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I don't know who you paid to build your site, or if there was a contract involved where they supplied the hosting. But if your not locked into your current hosting, check out A2 and Siteground. I would go with Siteground. One more worth looking at is liquidweb. They recently hired some new wordpress talent and also have other good features. I looked at your website, and you will need to do more than just switch hosting companies. SEO is a separate piece of the puzzle. Also, hosting companies offer different types and levels of hosting, so maybe upgrading with your current host might help.

Mar 25, 2017 12:14 PM
Rainmaker
507,403
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Thank you for posting, I'd be interested to know as well.

Mar 25, 2017 08:11 AM
Rainmaker
598,609
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I use HostGator and GoDaddy and have no complaints.

Mar 25, 2017 08:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

What makes you think a change of hosting will change your placement or SEO?

Mar 25, 2017 06:46 AM
Rainer
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

I Personally would get a templated site, like Linkurealty, and customize that-unless you want to be a web developer instead of an agent.

Mar 25, 2017 05:25 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Harry F. D'Elia nailed this one!

Mar 25, 2017 05:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I am pleased with Dakno marketing.

Mar 25, 2017 04:33 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Marie LaVoise, CENTURY 21 Platinum Properties - hosting and SEO are two different breeds and they don't know each other!

You can host your site anywhere, suggested in the answers.

What matters is the content for SEO.

Good Luck.

Mar 24, 2017 10:37 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Host Gator or GoDaddy

Mar 24, 2017 10:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I use PropertyMinder Inc. 

Mar 24, 2017 09:08 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,831
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am going back to homes.com

Mar 24, 2017 04:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,397
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have used HostGator in the past so you might take a look at that.

Mar 24, 2017 02:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,632,642
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I just use GoDaddy

Mar 24, 2017 12:42 PM
Rainmaker
4,015,210
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sorry... this is not something I follow closely.

Mar 24, 2017 12:16 PM