Advertising Portals…Good? Bad? ADVICE!

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  • #54441
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    Anonymous
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    Hi All,

    Im new to this forum so my apologies if im posting this in the wrong section but i really need advice….

    Ive been living in Cyprus for the past 2 years with my partner and were hoping to pack up our things by summer 09 and move to Cape Verde. We are looking to advertise our property on a site called Property Abroad. They have been a huge success and helped us sell 3 properties so far. But im just wondering if i should shop around and see if i can find cheaper advertising prices or more leads elsewhere.

    Can anyone recommend any sites to me?

    Thanks 🙂
    Sally

  • #87279
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    katy
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    Stick to the one you have sold 3 properties on…you probably own the site anyway 🙄 It is a Spanish forum…did you lose your way!

    If you are a private seller you can advertise on here for free.

  • #87280
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    Anonymous
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    Sally, What a pathetic effort.

  • #87281
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    Anonymous
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    they are all over the place at the moment – sneaking up on us hoping we won’t catch them out !!

  • #87282
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    Anonymous
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    Definitely shop around..

    I used that site once and they are CRAP!!

  • #87283
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    Anonymous
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    Nice one JP1.

  • #87285
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    Anonymous
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    Yup,

    Have to agree with jp1.

    Very very very crap………………………………………….

    Wouldn’t touch with a bargepole

  • #87289
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    Anonymous
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    So am I to take it from reading the above posts,Property Abroad are a very crap company and that NO ONE should ever use them?

    Sally should do her own research and find out which sites are competition me thinks.

    😉

  • #87297
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    Fuengi (Andrew)
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    well they can’t be very good portal.

    try typing in apartment for sale in Cyprus
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=apartment+for+sale+in+cyprus&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq=

    villa for sale in cyprus
    townhouse
    etc…

    and that property abroad NEVER show up on the first page of results.

    And considering only around 300.000 results show up each time, their SEO is pretty crap, or they are not spending much on it.

    Pretty shit webportal in that case. AND with that that sort of competition it should not be that difficult.

    More luck selling your property in cyprus on /www.spanishpropertyinsight.com

  • #87301
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    Anonymous
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    What, Cyprus in Murcia or Cyprus Hills in Alicante?
    No, seriously, the best place to sell a home in Cyprus is in the Archeological Society’s webpage under ‘marbles’.

  • #87302
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    Anonymous
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    Lennox:

    That’s a brilliant idea – the villa is sure to get a lot of interest there.

    However, if it doesn’t sell this website is absolutely brilliant too.
    The first page asks for a country – I guess you just click on Cyprus. 🙄

    http://www.noddy.com/

  • #87316
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    Just from a geeks point of view, there is a great tool provided by Google for seeing how busy websites are (regardless of advertisers’ claims!)

    It only registers sites over around 1,000 to 1,500 visitors a day, so don’t expect every site to be listed, but it is fascinating.

    BTW propertyabroad.com don’t seem to rank…

    Here it is with a solid UK example:

    http://trends.google.com/websites?q=rightmove.com&geo=all&date=all

  • #87333
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    Anonymous
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    @jvmills wrote:

    Just from a geeks point of view, there is a great tool provided by Google for seeing how busy websites are

    Do you have to be using one of Google’s services such logged into google (gmail etc) or using their toolbar or a site owner with google site-maps or using analytics for them to monitor/register visit numbers to a particular site (like Alexa)? Can’t see how they’d know otherwise? Though that all does cover a lot of people

  • #87334
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    Do you have to be using one of Google’s services such logged into google (gmail etc) or using their toolbar or a site owner with google site-maps or using analytics for them to monitor/register visit numbers to a particular site (like Alexa)? Can’t see how they’d know otherwise? Though that all does cover a lot of people

    Sorry I meant to say if you want to see daily estimates of visitor numbers, the really useful bit, you will need a gmail or other google account and to be signed in.

    On the point of how accurate their figures are, well thats open to interpretation. They use a mix of Analytics and other data (toolbar, clicks tracked in search results etc). They don’t promise its foolproof, but its the best single aggregation of global web data available. Prior to this the best provider of this kind of data was usage data from ISPs which was notoriously parochial and skewed. And expensive.

    Short answer: I think its pretty damn accurate.

    Without hijacking this post anymore, and for the terminally geeky read my blog post about the subject: http://millsbomb.blogspot.com/2008/06/competitive-intelligence-google-gives.html

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