As I am adding to my knowledge of search engine optimization (SEO), in particular with regards to real estate, I'm curious to know what some of the popular keyword phrases are. If you bought or sold a previous home using the internet, what words did you type into Google (or other search engine) before you bought or sold that home?
Below I'm using made-up place names, which would be substituted by real place names like Santa Monica, Long Beach, Culver City etc.
So if looking to buy a home, did you type in something like:
[I]green river homes
houses for sale in biddleton
edgebury real estate
san pacino valley single family homes[/I]
etc. And if selling a home, things like:
mountain village realtor
selling home in Desert City
where to sell home in Aston Park[/I]
I'm looking in particular for the real estate words you surrounded the place names with. It might answer questions like is "homes" more preferred than "real estate."
If you can remember the exact words that ultimately led you to finding who to sell/buy your property, that would be very useful to myself, and many others who are going to read this thread in the future.
I'm sure there are online tools that might be able to assist here (can anybody suggest any?) but this is just a rough poll of people who have used search engines to buy and sell homes.