[Support request] How do they do this?2015-12-27T23:50:26+00:00

Build with IDX Broker Forums General Discussion How do they do this?

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  • Jacquie Gonzalez
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    http://www.c21theharrelsongroup.com/myrtle-beach-homes-for-sale/

    How are these guys able to create all these custom pages, seo rich, without the URL changing? Am I completely missing some aspect of the wrappers? I create a wrapper modify it associating it with a list. And when I visit the page it goes to mycompany.idxbroker.com which does many great things for seo on the IDX pages, but don’t help my WordPress pages none.

    Any insight greatly appreciated. FYI I am using Equity/Must See and the Wrappers it provides.

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  • Antonio Ortega
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    You should set up your custom subdomain (CNAME record). This is set where ever your DNS is controlled. You can even set the subdomain to www. if you like. Then the IDX pages could be http://www.mycompany.com/idx/youridxpages and the SEO from those pages would help all pages on that root domain.

    and KB article on CNAMEs: http://kb.idxbroker.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/7/0/using-a-custom-subdomain

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  • Jacquie Gonzalez
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    Thank you Antonio. While I have never seen the search engines treat a subdomain as part of the same site, your cname trick is at least helpful in that customers won’t necessarily have to see the URL change. Especially when I create a cname for wvw.mycompany.com. I think the competitor I provided above is simply using a different idx provider and different set of themes that allow them to do it. The theme is probably pulling directly from the other services API. Now to just find an extra 40 hours a week to learn to do this myself. 😉

    Appreciate the cname tip.

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  • Antonio Ortega
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    Happy that helps! As for how google treats subdomains, there is a video from Matt Cutts in this blog post: http://blog.idxbroker.com/demystifying-the-connection-between-seo-and-subdomains/

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  • imFORZAimFORZA
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    Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t the site referenced not even using IDX Broker but rather Real Geeks?

    http://www.c21theharrelsongroup.com/myrtle-beach-homes-for-sale/

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  • Jacquie Gonzalez
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    I believe Real Geeks is just the developers. And it very well could be using some other idx service, thus the question of how do they do this. An answer of “that other idx service” would be a fully acceptable answer too.

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  • idxforgeidxforge
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    Real Geeks looks like they probably are supplying the IDX to that site. They have a custom idx product that the offer, there are no credits on that site for who supplies the idx, plus all the paths to the idx content are relative which means no wrapper, it’s definitely hosted content.

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  • Dario Ferreira
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    Real Geeks gets their IDX directly from the MLSs, and they no longer offer it to other sites as a plugin.

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