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About Mike McGee

My wife Tina and I own and operate Intown Elite Real Estate in Atlanta GA. Like most small business owners, I wear many hats. I'm the broker, IT support guy and amateur webmaster, among other things. I run a few websites, including my primary site at IntownElite.com, a niche site at JacksonLakeHouses.com covering lake homes near Atlanta, and others.

Product Review: IDX+

by Mike McGee on 6:11 am October 29, 2013

Those of you who have an indexable IDX product on your website know how powerful it can be. It can help drive traffic to your site for long-tail search phrases such as addresses, as well as MLS number searches. Early adopters of indexable IDX got a big boost, as Jay Thompson noted in this blog post about dsIDXpress, which was in beta at the time. I jumped on that bandwagon fairly quickly, and have enjoyed the benefits. Now, 3-1/2 years later, having a website with … Read More »

Flyers – Print them yourself or have them printed?

by Mike McGee on 6:35 am September 5, 2013

Ink Coverage

This may be a bit of a departure from the typical post here at at Geek Estate. Sure, most of the time we’re talking about things like marketing, web hosting, IDX, syndication, how the internet affects real estate agents, CRM, mobile apps, etc.  So what am I doing here posting about printing? Isn’t print dead? Well, perhaps in some ways, yes, but in others it’s alive and well. Take property flyers. We can adorn our yard signs with single-property website URLs and QR codes to our … Read More »

Product Review – Onjax Real Estate Platform

by Mike McGee on 6:28 am July 9, 2013

Onjax Full-Screen Map_opt

Like most agents or brokers who run their own websites, I’m always looking around to see what’s the latest and greatest in terms of website design, IDX, and related real estate tech tools. A couple of months ago I stumbled onto a broker’s website that had a very impressive IDX solution that I hadn’t seen before. The first thing that grabbed me was the wide-screen map search. I’m a big believer in utilizing all available screen real estate (no pun intended), and this IDX search … Read More »

Google Authorship and IDX – Are you doing it right?

by Mike McGee on 6:19 am June 24, 2013

Authorship IDX

Lots of agents, brokers and real estate web masters are implementing Google authorship markup on their websites and blogs. It’s a great way to get increased visibility in the SERPs, improve CTR, boost your personal branding and claim your original content as your own. However, too many agents I see are implementing authorship incorrectly, which can get them in a heap of trouble. How so? Many site owners are simply inserting the rel=”author” tag site-wide. For single-author websites/blogs this might seem to make sense, since … Read More »

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