ICIWorld App and ICIWorld Mobile Websites
Install the ICIWorld App. It becomes an icon on your mobile phone. One-click to open, one-click to choose either commercial, business opportunities, residential or FSBOs. One-click to click on Search Database. 3 SECONDS IN TOTAL AND THE RESULTS ARE ON THE SCREEN. TODAYS NEW REAL ESTATE HAVE AND WANT OPPORTUNITIES.
Pick up the phone, call the contact names and numbers. Develop business relationships and do business. It can be that fast.
Free for everyone in the world.
Developed for busy Real Estate Professionals globally who need information at their fingertips, wherever they are working.
And free for everyone in the world to read.
It is like real estate classified ads in a newspaper, to a world audience, provided by real estate brokers and salespeople.
Brokers can place as much or as little information as they wish.
Suitable for all mobile devices including phones and tablets.
They display contact information, phone numbers, EMail, and provide direct links to member’s websites that generate traffic for members’ websites.
This is networking on a world scale all in the palm of your hand for any and everyone interested in real estate and business opportunities worldwide. Members just have to place info and keep their listings less than 90 days old.
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ICIWorld.com Mobile Websites
Learn how to add a URL (website address) as a shortcut on the desktop of your mobile phone. It will look like an app, but it will be a shortcut and it uses zero resources.
- wreils.com (World Real Estate Information Listing Service.com)
- nreils.com (National Real Estate Information Listing Service.com)
- ils.realestate (Information Listing Service. real estate
- rehaw.com (Real Estate Haves And Wants.com Latest website with easy learning and tools instructions.)
- iciworld.com (A shortcut web version of our App)
- www.iciworld.mobi (Our original one working fast to this day)
After a mobile site loads, add it as a shortcut to your home screen.
Choose the one you like to work with best. Consider that all information tools for a broker’s information toolbox.
Search results are available, start to finish in less than 60 seconds.
Need assistance or have a question? Make a 15 minute or longer appointment. https://appointment.iciworld.com
ICIWorld.com provides unlimited Advertising and Networking Real Estate Brokers and Salespeople.
What do the ICIWorld Apps and the ICIWorld mobile site display?
It is 30,000+ contacts for real estate opportunities and information . . . at your fingertips. Complete with contact names and numbers, EMail and links to members websites. This is lead generation from the Internet for members websites.
It is access to exclusive information not on real estate boards and the people who have the contacts.
75% of the listings, Haves and Wants are not on real estate boards, unique on ICIWorld, displayed in Database 1 and Database 2 FSBO Area.
There are 50-150 new listings, Haves and Wants daily being added.
Search Daily for new listings, Have and Wants in your city. This is for the public and the real estate industry . . . world wide.
It results within 60 seconds from anywhere in the world in the palm of your hand.
There are now more mobile devices on the planet than there are humans over 7 billion. People use their mobile devices five times more than a computer. This is not to say everyone on the planet has a phone. About half, 3.5 billion have an average of two phones each.
It is built for real estate brokers and salespeople to network with the world and to have the world network with them. See the deals being done.
NOTE FOR MEMBERS:
Your listings, Haves and Wants must be less than 90 days old to appear on the ICIWorld Apps World Wide. This is the default setting.
We recommend you update your listings every 31-60 days and in no event let your listings go longer than 90 days old otherwise they are not displayed in the ICIWorld Apps. There is an Age Field where people can search older listings but the habit is they do not. Only Active Status Listings less than 90 days old are getting the action. 2015-2016 is the year that ICIWorld Apps are getting rolled out into the marketplace as more and more people learn about it.
You can now gain access to thousands of Haves and Wants at your fingertips!
- To get the newest listings . . . search the Latest.
- You can quickly search for Haves and/or Wants for virtually any kind of real estate anywhere in the world. If it is not there, place your Have or Want.
- You can finally have real estate Have and Want information with contact names, phone numbers, email addresses, and websites in your pocket ready to access at your fingertips!
- The membership database is there so you can look up other members and see their area of specialty and market area, with links to their website.
- Don’t forget to make sure you p1lace your information so it can be networked worldwide throughout the industry! Don’t be a secret agent, get your information where the world can access it.
There are shady people running scams every day on the Internet.
Being Smart Is NOT Enough to Protect Yourself Against Clever Online and Offline Scammer
Curious whether or not it’s a scam? Use the ScamBusters Scam Check Station … bust those scams!
Are you frustrated and overwhelmed by of all of the scams, spam and other junk you see every day on the Internet and in your email box? Do you wish you had a way to know – for sure – what’s real and what’s not? If so, you’ve come to the right place the fourth instalment in our Online Security Series can teach you how to spot and avoid Scareware as well as ID theft.
Scambusters is a public service website and email newsletter that has helped over 11 million people protect themselves from internet scams, identity theft and spam since 1994. That also happens to be the same year that ICIWorld started on the Internet as the first real estate Have and Want information service! Subscribe to receive their newsletter for free.
If you’re unsure or simply curious whether or not something is a scam. Find out ScamBusters Scam Check Station.
I use this service all of the time! What do you use to stay up to date with the different scams online?
Realtor Quest is now over, if you weren’t able to attend you missed one of the busiest years yet.
TREB members can attend free.
All Realtors can attend by paying a $25 per day fee.
No where can you see as many products and services in one day as you could for a whole year otherwise. Bring lots of business cards.
We can think we know it all about internet security and out of nowhere our computer is hit with a virus. In this article we’re going to go over Virus’ and Security Threats because a preventative strategy is far better than sitting around waiting for something to go wrong!
You could cruise down the road for mile after mile, but if you don’t t have an oil change, at some point, your car is going to break down. You need to keep the inside of your car protected to drive it and the same goes for your computer. Installing a virus protection program might seem like a headache and a task you just can’t make time for, but it is a must to keep your computer protected.
If you use Windows Vista take a quick look at this basic video which discusses security for your computer. The concept is the same for most other types of computers as well.
Windows XP Security Software Providers recommends that you install security software to help protect your computer from viruses and other security threats, and that you keep your security software up to date.
Your own Internet Service Provider may even be able to provide free protection software! Ask them and your computer advisors what they recommend.
By simply being aware of these potential problems you can easily avoid spending hundreds to thousands of dollars fixing your computer once it crashes, never mind trying to replace lost data! Hopefully with our Internet Security Series our members and readers will be better informed about the dangers that lurk online. Protect yourself!
Millions of Canadians as well as Americans are scammed out of billions of dollars every year. Have you ever lost money in a scam? If not consider yourself lucky, read this article to brush up on your internet security knowledge.
The first topic we’ll cover in our Internet Security Series is Fraud, Tricks, and Scams that one can encounter on the internet.
Just because you receive something in an email or find it online it doesn’t make it valid! It’s amazing how many people in this day and age still fall for online scams. In many cases people are duped in to believing something because of the hope to gain a great prize. Other scams are more intricate and can make you believe that an email came from your bank when it was really someone trying to get your log in details in an attempt to defraud you.
Here’s some of the scams we’ve seen in the past;
Make Belief Charitable Organizations
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has compiled a guide to help the public avoid scams and ensure their donations are of maximum value.
The Better Business Bureau recommends the public consult the Canadian Revenue Agency’s list of registered charities and relief organizations.
Cyber Criminals Hack into 2,500 Companies
WASHINGTON (Feb 19, 2010) – More than 75,000 computer systems at nearly 2,500 companies in the United States and around the world have been hacked in what appears to be one of the largest and most sophisticated attacks by cyber criminals discovered to date, according to a Northern Virginia security firm. You can read the full article here to see the spectrum of intelligence used to pull of such a feat.
Identity theft has been on the rise along with new technologies and now costs Canadians an estimated $2 billion annually.
More than 1,000 Canadians a month contact PhoneBusters after being victimized by identity theft, and through June 30 of this year 2009, almost 6,700 complained they’d lost about $5.2 million.
Canada has become a haven for credit card fraudsters because of this country’s patchwork of policing and enforcement, says the head of the Canadian Bankers Association.
Phantom Debt Collectors & Telephone Scams
Phantom Debt Collectors from India Harass Americans and Demand Money – Watch on ABC News
Costa Rica Cracks Down on Alleged Telephone Scammers. The raids represented a new front in the effort to cripple the potent phone scams, which were initially organized by Americans and Canadians living in Costa Rica, but have since blossomed into what authorities believe is an extensive crime ring populated by both Westerners and Costa Rican citizens. Last October, ABC News reported on a scam exploiting the good name of the Make-A-Wish Foundation that has siphoned more than $20 million from unsuspecting Americans and tracked down two fugitives who had been hiding in Costa Rica. Read the full article here.
How Can you Protect Yourself?
Established in January of 1993, PhoneBusters is the Canadian Anti-Fraud Call Centre managed on a tripartite basis by the Ontario Provincial Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Competition Bureau Canada. PhoneBusters plays a key role in educating the public about specific fraudulent telemarketing pitches. Their mandate now also includes facilitating prosecution by United States agencies through extradition, and by the Competition Bureau under the Competition Act.
There are tons of way to protect yourself online and reading all 14 articles our of our Online Security Series is one of them!
Realtor Quest. One of the largest real estate trade shows in the world. No where can you see as many products and services in one day, face to face, as you can in this trade show for Realtors.
All Realtors are invited. It is free to TREB members. There is a small charge per day for non members of TREB but members of organized real estate.
ICIWorld has one of the busiest booths at the show. One reason is we make a statement that you could have a $30,000 website and it would not be as powerful as the websites we supply from ICIWorld for $199/year, ie: $16.50/mo
This video is a glimpse of that trade show.
Mobile Marketing Solutions for Real Estate
Today’s consumers are more aware of the use of Smart Phone Technology and the ability to view, order, and purchase goods/services and make reservations.
Real Estate professionals need the best tools available to market their services, including Mobile Apps.
Let ICIWorld show you how to increase sales while building loyalty, branding your company, making it easier for clients to contact you, locate your office, and many more mobile device native features, such as GPS Coupons, QR Code Scanner, and more.
Our service offering includes the following at a fixed cost of $79 per month (first two months discounted to $59 per month (trial period) and a one time customized for you App development fee of $3000.
Hosted Mobilized Web Site (Free with Subscription)
Mobile App Customized for your brokerage
Integrated Google Maps
Integrated One Touch Dial
Social Media Interface
Find Your Car Feature
Vidoes and Images (Gallery)
For More Information, contact: Gary Nusca 416-214-4875
Many web designers only focus on the actual look and feel of a page and dismiss seemingly minor details like the page title. However, a good title can, in just a few words, tell your visitors what they can expect by reading your page. More importantly, the page title is the only way that many visitors will be able to identify and find your page. A good title can therefore increase the traffic to your site.
More and more Internet users rely on search engines every day, and search engines use page titles to generate the links displayed after a search. Let’s suppose that you own a company called The Attic, that specializes in vintage clothing and you have just submitted your website to a search engine. If the title of your page is: “The Attic. Specializing in Vintage Clothing”, it is OK. Certainly, it is better than just “Welcome to the Attic”.
However, a better option would be: “Vintage Clothing by The Attic”. The reason is that, most likely, a visitor that comes to your site from a search engine will not conduct a search for “The Attic”, but probably will do it for “Vintage Clothing”. The fact that those keywords are in your title, and especially because they are at the beginning, will increase the chance of the search engine displaying your page within the search results, and will increase the likelihood that the user will notice the link and click on it.
An exception are large companies with superb name brand recognition. They may be better off by starting the page title with the company or the brand name, since they will be well known to most users and their purpose will be evident. For all that matters, they may even not need to rely on search engines for traffic at all.
Another reason to pay close attention to the page title is that it is used by web browsers to name the page when it is bookmarked. If a user goes through her favorite files and doesn’t recognize your page due to a lousy page title, she may by-pass it, and, as a result, you will waste a precious opportunity to get easy traffic to your site.
In summary, you want to use a page title that clearly states the purpose of the page, that will catch the user’s eye when it is displayed by a search engine, and that will be easily identifiable by the user when he browses through his files in the Favorites folders.
“How can I promote my website?”
What good is a website if you have no traffic.
A question we’re often asked is “How can I promote my website?” We can help you to Learn How to Promote Your Real Estate Website.
We know how important a website is because our service places over 14,000 real estate have and want ads on a broker’s website in a way where they are contacted by their leads directly!
Benefits: If a broker receives 10 calls that lead to referrals (five minutes each) and they all go through at an average of $3,000 each, that’s $30,000 for 50 minutes work if you figure five minutes per referral. One broker has now done fifteen!
So driving traffic to your web site becomes a very profitable venture.
Below we’re listed some ways for you to promote your real estate website. Feel free to leave us a comment telling us some of your tips, we always appreciate it. You can also watch our video which discusses some of these methods.
Obtain a Keyword-Rich Domain Name
Pick one that ties your area to real estate (DenverRealEstate.com) to improve your visibility with search engines; for large cities, focusing on a suburb will increase your chance to come out on top (LittletonRealEstate.com). You can have more than one domain name pointing to your web site. You can even have yourname.com
If you need more help with domain names click here for a video tutorial
This is a .wmv file and will download to your computer, you can play it with most video players.
Start handing out more of your business cards with your real estate website address. Inform people you have residential listings with color photos and slide show displays, 20,000 commercial real estate listings with 50-100 new listings per day coming in on your web site! If they want information on any of them, they just have to call you.
Promote the Facts
Put this on all your promotional material including letterhead and envelopes.
Tell them what is on your web site: Thousands of residential and commercial real estate ads.
Make sure everyone knows you have 14,000 Have and Want ads on your home page. Over $1 Trillion of Buyers, over $8 Billion Properties For Sale and For Lease. In any advertising that you do, let people know you have this information. They will visit your home page.
Let them know there are hundreds of new listings coming in regularly, which will encourage them to visit your web site on a regular basis. By letting people know you have buyers, people may be more inclined to list with you since they see how well connected you are in the market place. How did you gain all of these connections? Through your membership with ICIWorld of course!
Don’t be Afraid of Keywords
Place key words in your meta tags on your home page. The major search engines of the world send out “spiders” to crawl every website on the Internet. They immediately go to the “meta tags” on your web site, take those words, and place them in their search engine index. The next time someone searches those words in that search engine, your page will come up.We can help. Register for A FREE Webinar!
Consider a Budget for Sponsored Links
If your page comes up as one of 5,000,000 pages during a search, people won’t be able to find your real estate website. However, you can sponsor a link so that you’re on top. Sponsored links in search engines average .15 cents per click to $.50 per click and more. Every time a person clicks on your link you are debited .15 cents.
What should you budget for promoting your real estate website?
We suggest you start with a budget of $50 per month to $200 per month for three months. Each month when your budget is reached your sponsored link will stop and then restart next month. In the case of real estate, if you are specific about what you sponsor, you can get very high qualified leads only. Would you pay .15 cents for a lead where you end up selling a shopping center? This is possible to do with the right wording go to Google Ad Words to learn more. Also visit this search tool, it explains searches and estimated costs, it even gives you suggested search terms.
Use Search Engine Promotions
Home pages and web sites are like billboards. If a billboard is in your garage, no one can see it. If it is on a highway then many people can see it. Promote your web site in search engines and any and everywhere you can.
Utilize your Emails
Promote your web site in the signature files of your email. Every email that you send can contain a signature file that is attached to every email that you send out. Advertise 14,000 commercial haves and wants on your web site with a link to your web site.Register for A FREE Webinar!
Reach Out within Your Community
Economic Development Agencies are departments that most cities have to promote business in their communities. You can ask to have your web site listed on their site.Develop a list of fax numbers and email address’ of all businesses in your community. Send them a list of Haves and Wants once a quarter, every 3 months, of listings in your area. People love reading real estate ads. Then provide the link to your web site. We suggest you use Winfax Pro to do group faxes. By doing this you are building a real estate practice, not just chasing the almighty deal.
Join Groups such as The Builders Association
Distribute information to them at meetings, etc. and build databases of people interested in real estate. Join other groups, Chambers of Commerce, any groups of people. There are always people interested in investing and dealing in real estate.
Some Quick Ways to Promote your Website
- Network your web site to the people you already do business with your lawyers, accountants, doctors and dentists.
- Place a magnetic sign on your car or license plate holder.
- Take out radio ads, billboards on all the major highways in the USA. You get the picture. Promote it.
- Literally invite any and everyone to visit your web site to view haves and wants in real estate. When they are interested in something, they should contact you.
- Develop a press kit. Notify them of sales in your area. Include “provided by” information with links to your web site.
Know your Website Inside and Out
Analyze your web site. The basis of ALL search engine rankings is keywords. Users enter keyphrases in Search Engines to get information they need, It is VERY important that you optimize for such key phrases. There’s a tool that provides you keyword suggestions and reports on their monthly search estimates, check it out by clicking here.
As anyone with a Web site knows, you need to appear in search results to get visitors to the site. The higher up in the search results, the better. That’s because most surfers don’t make it past the first page of search results. The process of getting a good ranking in search results is called search engine optimization (SEO). Many people, even experienced techies, misunderstand SEO, or consider it hocus-pocus. Over the years, many people have sought to manipulate search sites’ results so their pages appear high in the rankings. This often involved trickery. Search sites try to weed out sites that use these tactics.
Steps to a better Search Engine Rank.
- You need to consider the search terms you will target. Start by picking five relevant terms. As mentioned this tool will help you pick out alternative terms. Be realistic. With really popular terms, it may be impossibly difficult to get a good ranking. So pick moderately popular terms.
- Pick five pages from your site. Each should be related to one of the terms. Focus on writing clear, concise content that uses the term throughout the page. The idea is to achieve good keyword density. But don’t overdo it. Otherwise, search sites will think you’re “keyword stuffing.” This is when you cram words into a page. Search sites flag this as trickery.
- Find reputable sites that are related to yours. Speak with the owners and ask if they will link to your site. They may ask to exchange links. The more inbound links to your site, the easier it is for search sites to find you. Each link coming into your site is akin to a vote for its credibility. But you want these votes to come from legitimate sites. Link farms, or sites that serve no other purpose than to list links, are bad news.
Key Word Mistakes
People often choose keywords that in their mind are describe the activity of their website. You have to discover which words and phrases the average user is inputting to find your product or service. For instance, if you have a relationship site, you might discover that “relationship guide” does not work for you, even though it has the “relationship” keyword, while “dating advice” works like a charm.
Choosing the right keywords can make or break your SEO campaign. Even if you are very resourceful, you can’t think on your own of all the great keywords, but a good keyword suggestion tool, like the one suggested in this article, will help you find keywords that are good for your site. You might also want to check out the ‘Top ten mistakes’ made in SEO.
These are the best ways to build traffic to your site. Keep in mind that it may take several months to see results. In the interim, you may wish to consider online advertising, if your budget allows it.
ICIWorld.com is a Society of Real Estate Brokers and Salespeople. In business since 1994 we provide a Real Estate Information Listing Service for Investment, Commercial, Industrial and Residential Real Estate Professionals. Visit nreils.com to explore new real estate opportunties.