XSites Network Ranking

This document explains how the XSites Network ranking system works and offers suggestions for better search results as well as ways to improve how you're ranked.

Document 9000  |  Last updated:  03/03/2023 MJY

The ranking system for the XSites Network weighs a number of factors when determining results, but the primary influence is when the XSite was purchased and how long it has been up and running. The reason we do this is to reward our most loyal XSites customers.

For a more in‑depth look at how sites are ranked on the XSites Network, keep reading.

The XSites Network is separate from other search engines like Google. To improve your ranking on sites like Google and Bing, check out our Search Engine Optimization help guide.

How sites are ranked on the XSites Network

Appraisers are ranked on the XSites Network based on the following criteria:

  1. The first highlighted spot is awarded to the XSite with coverage in that county that has the highest level of customization. This includes tasks such as customizing your theme, customizing your page titles, enabling online ordering, configuring a domain, and including a company logo.
  2. Next, the list displays appraisers sorted by the length of time they have owned an XSite with a la mode.
Your coverage area is based on what you select on Step 4 of the XSite Wizard, Online Ordering. Click here to learn more about the XSite Wizard.

The XSites Network list is updated once a day, so changes made to your site and/or coverage won't show up immediately.

XSites Directory Generator vs. XSites Network

There are two different ways sites are listed:

  • XSites Directory Generator results are pages that are linked to from http://www.alamode.com/DirectoryGenerator/default.htm. The purpose of these pages is to capture search engine traffic by having a frequently updated list of appraiser contact information surrounded by search terms. Instead of forcing the search engine bots to go through a user interface and make selections, the data is output into a flat file that is easy to crawl. This system generates thousands of visits to our customer’s sites every week - it's especially effective in rural areas.
  • The XSites Network was designed to be a consumer-facing site for people to search for real estate professionals.

Both sites provide inbound links to our customer sites and help the sites to be discovered by search engines. This is especially useful for customers that don't take much time to generate a site map or do other search engine related activities to optimize their site for search engines.

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