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Below are common questions and answers that will address most of the questions you may have regarding your Pointwide Solutions website.
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Zillow has recently transitioned to a revenue model, so you may wish to stop all of your properties from being sent to their platform. To do this, simply go to your Content Manager and navigate to Website Preferences > Edit Website Options > Enable Property Syndication?
When we initially created your account, it was assigned a temporary URL address. To use your permanent address (www.YourDomain.com), set your A Record in your domain registrar control panel (such as GoDaddy). Please refer to the setup email we sent for the A record value and instructions. Once you have set your A record, your site will usually be live within 2 hours, but in some cases, it may take up to 24 hours for propagation to complete.
Your new site will be "found" by the search engines within a week or two of going live. The search engines will look at 3 primary areas to determine where to put you in the search results for your keywords:
1. Content on your main page. Be sure to include keywords in your Introductory text to include your services, "Residential Property Management", and the areas or communities that you serve, for example, "Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas".
2. The age of your site. The longer your site is in operation, the better your rankings will be.
3. Links to your site from other sites. The search engines will award you with "credibility points" if other sites link to you. Be sure to have your site listed on related Real Estate directory or professional affiliation sites.
You may also submit your site manaully to Google using this link: Google site submit
Here is a simple explanation of Google's methodology: About.com: How to Improve Your Site's Google Ranking
It may take up to 24 hours for your change to propagate throughout the internet, and for your new site to be viewable. Often, the process only takes 1-2 hours, but be prepared for a possible longer delay. This is completely normal and expected.
It is sometimes necessary to force a page to refresh to see your latest changes. If you are using Windows, press CTRL-F5 on your keyboard. If you are using a Mac, hold the shift key down and click your browser's refresh icon. If refreshing the page doesn't work, you may need to restart your browser and your computer. Please also note that your Internet Service Provider may cache your site for a couple days. You may also try a different browser, such as Firefox or Chrome to view your changes.
Pointwide Solutions has always provided a feed of our property managers' vacancies to Zillow and their syndication partners at no cost to you. We have provided this data to Zillow for several years.
Beginning in 2019, Zillow has begun to charge a fee to property managers in selected states for their listings to appear on the Zillow network. Pointwide does not have a revenue-sharing agreement
with Zillow or any of our syndication partners. We do not benefit from these fees in any way.
The agreement that Zillow is asking you to enroll in is not related to Pointwide Solutions in any way. We will always provide the vacancy data feed to Zillow, but if you do not have an agreement with Zillow, your vacancies will not appear on the Zillow website or their partner sites.
As of July 1, 2020, property managers in the following states will find it necessary to sign an agreement with Zillow and pay their fees in order for their properties to appear on the Zillow network:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Please visit this Zillow page for more information.
As of 1/1/2020, Pointwide no longer provides email services with new accounts. To receive email at your domain URL, you will need to select an email service such as GoDaddy, Microsoft, Google etc. Next, you'll need to login to your domain name registrar control panel (usually GoDaddy) and set the MX records to point to your email service. Your email provider will provide these MX settings.
For your reference, here are instructions on how to set your MX records with: Godaddy
Pointwide is unable to provide tech support for your email services. We have provided this information for your convenience.
AOL, Comcast and other email providers have recently made changes to the way they handle email traffic which may affect your company's ability to receive mail from customer-submitted forms on your website. The solution to this issue is to set the Primary Recipient: Email address:value to a domain-specific email address, for example, email@example.com, rather than an AOL/Comcast/etc email address, such as firstname.lastname@example.org. This is accessed in your Content Manager using the function: Edit form submission email addresses.
Many property managers prefer to display their Leased properties in their inventory, but do not want those properties to appear as available to Pointwide's syndication partners. To stop these properties from being included in our daily syndication feed, simply edit the property photos, and select the "Leased" label for the main photo. That's it! It may take a few days for Zillow, Trulia, etc. to update their database and hide your property.
To make our websites as secure as possible, we have implemented a stringent set of code designed to detect and combat hacker intrusions. One of the conditions our code looks for is a set of words common to hacker tactics. This list of words appears below. Please avoid the use of these words when creating new content, or editing existing content: "char", "nchar", "varchar", "nvarchar", "alter", "begin", "cast", "create", "cursor", "declare", "delete", "drop", "exec", "execute", "fetch", "insert", "kill", "select", "sys", "sysobjects", "syscolumns", "table", "update"
Yes, use the powerful editor to upload photos, graphics & logos into your text. You will see features which allow you to align the photo, add a border & more.
Yes, use the editor's link feature to add a link to another site, your sales site, your IDX listings & more.
Use the "Edit Form Submission Email Addresses" function in your Content Manager to determine where each form is sent. You may also CC to additional email addresses.
We do everything we can to protect you from spambots, including utilizing industry-standard Captcha technology from Google, however, spambots often find ways to bypass this technology, so you may receive spam messages occasionaly.
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