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Optima Express + MarketBoost IDX Plugin

Embed real estate property listings, market reports & MLS data on your WordPress site. Responsive design, great SEO & proven lead capture.

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I currently use this plugin on my site [ link redacted, please do not post links in reviews ] In the past year they've really demonstrated that they understand what some of the challenges are that face real estate agents/brokers that want to leverage the power of WordPress SEO in their IDX/RETS solution.

Although there exists NO PERFECT WORDPRESS IDX/RETS PLUG IN SOLUTION available yet, Optima Express by iHomefinder is without a doubt the best of what is out there and currently available.

There are MANY things about the process of using Optima Express on your WordPress site that will absolutely frustrate you. But there are also many things you'll enjoy.

They recently worked on allowing this plugin to play nicely with Yoast. This is a HUGE development as before, using Yoast SEO with Optima Express would cause the single property pages that have been indexed by Google to display missing or incorrect meta data. This was especially devastating to users who's intention upon purchasing Optima Express was to benefit from it's search engine index'able virtual pages.

1] Optima Express must take their clients SEO sensitivities more seriously. The recent upgrade broke the City SEO pages I had on my main landing page. It resulted in a system without a 404 or any other redirect. They acknowledged the bug within minutes, but sent me an email saying the fix would have to be considered as a candidate among many other bug fixes for the next plugin update....?....When I pressed the question, they emailed me back and said, "Oh, just create a link and repost it. That should fix it."....one must ask, "Why didn't you say that in the first email response as opposed to making me thing that I'm waiting for the next version update???"

2] A unified login widget that allows social login and ties into both the iHomefinder search update/alerts and the WordPress user functionality.

3] META SHORTCODES, META SHORTCODES, META SHORTCODES!!! Meta shortcodes that allow the user to build long tail urls and meta descriptions that are unique and interesting to Google's crawlers. [%sq_ft%] [%acres%] [%beds%] [%baths%] [%city%] [%street%]

1] Optima Express must provide a unified login widget that allows Facebook

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