iHOUSEweb MLS is NOT indexable

My wife is a Realtor and she constantly gets solicitations from other MLS website providers and when she does she always forwards them to me so that I can see what kind of special offers or new technologies that are being offered.

Well today she forwarded this company iHOUSEweb http://www.ihouseelite.com/

Well the very first slide in there slide show say “Boost your Google ranking with an ELITE website!”

So of course being the SEO person that I am I had to take a min to see what has changed since the last time I looked them over about 2 years ago  – so I clicked on the link http://www.ihouseelite.com/samples.html.

While I was quickly realizing that all of their sample sites were all displaying NON indexable MLS listings the little Live-Chat window popped up to ask if I needed any help or if I had any questions?

So here is a copy and paste for your reading enjoyment.

Do you have any questions that I can help you with?

ME ) – do you offer a non iframed mls?

Yes we do

ME ) – all samples are showing MLS as Iframed

ME ) – can you provide me a link to a example site then?

sure http://redrockproperties.org/

ME ) – <script src=”http://idxpro.cisdata.net/AR413477/Embed/idxpro_app/“/><iframe frameborder=”0″ style=”width: 100%; height: 1201px; padding: 0pt; margin: 0pt; border: 0pt none; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent;” marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ allowtransparency=”true” src=”http://idxpro.cisdata.net/AR413477/Search/index?parent_url=http%3A//redrockproperties.org/” name=”IDXProAppFrame” id=”IDXProAppFrame”/>

ME ) – thats another Iframed solution

ME ) – these listings are non indexable

Yes they are and no it’s not framed

have you started a test drive of our IDX?

ME ) – I would only be interested if you can provide me with an example that’s not iframed


Operator Stephen enters the chat


ME ) – that’s a dead link


try it again

ME ) – http://murrayrealtyflorida.com/

ME ) – goes to godaddy

what site are you putting the IDX on?

ME ) – my real estate site – but I’m not interested in a non indexable mls

ok good luck

Session was closed.

If you need the further assistance, press Refresh button of your browser.

SO – they basically hung up on me!  LOL a live chat hang up!


So after they just live-chat hung up on me I thought I would share my story with the world to show everyone just how much BS is pushed especially this line of BS “Yes they are and no it’s not framed” – person didn’t even know what they were selling.

If you want a REAL Google boost then you should be using something like RETS PRO that uses 100% indexable listings and 100% Dynamic SEO options!


4 replies
  1. Allen White
    Allen White says:

    Google Panda doesn’t put much weight on indexed listings anymore so there is minimal boost there. Indexing your listing is phasing out and you can tell by the amount of top sites losing position in rankings… Time on site and visitor loyalty are the top 2 metrics use to rank quality sites now. Also, Penguin was released last month and puts more of a damper on the light of you topic.

  2. Chad Petty
    Chad Petty says:

    did you ever find a non framed idx mls with indexible. I am in Albuquerque, NM and Isure could use a recommendation.

  3. Chad Broussard
    Chad Broussard says:

    Pure Rubbish!

    All of my sites still get a TON of traffic from address searches!
    In fact, as of the post, almost “all” of my sites have 10’s of thousands of pages indexed in Google!

    My wife’s site has over 90k pages indexed as of this comment – and this comment is 8 months after yours so there is no need to ever worry about dumping index-able listings for some cheap iframed mls solution.

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