This article deals with properly configuring a neighborhood page for your website.
From here you can click 'All Neighborhoods' to view all of your existing neighborhoods and edit one of those, or 'Add New Neighborhood' to add starting a new neighborhood page right away.
Once you're on the page, one of the first 'modules' you should see is the 'Select the Neighborhood'
1) Select the Area
This determines how the Listings are shown on your area pages. You have a bunch of options here but in most cases, you'll want to 'Choose from List of Showcase IDX Areas.' In many cases, your MLS may store multiple entries for a single neighborhood, so if that's the case, make sure to add all of them.
The auto-complete function will populate the possible choices in the left square, click the '+' sign on any applicable areas.
2) Show Area and School Data by
We receive this data on a 'City' and 'Zip' code level by Home Junction. In most cases, when setting data for a neighborhood, you'll want to use the 'Use Zip Code(s)' option and use the zip code or zip codes that best represent your neighborhood. If this is a Condo Building, many of our clients have indicated a preference to simply remove this data from these pages.
We are creating a 'Neighborhood' page, but we've added a feature to be able to designate the neighborhood as a 'condo' if you're creating the page for a condo building.
Normally, as you add neighborhoods, they will populate in a drop down on the right side of the main Parent City page. If you designate your neighborhood as a 'condo', it will appear in a separate drop down specifically for condos on the Parent City page.
In this above example, 'Newry" is a parent city, and then you can see there is a field "Condo Buildings in Newry" - if we add neighborhoods, there will be another field displaying "Neighborhoods in Newry"
If you want to change the title of the page for SEO purposes, make sure to fill in the 'Our Areas' field, which is what will show in your Featured Areas homepage slider and on your main Our Areas hub page.
Example Usage: Let's say, for SEO, you want to change your page name from 'Newry' to 'Newry Homes for Sale & Area Information'. You wouldn't want the second title to be shown in your Featured Areas section of your homepage, so you would need to fill in 'Newry' in the area name field.
Other Available Fields
1) Visual Editor
Here is of course where you'll add your summary of the area! If you ordered written area content, we'll place that info here once it's ready.
2) Insert URL to YouTube Video
If you want to add YouTube videos to the page, copy and paste the links to those videos here. Make sure to insert only one per line if inputting multiple videos
3) Gallery Images
This controls the images that will show on the page. Please note that once added, you can drag images to rearrange them, and click the 'pencil' icon that shows when you hover over an image to add a caption
3) Yoast SEO
For more on this topic, visit our intro to SEO concepts tutorial.
1) Select 'Connected Items'
If you write blog posts about or pertaining to, a specific City or Neighborhood, you can attach them and they'll appear under a tab on the page titled 'Related Blog Posts' (you can also attach posts from the actual post editor)
2) Set the 'Featured Image'
This is the image that will appear at the top of your area page, and in thumbnails on the homepage if you've chosen to feature your neighborhood page on the homepage.