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Data on what agents really think about certain query practices and components


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#1 Litgal

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 11:23 AM

Saw this today and felt certain it would be of interest to those in the query trenches. Not just one agent's opinion--hard data. Some areas of consensus and some areas not so much. But worth looking at.

 

Takeaways (besides the long odds which everyone here knows about)--stop putting in credentials unless yours are insane, and be careful of comps. 

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:26 PM

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing.


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