Release Notes – 2023.05.25 May 25, 2023
- New registration settings and interface cleanup
Another round of updates has been made to registration settings. In addition to spending some time cleaning up and clarifying the settings interface, we have added a new collection of settings to allow different prompting behavior when we detect that a user has arrived from a Google Ad. The mechanism we are using to detect this will work regardless of whether a customer is using our Google Ads integration tools; it’s keyed off the presence of a URL parameter that is present by default on all Google Ads accounts, so it should be broadly useful even outside customers using our own PPC offering. It is worth noting, however, that this URL parameter is controlled by a setting — known as “auto tagging” — which Google allows customers to disable. So, the most likely support issue related to this new setting will be users who have disabled it on their Google Ads account, thus preventing us from detecting users arriving from ads. We will endeavor to make help documents that clarify the need for this setting to be on, but it’s worth having our teams be informed about.
- Updates to traffic reports
Over the last few releases, we’ve been updating our Google Analytics integration to start using Google’s new API version in advance of them deprecating the current version this summer. In this release we’ve updated our traffic reports interface to start displaying the data being collected via the new API version.
- Many, many, many more keywords updates
The ongoing wave of MLSes changing data providers continues, which requires that we remap and rebuild our keyword search database. So, just another reminder to be on the lookout for previously mapped keyword terms that may have been missed in remapping.
- Sold by display
Consulted on MLS Info settings changes for CA-MRMLS.
- NC-NCRMLS (NC-PINEHURST) golf membership keywords
Added keyword search mappings to NC-NCRMLS, in including the special request for the "club membership" search term.
- NC-NCRMLS Keywords not working
Keyword search lookups for NC-NCRMLS were updated.
- SC-CCAOR Keywords
Keyword search lookups for SC-CCAOR were rebuilt after a data provider change deprecated previous mappings.
- TN-RCAOR Keywords
Keyword search lookups for TN-RCAOR were rebuilt after a data provider change deprecated previous mappings.
- AL-SAMLS Keywords
Keyword search lookups for AL-SAMLS were rebuilt after a data provider change deprecated previous mappings.
- NY-CIREB keywords
Keywords were mapped and lookups built for new MLS NY-CIREB.
- New registration settings for users arriving from google ads
New registration settings to enable special behavior when we detect users arrived via a google ad have been added. Additionally, the registration settings interface has been cleaned up and clarified.
- SC-ABOR Keywords
Keyword search lookups for SC-ABOR were rebuilt after a data provider change deprecated previous mappings.
- Update Traffic Reporting data to show GA4 data
GA4 representations for traffic are available behind a beta flag ("Google Analytics 4"). Set that flag per account for looking at the GA4 data. All the standard Traffic pages are available except for Conversions at this point. Full availability in production will be in a future release.
- MS-MBOR Keywords
Keywords were mapped for new MLS MS-MBOR.
- AR-HOTSPRINGS waterfront keyword
Improved mapping for waterfront keywords.
- GA-FMLS farm keyword
Improved mapping for farm keyword search term.
- Broker advantage credit not showing
Reactivating preserves brokers advantage.
- Unable to access Turboleads
Fixed user stack in TurboLeads.
By Kevin Ashley
Kevin is a Web Developer and Marketing Expert for iHOUSEweb. He has a degree in Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and he specializes in front end web development, web advertising, and web analytics. Kevin works closely with real estate agents all over the US, and he helps to communicate their needs to the team of Software Engineers at iHOUSEweb.