What is a Saved Link?
A saved link is a tool in IDX Broker that allows users to showcase listings from certain cities, counties, postal codes, subdivisions, etc. We could even filter them by price range or any other search criteria available in the IDX Broker Advanced Search. IDX Broker Saved Links are ideal to create simple and effective community pages that you can link directly from your website. You can also share them with your leads.
Where to Create a Saved Link
In order to create an IDX Broker Saved Link you need to first log in to your IDX Broker account.
Now you are on the IDX Broker Dashboard. From here, navigate to Design>Website>Saved Links.
On this page, you will be able to create, edit and delete your IDX Broker Saved Links.
To create a new IDX Broker Saved Link, just click on the CREATE LINK button located at the top-right:
In this post, we are going to create an IDX Broker Saved Link for Condos under 500K.
Saved Link Example Walkthrough
Step 1 – Pick a Seach Page
The first step after clicking the CREATE LINK button is to choose the kind of search you want to do. The options are: Address, Advanced Search, Basic Search, Email Update Signup, Listing ID, Polygon, Map Search, and Custom.
In this example, we are going to select the Advanced Search option and click the Next Step button:
Step 2 – Search Criteria
In this step, you have to enter the search criteria you want to use for your IDX Broker Saved Link. For our example, the search criteria we are going to use is:
- Property Type = Residential
- Property Sub Type = Condominium
- Status = Active
- Max Price = $500,000
- Refinement = Has Image (this is optional but it would be good to have images in all our listings)
- Sort By = Most expensive to least (also optional)
NOTE: The name and the values of these fields could be different in your MLS area.
It is recommended to click on the “View Results in New Window” button, to make sure you are getting the results you are expecting for each IDX Broker Saved Link.
Please click the “Next Step” button when you are done adding your search criteria.
Step 3 – SEO Settings
Now you have to name your IDX Broker Saved Link and configure some SEO fields to make it SEO-friendly. This way, your leads will read proper information when you share the URL.
Only the “Page Title” and “Link URL (Name)” are mandatory. The rest of the fields are optional, but filling in those fields provides more information to your leads.
You will also find a Sub-header section below the SEO settings. In this Sub-header section, you can add any text or an image you want to include in your IDX Broker Saved Link. In this example we are going to add this title: “Condos Under 500K”
Now you're done, click the “Save & Manage links” button to finish unless you want to create another link. If so, you should click the “Save & Create another link” button instead.
Either way, now you should be able to see the IDX Broker Saved Link you just created if you visit the Saved Links main page.
Ways to Use Saved Links
There are several options for you to work with your new IDX Broker Saved Link, you can share the URL with your clients or leads as we did a few lines ago in this article, you can use it on your website navigation menu, regular text links and images are good options too.
You can use your website content (text or images) to link your IDX Broker Saved Link. You only have to enter the URL of your saved link in the URL field.
The process will be different on each editor, but the main idea is to add an image or some text and use the link tool to configure the URL of your IDX Broker Saved Link on it.
For example, this is a text link: Condos Under 500K
This is an image link:
You can share the URL of the IDX Broker Saved Link with your leads via email, text message, or social networks. You only have to copy/paste the URL. For example, this is the URL for the Saved Link we created in this article: https://savvyenterprises.idxbroker.com/i/condos-under-500k.
Website Navigation Menu
Adding your IDX Broker Saved Links to your navigation menu is one of the most common ways to share them with your website visitors.
How can you do that? It will depend on the platform or CMS you used to build your website.
Below, let’s see some examples:
You need to go to Appearance->Menu, then select the option Custom Links, paste the URL, type some Link Text, and click on the “Add to Menu” button.
To add the IDX Broker Saved Link to the navigation menu of your Wix website, you have to go to the option Menu & Pages->Site Menu and click on the “Add a Link” button:
Then you have to select the “Web Address” opinion in the new popup window, paste the URL, choose if you want to open the IDX Broker Saved Link in a new window or the current window, and finally, you need to click on the “Done” button.
Adding your IDX Broker Saved Link to the navigation menu of your Squarespace is really simple. First, you have to go to Pages:
The next step is to click on the “+” button located to the right of the “MAIN NAVIGATION” label:
Now you have to choose the “Link” option at the bottom:
Finally, you can enter the IDX Broker Link title, paste the URL and click on the "Save" button when you are done.