Platform updates

We're constantly researching, building, and implementing new innovative technology and features to provide you with the best possible experience in the land market. Here you can stay on top of LandSearch updates and improvements to make sure you're not missing anything.

General improvements

This release brings a wide range of improvements, focused on mobile behavior and overall application performance. We also began to extend the functionality of profiles with additional attributes and promoted agents recommendations.

added
  • Introduced new detailed profile fields
  • Added featured agent functionality on homepage and properties
  • Added optional preview copy to property location pages for improved SEO
  • Added page number to paginated directories
updated
  • Refactored service worker and added navigation preloading
  • Improved profile detail layout
  • Implemented various measures to improve Cumulative Layout Shift
  • Improved preloading and lazy-loading functionality
  • Improved enlarged property media cosmetics
  • Overhauled mobile properties layout for improved usability
  • Cached the user location in local storage for improved response time
fixed
  • Added schema to rendered property and profile detail pages
  • Resolved hundreds of cosmetic, SEO, and performance issues throughout the site

Global enhancements

This is our largest release to date with global improvements throughout the site that addresses user experience, mobile behavior, performance, and search engine optimization.

added
  • Added postal code to breadcrumbs
  • Added on-page SEO copy and meta descriptions to profiles
  • Dynamically server-side render directories and entry detail pages
  • Enable guest profile and listing issue reporting
  • Added detail links to mobile navigation
updated
  • Improved autocomplete relevancy and add typo tolerance
  • Allow setting leads to exclusively deliver to the lead email
  • Improved property and profile quality scoring
  • Offset the gallery thumbnails to exclude the first image
  • Pan the map tooltip into view as needed
  • Route API endpoints more efficiently to proxy and balancer
  • Allow clicking on map and low zoom levels on mobile devices
  • Moved the map URL hash segment to the filter values
  • Removed location input geolocation functionality
  • Pre-render significantly more markup server-side
  • Optimize map painting and overall functional performance
  • Significantly improve collection filtering performance
fixed
  • Don't render unsupported integrations in IE11
  • Resolved hundreds of cosmetic, SEO, and performance issues throughout the site

Experience optimization

This release focuses on optimizing the user experience after weeks of detailed reporting. Updates include significant performance, design, and accessibility improvements.

added
  • Added mobile filter count indicator
  • Implemented new font for increased legibility
  • Allow setting an optional note when sharing pages
  • Added relevant location redirection to inactive listings
updated
  • Increased the collection size for properties and profiles
  • Improved the performance of fallback satellite thumbnails
  • Optimized the property detail page responsiveness
  • Significantly improved autocomplete relevancy
  • Listing and profile message content is now optional
  • Restructured sitemaps for optimized search indexation
  • Increased the lazyload threshold for more an improved scroll experience
fixed
  • Numeric inputs now show the correct mobile keyboard style
  • Significantly improved accessibility globally
  • Resolved hundreds of cosmetic, SEO, and performance issues throughout the site

Performance and cosmetics

With our largest release to date we made major strides in performance and overall site fit and finish with a focus on mobile devices. We also revamped the homepage considerably and made iterative improvements to over a dozen components.

added
  • Implement additional lazy loading, natively where possible
  • Added the position reset control to favorites
  • Redesigned the approach to mobile map property previews
  • Engage user location on properties page lazily as needed
  • Added spec toggle to map property previews
  • Added a fallback view when no autocomplete results are available
updated
  • Made major enhancements to the property detail and overall site responsive layout
  • Began addressing various CLS (cumulative layout shift) issues reported by Google
  • Redesigned the homepage with tag links and an agent finder
  • Statically render additional on-page content for improved SEO
  • Improved lazy loading, event unbinding, and map choropleth performance significantly
  • Redesigned cookie consent which can now only be explicitly acknowledged
fixed
  • Resolved various issues with map bounds and zoom handling
  • Resolved analytic references to profile previews
  • Resolved mobile flash positioning with the Visual Viewport API
  • Resolved dozens of cosmetic, SEO, and performance issues throughout the site

Overall site polishing

We've continued polishing various components of the site and improving user experience based on feedback.

added
  • Added high-level stats to location-based property listing pages
  • Added a broadband Internet performance map layer
  • Added support for Matterport virtual tour embeds
  • Only show location options with active listings or profiles
  • Greatly improved the performance of image galleries
  • Created comprehensive drill down on-page sitemap
  • Added perimeter value to mapping parcel inspector
  • Improved the overall layout of property preview cards
  • Added postal code to properties previews
  • Removed the sticky header functionality to resolve various issues
updated
  • Added additional property preview spec detail and improved layout
  • Changed print view map styling and show branded marker
  • Improved marker contrast on all maps
  • Converted sort links to dropdown selection
fixed
  • Resolved issues with scrollbar cropping and inconsistent behavior
  • Resolved dozens of cosmetic, SEO, and performance issues throughout the site