Post-Nashville Summit PPC Promotion

REW Anne posted this 4,115 Views

Please note this promo ended on June 30, 2015. Last week I had the privilege of attending the REW Summit in Nashville as a speaker. This opportunity allowed me to not only to connect with our clients and share some of my favourite advanced PPC tips, but also launch a new summer promotion for REW’s AdWords, Bing/Yahoo, and Facebook services. Did you know that each of these services is now only $300/month for management, plus more savings for bundles? In addition, here’s the pro...

FMLS® to offer Sold Data through IDX starting May 13th, 2015!

REW Nick posted this 3,523 Views

Exciting news, everyone! AND it's Friday! FMLS (First Multiple Listing Service) has recently announced that effective May 13, 2015, sold listings up to three years back, will be included in all of their IDX feeds. If you're a member of FMLS with a Real Estate Webmasters website & integrated IDX and are interested in displaying Sold Data, please proceed to our Ordering New Work page for further instructions.

Mobilegeddon for real estate is here! Websites forecast to drop from SERPS April 21st

Morgan Carey posted this 3 6,282 Views

Tomorrow is April 21st, 2015 which is the date Google has announced for their new algorithm aimed at improving user experience for mobile searches. A few weeks ago I wrote a quick blog post on how to test for mobile friendliness and what to do if your website is NOT mobile friendly and gets hit by "Mobilegeddon" - you can read that blog post here. In case you missed it: Website Mobile Testing If you missed the last update on how to test your website for mobile, you can visit https...

Happy 11th Birthday to REW - Real Estate Webmasters Celebrates 11 amazing years

Morgan Carey posted this 3 16,124 Views

Has it been 11 years already? WOW! What an amazing ride!  As always a post like this needs to start with an acknowledgement of all of our AMAZING and supportive staff over the years and of course a huge message of gratitude to our amazing customers for sticking with us through all the challenges, change and growth we have experienced in what is now 110% of a decade of operations. And of course a message of welcome to our first and only business partner who joined REW this year, the in...

Mobilegeddon's impact on real estate - what Realtors must do to survive April 21st

Morgan Carey posted this 16 6,317 Views

We are less than 2 weeks away from what the internet has called "mobilegeddon" which will happen on April 21st.  What is Mobilegeddon? In a nutshell, Mobilegeddon is a new algorithm that is going to be applied to ALL Google indexed websites. What does this algorithm do? This algorithm will evaluate and apply new ranking factors to your website based on how "mobile friendly" or "responsive" your website is. If you do not have a responsive website, it is estimated that you will LOSE A...

What's the True Cost of Technology?

Michael Audet posted this 1 2,883 Views

How Much Should I Pay and Budget For Technology?      Before I get into what technology should actually cost for real estate professionals today I think we need to look at why this is even an issue.  You could argue that the cost is the cost, etc., but I think there is a deeper issue that impacts many real estate professionals when it comes to paying for technology that we need to look at as part of this conversation.   We get to see it all the time since ...

Recent AdWords Quality Score Drops? Google Statement Here

REW Anne posted this 2,567 Views

Have you noticed a recent drop in your AdWords quality scores in the last couple of days? We have too! After receiving reports from the REW PPC team that their accounts' Quality Scores declined significantly overnight, I decided to find out what the problem is by going straight to the source: Google. Real Estate Webmasters has received confirmation from Google that these quality score drops are a temporary bug in the system. From Google (8.44am PST): "We're aware of a bug that is affecti...

REW Career Spotlight: SEO Expert / Writer

REW Melissa posted this 3,142 Views

Our SEO team is expanding again and that means we're on the lookout for hot talent to join us! I met with Hannah (pictured), one of our in-house SEO experts, to get the inside scoop on what her job is like. Find out what it's like to have an SEO career at Real Estate Webmasters! Hello Hannah! What does a typical day as an SEO expert look like for you? HG: Depending on the client, I could spend a day writing about lifestyle and homes in South Florida, or I could be setting up goal conversi...

The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® now offering Sold Listings!

REW Nick posted this 2,497 Views

I've received confirmation that the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® is now allowing the display of Sold Data! As we near the end of the first quarter, we'll start seeing a higher volume of MLS boards amending their rules to coincide with the recent changes. If you're aware of an MLS that has recently changed their rules that we haven't announced yet, by all means let us know! DISCLAIMER! It looks like the Sold Listings are only available through the RETS feed. If you're using th...

Who's Steering? You or Your Technology?

Michael Audet posted this 1 2,693 Views

Do You Like Software Developers Defining Your Business Processes? How many times in your business or personal life have you installed a new piece of software and realized after doing so, that to use it, you were going to have to make some process changes.  In other words, whether it was budgeting software, contact management or lead management software,  you realized after the purchase that to use it successfully you were going to have to ADAPT AND CONFORM to the thinking proc...