Active Rain Banned By Google : Link spam ruins great resource

Morgan Carey posted this 11 6,843 Views

I would imaging that got everyones attention - It's not true, but it could happen and unless some changes are made, it may very well become a reality. This will be a very long post, but if you would like to see Active Rain stay in Google's good graces like I would, I think it's important that you read this. Active Rain is a social networking / blogging community that has opened it's doors and very graciously allowed it's users (Realtors and other professionals servicing the real estat...

Austin Luxury Homes

jimolenbush posted this 3 2,485 Views

Just listed!  -  New construction luxury home in Austin, Texas  -  $1,695,000 This beautiful custom home features breathtaking panoramic views.  The home has 6 bedrooms and 6.5 baths, and it is just over 5600 s.f. per the builder's blueprints.  The home has three levels and includes an elevator.  This property is located in northwest Austin in an exclusive subdivision of similar properties.   MLS# 3133968 Call Crystal Guthrie, Realtor at 512-422-3452...

Outbound link abuse in REW Blogs

Morgan Carey posted this 3 4,044 Views

Ok, so not everyone is a search engine expert - I need to accept that, and I do, I really do. I also cannot expect people to know what is not acceptable when publishing an REW Blog unless I spell it out for them so here it goes - Unacceptable REW Blog linking practice #1: Irrelevant outbound linking I come across this one particular situation quite a bit and it just flat out bothers me. What I am referring to is the practice of hyper linking keywords within a blog post to your websites th...

Wallenpaupack Lake Estates Real Estate

Dave Kovaleski posted this 1,406 Views

Wallenpaupack Lake Estates is one of many communities in the northern region of the Poconos, but this community has a distinct advantage.  This community is strategically placed in an area where it has two of its own smaller lakes, Deer Lake and Beaver Lake and then it has Lake rights to one of Pennsylvania’s largest man-made lakes, Lake Wallenpaupack.   This clever positioning offers vacationers and full time residents a great advantage in the way of recreation.  ...

Your Credit and Divorce

Gulf Coast Associates posted this 2,866 Views

If you're contemplating going through a divorce, you'll want to look closely at issues involving your credit. Understanding the different kinds of credit accounts and mortgage loan liabilities should help illuminate how to keep yourself from getting into credit difficulties. Simply trying to rely on the wording of a divorce decree as to who is responsible for existing debts is a surefire way to get yourself into credit trouble. Lenders and other creditors are not parties to such documents...

Florida DOE Toughens School Grading Standards

Calum posted this 991 Views

Many parents and educators were dismayed when the state released its new school grades at the end of June. Thanks to a change in the grading system for schools, the number of Florida schools that received F’s nearly quadrupled from 2006 to 2007 – from 21 to 82 schools with failing grades. At the same time, fewer schools than last year were able to achieve A ratings, and many schools saw their grade slip at least one letter grade downward.   What happened?   ...

Hideout Real Estate

Dave Kovaleski posted this 1,986 Views

The Hideout is a gated, recreational community in the North East area of the Pocono Mountains.  This security patrolled community offers up some of the best real estate opportunities in North East Pennsylvania. Summer vacationers and full time residents get to enjoy the lakes and ponds, one of which power boats are allowed.  They also take advantage of the golf course, many gaming courts, and an indoor sports complex.  With a softball field, indoor and out door tennis court...

Pasco Farmers Market and Pasco Fiery Food Festival

Spoken Gently posted this 2,177 Views

One thing that can really draw in large crowds (locals, visitors, tourists, homeowners, those thinking about relocation and real estate) and contribute to a growing tourism industry and Pasco Wa real estate market is a good festival or event. Fortunately, the exciting community of Pasco, in Washington’s famous Tri-Cities, offers two fantastic festivals/events every year, attracting crowds from near and far. The first is the Pasco Farmers Market, an ongoing event held every year during th...

Proof that Real Estate Agents Get Paid Too Much!

Malok posted this 16 9,007 Views

Everyone knows real estate agents (and realtors) get paid too much. Just look at their cars, the fancy clothes they wear - and they always have the latest "toys" - from PDA's to laptop computers, they are always donning the latest technology thats available. Only professional athletes, and lottery winners have as many gadgets as real estate agents do. And if thats not enough to convince you - just wait until you get to a closing, and watch the monster check that they go wal...

Compiling a list of helpful posts and threads for new REW Blog users

Morgan Carey posted this 11 4,951 Views

REW Blogs are different than a lot of the other real estate blogging platforms in the sense that they are set up with many different elements, each one with it's own specific function constructed to help the user make the most of their blogs, and help them not only maintain a very high level of quality, but also make sure they are always in compliance with all search engines terms of usage. We also make constant improvements to REW blogs to help the users get their blogs seen by those int...