Why are template websites bad for SEO?

Morgan Carey posted this 3 7,471 Views

Why are template websites bad for SEO? The funny thing is, they actually aren't - in fact there is absolutely nothing wrong with using a template website as a low cost alternative to a custom design while you are getting started and don't have the budget for a full blown custom. Users often operate under the mistaken assumption that because the source code (The html not the content) is the same, you can run into duplicate content issues. Not try at all, search engines are concerned with th...

Blogging brings real traffic - A case study for REW Bloggers

Morgan Carey posted this 1 3,160 Views

Blogging brings real traffic Earlier today, we were having a discussion on the forum about using tags in your blog and it was stated by one of the members that we should care more about the SEO benefits of our blogs vs. the actual benefit to our readers because this Realtor (and I quote) was "not convinced the general public is reading these things". I already knew better and have been teaching bloggers and webmasters for years to always write and construct your content first a...

REW Blog vs Squidoo Lens

Spoken Gently posted this 4 1,410 Views

I wanted to check out the authority of a REW blog entry versus a Squidoo lens page. Using the phrase "Tumbleweed Music Festival," a popular festival in our area, I wrote a blog entry here in REW about the Tumbleweed Music Festival, as well as a lens in Squidoo about the Tumbleweed Music Festival. I used unique content in both, as well as the same keywords where possible. Well, the winner is REW. Just thought I would pass that along!

First time on the market! $186,900

Michael Peterson posted this 727 Views

First time a unit in this building has been on the market! This top floor, corner unit offers 2 generous sized bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and to 2 balconies! This condo is bright and spacious and rentals are allowed. It’s located within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and recreation including Long Lake and it’s on the bus route.

Hurricane Flossie updates

mikey posted this 1,689 Views

Hurricane Flossie updates in plain English 9:00 P.M August 15, 2007 Flossie is gone!  Life gets back to normal. 11:00 A.M. August 15, 2007 Hurricane Flossie is downgraded to category 1.  Flossie brought rains to the south and eastern sides of the Big Island.  Currently south of Oahu, we have cloudy skies and windy weather.  It looks like everything will be okay. 11:00 A.M. August 14, 2007. Flossie has been downgraded to Category 2.  Passing approxmate...

Oakland First Time Home Buyers Hurt By Mortgage Meltdown

Oakland Ca Real Estate posted this 1,213 Views

In the past several months, several of the nations largest lenders have closed their doors. The ones that are still around have tightened up their standards in terms of who they lend money to, which puts home ownership out of reach for thousands of individuals. Even the below market interest rate programs have adjusted standards. Some people who were wating to pull  the trigger on purchasing, and did not have interest rate locks were suprised to learn that their interest rate ha...

Southwest Florida Real Estate - Collected Ramblings

Gulf Coast Associates posted this 2,966 Views

The following are tidbits of information we've come across that may be of interest for buyers or sellers of Southwest Florida real estate. A year after the Cape Coral utility expansion project came under fire and the federal government launched an investigation, the costs for water, sewer and irrigation lines have dropped from about $22,000 to $13,690. A weakened dollar combined with the slow real estate market continues to attract foreign buyers to Florida. The state ranked #1 in a r...

Finding the Right Lender for You

Skeast posted this 742 Views

As a Realtor, I constantly get calls from people wanting to own a home in the San Antonio/Fort Sam Houston, TX vicinity, but have no idea where to start. Their questions range from how much home they can afford and if so, how much they can qualify for. Here is the question you should really be asking when it comes to buying your Texas home: Can I afford NOT to buy one.  If you can afford to rent a house while during your assignment at Ft. Sam Houston, you can certainly afford ...

What is Google Pagerank?

Morgan Carey posted this 2,072 Views

According to Google Technologists PageRank Explained PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page's value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at considerably more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; for example, it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves "impo...

Get Your Buyers Agreements Signed

Ryan Ward posted this 6 1,748 Views

Do you have buyers sign a Buyer Brokerage Agreement? You should. This is more of a vent and you can look at me as an example if you aren't using an agreement before you show houses. We all know how important it is to get that agreement signed and many of us don't take the time to get it signed right away because we are afraid we are going to lose a potential sale. What if I told you that you can lose sales by not getting this agreement signed? Would that help you to get it signed? Well, th...