Lessons for my daughter : charity and wildlife conservation with Hope

Morgan Carey posted this 2 3,465 Views

Several months ago I was presented an award for "workplace excellence" by the Nanaimo Chamber Of Commerce (something I am extremely proud of). In the days leading up to the awards ceremony I got to thinking: What is it that makes us a great place to work? How can we make sure we capture what it is we are doing and continue to do it to ensure we are a great place to work? Most importantly, how can we DO MORE!  It was then that I came up with the idea to launch a unique charity program ...

New Extended Support Hours & 7 Days A Week Service!

REW Blake posted this 598 Views

Real Estate Webmasters is growing—in a great way! With this growth comes new staff and even more awesome clients. We realize that we can now take our support service to the next level and do even more for our clients.  We’re excited to announce brand new, extended hours for support! We’re ditching the cliché Monday to Friday, 9-5 schedule and bringing you this instead: 7 Days a Week! 6AM – 6PM (PST) We’re expanding these hours for the convenie...

Property Valuation Tool

REW Michael posted this 10 9,244 Views

The new property valuation tool is now available! This tool allows a potential seller to find an estimated asking price for their home by searching comparable properties nearby. The properties being searched are pulled directly from the IDX which means that the data being searched is up-to-date with the latest listings - providing an accurate estimate based on what's on today's market. How it looks: Get a Free In-Person Assessment: Front-facing features: Here is a b...

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Storming the CASL

REW Wade posted this 1,594 Views

Today we need to bring your attention to an important change in Canadian Law that affects how REW customers can lawfully correspond with Canadian clients. It is important to note that this affects businesses located in all countries, not just Canada. If you are sending commercial messages to recipients located in Canada you will need to be aware of this new CASL legislation that will be taking effect as of July 1, 2014. What is CASL? From the Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Canada’...

REW Hosted Cloud Mail

REW Steven posted this 1,707 Views

We have now partnered with Rackspace to provide Enterprise quality, cloud based email. What makes this email better? Admin control panel - easily manage your emails without calling our support department 25GB mailboxes - keep all your mail forever! Best of Breed SPAM/Virus filtering - keep that junk away! Great Webmail experience! Let's go over each of these in more detail. Admin Panel From here you can manage all the email accounts for your domain. You can set auto-resp...

FAQ: Why Aren't My Property Listing Pages Indexed?

REW Melissa posted this 1 1,405 Views

There has been a lot of misunderstanding lately about how Google decides to index pages, and this has led to some inaccurate concerns about REW's IDX. I want to openly address these concerns and help clarify what is happening from an SEO perspective. The Evidence All of REW's sites use the same IDX framework, which essentially means that all the sites are using the same core foundation for listings pages. If there was a problem with the ability for Google to index Real Estate Webmasters'...

REW Career Spotlight - PPC Consultants!

REW Melissa posted this 1,419 Views

We have a lot of exciting career opportunities at Real Estate Webmasters, and one of those opportunities is with PPC! I met with Anne Fortin (pictured), who is my co-team lead of Marketing and doubles as the PPC educator, to find out a little more about PPC careers at REW. MV: Hey Anne, so what exactly is PPC? AF: PPC is pay-per-click advertising. These are the ads that show up on Google, Facebook, and lots of other websites. The great thing about PPC is that advertisers only pay whe...

Index pages for Realtors - what you need to know for great SEO

Morgan Carey posted this 5 2,201 Views

Before I get into recommendations for how to ensure and maximize indexing of pages (especially low value pages & IDX pages) I would like to clarify a few things. #1: Unless “specifically blocked” Google is able to index (store a copy of) any “built in” IDX system on the market. For a system to be “built in” it means that the IDX and website vendor reside on the same platform and a dynamic (data base driven) system is outputting pages that appear as &...

Post-Penguin Traffic: How To Increase Traffic After A Penguin Penalty

REW Melissa posted this 1,085 Views

We know a lot about what to do when a site is affected by a Penguin penalty or related algorithm update: clean up backlinks, remove as many unnatural links as possible, submit a disavow file and send in a reconsideration request. But then what? When a a penalty has been dealt with, a lot of webmasters expect to see their traffic jump back up and return to the previous levels. Unfortunately, the reality looks more like this: There's very little change. To understand why this is happe...

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REW Charity Proposal: The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

REW Anne posted this 1,096 Views

You’ve likely heard about Multiple Sclerosis (MS) before; you may even know someone with MS, but do you know what causes Canada’s most common neurological disease? The truth is, we do not know what causes MS. May is MS Awareness Month, and I can’t think of a better time for Real Estate Webmasters to show its community support (through its AMAZING charity initiative) for this important cause. This is my formal submission to REW to choose our local chapter of the MS Soci...