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REW Hiring Fair - July 29, 2014!

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Our first hiring fair was a tremendous success! We added 20 fantastic people to our team and are still growing by the day. We were so pleased with the high calibre candidates we met back in March that we're doing it all over again. How To Participate Tuesday, July 29th at 9 am-12 pm & 4 pm-7 pm. Nanaimo River Room, Vancouver Island Conference Centre This time, we're doing things a bit differently, with two separate sessions on one day. We're going to kick off each hiring ses...

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

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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 Webmaster...

REW Career Spotlight - PPC Consultants!

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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 w...

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

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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 h...

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Infographics On REW Websites!

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Forget link submissions, quick tricks and schemes. SEO in 2014 is all about creating awesome, engaging content that is actually worth sharing. If you do enough of that, your site will be a hit. But that concept is easier said than done, and creating content that people love requires time, creativity and a huge dose of "out of the box" thinking. Two leaders of innovation with Real Estate Webmasters sites have already stepped up and embraced this new way of SEO thinking with one powerful id...

REW's March Charity Winner: Nanaimo Child Development Centre (& Silly Boats!)

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We did it! Thanks to all of your support and votes, the Nanaimo Child Development Centre was chosen as March's charity through the REW charity initiative. Real Estate Webmasters is now a Gold Sponsor of the Nanaimo Child Development Centre and we'll be participating in the 30th Annual Silly Boat Regatta! Morgan and I presented the $3000 cheque yesterday morning to the NCDC's resource development coordinator, Michelle Kocourek, and executive director, Scott Bradford.  A Challenge F...

Real Estate Webmasters Career Fair - March 14, 2014!

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Craving a career change? Looking for an exciting new job opportunity?    How To Participate When: Friday March 14, 9 am - 5 pmWhere: Shaw Auditorium, Vancouver Island Conference CentreWhat To Do: Bring your dazzling self along with a resume, your portfolio, and anything else you think will prove you're qualified to work with our awesome team. We'll meet-and-greet interested candidates and get to know each other a little better. Registration ...

REW Charity Proposal: The NCDC Silly Boat Regatta!

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Last summer, Aaron in programming and I decided to volunteer for the Silly Boat Regatta—an annual family-friendly fundraiser for the Nanaimo Child Development Centre. We signed up online and were promptly delegated the task of running a cotton candy concession stand. We loved it! But it was the day prior, during the volunteer orientation, that we learned the waitlist for NCDC assistance is over 300 kids long. That's more than 300 families in our own community who need help righ...

Your Search Engine Rankings Don't Matter (& The Metrics That Do!)

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It would be a lie to say I don't get excited when one of my client sites starts ranking on the first few pages for a major keyword. It feels like months of hard work is finally paying off, and that's awesome! But after a celebratory high-five with the next person I see in the hallway, it's time to settle down and get back to an unfriendly SEO reality: search engine rankings don't actually matter. If you're looking at your website's success in terms of where you think your link is placing...

An Intro To SEO: FAQs & Need-To-Knows For REW SEO Clients

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General SEO Questions What is SEO? Search engine optimization is a set of actions and standards intended to increase the amount of relevant, organic search traffic to a site. It can be seen as an alternative to paid traffic (like PPC) and traditional offline marketing; those are short-term solutions, whereas SEO has long-term benefits. The act of SEO is a complex and constantly evolving process, which requires time, dedication and technical know-how to master. It includes everything...