SEO 101

Image Optimization & SEO For Photos

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If you're looking for ways to supplement your SEO strategy, it's time to consider image optimization! Images are a vital addition to any page, but not everyone is aware that they present often untapped opportunities for SEO. Taking advantage of the extensive possibilities that image optimization delivers can boost an already strong SEO strategy. Not sure where to start? We've consolidated some of the most important ways to make your images as search engine and user-friendly as possible! ...

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How to Handle Navigation: Mega Menus, Primary & Side Navigations

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We're going to sum up a lot of research right now: the best navigation for your website is the one that makes the most sense. That's it. REW websites come with two default navigation options: a primary navigation and a side navigation. For many of our newest sites, the primary navigation takes the form of a mega menu. Our other sites tend to utilize a drop down menu for the primary navigation. Regardless of which option your site has, the same principles are going to apply: Primary Nav...

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The Most Important Metrics In SEO Success

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When it comes to evaluating the success of an SEO campaign, there are three metrics that matter most: traffic, conversion rate, and leads. At the end of the day, it's these three metrics that determine how many people you can convert into clients. Leads Your leads are the number of visitors to the site who register, fill out a form or otherwise allow you to capture their contact information. For most real estate agents, the entire purpose of their website is to get more leads. You c...

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SEO 101

Ground Zero: Launching a New Website with SEO

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Launching a brand new website is exciting, but ensuring it's SEO-ready can often seem like a daunting task. To help you get started, we've provided a "ground zero" overview of how to plan your site and start building out content! Start Small: Choose Your Focus Communities When working with a brand new site, it's best to start small and expand realistically. Begin by identifying your primary target areas and choose five focus communities to start with. Set your IDX settings in the backe...

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Information Architecture For SEO: Creating SEO-Friendly Sites

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A well-planned, clear site architecture can offer numerous benefits for both users and search engines, which in turn can benefit your website in the long run. A strong information architecture should be the foundation from which you build out your website, and if you design your site right, your information architecture should never be in conflict with your SEO goals. Why A Clear Site Architecture Is Important The way a site is structured affects multiple aspects of your website: usabi...

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Social Media Management Platforms To Save You Time: Buffer, Hootsuite & ...

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Taking on social media can be a daunting task--and extremely time consuming, too. But thanks to a wide medley of syndication products, managing your social media is easier than ever! When time is money, this efficiency can equal significant savings. For that reason, we highly recommend investing in a social media management platform, freeing up your team's time for other important tasks! I've put together a quick run-down on three of the most popular social media management platforms to sa...

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SEO 101

How To Choose A Domain Name

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Choosing a domain for your site shouldn't be stressful, but it does require thoughtful planning. This easy guide will tell you how to choose a domain, and walk you through the details you should consider. Domain Authority How old is the domain? Generally speaking, the older a domain is, the more likely it is to have history. That history can be extremely valuable if the site naturally earned links over the course of its time, which in turn builds domain authority. For this reason, your o...

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Advanced SEO Meta Tags: Canonical, Noindex, Nofollow & Robots.txt

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Every week, we get questions about which meta tags a site should be using to achieve X result. In many cases, people are trying to accomplish relatively simple tasks with overly complicated methods. When it comes to SEO, the best message you can send to search engines is the simplest one. Here's a simple breakdown of the intended purpose of each tag, including examples of when and how they should be used. rel="canonical" Possibly the most misunderstood of meta tags, rel="canonical" see...

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