New REW Directory and Blogs signup form.
On Monday, January 29th the NEW REW directory will be going
live. Because we have gone to a database driven submission and
management system users will have to resubmit to the directory in
order to be in the new version of the directory.
Here is a screen shot of what your new REW Directory listing will look like IF you read this entire blog post :)
We have also added a lot more features to the directory so now instead of just a link and description in the directory, users can upload photos or logos, have links to their website, listings, REW Blog and can be contacted directly via the REW directory. What hasn't changed is the fact that you get a great search engine friendly backlink with anchor text of your choice. So now the directory will help you generate even more traffic and leads as well as being one of the best backlinks you can have.
All REW members please submit using the submit link at the end of this blog post, but please read all of the post first.
New submit form, what does it look like and why am I filling it out?
Ok, the first part of the submit form is for creating an REW
Blog just like the one I am using here to tell you about the new
form, we ask for the following information *see below image, and
this information will also be used for the directory as well. We
ask for your first and last name to populate certain fields in the
directory, phone number is also displayed on your directory
listing. Email address, will be used in your REW blog to notify you
of comments and replies on your REW blogs. *REW Will never
sell or distribute your information to anyone, this is for proper
use of our software only
Blog account username and password, this creates your login credentials for both editing your directory submission and for logging into your REW Blog. Choose your username wisely as it will be your display name on your REW Blog. Don't try to keyword load it as people will be reading your blog, so it is your chance to brand yourself, my user name is Morgan Carey, which is also my name, I did that on purpose so that people will remember me as they read my great blog posts and begin to respect me as an authority in my field. If I called myself "Real Estate Web Design" then I would get no benefit in terms of branding myself as an expert which is a large portion of what blogging is all about.
Short description about yourself, this is used in your REW Blog and shows up right under your picture (See the top right of this post for an example and my description)
Website address, this is so we can create an automatic link from your blog to your website :)
Location both state and city are used to place your directory listing so very important that you choose the right state and city. (Or province if you are in Canada)
Ok that's it for the Blog signup portion of the form, you can see what it looks like below.
REMEMBER IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR LISTING IN THE REW DIRECTORY YOU MUST FILL OUT BOTH PARTS OF THE FORM MENTIONED IN THIS POST!
Ok so that is all for that part of the form, so at this point you have successfully created your REW Blog, THERE IS ONE MORE STEP TO BE INCLUDED IN THE DIRECTORY
Here is the second part of the form: After the first part of the form, there is a little button that says "Would you like to be listed in our directory" - YOU MUST CLICK THIS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE DIRECTORY
When you click it, you will see the following form which just asks for a few more bits of information in order to create your directory listing.
You will want to fill out all information here, I will explain what each one is:
"Main Search Phrase" - This is the anchor text we will use for an SEO friendly backlink to your website.
Company / Brokerage - we display the office you belong to in your directory listing (I will provide a sample listing photo below)
Description - This is different than the description about yourself for your blog, this one is the description we will use for your directory listing. DO NOT KEYWORD LOAD THIS! We don't want to see, services area a, b, c, d, e, etc - This should be an actual proper description about you, your business and how you will service your clients.
Upload Photo / Logo - we will use this photo / logo for both your Blog AND directory listing.
Website URL - This is the website we will link to from our directory, REMEMBER you must place a link to REW on your homepage with approved html in order to be listed, this is not a new rule and has been in place for almost 2 years. Those of you already included will already have that link in place.
Ok so that is it in a nutshell, to claim your REW Blog AND get your new and improved directory listing, please visit this link http://www.realestatewebmasters.com/blogs/signup/