REW Real Estate Directory - New features!
As part of an ongoing effort to maximize the amount of exposure REW members receive from our combined forums, blogs, listings and directory - I have begun implementing a new phase of advancements for the REW Directory - as an equally important consideration, these upgrades will improve the overall user experience that our visitors (Your potential customers) receive while using the REW Directory.
Enhancement #1: Exposure for bloggers
The directory now shows the 3 most recent blog posts from a member in a given area. (I might change this to 5 not sure yet) - Now visitors to the directory can not only find agents, but get access to "current" information regarding an area, and read posts from local Real Estate Professionals.
If you are already listed in the directory, nothing extra is required just keep blogging the way you have been blogging and your posts will be shown and linked to from the city and neighborhoods pages where you have directory listings. This will also significantly increase the relevant internal link popularity to your REW Blog.
Keep in mind our real estate directory receives millions of pageviews every year, and these are mostly from visitors coming by way of search engine, typing in real estate related keywords looking to either buy or sell a home, or locate a local Realtor - just another reason (And a friendly reminder) to put the most into your blogging and provide quality relevant and "current" information to your readership, as they truly are your next potential customer.
Enhancement #2 - Real Estate Listings
Alongside the traditonal list of web savvy real estate agents in an area, featured agents, and the new recent blog posts, we are also please to announce that we have integrated the "listings" portion of REW with the directory. Once again, if you are already adding your listings to REW then nothing more is required of you - the listings summary for your listings will be shown on the directory pages of the city of those listings. (Random 5 with a link to "view all listings for this area")
More to come
There are plans for many more enhancements in the near future to all parts of the REW social networking system - but for now, I am very please and excited to offer these 2 new opportunities for our great members to generate business and build their online reputation.
Today is Friday December 28th, and you may notice some formatting or design issues as we complete this upgrade, rest assured they will be addressed by the end of the day.