SEO

Let's face it. Having a website is a start, but if you are not found in a search engine, your website is in the closet.

SEO for real estate is one of the single most important factors to consider when you are developing your website. Lucky for you, using Real Estate Webmasters websites gives you a distinct advantage over other real estate websites. They are the most SEO-friendly websites that you can get in the industry. Period.

But if you want your website to shine, if you want to bring in those qualified, organic leads, you have some work to do. These articles are designed to help you make the most of the pages on your website, giving you an understanding of how pages need to be structured in order to land on the infamous first page of Google. Consider them a crash course into getting you the organic leads that you deserve.

If there is a topic that you would like covered in these articles, reach out to marketing@realestatewebmasters.com.  If you have questions about your website, would like an audit to help you find the best ROI on improvement, or just don't have time, you can reach out to us there as well. Everyone at REW is here for you, and will do everything we can to help you to dominate your market. All you have to do is ask!

Found 33 blog entries about SEO.

I want to talk about domain authority and how it applies to SEO for real estate websites. 

This is an SEO topic that I think most Realtors® Team leaders, Brokers, and even real estate SEO experts don’t have a strong grasp on, yet it is one of the most important factors in ranking a website.

First, let’s make a distinction between “on page” and “off-page” SEO,

On-Page SEO For Real Estate: 

On-page SEO is what you can physically do or have your team of programmers, designers, writers, and SEO people do to your website. This is the stuff Real Estate Webmaster’s SEO experts do for you when you hire us. 

Some of the things we do are: 

  • Keyword research

  • Competitor analysis

  • Title Optimization

  • Meta Descriptions

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Recently I gave a talk about internet marketing and SEO for real estate at the Ohio Association of Realtors. 

During my talk, I discussed how companies like Zillow, Redfin, and Realtor (dot) com have convinced the whole real estate world that doing search engine optimization for real estate is impossible. 

Don't even try! (They say). 

Just pay us for the leads because we are the only companies that can rank since we have so much authority in the search engines. You can never win! 

And it's worked! At this point, most brokers, teams, and agents don't even consider SEO since they think it is too hard, too expensive and they feel like they won't get any benefits from their effort.

And they're wrong! In fact, because so many people have given

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My name is Morgan Carey, and I am the founder and CEO here at Real Estate Webmasters Inc.

I'd like to take a moment to personally thank you for your purchase of the new Renaissance platform. I'd also like to welcome you to our community of tens of thousands of the top real estate agents, teams and brokers. You are in great company!

The purpose of this post is to serve as a jumping-off point at REW. A place where you can come back to if you ever need help.

Here you will find links to helpful resources: our online community, guides, videos, and more! These resources are meant to help you focus your project and get you live and enjoying the benefits of the REW platform as soon as possible.

Use this menu to jump to what interests you:

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Greetings valued customers,

I’m writing this post to help explain REW’s deprecation policy and also to help our customers understand the serious potential risks involved in running deprecated platforms as well as the significant advantages of upgrading to current technology. 

I recognize that if you are reading this you have likely come here via one of two channels. Either you have been sent here by an account manager who is being proactive about encouraging you to upgrade or you are an existing customer who is having a technical issue with a deprecated platform and you have been told that it is no longer supported. 

Note: If you have already ordered your Renaissance platform you do not need to continue reading. Thank you for your order, you are

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Updated, March 12, 2020

During these unprecedented times, it can be hard to find your footing. While many of us learn how to run our businesses from our home offices, this is a good time to get our online presence in order.

Now, more than ever, you need to focus on getting leads, and ensuring that while they visit your site, they are having the best possible experience.

Part of this is taking a good look at your website, and taking the time (while you have it) to clean it up, to ensure your leads are spending as much time on your pages as possible.

As you are practicing social distancing and working from home, so are they. And they have much more time on their hands to prepare to buy or sell their homes, once the fears of the crisis

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search engine optimization (SEO)We’ve all heard the old adage, “Content is King.” But how your content is structured on each page is just as important as the content itself. Internet users are a fickle breed, so you want to make sure you present the most important, interesting and valuable content prominently, at the top of the page.

In terms of a page that is highly optimized for search engines, there are specific places you should make sure you feature your main targeted keywords. This is, of course, an important step in ensuring that search engine crawlers understand the intent of your page, but it also helps orient human users as well.

Meta Information

The meta information is the content that will be displayed at the top of your web page browser window and in the search

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Unless you're a real estate SEO expdert, upgrading your site can be scary.

You've worked hard to build up authority, earn traffic, and create a system that effectively generates leads.

Therefore, it's understandable that one of the most common questions we get when people are considering an upgrade is, "Will this hurt my SEO?"

The short answer is "no."

Completed properly, an upgrade shouldn't have any negative impact on the authority you've built. If anything, it should only help. Here's what you need to know:

Steps of a proper REW website upgrade

A proper REW website upgrade is simple:

  1. Transfer - All content is automatically transfered by REW in its current state to the new website
  2. Format - Go through the website and reformat
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We recently hired a third-party research company to interview anonymous buyers and sellers who bought or sold property, worth between $300,000 to $1.5 Million, within the past 12 months. The participants were asked a series of questions over an hour-long interview to help us better understand their habits, opinions, and decision-making processes.

We were particularly interested in finding out how buyers and sellers choose their real estate agents in this digital age. Here's what we found out:

People don't choose Realtors on portal sites

One of the most interesting observations in the market research results was that buyers and sellers are actively using portal websites to explore properties, but they don't use those same portals to find real

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Towards the end of 2017, we surveyed close to 300 real estate agents across North America, checking in with nearly 200 of those Realtors to find out where they plan to spend their marketing budgets in 2018.

We broke the agents into three cohorts based on GCI:

  • GCI under $100,000
  • GCI between $100 - $300,000
  • GCI above $300,000

Then we asked them whether they intend to spend less, the same, or more in several areas of marketing to figure out where their investments were going to go. Here's what we discovered:

Web Platform Spending

At least one in four Realtors plan to spend more on their web platform in the 12 months following the survey. In contrast, only 1 in 10 Realtors intends to spend less. That means the vast majority of

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What are sitelinks?

Sitelinks are the smaller links that sometimes display below a site's primary link in the search results. Sitelinks are most likely to appear when someone searches for a specific company name or domain, offering quick links to the pages of the site Google thinks a user is most likely to be interested in.

Aaron Kirman's sitelinks

What is the benefit of sitelinks?

The biggest benefit of sitelinks is the amount of visual real estate they take up on the search engine results page (SERP). We've seen anywhere from 4 to 10 sitelinks, which represents a large portion of the overall results page. Studies have shown that when a user is presented with sitelinks, their odds of clicking through to the site increase.

The Agency's 10 sitelinks

How do I get sitelinks?

Sitelinks

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