REW Blogs

This is where I discuss how to make the most out of REW blogs. Topics will include content ideas, blog post optimization and using the REW Blog technology to its fullest.

CK Chung nominated as SEO judge for REW Blogging contest

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And we are lucky to have him! CK has graciously volunteered to sit on the judging panel with me to judge the SEO component of the REW Blogs contest. For those of you who don't know him: CK Chung, aka Kid Disco of SEOdisco.com, started optimizing websites before he even knew what SEO was. Utilizing his schooling, knowledge, logic, and instincts, he implemented what he later found out to be along the lines of the best practices for SEO. Beginning his professional career by pe...

Relevant Reading - No link spam please

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This is the first installment in a series of posts I have promised in order to help REW Bloggers create the best blogs possible and hopefully win some really great prizes in the REW Blogs Contest. The topic of this blog post is how to properly use the "Relevant Reading" (Formerly named "links" ) section of your REW Blog. I renamed this section in an attempt to further educate members in terms of the purpose of this section and to help them understand that it is not just about sending yours...

New Tagging on REW Blogs, organized posts, better interlinking

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What took me so long? Oh I don't know, maybe it was the 50,000 other things I was working on - anyways who cares blog tags are now a reality at REW Blogs. Now users can tag their blog posts with relevant labels that allow readers of REW Blogs to find other blog posts on the system that are related quickly and efficiently. The way we have set up these tags will also significantly improve the internal link architecture of REW Blogs which is a good thing for everyone! So how does...

The Blog Recap - interlinking in a useful way

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This post is for those of you with multiple blogs As many of us have found out, there are many great places to blog and increase our online exposure and solicit new business. Often times REW members will not only have an REW Blog here at Real Estate Webmasters, they will also have an Active Rain Blog and a blog on your personal or company website such as Jim Olenbush's Austin Real Estate Blog. Now "hopefully" users are not posting duplicate content on each of these blogs as having unique c...

Outbound link abuse in REW Blogs

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Ok, so not everyone is a search engine expert - I need to accept that, and I do, I really do. I also cannot expect people to know what is not acceptable when publishing an REW Blog unless I spell it out for them so here it goes - Unacceptable REW Blog linking practice #1: Irrelevant outbound linking I come across this one particular situation quite a bit and it just flat out bothers me. What I am referring to is the practice of hyper linking keywords within a blog post to your websites that...

Compiling a list of helpful posts and threads for new REW Blog users

Morgan Carey posted this 12 6,215 Views

REW Blogs are different than a lot of the other real estate blogging platforms in the sense that they are set up with many different elements, each one with it's own specific function constructed to help the user make the most of their blogs, and help them not only maintain a very high level of quality, but also make sure they are always in compliance with all search engines terms of usage. We also make constant improvements to REW blogs to help the users get their blogs seen by those inte...

REW Blogs setup 101 - The basics

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When setting up an REW Blog, it is important to understand the technology and features and more importantly how to use them. This tutorial is meant to help REW Blog users set up their blogs for maximum exposure, great click through and user friendliness. Step one: Your right hand profile. This is perhaps the most important portion of the REW Blog setup, as you are creating the area of your blog where people will see your face, and read a short bio about you. It also contains the links to ...

Using images in REW Blogs

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One of the things many posters don't take the time to do is use images in their blogs. Readers love images, and by integrating images into your blogs you will capture your readers attention more, and they will come back more often to see what interesting articles (Supported with images) you have posted. This post will focus on posting images for REW Blogs Pretty effective huh? I referenced REW Blogs followed by a screen shot image. Ok so how did I do this? *Instructions are assuming you ...

REW Blogs update

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A great big hello to all REW Bloggers. This is the first official test of my REW Blogs updating system. I will be periodically sending updates to all REW Blog users with helpful tips, news on recent upgrades and releases, helpful threads on how to best use the REW blogs and much more. So here goes, a couple of quick tips for you. About yourself - when you are logged in to REW Blogs, you will see a link that goes to "Blog Settings" click on this and you will see tha...