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...

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...

Active Rain Banned By Google : Link spam ruins great resource

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I would imaging that got everyones attention - It's not true, but it could happen and unless some changes are made, it may very well become a reality. This will be a very long post, but if you would like to see Active Rain stay in Google's good graces like I would, I think it's important that you read this. Active Rain is a social networking / blogging community that has opened it's doors and very graciously allowed it's users (Realtors and other professionals servicing the real estat...

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...

Can an SEO sell his house faster than his Realtor?

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I have done some crazy things in my days as a web developer to test theories, or prove points, but I think this one will probably take the cake. I have decided to try to test online traffic generation vs traditional real estate marketing in order to prove to my Realtor and friend how effective the internet can be as a sales tool. We have what some might call a small wager going - a bet if you will: I think I can sell a house (Without any prior real estate sales experience or training) u...


Removing state reciprocal directories : Notifying Google

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Many users of REW websites who are doing their own SEO have asked us if we could document the proper process of removing the state organized reciprocal linking pages that they were previously using for link exchange. Here is a detailed breakdown: Step 1: Create a Google Webmasters Account To create a webmaster account, visit click on "webmaster tools, including sitemaps" To the right you will see a "create a google account" click on that link and foll...


Tom Antion a hypocrite? Internet Marketing Guru's are full of it!

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I just read a great blog posted by Knox (A Denver Web Guy) you can read the blog post at this Tom Antion the SEO hypocrite link. I am always amazed when someone like Tom Antion who claims to be able to help people achieve higher search engine rankings calls SEO's "Full of it" - does he not realize that he is selling that very same service? Lol to funny, Tom I really hope that this post (Made by an SEO that is apparently "full of it" helps show you the error of your ways....


Creating a diverse linking portfolio for real estate websites

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For those real estate webmasters that are trying to improve their natural search engine rankings, this link building blog post is a must read. Here I will cover many of the link building strategies that will help you increase your pagerank and link popularity, which as we all know will help improve your search engine rankings. Authoring for authority websites: This is one of the hardest yet most effective link building strategies there is. Basically the premise is to manage to get yoursel...

Submitting Real Estate Websites to DMOZ

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Submitting to DMOZ is always a good idea, even if it takes quite some time to get accepted. The reasons for this is that not only do you get a high quality backlink from DMOZ which is one of the oldest true authority directories on the web, you also get backlinks from websites that use the DMOZ to supplement their directories via the DMOZ dump which is available to anyone willing to adhere to the DMOZ dump terms of service. So how do you submit to DMOZ if you are a real estate agent? First ...


Article Submission traffic and rankings anyone?

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Submitting articles to the web for public consumption and distribution has always been a great idea. There are many benefits to article submission and I would like to touch on a few of them here: Increased traffic and search engine rankings: First lets touch base on traffic: There are many article submission website sites out there that have quite a respectable amount of traffic and search engine authority. By submitting articles to these directories, you expose yourself and your business t...