Melissa

How To Get Your Site Live Ready In 8 Easy Steps

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REW sites are built to generate ROI and make you more money, but these two things can't happen until your site goes live. That's why we recommend getting your site online as quickly as possible, then refining content and pages as you begin to generate leads. Getting started on your brand new site can seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. We've put together this simple guide that tells you the 8 things you need to do to get your site up and running, in as few steps as possible. ...

SEO Content Experiments for Real Estate Websites

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I've been thinking a lot about "big picture" SEO strategies, and how we can apply them to the real estate industry. To start, there's convincing evidence that page one content continues to get longer, yet each industry also has its own content trends. Over the past couple weeks, I ran an experiment to help determine a better content baseline for the real estate industry. I looked at page one results for "[city] real estate" for 22 major cities across the United States and Canada, and reco...

3 Top SEO Lessons For Realtors From SMX Advanced

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Jacob and I just got back from SMX Advanced in Seattle and wow! It exceeded my expectations and we have so much information to share with you in the upcoming weeks. We'll be covering a lot of the lessons and concepts learned at SMX right here in the REW Blog, and I want to get us started with three major takeaways that our real estate clients can start applying to their websites, starting now: 3. A Mobile-First Index Is Coming We talked a lot about Google's upcoming Mobile-First...

Mastering high resolution images on real estate websites

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Last month, I was putting together the final touches on the perfect page. Everything looked fantastic, and I sent it to one of the developers I had been working with, for a final technical review of the content. "The image is blurry." Pardon? I know my way around an image or two and was confident he made a mistake. I triple-checked for the second time, and confirmed it wasn't blurry in any of my desktop's browsers. Satisfied, I shared my conclusion with the developer. His response? ...

6 Real Estate Sites To Inspire Your Next Design

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Let's face it: real estate sites are changing every day. With so many potential features and styles, it can be hard to plan a new design without a little inspiration. Here, we've highlighted 6 phenomenal real estate websites that are guaranteed to inspire your next project. 6. Daniel Gale - www.danielgale.com The welcoming video on DanielGale.com is hard to miss, but the beauty of this real estate site goes well beyond it. The simple yet powerful Neighborhoods and Lifestyles sections a...

Social Media Management Platforms To Save You Time: Buffer, Hootsuite & Sprout Social

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Taking on social media can be a daunting task--and extremely time consuming, too. But thanks to a wide medley of syndication products, managing your social media is easier than ever! When time is money, this efficiency can equal significant savings. For that reason, we highly recommend investing in a social media management platform, freeing up your team's time for other important tasks! I've put together a quick run-down on three of the most popular social media management platforms to s...

REW Career Spotlight: SEO Expert / Writer

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Our SEO team is expanding again and that means we're on the lookout for hot talent to join us! I met with Hannah (pictured), one of our in-house SEO experts, to get the inside scoop on what her job is like. Find out what it's like to have an SEO career at Real Estate Webmasters! Hello Hannah! What does a typical day as an SEO expert look like for you? HG: Depending on the client, I could spend a day writing about lifestyle and homes in South Florida, or I could be setting up goal conversi...

Getting Secure With HTTPS / SSL On REW Websites

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Google recently announced that it now gives a slight SEO boost to sites that utilize HTTPS encryption by default, with strongly implied plans to make this ranking signal even more important in the future. A ranking signal is essentially a factor within an algorithm, and search engines use hundreds of different ranking signals to determine exactly where each site deserves to rank. Search engines generally keep the specifics of these ranking signals under lock and key, until they want ...

5 Exciting New SEO Products Just Launched!

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Let's kick off August with something AWESOME! As part of our initiative to continue to improve our marketing services, we've developed a brand new line of flat-rate SEO products that allow you to pick only what you need—no more, no less. You choose the products that are right for your needs, and we deliver them, ensuring every last cent is well spent. You'll always know in advance exactly how we'll be utilizing your SEO investment. We're downright excited about this product line, b...

REW Hiring Fair - July 29, 2014!

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Our first hiring fair was a tremendous success! We added 20 fantastic people to our team and are still growing by the day. We were so pleased with the high calibre candidates we met back in March that we're doing it all over again. How To Participate Tuesday, July 29th at 9 am-12 pm & 4 pm-7 pm. Nanaimo River Room, Vancouver Island Conference Centre This time, we're doing things a bit differently, with two separate sessions on one day. We're going to kick off each hiring session...