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https secureGoogle 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 webmasters to mend current practices and improve user experience. Considering Google's very public announcement, it logically follows that SEO-savvy REALTORS® are going to want to get a little more secure!

What You Should Do Next...

You can get a pretty good summary

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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.

5. 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 allow users to find their dream home with ease, while the careful use of images and icons enhance the site's natural flow. The whole site ties together nicely with a professional dark blue colour scheme that reflects DanielGale.com's distinctive Sotheby's brand.

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We live and breathe SEO here in the writing department at REW, which means we see all the incredibly awesome things that are happening in the SEO world. It also means that we see the site-crippling mistakes people are making, and those aren't quite as awesome. Here's a list of the biggest repeat offenders I see in my day-to-day and an explanation of why they're bad:

1. Outdated Practices

top_seo_mistakes_350One of the most common problems with modern SEO is an unwillingness to adapt. SEO is constantly evolving and developers who don't do the same will fall behind. I see a lot of people ignoring the advice of their SEO expert because they know a guy who had "Method X" work and by gosh, he got leads! Unfortunately, Method X is often some spammy link exchange strategy

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It would be a lie to say I don't get excited when one of my client sites starts ranking on the first few pages for a major keyword. It feels like months of hard work is finally paying off, and that's awesome! But after a celebratory high-five with the next person I see in the hallway, it's time to settle down and get back to an unfriendly SEO reality: search engine rankings don't actually matter.

If you're looking at your website's success in terms of where you think your link is placing on the search engine results page, it's time to switch your perspective. Here's why:

1. Search Engine Results Are Personalized

Do you feel like Google has been stalking your internet activity? That's not paranoia. Not only is Google paying attention to what you

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