Archive for the ‘SEO & Blogging’ Category

Hubspot – Your New Business Mothership

What is Hubspot you ask?  I could probably tell you in 500 words or less, but they do a really great job themselves in just over 2 minutes which in my opinion is much easier, faster, and a more efficient way to understand the true value of their site, product, and outstanding service they provide.

Once you watch this video, you’re going to say to yourself…Self, the folks at Hubspot really DO get it!

 

Top Tech Tools, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

In the constant search and endeavor for the greatest content available on the web… here are some tools, resources, tips, tricks, and techniques that we’ve come across and know will be helpful.

Best Anchor Text SEO Tips and Secrets

Getting To The Top of Google

The Ultimate SEO CheckList

32 Twitter Branding Techniques

140 Twitter Marketing Tips

How To Rank #1 on LinkedIn

16 Google Analytic SEO Secrets

8 Twitter SEO Tips That Deliver

Top 10 Social Media Trends for 2012

19 Ways – Get More From Facebook

11 Link Building Strategies for SEO

Mixing Radio with Blogging

Blending Radio with Blogs is a fascinating concept. Based on the information in this video, it appears to be headed down an even more useful path then we had imagined in the past. Not only the resources and tools out there are starting to have a real impact on business, but some of the companies using them will impress you.

Mixing Radio with Blogging may be a combination to consider blending if it truly increases your search engine ranking and reaches an extended audience who is more the audible type. BlogTalkRadio is one of the few sites that has created a very successful and reputable platform for small and large business owners.

Communication is the name of the game, and reaching the largest audience possible with your message is the goal. Using a combination of Blogs, Radio, and Video seem to be the most effective trends and tools for captivating an audience and creating an online interest from viewers and listeners all over the world.

Seesmic Desktop – Socials Next Generation

Seesmic Desktop is a must see if you have any online Social skills whatsoever.  You don’t need to be a tech whiz to be Social, and you only need to be Social to benefit from Seesmic Desktop.

Here’s a quick teaser video of the next generation desktop tools Seesmic is providing…

and here’s a link to get you started when you’re Good and Ready!

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The Embedr – A Multiple RE Video Player

The Embedr – A Multiple Video Player

Embedr.com is a fantastic tool for allowing Youtube users to place multiple (up to 50) videos into a single player.  Search by topic or use individual video URL’s to compile and provide a unique and powerful video experience for your readers, subscribers, and viewers.  The Embedr is Free to use and only requires that you spend a few moments of time creating a video play-list or view-list that will benefit your target audiences.

Here’s an Embedr player featuring the Top 50 Most Viewed Videos on Youtube.

Imagine creating a relocation player, a Virtual Community tour and Listing compilation, maybe even interviews and updates about your hyper-local areas and neighborhoods.  Using a tool like this makes watching videos convenient, easy, and fun.  The best part is that you can setup multiple videos and use multiple players to share a variety of topics and useful information.

How To Improve Video and Images – Get SEO

How To Improve your Video and Images for Higher Ranking in the search engines.

Matt Cutts from Google explains a few ways you can accomplish this. He shares some great ideas on using and adding meta-data and user generated content.  The idea of using captioning in Video is brilliant!  You provide the transcripts and youtube will auto-align the text.

Matt also shares some great ideas on how to use flickr, he gives some great examples and says “it’s almost like crowd sourcing!”  Flickr has great SEO but you need to understand how to use tags, descriptions and some of the tips in this video will help you understand how and why.

TOP FREE ON-LINE BUSINESS TOOLS 2009

TOP FREE ON-LINE BUSINESS TOOLS 2009

These are some of the best FREE tools we discovered in 2009. They will save you time, money, and help your business beyond what you could ever imagine. There is a lot of sites and information here so take a deep breath, don’t get overwhelmed, and explore until your heart is content. Each title is linked to the home page of each site, do yourself a favor, check them out, then decide which tools you won’t or will be able to live without in 2010!

OPEN OFFICE
Microsoft Office Online

An open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.

PRIMOPDF
Convert Any Document to .PDF Format

No Adobe Acrobat Required, uses a simple printer interface to create .pdf files.

SCREENR
ScreenCasts

Record Screencasts up to 5 minutes with audio and store on server, upload to YouTube, or save on desktop.  Add to your Websites or Blogs to share.
Also see: ScreenToaster.com

PICNIK
Online Photo Editing

Correct, Edit, add Splash to Images & Photos

GIMP
Adobe Photoshop Jr. – FREE!

It’s The Ultimate image manipulation software.
Photo and image editing for the PRO!

SLIDE
Slideshow Presentations
Create Custom slideshows, Frame YouTube videos, create CoolPix, Create Global Guestbook’s and more.

Also See SlideShare.net

OneTrueMedia
VIDEO
– Your Life and Business Perfectly Mixed and Syndicated
Mix photos and videos with effects and music
to create something WOW worthy in minutes!

Xtranormal
Text To Movie
– Custom Created Videos and Animation
If you can type, you can create Video on any topic or discussion.
Create text Video and add animation to bring characters and message to life

CLIPNABBER
Video Download Tool
Video Download Tool for Offline PresentationsDownload videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, MegaVideo, and lots of other video sharing websites.
TuneNabber.com for MP3 from Video

TRANSFERBIGFILES
The easiest way to sent large files to anyone
Just select the files you want to send and TransferBigFiles will email the recipient with a link to the download page

BANNERFANS
Graphic Designs Online

Create, Store and Share custom banners, headers, buttons and images etc.

FEEDMINGLE
RSS Multiple Feed Widget

Mingle all your feeds together in a single RSS feed. Produce a combined RSS, Atom, JSON and a widget.

STEPREP
Monitor What People are Saying About You

Build your reputation, Reward customer loyalty, Turn every transaction into an advertising opportunity, be added for free to the
directory of trusted experts

ISSUU
Publication Library and Storage

A place to create, author, store, and share publications publicly or privately.

ALLTOP
Build Custom Pages and Share
Read, learn, create custom pages and feeds to your favorite authors and topics, then share with other like-minded individuals.
Alltop has some of the best content providers, bloggers, and authors in the world covering any and every topic imaginable.

BOX.NET
Online File Storage and Sharing

Upload Pictures, Documents, Video, Sound Files and share with others.

DROP.IO
Real Time Sharing & Collaboration

Create each drop in two clicks and share what you want, how you want, with whom you want.
Also see: Google Wave

FREE CONFERENCE CALL
Multiple Callers on Phone

Why pay for conference and long distance calls?
FCC now comes with Free recording.

Also see InstantConference.com

YUGMA
Video Conferencing
Host meetings, Join meetings. Web conferencing up to 20 attendees free.

Also Try Freebinars.com & Vyew.com

TEXT WIDGET
The Ultimate Widget for Text Messaging

Use on Websites, Blogs, Social Networks, On-Line profiles.
Allow your visitors to text message you instantly.

CALENDARS.NET
The Worlds Marketplace for Events

Interactive web calendar hosting service, where you and anyone you choose can post events visible and printable to whomever you choose.

EVENTBRITE
The Worlds Marketplace for Events

Publish customized events to Website or Blog, Promote your events, Get RSVP’s and sell tickets online in minutes.

WALKSCORE
Know Your Neighborhoods

Run any address and get a walk score. Walk Score places come from Google Maps. Add your missing places to Google Maps and it will appear on Walk Score within a few minutes
.
Also Checkout ZipSkinny.com

GEOCHIRP
Twitter Geography

Helps you search for people Twittering for specific things in specific areas.

TheTwitterTools
The Most Comprehensive Twitter Tools Directory on the Internet!
Over 900+ Twitter Tools sorted by category at your fingertips.

SHOUTEM
Create Your Own Micro Blogging Community

Great for Businesses, Neighborhoods and Communities, Sports and Hobbies or join others to share and connect.
Also see Ning.com

JIMDO
FREE Public Webpage

Use to create a custom webpage or buyer, seller, investor presentation.

WIX
FREE Flash Websites

Create custom “Flashy” web pages in minutes.

FEEDBLITZ
Email Subscription & Newsletter Tool

Build Client/Traffic Base using an email Subscribe Tool
Also See: FeedBurner.com

RETAGGR
Email Signature and Profile
Single RE-Source for all your Social Networking, Blogs, and Websites.

TOKBOX
Video Email Messaging
Keep it real with video email. Text email is great but nothing gives your email personality and life like a video message.  Communicate your message with a video and let others get to see you instead of your emotionless text.

AVG
FREE Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware

The most downloaded software on CNET’s Download.com
For the Top 200 FREE site of 2008 – CLICK HERE!

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Get The Most from “AllTop” Internet Resources

Getting The Most Out of “ALLTOP” Internet Resources

There are millions of articles being published weekly on the web. Your search for relevant content that will be useful to your business and social media efforts will take longer and be more time consuming as the internet resources continue to grow. How do you get the most out of the web in the least amount of time and with minimal effort?  What tools do you have in place to help you maximize and manage the mass amounts of content that are flooding the web each day?  You don’t want to miss anything right?

AllTop is a fantastic site and resource to scan and review on a regular basis that allows you to find topics of relevant information, and then create your own page to keep on top of those desired topics, categories, and sites that provide you exactly what you want and are looking for on a daily or weekly basis. Some of the greatest resources of information can be found here.

See what some of the best content providers on the WEB are bookmarking and reading on their Alltop page.  If you are reading content that is powerful and priceless to you, then just imagine the value of the content that is being read by that resource.  It’s like having access to your hero’s HERO! It doesn’t get any better than this folks.

Here are some other areas you might want to explore if you’re interested in keeping up with this fast paced, Business and Technology world we live in today.

Alltop will be one of the best resources you will ever find on the web and will help you get the most out of the Internet resources that are available.  You’ll have up to the minute fresh new content that will help you in just about any area of education or desired growth.

If you are looking to enhance your knowledge or refine your skills, then you’ll need to find a way to “Get the most out of the Internet Resources” available, and ALLTOP is one of the “BEST” resources that will help you accomplish this goal.

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The Art of Real Estate Blogging

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The Art of Real Estate Blogging

Blogging for most people is not something you just jump into and experience immediate success. There is an “Art to Blogging” and like anything else, there is a learning curve, and you only get better by doing.

You’ll start off reading a bunch of How-to-Blogs, then you need to learn the mechanics of Blogging along with the technical aspects and skills.  These are the three most important principles that must be established up front before you create ANY BLOG and for any niche or market.

3 Important “MUST HAVE” Principles before you Begin

  • You must determine your audience
  • It’s important to find your voice
  • Blog with great content and transparency

Once you’ve hurdled these small stumbling blocks, then you have to overcome the three major issues that keep most people in Real Estate from Blogging.  If you can get past these procrastination causing issues, you are well on your way to becoming a “Successful Real Estate Blogger!”

3 Biggest Blogging Enemies and Excuses

  • Finding the “Time” to Blog
  • Coming up with “Content” to Blog about
  • The “Fear” of Blogging and the Unknown

It’s not easy to come up with valuable and useful content for your readers day after day, month after month, year after year.  It’s no easier to find the time of day in this fast paced society we live in.  And the fear we lacked as kids when rolling down the hillside is ever-present in our ego as adults.  So how is it that some Industry Professionals have overcome these obstacles and others have not, or can’t?   More importantly, how do YOU learn the Art of Blogging so you don’t get left behind in the Powerful World of Social Media and WEB 2.0 Marketing and Networking?

6 Tips To Begin Your Successful Blogging Endeavor

  1. Determine your audience by thinking ahead and planning “WHO” you want to reach with your Blog content.  If you have more than one niche, then have more than one blog.  Manage your time effectively.
  2. Finding your “Voice” is nothing more than Blogging with the same voice you talk to people with.  People can read deeper into your 10 pt font than you think.  Be Yourself, be real, it’s your “natural” voice that is the most important tool to use in Blogging.
  3. Great “content” and “transparency” come from your “Heart and Passion”  Blog using both consistently.  Write with emotion and devotion, don’t try to be “A Writer” or an “Author” be yourself and just share.
  4. Finding time to Blog is no different than finding the time to respond to email, or return phone calls. Make it part of your “Daily Plan” to read, write and comment. This will result in learning, sharing, connecting, building relationships, and growing your business.
  5. There is more content to Blog about sitting in your email sent folder than you’ll ever use in a lifetime.  Share your knowledge, experiences, expertise, useful tips and tools, hyper-local content, community events or happenings, and do it with the things you’re passionate about.  Don’t sell!  Everyone wants to buy, but no one wants to be “Sold!”
  6. Overcome the “Fear” of what readers might think.  Don’t compare yourself to others.  The voice in your head that says “I’m not a good writer, or “What will people think of me” has to be eliminated from your thought processes.  People who like and connect with you do it because of who you are, not what you write, or what you do.  Think beyond fear, and focus on the power and results of Blogging.  There’s no better way to reach a larger audience and connect with others, and do it at any less of a financial marketing and networking expense.

The Art of Real Estate Blogging is an “ART” and should be considered “critical” to your business plan.  It should be carefully planned out and then implemented.  It’s like any other tool in your business that is weighed and researched for the “return on investment!”  The ROI from Blogging is the best return you can get for the time and cost invested.  Stop thinking about the who, what, when, why, and how of it all, and begin understanding that the reach, the content, the consistency, and the results from your efforts is really what matters most.

As you begin the journey and start to understand the “Art of Blogging,” only time and experience will convert your childlike crayon type paintings into “Masterpieces” of valuable art.  Keep it simple, keep it real, keep it passionate, and keep it going.  You can’t help improving if you just keep doing.  Now before you click your mouse on the next article, sit back in your chair and contemplate, visualize, then realize that the very next step is ALL up to YOU.  Good luck and Godspeed to you and your success!

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ActiveRain RainCamp Tour Begins…

ActiveRain RainCamp Tour Begins…

The official word from the ActiveRain Team and Staff is that the “RainCamp Tour” has officially begun. The first ever event was held in Seattle on October 7th, 2009 and was sold out in just 2 weeks.  The demand for RainCamps all across the Country have sprouted like weeds, hence the start of the Real Estate RainCamp Tour.

With the power of the new Social Media movement and the Blogging phenomenon happening in Real Estate,  RainCamps are designed to educate and help expand an industry professionals understanding of how to build relationships and business opportunities through Social Networking and Social Media Marketing.

So Where is the Tour headed? According to the announcement yesterday, ActiveRain will be in San Francisco Dec 2nd, 2009 at the UCSF Conference Center, then there was mention of Miami, Washington DC, Dallas, New York, Atlanta, Arizona and others.  Those dates and locations will be announced soon.  Here’s  what their attendees had to say about RainCamp Seattle.

You can meet many of the ActiveRain Team/Staff on this video we found on Youtube.

If you want more details about the RainCamp Tour, or to see if there are still tickets available:
Visit RainCamp.com

Is this just another Real Estate Conference? What can people attending expect to walk away with and be able to implement immediately into their Business? “RainCamp – because the way business gets done has changed!”