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A WordPress Plugin to Pull & Display Zillow Reviews?

by Drew Meyers on 7:00 am October 31, 2016


Zillow has an API that returns reviews for a specified screen name. They clearly want agents and brokers to use those reviews on their own websites (see their widget here). We all know a big percentage of agent and broker websites are built with WordPress. I’ll wager a guess I’m not the only one that’s thought there should be an easy way to integrate reviews from Zillow into WordPress. Yet, I looked on the plugin directory – – and didn’t see one. Thus, I’d … Read More »

Walkscore’s New ChoiceMaps: A Deeper Measure of Walkable Neighborhood Amenities

by Sam DeBord on 11:48 pm April 11, 2013

Walk Score has always been at the forefront of delivering a digital representation of a neighborhood’s walkability to consumers.  From a standardized scoring system to interactive maps showing entertainment, dining, transit, and retail options, the Walk Score system has become a standard metric for many consumers considering whether or not they need a car for their intended relocation.  It’s also a way for the car-free local resident to find a similar neighborhood as they search for a home near work and play. Walk Score’s measures … Read More »

Did You Try These Twitter Gadgets?

by Murali Vasudevan on 1:06 am December 14, 2010

In October, Brian Rothenberg explained in his post how useful Twitter Search can be for Local Social Media Marketing. I am going to show you how to create a search widget to add to your blog or web site to provide relevant content to your audience. I will create a Twitter search widget to show Walkscore Tweets for various neighborhoods. I have created these tweets using Twitter API and Walkscore API. Note that I am searching using a Hash Tag (see # sign before the … Read More »

New: Facebook Social Plugins

by Michael LaPeter on 2:22 pm April 21, 2010

Exciting news! Fresh from today’s Facebook f8 conference in San Francisco, there’s a whole slew of new Facebook social plugins that you can easily incorporate into your site: All Facebook Social Plugins You can also read more about Facebook’s new direction here: The Next Evolution of the Facebook Platform Drew and Justin have recently written some great tips on using Facebook, and with their new social plugins it’s even easier to connect your site to the social graph. You can add the basic “like” button just … Read More »

A Conduit Toolbar for Internet Browsers

by Brad Andersohn on 11:01 am February 13, 2010

Creating A Conduit Toolbar for Internet Browsers is a site that allows you to create a “custom” toolbar that works with popular Internet browsers like Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari.  The toolbar can be custom created from scratch, then offered as an additional tool allowing users a direct interface or “Conduit” to the most valuable and important segments and links of your Blog or website. Having a custom toolbar available to readers can add extra value to those who regularly visit your … Read More »

Diverse Solutions releases dsIDXPress WordPress plugin

by Jay Thompson on 5:54 pm January 30, 2010

Back on December 23, I wrote an article here on GeekEstate Blog about a WordPress plugin that Diverse Solutions was developing that would allow IDX listings to be fully indexed by search engines. Earlier this week, the plugin came out of beta testing and has been released for general availability. Here is part of the Diverse Solutions press release (full release): Diverse Solutions announced today that they have released a new IDX product called dsIDXpress. The product allows agents and brokers using WordPress to get … Read More »

11 Widgets to Make Your Website Standout

by Brandon Laughridge on 2:24 pm January 29, 2010

Everyone knows that the quickest way to make a website stand out from the crowd is by hosting tons of high quality content. It sounds simple, but producing lots of great content is extraordinarily tough and time consuming! Thankfully, the real estate space is littered with free out-of-the-box tools that savvy agents can use to build more compelling websites. Here’s just a small taste of some of my favorite free widgets. Disclaimer: Two of them were built by my team. I have to do a … Read More »

All Ya Need is (Comment) Luv

by Justin Bartlett on 10:47 pm January 20, 2010

Taking a look at blogs around the internet there’s really one factor that sets the good ones apart from the bad, and that’s simply the depth of discussion on the content (posts) on that blog. Beyond the content on the blog itself, the template, et. al., there are a couple of simple plugins that can really encourage good comments and discussions. I’m in luv with, well you guess it, Comment Luv. As an avid blogger, I enjoy getting feedback and comments from visitors; it tells … Read More »

A sneak peek inside Diverse Solutions dsIDXpress WordPress plugin

by Jay Thompson on 4:21 pm December 23, 2009

Last night, Diverse Solutions announced their new plugin, dsIDXpress (currently in beta testing). I’ve been fortunate to be an early tester of this plugin, and can sum its potential up in one word: Awesome. Radical. Kick ass. OK, that’s four words. Work with me… What dsIDXpress does, in a nutshell, is create search engine indexable pages of listings. This can be done via widgets for your  listings,  cities you work in, zip codes, communities, and even specific IDX links you create in the backend of … Read More »

Local Market Explorer v2 Beta Now Available

by Andrew Mattie on 9:25 pm October 1, 2009

The final release of version 2 of the Local Market Explorer WordPress Plugin is still a week or so away, but for the adventurous, we’re making available a beta version to try out. I feel pretty confident that there aren’t major bugs though, so you should be perfectly safe with the upgrade (if you’re currently using version 1) or install. The BIG change in v2 is that the plugin now supports loading data on both neighborhood AND zip code level. To see an example, take … Read More »

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