About David Gibbons

This World can be a better place. Real Estate and technology have an important role to play in that.

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Blockchains will be 100X more important than the web

Blockchains will be 100X more important than the web

RE friends, blockchains are going to forever change the future of asset management. As the most broadly held asset class on Earth, this means that Real Estate valuations are going to be forever changed by this technology. It will be 100X bigger than anything that the web…

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NAR Social Media update with Todd Carpernter

NAR Social Media update with Todd Carpernter

I caught up with Todd Carpenter in Miami at Real Estate barcamp this week.

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SEO brain teaser: what would you do with Zillow Blog?

SEO brain teaser: what would you do with Zillow Blog?

This is a brain teaser for the SEO geeks. Most SEO decisions require a trade-off and this one has me in analysis paralysis so I thought I’d ask a few friends for their advice. The question is this; is Zillow’s Blog more useful to Zillow…

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Don't steal pictures (especially not from Mike Mueller)

Don't steal pictures (especially not from Mike Mueller)

Here’s a humorous look at blogging and copyright. Swallow your coffee first and then click through to this blog post by Faye Hendry. Faye’s blog tells you repeatedly that she’s a christian but that fact only adds to the irony of the image Mike Mueller uploaded…

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Does your listing have a great view? How about a time lapse movie to show it off?

Does your listing have a great view? How about a time lapse movie to show it off?

We have a great view from our offices in downtown Seattle. This Saturday I set up my digital camera to take a series of time lapse photographs to record a sunset before the grey clouds return for the winter. This video is the very rough…

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Are your listings hurting or helping your Google ranking?

Are your listings hurting or helping your Google ranking?

Syndicating listings to 3rd party websites should be part of your SEO (search engine optimization) strategy. It’s a simple formula; you allow your listings to be published on other websites (comparison of who sends real estate listings to what portals) in exchange for a link…

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Gary Vaynerchuk; web video marketing tips for Realtors

Gary Vaynerchuk; web video marketing tips for Realtors

This morning, I was fortunate to meet Gary Vaynerchuk, star of WineLibraryTV (and, interestingly, a top-20-to-30-most-followed-person-on-twitter.) Gary is a web video rock-star and his insights on personal branding and Web 2.0 marketing opportunities are seemingly endless. This video is just 3 minutes long; you can…

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5 SEO tips for business blogging

5 SEO tips for business blogging

Here’s some more great advice by the SEO-guru’s at SEOmoz. If you are considering adding a blog to your website, watch this short video to avoid making some common SEO mistakes. Note: the audio on this video is not so good but it gets better….

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Images and SEO

Images and SEO

A picture may be worth a thousand words to you and I but an image is meaningless to search engines until you describe it to them. In this simple video, Matt Cutts from google explains how to use the alt tag to ensure that search…

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Good morning Las Vegas; Don't forget to Meet the Bloggers at NAR today and tomorrow.

Good morning Las Vegas; Don't forget to Meet the Bloggers at NAR today and tomorrow.

I’m about to jump on a plane for Vegas and the NAR conference. This is my first visit to Sin City (yes, ever!) but it’s unfortunately also going to be a quick one – home tomorrow – things are busy (especially without Drew around.) Before…

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