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Will You Be Using Video In 2011?

Will You Be Using Video In 2011?

I was having a discussion today (via comments on a Facebook status) regarding using video in your marketing in 2011, and the topic of “bad” videos came up. Now this isn’t a new concern by any means. Many people avoid using video in fear that having…

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How Are You Using the iPad for Real Estate?

How Are You Using the iPad for Real Estate?

The iPad 3G came out last week and a few people I know were waiting to buy until the 3G version came out. I assume this was the case for many buyers. Of course the 3G model has a $14.99 per month service fee for…

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Are You a Mac or a PC?

Are You a Mac or a PC?

Hi, I’m a Mac, and I’m sure this isn’t the first Mac vs. PC debate you’ve read, and I’m sure it wont be the last. However, unlike other debates, I’m not going to sit here and tell you how awesome Mac’s are. Well, maybe I…

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New Twitter Title Tags Increase Google Juice

New Twitter Title Tags Increase Google Juice

If you’re been on Twitter.com lately checking out a users profile you may have noticed the new title tags. They used to be “Twitter / ZipvoJames” but in a change that went live yesterday they are now “James Shiner (ZipvoJames) on Twitter” Anyone who knows…

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Easily Add Photos To Your Blog Posts

Easily Add Photos To Your Blog Posts

In a previous post I talked about using Picnik as a way to create a custom header and background for your ActiveRain blog. This is a great use for Picnik, and really makes your blog stand out. However, there are many other uses for the…

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How-To Add a Video to Your Blog

How-To Add a Video to Your Blog

Video, video, video. It’s the hot topic in real estate these days, and it’s popularity and applications will only increase in 2009. Whether you’re shooting a video tour of a property, a community video, or doing a vlog (video blog), video can help you get…

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Test Our Your Blog or Website In 50+ Different Browsers!

Test Our Your Blog or Website In 50+ Different Browsers!

Anyone who has designed a website or blog knows how tedious it can be to make sure it is cross browser compatible. You have to test in Internet Explorer 6, 7 and now 8. You have to test in Firefox, Safari, and the list goes…

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Social Media in Real Estate – Part 3: ActiveRain

Social Media in Real Estate – Part 3: ActiveRain

Are you a part of the largest real estate network? If you’re not, you should be. It’s FREE to join! What are you waiting for!? Join Now! If you are, then you’re already taking the right steps towards success. I am of course talking about…

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Social Media in Real Estate – Part 2: Facebook

Social Media in Real Estate – Part 2: Facebook

Facebook is a phenomenon used by hundreds of millions of users worldwide. According to Facebook.com / comScore — Facebook has over 110 million active users, is the 4th most-trafficked website in the world, and is the most-trafficked social media site in the world. These are…

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Social Media in Real Estate – Part 1: Twitter

Social Media in Real Estate – Part 1: Twitter

There are a number of free tools out there that can help you market yourself and your listings through the use of social media. Whether it’s posting an item on Facebook, blogging on Active Rain, uploading a video to ZIPVO (my employer), or posting a…

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