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Your Facebook Fan Page...now on Twitter, too! - 08/29/09 05:55 PM
If you have created a Facebook Fan Page, it is now time fo your to link it to Twitter! Simply go here and you will be asked to link your page to Twitter automatically so you can share everything you publish...
When you click on the green "Link a Page to Twitter" button, then you will be able to choose the page (you may have more than one to link to the Twitter account of your choice). You will be able to share way more than status updates to all your followers on Twitter direclty from Facebook: you can share (11 comments)
One word. - 08/27/09 02:12 AM
Marketing is all about perception. Your brand is not who you are but who you are perceived to be. There are certain features and benefits attached to that perception.
I am subscribed to a service called “The Morning Minute”. This service sends a video and PDF message to my e-mail every day at midnight (beginning new day) with the purpose to help me start my day with the “right” attitude.
Today’s thought was presented to me as a question:
“What one word would you want people to use to describe your time on this Earth once your (14 comments)
Photo taken by Elayna Fernandez on August 22, 2009 at Sunset at Laudermilk Park in Naples FL USA Copyright Elisha and Elyssa - Reproduction Prohibited Elisha Freitas Fernandez www.ExcellentPrettier.com Elyssa Freitas Fernandez www.ThePrincessBlog.com Of the six sea turtle species that are found in U.S. waters or that nest on U.S. beaches, all are designated as either threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Read more sea turtle information.. (14 comments)
Yahoo! Messenger and your Social Media Marketing Strategy - 08/19/09 08:13 PM
I’ve been using Yahoo! Messenger for years! I have over 8,000 contacts on my Yahoo! account (had over 6,000 when I moved to the U.S. almost 8 years ago), so it’s a free way to keep in touch with my friends and relatives back in the Dominican Republic, as well as connecting with the Yahoo! users I’ve befriended since I moved here. Obviously, not all my connections are on Twitter or into social networking/bookmarking, plus, I don’t get online that often to chat with friends – if you know what I mean! As usual, life gets easier! Now you can (10 comments)
Love my new signature! - 08/19/09 03:59 AM
I thought reaching 100 subscribers to my ActiveRain blog was the highlight of the week… Until I read about the new Automatic Signature feature on ActiveRain posts! Thank you AR Guys! This sure makes life easier, whether you know HTML or not. And thank you for the tips! I shortened mine, but added some more icons. So helpful! Keep up the great work! Here’s what mine looks like ( I couldn’t wait) :
What is an Expert? Copy-pasted from TheFreeDictionary.com ex·pert n. A person with a high degree of skill in or knowledge of a certain subject. Read more at Wikipedia. It’s really NOT like being a rocket scientist! It shouldn’t be that intimidating.
Are you an Expert? Be honest! Are you more knowledgeable than many in your field? Do you have more experience than many in your field? Could many past and current clients attest of your skills? Do other professionals in your field refer to you? Have you “been there, done that”? (94 comments)
What business are you in? - 08/09/09 10:23 PM
Last January, I heard Scott Bedbury’s talk about his vision in creating the Starbucks brand: “We are not in the coffee business serving people; we’re in the people business serving coffee”.
I am a firm believer that if you create an experience around your charisma, personality and unique capabilities, you will be successful in any business, any market and any economy.
I always encourage my customers to brand themselves in a way that no matter what they decide to do (a.k.a. being in a brokerage firm vs. the other vs. opening their own), their customers will follow. It’s (26 comments)
Constant Contact's new features make it easier to build your list on Social Networks. When you prepare your newsletter (which could be information on that new listing you picked up), Constant Contact allows you to archive it so it is available to you in the form of a URL (address on the World Wide Web people can go directly to view it). What this means in terms of Real Estate is that, you can create a custom URL to advertise that listing, while adding contacts to your database. If you are farming a particular community, you could also register a (9 comments)
You can now submit you own template to Google Docs. Templates? You may ask. Yes! On Google Docs, you can create anything from a resume to a budget form to a Power Point business presentation using one of the pre-set templates. Here are some template types: Documents Spreadsheets Presentations Forms Here are some Google Docs template categories: Albums & Flipbooks Business Calculators Calendars & Schedules Cards & Certificates Holiday Labels & Business Cards Letters & Faxes Miscellaneous Personal Finance Presentation Designs Resumes & Cover Letters Statistics Students & Teachers Before you use one of the templates, be sure to read (15 comments)
Create FREE forms FAST with Google Docs! - 08/01/09 02:41 AM
Google Docs.now allows you to create forms from a Google Docs.spreadsheet. It’s very powerful! It’s a web form powered by Google. Creating the form is very easy:
Click the Form drop-down menu and select Create a form. In the form template that opens, you can add any questions and options you'd like. (You know, name - last name – e-mail – feedback/comment etc.) Click Email this form once you've finished adding your questions. Add the email addresses of the people to whom you want to send this form. (You can actually also add it to a website/blog by clicking on (13 comments)
I'm getting the t-shirt... - 08/01/09 02:10 AM
…because I’m a Googpy (Google groupie LOL) and I’m not afraid to admit it publicly. Maybe I’m a Googleholic. Well, you get the point. I just love Google!
One of the features that you have access to with your Google Account (AKA Gmail) is Google Docs.
Google Docs is an amazing tool for teams to work together and collaborate on a document. Google Docs make virtual teams more efficient.
To upload documents to Google Docs and add team members as collaborators, do the following:
1. Log into your Gmail account. Click Docs in the Top Left Corner. 2. Click (5 comments)
Call me on Google - 08/01/09 01:39 AM
I finally got my invitation to register my new Google phone number! I choose my birthday on the digits (239-244-1216) - December 16th.
The Google voice system is yet another amazing free service by Google.
It offers a personal phone number that rings all of your existing phones when people call. All of your voicemail in one inbox with unlimited online storage and free voicemail transcripts sent to your phone and email. I tried this and it works perfectly. Low-priced international calling to over 200 countries and free SMS. So I can now call all my (12 comments)
Before you promote... - 08/01/09 01:06 AM
With all the fuss about Facebook Marketing and Facebook advertising, I thought I would give everyone a little refresh or reminder on the "Facebook Promotions Guidelines" Date of Last Revision: February 10, 2009. You may not in any way: (1) Use Facebook's name, trademarks, trade names, copyrights, or any other Facebook intellectual property in the rules to or any other materials relating to the promotion;
(2) Directly or indirectly indicate that Facebook is a sponsor or administrator of the promotion; or
(3) Administer the promotion on the Facebook site, other than through an application on the Facebook Platform.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.