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Web Directories - 06/22/09 03:29 PM
This week we will turning our attention to on line directories. One of the better ( and FREE) ways to increase your results in search queries is to be listed on some of the top web directories.
Google and Yahoo have the most well known. Bing.com's local listing center and BOTW Local (Best Of The Web) have created very good local directories.
Have you come across a really good local directory recently? We are especially interested in directories that are based around towns and cities.
We will be putting our results together in a 6 part post starting (1 comments)
Home Builder Photo Galleries - Examples (5 of 5) - 06/19/09 11:43 AM
This is the last post in a five post series about homebuilder online photo galleries. So far we've discussed the importance of online photo galleries, ways to build a good photo gallery, some simple ways to search optimize your photos so they can be found, and we have taken you outside your comfort zone by encouraging you to post more pictures than you may be comfortable putting online. In this post we'd like to show you a few good examples of builder photo galleries from around the web. The majority of your customers will visit your website before they visit your model home. More and more of (1 comments)
In this blog series we've outlined the growing importance of online photo galleries, how to build a good photo gallery, and some ways to get your pictures online using free photo sharing tools. In this post, we'd like to explain why you should upload more photos than you're probably comfortable sharing. Notice: This article may conflict with traditional "Marketing Director" wisdom. Don'tblame them. Go to any homebuilder photo gallery. My guess is you'll find between... Read full article
Builder Photo Galleries - Where to post photos. (Post 3 of 5) - 06/16/09 12:09 PM
In the first article in this blog series we outlined the growing importance of photos to the online world. In the second post we showed you how to build a photo gallery that helps generate search traffic and spread your message virally. With today's message we'd like to help you get your photos online using some great free services. There are literally thousands of online photo sharing websites on the net. We only talk about two in this post, Flickr and Facebook. You can.... Read full post
Home Builder Photo Galleries - The Right Way (Post 2 of 5) - 06/15/09 08:49 AM
This our second post about on line photo galleries. The emphasis of the series is how New Home builders can increase traffic to their website using photo galleries in a way completely contrary to the advise of their marketing department. Home Builder Galleries - The Right Way In the first article in our Homebuilder Photo Galleries blog series we showcased the explosion of online photos. In this post we'd like to outline how your photos should appear online. We'll be outlining best and worst practices that we've seen from homebuilders. Most builders already have a series of photos embedded on their (0 comments)
On line search optimized photo galleries. What, How, and Why Post 1of 5 - 06/12/09 04:10 PM
Over the last two weeks we at URBaCS have been researching and writing about on line photo galleries. We wanted to look at how they can be used by new home builders to increase traffic to their website. We posted our results on the URBaCS Blog. Over the next five days I will be elaborating on what we have found and some of our feedback.
Home Builder Photo Galleries -Intro to the blog series ( Post #1 of 5)
Homebuilder's aren't using photo galleries to their full capabilites so we'll be spending the next week discussing what builder's should (0 comments)
It is the "wave" of the future - 06/01/09 06:15 AM
I have been writing this year about new technology, the changes in our economy, and the effects on how we do business. Our friends at Google are always looking a few years into the future. Last week they introduced Google Wave. Google Wave is the next evolution in the way we communicate. The developers took a look at how we communicate via the internet and decided traditional email wasn't up to today's speed, so they are breaking the old rules and developing a new way to communicate, "waves". Email, instant messages, photo sharing, scheduling, and more
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