Lesson Learned - Who Is Doing Your Online Quality Control

Reblogger Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Real Estate Agent with Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty BR534744000 & BR540649000

Corinne Guest, Managing Broker "I should never have assumed that because the platform is some-one elses, that they would be doing quality control that safeguarded me as well as them."

Right on target - and - re-blog!

Original content by Corinne Guest, Managing Broker License: 471.000044

I have enjoyed reading the posts so far but was struggling to find a lesson that taught me, until this morning! I am blown away, I have been doing marketing online for years now and here I am admitting to being remiss.

I am using a third party company to create some content for me on another platform, it's a mix of a search engine and a blog with social media overtones. Posts are written with photos to add to the SEO factors. Each post has a series of photos and I get a back link from each one to my main web site.

It's all good, and I also share posts I write on the platform as it is also like other social media platforms, like Twitter and Pinterest to name a few.

On my lazy Sunday morning I decide to have a look at the posts they have written for me this month and imagine my horror to see they have borrowed a photo from someone else. Not only is this a copyright infringement and can get me in big trouble, I am disgusted to find a copyright watermark on some of the photos from a very well known real estate photography company.

Here's one of my photos with my copyright watermark, the one I saw had their information in the same place which was how I knew.

So I get right on the computer and send the owner an email. Does he realize? Who is doing his quality control? What other posts do I have to worry about? All of them? You bet I do.

I should never have assumed the company was doing my online quality control. Stupid, stupid, stupid ME!

A few emails later the company will be redoing all of my content and using the photos I am about to send via Dropbox. For that I am glad because it would take me a long time to check them all.

I should never have assumed that because the platform is some-one elses, that they would be doing quality control that safeguarded me as well as them. Sadly due to poor training, maybe, or maybe she just ignored it, someone is losing their job tomorrow.

Corinne Guest

Realtor & Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company

Call me today 847-363-3686. 

Barrington IL Real Estate

 

 

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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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This is a very timely re-blog as we discuss AR and the "W" this time of year. Thanks for sharing it  Tony and Suzanne. 

Jan 10, 2017 04:44 AM #1
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Harry F. D'Elia
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This is one area where it will continue to increase is online present integrity.

Jan 10, 2017 04:49 AM #2
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Thanks Sheri Sperry - MCNE® and - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Jan 10, 2017 05:00 AM #3
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Agreed Harry F. D'Elia - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Jan 10, 2017 05:00 AM #4
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers thanks for the re-blog, great timing as we all start with new and fresh ideas for the new year.

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Gita Bantwal
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This is a good post to reblog. I hope others will read it too and learn .

Jan 11, 2017 03:50 AM #6
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You are most welcome Corinne Guest, Managing Broker - thanks for authoring!

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Thanks Gita Bantwal and - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

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