search: Goodbye Google Base - 01/26/11 11:43 PM
Good Bye Google Base
Just yesterdayI was whining about how horrible Google Base (real estate on Google Maps ) is on a Columbus Ohio real estate post written for consumers. 
Yesterday or Tuesday Google announced real estate on Google Maps was going away...
Or perhaps I was whining about RealBird a real estate service built on real estate on Google Maps which used the Google Base API.
I was not aware of that change when I was complaining about inaccuracy of what I thought of as Google Base. I will admit I think of the real estate feature within Google Maps … (13 comments)

search: YouTube YOUR Search Stories - 04/12/10 09:34 AM
Thanks to Google and YouTube you can make a video of YOUR search story.  I did a "Search Story"  for my Outside Blog, 'Worthington Old and News' but it is not as good as Jim Duncan's.  Jim Duncan is Charlottesville VA real estate. 
Here's Jim's on his Posterous:  Charlotte real estate story thanks to Google
"Charlottesville Real Estate blog - educate yourself about the Charlottesville real estate market"
Here is the embed.
Why mine sucks?  I was trying to find searches where my Outside Blog 'Worthington Old and News' came in higher than,  etc.  as well … (6 comments)

search: Central Ohio's best real estate search? - 05/06/09 02:28 AM
Well maybe not best but what search do you use to find local homes?  This post is written to consumers not the real estate industry or real estate social media gurus (as both groups might be biased!)
Use more than one?  Vote for more than one... you can vote to up to six... hopefully you are NOT trying to use six searches to find local homes....
Online Surveys & Market Research I first asked the question, long, long ago in 2006 on the original Columbus Best Blog (name later changed to Discover Columbus) a Realtown blog... When I first asked, I … (0 comments)

search: Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are staging the web - 02/12/09 11:54 PM
We talk about staging homes here on ActiveRain, a big part of home staging is de-cluttering. The good news Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are getting together for some spring cleaning and de-cluttering of the web.
"Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Collaborate to Clean Up Web" by reporter Miguel Helft in the Bits Column on the New York Times site quotes Matt Cutts:
"There is a lot of clutter on the Web and with this, publishers will be able to clean up a lot of junk,” said Matt Cutts, an engineer who heads Google’s spam fighting efforts. “I think it is going to … (52 comments)

search: Don't know much about SEO - 10/05/07 04:54 PM

Sing along...
"Don't know much about SEO...
Don't even know what I don't know..."
I can't think of more rhyming lines that have anything to do with search engine optimization or search engine marketing... hint : Think what's the difference between SEO and SEM... That's a question on the quiz...kinda sorta. You''ll be one question ahead of me if you go in knowing the answer. Take the quiz. SEO Expert Quiz
It is a long test. Block out time.
How did you do?

"Test your SEO Expert knowledge to earn your knowledge level.

* 91% - 100% … (35 comments)

search: Trulia announces the birth of twins.... - 01/10/07 02:41 AM just announced the birth of twins ... or I guess they were described as "Two Big Launches" on their award winning website: 
1. Heat Trend Maps (I typed "Trulia Heat Lamps"  on my Columbus Best Blog entry this morning....) "You can see price trends here on the national, county and ZIP level across the country." according to Megan Klimal, Product Manager with   Zip code level is very local, isn't it? 
2. Trulia Trends Report - I covered this twin on my Discover Columbus blog... Megan of Trulia wrote: Trulia Trends report - a snapshot of real estate trends and consumer search behavior online. The … (3 comments)

search: Trulia Announces Advisory Board - 12/13/06 07:28 AM
Today Trulia real estate search announced an advisory board from the real estate industry. 
 Trulia's New Release:
"Through interactive heat maps, neighborhood guides and property listings in all 50 states, a consumer researching a home for sale on is easily connected to the property page of the real estate professional most knowledgeable about the attributes of that home: the listing broker or agent."
According to Inman New Trulia's advisory board includes Kaira Rouda, COO of Real Living based in Columbus Ohio:  
"The new advisory board includes: Anthony Azar, CEO, Realty Executives Southern Arizona; Sherry Chris, COO, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp.; Van Davis, … (4 comments)

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