social media: SEO Tips You Can Start Using TODAY! - 03/21/12 11:54 PM
Everyone seems to be talking about Google Juice and how to help SEO (Search Engine Optimization) but man, that sure sounds scary. Why not just hire the nearest high school kid to take care of this for you? Never fear! These tips should help you until that kid gets home from school to help:
1) What's in a Name?Naming a file is SO IMPORTANT! Do you know how SMART those Google robots are that crawl our sites? Get in the habit of naming your images more than just IMG2334.jpg because that means NOTHING to a bot. How about "01_Living_Room_123_Main_Street_Liberty_MO.jpg"  Yeah.  It's … (89 comments)

social media: Is Direct Mail more powerful than Social Media? - 09/01/11 03:06 AM
Tweet me. Friend me. Fan me. Yeah, I get that. I'm the first to hop on and try Google+ and check in on Foursquare. Social media is a game changer for sure.
But have we forgotten about it's older (and kinda uglier) big sister: Direct Mail??
Yes, this is the epic battle: In this corner, the New Kid, young and nimble, loved by all, give it up for SOCIAL MEDIA! And his challenger, former champion and come-back kid, Mr I-Still-Am-Worthwhile DIRECT MAIL!
Everyone is quick to praise how you can target exact people with your Facebook ads, but direct mail just … (7 comments)

social media: Top 5 iPad Apps for Real Estate - 08/04/11 05:00 AM
After I wrote a blog about "How to Use the iPad for Real Estate" a couple of weeks ago (click here to read it!) I've had a bunch of comments and emails about what specific apps I've been using to make it work. Let me say that I'm not paid by any of these guys to push their apps and there are many ways to use the iPad in our biz, but these are the ones that I've seen to be most helpful:
1) PDF Expert (cost $9.99)So why did you buy an iPad? "I want my client to sign … (21 comments)

social media: A Social Media Fundraiser: Success Story! - 07/01/11 09:04 AM

Thanks to all of you who supported me in my Make-a-Wish foundation fundraiser! We raised $136 in a little over 48 hours for the Kansas City chapter! All as an experiment through the power of ActiveRain and Facebook.
HOW? I asked for my friends and ActiveRain Rainmakers to LIKE my Fan page (see the box to the right >>>> ) and for each LIKE I would donate $1 to the Make-a-Wish foundation. 
I didn't really know what to expect and it was great to see friends and fellow Realtors re-posting the status on their walls to help out. The … (3 comments)

social media: "Fan" a Facebook Page via Text Message from your Phone! - 06/27/11 02:24 PM
"How do I get more traffic to my Facebook Business Page??"
Ya gotta have a multitude of ways to get people there. Here is a new one (no computer needed): text it!
There is a bunch of stuff you can do from your phone to update Facebook (See this very popular post I wrote) Imagine you met a client/friend/associate for lunch and you're chatting about Facebook Fan pages. Wouldn't it be great to say,
"Hey Bob, do me a favor: take out your phone right now and send a text To: 32665 (that's FBOOK on your keypad) and in the body … (2 comments)

social media: 2 Quick Facebook Tips to Gain Exposure - 06/25/11 04:31 AM
Facebook is amazing. I've closed two transactions this year so far directly from Facebook. This week, I've picked up two new buyers directly from Facebook. Are you out there using this FREE tool?
The Fan Page (or it's proper term, just "Page") is a fun part of Facebook, and here are two easy things you can do TODAY to help increase exposure:

1) Add the LIKE BOX to your ActiveRain blog and your website
I'm talking about that box in the column to the right of this blog >>>>> 
That's what we're going to add. (by the way, please take a … (84 comments)

social media: Use Gmail? This add-on is ESSENTIAL... - 06/21/11 11:17 AM
In the world of social media abundance, it's easy to get overwhelmed.

You follow 4,000 people.You have 2,000 friends. You have 12,000 fans. You have 600 connections.
How can you manage to keep track of all of them??
There is a new FREE plug in for all of us GMAIL users. All those people I just mentioned from above, you get emails from some of them, right? Wouldn't it be nice to get a blast of current info about them each time you get an email? What did they tweet? What do they like today? All at a GLANCE … (12 comments)

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Author Bio: Jay O'Brien specializes in Real Estate in the Kansas City metro area, including the Northland of Kansas City : Liberty : Gladstone : North Kansas City : and Kansas City. Jay is licensed in both Missouri and Kansas and has helped clients in Overland Park, Leavenworth, Olathe, Smithville and many other areas in the metro. Jay uses technology in new and interesting ways to market listings, as well as helping buyers to find their perfect homes. Want to make Real Estate fun? Give Jay a call and see if he can EARN your business. 816-774-1357. Grab a cup of coffee and view all ActiveRain Posts By Jay O'Brien Kansas City Homes for Sale Google+




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