real estate technology: Google drops Real Estate Listings in Google Base - 01/26/11 01:32 PM
Inman News reported today:
Google drops real estate listings Search giant cites low use, proliferation of search sites BY INMAN NEWS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011. Inman News™
Search giant Google will no longer support real estate listings uploaded to its classifed listings site on Google Maps, the company announced today.
Consumers will no longer be able to find for-sale, foreclosure, or rental properties through the search function on Google Maps, and real estate professionals will no longer be able to upload their listings to Google Base, the company's classifieds site, which is being replaced by Google Shopping APIs and will not support real estate listings.

real estate technology: Google Places - Have you claimed your listing yet? - 01/17/11 09:01 AM
80% of all business comes from people who live and work within 5 miles of your location and 20% of all Google searches now relate to location. Have you claimed your Google Places listing? Do you have your Yelp page under control? Do you manage your Foursqaure Venue? Traditional Local Ad Solutions Are Dead or Dying!
The Phone Directory or Yellow Pages Where is Yours? Most people throw them away! They are not current, updated and businesses do not have the ability to change them. Newspapers Readers are declining rapidly! TV TV viewers now have Tivo/DVR, they fast forward through … (4 comments)

real estate technology: Google has a site dedicated to Real Estate Agents - 09/16/10 02:34 AM
I consider myself pretty tech savvy and I didn't kow until today that Google has a site dedicated to Real Estate Agents.
The West Valley Home Team uses many if not all of the tools provided here, but it's nice to know Google has them all grouped into one convenient place!

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Like it or not, if you are not showing up “on the map” you are losing new business opportunities every day. With more than 500 million searches a day in the U.S. alone, it’s likely that someone is looking for your business as you read this. The question is simple: Are they finding you, or are they finding your competitors in a local search? In 2012, more people will search for local businesses on smartphones than on computers. Smartphones use Google Places, Yelp and other “local search” websites to gather data for local searches, will your business show up at the top of the local listings?! Try it, do a search from your smart phone for “sports bar litchfield park”, the first listing that comes up is Tailgaters, not because they spent thousand’s of dollars and their website design or hundreds of dollars every month on pay-per-click but instead they used the power of Google Places and positive reviews! Have you claimed your Google Places Listing and is your Google Places listing optimized? Would You Like to: Be on the first page of Google? Gain the advantage of having more positive reviews of your business? Have your business show up on iPhones, Smartphones, and GPS devices? Work smarter while your competition works harder? Are You Taking Advantage of: Google and Facebook Places - Yelp and Foursquare - Text Marketing and Coupons - Mobile Coupons and Mobile-ready sites - Local Business Listings - Positive Reviews on sites like Yelp and Angie’s List - The most successful businesses in 2012 will be utilizing these tools and applications. Don’t get stuck waiting for your phone to ring…Contact us today!



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