Is Your Business Mobile Ready?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Second Self Virtual Assistance

Is your business "mobile ready"?Is your business mobile ready?  What do I mean?  With technology getting better, faster and stronger and smart phone use on the rise, you don't want to be left behind when it comes to your business strategy and mobile technology.  Since more and more people are using their smart phones to access emails, the internet and reach out on their social media sites, you would do well to keep mobile technology in mind for your real estate website and blog.

Google is by far the most utilized search engine for computer users.  However, smart phones offer more than just Google, Bing and Yahoo as search options.  So many apps are available nowadays for people to access their social media, favorite sites or even different search engines.  Several smart phones offer voice activated searching.  Many of the cell carriers and manufacturers are even making deals to incorporate a single button to access a specific search engine, providing easy and faster access to a particular network.  This changes the dynamic of not only how smart phone users access the internet but also which search engine they use.  For example, if one particular brand of smart phone becomes extremely popular and incorporates an easy-to-use, handy-dandy button to access the internet, we will see a significant increase in use of the search engine specifically used with that phone.

How does this affect your site?

  1. Don't concentrate only on one search engine when doing your SEO.
  2. Keep your website or blog simple, with very few images.  Or, if you would like, you could create a website or blog that is specifically set up for the mobile phone with text only and provide a link to this on your website or blog.  Photos take longer to load.  So, limiting them on your site or blog will keep the reader interested and not frustrate them, causing them to move on to another site.
  3. Make sure your RSS feeds are submitted to the appropriate directories.  "Really Simple Syndication" is just that - Really Simple.  They are also easy to read with mobile devices.

Is your business "mobile ready"?  Now's the time to re-evaluate your website and your blog to get ready for the next wave of technology.  You don't want to be left behind!

Pamela Cendejas, Real Estate Virtual Assistant - Second Self Virtual Assistance: When There Isn't Enough of You to Go Around!

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Rainer
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Lisa Ludlow Archer
Live Love Homes-Keller Williams, Charlotte, NC Ballantyne Area - Waxhaw, NC

What great information. I was told today that we should be taking several pictures off our website so that it would be easier to download for people especially if they were looking on their phone at it. One would have not thought about that until recently.

Thanks for this great post.

Lisa

www.myCarolinahome.net

 

Mar 11, 2010 07:48 AM #1
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Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol
Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty - Mission Viejo, CA
Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!

Pamela, thanks for the information! If it's not changing, it will die off! I can't even begin to think of what I will have to know in 1 year! Technology changes so fast!

Mar 11, 2010 07:55 AM #2
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Susan Brown
Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too) - Kingwood, TX

Pam, Great thoughts about setting up a "phone-friendly" website.  That could really make a difference to people finding us on their phone.  Thanks!

Mar 11, 2010 11:30 AM #3
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Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker

Pamela,

I just wanted to thank your for all your great posts. they are very helpful.

Brian

Mar 11, 2010 01:15 PM #4
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Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Lisa - I even create my ezines differently.  Instead of graphics and photos, I am more likely to include links.

Mar 11, 2010 02:16 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Valorie - Don't even think about.  I have a feeling it's beyond what we're currently imagining.

Mar 11, 2010 02:17 PM #6
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Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Susan - You know what they say, "Stay current or get left behind".  We want people to know we're up-to-date with technology - an huge asset for Realtors(R).

Mar 11, 2010 02:18 PM #7
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Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Brian - You are very welcome.  Thank you for stopping by - come back again!

Mar 11, 2010 02:19 PM #8
Rainer
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Irene Tron
Valparaiso, IN

Thanks for more great information.  Your posts are greatly appreciated.

Mar 11, 2010 02:38 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Carra & Shae Riley
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Pam....With today's technology, it is really easy to slip behind.  Thanks for the great post.

cosmic cow

Mar 12, 2010 01:20 AM #10
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Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Irene - Thank you so much for the kind words.  It's always nice to know that I'm helping.  Enjoy your weekend!

Mar 12, 2010 05:53 AM #11
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Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Carra - Setting up our online spaces to be capatible with iPhones and SmartPhones isn't something we're all thinking of right now.  Thanks for stopping by!

Mar 12, 2010 05:54 AM #12
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Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Hey Pamela...you are so right, we are now working at lighting speed and cell phone friendly web sites seem to be the next biggie 

Mar 12, 2010 02:40 PM #13
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Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Al and Peggy - Love the hats!  As I see it, we're a society of instant gratification.  Anthing we can do to make it easier for the consumer to find us, the better. 

Mar 13, 2010 04:35 AM #14
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