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Welcome to the Technology for Real Estate Professionals technology glossary. This glossary is available through a permalink on the right side of every page. New terms will be added on a regular basis.


Frank Jewett


Blog - Web Log

An internet journal publishing model that is easy to design, manage, and update. Blogs are ideal for increasing audience retention by frequently posting comments.

CSV - Comma Separated Values

CSV files are commonly used to transfer data between spreadsheets, databases, and contact management programs. Each piece of data (a cell in Excel, a field in a database, a field in Outlook) is separated by a comma. Each set of data (a row in Excel, a record in a database, a contact in Outlook) appears on a single line.

POP3 Server - Post Office Protocol 3 Server

The server that receives and stores incoming email messages until they are downloaded to a computer. Users have the option of leaving messages on their POP3 server so that those messages can be accessed from several different computers.

RSS - Really Simple Syndication

RSS is a standard for publishing information (blog posts, podcasts, vidcasts, and website updates) so that it can be displayed in customizable internet portals like iGoogle and Yahoo! as well as feed readers like NewsGator and Microsoft Outlook.

SEM - Search Engine Marketing

Buying advertising space on search engines based on the keywords used in the search. Search engine advertisers may appear in different locations on the search engine results page. Research suggests that users are learning to ignore internet advertising, so publishers sometimes mix advertisements in with "organic" results which were found based on keywords and content rather than having paid for placement.

SEO - Search Engine Optimization

Designing a website or blog around keywords and content to achieve a higher ranking when users search for those keywords using search engines like Google and Yahoo!

SERP - Search Engine Results Page

The pages of links generated by searching keywords using search engines like Google and Yahoo!

SMTP Server - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol Server

The server that sends outgoing email messages.

Comments (3)

Konnie Mac McCarthy
MacNificent Properties, LLC - Cobb Island, MD
Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"
Hi frank..I love reading blogs from you tech saavy people.....thanks for the glossary.....I'm clueless
Jan 19, 2008 10:56 AM
Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

Frank, I bookmarker it so that when I have question I'll be able to find this again. Thank you.

Bill Roberts

Jan 19, 2008 01:22 PM
Frank Jewett
tech4REpros - San Jose, CA

Konnie and Bill, there is a natural parallel for real estate blogs which I addressed in a later post.

Have You Posted A Real Estate Glossary To Your Blog?

Jan 19, 2008 02:30 PM