Why I love Lijit.com

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Mortgage and Lending with GSW Consulting Group
Lijit is a “personal” search engine it is a tool that allows people to see what you are up to in the big beautiful social Internet world! It covers social and group associations, all of your content, blog statistics, and your blog buddies.
So let’s break down what I like about each area:
Social & Group Associations - Lijit is a handy way of showing people where you are at and how they can find you. The widget is easy to create, you can put it anywhere, and it doesn’t take up much room. My content – This portion really falls in line with the social & group associations, by clicking on the icons you can go see what I am digging, stumbling, favorite(ing), Twitting, etc. You can also use the search box to search through my blog posts. The thing that would make this a bit cooler would be if you could use the search box and it searched all my social sites as well as my blog for content. It would also be cool if they could add Ted.com I love that site and Qik.com so I have another reason to get a new phone (hint, hint).
Blog Statistics - I like this feature most of all. I am a visual person and I have control issues like clear cut organization with cool graphics, Lijit has that and more. The site shows you page views, top posts, searches, and where readers came from. The where is the coolest because it not only looks at where on the Internet you are coming from but where in the world. It breaks it all down with summaries, charts, graphs, and pictures – yes I am a nerd and proud of it! Blog Buddies - I haven’t really availed myself of this feature, it includes your blogroll, any blogs you want to watch (Google reader does this for me), blogs in MyBlogLog communities (easier to pick thru than MyBlogLog), and other Lijit users (I don’t have any Lijit buddies).
Search Engine - I hadn’t checked this feature out much until I wrote this post but it is kinda cool if you know what you’re doing with it. You can put in search terms and it will first search my blogs and then you can also search the web (web portion powered by the Google gods). I know that a couple of people have used it because my stats told me so! Whoever you are I hope you found what you were looking for.
Support – Initially I wasn’t too happy with their support because I couldn’t figure out how to get to them quickly (it’s that instant gratification control thing I have). Then one day I got frustrated because I couldn’t figure out how to get Lijit to recognize MyBlogLog and Flickr, in my frustration I blasted a whinny twit/tweet, whatever. It said something like, “Lijit is p#@^*ing me off and the worst part of it is that it’s probably my fault” well within minutes Tara from Lijit Twitters me. So sweetly too; “I saw your twitter can I help you?” Once I got over my shock and Big Brother conspiracy moment I got her to help me, and I apologized for slamming them on Twitter (my mother told me my mouth would get me in trouble one day)!
Walking the Talk – So it turns out that Lijit is using Twitter to get in touch with their members and for customer support. That is pretty cool…I like it! I am not sure how long they’ll keep that up, have you seen what people put on that site (well duh you just saw what I brilliantly put on there)? But it is pretty sweet that they are out there in the thick of things.
So be careful what you say on Twitter - they are watching….
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Rainer
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Teresa McDonald
EME Realty - Florence, SC
ABR, Florence and Lake City SC Real Estate

Thanks so much for sharing about this wonderful tool. I am definitely going to try it our.

Jul 13, 2008 06:26 AM #9
Rainer
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Thomas Hargreaves
TriStar Financial Services - Eugene, OR

As usual thank you for the information.. I am new to Active rain but I have already made many contacts and learned a ton of things to help move my business along..

Jul 13, 2008 07:42 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Thanks for the info, it is like a rabbit hole once you enter the land of networking.

Jul 13, 2008 08:56 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Thanks for sharing!

Jul 13, 2008 09:50 AM #12
Rainer
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Bridget Ayers
GSW Consulting Group - Carlsbad, CA

Teresa-let me know how it goes?

Thomas-I am glad I could help, its always nice when you can figure out together

Steven-Great analogy, I couldn't agree with you more....all you have to do is look at my lijit widget to see how far down that rabbit hole I have fallen. It can be overwhelming-not to mention time consuming, but I am lovin every minute of it!!

Norma-My pleasure!

Jul 13, 2008 10:09 AM #13
Rainer
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Tyson Robinson
Trillion Real Estate - REO/Bank Owned Specialist - Murrieta, CA

Very interesting site. Thanks for sharing. Seems like a useful tool. It's amazing what is available on the web now days.

Jul 13, 2008 03:36 PM #14
Rainer
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Bridget Ayers
GSW Consulting Group - Carlsbad, CA

Tyson - My pleasure! It is amazing to see what is out there, what is even more amazing is that some people keep up on all of it!! I am just doing my best to keep up ;) Have a great week!!

Jul 14, 2008 08:29 AM #15
Rainer
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Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi Bridget. Never heard of Lijit. Thanks for sharing the great tip! Keep them coming.

Jul 14, 2008 12:07 PM #16
Rainer
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Bridget Ayers
GSW Consulting Group - Carlsbad, CA

Vincent - so glad I can provide some value, let me know how you like it.

Jul 15, 2008 09:28 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thanks for sharing this new tool. I will look into it . I have bookmarked it.

Jul 15, 2008 10:45 PM #18
Rainer
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Bridget Ayers
GSW Consulting Group - Carlsbad, CA

Gita - excellent, love to hear how it works for you!!

Jul 18, 2008 07:12 AM #19
Rainer
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Jerome (Jerry) Donahue
Prudential McHugh Realty - Maple Shade, NJ

Sounds interesting cuiously big brotherish I'll have to check it out I wonder if Barney has a point here.

Jul 20, 2008 12:50 AM #20
Rainer
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Tucson Real Estate Experts Anne McKechnie
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Tucson, AZ
Previews Property Specialist

Thanks for sharing, I will check it out. I have used mybloglog and have registered there

Anne

Jul 20, 2008 12:55 AM #21
Rainer
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Bridget Ayers
GSW Consulting Group - Carlsbad, CA

Jerome - I would say that Lijit is more like a directory service, it just lists public places that you would like to connect with people at.

Anne - You can use Lijit to help people find you at mybloglog as well as here at Activerain. Stop by and say hi at Mybloglog! 

Jul 20, 2008 03:32 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ
AzLadyInRed

Bridget, this sounds like a great tool. I LOVE new tools, especially one that compiles the entire group of social networking as well as everything else. Thanks for sharing. ;-)

Pepper

Jul 20, 2008 04:10 PM #23
Rainer
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John Ford
Security National Properties - Eureka, CA

Its really easy to fet informatuon overload! but I like it!

Jul 20, 2008 05:21 PM #24
Rainer
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Bridget Ayers
GSW Consulting Group - Carlsbad, CA

Teri - Thank you and I love your signature and avatar, Great Branding!!

John - Of course you do-you wouldn't be in this industry if you didn't ;)

Jul 21, 2008 05:57 AM #25
Rainmaker
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Utah Dave
UtahDave.com Neighborhood Experts - South Jordan, UT
Homes for Sale - Utah

Wow..its so hard to keep up with all these things. I love the name.  ITs catchy.  The spelling too. :)

Utah Dave

utah homes for sale

Jul 21, 2008 06:35 AM #26
Rainmaker
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Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Great tool .   thanks,

Jul 21, 2008 07:37 AM #27
Rainer
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Bridget Ayers
GSW Consulting Group - Carlsbad, CA

Utah Dave - I spend most of my day searching, playing with, and telling people about these things and I still have a hard time keeping up. Just keep reading blogs you will find what you need it's all here.

Allen - Thanks for dropping by and for the comment - Cheers

Jul 21, 2008 10:34 AM #28
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