Google & Digg Hook-Up Might Give Real Estate An Extra Boost

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Mortgage and Lending with Independent

 

Marissa Mayer known as Google's Princess is the VP of the Search Engine dept of Google.

Kevin Rose known as the Playboy of the Webhead World is the founder of Digg.com

The Word on the Web: Few days ago this couple have been in talks behind closed doors, not Romantically, both are currently dating other people, but behind a secret deal.

The word on the street is that Google's Princess is trying to push for Digg's buyout priced at $200 Million

How will this marriage work?  Apparently Google is still trying to improve Google News lately and with the success of Digg's Social bookmark Popularity.  Last month Google and Digg have confirmed a deal in the works but nothing else has leaked out since then.

Future Possibilities:  Google has been trying to get a piece of the highly popular social networking platforms.  They have been using Myspace over the years as an ad source.

Digg can help increase Google's search results because Digg is based on user's content whats hot and what's not worth reading.  This can vastly change the search results in the future.

How this affects us in Real Estate:  So you might be thinking well what does this have to do with us in Real Estate?

Quite Simple; Search Engine Optimization.  We as professionals are putting massive effort in online exposure and marketing.  If you haven't been using Social Bookmarks yet, your missing the boat.

Social Bookmarks gives more of an importance factor and meaning when its hyped in the blogosphere.  This is why Google find's Diggs platform so useful

Got a Good Post on Real Estate? Got Juicy News about Real Estate?  Just imagine once this buyout takes place, your noteworthy posts that have been extremely useful on AR will also get more exposure to the world.  Digg is just that powerful.

Here's a heads up if you haven't played around with Digg.com yet, I suggest you do so, once this train starts moving, you don't want to be left in the dust.

 

 

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Rainer
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Justin Williams
Independent - Virginia Beach, VA
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Teresa - Its pretty simple to use Digg, you find a story/article you like and just hit the Digg Button.  This will social bookmark the article and depending on how many others social bookmarked it, will increase rankings and exposure.

Tina - LOL , yeah I wouldn't mind myself to be King!

Jun 14, 2008 04:25 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Justin - It will be interesting tp see how this plays out. I do agree that Digg is a site that should not be overlooked. I have just started to use it more myself.

Jun 15, 2008 12:46 AM #8
Rainer
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SEO Specialist
Get On the First Page Of Google - Dallas, GA

Thant would be awesome!

Jun 15, 2008 02:59 AM #9
Rainer
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Justin Williams
Independent - Virginia Beach, VA
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Bill - Very interesting indeed and Im glad your venturing out and trying new avenues, thanks for commenting!

Kevin - Still in the works and just waiting to see how things pan out, I still think Digg is worth more than 200 million.

Jun 15, 2008 04:08 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Kathy Anderson
HomeSmart - Surprise, AZ
Arizona Retirement Homes For Sale, Sun City Grand

Guess I'll be heading over to Digg now.  Thanks for the tip.  It will be interesting to see what happens.

Jun 15, 2008 06:04 AM #11
Rainer
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Justin Williams
Independent - Virginia Beach, VA
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Thats great Kathy, Digg has been around quite a while you should also check out other social bookmarking sites like Stumbleupon and Del.icio.us, you probably have used these before and have not realized it.

Jun 15, 2008 06:51 AM #12
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Eleanor Thorne
Equity Resources - Cary, NC
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You know the most INTERESTING things!  Wow!!  The people behind the tech!  I hope it works out!  (although I tend to "stumble" around the web!)

Jun 15, 2008 07:42 AM #13
Rainer
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Brandon Weber
Weber Property Group - Sacramento, CA

Great post! I love finding this forward-thinking info on AR. Thanks!

Jun 15, 2008 10:02 AM #14
Rainer
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Justin Williams
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Eleanor - Well latest trends and buzz in Technology is my hobby :)  Thanks for checking out the post!

Brandon - Im glad you think so :)  Thanks for commenting!

Jun 15, 2008 10:10 AM #15
Rainer
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IMNJ - Internet Marketing Specialist
Internet Marketing NJ - Red Bank, NJ

I think Digg is dead. 90% of the posts that hit the home page are about SEO or Apple. I personally wouldn't buy it (if I was Google) and wouldn't waste my time using it.

Jun 15, 2008 02:26 PM #16
Rainer
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Justin Williams
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IMNJ - I appreciate your feedback, who knows you might be right, right now.  There are some criticism with that the top 100 dig users control the front page but here's food for thought

In August of 2007 Digg has changed the interface and it has been reported that Digg.com has attracted more than 236 million visitors a year a 38.9% increase in one year and is continuing popularity.

Like I told Bill before Google sees the increase and vision so it's not highly impossible to fathom.

Again thanks for the feedback and commenting

Jun 15, 2008 02:35 PM #17
Rainer
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IMNJ - Internet Marketing Specialist
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Justin - I dont disagree but many of the major supporters have left the platform. I am not saying it is entirely a waste of time but there is a lot of sweat equity you need to build on Digg to be successful. I think there are other opportunites like StumbleUpon delicious or Reddit that may provide higher ROI.

How have your referrals from Digg been?

Jun 15, 2008 02:48 PM #18
Rainer
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Justin Williams
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IMNJ - Good feedback here, Actually the blogoshpere thinks that Google Should invest in Stumbleupon more than Digg.  I think the bottom line is that Google should pick up a social bookmarking avenue whether it be Digg or Reddit etc.

Personally I only use Digg to get more traffic lately to my youtube videos and certain blog posts.  Technically I use all my Social Bookmarks to get more exposure but I have found Stumbleupon to be the best syndication.

I do see though that Google has hidden motives and if they do buy out Digg, they will totally revamp the site and just use the platform, just like when they bought out blogger night and day.

I do appreciate the feedback once again, I just love these topics :)

Jun 15, 2008 02:55 PM #19
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Kerry Lucasse
eXp Realty - Nest Atlanta Team - Atlanta, GA
Your Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant

I just dropped by Digg the other day and didn't quite know what to make of it.  I'm glad to hear that some of you are using it and that Google might gooble it up.

As for "Stumbleupon"... great name.  I'm going to check it out tonight.

Thanks for the news!

Jun 17, 2008 12:21 PM #20
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Greg Fox
Realty World Wichita - Wichita, KS
Techy Broker in Wichita Kansas

I'll check out Digg.com.  I've heard but not looked.  Seems Google is supposed to be the Largest monopoly in the world by fall, and Digg may make it that much bigger...

Jun 17, 2008 12:40 PM #21
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Justin Williams
Independent - Virginia Beach, VA
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@Kerry - Stumbleupon is really cool and gaining popularity fast, hoped you find social bookmarking fun (P.S Helps with SEO) Thanks for commenting!

@Greg - I know how does Google get away with it all, makes you wonder :)  Thanks for commenting!

Jun 17, 2008 02:15 PM #22
Rainer
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Carolyn Gjerde-Tu-Davis
Lyon Real Estate - Davis, CA
Ca Real Estate

Interesting ideas.  Google seems to be focused on keeping there dominance in the search engines.  If not digg than most likely some other sort of social bookmarking component.

Jun 17, 2008 02:43 PM #23
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Carol Lee
Dilbeck Real Estate - Oak Park, CA
Realtor - Agoura, Oak Park, Westlake CA Homes

Wow- I must be really old, or have my head up my you know what.  I never heard of Digg.  I need to check it out now!!

Jul 18, 2008 03:11 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Real Bird
RealBird Inc. - Santa Cruz, CA
All-In-One Real Estate Marketing

Good analysis Justin

-- Zoltan

Jul 21, 2008 04:45 PM #25
Rainer
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Justin Williams
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@ Carolyn - I just read the new name might be Digg News like Google news, interesting indeed, can't wait to see how things pan out.

@ Carol - LOL nah your not old :)  Its a big confusing world out there online and its very easy not to stay all caught up with everything, your forgiven ^_^

@ Zoltan - Thanks man!

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