Who wants to be linked from Google's blog? I am not joking

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Services for Real Estate Pros with RealBird Inc.

In March 2008, - when we released the Google Street View integration for the RealBird single property websites -, we were fortunate to be presented as one of the a case studies on one of Google's own blogs. Even better, they linked to one of the property websites we featured as an example. That's right, an editorial link directly from Google herself to a then active, for-sale listing. Unfortunately, that particular property website has been deleted by our client and that led to an interesting situation: there is a link currently active on one of Google's very own blogs, pointing to a RealBird property website with "Property information no longer available" content. Now that's a waste of link love and goodwill, don't you think? We would like to redirect this link to a current listing website of one of our members. So here we go:

Sweepstakes

To be fair to all of our current and future clients, we decided that we are going to randomly select a RealBird listing which has Street View coverage available.

Pre-requisites:

  1. Be a real estate agent/broker - residential or commercial
  2. Be the listing agent/broker of the property advertised
  3. Street View coverage must be available for your property address

In order to participate for free, all you have to do is:

  1. Post your listing on RealBird (signup or login to create your property website, it's free)
  2. Copy your RealBird single property website Url below as a comment

That's it. Please note, that we can only redirect to a listing website for which Google Street View is available because the Google post is explicitly referencing 3rd party Street View implementations. Other than that, any type of listing will work (residential, commercial, rental etc.)

The sweepstakes will run till January 17, 2009. No purchase is necessary, the RealBird Listing Publisher is a free service. We will randomly select the listing from the entries submitted as a comment.

There are three distinct benefits here:

  1. Direct click-through traffic from Google's blog
  2. Direct link from Google's blog for SEO
  3. Most importantly: another power-marketing tool to present for your current and future sellers. This is a one time, special and a lucky opportunity for all of us. I am not aware of any other time, when a for-sale property was directly linked from Google's blog. Google is such a huge brand that all of your sellers will instantly recognize the value of their listing being linked from Google's blog. And even better, that is an achievement they will attribute to you, their real estate professional.


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-- Zoltan
RealBird.com


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  4. Christopher Johnston 01/15/2009 02:35 AM
  5. Eugene Demchenko 04/09/2009 08:34 AM
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Rainer
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Anita S. Crum
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Hampton Roads Real Estate (757) 692-6438
Rainmaker
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Kari Battaglia, PA
RE/MAX Platinum Realty - Venice, FL
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I will check this out tomorrow.  Thanks.

Jan 13, 2009 01:50 PM #113
Rainmaker
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Over 800 unique visitors on this post so far. Amazing. Thanks for everybody for the participation.

-- Zoltan

Jan 13, 2009 03:34 PM #114
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Mirela Monte
Buyers' Choice Realty - North Myrtle Beach, SC
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Zoltan, I am very happy to hear that! 

You're still up on the Optimist Board.  I typically change all the Featured posts every day, but this one deserves to stay up at the top longer because it will benefit my members a great deal. 

Your sites are a fantastic business tool for us.  No agent should go without Real Bird.  At least no Optimist should...

Jan 13, 2009 03:43 PM #115
Rainmaker
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Mirela - Thanks to YOU, Drew @ Zillow and Brad @ AR, this sweepstakes received a lot of attention. And there are a few more days to go ...

 

Jan 13, 2009 03:48 PM #116
Rainmaker
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Thanks Bill

Jan 14, 2009 01:54 AM #119
Rainer
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Eileen Taggart
ReMax Fine Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Top Producer Who Answers Her Phone

http://listings.realbird.com/Real_Estate/Flagstaff/AZ/B5F8E3E6/30928.aspx

Thar she goes!  Just had time for one so far but hope to get the others in.  Thanks!!

Jan 14, 2009 02:39 AM #120
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Bob Adrian

http://listings.realbird.com/Real_Estate/Aurora/CO/C2F5B2E6/31016.aspx

Jan 14, 2009 06:07 AM #121
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Brenda Magness
Ebby Halliday REALTORS, Southlake - Southlake, TX
Brenda Magness Realty Group, Southlake, Texas

Keep up the good work Zoltan! Your friends at www.MBYRealty.com

 

Here is our most recent listing with RealBird:

http://www.1219ridgewoodcircle.com/

 

Jan 14, 2009 06:39 AM #122
Anonymous
Listing Post from Mount Pleasant, SC

http://listings.realbird.com/Real_Estate/Mount_Pleasant/SC/31057.aspx

Jan 15, 2009 01:28 AM #123
Rainer
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Christopher Johnston
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2 more days to go !!! 

Jan 15, 2009 01:50 PM #125
Rainmaker
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Mott Marvin Kornicki
Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille - Sunny Isles, FL
Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999

http://listings.realbird.com/Real_Estate/The-Waterways--Aventura---La-Mirage/Aventura/FL/C4D6D5E5/25205.aspx

Aventura The Waterways La Mirage Townhome

Here's another one!

This owner/seller was just devastated by the mudslide in Maggie Valley North Carolina- They really need our help!

 

Thanks

Jan 17, 2009 04:07 AM #126
Rainmaker
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Hello All,

Thank you for the participation. The sweapstakes is now closed. We are going to extract all the links from the page, exclude the one which does not have street view and randomly select one. We'll post the result tomorrow.

-- Zoltan
RealBird.com 

Jan 18, 2009 12:33 PM #127
Rainmaker
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We have a winner:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/889764/And-The-Winner-Is

Congratulation to Sherry and thanks EVERYBODY for participating !

Jan 19, 2009 03:36 PM #130
Rainmaker
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Mott Marvin Kornicki
Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille - Sunny Isles, FL
Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999

Pre-requisites:

  1. Be a real estate agent/broker - residential or commercial
  2. Be the listing agent/broker of the property advertised
  3. Street View coverage must be available for your property address

Oops, The contest is over... oh,well.....

Oct 21, 2010 01:48 PM #131
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