Why Scribd.com has moved to #1 on my Cool List for Blogging

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So I've been playing around with a number of free online hosting sites as of late. Since we in Chicago have the ability to access some of the most complete and up-to-date real estate statistics via Agent Metrics by Terradatum, it's really come down to a couple of things.
  1. Is the site professional looking and allow you to personally brand yourself?
  2. Does it allow multiple document formats? (i.e. .doc, .xls, .pdf, etc.)
  3. Does it allow the individual to share items both publically and privately?
  4. Does it group/categorize the documents into a workable format?
  5. Does it do a good job of search engine tagging for the individual?
  6. Lastly, will it embed into a blog or website seamlessly and look sweeeeeet?
Welcome to Scribd.com and quite possibly the answer to what I'm looking for. It's free, it has delivered on almost all of the things I'm looking for (minus the video and image hosting), and has worked well thus far.
And below, is what an embedded PDF file looks like in a blog post using their iPaper program.

Lakeview Attached/Detached Dec. 2008

I've taken a look at a couple of other programs including Google Documents and Kadoo.com (who I have a conference call with this week to discuss a little further), but as of today, Scribd.com is top of my list. Try it out for free and share any insight you might have with us here.

~ Matt Dollinger

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Brian Burke
Kenna Real Estate - Englewood, CO
Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate

Matthew - I have used Scribd a few times and really liked it. I need to use it more, keep on forgetting... I need to play with it a bit more as well. Thanks for the reminder. ~Rita

Jan 06, 2009 04:29 PM #1
Tim Taggett
Temecula - DC Self Inc - Temecula, CA

Matthew -


That is an awesome idea, even though I have gone to the site I never thought of using it for my own real estate material.


Might have to put some local market reports together on there.


Thanks and God Bless,



Jan 06, 2009 05:21 PM #2
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Matthew, Thank you for the scoop. Have a prosperous 2009

Jan 06, 2009 06:00 PM #3
Johnathan Mullaney
Village Land Shoppe - Flagstaff, AZ
Broker, Flagstaff Real Estate


Hey thanks for the info, there is a lot of stuff out there.

Jan 07, 2009 02:34 AM #4
Tikhon Bernstam

Glad you like it!  :-)   Let me know if you  have any other feedback!


COO and Co-founder of Scribd.com


Jan 07, 2009 09:40 AM #5

forgot my email --  tikhon at scribd



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