Monthly Archives: February 2010

Lights, Camera, Flickr & Action – Google Maps

Real Estate, Your Camera, Flickr, & Google Maps – The World as One Big Photo!

We all new that one day the real world and technology would find a way to somehow join and unite together to bring more value and fun to the Internet user experience.  The world is all considered Real Estate whether being bought or sold, it’s still “Real Estate!”  Google Maps has done something incredible using photos taken from all over the world by people just like you.

You and your camera provide the great shots, flickr hosts’ them, and Google Maps combines them all together to allow anyone to view nearly the entire world via photo images.  It won’t be long before every crack and corner of the globe is photographed and viewable from any computer screen or cell phone.  You can even view an individuals entire photo library with Google Maps new feature.

 
So what are you waiting for, get out there with your camera,
shoot em up wherever you travel, load em up to Picasa or Flickr, and see your photos appearing in Google Maps and share with the world.  It’s Real Estate Exposed in a whole new way!

Tech Savvy Agent Interviews ActiveRain CEO

Tech Savvy Agent Interviews ActiveRain CEO Jonathan Washburn at the Keller Williams Family Reunion in New Orleans.  Jonathan Washburn discusses tips for the ActiveRain Real Estate Social Network, and shares insight about the much sought after RainCamps that are currently touring the Country.

RainCamp is a one day “magical event” that has recently toured Seattle, San Francisco, New York and Dallas.  Their next stops will be Denver on March 9th, and then Las Vegas on April 1st.  ActiveRain is a Real Estate Network hosting profiles and blogs for their more than 175,000 Real Estate Industry Professionals.

Head on over to ActiveRain.com, read some blogs, join the community, and see what the “buzz” is all about.  You can also find out more about RainCamp by visiting their site at RainCamp.com.  So far we’ve heard nothing but great feedback and compliments about the event.  There’s a RainCamp Squidoo page that hosts many Blogs written about the event along with comments, a live twitter stream, and some pretty cool photos and videos.

How To Improve Video and Images – Get SEO

How To Improve your Video and Images for Higher Ranking in the search engines.

Matt Cutts from Google explains a few ways you can accomplish this. He shares some great ideas on using and adding meta-data and user generated content.  The idea of using captioning in Video is brilliant!  You provide the transcripts and youtube will auto-align the text.

Matt also shares some great ideas on how to use flickr, he gives some great examples and says “it’s almost like crowd sourcing!”  Flickr has great SEO but you need to understand how to use tags, descriptions and some of the tips in this video will help you understand how and why.