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  • Happy Earth Day, A Billion Acts of Green! RealtyGo_Green Real Estate Communication

    Posted Under: Property Q&A in Los Angeles  |  April 22, 2011 4:42 PM  |  1,983 views  |  No comments
    I love planet earth_ Earth day _ RealtyGo_blogThis year so far we have had Earth Hour (WWF), World Water Day and now it appears its time for Earth Day! Today, 22nd April 2011, is the 41st Earth Day event which according to its organisers has inspired and mobilised individuals and organisations worldwide to demonstrate their commitment to environmental protection and sustainability.

    Earth Day is intended to raise awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment which is what I am trying to achieve with this blog.

    The Earth Day Network works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilise the environmental movements. It was founded in the United States by Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 with the aim of teaching people about issues affecting the environment. Since it began, it has seen several environmental laws including the Clean Air Act, the Water Act and the Endangered Species Act come into force which is a huge achievement and has obviously fulfilled its aim of informing people on environmental issues. As with most things each Earth Day has a theme and this year’s theme is “A Billion Acts of Green": Our People Powered”. They are asking people to demonstrate their commitment to environmental protection and sustainability with the hope that with all of these small pledges acting together will go a long way to conserving the planet.

    Earthday history;

    An oil spill in California was behind the creation of the first Earth Day in 1970. Now, 41 years later, the worst oil disaster in the nation’s history, along with rising greenhouse gas emissions and budget battles, dominates America’s debate over the environment.

    Environmental catastrophes inspired official Earth Day ;
    On Jan. 28, 1969, an oil well blowout near Santa Barbara, Calif. leaked more than 200,000 gallons of oil into the ocean for 11 days. The damage done to California’s coastline and the massive scope of the cleanup effort led to reforms in the energy industry, such as the National Environmental Policy Act which requires the federal government to do a detailed assessment before approving potentially hazardous projects like offshore oil drilling.


    Later that same year, industrial chemicals along Ohio’s Cuyahoga river caught fire on the surface of the water, making it look like the river was on fire.

    Images of blackened coastlines and flaming rivers led to a heightened awareness among the American public about the fragility of the environment.

    In early 1970, Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, took note of these shifting attitudes toward the environment and hired 25-year-old Denis Hayes to organize a national “teach in” on the subject. Hayes teamed with other young people to organize the first national environmental movement.

    On April 22, 1970, 20 million people responded to Hayes’ and Gaylord’s movement and rallied for environmental awareness. It remains the largest demonstration in American history and was the first-ever Earth Day.

    Oil Tanker Explosion_Start of Earth day in 1970Energy production tops today’s environmental concerns;
    In the years since the first Earth Day demonstration, the activities have changed, but the source of the main environmental issues facing the country remains very much the same. Energy production and consumption continues to cause the most pollution and pose the greatest dangers to the American ecosystem.
    The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, which took place a year ago off the Gulf coast, is the most disastrous oil spill in the nation’s history – about 200 million gallons of oil spewed from the damaged well before it could be capped.

    Similar to the Santa Barbara oil spill of 1969, images of oil-covered animals and damaged coastline prompted strong reactions and debates over offshore oil drilling. However, today’s businesses and policymakers remain largely divided over how to meet America’s energy needs.

    “The oil will be drilled,” Kenneth Green, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute told the NewsHour during the Gulf oil leak. “We need to find ways to keep it from our shore. We need to improve our technology and ability to prevent oil from moving to the shores and learn how to use this material safely, because we are going to use it.”

    Daniel Weiss, director of climate strategy for the Center for American Progress, disagreed. He said, “We have put off for too long addressing our long-term dependence on oil, both foreign and domestic. The tragedy in the Gulf isn’t a wakeup call. It’s a sonic boom. And what we need to do is to dramatically reduce our oil use.”

    Debates rage over greenhouse gas regulation and EPA funding;
    Congress has the authority to create and change laws having to do with the environment, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the government agency responsible for overseeing and implementing those laws. Recently, lawmakers have disagreed sharply over whether to create legislation to combat greenhouse gas emissions and how much money to give to the EPA.
    In 2010, a bill that would have created a cap-and-trade system, which would involve companies buying credits to emit carbon pollution, failed in the Senate when Democrats and Republicans couldn’t agree on how many restrictions should be placed on businesses.

    The Obama administration then turned to the EPA to regulate greenhouse gases, which contribute to the warming of the planet. The Republican-led House of Representatives voted to strip the EPA of that authority.

    In budget negotiations that almost led to a government shutdown, Congress cut funding to the EPA by $1.6 billion, a significant sum according to most analysts.

    “These cuts give us the opportunity to take a close look at how the agency is spending its dramatic increases in funding and look at whether the regulations it is putting out are appropriate.” said Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), who supports the cuts.

    The advocacy group Environment America sharply criticized the funding cuts, calling them an “assault on protections of our air and water” that will “compromise public health.”

    A Billion Acts of Green;

    The theme of Earth Day 2011 is “a billion acts of green,” and organizers are calling on every individual to do one small thing in their lives, such as switching to energy efficient light bulbs or walking instead of driving, to improve the planet.

    Earth Day participants around the world are planting 1 million trees, drawing up plans for green schools, and celebrating sports through Athletes for the Earth.

    Grow Life – Please tell us what you did today to contribute to a great cause.


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  • Ok, this may be a little much to grasp - The Point is, When search engines see you are “hanging” out with quality, websites

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Los Angeles  |  April 11, 2011 8:17 PM  |  2,318 views  |  No comments
    "When the search engines see you are “hanging” out with quality, sites they will naturally assume you have good content as well!"Quality BackLinks, not quantity, make google love your website_RealtyGo_blog_Trulia
    Most website owners know they need to improve their link popularity and want to increase backlinks to their site. These are links that come from other sites and point back to your website. Search engines look at the number, quality and relevance of these links when they determine where your website should show up in the search results. There are of course other factors that also go into this decision, but make no mistake anchor text, backlinks and great content are absolutely essential to any SEO campaign.

    Most of the information you will find on the internet will point you to what you should do to increase backlinks, however there are some things you should not do as well. Avoiding these practices can often be the best search engine optimization techniques you could have. Here are a few of the top things to avoid when you work to increase backlinks that point to your website and otherwise optimizing your site for high search engine rankings.

    Voting to Increase Backlinks
    When websites place a link to your site on their site this is seen as a vote of confidence to the search engines. You would think that the more votes your site receives the better, regardless of where they come from. However, when sites with low reputations are voting for your site it rather nullifies the effect. Look at it like advice from your mother, bad company corrupts good character. When the search engines see you are “hanging” out with quality, sites they will naturally assume you have good content as well. This is the best way to increase backlinks to your site, think quality over quantity every time.

    Relevant Anchor Text Backlinks
    Increase backlinks with sites that are relevant to your sites content. Always try to avoid establishing links to your site from sites that do not fit into your niche. Irrelevant backlinks are pretty much worthless, they are seen as a tiny vote of confidence but smack more of spam than anything else. Besides having less value with the search engines irrelevant backlinks do your site no good organically either. A backlink from a skate boarding site to a house painting site simply does not make sense, to visitors or the search engines.

    PageRank
    If you are going to place, anchor text backlinks you want to also pay attention to a sites PageRank. This is a complicated algorithm that takes many things into consideration to come up with a numerical value for a website. There are more than 500 million variables and two billion terms to come up with a websites ranking in importance.

    Links that point to your website from a site with a low PageRank is similar to linking with a site that has a poor reputation. This relationship will not hurt your websites credibility with the search engines but it also won’t help to improve your search engine rankings either when it comes to search engine results, which is completely counterproductive. Increase backlinks by creating link relationships with sites that have relevant content and better PageRank than your site, or at least as good as yours.

    Selling or Buying Links
    Purchasing links is still done and can work to a degree however; search engines such as Google definitely frown on the process. It would not be surprising if Google figured out a way to exclude these from their algorithm in the future. Beyond this issue however is the problem of where the links you are purchasing are coming from. We have already established that low PageRank, poor reputations and non-relevant sites do not make for backlinks; you could be getting all of the above when you purchase links.

    Keywords
    One very often overlooked aspect of link building is getting keywords into the anchor text. Backlinks to your site should always contain the keyword or phrase you are trying to rank for in the anchor text. This is critical to your SEO efforts and should not be overlooked.

    Link Age
    Search engine optimization is an ever changing thing, over time the formulas used to determine which site will rank on the search pages will vary. Link age is one factor that has been given more weight than it might deserve. The idea is that the older the domain hosting a backlink the more weight it may have. This is good in theory, which is why many people are attempting to purchase older domains. RealtyGo never discards your old content, we enable you to archive the content and use the same dedicated page and "Unique Name" for new content such as new real estate listings. Our system is designe to increase your rank position consistently, regardless of how many times major search engines change up their magic formula for searching. Everything is based on Algorithms and mathmatics, trust us we have definitely got you covered in these two departments.

    Before you go to great lengths to purchase older websites with the idea that you will cash in on link age you should gauge the other criteria of the link. Content on the site, relevance of the content and reason behind the links placement are all important to consider as well. Don’t go to great lengths to obtain aged links instead look for quality when trying to increase backlinks.

    It may seem complicated to climb the search engine results ladder and it can be a frustrating experience. The process is ever changing and evolving as search engines become more sophisticated. One of the best pieces of SEO advice you could get is to always remember why you are building your site, anchor text, backlinks and content; for people. Make real people the focus of your efforts and the search engine results will follow. Time is a key factor when you increase backlinks, but if you will exercise patience and good sense, the results will follow.

    RealtyGo does all the heavy lifting for you. We have already created the most dynamic and efficient patent software for real estate and any type of real estate listings. Our platform is wide open, you can link all and any of your websites, social circle links, sync your twitter, facebook, blog within your dedicated pages on your Mobile RealtyGo page. We also enable you to link all your dedicated pages, for different listings, together so end users get all your real estate listings, not just the one they are in front of. Try it out today, you will like how easy it is to use, if you have ever had to enter a listing in the MLS, RealtyGo will be a snap. We also provide Mobile TAG which helps you post your listings to other sites like Zillow, Craigslist, Realtor.com, etc.., by simply displaying an image. End users can click the image, Scan the image, or Text message providing them all your current and relevant up to date information right on the spot. They can even auto schedule an appointment to meet with you from their mobile device.

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  • Sometimes you just have to have a little fun with Real Estate, brace your self for this funny video!

    Posted Under: Home Selling in Los Angeles  |  April 9, 2011 5:52 PM  |  531 views  |  No comments
    Your day to day real estate practices got you down, feeling slugish and maybe like your stuck in the same ol' routine? You could try this approach, by making a music "Real Estate" Video...
    Using music to promote your real estate Biz!! RealtyGo_blog_Trulia
    ...Or take your real estate marketing to the next level using Technology, like QR Codes, SMS/MMS Text Messaging, GPS, Auto Scheduler and more. Visit RealtyGo to get started today!
    The Video above may be silly and a bit hard to bare at times, but if you have teenager's they may look at you in a whole new light, when they hear these tunes coming over your laptop speakers.. Lol!

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  • This seems like an interesting way to get some feedback and reporting from your twitter account. Twhistler

    Posted Under: Property Q&A in Los Angeles  |  April 9, 2011 12:14 PM  |  544 views  |  1 comment

    Someone sent us this company link on our Twitter. Looks interesting, like the fact their system gets smarter over time and assists you in responding and writing future Tweets, at least this is what we gathered. If anyone is familiar with this company and Twhistler app let us know by leaving a comment. Thanks!

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    "The more you use Twhistler, the smarter it gets!"
    We did really like this exerpt out of their promotion page! Who doesn't want to get smarter.

    Managing your tweets has never been easier;

    Write your tweets in seconds

    Twhistler has a built in url shortener. Simply enter your tweets and the destination url and you are finished. You don’t need to enter the same message again and again, Twhistler will track if for you.

    Twhistler make it easy to manage your tweets so that you can focus on creating great content for your audience.



    Put Twitter on autopilot

    Most Twitter clients ask you to schedule your tweets at specific times. This approach is challenging because you often don’t know when to schedule your tweets to get the maximum response. In addition, scheduling tweets is time consuming and difficult to manage.

    With Twhistler, you simply set your preferences and go. Its like putting Twitter on autopilot. Twhistler will post messages according to your preferences. Twhistler may be used in conjunction with other Twitter Clients as well. Its easy to add a few more tweets.



    Let Twhistler optimize your schedule

    Twhistler continuously analyzes your response data, Using our proprietary algorithm, Twhistler will schedule the most successful messages at the optimum time for your audience. The more you use Twhistler, the smarter it gets!

    As you introduce new messages, Twhistler will test them automatically according to your preferences. Whether you are trying to rock the boat or just fine tuning a successful program, Twhistler will ensure you get the optimum response.

    Twitter is a tough system to master, any additional help is welcome!



    Reporting and Metrics

    Reporting is available in real-time through the online dashboard. See which messages are having the most success and incorporate your findings as you introduce new tweets. Analyze and adjust strategies that underperform. Twhistler can not only optimize the program you have today, but give you insights that will help you develop winning strategy tomorrow.

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  • Its Mine! and no one else can have it! Yes we are referring to QR Codes!

    Posted Under: Home Selling in Los Angeles  |  April 9, 2011 11:06 AM  |  518 views  |  2 comments
    QR Codes are becoming increasingly more popular. If you are not familiar with QR Codes and have yet to assign one to help promote your real estate biz, you may want to take another look.


    QR Code example_RealtyGo_MobileURL_Trulia_blogThe reason for this video is to show how QR Codes are specific to your business promotion and can be owned by you and no one else. You might say to your self, 'yes this is true but why is this important to me, in fact i can not even tell them apart by looking at one, they all look the same to me.' All true and valid points and this is specifically why RealtyGo enhanced standard QR Codes with a MobileURL or "Keyword"/Key Phrase that is associated with each one of your QR Codes, located right above the QR code image, much like a header. The MobileURL helps your real estate listing and QR Code with indexing from search engines fro Best SEO (search engine optimization) offering more relevant up to date content and search results for end users searching the internet for real estate. The MobileURL assists in brand "name" recognition as well. End users will remember a name, that is specific to something they are interested in. RealtyGo organizes and categorizes information for indexing by major search engines such as google, youtube, yahoo and bing. When you sell a listing, we don’t just discard the old information, we archive it, which enables you to assign new information to your QR Code / TAG. Archiving of older information adds credibility to your Branding and Professional "Name" adding weight to your business practices within the internet for Best SEO; essentially pushing you and your business to the top of the information pile, when real estate searches are being performed that are relevant to your real estate listings being offered.


    RealtyGo_using_QR Codes_on_For_Sale_Real Estate_Signs50% of home buyer in 2010 were first time buyers, many of which are in their early to mid 30's, These new home buyers have endless resources and tools when making their decision to purchase a home. Modernize your real estate presence using new technology and give end users a choice letting them decide how to communicate with you. Enable potential buyers and new customers the ease ability of contacting you and getting information about your real estate profession. RealtyGo does all the heavy lifting, our system is easy to use and walks you through how to get your QR Code, MobileURL and/or TAG, taking your real estate listings mobile, in a nicely organized and easy to use application. Make sure consumers are getting your listing information from you and not through some competitors website or promotion, simply using your listing to draw internet users in, so they can sell them their own listing or service. When you promote a TAG (consisting of a QR Code, and SMS/MMS Text Message application) for any of your real estate listings, end users will only see your information and what you want them to know about your business; not what a competitor has pieced together in a clever marketing scheme.

    Try it today for FREE! http://www.RealtyGo.co/Twitter - You may be surprised at how easy and fun our service is to use.  You will be able to forward your listings and all their photos and detailed information, from your mobile device to a potential buyers mobile phone, iPad, laptop or desktop computer.


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  • QR Code - YouTube Video Contest. Send us your favorite video, showing off your RealtyGo QR code/TAG being used in your real est

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Los Angeles  |  March 28, 2011 11:55 PM  |  705 views  |  No comments
    Free QR Code_MobileURL_Micro-Mobile-Website for life from RealtyGo. We are giving away 100 free QR Codes and all the services to 100 lucky winners!
    RealtyGo is giving away 100 Free QR Codes for real estate and all the services included. YouTube Video contest.
    QR Code_YouTube Video contest from RealtyGo. Send us your favorite YouYube video/link URL showing how you or your company uses QR Codes for your real estate listings/business. Win a Free QR Code_MobileURL_Micro-Mobile-Website for LIfe. RealtyGo is giving away 100 Free QR Codes including all the services, SEO, technology, micro website, auto scheduler and more to each winner.  Send us your YouTube Video and we will post it on our RealtyGo YouTube page, asking others to vote for the top 100 videos. The top 100 videos with the most votes at the end of the contest will receive one free QR Code for life.

    Please be creative and have fun with the videos. Your Videos will run on our YouTube Channel offering free advertising for your and your real estate business. Please have some type of real estate related business video in order to be considered for the contest. Please also use a RealtyGo QR Code / MobileURL in your video. There is no purchase necessary, visit at Twitter and choose ' follow' us for your free 45 day trial using RealtyGo and the most unique and dynamic QR Code system available. Once you follow us on Twitter you will receive an Auto direct message thanking you for following, with a link and the free 45 day trial. Please remember there is no purchase necessary and you will not be charged. Good luck and we look forward to seeing your QR Real Estate Videos.

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  • Now that you’ve cracked the QR code successfully, you need to have a mobile website strategy in place

    Posted Under: Home Selling in Los Angeles  |  February 21, 2011 3:18 PM  |  669 views  |  No comments
    Now that you are familiar with QR Codes, lets get a little deeper and touch on things you may not have thought of...
    Website to Mobile, RealtyGo_Mobile_Real Estate_Listings

    Web to Mobile technology
    Now that you’ve cracked the QR code and know that in order to have a successful QR code marketing strategy you need to have a mobile website strategy in place, what is it you should be looking for? There is a lot that goes into building a solid mobile website which will be the foundation for the QR codes or text codes which you decide to employ within your marketing. Here are the most important things to know about implementing a mobile website.

    1. Phone recognition. It is important to understand that when building a website for the computer communication, developers focus primarily on three different browsers; Internet Explorer, Mozilla and Safari. However, there are over 6,000 different mobile devices with Web browsers and they all have different specifications. Your mobile website should be built using a platform that is able to recognize not only that the consumers are accessing your site are using the mobile channel, but what type of device they are using and exact specifications of that handheld and browser by doing a browser identification lookup. This allows different users with different PDA devices to have an experience that is unique to them and their particular device; a more elegant experience for an efficient and more user friendly experience.

    2. Integration. Having a mobile website is not meant to be a standalone marketing initiative. Your mobile website can integrate with your traditional online website; using redirection code, identifying mobile users and immediately sending them to a mobile enabled version of your website. This allows you to continue to promote your existing website and brand. RealtyGo handles all of this simultaneously while providing you a simple user experience using icons and key words for easy navigation while promoting, editing and updating all your real estate listings and MobileURL's.  In addition, your mobile website should easily integrate with all current mobile technologies you are employing such as text messages, QR Codes, GPS and Apps. Often, the best and most efficient way to ensure that this is accomplished is to use RealtyGo that provides a complete solution. Keep in mind that RealtyGo has also designed our application to benefit the end user, by offering things like our Auto Scheduler, enabling a potential buyer, new customer, or other business professional to auto schedule an appointment using technology and mobile, saving you time and money.

    3. Ease of use. The reason that so many of us frequent sites like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.. , from our mobile devices is because it’s easy to use—they do a great job of formatting their sites for mobile tasking. However, we have all had the experience of doing a search, finding the right link and then not being able to get the information that we want because that website does not format for mobile and is more of a pain than its worth. As mobile users we are looking for a quick and efficient experience to get to the information that we want. Maybe our consumers want to see a particular property at 411 Mobile Blvd or properties in close proximity using GPS; either way it’s all about the experience they have finding that information. Your mobile application for Mobile real estate listings should cater to the mentality of the mobile consumer and offer the end user all forms of communication, leaving it up to them which channel they wish to use in order to proceed extracting  information they want and need to make an educated decision, which leads to the next step; contacting you!

    Continued updating and usability.

    RealtyGo is constantly updating and creating additional functionality for user friendly interfacing. Your real estate business and listings will automatically receive advanced mobile web technology and promotion via the World Wide Web, presenting your listings and real estate listings to consumers searching in the area in which your listings and business reside. We continuously test, approve and integrate the newest technology into our Software to ensure the most relevant and dynamic functionality for everyone interacting with our services.

    Keeping these things in mind, please remember that RealtyGo offers MobileURL's to corroborate all of your real estate information efficiently for Best SEO (search engine optimization) with major website search engines, like Google, Yahoo, Bing and all the other engines searching for relevant information to push your listings to the front of the line, while creating a modern and relevant online real estate resume for all your professional business practices.

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