NAR Video Spotlight: A Pathway to Professional Conduct Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily e-News. Professionalism is crucial to succeeding in business. With that in mind, NAR created this brief […] read moreSun, 27 Jul 2014 17:09:09 +0000
Monday Morning Mobile: Text Doesn’t Take Holiday In today’s world, it would be hard to find someone without their mobile device within arm’s reach. Mobile technology has helped people get the responses they’re looking for almost instantaneously. The same goes for the real estate world. When a potential buyer is on the move, they want answers and they want them now. REALTORS® […] read moreSun, 27 Jul 2014 17:07:21 +0000
New Home Sales: Cash Purchases on the Rise The share of new single-family home sales purchased with cash rose during the second quarter of 2014, reaching 8.4 percent of sales. The onset of the housing crisis in 2007 led to a decline in the share of new home sales due to conventional mortgage financing and increases in the shares due to mortgages backed by the […] read moreSun, 27 Jul 2014 17:01:15 +0000
3 Ways to Get Your Audience Engaged with Your Brand This Summer It’s summertime and whether or not people have vacation time to spare, they still behave accordingly, says advertising entrepreneur Patrick Walsh. “Small business owners, non-profit organizers and anyone else trying to market a brand should take advantage of what makes this season special,” says Walsh, CEO of AirSign Aerial Advertising, (www.airsign.com), a company that has […] read moreSun, 27 Jul 2014 17:00:15 +0000
Google Author Rank is coming. Author Rank is an algorithmic analysis of an author’s authority which is used as a search engine ranking signal. When Google Author Rank comes, you’ll want to be ready, having firmly established yourself as a trustworthy authority. Now is the time for authors, journalists, bloggers and other content creators to evaluate themselves […]
When John Mueller announced Google was "simplifying the way authorship is shown in mobile and desktop search results, removing the profile photo and circle count," he asserted that this change was simply an effort to de-clutter the SERP. Prominent Internet marketers, however, had their own theories on Google's latest bold move.
Here we evaluate some of the theories posed by industry thought leaders about why Google has cut author photos from SERPs. We also explore how the removal of author photos in SERPs may actually signal Google's interest in adding author reputation as an algorithmic ranking factor.
After almost three years since its last episode, SEM Synergy is making a comeback to WebmasterRadio.FM. It's the Internet marketing podcast you don't want to miss hosted by leading search marketing expert Bruce Clay, president and founder of Bruce Clay, Inc. With new episodes starting July 16 (THAT'S TODAY!) at 11 a.m. Pacific time, 2 p.m. Eastern time, Bruce Clay will be joined by co-hosts Virginia Nussey and Mindy Weinstein. Together, the trio will bring Internet marketers and business owners a weekly dose of news and commentary with interviews from the brightest minds in SEO, like next week's guest Duane Forrester of Bing and past guests that have included Matt Cutts, Bryan Eisenberg and Avinash Kaushik.
With mobile Internet usage at an all-time high, Google has been cracking down on websites with poor mobile experience. Mobile web design and user experience must be addressed as part of any effective online strategy.
The way a site handles traffic from mobile devices can directly effect that business's presence in search results. Just this month, Google announced it was adding a disclaimer beneath mobile search results that redirect smartphone users from the page they click on in the SERP to that site's home page. From Google's perspective, this disclaimer improves its mobile experience; meanwhile webmasters should be concerned if their mobile websites are ill-equipped to handle the growing number of mobile queries. The pressure is on for websites to provide a user-friendly mobile experience as the number of mobile queries surpassed desktop queries this year.
As long-time readers know, I have been promoting the idea that attorneys should be involved in real estate transactions for about eight years (boy, time flies!). And it took me a looooong time to understand the difference between blogging and shameless self-promotion. I think I’ve learned, and hopefully I strike the right balance and tone here, […]
Here’s another quick tale from the trenches as I continue to work with clients at my new real estate firm, this time from the rough-and-tumble market of South King County. Yup, it’s tough everywhere… My client identified a home in Kent for purchase. It had been on the market for 200 days, with a couple […]
As I work my way back into the market following the launch of my real estate firm, I am learning just how difficult it is from a buyer’s perspective. Specifically, I am trying to get a client into a $400-500k home in West Seattle. It turns out there are only a few thousand other people […]
There is a buzz going on among fellow mortgage bloggers about how days may be numbered for mortgage blogs. This is as a largely the result of guidance issued by federal regulators late last year specifically on social media. When I first read this guidance, my initial response was “so what? This is pretty much […]