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Around the web this week…

It’s summer, what can we say? We have been a little MIA about posting, enjoying this beautiful weather and busy with lots of virtual tours! To make it up to you, we have extra terrific links this week to help you increase your online and social media education:

Facebook update: it has now reached 500 million users! Do you think social search is going to change the way people look for things?  Drew Meyers from geekestateblog thinks so.  Facebook has also introduced Questions, a beta product, but soon to be rolled out to everyone. Although Facebook has said the purpose is not meant for advertising or selling, but we think companies will find a way to make it work for them. What do you think? Is there a question you could ask 500 million people that could get you some exposure and sales?

Why bother with social media at all? Unmarketing thinks the “how” of word-of-mouth has changed, but not the “why”.  Read about it here.

Do you read the comments section of a blog post or article? We find it’s here that you will find the best and most useful information! Next time you read an article, take a glance at the comments below to see how others interpreted the article and read some very insightful information. Better yet, be social and post a comment yourself! Include your name and website so people can find you if they like what you have to say.

And finally, advice that we needed ourselves, here are some tips for blogging when you don’t have any time .

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Around the web this week…

Happy Friday Everyone! Here’s some social media gold pulled from around the web this week:

– Even we find it hard to maintain a consistent blogging schedule. Here are 6 tips to keep you on track and moving forward so your blog doesn’t become a dusty, forgotten wasteland. (SocialMedia Examiner)

– Okay, you have signed up for Twitter, but now what? Use this tool from Google Labs to find people to follow on Twitter. It works similar to Facebook’s friend suggestions by showing you people who you might like to follow. It worked great for @SeeVirtualSteph!

– One more plug for us: SeeVirtual now posts all virtual tours to Twitter (along with Craigslist, Kijiji and YouTube…) Follow @SeeVirtualTours to check them out.

We hope you have a great weekend!

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Around the web this week…

Welcome to the start of the May Long Weekend. Happy Birthday Queen Victoria!

Before you head out camping, hiking, or holding multiple open houses, check out what’s been going on in the world of social media this week:

Facebook privacy is all we are hearing about lately, the issue even made the cover of Time magazine. Lots of users are either too confused by the options or really just don’t care about their privacy settings to do much about it. We tried out this handy tool to check and change our privacy settings in Facebook. It was super easy and it worked! So take that Zuckerberg and take 5 minutes to check your settings too. (Reclaim Privacy)

Speaking of, Facebook has now reached 400 million users, 50% of whom log on at least once a day. The average user is connected to 60 different groups or pages.  Do you still need convincing to get started with social media? If these guys can do it, and do it successfully, so can you!

Use these tips to help guide you with a strategy.

Now…commence weekend plans.

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Around the Web this Week

Happy Friday Everyone!

If your website was a house, would you list it? Read this to see if it needs some spring cleaning. We love the orange shag rug analogy. (Danko)

Avoid these common mistakes Realtors make when using social media. (Future of Real Estate Marketing)

Are you still unsure about using social media? Apparently you are alone! Check out this video which highlights the mind-blowing statistics on social media usage. (YouTube)

Speaking of, here are some quick tips and an overview of how you can use each of the social media sites to their full potential. (Inman News)

Now get off your computer and go enjoy the sun!

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Social Media and Marketing….Around the web this week

We have decided to start a new weekly blog segment here at SeeVirtual. Every Friday we will comb the web for the best links about social media and marketing for real estate from the past week.

Today is our inagural post!

10 Hard Questions to Ask About Your Corporate Social Media from closingbigger.net’ s Shane Gibson. He also shares some of the mistakes he has made. Hey, nobody is perfect!

– Do you really need to have a strategy for using social media? Do you think before you talk?  Check out the “Definitive Guide to Social Media Strategy Before Tactics” care of the toprankblog.com (that’s Top Rank Blog, not To Prank Blog…we wouldn’t do that to you) to see some of the big players weigh in on the topic.

– Does your site have Facebook “fans” or “likers”? Tomato, tomato…either way, Facebook is making headway in taking over the web! Here are some creative ways to get more fans, er, likes to your Facebook page so you can be part of it all.

– Speaking of, what’s the deal with Facebook’s Open Graph? Are you as confused as everybody else seems to be? See how the Real Tech Guy thinks it’s applicable to Realtors.

We hope you find this segment helpful. Let us know what you think by commenting below. Have a happy weekend!

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