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Posting Blog Articles & Sharing on Facebook

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Social Traffic Maker | Posted on 23-02-2016


Advance Website Strategy...

I regularly see people posting articles on Facebook and many of these articles I think are very interesting. However, when I see a better way for you to leverage your efforts in order to maximize your lead generation and market exposure, I feel it is time to reach out and offer you the suggestion.

Attached is an image that will show you how to post and share your blog articles. Follow the steps in the attached image to watch a short two minute video on how to post articles to your Advance Website and then share them on Facebook.

Remember that over 90% of people go to the Internet to look at real estate, therefore 100% of your marketing efforts should have a component driving people back to one of your websites.

This will have the net effect of engaging your website visitors in an attempt to capture their contact information. In the least you'll tag them for your banner ad marketing, having your banners follow them all over the Internet for the next 18 months... Maximizing and leveraging your marketing!

Take care and happy prospecting.

James Osmar

P.S. I suggest that you create two files for collecting interesting articles, one on your Internet browser and another on your email account. This will make it easy to find and post articles when you have a few spare minutes.

Be Sure of Who is Following You on Twitter…

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Social Traffic Maker | Posted on 28-01-2011

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Who is Following You on Twitter…                                                                                                                                                                      spy on twitter

I have been on Twitter a couple of years and until recently I have not found much value in it, at least for real estate agents. I discuss this in an article that I about “Marketing Estate Website - Twitter and Facebook Make Poor Selling Tools”. I did manage to find a value for Twitter and it involves getting your real estate websites indexed faster; however that is not the focus here.

One of my irritating little complaints about Twitter was that you were never too sure who was or was not following you. Not that I am concerned about stalker or other warped types of follows. But I could see when browsing through Twitter profiles that some people would follow you so that you would reciprocate and then some of these individuals would un-follow you. I know this to be true because I do reciprocal follows, if someone follows me I follow back. Well I could see my follow list shrinking and I wanted to know why.

Well there are individuals out there that are ego driven, yes even on Twitter the all important ego comes into play. What they want to do is have this large follower list and at the same time have a small follow list, they do this so that they look real important… are you impressed? They will follow others to gain the reciprocal follow and after some time has passed they will delete those people following them. Now they always keep a few important names on their follow list, usually others with small follow lists, because again they feel real important.

Until now it has been very difficult to figure out who was or was not following you, because you would have to scrap through an individual’s followers to see if you were on their list and this would be near impossible. There is now a tool that will search through all of the people that you are following and will tell you if any have dropped you from their follow list. It is a web based application and it works very fast. The tedious part is going through and having to delete these slippery Tweeters one at a time. However once you have your list all straightened away it is easy to maintain.

I don’t like getting tricked unless it is all about having some good clean fun. So when I find a tool that rids my list of diabolical self serving Tweeters… I for one love giving these Twits the boot. This is the tool… Happy Twitter Twatting!

Friend or Follow

This internet tool is not mine; however I do find it useful...

James Osmar
SellingToolz Ltd.

Real Estate Marketing – Video Websites are Creating a Revolution

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Videos, Real Estate Websites, Social Traffic Maker | Posted on 18-01-2011

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Real estate marketing with online video is fast becoming the norm in advertising over the internet today. The fact that Google has purchased YouTube attests to the fact that internet video has potential in this respect. Generating leads through the use of real estate websites with video tours is increasingly being used by tech savvy real estate agents. Given the fact that many internet users prefer to get information from video rather than reading, website video is a tool that you cannot afford to ignore if you are in the real estate business. This addition to your presentations will go a long way in separating you from the competition.

Video produced for purposes of generating leads in a real estate marketing world can be divided into two distinct categories, which can be used simultaneously to produce a unique internet marketing campaign. These categories are;

  • Video used for the purpose of lead generation, a tool that enables you to show your sellers how you are going to market their home. This can be done at the listing presentation or as part of your prelisting package. It can also be used as a tool to get your sellers to send their circle of influence to see the video on your website, creating a massive lead generation opportunity.
  • Promotional Content – This is prospecting strategy that most Realtors® have not figured out yet. If you post a video, it enables you to link back to your site, driving tons of free traffic and all of those potentially untapped buyers and sellers. It also has the net effect of giving you a back link to your website and giving your website a page rank boost in the search engines.

Traditionally, visual content in the real estate market was composed of static images placed in a gallery or at most images that allowed the viewer to pan from side to side or zoom in on the photo. With the advent of online video for real estate lead generation, producers of video tours have had to come up with videos that entertain as well as inform.

The use of video to generate leads had led to more sophisticated video productions being invented. It is now possible to use online mapping and video tours to search and view real estate property in many areas. This is however a technique that is still slowly catching on amongst Realtors®. Due to the popularity of YouTube videos, search engines are now incorporating a feature through which search spiders can go through the dialogue in the video description and list it in the organic search results depending on the search keywords. You will often see videos rank high in the search engines within hours. This has led to a closer integration of the real estate and video production professions. There are video producers who are specializing in producing content specifically for the real estate business. Another development is that Realtors® are now looking into creating websites that can easily incorporate videos in a way that it is user friendly and fun for a prospective buyer to use.

You may think that all this is too complicated for you, but you will find that the benefits of a video website greatly outweigh the effort it takes to post a video. As well, the cost of a feature video is literally pennies on the dollar when compared to other forms of advertising and a video posted to the internet can be used as a traffic generation tool for years. Another aspect that should be a major consideration is that studies have found that video causes the visitor to stay on a website up to four times longer. This is major knowledge as the average visitor to a website stays for three and a half minutes but normally decides to leave within nine seconds. The trick is to get them to break though the nine second time barrier, the longer a person stays on your website the better the opportunity to get them to offer up their contact information. Video has become one simple method of encouraging visitor involvement and pushing them beyond the nine second rule.

If you are the type that feels comfortable using a camera that’s great if not there have been some great adaptations to still photos that now enable you to turn photos into video. This is something that all Realtors® should get into as the early real estate agents that adapt to this new real estate marketing strategy will be the ones to benefit the most.

James Osmar
SellingToolz Ltd.

Facebook – Getting Inside Your Buyers and Sellers Circle of Influence

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Social Traffic, Social Traffic Maker | Posted on 25-02-2009

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A video used to be embedded here but the service that it was hosted on has shut down.

Facebook has many more applications then a simple social chat site. As a salesperson or marketer of any service or product, there is an enormous opportunity here to enter the circle of influence of every client or customer you meet.

Follow these simple steps and apply them to other social networking sites and you will increase you influence where every you go.

In this video I will use the example of a Real Estate agent and show how with each client you can enter their circle of influence getting yourself in front of thousands of new customers and friends.

Referrals and Relocation

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Referrals, Realtor® Referral Tips, Social Traffic Maker | Posted on 04-12-2008

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The key strategy behind the use of the relocation referral network Canada Referral and United States Referral. This network has been set up to facilitate the ability of relocation and referrals between Realtor's on the Internet.  Membership is both free and paid, the Success PLUS level places you in a top of the page large profile position.

As a Success PLUS Member you are also able to take advantage of the the fact that you will be able to take advantage of the entire suite of real estate websites

Explode Your Social Traffic

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Social Traffic Maker | Posted on 03-08-2008

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So many people have been saying for months now that using the social marketing sites like MySpace, Facebook and the others is a great way to get traffic.

But there's been a problem and that's been that nobody has ever showed you how to do actually do it.

Not only that but a lot of these social sites don't like you posting your website links and affiliate links all over the place so you can sometimes end up getting blocked or just not getting any traffic.

Well I found myself in the same position - I knew a little bit about social marketing, enough to be dangerous. But the problem was that although I was spending plenty of hours on these websites I just wasn't getting any traffic or sales.

That's when I started to look around and realized that wouldn't it be great if there was a way you could watch how to properly get set up with the social sites in such a way that you were guaranteed to get lots of traffic?

And that's where Social Traffic Explosion comes in ...

... with 8 comprehensive step by step videos it shows you EVERYTHING you need to know about driving lots of traffic into your website and affiliate links from the social marketing sites.

You get to see, on the screen, exactly what you need to do, which buttons to press and which hidden options you need to activate to get your profiles attracting lots of highly targeted leads that are ready to buy from you.

The videos are so easy to follow that you simply can't go wrong with them and although they cover everything they are fast to move through. You start applying the tactics from them and seeing traffic from the social marketing sites very, very quickly.

You get shown on a guided tour on the best way to REGISTER, CUSTOMIZE YOUR PROFILE and get MASSIVE TRAFFIC from some of the biggest social marketing sites that exist out there.

And the best part?

Using these social marketing sites to get lots of highly targeted traffic is free. Great huh?

Anyway, go and have a look at these excellent videos for yourself;