Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Social Media & Networks

So I'm keeping pretty busy with writing articles and building links for our Home Value page. But I still need to find time to continue researching SEO and new ways of helping GMHV get to the top of the SERPs. We've got some pretty stiff competition (frickin' zillow) so I think it may take a bit of time, but I don't see any reason why I can't get us up there for several keywords.

I'd like to take this week to dig a bit deeper into the social networks. I'm on Digg but haven't gotten to utilize it too much. I'm also on del.icio.us but I'm not so sure I've grasped the concept of that site. I assume I probably need to get more involved, do some networking, then hopefully people will check out my bookmarks. Personally, so far I'm liking Digg better. They even have a new(er) area to post podcasts, and my bosses do a weekly podcast together that winds up being pretty darn hilarious. I'm hoping to get them up there over the next week or two.

Anyway, I think Digg could have some real potential, unfortunately, the focus of GMHV is real estate, and Digg doesn't really delve into that topic too much. Anyone know of a Digg-like site that is more in the real estate niche? Yeah, didn't think so.

Then I'm sitting here thinking about MySpace. It took me FOREVER to get my own page up and the only reason I did it was so I can be nosy and check out people I used to go to school with (can we say "get a life?"). So as I was browsing my MySpace page - I realized that I could totally create one for GMHV and any other sites I'm working on!

Okay, okay, not a new or innovative idea - honestly, it's something I meant to do when I first started this position but I got distracted by learning! I have NO idea whether a MySpace page would help us climb the SERPs, but I definitely don't think it can hurt. So that's the goal for this week (besides lots of link building): create a GetMyHomesValue.com MySpace page. It's a shame I was so anti-MySpace before, because I'm pretty sure my 10 year old nephew can come up with a cooler layout and profile then I can. Maybe I should talk to him....

On a personal note, my teeth are killing me but it will all be over soon! I'm just worried I'm going to OD on Motrin before I get to the dentist. I mean the bottle says don't take more than 6 caplets in 24 hours. Uh oh. I think I average about 12. Crap.

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