Google putting more emphasis mobile-friendly websites

The last time I spoke about this was when Google announced the Pigeon update but as of April 21st, Google is taking mobile a step further. If you don't have a mobile-friendly site, Google will most likely drop your rankings.  With 9 out of 10 home buyers relying on the Internet, why would you not … Continue reading Google putting more emphasis mobile-friendly websites

NAR and Move, Inc. Granted Their Preliminary Injunction

The National Association of Realtors and Move Inc. has announced it's preliminary injunction against Zillow and its chief industry development officer, Mr. Errol Samuelson. On July 1st, Washington state Supreme Court judge Barbra Linde granted the preliminary injunction against Samuelson which forbids him from preforming many of the duties he was hired for. The lawsuit … Continue reading NAR and Move, Inc. Granted Their Preliminary Injunction

Trulia files for IPO

On Friday, Trulia filed an IPO of up to $75 million, to help it compete with it's bigger rival, Zillow.  While Trulia has already received $32 million in private funding, they still have a way to go to catch up to Zillow, even with the IPO. Trulia currently has over 22 million unique visitors each … Continue reading Trulia files for IPO

Evernote Resets All of Its Users’ Passwords

  I found this interesting article in REALTOR Mag about Evernote and wanted to share this as I have many friends that use this service. DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, MARCH 05, 2013 A popular online note-taking service that many real estate professionals use recently faced a security breach that forced it to reset … Continue reading Evernote Resets All of Its Users’ Passwords

Hacker takes down GoDaddy

A malicious flood of network traffic has knocked Internet registrar GoDaddy’s servers offline. With it came tumbling down its website, email, and thousands of websites registered through one of the Internet’s most popular services. A Twitter user quickly claimed credit for the incident going by the Twitter name AnonymousOwn3r. "I'm taking godaddy down bacause well i'd … Continue reading Hacker takes down GoDaddy

Can Bing Increase Market Share and Should the Real Estate Agent Care?

At E3, Microsoft announced, among other things, that Internet Explorer is coming to the Xbox 360 this fall. What that means is a ton of new potential users will now be searching using Bing.  Remember Xbox is not just for kids.  Millions of adults use Xbox so this could mean a substantial increase in searches … Continue reading Can Bing Increase Market Share and Should the Real Estate Agent Care?

Google Pushes a Penquin Update

In my previous post "Google’s Penquin Update" I reviewed what Google did in an attempt to curtail webspam.  Bad news is that a lot of honest websites got caught in the shuffle.  So after the Memorial Day weekend Googles Matt Cutts, tweeted this; "Minor weather report: We pushed the 1st Penguin algo data refresh an hour … Continue reading Google Pushes a Penquin Update