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Graphiq WordPress Plugin Search Shutting Down

As a web developer and blogging coach, I am always looking for unique data feeds for my client’s websites and blog posts. Early last year I ran across a killer WordPress plugin called Graphiq Search. It pulled live statistical data from the likes of Core Logic. Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data. I used the data for my Realtor clients as …Read More

Max, the dog that loved popcorn

So the girls are at an Andre Bocelli concert tonight. I am chilling at home. I open a bottle of Cabernet, prepare a plate of rye crisp, Gouda cheese, red onion and thinly sliced organic chicken breast I purchased from Sprouts today. Twas a great start to the evening. I have 4 screens up on my desk. G Mail, Centurylink, World of Tanks and 12 WordPress tabs from websites I …Read More

As a Realtor, how can you NOT have an IDX on your website?

I was contacted recently by a “High End” luxury real estate agent in Southern California. They did not have their own website, only a domain pointing to their bio page on their brokers website. This agent decided it was time to get a website as this agent was going to be on local television quite a bit and already had guest slots on local television news with an extensive video …Read More

IDX Broker announces the addition of polygonic mapping in their Platinum IDX product

As a developer for WordPress real estate websites, we integrate third-party IDX’s into our site designs. I have been excited all year about the growth of IDX Broker. First the Platinum design was released. Then they opened up the Canadian market. And now they have released, what they are calling, a “Polygon Link Generator”. Many IDX’s offer the ability to allow for breakout search results of specific sub-communities, but only …Read More

Real time tracking of my site visitors freaked me out

Most of you know this is an experimental blog. I take newsworthy items, mostly based upon popularity and trending news reports and I make comments on the news to see what types of articles get pick up on the net and the speed at which they get indexed. ┬áToday I did a blog post and I mentioned an “agency” name in the body of the post, as it was associated …Read More

Websites don’t draw leads to themselves

From a potential real estate WordPress website client: Hi CJ, We spoke awhile back. Is there any proof in the pudding that a website like yours can actually attract or draw in leads. What makes a real estate WordPress website as extravagant as this is worth its while. Thanks for your time and consideration. My response… I would say it lays out like this in order of priority: First you …Read More

Major companies are using WordPress

I had a prospective real estate website client send me a note over the weekend because they were told that WordPress was a weak platform for complex websites. I responded with the following: On the subject of WordPress being a bad platform for complex sites, I would consider the WP clients on the following links as being the most complex: http://en.wordpress.com/notable-users http://blog.openviewpartners.com/companies-using-wordpress WordPress is a user friendly platform developed in …Read More

The Difference Between an IDX and a Web Development Company

For the layperson… An IDX is the Internet Data Exchange, and is how MLS listings end up on a website. Also known as Broker Reciprocity, IDX encompasses the policies, rules, and software that allow listings from the MLS database to be displayed publicly. Anytime you see properties on a website that came from an MLS, it was made possible through IDX. In most cases when you visit a real estate …Read More

My first post as 2013 the New Year approaches

2012 was a good year for me. Business grew and everyone in my life stayed healthy. We made it through the end of the world and an election. At the same time there were tragedies like the hurricane and the shootings on Connecticut. We can only pray for 2013 that we will be healthy, safe and prosperous. So, I am rolling up on 50 in a couple of weeks and …Read More