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July ’15 Technology Tidbits from Michael Tritthart

Posted in eAgentc, eEdge, Google, Keller Williams Realty, MichaelTritthart.com, Real Estate, Social Media, Technology, Technology Training, YouTube with tags , , , , , , on June 30, 2015 by mtritthart
Tools to Improve Your Marketing
Getting the right marketing materials can make a world of difference for the better…or for the worse.  Let’s start with your photo.  This is one of the first impressions for potential clients.  If you haven’t updated your photo since that ’91 “Glamor Shot” it’s time to update.  If your photo still has hair and your don’t (I can relate) it’s time to update.  If you walked into a listing presentation and the seller asked “Are you the grandmother of the agent on the card?” then it’s time to update.

Photo Touch-Ups You go out and get a new photo.  You look great, but the photo has that boring portrait sitting background.  Or worse it was a great photo of you at an event, but the background is horrible.  That can be fixed.  Go to this MichaelTritthart.com link and scroll down to Photo Touch-ups.  For a $50 fee this company will touch up your photo, but more importantly, you can choose a professional looking background.  An office building, interior of a home, etc.  Well worth the $50 one time investment.
 

Google Photos This brand new free app is still being figured out by the masses, but the results so far have been amazing.  The app will allow you to store your photos and very easily create a slideshow, photo album, movie and more.  All from your phone.  Pretty amazing and super easy.  Check out more Google Photo details and samples on MichaelTritthart.com.

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May ’15 Technology Tidbits

Posted in eAgentc, eEdge, Google, Keller Williams Realty, MichaelTritthart.com, Real Estate, Social Media, Technology, Technology Training, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2015 by mtritthart
Google’s Algorithum Change – Two Weeks later
Google Mobile-Friendly Test UPDATE

Mobile

geddon-2015.  Much like the news hype about the next huge winter storm, the hype was worse than the actually effect.  No fireballs from the sky and your site has not been banished to the nether regions.

Yes, Google changed it’s search algorithm on April 21st.  If your site is mobile optimized all is good.  If not, the Search Engine Optimization is being affected.  But it can be corrected.  Fear not, once you pass the test, you will be back in Google’s good graces. 
Test your site by going to the Google Mobile-Friendly test on MichaelTritthart.com
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TIP – KW agents – you can have your eAgentc site pass the test by watching and following the steps in my Google Mobile Friendly video.

Here are some things to keep in mind as we all move into this new territory.

  • Common Sense  Use it.  Whenever there is a major change the jackals move in to take advantage.  I have seen multiple ads, heard radio spots promoting mobile enhanced sites.  Many of which start at $4,000-5,000 a site.  That is insane.
  • Know What You Get  Don’t just fall for a pretty home page that is mobile responsive.  Make sure your site has content and lead capture throughout.
  • Many Mobile Options Abound  WordPress.org, WebsiteBox.com and Market Leader sites for all agents.  KW agents can get their eAgentc sites enhanced as well.

Before deciding what path to take, contact my design team and we will offer you a free consult to help you decide; whether you use our design team or not.  However, you will see that our design options/content and pricing will be hard to beat.

April 2015 Technology Tidbits

Posted in eAgentc, eEdge, Facebook, Google, Keller Williams Realty, MichaelTritthart.com, Real Estate, Social Media, Technology, Technology Training, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , on April 1, 2015 by mtritthart
No Foolin’ – The Big Boys Are Making Some Major Changes
Google Mobile-Friendly Test – Google is bringing a major change to it’s search algorithm on April 21st.  If your site is mobile optimized all is good.  If not, the Search Engine Optimization could be affected.  Fear not, once you pass the test, you will be back in Google’s good graces.  Test your site by going to the Google Mobile-Friendly test on MichaelTritthart.com.  KW agents – you can have your eAgentc pass the test by watching and following the steps in my Google Mobile Friendly video.

Facebook Embed Video – Facebook is taking a major shot at YouTube’s market share.  The next evolution of this is Facebook embed videos.  Now, you can take a publicly shared video and add that to your website/blog with code.  Videos about your community, ones you have posted.  Or better yet, think of how many kitten videos you can now easily add to your blog!  More information about what this is and install directions can be found on MichaelTritthart.com.

DuckDuckGo  Not one of the big boys, but an up-and-comer for a major reason.  Tracking and the lack there of.  Predictive data is huge in 2015.  It is a major factor in the marketing and structure of many companies and real estate businesses.  But sometimes, the little guy gets tired of every move online being tracked and ads popping up, tailored to those searches.  That is where DuckDuckGo comes into play.  No ads.  Just clean natural results.  It’s actually kind of refreshing to use.  Go check it out for yourself.  It can be found, along with more useful sites on MichaelTritthart.com.

March 2015 Design Special from MichaelTritthart.com

Posted in Facebook, Google, MichaelTritthart.com, Pinterest, Real Estate, Social Media, Technology, Technology Training, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , on March 2, 2015 by mtritthart
Social Media Offer EXPIRES March 31st, 2015!

March 2015 Tech Tidbits Newsletter from Michael Tritthart

Posted in Apps, Facebook, Google, MichaelTritthart.com, Pinterest, Real Estate, Social Media, Technology, Technology Training, YouTube with tags , , , on March 2, 2015 by mtritthart
Simplify
No big buildup or description on these.  Simplify your life and business.  Find these useful sites and more on MichaelTritthart.com.

Firefox Hello – This FREE add-on to the Firefox toolbar allows for 1 to 1 video and voice conversations.  Easy to use and share with your clients.  

GetMagicNow – A fast way to get what you need.  Text your need to this number… and magic happens!

IFTTT Do Button, Do Note and Do Camera – One of my favorite resources, IFTTT, has created personalized, one-touch easy buttons for your phone.  Man, we have gotten efficient, or lazy.  You decide.

ICukoo Charity Alarm Clock – Pretty simple, if you hit the snooze you donate to charity.  Currently only charities in the UK, but hopefully to the US very soon.

December ’14 Technology Tidbits

Posted in eEdge, Facebook, Google, Keller Williams Realty, MichaelTritthart.com, Real Estate, Social Media, Technology, Technology Training, YouTube with tags , , , , on December 1, 2014 by mtritthart
4 Gifts That Keep on Giving

Client TestimonialsTis’ the season….for client testimonials!  Client testimonials/reviews are some of the best (and free!) ways to improve your SEO and generate more leads.  Think about how many times you check reviews before going to a restaurant, movie, event, etc.  More and more potential real estate clients are doing the same thing.  But where should real estate agents ask for/post reviews?  Here are just a few.

1.  Zillow – Zillow alters how agents are ranked and viewed on their site; partially based on agent reviews.  Go to Facebook.com/technology tidbits for 19 tips on how to get more reviews.

2.  Market Leader Websites – The Market Leader (now owned by Trulia, soon to be purchased by Zillow) websites have a spot to load reviews. Agents: share the link to the About page on your website with clients.  There is a recommend button on that page where clients can type reviews.  Agents – if you have some testimonials from previous clients and need a place to showcase them, you can load them (with your client’s approval of course) on this page as well.  View an example of this at the bottom of our list of website designs.

3. YouTube then Facebook – The hardest thing to do is to get a testimonial after the fact.  Get that testimonial at the closing table.  Use your smart phone or tablet and video tape your clients sharing “One Thing” that you did to help the closing happen.  They will then share more than one thing and create a great video that you can post on your YouTube channel and add to your website.  You can then post on Facebook and tag your clients as well.  That is a great way to generate more leads from their friends and family.  Just make sure and ask for your client’s approval first.  Heck, you can even it post these to your LinkedIn page!  Log into LinkedIn and view my testimonials at LinkedIn.com/in/technologytraining

4.  Google – The BEST SEO site by far.  Create a profile at Google My Business.  Clients who then have a Google account can write a review about your business.  A review that will show up in Google results and actually help your clients show up more in Google searches.  A win-win all around.

Write a Review of MTritt Inc
I Need You –
To Write a Review!

In fact, if my training, newsletter or design team has helped to improve your business,

June 2014 Technology Tidbits

Posted in eEdge, Facebook, Google, Keller Williams Realty, MichaelTritthart.com, Real Estate, Social Media, Technology, Technology Training, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2014 by mtritthart
Google Doesn’t Play Fair – And You Don’t Have To Either
If you have been to my workshops before, you have probably heard me say “Google owns the world and we just happen to live in it.”  That is very true with SEO.  They set the rules and they play favorites to their programs.  If you are not using Google+ then you are missing out on one the easiest ways to get ranked higher.

  • Take your free Google+ account and enhance it.  Here is the one I have developed for my training and social media design business.
  • Post content about your relevant topics and include the keywords in the title and body of the post.  Ex. subdivisions, niche topics, listings, your name, etc.  Lots of different options.  You choose.
  • That’s it!  Pretty simple and you will start to see immediate results.  Need proof?  Check out the example of increased SEO under Google+ on this link.   The update that I did for Susan in the example showed in less than 10 SECONDS!
  • Do you have a problem of your listings not showing up first in the search results?  Create a blog post about your new listing, publish it, add it to Google+, THEN add the listing to MLS and push it out.  Go back and add the MLS ID number to your Blog and Google+ post.  Extra work but you should like the results!

Google+ also has other treasure troves.  Such as Google+ Stories and Movies.  You can create marketing pieces for your listings, neighborhoods, etc. in a matter of minutes.  Google provides the blueprint to better SEO, you just have to follow it.  Need some help?  Attend my sessions and/or have my team help build the online platforms you need.

MichaelTritthart.com – A new look and updated services for 2013

Posted in eEdge, Facebook, Google, MichaelTritthart.com, Real Estate, Social Media, Technology, Technology Training, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2013 by mtritthart
A New Look and New Service Options

Click on the image above to check out the new look of MichaelTritthart.com.  My team am I designed it to be easier for you to navigate to all the tools that you need.  One nice, new feature is our combo website/social media offering.  We have done thousands of website and social media enhancements for agents.  Now, if you do the full package enhancement you get a reduced price!  Click the SEO image above to check out the offers.

Add These To Your 2013 Business List

Below are 3 items that will help you get off to a great start in 2013.

1.  Best Apps for Real Estate This is an easy holiday offering.  34 great apps; many of which are free.  They have apps for all types of devices.

2.  CruxSKUNK This is a product offered by Case.com for your iPad.  It turns your iPad into a MacBook like device.  I ordered one myself!  Not an iPad user?  Case.com has covers for other tablets.

3.  Fantastical is a great calendar tool that now has an iPad app; which is currently on sale in the app store.

Let Us Help You With A Whole New Vision for Your Websites
Real Estate Sites
Real Results

Looking to improve your KW eEdge and eAgentC Websites?  Want a fresh look?  More importantly, are you ready for better SEO and improved Lead Capture?  Need someone to help with all of the IN DEPTH settings and vision for your sites?

My design team has helped enhance over 5,000 KW websites and can help you with the lead capture, content, SEO and overall look of your KW Websites for a minimal onetime fee.  We deliver the custom look AND content your sites need to be successful.

 

View sample sites on MichaelTritthart.com and contact us to get started.  Here are some new additional sites that we just finished: Randee Hainline, Stacy Perry and Monica Parker.

Social Media November Tips

Posted in Facebook, Google, MichaelTritthart.com, Pinterest, Real Estate, Social Media, Technology, Technology Training, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2012 by mtritthart

To Verify your Twitter Settings:

  • Logon to Twitter
  • Settings are located in the drop down box on the TOP RIGHT side (next to the search box)
  • Verify the box Tweet Privacy is UNCHECKED

How to create a future post on Facebook:

  • Go to your Business and begin typing a post/loading a picture/a URL link
  • You will notice a clock in the bottom right corner, click that
  • It will ask you to enter a start date if you have not already done so.  Simply enter 2012
  • Then you can follow the easy to use steps to create a future post on facebook.  The post will be in your activity log which is located in the Top Admin panel under Edit page/

Adding a video to your Blog (just like we did here)

  • Find the video on YouTube (keep this window open)
  • Sign on to WordPress, open the dashboard to create a post
  • Copy the URL of the video
  • While the video is playing in the open window, go back to WordPress and paste the URL into the post.  Verify the video is visible by hitting Preview in the top right corner.

Adding Instagram Photos to your WordPress Blog, directions are located here.

Susan’s favorite home in Mckinney during the holidays!

October ’12 Tech Tidbits

Posted in eEdge, Google, MichaelTritthart.com, Pinterest, Real Estate, Social Media, Technology, Technology Training, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2012 by mtritthart
The Best App Known to the Civilization of Man…And Other Cool Stuff
SeeClickFix Community App

Drum roll please…..The best app known to man is SeeClickFix.  I found this last week.  This app allows anyone to report items that need repair or attention to local governments.  A perfect item to share with your database, neighbors, friends and anyone else who cares about their community.

Prime example: Last Saturday I took a picture of some concrete work that needs to be done to a city gutter in front of our house.  Repair that has been much needed for years.  By 10 am Monday, the city had been out and spray painted the area that needed repair.  That’s crazy!  Use this app for a better community!

Brivity is another great app.  I picked this one up at Mega Camp.  This allows you to share real time results with your sellers.  It also has links for every site that the listing appears on.  Very cool!

Blogging for Fun, Leads, and IncomeThis 6-week webinar program from

ipohly.com

John Pohly starts Oct. 5th. John is a true expert in generating online leads and this program is well worth it.  You want more leads?  All you have to do is register to get the process going.

KW Agents – Don’t Call It a Comeback!
eagentc

eAgentC websites and Wolfnet are back, with a vengeance!  Technically, they never left, but the training focus has shifted back to them.  eAgentC has a ton of design options and topics that can be created on this template that improves the SEO and lead capture capability for agents that use them.  If your third party website is a money pit, then it is time to look at replacing that with your eAgentC template.

wolfnet

Wolfnet has also upped its game.  Recently, Wolfnet has improved it’s back office to be much more agent friendly.  And coming in January 2013, the new Keller Williams mobile app for Apple and Droid mobile products will have the Wolfnet IDX as the basis for the property search.

Are you circling back and wanting to learn more about eAgentC websites?  Seeing it for the first time?  I am teaching quite a few eAgentC sessions in October.  I can also bring an eAgentC workshop to your MC/Region.  Contact me to start the eAgentC training process.  My team can also take the pain away and enhance the KW websites for you.  View the information in the next block below on how to start the design process.

Let Us Help You With A Whole New Vision for Your Websites
MichaelTritthart.com Website Enhancements
Real Estate Sites…Real Results

Looking to improve your KW eEdge and eAgentC Websites?  Want a fresh look?  More importantly, are you ready for better SEO and improved Lead Capture?  Need someone to help with all of the IN DEPTH settings and vision for your sites?

My design team has helped enhance over 5,000 KW websites and can help you with the lead capture, content, SEO and overall look of your KW Websites for a minimal onetime fee.  We deliver the custom look AND content your sites need to be successful.

View sample sites on MichaelTritthart.com and contact us to get started.  Here are some new additional sites that we just finished: Randee Hainline, Stacy Perry and Monica Parker.