Quick Friday Notes

Jonathan Dalton, Phoenix Real Estate AgentThese are more for the Realtor set, I do admit. But time’s a bit short today.

1) I keep receiving invitations to a local blogging seminar that promises to help unlock the secrets of blogging for business. Gee, I can’t wait. I guess maybe I ought to start up one of those blog thingies after all.

2) The folks at Internet Crusade do some great things, including providing a free platform for blogging beginners at Real Town Blogs. But the new upgrade coming Monday makes me glad the blog grew up and moved on. The URLs for the blogs are changing from yourname.realtownblogs.com to www.realtownblogs.com/your name.

Added 301 redirects will mean all previous marketing remains intact. But the new URL seems to take people even further away from personal branding – which, ironically, is one of the central tenants of IC’s ePro certification.  Maybe the SEO will outweigh the fact you are branding RealTown rather than yourself. Time will tell.

Personally, I’d advise sticking with WordPress – much easier to customize, you control the server and the price is exactly the same as the RealTown blog.

[tags]real estate blogging, real estate marketing[/tags]

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at allphoenixrealestate.com.