Facebook and other social networking websites are increasingly popular not only for individual personal use, but also for business relationships. Real estate brokers can easily make connections with … Read more about Can a real estate broker post another broker’s listings on Facebook?
(Note: Shelley Specchio is CEO of the Northern Nevada Regional MLS, Inc., a host of the CMLS Conference in Lake Tahoe, September 30 – October 2. She and I have been discussing topics for the legal … Read more about Neither fish nor fowl: Mobile technologies and IDX and VOW rules (Potential CMLS topic 3)
I pointed out in last week's capstone post on the "search engine indexing of IDX series" that any policy that permits indexing of IDX sites needs to define exactly what kinds of 'search engines' are … Read more about Does ‘search engine’ = benign use of listing data?
We've considered this issue in seven posts: Part I: What's the beef? Part II: Search engine scope and data sources Part III: Search engines indexing, audiences, and their objectives Part IV: "IDX … Read more about Search engines & IDX Part VIII: Options for moving ahead
This posts covers a couple miscellaneous items I wanted to get out before doing the final post in this series. "Static pages" and "RESTful development" Mike Wurzer pointed out that my post on how IDX … Read more about Search engines & IDX Part VII: Miscellaneous items
We're almost to the end of this line, I think. I took a break for a couple weeks to think more about this and to talk to some thought leaders (and also to do a little of the work for which I get paid … Read more about Search engines & IDX Part VI: Purpose of IDX and broker expectations
(Warning: possibly mind-numbingly boring and long legal content to follow. And I'm not even giving legal advice here.) When I posted regarding indexing and search engine audiences and objectives, I … Read more about Search engines & IDX Part V: Is search engine indexing legal?
IDX sites are not naturally prone to be indexed by web search engines like Google. Here's why: Typical IDX search engines 'draw' pages of listing data dynamically or 'on the fly.' When the consumer … Read more about Search engines & IDX Part IV: “IDX index fishing”
Indexing Search engines can return results quickly because they 'index' the content in the database. When a consumer searches on a broker's IDX site for a listing number that she saw in a print ad, … Read more about Search engines & IDX Part III: Search engines indexing, audiences, and their objectives
Broadly speaking, a 'search engine' is something that permits a visitor to a web site to seek content in a database hosted on that web site. It is the engine that powers the visitor's search. In this … Read more about Search engines & IDX Part II: Search engine scope and data sources
Just under two months ago, the proverbial stuff hit the fan when a story surfaced that the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS® (MIBOR) told a broker to prevent Google from indexing her IDX … Read more about Search engines indexing IDX sites Part I: What’s the beef?