(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 Current legal issues with VOWs? (Potential CMLS topic 1)
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
For the four or five of you actually following the lengthy discussion on search engine idexing of IDX sites, I wanted to give you a heads up that I have renamed the posts on that topic to shorten the … Read more about Search engines & IDX (note regarding renaming)
(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?
Blog posts and commentary on broker web sites Just read an article on Realty Times that touches on the issue of blog posts and commentary on web sites hosted by brokers. A similar issue is making the … Read more about “Brother, can you spare a disparaging remark?”
MLSTesseract is not dead. In fact, it's been very much alive in my mind for the last two months or so. Our firm has just been blessed with a lot of business, so blogging has had to take a back seat. … Read more about And on the third month…
(Warning: This post contains a sales pitch for services! Avert your eyes if you are allergic.) We sent information to existing clients last week regarding our Virtual Brokerage Now program. Informally … Read more about VOW dog and pony show