THIS is a fun tool anyone could use - "let me google that for you"! Want to send someone a landing page of search results? Just a twist on the normal search. Give it a try!
Is your property on YouTube? Are you taking advantage of the sheer volume of YouTube visitors? The numbers are mind boggling, just take a look at the stats! Take videos of your rooms, your view, from your hikes, from your afternoon on the lake, from the ski slopes, bring Maine to your visitor! I will admit that until recently, I didn't use video to promote my listings; I did upload the virtual tour to YouTube but the quality is poor. I finally decided to buy a video camera. So starting this spring, I have the task of visiting all of my listings to take lots of video to replace the virtual tours and upload to YouTube.
If you're still asking why about social media, here's a simple but interesting infographic on Facebook, Twitter and building relationships.
Google's Picasa Web photo sharing program is one of the best and easiest to use and gives great "Google-juice" in terms of SEO benefits.
Uploading to Picasa is easy as is sharing from it, and geo-tagging or mapping the photo's location.
From there you can upload the image to Google's Panoramio.
Once you've added the map location in Picasa, from that screen you will seen an option to upload to Panoramio. This is a Google web based program that allows users to view photos via Google Maps or Google Earth. Great exposure.
Snart snapping pictures of this beautiful state and share them!
Don't forget to TAG and MAP!