Saturday, March 28, 2009

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Real Estate Advertising Moving to Internet from Newspapers

The headline of this post, Real Estate Advertising Moving to Internet from Newspapers, may seem like a no kidding to those of us online, it is a scary reminder to the newspaper industry. The classified sections of the paper have lost a great deal of revenue from Craigslist and the that have taken a good deal of the revenue from this section of the paper. Now real estate agents are wising up and starting to take their advertising out of the newspapers.

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Most real estate agents will tell you that classified advertising does not work for selling a home, but it is something that the sellers expect the agents to do. So they continue to plow money into a dry well, so to speak. But with the rise of the internet and tools that make the job easier, real estate agents are slowing moving their marketing dollars over to the new frontier.

While revenues from print real estate classified advertising seem to have grown steadily over the last five years, despite the emergence of the Internet, new data from Borrell Associates indicate that an increasing proportion of all real estate advertising spending will be done online in the future. By 2010, Borrell Associates expects 32.1% of the $9.6 billion spent on real estate advertising to be done online. This is up from 17.7% in 2006.

Additional findings from Classified Intelligence also confirm the changing dynamics of the real estate advertising sector. In a survey of more than 100 real estate agents conducted with, 58% of respondents indicated they are raising their advertising budgets this year, but the majority said they would be spending the bulk of their money online on their own Web sites. Free Web sites such as Craigslist and Googlebase are also attracting an increasing proportion of real estate agents over traditional mediums such as local print. via

Where can I find a small wind energy windmill in Western Maryland?

I posted this question on Yahoo Answers:

I keep reading about home sized windmills. The only ones the government seems to be interested in are the humongous 3 bladed giants with 100 ft wingspans, not very practical for my back yard here in Frederick Maryland.

For wind energy facts for Maryland small wind energy turbines;
Go to .

Before you scream reverent praise for the 3 bladed "airfoil lifting" wind turbines, read this:


A report by Sandia National Laboratories. A report which says, in itself: "Issued by Sandia National Laboratories, operated for the United States Department of Energy by Sandia Corporporation", and, "NOTICE: This [the referenced] report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by agency of the United States Government."

I didn't know about the smaller multibladed wind mills.
And the low wind speed capability I thought was most interesting.

How to Sharpen Your Aim When Job Hunting Online

As Internet job boards continue to evolve, it can pay to stay current on the latest search tools and tactics. By learning how to use them, job hunters may be able to boost their chances of securing interviews.

Here are ways to make an online job-search effort more effective:

Find a hook. When an ad lists a hiring contact, research the person's background to get fodder for making a special connection, says Peter Weddle, chief executive officer of Weddle's, a Stamford, Conn., publisher of job-board guides.

You may have graduated from the same college or university or belong to the same professional association. Or, see if he or she has been cited in a news article so you can mention it, he suggests. "Then you can reach out to that person on a more personal basis, rather than as a cold applicant," he says. [Read this article to learn how to find a person to send your application to if the ad doesn't list a name.]

Donnetta Walker, 31, emailed a recruiter who was cited in a job ad she saw online in September. She found his email address through Google and wrote about how they were connected on the networking site, among other topics, she says. They exchanged emails, and the recruiter requested her resume. Sending it, she mentioned the ad, which sought a project manager at a telecommunications-software provider near her Atlanta home. A few days later the recruiter arranged an interview for her, and she's waiting to hear back, she says. She credits the tactic for getting her foot in the door. Whether or not she gets hired, she says, "I would do it again."

Other sites useful for uncovering connections include, and Google, says Mr. Weddle.

Bear in mind that you might not always be successful. "We all have limited degrees of separation," he says.

Search your niche. Save time by focusing on sites that list openings exclusively in your area of interest, says Linda Matias, a career coach in Melville, N.Y. For example, if you work in the wine industry, check out, which lists only jobs at wineries, vintners, distributors, wholesalers, bottlers and other related employers. Have your sights set on high pay? Search boards that advertise only jobs paying a minimum salary of $100,000 such as



Now this one is my favorite story of the day:

Not paying enough to keep a motivated webmaster can come back and bite you in the Bailout!

Dominos website coding error leads to 11,000 FREE Pizzas

McIntyre said somebody discovered that the code word "bailout" was good for a free medium pizza ordered online. The information quickly spread Monday night on the Web, until the code was deactivated Tuesday morning.

Source: Yahoo

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