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Mike Blaney

MD Tattoo Studio – Before and After

By Website Design, Wordpress

We are thrilled with how this new website turned out for MD Tattoo Studio located in Los Angeles, CA. The principal, Mike DeVries saw one our website designs for Meche Salon, also in Los Angeles and he knew it would be perfect for his business! See below for an image of the home page. It is much cooler live!

Since 2008, MD Tattoo Studio has been known as not only one of the best tattoo shops in Los Angeles, but as a global leader in the tattoo world. Located in Northridge, California, Mike and his team are professionals who are passionate about providing an excellent tattoo experience for each and every client that comes into the shop. MD Tattoo Studio takes pride in having a team of hand-selected, top-tier, diverse artists who can create quality tattoos in a comfortable tattoo shop atmosphere. Most days you can find owner Mike DeVries on the floor, working alongside the shop team. At MD Tattoo Studio, we want your experience in the shop to be remembered forever, in the same way that you reminisce about your inked treasures. If you’re seeking a new tattoo, you’ve come to the right place!




How to Create a Real Estate Video in 5 Easy Steps

By Realtor Marketing

Keeping Current Matters has published an excellent blog post providing 5 steps for making a real estate e video. Click here to read the post.  From their post:

Ready or not, video is quickly taking over the world of real estate.

From listing tours to personalized emails, there’s no doubting just how important and effective it can be for communicating with your sphere.

In fact, new real estate video statistics show that viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in a video, compared to 10% when reading it in text.

For most agents, the hardest part of video is knowing where to start. Which is why we made it easy to create your own real estate videos in just 5 simple steps.

Lights. Camera. Action!

Should Realtors® Use Video to Market Their Listings?

By Marketing Strategy

While all real estate markets are different and the type of real estate you sell may influence your decision, but here are 3 links to studies that make using video a smart move.

73% of homeowners say they are more likely to list with an agent who uses video (NAR)
403% more inquiries are driven from listings with video (NAR)
51% of home buyers use YouTube as their number one destination for a search (NAR)

Remember that your use of videos is more about marketing you and making your marketing stand out versus selling the house. However, videos expand the market area for your listing.

Website Makeover For the Walker Ottawa Real Estate Team

By Realtor Marketing

We are excited to unveil a website makeover for Walker Ottawa that will start a trend in 2022. What’s new? No drop down menus. Why? Because our studies have shown that visitors go not go back to the main menu and visit every sub-menu. By extending the page the visitor is exposed to all of the content increasing the time spent on the site and a better chance to make a good impression.. We also used a lot of images and created defined rows of information.

Check out our portfolio of other websites and collateral marketing material we have designed.

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The best time to post on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn in 2021

By Social Media

According to Hootsuite, who should know the answer to this, it is early morning weekdays that are your best bet. (Read More)

The best time to post on Facebook

The best time to post to Facebook is at 6:15 AM and 12:15 PM PST on weekdays, for the Hootsuite social media team.

The best time to post on Instagram

The best time to post to Instagram is anytime between 8 AM-12 PM or 4-5 PM PST

The best time to post on Twitter

The best time to post to Twitter is weekdays between 6-9 AM PST

The best time to post on LinkedIn

The best time to post to LinkedIn is weekdays between 8-11 AM PST

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The Essential Local SEO Strategy Guide

By SEO, Ubertor, Wordpress

I recently read a great post about local SEO strategy from MOZ Pro. You can click here to read the whole post.

According to MOZ. local SEO is “Local SEO is the practice of optimizing a business’s web presence for increased visibility in local and localized organic search engine results. Proximity, prominence, and relevance are the three pillars of local search. Local SEO employs a wide array of technical and creative efforts to convince search engines that a business should be prominent in their results as a relevant answer to online searchers in close proximity to each business location.” Also imporant to note “a Google representative stated in 2018 that 46% of Google’s searches have a local intent.” We can only assume that it is much higher now.

I encourage you to read this post.

90 Days to Real Estate Success For New and Experienced Realtors®

By Prospecting, Realtor Marketing

Over the years working with new Realtors® I notice there was no roadmap to ensure they covered all the steps to be a successful Realtor® so I broke down all of the tasks, prioritized them and added a recommended time frame.

Click on this image at the bottom of the slide show to increase the size.


Click here for a pdf version.