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Interview with Jeff Turner of Real Estate Shows

July 18, 2008

Anyone who has spent any time in the Real Estate Blogosphere (re.net) is very familiar with Jeff Turner. He is a staple of the online real estate community and always willing to lean a helping hand. So when we ask him to answer a few questions for an online interview, he quickly agreed. Below is part one of the interview.

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Real Estate Connect With the Blogging Experts in SFO!

June 28, 2008

As a real estate marketing blogger and webmaster for the Crystal Coast Blog, one of the very best ways to gain greater insight in blogs and blogging is to “connect” with other bloggers and learn from them. That’s why I will be joining many other real estate marketing consultants, web marketing experts and real estate bloggers at the Real Estate Connect Conference scheduled for July 22-26 in San Francisco.

Marketing Tips, Breakout Sessions and San Francisco

In addition to the many breakout sessions to attend and one of the biggest benefits from attending this event will be the perfect opportunity to meet those Dakno clients who are coming. Among those that are attending include:

So come July 22, I look forward to connecting at the Real Estate Connect.

Are you going?


Connect SF 2008

Real Estate Prospecting – Back To The Basics

June 18, 2008

Contrary to the gloom and doom being spread throughout the real estate industry, real estate sales is rather predictable. This is true in every market cycle, the key is to know what to look for and what to measure.

There are actions that we must take that will create known reactions. Too often, I hear agents talk about market conditions as if the market has the ability to shut down one’s production. Now, I suspect if we went into the great depression, something like that would be possible. But the fact is that a single agent does not have to be affected by market conditions if the agent understands where the business really comes from. It is time to go back to the basics. Read more

8 More Ways to Use Google Search

May 16, 2008

We all know that Google owns the search market. But Google’s simple little search box is much more feature rich than just using it to find websites. With that in mind, I decided to put together a “cheat sheet” of additional ways to use Google search.

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A Simple Piece of Software for Real Estate Bloggers

May 3, 2008

Sometimes it’s the simplest applications that are the most effective. And that certainly is the case with a great piece of software that I recently discovered. If you’re an active Blogger than chances are you have run into this situation. You copy and paste text into your blog (such as a quote from another real estate blogger) only to find that the pasted information is a different font, color, or size.
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What is Your Blogging Objective?

March 19, 2008

Blogging for Enlightenment

I have been reading the Maverick blog by Mark Cuban recently. If you haven’t had a chance to read his post, I recommend you give it a try. In fact, recently I’ve been reading several blogs authored by C-level corporate types. The variety of topics are both interesting and thought-provoking. Mark (Owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA team) seems to get on his occasional anti-big media rants but always makes his point about blogging in a manner that helps you understand how to build your brand and elevate the perception of your product or service in the eye of the public. His no-holds barred blogging style is both transparent and honest. He has a pretty big ego, but then again, look what (or who) he has to deal with on a day to day basis. Talk about egos – NBA ballers must possess the biggest egos of all. I’m not prone for recommending many blogs but in this case, I say give it try and let me know what you think. Be prepared – it’s different!
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Dakno Marketing Acquires Blogger Lounge!

November 3, 2007

Acquisition Strengthens Dakno Marketing Blog Marketing Solutions

Raleigh, North Carolina – Dakno Marketing, Inc. a rapidly growing real estate web design and marketing firm, announced today the acquisition of Blogger Lounge and its blog portal http://www.bloggerlounge.net/. Blogger Lounge is the comprehensive blog marketing Web site recognized by Technorati as one of the top 1% of blog sites in the world. The acquisition highlights Dakno’s investment to transform social media marketing functions into a viable component for real estate professionals who desire to effectively reach consumers in the blogosphere.

Added to Dakno’s ever-expanding real estate web products and marketing services, the acquisition of Blogger Lounge and its authoritative blog site will enable thousands of professionals to have immediate access to all of Blogger Lounges’ marketing minds, tools and resources. BloggerLounge.net contains a wealth of information resources including blog writing tools, B2C marketing to the blogosphere, blog site development tools and more. The addition of this asset will make BloggerLounge.net a true one-stop destination for professionals and organizations who seek to broaden their on-line presence and knowledge.

According to Brad Carroll, CEO/President of Dakno Marketing, “Blogger Lounge and its’ Web site is one of the largest repositories for blog skill development, as well as social media marketing concepts and promises to provide a platform to gain high-value blogging consultation and experience. Offering a wealth of information on social media marketing, SEO endorsement benefits and a superior platform for real estate marketing idea incubation, this blog site acquisition is a natural fit with Dakno’s overall growth plans and new emphases on social media marketing.”

“Blogger Lounge and its’ highly regarded blog site has proved to be a valued resource to the blogosphere for many years. Possessing a strong network of more than 1,200 blog sites, BloggerLounge.net has a superior Web site infrastructure, and a solid revenue generation track record which closely aligns with ours,” said Bobby Carroll, Director of Business Development at Dakno. “This acquisition advances our growth strategy and our ability to deliver superior blog marketing consultation.”

About Dakno Marketing

Dakno Marketing is real estate web design and a single-source solution for online and offline real estate marketing needs. Providing client-focused real estate marketing solutions since 1998, Dakno counts many of the industries top producing real estate professionals and brokerages as its clients.

For additional information regarding Dakno Marketing, Inc., send an email to info@dakno.com, visit their Web site at www.dakno.com, or call (919) 877-8511.

The Lounge Has Been Sold!

October 28, 2007

Hi everyone! After almost 2 weeks since I first announced that I was going to sell this blog , finally a great offer came! I’m really satisfied with the result of this negotiation and I’m happy to announce that Blogger Lounge has a new owner and that it’s in very good hands.

Through all these months we’ve shared and learned form each others, I’ve known very good friends and loyal readers. I’m very grateful with all of you. Thanks for the experience and thanks for the wonderful moments, we’ll meet again.

Thanks to all of my loyal readers, but above all friends. Thanks to:


If one day you need someone to talk or if you need an advice or just a friend, you knw where to reach me. medianthem(at)gmail.com

Well thanks to all of you I wish I could thank each one. That’s it! See you my friends! and keeo enjoying BloggerLounge now with a new head and a new administration.


George C.

Become Part of The Creative District!

October 2, 2007

Yesterday I stumbled accross with a very interesting blog, StylishLabs ; It is a blog about creativity, innovation, trends, design and much more, I think it will become a great blog soon.

StylishLabs is a community dedicated to all those designers, developers, freelancers, entrepreneurs, artists, bloggers and creatives looking for inspiration, style, ideas, creativity and knowledge. Our aim is to build a space where ideas flow, and where knowledge is shared also a space to inform you about the latest trends, tips, ideas and news.

Here you’ll find all you need to know about design, creativity, innovation, style, entrepreneurship and much more. This is a place for the talented ones and for those willing to become part of a new breed of creatives and entrepreneurs. But this is also a space to learn and share, with a little bit of fun and style. If you want to be part of the new age, The Age of Creativity you’re in the right place.

Well their first project is very interesting too, StylishLabs is calling for creative sites around the Internet to become part of this “Distinguished circle“. So if you run a blog or site about design, freelancing, creativity or innovation submit it now and the guys from SL will review it as soon as possible.

New WordPress Theme. Aureol 1.0!

September 21, 2007

This is my newest theme, the second of the autumn-winter collection 2007.

3 Columns

Widget Ready

Wide Content area

Unique Design.

This theme is available for Download. I hope you like it. what do you think?!

Download Aureol 1.0!