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Lethbridge Blogs

Lethbridge blogs are one tool I use to stay current on information on Lethbridge.  I try to keep an eye on my community Lethbridge Alberta.  Partially because it is good for business, but also because it is great to be the sort of guy who knows what is going on in the Lethbridge business community.  Often it is the sort of information that can help a client make a smart move based upon future developments.

 

One of the things that I utilize to keep up to date on Lethbridge news is google alerts.  I won't go into the details of how or what I do, but suffice to say that when local stuff happens on the internet I have a fairly decent lead time on the events.  I think everyone should do this with their community.

 

Anyways, back on the topic, I try to follow Lethbridge blogs, both business and personal.  Suprizingly for a community of over 80000 people, there are very few who have an internet presence and even fewer who have a blog.  On a weekly basis in Lethbridge I would say that there are only a dozen active Lethbridge blogs, including my own www.lethbridgerealestateblog.com

 

A couple others are professional photographers, a few stay home mommies, and a very few business people.  I actually have a suprizingly large number who read this blog.  Most don't comment, only a few stay in touch regularly, but the rest of you would be suprized to know that I know who you are.

 

You see, while you are reading this blog your IP address, your ISP info, your unique computer identifier and specs, are all recorded and used for statistical marketing and tracking purposes.  Same sort of thins that the big fancy websites do.

 

This enables me to see how many local visitors I have, how many from across the country, which cities, etc.  Tons of business applications for this but also a lot of personal info too.  I am able to see and record the frequency of visits by my girlfriends mental ex husband 'the deadbeat drunken dad' ( Hi Wayne!) , his trailerpark family, even my business competitors who stop here daily in hopes of learning something.  These websites track all sorts of great info.  Pretty slick isn't it? 

 

I really enjoy this stuff.  Blogging, statistics, tracking the traffic, SEO, etc.  I would do it even if it wasn't good for business.  I even help several friends and fellow AR members get their plan into action so they can do the same thing.  If you are interested in how it all works, what you can do with it, etc  just give me a call and I would be glad to chat with you about it.  If you have a Lethbridge blog and don't think I have visited it, give me a call and I will check it out.

 

Rob

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Robert W May is a Real Estate Broker in Lethbridge Alberta, having now been in the industry for over 23 years. . He was also a licensed Lethbridge mortgage broker and financing expert with Canada First Mortgage of Calgary Alberta for the past 10 years.  He is an industry leader always willing to help train and educate others in how to improve their business models for financial and personal benefit.




 

 

Comment balloon 3 commentsRobert May • July 27 2009 03:15AM

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Rob - it always good to read local blogs to know what is going on. In addition to Google Alerts do you use Yahoo as well?

Posted by Glenn Ginsburg, Naples Florida Real Estate (A Delta Realty of Naples Florida) over 9 years ago

Google alerts is a great tool. I have not yet tried yahoo.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 9 years ago

I use google alerts for several key things, I also use both google analytics and clicky analytics to track the traffic, then my website also has its own built in stat counters.  Each seems to have its own strengths and weaknesses it seems.

 

I am a big fan of google products.

The Analytics reports thay you can print off are amazing and if you wanted to prove that someone had been on your site or harassing you, you can view every time their IP address showed up, how long they were there, what they looked at, where they came from, and where they went on their way out.

 

The data is so good you could take it to court if you needed to :)

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) over 9 years ago

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