There’s a blog called “The Future of Real Estate Marketing” that discusses real estate marketing, the impact of the internet, Web 2.0 and blogging on the real estate industry. I can’t tell who it’s by, but it’s interesting so far, in its short life. Anyway, they had an article entitled “Is advertising going to be Zillow’s downfall?” that appeared last week. It asked the question do the ads on Zillow run the risk of compromising its usability?
Lots of pop-up ads, ads that follow your cursor, ads with sounds, etc….
I guess they weren’t the only ones who noticed and complained.
Mike McDevitt, Director of Business Development over at Zillow made a post on the Zillow blog basically apologizing for the obnoxious ads and (sort of) promising not to feature those again.
Apparently, we do not blog in a vacuum.
So far, no one’s particularly fascinated with what I have to say this week, but I did get an honorable mention in “Prikbord” with a link to my website. So far, my Unusual Homes page has received 514 hits, but I’m not quite sure if the reviews are good or bad, as it appears to be in Dutch…. Can anyone out there read this? The same page was visited over 200 times from a mention in X-Stage. I think this is in Russian. If you hover over the words “visit Outoja taloja“, it directs one to my Unusual Homes section on Seattle Dream Homes. I’ve also been “dug” at Digg, but only about 36 times. I’d feel bad about the low number of hits, but I’ve had over 1000 visits from Milk and Cookies. Weird!