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Google Alerts - Staying "Alerted"

 Have you ever wondered how other people find your Blog when you have written a post about them?  How do they do that?  I used to ask myself this question all the time.  Many of the comments on my Blog lately have asked me, "Where do you come up with all this stuff?"  This post reveals the secret to finding out all the information you ever wanted, or needed to know, that is ever posted anywhere on the Internet.  You can have any information come to you, instead of you going out and trying to find it, or maybe missing out, and never even seeing it all-together.

 As many of you may, or may not know, I just traveled to Arizona to see my father who is 82 years old.  His name is Gunner Andersohn, and he is the oldest living Andersohn in the Country right now.  He is very ill, so I had to leave town for a few days to be by his side.  He is doing OK for the time being, and is in much better spirits now.  Getting back on track here (sorry), while I was away, another Active Rain member wrote a post that included me in their Blog.  Then another Blogger wrote a post outside the rain, using my name on his Blog too.  How do I know this? 

 Google has a tool that will email you if and when "Key Words" or "Phrases" are picked up by their search engine.  I use Google Alerts to run my name to see if anything new is ever posted.  The first was a post by David and Kirstin Small(Thanks you guys)  I would have never known if it weren't for this great tool that Google provides for free.  The second was by DeansGuide, it was posted outside the Active Rain Network. (Great Post Dean) Again, Google Alerts picked up both of these posts, and informed me via my email.

 You can use Google Alerts to report back "anything" to you by email, you just need to join, and then add your alerts.  I also use "Real Estate Technology" and "New Real Estate Tools" as just a few of my keywords or phrases.  There are quite a few others I use as well that have been very helpful to me in serving the community, my clients and other AR members.  Be careful what you ask Google to search for and "Alert" you, you will get it, and if you put in a word or topic that is common, you'll be inundated with Google Alert emails.  You can also check out the Google Guide for a ton of great information.

 Some other handy uses for Google Alerts would be for monitoring a developing news story, keeping current on a competitor or industry, getting the latest on a celebrity or event, or even keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams and shopping sales.  Create an alert for just about anything you can think of.  What do you want to track in your area?  You can also sign in to manage your alerts if you need to.  Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Google Alerts.

 You can begin using Google Alerts right away by going to THEIR WEBSITE.  Use this tool to help you and your business.  I would suggest starting off by just using your own name.  Maybe even your company name.  Start out easy and then build your way to being informed about any topic, person, or subject matter you desire.  I have found this to be one of my most helpful tools, and in so many ways.  Don't miss out on Google Alerts, now YOU'VE been ALERTED! :-)

After I completed this post on "Staying Alert", I did a search to see if others had seen or used Google Alerts!  WOW! Check it out! 

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Comment balloon 73 commentsBrad Andersohn • September 03 2007 12:10AM

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Brad - I have been using Google alerts for about  year. They are also a great resource for Blog topics when you just can't think of something to write about.
Posted by Paula Henry, Realtor - Indianapolis Real Estate - 317-605-4174 (Home to Indy Team @ HomeSmart Realty Group) over 12 years ago
Paula - what an awesome idea! I had never thought of that, but I have so much to write already!  I'll need to get that out of my system first! LOL! Thanks for sharing that!  I've only been using it the past few months...man, I thought I was ahead of the game! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago

Hello, Brad!  I'm so glad to hear that your dad is ok.  Say, does your family have anything to do with Anderson's Pea Soup Restaurant?  I just love pea soup.  :)

I signed up for Google Alert a few days ago but I think I put in the wrong keywords.  (I always say that my phone is broken when it's not ringing).  LOL  Your blogs are always informative and helpful with easy to follow instructions.  Thank you for being a great contributor to AR.

Posted by Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties) over 12 years ago
Yolanda - thank you.  In regards to the pea soup, I love it, but no relation. Our name is spelled Andersohn.

The phone is not broken, it's just unplugged! LOL! My contributions are to my friends like you who just happen to be on AR!  AR is nothing without it's members, and I am proud that you and I are one of those! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
I have heard about this but I have not yet tried it. I will look into it.Thanks for posting.
Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 12 years ago
I just got a Google alert, so I had to come make sure you weren't talking bad about us!!  Just kidding..... This really is a great tool.  It's like having a cyber big brother!
Posted by Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (RE/MAX Southern Shores) over 12 years ago

Brad -  First of all....glad to hear your dad is doing better! We will keep your family in our prayers! Great post as always. We have been using Google Alerts but you just gave us some ideas to add to our alerts. Thanks for the tips and glad to have you back!!!  P.S. Thanks for the really nice things you said about us on your associates list!

Posted by Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro (RE/MAX All Pro) over 12 years ago

Brad, I have been using Google Alerts for many terms. It is interesting when your name pops up in a comment and you find out about it. Lately, I have not been getting as many from my activerain blog ? I proposed this question to members only last week. No one seemed to know why not ? Do you ?

I set them all to comprehensive and they are all working fine. I Google Alert my name, plus Ann Arbor real estate, real estate leads, blogs about ann arbor etc. The real estate leads sends me so many ( lots of them from activerain bloggers  ) It is starting to fill up my email so I may have to delete it.

I'm glad your dad is doing better and I'm sure your visit was a real lift in his spirits.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 12 years ago
Gita - once you try it, you'll wonder how you ever got by without it! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Brad Thank you I will start using Google Alerts,  You are always so helpful!! Glad your dad is in better spirits, my thoughts and prayers are still with both of you!
Posted by Darlene Wurth, Realtor/REOS (Keller Williams Select Professionals) over 12 years ago
David and Kirstin - you gotta love it!  How would you have known I included you in this post without using Google Alerts?  I am glad that you have already replied!  That means google picked up this post in less than 6 hours!  I am truly impressed.  Not with just Google, with you guys too. :-)  I know there are many who are aware of Google Alerts, but my feeling is that there are so many more that aren't.  Thanks for being "On It!"
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Brad - I have had my Google Alerts set up for quite a while and periodically I go back and tweak my keywords and phrases.  It's a wonderful tool!
Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) over 12 years ago
Rick and Lynn - first of all, thanks for your thoughts and prayers.  My family really appreciates that sincerely!!
Google Alerts is one of my favorite tools on the web, there are some really great things you can use it for, like running your city, subdivisions, associations, competitors, developments etc.  This can really help make you the expert in anything, and be the first one to know.  Love it Love it Love it!!!  Regarding the associates comment, I meant every word of it!  You guys are both Awesome!! Thank you for your comment as well, it is really appreciated!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Missy - I am not sure why you are getting less alerts.  I don't get them from the comments, only the posts. I'll have to check that out. Sorry I don't have an answer on that one. I know what you mean about the emails, I put in a couple phrases and words that just about killed my in box!!  LOL!  Dad is doing better, it's amazing what can happen to your health when your spirits are lifted.  How is your daughter doing?  I think about you and her often an still hope for her hurried recovery! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago

Darlene - thanks for your thoughts and prayers, Dad is doing better, but still needs all the prayers he can get.
I hope you find the google alerts to be as helpful as I have, it really is a great tool! Thanks again Darlene.

       Here's a picture of pops!

He says "Thanks For Your Thoughts and Prayers!" 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Carol - I think we have to tweak it on occasion just to make sure everything is working ok.  I have to go in and change phrases and keywords to be sure I'm not missing some of the topics and updates that are coming out everyday.  I have made the mistake of putting in too common of word or phrase and then having my email inbox suffer because of it.  That mistake made me the "TWEAK"! LOL! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago

Brad,

You really have your hands full now, don't you between your father and stepfather both being ill.  My heart goes out to you.

On to the topic of this blog, I wrote a similiar article back in January, What Can a Google Alert Do For You? .  There have been numerous others that I have seen since then and it still amazes me at how many people don't have a clue what a Google Alert is all about or why you would want one.

I recently got into the habit of Googling all of my clients and then setting up a Google alert with thier name.  It is a great way to keep in touch when something interesting shows up.  It also lets you know how tech savvy your clients really are...and most of mine are since they have found me, for the most part, here on the Internet.

Brad, you and your family are in my prayers,

John

PS - look to see who is once agian in the #8 slot!

Posted by John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate (Mason Real Estate) over 12 years ago
Thanks Brad.  I set up my Google Alerts just yesterday after reading a post about another AR member who was slandered on an outside blog. It pays to be alert to what others are writing about us.
Posted by Dan Forbes over 12 years ago
John - that is a fantastic idea!  See how much posts like this create awesome ideas and suggestions? Thanks for sharing that! -)  Congrats on getting back your 8th position in California on the rain. I knew you could and would do it! You Da Man!  Thanks for your personal support and prayers, you and your family are in ours as well! -)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Dan - it pays BIG TIME to know what others are saying and like John says in His comment, look at all the other potential google alerts can offer and provide. I wonder what other suggestions and ideas will come from this post! I certainly look forward to the thread this one will create.  It's great to be able to share concepts like yours with other members.  I hadn't even considered the "Slanderer" out there! LOL! Thanks Dan, I appreciate your comments always! 
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Brad - good post. I have been using google alert for a few months now. You offer some other good uses besides just your name as keywords.
Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 12 years ago
Hey! This is slick! I've been quoted by several websites around the country, yet they didn't show up just by googling my name. Love this!
Posted by Jennifer Monroe, Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte (Savvy + Company Real Estate) over 12 years ago
Bill - funny thing is...you know how I spell my last name Andersohn? Well, I just found a post in the week in review on AR, but my name was spelled "Anderson" with no "H".  Guess I Better go tweak google alert to look for that one too eh? What others have I been missing? Hmmm! :-|
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Jennifer - try it out, then come back and let me know how it works for you. If you need me to write something in a post about you, let me know and we can test it out! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago

Hi Brad,
First let me say, I send blessings and good health wishes to your Dad.

I have not been using Goggle Alert but think I will give it a try.  Thanks for useful info as always. 

Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) over 12 years ago
Brad, my thoughts are with you and your father.  Thank you for taking the time to share such great information about Google.  We can never know too much about Google, that's for sure.  BTW, I went to Berkeley and my parents lived in Orinda for a bit before settling on a vineyard in Calistoga...I have a soft spot in my heart for your area!
Posted by Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate (LKN Realty, LLC) over 12 years ago
Cynthia - Thanks, I appreciate that very much! :) I hope you'll find google alerts to be as useful as I have. It really is a great tool. Let me know what you think.
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Diane - I will be doing a post about google and all the tools that you can use in your business...watch for it!  Thanks for your kind words regarding Dad. I love the Berkeley, Orinda, and Calistoga!! The Bay Area has some awesome places to live and work. Glad you still have a place in your heart for this area. Let me know if you're ever in town, a cup of coffee would definitely be in order!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago

Hi Brad..I just ran over and signed on to google alerts! Does it just pick up from posts on blogs or articles? Or can it pick up your name being mentioned in emails? That would be too cool....especially for paranoid people like me! 

All the best to your Dad...mine is 88 and they have so few people left their spirits sink easily. It doesn't take much to cheer them up and help give them a more positive attitude!

Posted by Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire (Homequest Real Estate) over 12 years ago
Joan - you sure don't waste any time do you?! LOL!  Google Alerts will pick up anything on a Website, Blog, News Article, etc.  It will not pick up anything with your name mentioned in an email...that would be cool, but would go against every privacy policy known to mankind!!  I can totally relate to your comment about our parents spirits sinking easily, but they can be raised just as easily.  Thanks for your kind words and thoughts, I really do take them to heart! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Brad, Thanks for the info on Google and the link to Real Estate Library. I enjoy your posts and also glad your dad is doing better.
Posted by Debbie & Rick Miller, Fort Myers Beach Real Estate (Paradise Realty of SW FL LLC) over 12 years ago
Debbie $ Rick - I'm glad you liked it!  The Real Estate Library and Technology news are just a couple of the great sites out there I use to keep up with what's happening out there on the web.  I am going to post my next article on all the other things that Google can do for your business.  It is taking me quite some time and research, but it should be well worth the wait and read...humbly speaking of course! LOL!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Brad:
Thank you!  I have heard of this several times; but till now have never tried it.  I have just finished setting up a couple.
Hope Dad is getting better.
Posted by Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate (Weichert - McKenna & Vane) over 12 years ago
Bob - let me know how that works for you. Glad you finally came around! LOL! :-)  Dad is doing ok for now, thanks!!  My step Dad is going in for a triple-bypass at 7:15am Wednesday.  Gotta go take care of him now :-(
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago

Brad - I hope everything will go well with the operation, it is a amazing how these operation are now handled almost routine.

Thanks for the information on alerts, I will have to do more of that.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 12 years ago
Brad:
I do not know, is it in the water, or maybe the phase of the moon. 
Two agents here just had problem over the last week.  One fell getting out of the tub and broke her knee cap.  Aonther just yesterday had a heart catherization (sp).  I read just earlier, her on AR, one of a fellow Rainers is going in tomorrow for a trak operation.
Hope all goes well for all in the next week.
Posted by Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate (Weichert - McKenna & Vane) over 12 years ago

Brad - 

I hope your dad is doing OK.  Great pic of him.  Makes me want to reachright out and give him a hug!

I've just signed up for Google Alerts.  Never knew about it.  Thanks for keeping us in the know!

Posted by Nancy Brenner, Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent (Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc.) over 12 years ago
Brad:
Yes, I like it.  I got my first Goggle Alert this morning.
Thank you for the info.
Posted by Bob Force over 12 years ago
Jennifer - thanks, for the doc it is routine, just not for us and the patient! :)  Enjoy the "Alerts" it really is a cool thing.
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Bob - it must be the water! LOL!  Hope all goes better for the agents in your office, and for everyone out there on the "rain".  The message here I guess is we all need to take care of our health and BE CAREFUL out there!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Nancy - He's a very huggable teddy bear, just wish it didn't hurt so much for him.  Hope you'll like the Alerts, I think you will.  I am putting up a post with 19 other great tools from google today, I think you'll like that one too! Thanks Nancy, have an awesome day today!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Bob - that's awesome!!  Thanks.  Just FYI...if you comment when you're not logged in to AR, you miss out on the 25 points they offer, not that that's the most important thing, It's obvious you are not a "Driven By Points" member.  I just wasn't sure if you were aware of that or not.  I can tell you weren't logged in by your date and signature stamp.  You'll notice that your name is not a link, it's just text.  I just want you to get the points where they are well deserved.  Thanks Bob, and enjoy those alerts my friend! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Brad, you are always an amazing source of info!!!  THanks for this post!
Posted by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena CA Real Estate (Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc.) over 12 years ago
Brad, another great idea.  I'm going to look into this more and get my alerts going!  Thanks again!
Posted by David L. Britt, MBA (Platinum Realty, LLC) over 12 years ago
Irina- you are always an amazing and kind commenter!!  I love the Facebook pokes and your notes even more! Thanks for always supporting my blog and for being a great and supportive member of AR.  The kudos really should go to YOU!!!!  :-) Thanks!!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
David - don't be too alerted, but I just put up another post about the 20 google tools available for your business. It includes google alerts and 20 others you may find useful.  Always love to see your comments on my posts, thanks! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago

Cool post, Brad. I use Google Alerts all the time and have for a couple of years...my name, keywords, and so on. Pretty useful.

Jeff

PS - Glad to hear your Dad is doing better!

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 12 years ago
Jeff - thanks for commenting on this post.  I didn't realize that "Alerts" was around that long.  Now I'm feeling a little behind on the whole technology thingy! LOL!  I have used it for a while now, but not that long.  Thanks for your comment about Pops too. I haven't forgot about the Techno-meme either, just had to get these next few posts out first. Thanks Jeff, hope all is well with you. B-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago

Brad - that is twice I have learned something about Google from you this week.  Keep up the good work and best wishes to you and your Dad.

 

Posted by Ted Baker, MidFloridaMediation.com (Carmody and Associates LLC) over 12 years ago
Ted - that's almost better than a google alert! hahaha.  Glad this stuff is helpful to you, I thought I focus my blog this month on technology and tools to use in business.  Wait till you see what I do next month, this is a blast! Thanks!!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Brad..... QUESTION... WHERE DO YOU FIND THE TIME????  But Seriously, thank you for all of your input on this. What a breadth of information. Well wishes to you and your dad too.
Posted by Donna Lueder, Meridian Idaho Real Estate (Integrity Group Inc. ) about 12 years ago
Donna - Post in the early am. 6-7am then read, comment, and reply at night 10-11 or 12!  That's it...I do cheat once in awhile and run a little over, but it's always worth it!  :-) Thanks for your well wishes, very sweet!!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Thanks for the post.I think I bookmarked the other post you wrote. I will bookmark this.
Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 12 years ago
Gita - thanks for the bookmark, don't forget about it in all your other bookmarks..LOL! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Our thoughts and prayers are with your Dad - the oldest living- that is neat -
Posted by Billnulls Blog Florida Realty Professional, AHWD (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 12 years ago
Thanks you guys, I appreciate that very much, you guys are great!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

This is AWESOME!  I had no idea you could do this.

Thanks for sharing, Brad!!

Erika

Posted by Goomzee Corporation, www.goomzee.com (Goomzee Corporation) about 12 years ago

Brad, I don't know you (yet) but my best wishes are with you and your Dad. Thanks for sharing the photo of him; it was terrific that you were able to take some time and visit with him! Thanks also for the terrific info you always share on AR!

Best regards,

Sarah

Posted by Sarah Miller-Legg, It's Real Estate; Done Right! (Meridian Star Realty, LLC) about 12 years ago
Erika - glad you found this post. You'll love what Google Alerts can do for you and your business.
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Erika - glad you found this post. You'll love what Google Alerts can do for you and your business.
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Sarah - thanks for your kind comment. It was great spending some time with him, it was a renewing of his spirit and mine too!  It's an honor to share information that others find useful and valuable to their business.  I look forward to us getting to know one another better over time, Blogs, and posts and comments like these!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Brad,

I have been "Googling" a long time and use many of Googles tools already as a Webmaster and hard core techy. But I had not checked out Google Alerts.  What an awesome tool! Thank you very much for this post and "alerting" me to yet another great tool from our friends at Google.

- Chris

NotaryBids.com

Posted by Chris von Nieda (NotaryBids.com) about 12 years ago
Christopher - I love the alerts, it prompts me of so many topics and people, can't live without it now!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Brad-

I know this is an old post but I'm just now catching up on some reading since I subscribe to your post.  Thanks for passing this information along about Google Alerts, I just signed up for it and looking forward to using this new tool!

thank again for the outstanding jog that you do with all this "techno-stuff"!  You're great.  Oh, how is your dad doing by the way? 

C&M

Posted by Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple (Coldwell Banker C&C Properties) about 12 years ago

Chris and Maria - it's not really that old of a post, only 18 days!  I guess in the Blog World that is "Old". LOL!

I think you guys will love the Google Alerts tool.  It has brought me so much value, the secrets are out and now many are understanding how it can help you and keep you informed.  When used properly, it will even help get you business.  Can't give it all up here,  some things have to be kept under wraps for obvious reasons.

Lastly, Dad is doing much better now after my visit with him.  Thanks for asking and caring! You guys are awesome, I hope we can meet in person someday, would love to be able to do some business together or at least share a cup of java and a few tales.  Have a great weekend, and thanks for subscribing to my blog. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
I am going to need a week just to review all this in this blog!  I subscribed to a few of your outstanding blogs and very happy with your work!  Thanks a Ton!  Tom-
Posted by Tom Davis, FREE Delaware Homes Search!, $$ Save $$ - Find Homes! Delaware Realtor (Harrington ERA,DE Homes For Sale, $$ Save $$ Buy Today !) almost 12 years ago

Brad:

One of the interesting things I have found by using Goiogle alerts is that in some cases there are forums I particip[ate in that actually generate an alert within an hour of a post I make.  That means instant promotion on Google! 

 AWESOME

- Chris

Posted by Chris von Nieda (NotaryBids.com) almost 12 years ago
Tom - take your time and just absorb!  You'll be flying around here in no time.  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago
Chris - I have experienced the same thing before.  Often times I have been alerted that a post was written using my name in it somewhere and when I got there, I'd be the first to comment. That always blows away the author! LOL!~  I think that's what inspired me to write this post!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

I can see how that would be fun Brad LOL...got to love technology!

- Chris

Posted by Chris von Nieda (NotaryBids.com) almost 12 years ago
Chris - this is more than just fun, this can help you grow your business, know when someone is writing about you or a topic you're interested in, and even keep you informed about your competition.  These are just a few ways google alerts can help you and your business. Thanks for commenting, I truly appreciate it!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

Brad- Once again I learn more from you. I just signed up for google alerts thanks to reading your post.

My father in law just passed away last week so I want you to know I will be praying for your family and hope your Dad is feeling better real soon. I loved the picture you posted of your Dad!

I bet you got your kindness from him. Take care of yourself too!

Posted by Carol Olsen, Realtor- Oneonta NY Real Estate (RealtyUSA) almost 12 years ago
Carol - I am so sorry to hear that about your father in law.  Send your husband my sincere condolences.  My Dad is doing better now, he just needed to see me so I create a spark in him again.  He is still ill, but doing ok for now. Thanks for your comment and kind words Carol, they are very much appreciated.  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 12 years ago

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