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Graphicline: A Web Management and Desk Top Publishing Company in South Africa
What is IDXPro.com
IDXPro is a Multi Listing Real Estate tool from www.idxpro.com for Estate Agents. Realtors can embed the tool in their websites, giving clients access to a comprehensive list of available properties.
IDXPro is one many MLS search tools available to realtors. I am not a USA based realtor, so I cannot compare the quality of the service of any of these search facilities, however, a client who is a realtor in California considers the service excellent (apart from one unfortunate aspect – below).
So why am I writing about this MLS utility? Firstly, I am working on the mentioned clients website. Secondly, IDXPro has a free WordPress Widget. Thirdly, and most importantly there is one problem with the service realtors intending to use this MLS must know about before parting with cash for subscription fees.
Problem with IDXPro.com Multi Listing Service
IDXPro will not serve the embedded search utility to regions outside of a very selected approved list! Read the rest of this entry
Panda 2.5 – Free Help for South African Bloggers
If you are a South African based Small business entrepreneur, and your wordpress.com blog site has taking a severe traffic drop as a result of Google Panda 2.5, I can possibly help.
To help these SME’s I am making the resources of my company Graphicline.co.za available with a PRO BONO offer to help move your blog to a self hosted domain.
The only way you have a realistic chance of recovering is to move your blog site to your own domain. I fully realise many of you do not have the technical skills to do this without help. The process of setting up a WordPress CMS is simple to us web people, but complicated for the uninitiated.
Transferring an existing site poses additional challenges. WordPres.com happines engineers will do this for you for a fee, to one of their partner hosting services. For South Africans, a .co.za domain is cheaper than a dot-com or other international domain, and not necessary for those of us conducting business in South Africa – When a visitor sees .co.za they know straight away this is a South African web site, a dot-com could be anywhere in the world.
Having a self hosted WordPress site gives the advantage of total control over the site structure, with the long-term benefits of making your site (blog) as Google friendly as possible.
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Creating Web Content by Dictation
Using ones voice to create content for websites and blogs opens doors for business executives to provide a ready stream of new and fresh content for their company website and blogs.
Content can be recorded using one of the many dictation devices available, or even a smart phone, pda, or many ordinary cell phones. Business people who don’t have time to add written content to websites can simply give their voice recordings to a transcriptionist, who will convert the spoken words to text. The text is then provided to the website content manager or even the company’s in house web operator. Result – new content on the site.
Consider the web site content that can be prepared; product reviews, descriptive articles, news releases and more.
Voice Dictation for Web Content Service:
Graphicline today launched the pilot of a new service turning voice dictation into web site content with a product overview outlining the benefits of using a comprehensive voice dictation for web site content creation A collaborative effort with Intelligent Verbatim’s transcription service offers a full spectrum web content management system for business clients. Customers can send their recording in any of the standard audio formats (e.g. mp3, wma, aiff, wav) to Graphicline (Johannesburg) or Intelligent Verbatim (Cape Town).
The supplied audio will be transcribed, optimised for keyword useage and edited if required, then returned to the customer for approval. Once the final text copy is accepted, Graphicline will add it the clients website or blog along with any required graphics.
This product is the first of an upcoming range from Graphicline’s Holistic Web Management Service.