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I was going to explain the use of hashtags on the different social media platforms . . . then I ran across a bunch of these funny Jimmy Fallon videos and had to share one . . . #FunnyGuysOnHashtags!  Watching this won't help you use hashtags better, but it will give you some laughs.

10 More Websites with FREE Images For Your Blog Posts

Here are links to more FREE images for your blog posts.  Some of the photos on these sites are pretty spectacular.

These sites all have photos to use restriction free and do not require attribution.  However, be sure to check each site for any use restrictions and copyrights before using, as their requirements may have changed.  Don't take my word for it.  FREE turns into very expensive if you get into trouble for infringing on photographers' rights.

I'll post additional links for you when I get a chance.  In the meantime, check these out.

Start Using These 4 Facebook Business Page Features Now

Facebook has become a necessary and valuable part of a sound web marketing strategy.  You should (at minimum) have a Facebook Business Page that is set up in an optimal way, and you should be sharing your blog posts (linking users to your website), as well as posting interesting, helpful and fun real estate related content to your Page.  You should also be interacting with your Friends and Fans by Liking, Sharing and Commenting on their posts . . . being 'social'.

Here are a few not-so-well-known features of Facebook that you should learn about and start using.

1. Set Up The Call-to-Action Button
The Call-to-Action button is located on the cover photo section of your page (see image). The current choices are Shop Now, Sign Up, Book Now, Contact Us, Use App, Play Game and Watch Video.  Click on the CTA button and follow the instructions.  Most real estate brokerages use the 'Contact Us' feature to direct users to their website.

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