Alan Pinstein's Blog – May 2009 Archive (4)

Seam Carving and PatchMatch (new)

If you haven't heard of Seam Carving, it's a way to easily change only the width of an image without distortion.

It can also be used to remove objects such as people, trash cans, etc. It's very cool. There are seam carving plugins available for Photoshop and other tools if you search for them.

A new tool called PatchMatch was… Continue

Added by Alan Pinstein on May 29, 2009 at 10:51pm — No Comments

TourBuzz now Syndicates via Neybor to HotPads and others!

Our Neybor automated real estate marketing product continues to improve. This week we added a few more features that are very important to TourBuzz users:


Added by Alan Pinstein on May 15, 2009 at 7:42pm — 4 Comments

TourBuzz adds support for Canonical URLs for Tours to improve SEO

We recently added support for canonical URLs for tours.

As you know there are many different links that take you to slightly different versions of the tour. However for search engine purposes it's best to just have one "preferred" (canonical) URL for a page.

Google recently added support for doing just this, and we have added support to Tourbuzz to always point Google to the main branded tour.

For more information, read this… Continue

Added by Alan Pinstein on May 5, 2009 at 10:09am — No Comments

Why home values may take decades to recover

I've been studying the real estate industry for about 6 years now. I started getting a bit skeptical of the market being overheated at that time when I was condo shopping. I ultimately decided not to buy because I thought prices were too high.

After that, I intently studied the financial indicators of the real estate industry, trying to find all of the ones relevant to determining if there is a housing bubble or not. I was particular interested in this because of our Showcase Web… Continue

Added by Alan Pinstein on May 3, 2009 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

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