Archive for January, 2009 Directory Overrun by Realtors

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

A couple months back launched a local directory of professionals that extended to things like painters, landscapers, and various other contractors in the home improvement market. An obvious move for Zillow and expanding its reach in localized internet traffic. So I wanted to check back on the site after a bit and see how it was working and if it might be a worthwhile site to recommend to some of my local search clients, since I do a fair bit of website design and search marketing for contractors.

It’s a Spam Fest for Real Estate Agents

If you go to any large US city, take LA, Las Vegas, Chicogo or Houston for example, then search the professional directory for maybe a painter or a plumber and you see a pile of realtors dominating the listings. It appears its easy for a realtor to add tags to their profile to include other categories and many are taking advantage of it.


A CSS Sticky Footer that Works in 2009 (Chrome too)

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

UPDATE: This sticky footer solution has been updated since the launch of Internet Exploder 8. More recent blog post about it is here. Most the typical problems some people encounter are the same and many have been discussed in the comments below on this post. If you are having problems there is a good chance you’ll find your solution below from someone else who ran into similar issues.

For those that don’t know a sticky footer is a footer that sticks to the bottom of the browser window when the content area is too short to push it down on its own. Having a footer float part way up the page can look like poor design on some sites.

A working solution that actually makes the footer stick to the bottom of the page can be found here.