Category Archives: Graphics

Older Examples UnEarthed!

HEY! Cool! I just found an old document I created to show off some creations I had accumulated at the time.  Old Design Examples. These are from various projects, jobs and programs. a lot of it was Photoshop. Some of it was 3D Studio Max, some of it was Illustrator. Some of it was video created via 3D Studio Max. Some of it was in Macromedia Flash. some of it was in Poser 3D. Some of it was to show off XSL pulling XML from a file, in Real-time on a webpage. I have some logo design there. Some of it was animated through Adobe ImageReady. Some of it was GUIs that went into government projects. I am so glad I kept it! It is nice to go back and see a good sampling of it all. Good times. I am including a graphic which shows a sample of what is in the file.

Samples of the Samples doc
Here are samples of what you’ll find in the Word document linked to above.

Drip Campaigns

A residential Internet lead is typically 6-8 months from buying a home. Therefore the agent’s follow up needs to be at least 6-8 months long, or they will never make any money. I use 1 email a week for the first month, one every two weeks for two months and then the rest of a year once a month. Of course, commercial leads would have a different and varying time table. Here are some of the pieces I am currently sending out.

Fliers

There are two spellings of Flier. I have looked it up and it is slightly more preferred to use Flier instead of Flyer.

Here are some fliers I have have created recently.

Tom Taylor

Graphic Design

I started learning art and graphic design in 1985. I started working with Photoshop at version 2.5. It is at version 13 now. I have used other programs of course. Adobe Illustrator, Flash, GIMP and whatever else came along. But Photoshop is a verb for a reason. It is the standard for professionals. This post is a bit more visual than wordy, so let’s get to it!

I am in the middle of a content revamp for Virginiabeachresidence.com. Google has made it clear that they dislike thin content. Part of rich content are images obviously. so each neighborhood page gets it’s own image. Here are just a few.

 

Here is an infographic I made that encourages people to buy instead of rent.

I have painted the URL onto some cars using Photoshop. Sometimes I get people asking if I really painted a car like this.

Virginia Beach Charger
Virginia Beach Charger

I create my own email signatures which market homes and neighborhoods.

Virginia Beach Neighborhoods Map
Virginia Beach Neighborhoods Map
Duplexes For sale In Virginia Beach
Duplexes For sale In Virginia Beach

I have even done stuff for my dentist!

Virginia Beach Dentist
Virginia Beach Dentist

I do logos

Virginia Beach Residence
Virginia Beach Residence
Woodbridge Residence
Woodbridge Residence

 

Tom Taylor In Virginia Beach
Tom Taylor In Virginia Beach

Check out the Fliers post for more examples of graphic design.

Thank you!

Tom Taylor

New Pinterest Strategy

Pinterest Board - Virginia Beach Neighborhooods

I have stumbled across a great reuse of content that I am excited about! I have heard of people actually getting traffic from Pinterest, I realized I am creating great new content for the pages and that I need to re-purpose the content and therefor leverage it to the hilt! Check out my new Pinterest board, Virginia Beach Neighborhoods. I have been taking time to make all these images and taking time to add valuable content to the site. I have copied a piece of the content and the image to the Pinterest board. This will make the Pinterest board more valuable on Google and more valuable to users. Thank goodness, Pinterest provides a LINK from the content to the page it was pinned from! So it is yet another vote for my site in Google! And cross promoting in blogs and other media are votes for the Pinterest board in Google. and the pagerank (Larry Page Rank)  trickles down to my money site, Virginiabeachresidence.com.

Onsite SEO

Hello! Tom Taylor here! Here is my new page strategy. Google, on April 24th of 2012, revamped their algorithm in a way that “punishes” sites with thin content. If we don’t have good, rich content on the page, then the page will no longer be allowed to rank for competitive keywords. so I have over 1200 pages with fairly thin content that are having a much harder time ranking for the keywords they are targeting. So, to get Google’s attention, I am revamping all the content. While I am at it, I am adding things of value to consumers to build authority with them and make it more likely that they will register for the website.

Page Strategy at Virginia Beach Residence

Google is also starting to pay attention to social media signals. So the good content may convince people to share the page. and I make it easier for them to do with the social media share bar that is persistent and at the bottom of the page.

Social Media Sharing on Virginia Beach Residence

Check out the actual Blackwater page here.