Ratings and Reviews – Oversaturation or Maturation?

Posted by - Apr 8, 2015

Sometimes, the genius of something is how simple and unique it is. Take Flappy Birds for instance. Although it wasn’t an immediate success, it sat in general ambiguity for 4 months before it exploded, it created an entire genre of game. It’s no longer available in the app stores but its legacy lives on in

Claimed Google Local listings bug. Are your claimed listings affected?

Posted by - Feb 1, 2013

Google Places is the quickest way to gain exposure for your properties in the Google search engine. It’s free and if you want to edit these free listings, all you have to do is claim them as yours. After that, just get your listing looking right with the correct categories and relevant content, and it’s

Information freedom: why you should smash those corporate silos

Posted by - Jul 13, 2012

Let me tell you a sad story. The story begins in a meeting room, where a group of people are sitting around and chatting about a document. In its current form, the document doesn’t allow for new processes and needs to be changed. Over gallons of coffee and chocolate, they decide that multiple documents need

What the acquisition of Satisfacts means for ApartmentRatings.com

Posted by - Jul 9, 2012

Just before Wade Hewitt, Vice President of Apartmentratings.com spoke at the Apartment Internet Marketing Conference back in April, I was the guy in the back of the room, holding a bag of rotten tomatoes, with my hand fully loaded, ready to toss. “Apartmentratings.com in this very room! Can you believe our luck? As an industry,

Bill & Peggy’s Excellent Social Adventure

Posted by - Jul 2, 2012

This is a combo post written by Bill Szczytko and Peggy Hale: We weren’t fortunate enough to travel to Boston for NAA this year. Honestly, watching our Facebook friends post status updates about their travel and arrival at Logan Airport, photos from hotel room windows with great views (like Israel Carunungan’s) and not so great

Multifamily in transition: The future of the ILS

Posted by - Apr 13, 2012

Ask Rent.com, Callsource, Lead Tracking Solutions, Vaultware, RentWiki, and MyNewPlace what the past year has been like. Mergers, acquisitions, and rebranding have been the theme. The top of the sales funnel has never seen such turmoil before. Change. It’s a sign of evolution within the industry. RentWiki represents a good case study. Back in 2009,

What McDonald’s and a violin can teach you about customer perceptions

Posted by - Jan 30, 2012

“You are only as wise as others perceive you to be” ~M. Shawn Cole On the morning of Friday, January 12, a colorless man emerged from the metro at L’Enfant Plaza station in downtown DC wearing jeans, a t-shirt and a baseball cap. He found a spot near a trash can and withdrew a violin

Happy Birthday BSitko.com! The dawning of a new era 2012 style…

Posted by - Jan 6, 2012

I’m glad you’re here. Been busy today? Here – have a cupcake. I baked them myself. It’s my birthday you know. Not the man behind the curtain’s no, no… his birthday was weeks ago. It’s my birthday – BSitko.com! I turn one. Aren’t you happy? Last year around this time, the curtain man typed his

The 2011 Best of BSitko.com

Posted by - Dec 22, 2011

It’s amazing to think that this blog is nearly a year old. I’ve written far more words than I could have imagined writing back in January. This year I’ve created lots of conversation, turned some people off, and maybe… just maybe…inspired others. Here’s a list of the top stuff that people have read on this