Rightmove UK v3.0 XML datafeed -latest project for a property company

Just wanted to update you on our latest Project  for a Property company.

This project is related to the Rightmove UK v3.0 datafeed.

We are building a Windows service will extract data from a property table in our database, construct a Rightmove v3.0 BLM file (delimited text file) and package this with images referenced in the table to a ZIP file and deploy to a folder ready for transport to the RightMove FTP site.

The service will be configurable on:

1. The number of packages that are created for deployment ie there may be multiple locations we wish to send the BLM+image package
2. How often and when the service runs each day.


Deliverables include:

1. Windows installer for service
2. Full instructions for use
3. Fully annotated source code and build instructions


To assist future development, C# is the preferred language, and VS 2010 ASP.net the very latest version of ASP.net  is being used.

Update:!!! attcahed is the documentation we produced for this service

chwet RightMove Export Service V1.0.docx (20.19 kb)

Latest customer endorsement!

Latest customer endorsement! 

 

 "You have come up with great ideas, solved problems and got things done. Which I have been very impressed with.

This has been such a stressful time and I have dealt with some right untrustworthy, unreliable, plonkers and I am a little weary. Although I know you are different but you have caught me at the end of a very long, bumpy and costly road, I only wished I met you at the beginning! However, I have to say thus far you have been great and I just wanted to say thank you for helping me finally achieve my dream."

 

Rebecca

www.iamtheagent.com

 

 

The Ken Burns Effect

The Ken Burns technique is a popular name for a type of effect used in video production from still imagery.

We recently used this in a new site http://www.coffrage-isolant-france.com/coffrage_isolant_beton_proprietaires.aspx

We used this with little regard of the history or orgin of the name. Our decison was based purely on the visual effect.

The Ken Burns Effect, named after the American documentary maker Ken Burns, is the technique of embedding still photographs in movies, displayed with slow zooming and panning effects, and fading transitions between them. The zooming and panning across photographs gives the feeling of motion, and keeps the viewer visually entertained.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkZo7kqpd14

 

Creating a blog in your existing site that feeds into your social networks automatically.

We wanted to share our blogging software and Strategy with you..

We are doing this on a few sites for a few customers and wanted to spread the word.

What’s a blog?

Blogs mean many things to many people...

We like to think of them as news..... interesting content that people wish to read and which can be used to promote your current products and services.

In this “social networked era” it’s all about spreading the word on as many platforms as efficiently as possible.

What are we doing?

Basically we are integrating a customized blog package into existing sites to sit seamlessly in the site so it looks like part of the site.

Any articles written then automatically feed out into Facebook and other Social network sites for maximum exposure and minimum effort.

Customers using our newsletter software find that the story also feeds into their inbox and that they can optionally send out this story to their subscribers at the push of a button.

Like most of the good things in life It’s actually quite simple but quite nifty .

To see an example n check out what we have done on our site at

www.theithelper.com/blog

and our Face book  page at

http://www.facebook.com/pages/ithelper/186373674950?v=app_2347471856

Why put my blog on my existing site.. Isn’t having it on a new URL better?

A lot of people advocate having a Blog on another URL and pointing links back to your main site.. In our research and experience this is 9 times out of ten the wrong approach to take.

Indeed we are not alone..Founder of SEOmoz, a very authoritative and respected SEO blog, had this to say

 “Hosting your blog on a different domain from your primary site is one of the worst mistakes you can make. A blog on your domain can attract links, attention, publicity, trust and search rankings — by keeping the blog on a separate domain, you shoot yourself in the foot. From worst to best, your options are — Hosted (on a solution like Blogspot or WordpPress), on a unique domain (at least you can 301 it in the future), on a subdomain (these can be treated as unique from the primary domain by the engines) and as a sub-section of the primary domain (in a subfolder or page – this is the best solution).”

It appears that the overwhelming consensus among the experts in SEO is that to achieve the optimal SEO benefits from your blog, you should host it in a subdirectory rather than a subdomain.

Read more: http://www.hyperarts.com/blog/blog-hosting-external-subdomain-subdirectory-best-seo/#ixzz0abV6xbTC

What else

Call us or comment on this article... This is easier to set up than you would think and we’d be happy to talk your through the process or answer any questions.