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Search for your next apartment at a Facebook page

BJB Properties Facebook

BJB Properties, one of our advertisers, recently added an apartment search tab to its Facebook page. The search couldn’t be easier: select a neighborhood and apartment size and see a near real-time report of what’s available and what the rent is. You’ll find an equally-simple search facility at the company’s website. If you’re skeptical of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 1, 2014

Will you be YoChicago’s 2,000th Twitter follower?

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The majority of our approximately 60,000 unique visitors each month find something that interests them on YoChicago via Google search. We’ve tried to make it easy for you to find us where you want to. We have more than 13,000 photos available on Flickr. Our nearly 2,500 videos at YouTube have attracted more than 2,100 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 1, 2013

YoChicago approaches 2,000 followers on YouTube, Twitter

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Many of our visitors would rather learn about what’s new here by following us on Twitter or subscribing to our videos on YouTube rather than going directly to YoChicago. If that’s your preference, visit our YouTube channel and Twitter feed to get started. You can, of course, also find us at Facebook. As of yesterday ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 14, 2013

How life’s lived in renovated vintage apartments

1215 W Diversey Chicago

BJB Properties, one of our sponsors, owns and manages dozens of newer and recently-renovated vintage apartment buildings in prime Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Lake View and Rogers Park locations. BJB recently invited its residents to submit photos of their apartments to a prize competition. You can see some of the many submissions at BJB’s Facebook ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 6, 2013
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Streeterville apartments, ranked by Facebook Likes

Streeterville Chicago

If you search for Streeterville apartment building Facebook pages at Facebook, you may miss half of them. Google search is a more reliable way to find the pages. There are 11 apartment buildings in Streeterville, and 8 of them have a Facebook page. The Streeterville building Facebook pages average 172 Likes, compared to an average ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 3, 2013

YoChicago traffic up sharply in 2012

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According to Google Analytics, the number of unique visitors to YoChicago during 2012 was up 24.7% over 2011, and 86.8% over 2010. We reached more than 400,000 unique visitors last year, two-thirds of whom visited for the first time. YoChicago’s most popular features, after its home page, were (in order) our Guides, Neighborhood pages, Apartment ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 2, 2013

YouTube substantially expands YoChicago’s audience reach

YoChicago YouTube demographics

According to our server logs, YoChicago reached 37,200 unique visitors in October, and 352,679 unique visitors in the year ending October 31. Our direct audience is only a part of our reach: we have a presence on Flickr, Facebook, Twitter and other websites. Our largest audience outside of YoChicago is accounted for by the nearly ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 17, 2011

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Our analytics say that only 20% of our 40K+ unique monthly readers come directly to our site. Roughly 30% is from sites that pick up YoChicago news and video and refer readers back to us. 45% of people find us in the search engines (that’s why our clients like us). And the rest subscribe to ...

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Posted by on June 12, 2011

RentJuice automates Facebook spam for rental bedbugs

RentJuice Facebook widget

Today’s e-mail brings the following news release from RentJuice : RentJuice, the online platform developed by real estate insiders that connects prospective renters, brokers and property managers to each other in real-time, today unveiled an unparalleled, dynamic social media widget called Lease Locator for Facebook. Lease Locator allows potential renters to search real-time property listings ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 19, 2011