Weekend Links, June 4: Tumbling Tips, the Truth About Walmart, and How to Train Your Penguin


By Colin Ryan

Industry News

“Wow, I can’t believe it’s already June!” Sound familiar? We agree, which is why we’re content to live in the past just a little while longer. Here are a few of our favorite links from last weekend’s web.

The Beginner’s Guide to Tumblr [Mashable]

Christine Erickson shows Tumblr neophytes how to create and curate on the popular blogging platform, with advice for navigating, customizing, and connecting with others.

Recovering from an Over Optimization Penalty – A True Story [SEOmoz]

Google’s most recent update, Penguin, has forced SEOs to rethink their tactics for getting their sites ranked, and some have taken a bigger hit than others. Nick Eubanks explains how his site was penalized, and what he did to recover.

These Brands Are Doing Amazing Things With Instagram [Business Insider]

A look at who’s leading their industry on the popular photo-sharing service, from clothing and apparel, to professional sports, to adult entertainment. (Really.)

How to Use Social Media for Employee Referrals [Mashable]

One of the keys to running a successful business is building and maintaining a strong team, and nowhere is this truer than in the real estate profession. Kes Thygesen explains how you can turn your existing social media presence into a recruiting powerhouse.

Walmart: “Good” for Property Values, Still Bad for Agents [The Placester Blog]

A new study suggests that the Walmart increases, rather than decreases, the value of nearby homes. But is this the full story? To find out, we look at some key questions that study fails to answer.

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