August 22, 2010

Please be sure to vote for Burbed today! Last few days!

UPDATE 8/22: Last few days! It’s the final stretch! If you haven’t voted already, keep voting! Thanks!

UPDATE 8/18: Whoa… Burbed is now behind at a 35.9, while the leader is at 36.1%. If you haven’t voted already, please vote. Try a different browser if you’re having trouble.

[This is a Sticky Post] Thanks to the folks who nominated this site! Be sure to vote!

San Francisco Real Estate

Zillow People’s Choice Best Real Estate Blog Award Guidelines – August 11 to August 25

Contest period: Voting opens at 12:01 a.m. (all times Pacific Time) on August 11, 2010, and closes at 11:59 a.m. on August 25, 2010.

Who can vote:  Everyone is eligible to vote. One vote per person per 24-hour period.

Comments (72) -- Posted by: burbed @ 10:30 am

72 Responses to “Please be sure to vote for Burbed today! Last few days!”

  1. Gallileo Says:

    Gonna be tough to beat–which is a terrific blog–but snark beats serious every time, so you have my vote.

  2. sonarrat Says:

    Burbed is in the lead!

  3. nomadic Says:

    Cool – you’ve got my vote. I took a quick peek at the ones currently in 2nd & 3rd place and they look boring!

  4. SEA Says:

    Vote once every day (24-hour period)!

    “Contest period: Voting opens at 12:01 a.m. (all times Pacific Time) on August 11, 2010, and closes at 11:59 a.m. on August 25, 2010.

    Who can vote: Everyone is eligible to vote. One vote per person per 24-hour period.

    Prize: One winner from each designated city will receive: (i) a year-long link to the winning blog from Zillow’s local overview page for the city where the blog is based; and (ii) a “best real estate blog” badge graphic to place on their winning blog.”

  5. nomadic Says:

    If burbed wins, then I guess he has to keep this thing going for another year. Is that like getting a white elephant?

  6. madhaus Says:

    Second Prize: Two-year long link and two badge graphics.

  7. madhaus Says:

    Burbed is still ahead! Vote early and often!

    Thank you, we have already counted your vote. 6.5% 6.5% 0% 22.6% 3.2% 5.4% 14% 40.9% 0% 1.1% 0%
    Return To Poll

    What the hell is At least I’ve heard of most of these other pretenders.

  8. Mole Man Says:

    Alain de Botton has some great stuff on status anxiety–also a TED talk that stands out. *golf clap*

  9. R Says:

    Got my vote.

  10. Joe Says:

    Voted twice, will vote again tomorrow. Let’s make Burbed #1!

  11. Alex Says:

    burbed down to 37%.

    At this rate, I’m going to have to reduce my offer for this web site to $40.

  12. nomadic Says:

    Dudes, dudettes and all other readers, burbed is losing ground to the “luba” site. That so-called blog hasn’t even had a new post for six freakin’ weeks. (Not to mention it’s run by a Realtor (TM). Ugh.) We can’t lose to that! C’mon, be a sport and vote for burbed again. Then again on your iPhone or Droid, and again on your computer at home… 😉

  13. Petsmart groomer Says:

    35% for burbed, 32% for lubasf… The realtor connection shows its strength.

  14. Alex Says:

    I can’t believe you numbnuts are allowing some dumbass realtor’s website to catch up to us. Freaking communists!

  15. madhaus Says:

    There’s no realtor connection. She’s obviously spoofing the system by deleting cookies or something. Why would anyone want to see a realtor’s site beat all those others that actually serve a useful purpose?

  16. nomadic Says:

    No realtor connection?

    L u b a . M u z i c h e n k o
    Zephyr Real Estate
    DRE License #01768716

    (Didn’t want a search to lead here. Do the spaces help? I’m computer illiterate in that regard.)
    The page headline says it’s written by a “local SF” realtard.

  17. Tuno Says:

    wow, I am a web moron. It took me three tries to find out that clicking on the sticky box (a new term for me!) only brought up the voting options if I waited patiently. I was wondering why I kept just getting an irrelevant Zillow site.

    Burbed, you got my vote. and you’ll keep getting my vote. and I grew a new neuron, today.

  18. nomadic Says:

    lol, Tuno. That page does take FOREVER to load sometimes. I gave up on my phone. The MacBook took awhile on the first try. The other two… 😛

  19. madhaus Says:

    I can’t vote on either of my phones. Must be flash or something.

    #16 I didn’t explain myself well. When I said “there’s no realtor connection” I meant there is no reason why other realtors would vote for this one. It’s not a particularly compelling site, especially when you see what it’s up against. I’d much rather something like SocketSite or Front Steps won over a realtard.

    Given how fast the numbers have shot up in the last couple of days, she’s sure getting a lot of VOTES but I doubt she has a lot of PEOPLE doing them.

  20. nomadic Says:

    #19, I think you’re right. Lots of votes and she doesn’t even have a note about the poll posted on her waste of a site.

    Burbed is losing as of this morning, 37 to 34%.

  21. SEA Says:

    Never, ever question the insanity behind the motives of some REALTORs.

    Certainly I see no reason that blog would get votes. There are other blogs that I could see getting a good number of votes, but not that one.

    Who knows what’s going on, but maybe it’s another “Look at me, I’m a big REALTOR; my blog was voted “BEST BLOG.”

    My guess is the votes are not about the quality of the blog.

  22. SEA Says:

    “Thank you for voting! 34.6% 37.9%”

    Also make sure it says, “Thank you for voting!” on top. If you don’t wait the full 24 hours, it’ll say “Thank you, we have already counted your vote.”

  23. Gallileo Says: doesn’t have a plug to vote for her on her blog, but she does have one on her facebook page.

    Come on people, her blog is lame compared to

    Vote early, vote often.

  24. lebowski Says:

    Vote burbed, a vote for freedom, and double rainbows, and coffee

  25. Alex Says:

    That other web site must have a bunch of maggots doing her bidding.

  26. madhaus Says:

    Something isn’t right about her posting on her FB page asking people to vote for her blog “Even though the real estate blog is on hiatus, it’s still been nominated as one of San Francisco’s best! Go on over and VOTE!!!!!”

    How tacky. Anyone want to guess who nominated her site?

    We cannot let this happen! Vote vote vote, get your family and friends to vote, make sure your co-workers vote, tell them about this wonderful site and tell them it’s for a good cause: preventing a self-promoting Realtard from gaming an award she clearly doesn’t deserve.

    Nothing personal, Luba. 🙂 I just don’t like your blog. I have this thing about fresh content.

  27. nomadic Says:

    madhaus, if you have more than one browser on your computer you could vote again today…

  28. Alex Says:

    This realtard is pissing me off. Typical realtard trying to game the system. Just for that, I’m going to use every computer I can get my hands on at work tomorrow and vote for burbed.

    Take that, bizatch!

  29. madhaus Says:

    #27, I got three browsers on this computer alone. 😀 I think my husband and kids need to start voting too, and maybe they each will have a few new browsers installed. Plus I got some old computers in the garage.

    Has anyone tried voting from another account on a Windows machine? Might be worth a try to see how many accounts for each of your guppies you can set up.

    Not that I would ever suggest gaming a stupid internet poll like that realtard would!

  30. nomadic Says:

    I thought I had three also but Chrome is fubared and I’m not inclined to re-download it. I do have a MacBook at my feet though.

  31. Petsmart groomer Says:

    Just delete and disable cookies.

  32. nomadic Says:

    Too easy. Don’t want to. 😛

  33. madhaus Says:

    I removed some cookies but I guess they are hiding some. I really don’t want to blow away ALL of them.

  34. Petsmart groomer Says:

    Just start Firefox on the command line with “firefox -ProfileManager”, create a new profile and disable cookies. Your other profile will be left untouched.

  35. nomadic Says:

    Or just go to Tools, Options, Privacy Tab, Show Cookies and delete the one under Zillow named “PD_poll_3562436”

    Just one. But that would be cheating and the caliber of the regulars on here wouldn’t do such a thing! Really people, we can win on our own.

  36. Alex Says:

    Removing the cookies won’t help.

    I only have 20 computers at work I can use 🙂

  37. mike Says:

    we’re currently ahead by 10.0%.

    when i voted it increased from 31.8% to 42.0%.
    so 1 vote is roughly equal to 0.2%.

    that means we’re up by about 50 votes (and there have been about 500 votes total).

  38. shhhhh it's madhaus Says:

    Just run your browser in private mode, and another vote is Noooooooooo Problem.

  39. Joe Says:

    Burbed is up to 45.4%!

  40. maryjane Says:

    Burbed is at 50%!

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  43. Alex Says:

    I recruited people to vote 🙂

  44. maryjane Says:

    Listen to madhaus. Open up a bottle of wine, put on some music and keep Burbed ahead. It’s noooo problem.

  45. SEA Says:

    Burbed has the best readers!

  46. maryjane Says:

    I’m going to bed and I expect 70% in the morning. All you night owls take over.

  47. Pralay Says:

    I just went to Palo Alto library today and voted many time using their free internet connection.

  48. gallileo Says:

    Up to 64% with a week to go in the voting. You guys are doing better than an agent in the days of 7% full commissions–of course, those days are still here in the RBA!

    Just six days to go.

  49. Real Estater Says:

    >>I just went to Palo Alto library today and voted many time using their free internet connection.

    Then went to Open House to use free toilet paper.

  50. madhaus Says:

    What ply was the toilet paper? I hear on the wrong side of Middlefield they either put out 1-ply or lock the bathroom rolls in the gun safe.

  51. madhaus Says:

    Awww, poor widdle Wuba. She’s dropped below 20%. Time to call all the soccer moms and ask them to vote for burbed and against the pretentious realtard who can’t even be bothered to update her blog.

  52. Lou Skunt Says:

    My old place was featured on Burbed, and it actually SOLD! Thanks, you POS! You’ve got my vote.

  53. Joe Says:

    #52, what place was that????? 😀

  54. sonarrat Says:

    #52, anything can sell.. for the right price. 😉

  55. mike Says:

    > My old place was featured on Burbed, and it actually SOLD! Thanks, you POS! You’ve got my vote.

    is POS referring to the house you sold?

  56. nomadic Says:

    burbed is at 65.9% with our ex-competitor at 15.9%

  57. Alex Says:

    We were at 67.0% this morning. Some other blog got a lot of votes recently.

  58. SEA Says:

    ~25 hours left.

  59. Joe Says:


    If Burbed doesn’t get to 88.8%, I think it might be an unlucky result.

  60. madhaus Says:

    69 of anything is never unlucky. Go ask Alex.

  61. nomadic Says:

    If the spam checker hadn’t messed me up, I would have beat you to that observation, madhaus. It’s at 69% even right now.

  62. Petsmart groomer Says:

    Still 69% now… An hours-long 69 may not be unlucky but it can be quite uncomfortable.

  63. madhaus Says:

    Let’s keep this conversation in the gutter for seven more posts.

  64. Petsmart groomer Says:

    Only a few hours left before the contest ends. Let’s slowly build the momentum before a final thrust in a little more than 12 hours.

    And we will be masters of our domain.

  65. SEA Says:

    Five hours to go:

    “ 2% 1% 0% 14% <1% 2% 2% 70% <1% <1% 0% 9%"

  66. SEA Says:

    “Which San Francisco Real Estate Blog is the best? ( Poll Closed ) 1.83% 0.83% 0% 13.13% 0.25% 2.33% 2.41% 70.32% 0.33% 0.08% 0% 8.48%”

  67. Petsmart groomer Says:

    Congratulations! All hail the Emperor!

  68. madhaus Says:

    I like 68 better. You do me and I’ll owe you one.

    Congrats to burbed, Best Real Estate Blog in San Francisco!

  69. nomadic Says:

    Suck it up, burbed. You’re stuck with us for another year! 😛

  70. Petsmart groomer Says:

    Comment #69 says “Suck it up” – How apropos!

  71. nomadic Says:

    I stuck my tongue out too.

  72. madhaus Says:

    Did you hear that? He slipped in a tongue. That’s pretty forward for Ponytail Dude.

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