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How To Setup and Maximize Hit Router for Generating Leads - 04/29/09 05:25 PM
Every member on AR has access to "Hit Router" on their "My Home" page. Setting up Hit Router and maximizing it's potential with lead generation and IDX solutions is exactly why it was created. The vision and goal of Hit Router was to help our members be able to direct visitors and traffic to their customized IDX sites, then convert those leads to clients and transactions. There are a couple ways you can do this, and we'd love to show you how. Understanding how to set this up properly can make all the difference in the leads you could be generating (92 comments)
Tools to Enhance Your Real Estate Video - 04/27/09 05:15 PM
Slide.com has some pretty nifty layouts and tools if you want to enhance your Real Estate or personal videos. Having used slide.com for photo slide shows in the past, I thought I'd check back to what they have added or updated. Some of their tools for video have been improved and are easily embeded to many of the social networks and Blogs including ActiveRain. It has been quite a while since I last visited their site. It's always good to check back with some of those sites you've discovered from the past. They will either be gone, the same, or better. (65 comments)
ActiveRain - The National "Global" Real Estate Network "Hi Brad, I live in South Africa and would like to join AR. No luck. No way to join if you are from another country. Any chance of this changing soon? Colleen." This was a request and comment I received yesterday. We have received many requests lately from all over the world about joining ActiveRain. New Zealand, Indonesia, Australia, Mexico, Tahiti, parts of the UK and others. So in an effort to expand our Network and help create Global Real Estate connections and networking opportunities, we've setup an "International (91 comments)
Youtube and Your Real Estate Videos - 04/20/09 08:42 PM
Many of us use Youtube to host a variety of Real Estate and personal videos. I noticed that when videos are done playing, in most cases, other videos will pop up on the screen that have a similar topic or title. Does this hurt or help you? I guess this depends on how you "see" it, no pun intended. Having a video on your site or post can certainly help to create a more captive audience, but those next videos that pop up may be having a subtle and adverse affect. Yesterday, I was watching a Real Estate Video that was (151 comments)
How To Win the RainMaker Contest & Trip To ActiveRain - 04/18/09 11:18 PM
I'm sure that by now, most if not all of you have heard about the Official ActiveRain Contest. It's running the entire month of April 2009 and yes, we are giving away an "All Expenses Paid" trip to Washington State including round-trip airfare, a visit to the AR HQ, and a day and dinner with the AR staff. We'll also have some really great prizes and gifts to award the "Winner" when they arrive. Jon Washburn, CEO of ActiveRain is working tirelessly planning the extravaganza as I speak type. Let me give you a hint how to WIN!! Or at least (69 comments)
Hit Router - How To Setup & Save Your Own Traffic - 04/17/09 03:28 PM
One of the many wonderful features that ActiveRain has available to Members is called Hit Router. Jeff Corbett created an "Introductory Post" that will give you a few more details about Hit Router and the initial launch. The following posts are tutorials to help you get Hit Router setup and running properly. These will be very short and easy tutorials so you can get up and running right away with little or no hassle at all. You might also want to catch Bob Stewarts "White Board" Video Presentation for a better understanding of ActiveRain's Hit Router. To save your own traffic, (216 comments)
Top Search Engines Reveal - The Top Real Estate Social Networks - 04/15/09 02:06 PM
Mirror Mirror on the Wall... Let Google & Yahoo search them all.... What do people search for on Google? What do you search for on Yahoo? What are clients, friends, and family searching for? Seems our entire lives are spent in search of something? The questions is, are we ever really finding exactly what it is we're looking for? Google and Yahoo put alot of time, money, and resources into making sure that you do, at least on the Internet. In this post, I put the TOP TWO to the test with a question I get asked often by non-members. Where (95 comments)
ActiveRains On-Line Training Webinars - Welcome To Session One - 04/14/09 12:32 AM
ActiveRains "First" On-Line Training Webinar - Welcome To Session One First, I want to thank all of you who have been waiting patiently for these webinars. I just received a comment on my post from Cathy Tishhouse which reminded me, and made me realize that we need to get these training webinars under way. We have just setup our very own AR On-line Training room, and we're ready to do our first session. Our goal in session one is to help AR members get their Outside Blogs created and setup so they can benefit just like Cathy has. There are now (60 comments)
It's A "Good Friday" to Wish YOU A "Happy Easter!" - 04/10/09 10:01 PM
Today I am in San Luis Obispo, CA. visiting my oldest son who will be graduating this year from Cal Poly. Last night, we packed up the car, loaded up the boys, and headed down to Southern California to see Big Brother. What an exciting time it has been. Our first stop was for a steak dinner at the Madonna Inn. Man, what a place. It was like being in some kind of fantasy land, almost like we had fallen into the rabbit hole. The food was awesome, the place is spectacular, and the company was the absolute BEST! (49 comments)
iPhone APPS for Real Estate Professionals - 04/03/09 03:01 PM
iPhone APPS for Real Estate Professionals I am pleased to announce that today MobileAppLoader has launched its beta program for small businesses. This ground-breaking product -- one of a kind -- enables small businesses to deploy customized mobile applications for iPhones and include them in App Stores. For a limited time, they are offering the customizable iPhone application, "Real Estate - Real Easy" for free with no setup or monthly fees during the beta period. As many of you know, I love my iPhone as a business tool and yes, as a cell phone too. I use it all day, everyday. In most cases, helping (39 comments)
ActiveRain Comments - Did You Know? - 04/01/09 06:28 PM
I've discovered something about comments that I'm embarrassed to say, I should have known already. Let me just start by saying that there are all kinds of little "hidden secrets" scattered all through-out AR. The more time you spend here, the more you'll find where they are, and how you can use them. Here's a couple worth sharing. Did You Know? There are currently over 1,000,000 posts on ActiveRain, the question by many here is "How Many Comments are There?" Not that there is too much significance in the answer, (or maybe there is) there is a way to tell. At (117 comments)
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