Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
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This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
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Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
If you haven't made room in your schedule to attend a Raincamp, find a way. I learned a ton of great insider info, met some great friends, and found some new motivation. If there isn't a Raincamp coming to your area, Xplode might provide a good alternative. This new technology conference packed in more information in 8 hours than I thought possible. When they say fast paced, they mean rocket fuel. The bottom line: technology is changing at warp speed, you need to keep up with what the experts are doing -- hearing from them first hand is just about (48 comments)
Coming to you live from the front row at RainCamp, it's your faithful blogger Celeste from Happy Grasshopper, the home of referral and relationship marketing, sharing Steve Shatsky's awesome presentation. If you're here, come say hi at the break! Steve Shatsky is speaking this afternoon at RainCamp Dallas about focusing your content and making stronger connections - Check out Steve's blog here: http://activerain.com/homesalesremedy Below is a huge list of topics and people that you can focus content on and about. Every post that you write shouldn't be just buyer or seller focused. Use audience specific posts to build relationships with (9 comments)
blogging: RainCamp - 03:00 - Laying Out Blog Post and Adding Cools Pics, Video, and Maps - 05/25/11 01:51 PM
These notes are from Bob Stewart's presentation at RainCamp and have been created, literally, as he's speaking. That means you MUST ignore the occasional typo. Deal? He starts by saying: Have a messy blog? Have a boring one? Here's some help!!! First things first: Use Paragraphs!!! Please do us a favor and make it easy to read. I would add that lists are a great way to communicate quickly and efficiently as well. Align Your Images and Add White Space -After you upload your images and set the title and description, click on the the appearance tab and add an Alignment (31 comments)
blogging: RainCamp - 02:00 - Bob Stewart on How to Get Found on the 1st Page of Google - 05/25/11 12:53 PM
When you are writing a post for consumers - you have to follow these things to get found on Google and other search engines: Use 200-500 Words(There is a really high correlation between the number of words on a page and the bounce rate - KEEP IT SHORT, break it into several posts) Pick a Keyword Phrase for titleThis is probably the most important part of your blog. Search engines don't care about catchy-ness. They care about keywords.**Tip - Use Google wonder wheel for this. Do a Google search for a keyword that your post is about - look in the (19 comments)
Support - Have you abandoned your blog? One reason is because you may have typed into a void - AR provides an audience, that helps you grow and get started. Community - If you are a local business, blogging about local events, subdivisions, neighborhoods, and local business is a must do. People searching for communities and subdivisions close on homes faster than other leads."If you can help a small business show up for their business name or business keyword in Google because you blog about them (2 comments)
blogging: What I Learned about Blogging from "The Fighter" - 04/12/11 01:46 PM
For this weeks movie night, I gave up my chick pick and let my beau choose. It was a good call, he picked one with a super hottie. The Fighter chronicles the story of Mickey Ward and his journey to a Welterweight Title. if you haven't watched it yet, its out on DVD and you should definitely rent it. Ward was known for his left hook to the body and his ability to take a lot of punches while waiting to land it. In fight after fight he was basically declared dead before coming back to drop his opponent. Sometimes we (15 comments)
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