Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
get others to join
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
Curious as to what others in your profession think about a certain product or tool?
AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
Leave a review yourself for others to benefit from
Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
ARU Calendar provides class types and registration links
Watch short tutorials on updating your photo, inserting a hyperlink and much more
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
Find answers to most FAQ's
Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
Brand, off the wall, specific subject matters…whatever it is you're looking for.
Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
And if by chance you don't find what you're looking for, start a new group today!
Get your content in front of more eyes
Search by location or type
Feel free to start your own group
Find some that are close to home and close to heart
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
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
Play the teacher role and help someone out today
Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
Ask a question yourself to get help
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
Increasing the Visibility of Your Website in Search Results
Search engine optimization should be an important part of every business is marketing strategy. SEO can significantly improve the visibility of your website in Oregon (unpaid) search results, and therefore increase the number of people who visit your site.
SEO is all about improving the volume and quantity of organic traffic to a website.SEO robots/crawlers look at the frontend of websites and index the content. They use links to get around a website. Google uses algorithms to pull results based on keywords and searches for search engine results page (SERPs).
Depending on your goals, SEO can be a complex and costly effort, but there are a few simple things that can be done in-house or with minimum investment to improve your rankings:
Content. Search engines use automated programs called crawlers to scan the content of each website and categorize it. Making sure your content is well-written, unique, and fresh content will therefore help rank your site higher in search results in addition to making it more engaging to visitors.
Meta tags. In addition, meta tags and keywords makes it easier for crawlers to scan your page, know what is on the page, and be able to index it to the search engine.
Keywords. Place appropriate keywords throughout your site: in your titles, content, URLs, and image names. When thinking about what keywords to use, consider what topics your site addresses and what words someone searching for information on those topics would use in a search query.
Focus on search phrases rather than single keywords. The two most important places to include keywords are the title tag, page header, and links. Search engines know that titles and links are more important than the neighboring text, so they give greater weight to the keywords found there.
SEO is not an instant one-shot process. As you add or change content to your site, so should you add or change meta tags, keywords and other SEO strategies. SEO methods are also always changing, so it is important to keep your site current and use the latest technologies and strategies to increase your visibility.
Here are extra SEO Do’s and Don’ts
Use location details. People often search with the city or state in their search phrases.
Text sizes-Consider using H1, H2, bold. The larger the text is, the more importance Google places on the words.
Always include meta data for multimedia. Google cannot tell what a picture is of, so it relies on meta data to tell them what is in the picture.
Keep your data up-to-date, original, and fresh.
Do not use an excess amount of images. Images take a lot longer to load and can decrease your site’s load time.
Avoid black hat techniques and hidden content- Google doesn’t take kindly to these activities and have been known to block sites from page ranking for activities such as these.
Use Flash, Frames Ajax, or Java script
If you're interested in learning more about Integrated IDX, SEO functionality, we encourage you to contact us today!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.