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
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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
SEO stands for search engine optimization and it’s the process of optimizing a website or webpage for search engines to find and categorize that content. SEM (Search Engine Marketing) is also a popular term.
While that’s the short idea behind as SEO the expanded version could go on for pages and pages because there are literally hundreds of nuances, techniques, tricks, and maneuvers marketers, writers, webmasters, and bloggers can do to make their site, their blog post, and their webpage show up on search engines for the topic they’re trying to cover.
If you’re new to blogging or SEO or perhaps both, this idea of optimizing for search engines may seem like a foreign language to you. Understanding how to write for people and get the leads plus write for the search engines can get confusing and frustrating to say the least. But should we give up on it entirely? Should we blog for the sake of blogging not caring whether it’s found or not?
You need to decide what your website needs to achieve and what the end result needs to be behind blogging and marketing yourself online.
Are you looking for leads?
Do you want to educate people?
Are you looking for a high conversion rate?
Are you looking for subscribers?
Are you looking for business?
Are you looking for referrals?
Do you just want to rant?
Do you want to start a conversation?
And your answer may be a combination of several of these questions. But beginning with the end in mind will help tailor your blogging style and your optimization techniques to achieve the result that you’re really looking for.
Make sure you start with the title of your website, webpage, or blog post. This is crucial to capturing the right type of audience together the results that you need. The title of this blog post is a great example in capturing people that just want some basics on SEO.
Know when to post and where to post. Find where your voice and your results are going to get the best bang for your buck. ActiveRain may be great for real estate agents looking to capture consumers; your website may be a great place to continually add information and educational content; social media may be where the majority of your business will come from and starting a conversation and connecting with business associates and consumers on a variety of social media platforms will make the most sense.
Be personal, educational, informative, and scannable. People want to know the basics even if they have just a few seconds to look at your content. Tell them what they’ve come there to learn and expand on it later in the article rather than providing them a huge lead up where you could lose them in the process.
And I always can’t stress the importance of internal linking enough. Carry your reader from one article to another by offering suggested posts, additional reading, more information etc. If you’re writing an article on “can I afford to buy a home in California”, somewhere in that article should be a teaser link to another article possibly “how much money do I need to buy a home?”
SEO is a process and something that’s built over time. Google and other search engines want to see an active website that’s engaging and informative. They monitor how long people stay on the site, how many pages they're viewing per visit, and if they’re sharing, liking, and discussing the website or the blog post with others.
I know many of you will still say it’s over your head and you simply write whatever you want to write. That’s fine. But if you’re looking for a little bit more; want to engage your reader, gain more leads, be found more often on the search engines, and convert more consumers to your business, you have to spend a little bit of time optimizing your blog and your website.
Tammy Emineth is an expert in custom content and original articles for blogs, website, press releases and more. Contact me anytime and feel free to subscribe to this blog to stay up to date on my latest blogs and informative information. Email me or contact me for Real Estate Website Marketing and SEO Content Writing.
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We do a lot of things! In addition to writing dozens of articles and blogs each month we offer assistance to real estate agents with their websites and all types of commercial and personal websites. We do marketing and online promotion through various social media and blogs. My AR Blog showcases what we do and how you can do it too!
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