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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.
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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
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
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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
"Trust Me".... Building your online reputation - 05/26/11 07:01 PM
Trust me...... Two words that can make you cringe. If someone has to tell you or ask you to trust them then it’s a good bet you either don’t know them or don’t trust them. Knowing someone (having a relationship with them) is a big factor for trust. I've been getting daily recommendation requests posted to my Facebook profile from various "friends" in my network. Many of the requests are from people I have never met and never done business with. The web casts a spell on people where they may feel an intimacy and connection with others they have met (0 comments)
Google Juice and the Art of SEO - 05/19/11 12:39 PM
Ahhh, Google Juice. That glorious feeling of doing a Google search for your keywords and turning up on page one. Or better yet, number one page one.
Recently, I was asked to give a presentation to a local real estate company on why they need social media. They gave me 20 minutes. I only needed five. First I showed them a quick video I had prepared on Canadian social media statistics, and secondly (and my favorite) I opened a web browser, brought up Google and did a search on my keywords. "Nova Scotia social media consultant". Go ahead... do (4 comments)
What would you do if your Facebook account became Deactivated? - 05/17/11 11:18 AM
What would you do if you woke up one morning and your Facebook account had been deactivated? Stranger things have happened.. and with a free service like Facebook, it could be weeks before you got in touch with someone there to have it "fixed". I love Facebook for storing photos, using the like button as a means of bookmarking my favorite articles/sites, connecting with friends, and of course.. marketing. It's hard not to feel vulnerable when the information and connections (I've worked years to establish) and have on my profile and pages does not belong to me. I know this is a contentious issue, (0 comments)
Google Places - Just DO it! - 05/15/11 02:54 PM
More people search for businesses online than anywhere else, so it's important to make sure your business listing can be easily found on Google.com and Google Maps. With Google Places, creating a great listing takes just a few minutes and doesn’t cost a thing. Check out Supernova Studios Google Places listing.
Google Places - Practical and easy to manage Your Google listing is an easy way to maintain an online presence even if you don’t have a website. You can visit Google Places anytime to edit your information or see how many people have seen and clicked on your listing. (8 comments)
https - the S stands for Secure - 05/12/11 12:59 PM
The main difference between http:// and https:// It's all about keeping you secure FIRST, MANY PEOPLE ARE UNAWARE OF HTTP stands for HyperText Transport Protocol, Which is just a fancy way of saying it's a protocol (a language, in a manner of speaking) for information to be passed back and forth between web servers and clients. The important thing is the letter S which makes the difference between HTTP and HTTPS. The S (big surprise) stands for "Secure". If you visit a website or webpage, and look at the address in the web browser, it will likely begin with the following: (0 comments)
Facebook "Questions" and Privacy - Important - 05/09/11 05:48 PM
Did you know.... Facebook considers "Questions" as a standard app. Just like photos. You can NOT remove it from your profile. Nor is there any privacy settings for Questions. Essentially; friend or not, anyone searching for or viewing your profile can read your answers to ALL questions you have participated in.
See this image of the information available when searching for my name by a non-friend. Note - below my profile picture "Info" (which I chose to make available) and "Questions" - which I have no control over.
So - Who can see the Questions section of my profile? (0 comments)
How To Hide "Recent Activity" On Facebook - 05/09/11 04:19 PM
Are you tired of Facebook recording ALL your activity on your profile wall? Want to clean it up a bit? How about a bit more privacy? FINALLY - Facebook has added a new feature that enables users to hide their recent Facebook activity from other users, a feature that many have wanted for years. All you need to do is visit your profile and begin hiding the various story types that you don’t want others to see. Say, for example, that you don’t want others to see the comments that you write your friends’ profiles on Facebook. Scroll down through your (4 comments)
Sitemaps - the how and why - 05/06/11 09:42 AM
About Sitemaps Sitemaps are a way to tell Google about pages on your site they might not otherwise discover. In its simplest terms, a XML Sitemap—usually called Sitemap, with a capital S—is a list of the pages on your website. Creating and submitting a Sitemap helps make sure that Google knows about all the pages on your site, including URLs that may not be discoverable by Google's normal crawling process. A sitemap tells Googles about about pages on your site they might not otherwise discover, Sitemaps are particularly helpful if: Your site has dynamic content. Your site has pages that aren't easily discovered (2 comments)
How to get noticed on YouTube - 05/06/11 09:01 AM
Getting noticed on YouTube Producing an engaging video for YouTube is just the first step in launching a successful marketing campaign. Rising through the ranks. Now that Google owns YouTube, there’s the added benefit that a video on YouTube automatically goes into Google’s search engine. Videos tend to catapult to the head of the line. It’s a great way to increase your site visibility in the rankings.
1.7 million Canadians watched over 4 billion videos in 2010. As of February 2011, YouTube has 490 million unique users worldwide per month, who rack up an estimated 92 billion page views (4 comments)
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