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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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"Just What Part of 'Referral' Do You Not Understand?" - 04/30/08 11:57 AM
Okay, jumping up on my soapbox today. For those of you who actually 'get' this, please forgive my rant in advance! We have a feature here on ActiveRain. It's called the "Referral Exchange." It's one of the primary tabs, right there at the top of your AR page. It's for the expressed purpose of passing referral clients between our members. Here's the definition/requirements clearly stated on the referral submission page: "The Referral Exchange is the place for members to effectively pass/share client referrals with one another. A referral is a 'live' client contact, someone who is seriously considering either buying or selling a (71 comments)
"Striking a Balance" - Avoiding the Lop-Sided Blog - Blog Tips for Rain Drips - 04/27/08 11:35 AM
I'll keep this one short and to the point (okay, so maybe I'll just try hard) "Is Your Blog Lop-Sided?" By that, I mean, "What are you writing about? Who are you writing to? Who is your target audience?" I suppose a more foundational question would be, "Why are You here on ActiveRain?" Please, don't take me wrong. I am not being critical of anyone in particular here. I just think it's a good thing to constantly evaluate what we do and why. Especially as it relates to our business and our yearly marketing plan. You do have a yearly marketing plan, right? Or (74 comments)
"LinkedIn" - Social Network Review - 04/25/08 05:44 PM
Okay, so one of the questions I'm constantly asked is, "Which Social Networks are the best? Which ones are really worth my time investment, and will benefit my business?" Well, in my humble opinion, it just depends. Yeah, I know. Sounds like a cop-out, right? But it's true. Just as no two people are alike, no two social networks offer quite the same features/benefits. Each one typically has a primary core focus or strength. Each one seems to specialize in reaching and catering to a particular genre/group. LinkedIn is one of the more professionally astute network offerings (Think virtual Rolodex). If you're (93 comments)
"Plagiarism for Dummies" - The ActiveRain Community Guidelines Re-Visited - 04/24/08 01:59 PM
Well, it's time once again for this weeks edition of "ActiveRain Community Guidelines Re-Visited" where we're going through each of the guidelines, one by one, and expanding on their meaning. This weeks guideline is perhaps one of the most important, and often, the one most violated: Respect copyrights. Only upload content/images that you have the right to use (what you have paid for or own), and whose copyright rules allow for commercial use. And another one that is similar: Do not plagiarize (copy and paste) content from another source, and publish it as your own. You must obtain expressed permission from the original (112 comments)
Craigslist considers Limiting HTML - "Goodbye vFlyers & Postlets!" - 04/16/08 11:39 AM
The nice folks at Craigslist recently announced that they're seriously contemplating limiting the use of HTML on their platform. Here's their statement: "We're contemplating limiting HTML in classified ads to a specific list of tags." "Unfortunately, much of the HTML in postings these days is used by spammers for harmful purposes, such as cloaking spam links, embedding false keywords, and overriding the flagging system." "Given the relatively limited value of complex HTML markup in the context of a classified ad (many users are annoyed by it even when well-intentioned), we are considering limiting HTML in postings to a few basic tags." So what does mean (44 comments)
Trulia and Google give Street View Street Smarts! - 04/08/08 11:55 PM
They say that a picture is worth a 1000 words. Well, if that's the case, then Trulia just cornered the Word market! In their continuing efforts to become the Real Estate "Go-To" site, Trulia has recently partnered with Internet Goliath, Google, in implementing their 'Street View' application. Google Street View is a feature of Google Maps that was introduced in 2007 and provides 360° panoramic street-level views. It allows users to view parts of selected cities and their surrounding metropolitan areas at ground level. When it was originally launched, only five cities were included. It has since expanded to more than 40 U.S. cities, and includes the suburbs of many, (52 comments)
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