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.
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.
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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.
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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
Mother Google's Juice and How to Get It - 03/26/09 03:37 PM
I want to thank Lenn Harley, Active Rain member, for the inspiration for today's post. Lenn posted a comment on my recent members only blog, A Rose by Any Other Name is a Domain Name, letting me know that Google was not only a woman, but was just like Mom. In case you missed it, here is the quote: "Google is a woman. Google is just like Mom. She gives and she takes and forgives and teaches and rewards. Google juice flows when we are good. Just like Mom." I wanted to let everyone know that Mother Google has some excellent methods (9 comments)
Articles Are What Web Users Want - 03/19/09 04:56 PM
Web users want information. That is why the Internet is called the Information Superhighway. And yet, with all the information available, very few people really know what a real estate professional does or how the real estate process works. You can be a solution to this problem by posting informational articles on your website. This is not only advantageous to those visiting your website, but to you as well. Articles demonstrate expertise as a real estate professional. A web user is more likely to become a client when they feel confident in that person's abilities. Your website should be more than a (6 comments)
Widgets – Are There Limits? - 03/04/09 06:55 PM
Widgets and WHAT they can do are limitless. But HOW and WHERE you use them may not be. Various web-hosted sites and blogs may have restrictions as to what widgets you can use and/or their placement on a page. Most widgets appear in a sidebar section. Web-hosted sites restrict widgets to ensure the integrity of their site and to minimize viral infections. In summary, I would like to say Widgets allow you to provide your website visitors with a richer internet experience. They also allow you to provide your visitors with a means to access other relevant information while remaining within (5 comments)
Widgets – Why Use Them - 03/04/09 05:28 PM
Widgets are a great marketing tool. Links and buttons work well, but widgets can enhance your sight, making it more visually effective as well as making your site more automated and user-friendly. Widgets can be fun or they can be practical. These on-screen tools may provide games, videos, news, search or comment boxes, mortgage calculators, calendars, RSS feeds, listing slideshows, chat with me options and so much more. Widgets bring live content to your static pages without you having to update the content offered. Widgets provide you with the means to enhance and spice up your website or blog-site by providing (18 comments)
Widgets – Where to Find Them - 03/04/09 05:23 PM
There are widget directories and specialized widgets sites that allow you to download these simple programs. There are thousands of widgets which are free to use while others are available for purchase. Here are some great widget directories to help you find useful widgets: · www.yourminis.com - An exportable dashboard of widgets · www.widgetbox.com - Twitter widget · www.widget.yahoo.com - Yahoo widgets · www.labpixies.com - Gadget directory · www.tacowidgets.com - A directory of taco widgets · www.musestorm.com/widgets/central - MuseStorm widget central · www.gallery.live.com - Windows Live gallery of widgets · www.desktop.google.com - Google gadgets for your desktop and web page · (0 comments)
Widgets – Are User Friendly - 03/04/09 05:17 PM
Widgets – What are They? - 03/04/09 03:01 PM
You have seen and used widgets daily, but may not have recognized them for what they are: widgets. Those little screen shots which show you the current time or temperature are examples of widgets. Now for a more technical explanation: a widget, in the internet world of Web 2.0, is a gadget made up of programming code. These small applications (apps) allow you to run mini programs which interface with a webpage or operating system. Badges, gadgets, webjits, mini, flake, snippets, modules, capsules or plug-ins are all categorized as widgets.
Here's a helpful list of Widget Directories: · www.yourminis.com - (5 comments)
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