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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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A Little Blue Fish is My Inspiration - 05/28/10 04:16 PM
If you're having a bad day or if you just want a smile, take a hint from Heather and just keep swimming. Via Heather Chavez, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 412-4469 (Second Self Virtual Assistance): It's funny to think that you can find inspiration from a cartoon character. But, lately, circumstances have forced me to look in some weird places to keep a positive attitude. And, I happened to land upon Dory, the little blue fish from "Finding Nemo". Since Dory's only got a VERY short term memory, she's always happy to meet new people (even if she's known them for a while), (4 comments)
A Thoughtful Comment - 05/28/10 02:04 PM
This blog post by David North is a great reminder to all of us that we learn as much from reading a post as we do from thoughtful comments. Via David North (Coldwell Banker Bain): A Thoughtful Comment A thoughtful comment to a blog post can be every bit as valuable as the blog post itself. I was reminded of that today when I made a new, high quality contact as the result of a thoughtful comment I had made to someone else's blog post. What Makes A Comment Thoughtful? Ok, the flippant answer is "duh, thought!" Well, that's the practical answer, too. (2 comments)
Real Time Reputation Management Through Yext Rep - 05/28/10 12:32 AM
With the proliferation of businesses interacting online through blogs, social media and websites, it is important to keep an eye on your online reputation. There is now a brand new tool for real time reputation management: Yext Rep. Yext Rep is a free tool to manage all your online accounts in one central site. You simply enter your social media and other online accounts, which then generates a feed. This feed is updated every time there is activity on one of your online accounts. For example, when someone writes something that mentions your name or company online, Yext Rep will find that post, (4 comments)
Last August, I wrote about how Google Wave was a new way to communicate online. Up until recently, Google Wave was trying to figure out how exactly it could work for people and was only available by invitation. Now that it has been made available to the public, how can Google Wave help your business? While it's not going to balance your checkbook or pay your bills for you, Google Wave does offer some interesting possibilities. It combines email, instant messaging, online document sharing, meeting memos and so much more in real-time online. So, instead of sending emails back and (14 comments)
Google Places Even More Emphasis on Blogs and Social Media - 05/19/10 12:51 PM
I have an incredible team who never cease to amaze me with their support and knowledge. Heather Chavez has been with Second Self Virtual Assistance for about 7 years and continues to do what it takes to help our clients stay on top of their game. Here's one of Heather's featured articles that is well worth a look. Via Heather Chavez, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 412-4469 (Second Self Virtual Assistance): Google is now placing even more emphasis on blogs and social media. You have no doubt heard about the new Google SERPs (Search Engine Results Page) options that are available to refine (0 comments)
Must-Have Secrets for a Successful Real Estate Website - 05/17/10 01:23 PM
Keeping visitors interested and engaged requires some must-have secrets for a successful real estate website. The following video breaks down the necessary components of an informative website - keeping your visitors coming back to you. Statistics show that the longer you can keep a visitor on your website, the better your conversion rate will be. Watch this video to see how your website stacks up. (14 comments)
Should You Delete Your Facebook Profile? - 05/13/10 06:27 PM
Many people are beginning to delete their Facebook profile, even after Facebook began initiating more privacy settings for their users. There have been enough people doing a search to find out how to delete their Facebook profile, that it is one of the suggestions that comes up on Google when you type in the words "how do i...". But, should you delete your Facebook profile? Remember years ago when you were told you had to have a website in order to take your real estate business to the next level? Many Realtors® scrambled to make their online presence known. They contacted a real (22 comments)
Hmmmmm, will I think about this next time someone asks to copy my personal documents. - 05/12/10 12:51 PM
I think we all know to destroy or replace the hard drive in our computers before we sell or donate them. However, did you know that digital copiers have hard drives that store documents, too? Please take a look at the video shared by Tammy Lankford. Via Tammy Lankford/Broker Lane Realty Lake Sinclair-Central GA: I get a ton of emails all day every day. Sometimes I take a quick scan and delete and several friends send me lots of links to this and that game and video and I don't have time for that, but today I got an email link for an (4 comments)
New SERPs Drive More Traffic to Your Website - 05/07/10 06:40 PM
SERPs are the Search Engine Results Pages that are created after you enter your keywords in the search field of any search engine: Yahoo!, Google or Bing. How can the new SERPs drive more traffic to your website? Right now, Google allows you to refine your search even further than a generic term by giving you the option to search according to shopping, news, images, videos, maps, books, blogs, updates or discussions of the search term you entered. You'll see your options on the left hand side of the SERP. It even gives you the chance to look at sites based on the time (16 comments)
Photoblogging in Seconds? Pre-Posterous! - 05/03/10 02:47 PM
Do you like to take photos? Do you understand the importance of blogging to promote yourself? Photoblogging in seconds? Pre-Posterous! No, really. It’s quite simple with Posterous.com. Just follow these simple steps to get blogging in seconds: 1. Create an account at Posterous.com. It’s free. It’s easy. To do so, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to create your very first Posterous post. Posterous will email you back in seconds with the chance to add your password. Voila! You have successfully created your first post on Posterous. 2. Use your camera phone to take the photo. If you have a Smart (14 comments)
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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.