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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.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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This is COOL: I wish I could show it here, but AR doesn't let me paste in Java I guess.
Real Etate Calendar links you to Google Gadgets for your website. I found lots of fun things there, like Asteroids and Pacman, but I found this useful link to. It brings up daily Real Estate trivia, yesterday was when the first Elevator was made, today is about first and second home-buyers. I WILL be putting this on my home page.
I say will, because my home page is editable by HTML, but the template doesn't support Java. If this language confuses you, don't let it. Try your HTML editor, and paste the script in verbatim where you want it. If it works, your provider supports Java. If it doesn't, you'll have to work a little harder.
My template is provided by Z57. I don't need to use a template, I can do most HTLM, and I use SwishZone to produce flash (see http://www.whyrealtyworld.com/for an example of my work if you want proof!!). But I found getting list high in the ranks, and being really SEO'd well was difficult for amateurs. So, After trying 3 other companies, and lots of research, I went with Z57. They offered the flexibility, customer service, and ongoing marketing support that I couldn't find anywhere else (without shelling out REAL MONEY - big time like $10K or more...). I have no doubt when I call Scott and Lilly at Z57 Monday, they'll help me figure out how to plant the Java without Framing. And if this term confuses you, then you should have pros helping you a lot.
One more Z57 plug, they are putting on a teleconference sales meeting for my agents next week. Free of course, to help them understand where we (as a brokerage) are heading with our website.
Back to the Google Gadgets for your Website. http://www.google.com/ig/directory?synd=open takes you there. Lots of fun things, games, news, data, All kinds of Really cool stuff to load your page with. I believe websites should have a Fun page. So I have Hawaii web cams, games, funny pictures, etc. See Greg's Fun Page if you want some examples...
PS- I wasn't going to post for a while. I was going to spend time reading and commenting. I found myself writing, then being set back in my place so to speak. This calendar was Just Too Cool!!
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.