Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
get others to join
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
Curious as to what others in your profession think about a certain product or tool?
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.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
Leave a review yourself for others to benefit from
Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
ARU Calendar provides class types and registration links
Watch short tutorials on updating your photo, inserting a hyperlink and much more
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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.
And if by chance you don't find what you're looking for, start a new group today!
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Feel free to start your own group
Find some that are close to home and close to heart
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
Ask a question yourself to get help
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
I love search engine marketing! It's just so fun and exciting, new and thrilling. There's no "set" way to do it, so everyday's just like a big experiment. Google is constantly changing the rules, and for that I am thankful. It keeps things interesting. I especially love amassing new tools that serve me well, and get me one step further in winning the game of Web Marketing 101. I don't claim to know everything, but I do know that these tools help me get by almost every day.
Xenu Link Slueth - This tool is fabulous for checking dead links. You have to download it, but don't worry, it's not spam (as far as I can tell). It takes a little finagling, but once you get the hang of it, you'll be checking for dead links in no time.
Email Brain - My friend Bob Mutch at SEO Companygave me this idea. Email Brain is a wonderful email newsletter program that I highly recommend. I use it constantly. It works better, faster and is easier to maneuver than Constant Contact.
Keyword Top 10 Site Info- Here is another of Bob Mutch's creations that I use a ton. This tool tells you what the SEO Stats are for the top 10 - 50 sites of any keyword phrase you can imagine. This is a priceless tool in figuring out the Google algorithms of the hour.
Website Keyword Analysis- Okay, this one takes the birthday cake! I love it Bob! It's a keyword analysis that just works on its own. It's an SEO's dream come true. It automatically pulls the keywords from the site and generates other keywords that may potentially rank and then, as if that weren't enough--it tells you where your site ranks in Google, Yahoo and MSN. sweet! I'm not sure, however, if it tolerates misspellings as well as I'd like. For example, the word "websites" is separated as "web sites" in the tool, which is not the way people always type it in the query box, but I'm positive that will be worked out--if there's not a great reason already--knowing Bob.
DigitalPoint- I open my digital point account on a daily basis. In fact, it practically always stays open on one of my browsers. I'm always wanting to see how my client's websites are ranking for this and that keyword. So far it's the easiest system for tracking Google rankings.
Keyword Density Checker- I love this keyword density checker. This tool and others like it will tell you the lowdown on your website's keywords as Google, Yahoo and MSN see it.
MarketLeap - This is an old tool I've been using for a while, but has recently been replaced by faster tools. Still, I visit here now and again to see how my sites are faring. Recently, MarketLeap stopped offering the MSN link popularity ranking because MSN quit allowing it. Check it out. It's cool.
Alexa.com - Someone reminded me of this one in a blog comment. Yes. Alexa is outstanding. It is getting better and better. It's not a true teller of optimization per say, however, it's a great measuring stick. My favorite new feature is the backlinks it shows coming into your site with little photos of the inbound site. So cool.
URL Trends - This is a nifty tool for getting deep diagnostics about your website and for a quick re-cap of your website's SEO Stats. Fun, fun, fun!!!
Google Keyword Tool - This is a tool for finding the possible variations of keyword phrases people will use to find real estate in your area.
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.