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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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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
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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
How do you add "Widgets" to your Active Rain Blog? You can only add them to either your profile page, your posts, or in the right side column on your main Blog page. These instructions are to add a Widget to your Blog under your photo, the same as you see on mine.
The first step is to select a "Widget" that you'd like to add to your blog. All Widgets will require you to use the HTML code provided by that Widget, and then paste it into Active Rain. If you would like to see some samples of the Widgets I have previously used, you can click here . All these Widgets are FREE. You just need to register with them to get the HTML codes.
***WARNING: Be careful using too many Widgets, they can cause your Blog to load slower on older computers "Blogging them down", therefore, causing readers and members to not come back and view your posts. Too many Widgets can do more harm than good. See: "Widgets can be hazardous to YOU and your readers!"DETAILS>>>
To add a Widget, I am going to use the TopBlogArea widget as a sample: It looks like: This is a just a little Widget that is used to track your Blog, and see what position you are in on the web. It's also known as a chicklet.
*TIP: You can adjust the sizes of your Widgets and graphics in the HTML code. Height="350" and Width="500" can always be changed to any size you like. Just change the number between the quotations " ". Be careful of the LARGE Widgets, they'll run your photo and Blog right off the screen. I use around "150" max width to be safe.
*TIP II: If you want your Widgets to be centered, you'll need to use an HTML code <center> at the beginning and </center> at the end of your HTML code. This will center ONLY the widget, and NOT everything else, like your links, your tags, or anything else above or below your widget.
See the sample HTML below... <center><!-- TopBlogArea.com START --><a href="http://www.topblogarea.com/real_estate/" title="Real Estate blogs"><img border="0" src="http://www.topblogarea.com/tracker.php?do=in&id=8242" alt="Top Real Estate blogs"></a><!-- TopBlogArea.com END --></center>
You can also use Widgets on your profile page. If you do use Widgets, be selective. They can be fun, cute and even entertaining, but they can also be distracting, annoying and irritating. Always use moderation and good judgement. Change them around and update them often. There are some great Widgets out there and I am sure that with Apple leading the Widget and Gizmo way, there will soon be many more to choose from. Good luck, and good Widgets!
This post is for Seth Callen, a new member on Active Rain who specifically requested this. Paying it forward, "Active Rain Style!"
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.