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.
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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
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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
Please help me with this decision and give me your honest criticism and ideas.
We have a Craig Proctor Website, the direct response site and we pay a fee each month to have this site. I bought this site on Feb 28 of this year. I worked on it daily for a month to get it all up and running. They have great customer and tech support. Then it went live on March 28th. I did my own SEO stuff and then hired a company for $399 to make sure my keywords were correct and fix my tags, etc. After they did that my site could be found on page 25 of google in May. Then in the middle of June I joined ActiveRain and withing 5 weeks our site when to #4 on page of Google for our main search term and can be found on pages 2 to 4 for other key words we have listed. We get tons of traffic to the site. These are the pages that visitors go to:
But we do not get many leads. We have had 8 leads during this time direct from the website. Most of those have been after joining Active Rain. One of these leads was someone calling us direct on the phone for a hard equity loan and we gave that lead to Matthew Blum here in town and that turned out to be a good lead. We have received listings as a result but that is because we are directing traffic there in our expried packages. They like what they see and then call us. But I want new organic leads from our website. In order for the prospect to get the information report they want they have to give us their contact information. I am thinking the relationship of know, like, trust has not been developed to the point yet where the prospect feels comfortable enought to leave us their info.
So now I started to have second thoughts whether I made the right decision on getting this website.
I want to do an experiment and start working on a second website to compare the two. I do not want to dump this one right now because we just got ranked in Google. I don't want to spend money on the second one until I get a good feel as to how the two are doing since I am already paying for the Craig Proctor site. It may just be that in our luxury market the types of things this website has on it just are not what our customers are looking for. I would love for any of you who are savvy website people to take a look at our site and tell me what you think. Now, the reason our site has our name on it is because in our area we are very well known. People look for us directly by our name. The next site I do I will use a Wellington term in the domain name.
Now these are my choices that I am considering to begin to develop the second site:
1. The Point2 agent site that is free and later can be upgraded to a paying site with more perks once I see it is working for us.
2. Our Free MLS site that we can create. It has a great email tool in it where we email them a link to their property report ( especially good for buyers) and it is embedded in this website.
3. Start from scratch with a Google Pages website.
These are all free to start. If you know of any others please let me know what they are. Let me know what your suggestions and experiences have been in this 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.