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
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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
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Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
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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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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
Lenn had a great post about domain names today and in it she mentioned that some website hosting and design companies create back links at the bottom of your website linking back to their company site. While this is type of practice is the norm some go a little above and beyond reasonable practices. As I found yesterday one site even converted their clients pages back to their own personal domain although all the pages appeared as if they were his own.
Unfortunately SEO companies and online marketers prey on people's lack of education and ignorance. But couldn't we all do that to some degree? It's like going to get your oil changed and the repairman saying you have x, x and x wrong too.... Do I know any better? Perhaps not but your judgment still needs to take over to some degree. We can't know everything about everything and must rely on experts to a point.
But when someone is talking so far over our head about online garble and SEO tactics how can we all know what will actually help or harm our sites? I think at this point it must come down to results. What actually works and what doesn't. This company said that their client gets most of the Google Juice while they get just a little. Um, excuse me? Shouldn't he be getting ALL the Google Juice? Having a small link at the bottom of the website in the footer is fine especially if visitors want more information on a well done site or hosting. But that should be about it. Anymore "free" advertising for the website company is going a little beyond appropriate.
Here are some simple tips to keep in mind when designing or creating a website:
Use inbound links whenever possible. Don't link stuff but if you talk about buyers on the sellers page, link to the buyers page. Community pages throughout the site to the appropriate pages. Search phrases to the search page and so on. This creates a web effect on your site and keeps the search engines crawling around on your site as well as giving visitors places to go. Source
Consider opening external links in a new tab or window. I say "consider" because some people don't like to be forced into a new window and on the other hand they may want to go back to the original site. But generally speaking you don't want visitors leaving your site so anytime you link off of your site, have that link open in a new window so your site stays open. Inbound links can open in the same window if you want.
Make sure every page and every link is your domain. Some IDX providers frame in searches, some convert to the search page and this may be unavoidable with your host. Other than this, every page should be your domain and a sub-page there of. Even your website provider's link at the bottom should open in a new window if possible.
Personal SEO is a business solutions provider. We help work with your existing site or blog if possible to make it better and more visible online. All agents are on a budget, some bigger than others and we want to be an affordable option for SEO marketing and content writing.
Tammy Emineth is an expert in custom content and original articles for blogs, website, press releases and more. Contact me anytime and feel free to subscribe to this blog to stay up to date on my latest blogs and informative information. Email me or contact me for Real Estate Website Marketing and SEO Content Writing.
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