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
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
Find answers to most FAQ's
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!
Get your content in front of more eyes
Search by location or type
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 see it on Active Rain almost daily and a handful of articles a week land in my inbox, touting SEO WordPress Blog Design and such.I hate to tell you, but there is no such thing.There is website design, wordpress website design, blog design and then there is SEO.But there is no such thing as SEO Blog Design.Doesn’t exist, no matter how many pages of Google those phrases come up on.
While a well built website should be optimized for search engines, SEO is not part of ANY design element.Proper permalinks, tag clouds, keywords and all that jazz that goes into SEO should not at any point be confused with actual design and development of your website.So next time you run into a provider touting their SEO Website Design skills, think about it for a minute or two before buying into it hook, line and sinker.We all want to rank in Google and elsewhere, but your website, above all else, is (or should be) a reflection of you, your personality, your market, your brand. Every day your website is someone’s first, and at times, only impression of you, and your only chance to capture that stranger who happens to land on it.
If your site is designed by an SEO blogging coach, you might appeal to Google, with loads of bold keywords, links and bits of anchor text strategically positioned to attract the spiders, but will your bloated tag clouds on your home page serve your visitors?Will your readers trust you enough to want to call you?Will someone landing on your, for the sake of example, real estate website feel immediately that they are in the right place?
As tempting as the SEO Blog Design promise sounds, it’s just SEO, with no design involved.And that’s the way it should be.Your content, proper category and link structure, clean code, fast load times and a slew of other parameters will determine where you come up on Google.Great website design will help keep your visitors on a site, and help them easily find exactly what they are looking for, the whole time feeling rather comfortable, and not the least bit defensive.Making that happen is a science and an art, and can’t be taught in a webinar.
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.