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.
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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!
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
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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
The post was created because I was helping an AR member. While writing the explanation in an email, it occurred to me to just write a post.
Fast forward. The same AR member, who so far has remained nameless, is not putting his posts into groups. I've been nagging him about groups for weeks months.
Yesterday I left a comment on his post and finally said "Groups Conrad, Groups! Am I going to have to write a blog post about this???"
He answered "YES", so here it is:
How to post your blog in Groups on ActiveRain
The first thing you need to do is Join some Groups. There are several ways to do this. Click on the Group button n the tool bar. It will take you to the Group page.
On the left will be the Groups you can choose from and the Groups that you're already in. You can drop the window and scroll through the groups, choosing the ones that sound interesting to you.
On the Right side of the page, will be the Most Active Groups.
See the diagram below here:
Assuming you don't belong to any groups already, you're going to pick out groups you would like to join. Let's start with 5, but pick however many you want.
You can select from the popular groups on the right side by clicking on one of them.
Once you're in the group, the group's rules will be posted on the left side along with the Founder of the Group's name, the number of members in the group and how many posts have been posted by the group.
Under that will be the "Join Group" tab. Click on that and you now belong to that group.
Another way to find groups to join is to look at the bottom of a post that you're reading.
After the Tags, but before the Comments, will be a list of groups that the post has been put in. Sometimes I'll discover groups I don't know about by reading a post that I like. You can click on the link right there in the post and go to the group.
Now that you've joined some groups, they will show up in your My Groups area on your post. It's important to remember that you can only put the blog post in 5 groups.
You want to make sure that the blog post is relevant to that group.
Don't put listings and market reports in groups that are about something else. the Group Moderators may delete the post.
The biggest reason to post to groups is to make your blog post visible to more ActiveRain members. Unless someone is subscribed to you, or you're featured on the home page, you post scrolls off the blog page quickly sometimes. The Scroll time on a Group can be much slower, thus exposing your post to more people.
Try it. Let me know how it works.
Connie Harveyis a local agent with Pilkerton Realtors, serving home buyers and sellers in Nashville, TN, Brentwood TN, and Franklin TN. Let her help you realize your Real Estate goals. She can be reached at 615-371-2474.
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