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
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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
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
Numbers don't mean much when you're talking hits on your website anymore. It's the conversion rate that really matters. How many of those visitors stayed on your site longer than one second? So what if you had 10,000 visitors last month if your bounce rate is 99%? (BOUNCE rate is the rate at which a visitor clicks away from the page immediately.)
What you want is a LOW bounce rate with some serious visitors. This is where "long-tail" searches can really come in handy. What is a long-tail search? The longer, more detailed search phrase that someone might search for. There may be a million people and sites that search for or use the terms "Oregon Real Estate" but there may be just a few that really need to find a "La Grande Oregon Realtor or real estate agent". These are the detailed searches that can get you an actual lead rather than a click and a no-show.
I bet you have searched for some pretty specific things and you may have found a site with that exact phrase as the title. This is because you want to narrow down your search to the exact topic you are looking for. You don't want 18 million sites on something you really weren't looking for - remember Bing's commercial... "What has search overload done to us?"
So how do you do this?
- When you're blogging, here or anywhere you want to make sure you title your blog appropriately. Don't keyword stuff it with garble but make it be the exact thing your blog is about (IF you want to get found thas is. Playful blogs can have catchy titles if you don't care about the search engines) Then make sure you highlight those keyword terms or phrases in the blog itself so the search engine can look through and see, "OH, this really IS what this blog is about".
- Yes, Static pages are still getting found but sometimes not as fast as blog posts. But don't let that get you down. If you title your pages correctly (even the meta data - title, keyword, & description) then search engines will be more likely to display your site when that topic is searched for.
- Do URL's matter? Meaning does this URL: http://www.beeberanch.net/lotsforsale mean more to the search engines than this: http://www.beeberanch.net/%%page1432%pagedefault.url%manager
YES. Search engines like to see the pages actual title in the URL if possible. If your webmaster or site currently doesn't do this, I would suggest asking for it. It can make a difference.
So, do long-tail searches matter? Absolutely! Put them to work for you. Title your pages and blogs appropriately. Get specific and get those search engines to find you!
Here are some great examples of long-tail search pages that get results:
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