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
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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
Another week and I'm happy to report and share some of the interesting
things in my tech travels. If you missed the earlier issues you can go
back via these links (the first one was not formatted quite as pretty
but still has an interesting mix of thoughts!)
Issue 1 ::
Issue 2 ::
Since I have discovered the
twit.tv network ("this week in technology", produced by Leo Laporte), I have been
watching the episodes every week. My three favorite programs are
twig (this week in
google), photo, and all
about android. There is also many other shows including
twit (this week in
tech). I download the mp4s and watch as podcasts on my commute :)
Experian Hitwise website publishes statistics on the most visited websites.
real estate category is one that should interest you! Do you know
the top 4 sites (and my next question - do you have a valid profile page
or are you mysterious avatar with no description). Consumers are there,
In 60 Seconds
happens every 60 seconds on the web? That infographic highlights
that the web is alive with activity on all fronts. Much of it is in all
the social channels as you would expect. Consider in 60 seconds 694,445
google searches and 98,000 tweets. Thanks to
AgentGenius for highlighting this graphic. Subscribe to their
RSS feed, they have great content.
We can get a little SEO obsessed. My personal opinion is to
write quality content for people first and the SEO comes
naturally (but knowing some SEO rules helps you write smarter too). The
Periodic chart of SEO we talked about last week, it helped me find
searchengineland.com an excellent resource website!
Writing Quality Content is a specific post that they help highlight
I held my second lunch webinar yesterday. We talked about QR Codes and
Google Analytics including our AR Outside Blog. I'm going to record all these topics eventually, but
for now perhaps you'll join me in a webinar soon. I enjoy the
interaction and discussions that we have in class. If you want to be included
in the notification email list of future classes, you can let me know on
this simple form.
Last week in the comments you wanted more about Android. Have you tried
Google Goggles yet? The
intro video gives an idea what you can do. Scan a business card?
Sure, and add it to your contacts without typing! Plus many other things
too. It also works for iPhone. Give it a try. Come back and leave a
comment... I'd like to hear your review of it! :)
I am a huge gmail fan. I love how I can search my whole archive of mail instantly (it is google after all).
What also is cool is the plug-ins too that are available.
takes away the ads on the sidebar and instead gives you contact
information related to the email you are reading. How to find them
on LinkedIn, FB, Twitter, etc. What they most recently tweeted etc. Do you
have a potential new client? Wouldn't it be nice to know more a
little about them to better connect with their interests?
Thanks for joining me in another issue of my Craig's Week in Tech
About the Author
Craig Daniels is a Technology Manager residing in NYC who specializes in applied technologies in the fields of Architecture and Real Estate. Craig focuses on finding the best uses of tech as can be used to help a business be more successful. He is keen on always seeing the perspective and viewpoint of his audience and he tailors his teaching to be easily understood. He teaches by means of this blog, online courses and webinars, as well as one-on-one remote sessions with persons located throughout the country and beyond.
craig's classroom blog is a place to come for short technology lessons - here on ActiveRain I focus on technologies for real estate professionals - please subscribe if you want to catch future posts! :)
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.