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
Facebook is used by millions of people around the world. In fact, it has more than 750 million active users. The opportunity to get your company in front of such a large audience is a marketers dream. It can also spell disaster for anyone that starts a Facebookadvertising campaign without a plan or defined goals.
Knowing where to begin with Facebook ads and choosing your best strategy can be overwhelming. Terms like split testing, pay-per-click, impressions and click through rate can stop many of us before we ever get started.
My five part series will walk you through the steps required to not only plan your advertising strategy, but profit from Facebook Advertising.
The steps include:
Step #1: Establish Your Goals
Step #2: How to Hit Your Target Audience
Step #3: Create You’re Stellar Ad
Step #4: Don’t Break the Bank: Know Your Budget!
Step #5: Track Your Results
Step 1 in my 5 part series on how to get your Facebook Advertising campaign up and running in just a few simple steps will help you determine what your goals are and what outcome you are interested in receiving. The goal is to allow you to leap beyond your fears and into a cost effective marketing solution!
Facebook Advertising Goals
Who among us hasn’t bought into the latest, shiniest, most attractive new marketing “solution” to find the only outcome was a drained savings account? As a small business owner, there’s nothing more frustrating than putting dollars and hours into the setup of an advertising campaign that falls flat on its face.
So how can we avoid marketing suicide? Define your plan and create your strategic road map. Below are a few ideas to get you started!
Where are you driving traffic?
Squeeze or landing page
What is your goal once they are there?
Create brand awareness
Opt-ins to grow database
Give away a free report
Share insider secrets
Gain blog readership
Sign up for newsletter
Grow your Facebook Fan Page
What are your main advertising keywords?
As bloggers we research keywords for specific article content. Facebook also allows us to use keywords within our ads. You will want to use your main keywords directly within your ad copy. For example, the ad below is targeted at veteran homebuyers in Colorado. My goal is to increase followers of my new Facebook Fan Page VA Loan Insider Tips.
What is Your Call to Action?
Any marketing campaign should include a strong call to action that inspires viewers to not only click on your ad, but take the next step. Ask yourself:
What are you asking viewers of your ad to do?
Is it compelling enough and does it offer enough value to urge them to action?
Other important questions that we will answer in my upcoming series:
How many ads will you run?
Who will design your ads?
How will you track their effectiveness?
Designing a profitable Facebook advertising campaign can be a very cost effective method to increasing business!
Once you determine your goals, your next step is to understand How to Hit Your Target Audience. Join me next week as we discuss why determining your niche and knowing your target audience is the driving force behind a successful Facebook ad campaign!
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Author Bio: Rebekah Radice is a social media marketing, internet marketing and content marketing specialist. Rebekah Radice consults with business professionals to assist with their social media and blog marketing efforts.
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.