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
Sometimes we have to go back to the basics to make sure we have those covered. If we focus too much on the technical side of things we may miss the whole point of online marketing. If you're new to blogging SEO may be a foreign abbreviation to you.
SEO - SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION
A Search engine is the platform you use to search the web, be it Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask or one of the other thousand sites to search online.
Optimization simply means optimizing a website for easy reading, explanation and indexing by search engines AND people alike.
One big myth is that if you have a website you will show up in these search engines. That is simply not true.
A website must be optimized properly to gain any major exposure in search engines like Google. Typically there is a belief that if Google likes your site, the rest [Bing, Yahoo, etc ] will follow. I don't necessarily see this as true across the board BUT Google is the search engine giant in which 50% of the public uses so optimizing for Google is a good strategy.
Here are some blogs about basic optimization of your website or blog:
Blogging accomplishes several goals in online marketing. For starters it provides fresh content to the internet with yourself as the author. This creates more content about you, from you and about your services and tells people about you. Blogs build familiarity and positive branding and people will do business with you because they know you, like you and trust you.
This is the human side of blogging. The technical side is blogging creates back links to your site and an off-site marketing venue for directing traffic and search engines back to your main website again and again. Blogging on off-site platforms such as ActiveRain, WordPress, Blogspot and the like add to the collection of information out there by you about you and your service.
SEO is a lot of little details all working together to create a highly optimized blog or site. If you're new, don't get frustrated if you're not found right away. Think of your online exposure as a courtship between your site and the search engines. They want to know your serious and know what you're talking about before they trust you. This can take weeks, months or even over a year before your taken seriously online. Keep at it. Keep giving Google what it wants - honestly - not in short cuts or easy fixes. If it seems to good to be true, it probably is.
Tammy Emineth is an expert in custom content and original articles for blogs, website, press releases and more. Contact me anytime and feel free to subscribe to this blog to stay up to date on my latest blogs and informative information. Email me or contact me for Real Estate Website Marketing and SEO Content Writing.
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We do a lot of things! In addition to writing dozens of articles and blogs each month we offer assistance to real estate agents with their websites and all types of commercial and personal websites. We do marketing and online promotion through various social media and blogs. My AR Blog showcases what we do and how you can do it too!
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.