Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
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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.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
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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!
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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
Any real estate marketing plan is a multi-pronged approach, and if you're looking to round out your online marketing campaign, one of the easiest ways to handle it is to submit articles to a variety of article directories. This will not only help clients find you, it may help to engender trust before the two of you have ever met.
What are Article Directories?
Article directories are services that keep thousands of articles about a variety of topics on file. While there are many article directories out there, each of them is indexed by all of the major search engines. As a result, if you create keyword heavy, information rich articles to submit, potential clients can still find your texts through any of the standard search engines.
There are lots of reasons you may want to use an article directory service. First, ezine publishers around the world use article directory services to decide what they'll publish in their next issues. Having an article picked up by the right ezine may mean more success than you previously thought possible.
Another reason you might want to consider using an article directory service is that you can increase your credibility with potential clients. After all, having a real estate agent who has published material is far better than having some bloke who just uses the yellow pages to advertise.
One final reason that you might want to consider using an article directory service is that you'll get leads who are actually relevant to your business. While search engine marketing is important, having people read your resource box in an article and click on your site means that you're seeing exactly the traffic you need, and that may result in a higher conversion rate.
Where Do I Get The Articles?
Of course, in order to get in an article directory service listing, you have to have articles, but these can come from a variety of sources. Handling your own articles is probably your best bet. After all, who knows your business better than you do? However, if you have written communication issues or you simply don't have the time to write those articles, outsourcing the task to qualified professionals is a fairly easy, painless option. Your website designer may have a copywriting firm he or she works closely with, and in this case, deferring to that level of expertise is acceptable.
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.