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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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
A Facebook "Share" or Facebook "Icon" - What's More Important?
You've seen both, right? Those social media icons that take you to the website's page, Twitter feed or any other type of social media platform the author may have out there but what about the "share" buttons? Those are different in that they don't lead you to the website's Facebook page, but encourage you to "like" the page you're on right from the page without going to a specific site or leaving the page. Often they encourage you to write something about why you like it or a description.
Social media connections typically don't have to be at the top of your site or side bar any longer because people are just not going there as often. While it's a good idea to connect to all your outlets and pages, having them at the top may not be the key any longer. These buttons will appear as many do on our blog signatures, something like this:
And then there are the share buttons. These little babies can really make your blog or page explode with traffic when you make it easier for people to share and like. People reportedly spend an average of 30% more money at McDonalds when they used their debit card rather than cash - Why? Because it was easier!
So making it easier for people to "like" or share some other way is a no-brainer! The deal to sharing, you must do it from your personal account such as Facebook. You can't like something from a business page directly from the page you're on, you have to 'like it' as you, personally. This is the only drawback if you're trying to share business information from your business Facebook page instead of your personal account. To do this, you would manually have to copy and paste the link into your business Facebook page and hit "post". Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, and Pinterest should all post from whatever account you are currently logged into or whichever you sign into on the pop-up box once you hit one of those share buttons.
Why is this important?
Because Google is all about social media.
What's been shared, copied, liked, plused, pinned, tweeted and posted. The more something has been shared, the more value it has. Much more than just having someone like your Facebook page itself, is someone liking that most recent post or blog you just wrote. Their friends see it, sharing it to everyone they know should they choose. Get a plug-in for your WordPress site or a widget and code from the individual social media to add to your website.
It's much easier to "like" from the page you're on and move on, then head over to another page and click like - why? I don't know... we're humans and we like convenience.
So have both, but make sure those share buttons are front and center.
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