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!
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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
While Tags no longer have the SEO power they had once held, you may still want to use them on your ActiveRain blog. Recently, I've heard a few RainMakers say they really want to be able to organize their "inside blog" so it looks more like their "outside blog". For those of you who are new to ActiveRain, "inside blog" is slang for your "AR Blog" and your "outside blog" is a feature you get with a RainMaker subscription that allows you to claim a custom domain. This information works for ActiveRain members who aren't RainMakers too, so everyone can use this!
Before we start, look at my tags for this post. You can find the tags at the bottom of this post - right above the comments section. You'll see that I'm using the tags "organization", "activerain help", and "tags". When we're done setting up the links to my tags, you'll be able to find any post I tag with "activerain help" by clicking on my link for "ActiveRain Help" on the right hand side of my blog.
The quick, easy way to use "tags" to organize your AR Blog is to be consistent with how you tag your blog posts. If you're consistent with the tags you use, the trick I'm going to show you will make your tags automatically organize your topics. For example, let's say you write a blog about your new listing in Ballard. You may want to use the tags: "Homes for Sale", "Ballard", and whatever type of home it is. Then, next week, you write a blog about a condo listing in South Lake Union, you might use the tags: "Homes for Sale", "South Lake Union", and "Condo". When we're done setting up the links, visitors will be able to find both of your listings under "Homes for Sale", information about Ballard under "Ballard", and information about condos or homes under their respective links. You could have a link for each city or neighborhood you work in! The other cool thing is that new blog posts with the same tags will show up in those lists automatically.
To get started, go to your blog and click on one of your tags. You'll see a page with all of the blogs you have tagged with the word you clicked.
Copy the URL of the page with the list of your blogs. In my example above, the URL is: http://activerain.com/blogs/jeffgray/tags/activerain%20help Yours will have the name of your blog in the URL.
Then, go back to your AR Blog and create a link by clicking the [add/remove] button found next to "Links". The top arrow in the screenshot below shows exactly where that link is on your page. From there, you'll see a blank for Link and a blank for Link Text. Paste your URL in the Link blank, and type whatever you want the link to be called in the Link Text blank. In my case, it's ActiveRain Help.
Now you can repeat this process for each tag you want your visiters to be able to browse, and you're done! Now you have an easy, intuitive way for people to browse your AR Blog 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.