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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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
One thing I'm finding that a lot of people "don't" have has to do with the following list of things needed in order for your profile pic to work with the Google Plus authorship in search results.
You need 3 things:
A website or blog that you own
A Google Plus Account
An About Me page on your blog. If you don’t have an about page then you must create one now.
If you have met the above three conditions then you may continue to the following steps:
1) On your website sidebar or header or footer add this link,
<a href="https://plus.google.com/GOOGLE+ ID" rel="author" target="_blank"> Join me on Google+</a>
Do not remove rel="author" else the trick wont work!
Replace GOOGLE+ ID with your Google profile link id. You can get your Google Plus ID by going to your Google Plus profile page and then copy the digital code from your browser address bar.
You can edit the text Join me on Google+ if you wish.
2) Next go to your About Me page and add this link anywhere you want,
<a href="https://plus.google.com/GOOGLE+ ID" rel="me" target="_blank"> My Google Profile</a>
Again replace the Google+ ID with your Profile ID. You can edit the text My Google Profile if you wish.
3) Now go to your Google+ profile and click the “Edit Profile” button - Then click on the "LINKS" area as shown below,
Add your Blog/site homepage URL and also the URL of your About page. You can also add your Facebook and twitter links if you wish.
Go to Profile Plus Ones.
Click Edit Profile.
Check the Show this tab on my profile checkbox.
Next Upload a quality Profile Pic of yourself (yes, even I had to upload an actual photo of myself - hope Google's happy!!!). Your image will look best if it is 150px by 150px in size.
Finally Save your profile and you are almost done.
Test How your profile photo will appear on SERPs...
Now you need to see how your image will appear. Click here and submit your homepage link in the search box and hit preview as shown below (and don't forget your URL might "not" contain the "www" like mine does...this is usually the case when hosted with GoDaddy!)
Note: It will take time (usually after the next index of your site) for your photo to appear globally on Google results pages. Even my photo thumbnail has not yet appeared on Google.com so it will take some time til Google will display it. Be patient.
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.