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
Search engines may not be mythical creatures bred for their skills in magic, but they are constantly engulfed by marketing myth. That is simply because the rules change almost daily. The rules you knew from late 2007 have changed and will likely change again before the year is out.
The points below specifically address Search Engine Optimization. Some of the tactics below, such as video marketing outside of context, are effective outside of an SEO strategy. Google and the big engines are making page rank more and more difficult, hopefully these tips help.
Search engine submissions are worthless. Once your site is indexed, it’s over. Mission accomplished.
Directories are no longer a good source of quality one-way links.
Article submission sites are so inundated with content that any new articles will be buried on Page Rank 0 pages forever.
Press releases are nice if you just cured cancer but they don’t help you reach your target audience.
Diverting traffic from blogs is called spamming. It will get you banned from any decent blogs (the only ones that matter).
For an RSS Feed to work, you need relevant, well-written content that is regularly updated for your core audience.
Social bookmarking is great IF you to have something of value to post. You need your own blog to do this effectively.
Getting permanent, one way backlinks from other sites is ideal, but the only way to get them is to write customized, individual e-mails aimed at target sites of value.
Using video clips to promote your business is effective IF you place the videos within the context of your blog. Placing them in social media sites is not going to have the desired effect.
I've been working with digital media for 13 years and the founder of VIO Media Group. I love to discuss and share thoughts on mobile and online media and specifically their impact on major markets such as Real Estate.
I'll do my best to post useful information on how to better use technology in your favor.
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.