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
Active Rain has powerful Google Juice and Squidoo has powerful Google Juice.
Can you imagine the energy and power you can develop though strategically using them both together?
Both are Free and both are easy to set up and contribute to.While Active Rain is a blog platform Squidoo is more like a one page mini website idea which are called lenses. Join Active Rain here.
I found Squidoo before I discovered Active Rain and I was using Squidoo for their Google pull strength. The very first lens I wrote was not even about Real Estate. The great thing about Squidoo is that you can make as many lenses as you like all with many different subjects. Whatever your hobbies are or things you are passionate about fits in the Squidoo environment. For you Seth Godin fans, Squidoo is his brainchild. Join Squidoo here and start your lens!
You can visit other lenses on Squidoo and rate them on a star system. You can also add blurbs which is what you would call a comment on your AR blog. If you list your Squidoo lens in the comments with a link to it, I will go there and rate your lens. You can visit my lenses and I will visit yours.
My very first lens has performed the best of all my lenses. It is called The Teachers Of The SecretThere are over 700,000 lenses right now. They are all rated by algorithms which take into consideration many things such as traffic and star ratings. The highest rank overall that my lens has achieved was a #504. I did not pay attention to this baby for a long time like almost a year because I spend all my online time on Actve Rain. Just this past week or two I have been adding a little content here and there and suddenly I began climbing the ranks again. This lens is now #290 in How To and Education and #2993 for overall ranking which is still very good when you look at all the lenses there are.
After I tested the waters with my The Secret lens on Squidoo I added a Wellington Florida Real Estate lens which has also done quite well considering I just this past week or so began spending some time on the lenses I have on Squidoo. What I did that really worked well, was add my Active Rain blog RSS feed and it goes right in our Wellington lens thanks to Bill Gassett for telling me we can add an RSS feed to our lenses. That is now helping this Wellington lens climb up the ranks.
You can see the stats very easy on your lens dashboard to keep track of what tags are working.Your stats will also show you what keywords people searched for and it lets you click on those tags and add them write to your tags. Simple and yet effective.
I also linked to my Active Rain blog and our website inside the lens. You can apply some linking strategies and come up with a game plan to really improve your SEO and make a few friends along the way. A combination of Squidoo and Active Rain builds on your SEO and MORE!
Katerina Gasset, CIPS, Realtor ®, Business and Life Coach, Speaker and Author. Reach Katerina at: 561-753-0135
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