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This article is going to address the body of your profile page. These are the sections that are listed right below your blog description.
There are three sections here. You can rename each of these sections. I highly recommend you to change these to some of your keywords and make them appealing to your audience.
I read a lot of profiles and most of them can be more fully optimized and more engaging. While you need to have a part of your profile be about you, more importantly this is a chance for you to reach out and pull your audience in. They will not get pulled in if your profile is only about your company. Having too much about your company on your profile also wastes valuable Google juice because Google absolutely loves the Active Rain profiles.
You want to make sure you use every chance to use your SEO.
Click on the field that says "rename section". This is where you should put your main keywords. You will see that I have our main key words as the name of this section yet it is not a turn off to the prospect looking at our profile because it makes sense. You want it to make sense.
Under the first caption what you will see here is all our buttons for search for homes, a link right to our short sale series and other links. After that is a little story of the markets we service with our longer tailed keywords in the body of that paragraph.
Below that we post our bios. Since there are two of us, to make it not look too long, we decided to go with the 2 column look. Nestor on the left side and Katerina on the right side. The bios are written in third person. The reason that is important is that it adds more credibility. If someone else endorses you it carries more weight than if you endorse yourself. This is a skill you learn in marketing. Just like with press releases, I always write our press releases as if someone else is writing about us.
We titled the next section with a higher demand keyword but that encompasses more than just our town of Wellington. Since Wellington is very small of course we list and sell properties outside of our town in neighboring villages and towns so this section is about what comprises our county. You will see again that there are many keywords being used in this paragraph.
Then the last section that is available on your Active Rain profile page we named: What Happy Wellington Homeowners Are Saying About Us. Again, contains keywords but does not take away from the attention grabbing headline. People love to know what others are talking about and doing. That is why Reality TV is so popular. Saying Testimonials is very bland and overused. This title is much more engaging. This is where we put our testimonials from some of our sellers that we closed short sales with and some regular testimonials also.
Make sure that you go to your profile and complete all three of these sections. There is also a difference in what a buyers' agent is going to write and add to their profile than listing agents. We are listing agents so we are attracting to us the sellers by the material we present on our profile. Sellers want to interview us and this is our interview. On the other hand a buyers' agent is going to need more information about the area like on Cyndee Haydon's profile. If you are a buyers' agent create something similar to Cyndee's profile. The videos in her profile are especially compelling and she has a lot of business just from her profile.
The most important thing to remember with working on your Active Rain profile is that it is being read! Our Active Rain profile has had more than 35,729 views.
So get creative with your copy writing and make sure you add links to your outside blog and add keywords throughout your profile. By all means add video and audio. I am working on that this year. Come back in a year and you will see even more changes to our Active Rain profile.
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.