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
Paul Chaney and I had a great coaching session yesterday about Internet Marketing where he shared an acronym from a book he is reading called Secrets of Online Persuasion by John-Paul and Deborah Micek. Some of you will have done a lot of these things, and some of us need to work on a couple of these points - but they are true, they are simple and they are a MUST for successful Internet Marketing.
F- Focus of Niche
O- Optimize Key words
O- Organize Content
D- Dig into your results
Paul called these the 4 keys to "spider bait" - I thought that was genius!
FOCUS ON NICHE- for your blog to be successful you need to be passionate and knowledgeable (passion + knowledge = niche)
OPTIMIZE KEY WORDS- We've talked about this before but cannot stress it enough. The more specific the keyword, the better the results. Less used key words can mean a lot of traffic. Pay attention to 2 and 3 word key phrases (they may get the results you need). And here's something that made me smile:
Short Keywords -----> browsers
Long Keywords -----> buyers
ORGANIZE CONTENT - this goes into detail about categories and tags based on keywords (remember that the consumer needs to be able to find the content and so do the spiders).
DIG INTO YOUR RESULTS - This is the most important aspect of this whole lesson , and I am particularly glad it made it at the end of the "food chain". I think you would agree that this is the area that we take for granted the most and has to do with evaluation and analysis. What are your STATS?
which keywords or key phrases are bringing traffic to your website?
where is unsolicited traffic coming from?
If traffic is coming from other sites, make sure you acknowledge the source and thank them
If this is a concept that just seems "out there" for you - check out Web Analytics For Dummiesby Pedro Sostre and Jennifer LeClaire.
Micek says to reply to ALL comments left on your blog (You know I was happy to hear that!)
We will be going into ways of keeping your content fresh and discussing what happens when "your well runs dry". Dont forget to check out this post by Caleb giving us the stats of The Project Blogger Competition - Project Blogger Round-Up: Week 4 April 30th- May 6th - I'm also supposed to be telling you to VOTE since a lot of Active Rainers have not realized they can vote each week for their favorite Project Blogger Team.
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.