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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
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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.
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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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
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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
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Specializing in real estate marketing, SEO, content writing, social media marketing, and blogging. I can do or train!
I've been working with real estate agents and small businesses since 2003, designing small custom websites, and specializing in search engine optimization. My business website, Myrtle Beach WebDesign describes how I work and the things that are important to making a website rank in Google, Yahoo, and Bing.
I try to share my knowledge on Active Rain as much as possible, and hope that some of my tutorial blogs about SEO and Social Media Marketing will help someone. If anyone has a request for an article or topic, please let me know and I'll try my best to put as many do-it-yourself tips on the blog as possible. I enjoy teaching, and wish I could do that more than the actual "doing" sometimes. :-)
I've worked with several Myrtle Beach real estate companies in the last 5-6 years, and as it ends up, they are now all affiliated and are partners. The first site I did, Condolux.net is legendary in the area, as it ranks in the top 3 for over 100 of the most important keyword phrases. I've built or SEO'd about 10 MB business sites in all, and when it comes to condos in Myrtle Beach, two or three of my sites are always on the first page of the search results. Between all of my websites and blogs, and all of my customers' sites, we have around THIRTY thriving websites about Myrtle Beach. There are Myrtle Beach vacation rentals sites, golf sites, North Myrtle Beach Real Estate and Myrtle Beach Pet Friendly Condos. Some of my best sites are for C21 The Harrelson Group with Myrtle Beach Real Estate, and Albuquerque Real Estatefor Tim Fish.
SEO has changed so much in the last few years. It's gotten harder and harder to rank a new site, and almost impossible to rank one without an enormous amount of original, well written, and useful content. I find myself becoming more of a website copywriter than anything. Success comes from having a customer that knows his business and is willing to put some of his own effort into helping to build the very best site for the type of business he's in. This is especially true for Realtors and the community they work for. If they can't tell me why I would want to live there, they probably won't be successful in selling it to a potential customer, either.
I've recently started doing mostly SEO content building and leaving all the months and months of work up to the website owner. I can't charge enough for the amount of work you have to do to make a site rank from the bottom up. It's to the point now that the owner either has to buckle down and work on his website and blogs, or use pay per click. I suspect Google means for it to be that way, too... If you are looking for an SEO consultation or search engine optimized content writing, feel free to contact me. I have a ton of references if you care to call them.
My clients almost always become long-lasting friendships, and I don't give up until a site ranks. That's the way I like to do business, and the main reason my business has done so well. Nothing beats a network of realtors helping each other, conferring together, sharing knowledge and helping to make us all have better websites and more sales!
Mechelle and Lee Cunningham - Jan is the best. No one could beat her so we joined her. :) When she works with you she bring her vast experience, knowledge and will power into play. She gives 110% and doesn't stop until you are where she thinks you should be. I fully recommend her to anyone needing SEO and web design work.
Bill Koelzer/Debbie Ferrari - Jan Knows Her Stuff: Jan has been helping us with SEO and web advice for about 5 years now and we think that she is a MASTER at what she does. Best of all, she is always learning the ever-changing NEW stuff that comes along to make a site come up higher on search engines, or just work better.
Bryan Pearl - Jan has been a friend and a colleague for several years. She has been my mentor in SEO, taking me under her wing for over a year. At every turn she is honest, straight forward and loyal. If you need any help with search engine guidance, press releases and general website help, Jan is the person to call on.
Fran Vernon - I whole-heartedly recommend Jan to anyone who is looking for honest, professional assistance with their website or SEO program. Jan is always helpful, and is one of the hardest workers I know. She has extensive knowledge of her business, and is easy to work with.
Diann Tonnesen - I've known Jan professionally for years now, and she has been an amazing resource when it comes to do with anything SEO related. She is very generous with her knowledge too, and as honest as the day is long. I seldom recommend other people, but Jan is one of the few I can recommend that I know will live up to and exceed every promise she makes!
Annette Smith - I give Jan the highest review. She's been helping me with SEO since 2004 and turned my websites into success with Google, Yahoo and MSN. Go with a Pro, Go with Jan Chilton web success!
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.