activerain community support: ActiveRain University - Reduce the Learning Curve & Increase Results - 02/19/10 07:00 AM
ActiveRain University - Reduce the Learning Curve & Increase Your Results
Are you looking to learn more about how to use the ActiveRain Network?  How about Social Media, Marketing and Networking?  Do you want to minimize the learning curve and get maximum results from your time on ActiveRain?  Just one hour of your time per session, and we're confident that you'll walk away with both tools and information that will help.  Some members (myself included) have taken months and even years to learn and figure this stuff out. 
We've added classes to the calendar that are "topic" focused and structured around … (52 comments)

activerain community support: How to Add a Power Point Presentation to Your Blog - 03/21/08 04:29 PM
Do you use Microsoft Power Point for any presentations at all? Here's the instructions for adding a Power Point Presentation toyour Blog. We are going to incorporate it into this post and show you how it's done: Today I will use There are otherslike, but I have not tested them thoroughly yet.
A couple things you'll want to know first: The two most common Internet Browsers are Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Depending on the readers/viewersbrowser will determine how your presentation will appear. I would suggest always having a quick disclaimer or instructional commentfor both platforms. I like … (116 comments)

activerain community support: NEW MEMBERS - Start Here - 02/26/08 04:26 AM
Welcome Active Rain New Members & Invited Guests - If you are looking to Active Rain as a place to get rich quick, or just score points, you're in the wrong spot.  However, if you're looking to surround yourself with incredible knowledge, experienced professionals, worthy relationships, industry support, and marketing ideas to grow your business and better your Blogging skills, you've landed in the BEST spot on planet earth. 
For months now, I have been welcoming "New Members" by adding links in your comments, and a welcome message to your "Very First Post" here on Active Rain.  Now, I still welcome … (262 comments)

activerain community support: Your Active Rain Profile - Your Masterpiece! - 11/01/07 06:09 PM
Are you getting the most from your Active Rain Profile?   Does it have the same information or content as your website?  Did you cut and paste like many of us I know did?  Is it a "Wall Of Words?"  Here's an opportunity to make your AR Profile even "BETTER" than your website.  You should put as much attention and love into your profile page as you do your posts, maybe more.  Are you updating it with fresh content weekly, monthly or never at all?  The truth is, the profile is the first place we all start as "New" members!  The … (238 comments)

activerain community support: Active Rain Blogs - Finding What You Need - The Ultimate Search! - 10/28/07 12:13 PM
Here's a "community tip" you may not be aware of regarding how to "SEARCH" Blogs.  Active Rain is a huge wealth of members, knowledge and resources!  There are so many Blog topics, ideas, instructions, do's and don'ts, opinions and posts of information, it really can be over-whelming.  This post will show you how to maximize the "Search" options that are available to you on Active Rain.
When you click on the "SEARCH" feature from the menu bar above, you'll have 3 options and choices to search from.  Profiles, Blogs, and Blog Comments.  When you're searching Blogs, it ONLY searches … (186 comments)

activerain community support: Active Rain Settings & SEO Benefits - Very Powerful - 10/22/07 07:23 PM
Did you know that you are missing out on some SEO opportunities in your Active Rain Profile and Settings?   Yesterday, I did a post regarding  "How To Use Your "My Settings" Page"  I received many comments and quite a few questions.  The "My Settings" link in Active Rain clearly has some great value and benefits to you and your Blog.  There is one particular question that came up by Roswell Ga Real Estate - Nancy Rivera who runs about an area on the "My Settings" page.
She asked,"Brad - I have a question about #3, if you don't mind.  I used … (231 comments)

activerain community support: How To Use Your AR "Settings" Page - 10/20/07 05:38 PM
Here is some information on "How To" use your Active Rain "My Settings" page.  I have tried to make this as simple as possible, for you to get the most out of your Active Rain experience.  To access your settings page, go to your "MY HOME" link at the top of the page next to the "Logout" option.  Make sure you are logged into Active Rain before you try and modify your settings.  Next, click on the "My Settings" link on the left hand side of the page just under the "My Ads" link.  The rest is detailed below for your … (510 comments)

activerain community support: Should You Have A Blog or a Website? - 10/17/07 03:48 AM
This is a common question that I get asked by many who are considering starting up a Blog or a Website. I really don't know what the right answer is, but I think that Blogs are starting to have a real impact in our Industry. I also don't think that the websites (especially corporate ones) will ever go away. The Blog is always changing with new and fresh content, topics, and ideas. Comments from others also adds new and fresh text for the search engines to find! Websites are great because many of us already have them, and consumers are used … (118 comments)

activerain community support: Active Rain | A Referral Network & Business Goldmine - 10/11/07 10:18 AM
Are you looking to do more business in a market that has obviously changed? Do you want to get more out of Active Rain than just using the Blogging as social networking? Is Active Rain any different than the other groups or networks you're already a part of? Are you doing business with other Active Rain REALTORS®, Lenders, and Affiliates? Could Active Rain be the Goldmine you're looking for? These are some questions you might find yourself asking.
Click on "Your County" to see what other Active Rain members are in your area. These are the people who can relate and … (58 comments)

activerain community support: How Are You Promoting Your Blog Out in the REAL World - 09/28/07 12:32 AM

activerain community support: Blogger Startup Kit - 09/20/07 11:27 PM
When you first heard the word "Blog" you were probably just like the rest of us.  Not sure, confused, and maybe even uncomfortable with the whole idea and concept.  My guess is that you still are if you've opened this post and you're still reading it. 
Here is a Starter Kit with everything you need to know, for your Blogging and Blogosphere survival.  If you are new to Blogging (less than 3 months or so) this is the post for you.  Here is the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of Blogging, which is the newest and most exciting way … (190 comments)

activerain community support: 20 Google Tools for Your Business - 09/05/07 02:40 AM
These are some really great tools that are ALL provided by Google for FREE. It's obvious that they are on a mission to remain the leader in Internet services and tools for us in our business. You will have seen some of these before, but I am certain you have not seen or used them all. You'll be amazed at what Google can do for you and your business, your websites and Blogs, and for your overall health and wealth. :-)
Google SearchEveryone knows about Google's search engine and it's capabilities. This is one of the most universal search engines and … (270 comments)

activerain community support: Google Alerts - Staying "Alerted" - 09/02/07 05:10 PM
Have you ever wondered how other people find your Blog when you have written a post about them?  How do they do that?  I used to ask myself this question all the time.  Many of the comments on my Blog lately have asked me, "Where do you come up with all this stuff?"  This post reveals the secret to finding out all the information you ever wanted, or needed to know, that is ever posted anywhere on the Internet.  You can have any information come to you, instead of you going out and trying to find it, or maybe missing out, … (73 comments)

activerain community support: 7 Mistakes to Avoid on Active Rain - 08/27/07 05:56 PM
I guess you can call these my Top 7 Pet Peeves on Active Rain. This is not a rant or a rave, it's just my way of sharing with members, what others members may feel, but never write about. Please don't take this personal if you fall into one or more of these categories. I know I did, but hopefully the TIPS I have provided below may help.
AND 1. It's frustrating when someone adds you as an associate, but they don't put a comment in the box. Then why are they adding you? Don't members know that this is … (668 comments)

activerain community support: Widgets: How to Add Them to Your Blog - 08/12/07 12:18 PM
How do you add "Widgets" to your Active Rain Blog?  You can only add them to either your profile page, your posts, or in the right side column on your main Blog page.  These instructions are to add a Widget to your Blog under your photo, the same as you see on mine.
The first step is to select a "Widget" that you'd like to add to your blog.  All Widgets will require you to use the HTML code provided by that Widget, and then paste it into Active Rain.  If you would like to see some samples of the Widgets I have previously used, you … (232 comments)

activerain community support: Successful Blogging in the Real Estate Industry - 08/08/07 04:35 PM
So now you are a Blogger on Active Rain!  You create content, you write, you post, you read, you comment, but do you ever wonder...where does my Blogging go from here?  Is this as good as it gets?  Should I have more than one Blog?  My answer to you is yes!  Every single person and panelists that I met in San Francisco at the Real Estate Connect last week, ALL had a Blog or write for a Blog outside of Active Rain.  Don't get me wrong, I think that Blogging in the rain is great, in fact I will always be an Active Rain Alumni, … (82 comments)

activerain community support: Are You Using your Active Rain Statistics Page to Improve Your Blog? - 07/23/07 04:42 PM
I noticed today that my statistics page on Active Rain was begging for some attention!!  It was calling out to me, "Hey Brad!  Do you want to go out on a Blog with me tonight?"  Naturally, I said yes, and here we are!!  LOL!
I went through my statistics page to see what posts I had written that received the most views and comments. Finding your voice on Active Rain can be time consuming and frustrating.  Wanting to know what topics were of the most interest to readers had me intrigued.  These are the posts that made my "TOP LIST" for most … (76 comments)

activerain community support: 5 Principles to Creating an Effective Blog Post - 07/03/07 09:57 PM

Before you post on your Blog, here's five principles that may help you get more views, readers and comments, and (no promises), featured on Active Rain!
First off, put some thought and effort into your posts.  There are so many things you can write about IE: your business, events, personal experiences, travel, technology, other members, the Market etc.
If you invest a small amount of time "thinking" about your post and your readers, their perceptions and what you are trying to get across, the better your posts will be. 
Don't knock yourself out, and remember, you'll never know what kind of response … (218 comments)

activerain community support: Making Your Post, A Mini - Webpage - 06/25/07 04:46 PM
Over 20 Years Experience, Helping You Provide Your Clients, The American Dream! 

View My Profile Memoirs of a Blogger View My Associates Get Linked In Search Active Rain             Real Estate Technology Group Target Marketing Group  The Title and Escrow Group Solano County Network Group My Corporate Office Property Comp Information Realtor Designations  Bay Area Real Estate Tech Fair Real Estate Website Links Agent Freebies My Escrow Blog The Best Network in the World My Music Blog My Photography Blog Creating a post to look like a website is in my opinion, a great way to market yourself and provide valuable information to … (72 comments)

activerain community support: Widgets...Can Be Hazardous to You and Your Readers! - 06/22/07 08:28 PM
Well I finally did it!  Pushed the envelope!  Went over the edge, maxed out, and crashed my Active Rain Blog!  As many of you know, I am kinda techy, and love to share my Widgets, Gadgets, and What-cha-ma-callits with others!  On my previous post, Broker Bryant commented that it was taking a ton of time to load my blog on his screen, and that the cookies were killing him. (Mine, not TLW's) LOL  I made some wisecrack about him needing to get a … (52 comments)

Brad Andersohn,  ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty)

Brad Andersohn

ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Fairfield, CA

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ActiveBrad is "The Internetarian and Web Concierge." Helping Industry Professionals with technology, blogging, social media, mobile and more. Brad spends the majority of his time helping agents, brokers and other real estate professionals experience greater success.





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