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Craig's Classroom Blog is a series of short technology articles for Real Estate Professionals. You will learn how to work with and improve on your online points of presence. Craig teaches about practical technology usage that you will find useful in your daily workflow. Work smarter!
Hasn't it been great seeing all the participants in the March 2022 Challenge! I'd say we have some real transformations going on here!!I wanted to do a single post capturing all the hard work. Even if you weren't able to participate in the challenge month, it is still time well spent to look into...
This month's challenge is to up your game on one important element of your sales funnel. We're going to have you take a look at and update your blog signature. The blog signature is what they see immediately after they have just read your post under the "Posted By" subheading. If a person has jus...
This is a supplementary blog post to help you create an effective Blog Signature. You can see the main post and video here "How to Create an Effective Blog Signature."Now that you've gotten that far in creating your blog signature post, let's have a look at adding social media icons into it. It c...
Very high on my list of necessary tech tools is the screenshot tool. Whether you are on a Mac or on a PC, both systems have a built in means to capture a portion of your screen as an image. You can use the screen capture to share an idea with someone else or save it for your own future reference....
The AR Developer team is working hard behind the scenes on a list of items that we want to see on our site. Quite a few things have been checked off, many more are still waiting to get looked at.The top couple of things on my personal wishlist are (1) fixing the commenting system on the site and ...
I have written posts about how to embed videos in posts in the past, but things have changed and I thought I should update this how-to topic. The good news is that it is now easier than ever.When you find a good video that you want to share in a post, the first thing you'll need to do is get the ...
Every single blogger on ActiveRain should be utilizing the blog signature feature. A blog signature is a block of text that appears in the "Posted By" section of every blog post. Imagine a visitor has found their way to their post and just made it all the way to the bottom. They are very impresse...
Google Maps is an amazing tool. Besides the regular map, there are other modes you can enter such as Google Earth and Google Street view. In street view, you can look around in 360 degrees as if you were actually there. There's a pretty good chance you have discovered street view already. But in ...
If you've blogged on ActiveRain for any length of time, you'll notice something very different than a blog that you have on your regular website. The comments you get on your regular website blog is probably 99.9% spam and put right into the trash. And the 0.1% of REAL comments are probably few a...
update November 2021note: the workarounds in this post are no longer necessary thanks to the AR dev team making the needed corrections!! The "clear formatting" point below is not a bug however and is still a good consideration for you to take a look at.-----How's it going there bloggers? If you f...

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How To Create an Effective Blog Signature

Your blog signature is what shows at the bottom of every blog post. Make it count!

Are You Using Google Photos?

Google photos is a cloud based service to edit and organize all your library of pictures.

Leveraging the Cloud

Cloud services are extremely useful. Learn some of the main providers and how you can benefit.

How Should I Reply to a Comment?

While we await an update to the AR comment system... there are two schools of thought on how to reply.

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