activerain university: Creating Effective Calls to Action for Your Blog in Blogging Boot Camp - 03/07/13 04:25 AM
Creating Effective Calls to Action for Your Blog. In this class we discuss the most effective ways to use a call to action in your blog post in order to help you generate leads for your business. We discuss the proper use of links. We talk about where to link people to on your website. We discuss how you can use images to entice someone to take action. We also talk about embedding forms as a means to generate contact info from your readers.
We also discuss what things you might want on your website in order to make sure the … (2 comments)

activerain university: Make Your Blogs Rank in the Search Engines! Boot Camp Class One - 02/21/13 06:14 AM
Blogging Boot Camp February 2013 Class One: How to Get Your Blog Posts to Rank in the Search Engines
During the first boot camp class on February 21st, we got into the nuts and bolts of blogging and how to get your content to rank well in the search engines.
Watch the recording now to learn:
1. The basics tenants of writing posts that rank well in the search engines
2. What kind of posts should you be writing to generate business
3. How do you determine what you want to write about
4. Commonly missed SEO opportunities
This is a core … (18 comments)

activerain university: Blogging Boot Camp Class 2: Unlocking the Secret to Keyword Phrases - 01/24/13 07:23 AM
Blogging Boot Camp continued with Class 2: Unlocking the Secret to Keyword Phrases. After you learn SEO in Class 1: How to Get Your Blog Posts to Rank in the Search Engines, you need to determine what topics you will write about. This class gives you that plus a downloadable list of 500 'Homes for Sale' Keyword Phrases!

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activerain university: Boot Camp January 2013 Class 1: SEO - 01/17/13 06:35 AM
Boot Camp January 2013 Class 1:
How to Get Your Blog Posts to Rank in the Search Engines On Thursday, January 17th we had Boot Camp Class 1 of 3, focusing on SEO and how to get your blog posts to rank in the search engines. ActiveRain Community Evangelist, Bob Stewart walks you through the basics tenants of writing posts that rank well in the search engines, what kind of posts should you be writing to generate business, and commonly missed SEO opportunities.
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activerain university: Local Businesses and Local Events Blog Templates - 01/11/13 01:40 AM
Our Blogging Blueprint webinar on Friday, January 11th, focused on using Local Events and Local Businesses blog posts to drive traffic to your blog. We created some example blog posts written for a local event and local businesses to give you a template to work with when creating your own.
Posts about local events and local businesses will drive traffic to your blog. For example, when researching the local firework show someone can get the times and location from the city's website, but you will give them insider information in your blog. Your blog will tell them where they should sit to … (38 comments)

activerain university: RainMaker Boot Camp Week #3 Recording: Search Engine Optimization - 05/24/12 06:20 AM
This class will teach you some basic fundamentals for getting your posts to rank better in the search engines. We also discuss some of the most important things you can and should be writing about as a real estate professional to drive more traffic to your blog posts.  

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activerain university: Keeping up with Facebook Changes - A Webinar - 10/03/11 08:27 AM
Facebook has been rolling out some changes over the last few weeks. Unless you've been hiding under a rock (or could give a rip about Facebook) you've surely seen and heard about these changes. With a site as popular as Facebook, even small changes are sure to cause some level of upheaval. Your own level of upheaval is probably dependant on your propensity for change.
If you've been on Facebook in the last couple of weeks you've surely seen the new newsfeed on the right hand side that calls to you with it's constant movement and updates of what your 'friends' … (22 comments)

activerain university: ActiveRain University Goes Live (and Recorded) - 09/28/11 02:47 AM
  It's amazing to me that ActiveRain has grown to the point we are at with very little formal training for our members. For the first 3 years of our existence, our training was essentially members teaching and sharing with each other. We just were not equipped with enough employees to train our members efficiently. Thankfully our members have stepped up and there are tons of videos and tutorials throughout the site that can be found be using the 'search' option on the top of any page. We are thrilled that the member that joins tomorrow will have much better support … (72 comments)

activerain university: ActiveRain University Suggestion Box - 01/14/11 11:05 AM
We would like to double the size of the ActiveRain University, and we already have a few ideas in mind. There is so much awesome information to share that we can't fit it in the schedule we have now. This will mean more classes, more guest speakers, and more input from our members.
What would you like to see added to the calendar? Is there a tool or feature of the website you would like to learn more about? Maybe there is a member of ActiveRain whose brain you would just love to pick? Let me know in your comments. This … (84 comments)

activerain university: Free RESPA Class at the ARU. - 01/10/11 03:09 PM
The staff at ActiveRain have always worked hard to make sure our members are some of the best educated, compliant and well connected professionals in their local markets. We have worked hard to secure some of the best training for real estate professionals available for free online today, and in the spirit of continuing with that commitment we are proud to announce the RESPA class.
Dr. Gary Lacefield is President and Senior Consultant of Risk Mitigation Group near Dallas, Texas. Dr. Gary Lacefield was a Senior Civil Rights Analyst, Investigator, and Conciliator for HUD. Throughout this period, he negotiated the twelve … (71 comments)

activerain university: Introduction To ActiveRain - New Training at AR University - 06/22/10 11:51 AM
The Introduction to ActiveRain Class - You're here because...  You were invited by another member, an ActiveRain Ambassador referred you here, or you just stumbled across the site and joined!  Regardless of how you got here, This is a class for you!

We've put together a new series of classes at ActiveRain University that will help answer many of the questions for our new members.  About ActiveRain, An Introduction To ActiveRain, and The Advanced ActiveRain 201 class.
Come get a complete understanding of the following:
1. A Brief Overview of ActiveRain 2. The Referral Exchange Network 3. Joining, Using & … (5 comments)

activerain university: About ActiveRain - New Member Training at AR University - 06/21/10 04:03 AM
Have you ever been asked the question, "What Is ActiveRain?"  Yes, we all have.  Then when you tell them, they sign up and the next question comes along, OK, I've joined... now what?  We've just put together a new series of classes at ActiveRain University that will help answer many of the questions for our new members.  About ActiveRain, An Introduction To ActiveRain, and The Advanced ActiveRain 201 class.
"About ActiveRain" is a class every member should attend at least one time.  No matter how far along you are on the network, or within the community, this is an IMPORTANT CLASS!  It's our … (12 comments)

activerain university: Winning The Listing Every Time - 06/05/10 04:40 AM
Winning The Listing Every Time
Are you tired or frustrated of not listing all of the properties that you go out to and complete a market analysis on?  Is the effort you're putting into your presentations and CMA's paying off?  What is your success ratio at getting every listing you go after?  Well the facts are that it's probably unlikely that you are sealing the deal on every single one, but is it possible that there is room for improvement in your numbers and in this market?  
We think there is!  Every agent has their own style, their own … (34 comments)

activerain university: Activerain University - Managing Your Business Virtually - 05/25/10 05:22 AM
This Wednesday, our very own Laura Monroe from Creative Agent Solutions will be sharing some great information and her experience with "How To Manage Your Business Virtually!" Laura has been an ActiveRain Member since September 2006.  If you're following her on ActiveRain, you've been privileged with her most recent sharing of "10 Days of Outsourcing Your Business"
What is a "Virtual Business" and what is a "Virtual Assistant?" What things are you doing that could be automated in your business or delegated to someone else to free you up to be more productive?  What tools are available out there that you … (9 comments)

activerain university: ActiveRain University - The Short Sale Power Hour Session II - 05/24/10 03:29 AM
ActiveRain University - The Short Sale Power Hour Session II

Effectively Working with Buyer’s & Buyer's Agents in a Short Sale Transaction - Taking the guess work out of the Equation!  Stop Foreclosure!  Help your community and "MASTER" the options of the short sale transaction. Come join ARU and our guest experts, Fred Weaver and Kevin Kauffman as they remove all the myths and share all the tips, tools, and secrets of the entire Short Sale Process.   This 5-Part Series will have you walking away with everything you need to know regarding the process, the delicate handling, and the tools … (12 comments)

activerain university: ActiveRain University Welcomes Stefan Swanepoel - 05/18/10 10:15 AM
ActiveRain University and Stefan Swanepoel present: How Social Media Starts To Develop its Place In Business! You do NOT want to miss this one, trust me!! We're really excited to have Stefan as our guest!
Catch up with the Trends Master (and fellow Active Rainer) Stefan Swanepoel, as he shares with us some of the latest exciting technology and social media changes that are shaping our world. Before taking questions he will provide a 30 minute talk on: •  Mobile Media   •  Real-Time & Back-Channels •  Augmented Reality •  Social Gaming & Tagging •  Location Based Services About Stefan Swanepoel: Stefan is recognized as the leading … (15 comments)

activerain university: ActiveRain University and Katrina Benton - "Cashing In On Social Media" - 05/17/10 07:26 AM
ActiveRain University Welcomes Katrina Benton - "Cashing In On Social Media" Sign up now to hear Katrina Benton — a 3rd generation REALTOR® — reveal how she effectively integrates new technologies with traditional real estate business-building techniques. How does she cash in on Social Media?  What specific things is she doing to maximize her on-line potential?  She'll be sharing her experience and knowledge with all our guests and attendees this week at ActiveRain University.Key takeaways: ·  The old-schooler’s secrets to success with new technologies ·  Smart ways to track prospective clients along the purchase decision process ·  How to convert online leads into closed … (20 comments)

 
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