New Profile Page Specs

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Services for Real Estate Pros with ActiveRain Corp.
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The new profile pages are live and hot as a cat on a tin roof, whatever that means.

With the new format available for you to customize you may have questions about specific pixel sizes or types of documents you are able to upload. We've broken it down as best we could, if you ever need anything further, please don't hesitate to contact us at 888.643.3837 or support@activerain.com for one-on-one help.

BADGE TYPES
A new type has been added to the already existing RainMaker, Ambassador and Staff.  Rainer is a member of the community who does not have RainMaker ability.

COVER PHOTO
Minimum of 600x200 pixels
.png, .jpg or .gif pictures will work

PROFILE PHOTO
Minimum of 170x170 pixels
Maximum of 600x600 pixels
.png, .jpg or .gif pictures will work

PROFESSIONAL TAGLINE
Maximum of 50 characters
Do not include your company name

PROFESSIONAL HEADLINE
Maximum of 200 characters

BUSINESS LICENSE
Maximum of 20 characters

LEAD WIDGET
Keep the Call to Action limited to one or two lines max.  You don't want this to be fluff on your page, a short & strong CTA is best here.

LEAD EMAIL
All messages submitted via Lead Widget will go to email address entered here.  If no email is entered, all messages will be sent to your primary email address..

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube.  Click here for more information on finding your unique social media urls.  If you don't add your url, the icon will not show on your profile.

SERVICE AREAS
Maximum of 7
Primary Market is listed first
Three combinations available for you to choose:  (1) City, State (2) Neighborhood, State (3) County, State
Ability to drag and drop the order when in edit mode.

REAL ESTATE RESOURCES
Maximum of 15
Ability to drag and drop the order when in edit mode.  The same order on your profile page will display on the right sidebar of your blog roll.
If you had more than 15 links, they are sitting in a draft post available to view via "View Drafts".

FEATURED LISTINGS
Will be displayed here if you write a blog post about a listing, then:

  • Check 'Hyper-Local Pages' under the 'Post To' options
  • Set as 'Feature on profile page'
  • Have a display until date
  • Have a validated address.

GET TO KNOW ME
You can add links but not photos.  If you had links, they are sitting in a draft post available to view via "View Drafts".

EXPERTISE
English is selected as a Language by default
Badges displayed is selected by default

TESTIMONIALS
Maximum of 30
10 most recent entered will show

FEATURED VIDEO
YouTube and Vimeo videos work great.  You have the ability to rename this section header from Featured Video to anything of your choosing.  Don't worry about resizing your video as we've made it standard for blog width proportions.

Put your best foot forward with the public!
Take advantage of these new features by updating your profile now. Follow the guided tour on the upper right corner after you login to your ActiveRain account.

 

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Rainmaker
1,429,390
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

OK if I do not get to this today I will get to it tomorrow.  I see this is essential.

Aug 26, 2013 04:23 AM #102
Rainmaker
560,422
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Apex, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

I like the updated profile! It is clean, sharp and easier for the consumer to read. Thanks for the hard work!

Aug 30, 2013 10:50 PM #103
Rainmaker
560,422
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Apex, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

Kerrie - Please don't remove associates. I'd like to see that stay. It helps find agents for referrals.

Aug 30, 2013 10:58 PM #104
Rainer
295,121
Paddy Deighan JD PhD
TimeshareLawyers.pro - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

this blog is very helpful ....thank you for this update and nudge to get us to update our profiles

Aug 31, 2013 10:04 AM #105
Rainmaker
524,141
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!

We've got it pretty well fillend in.  All our testimonials are pretty old so we didn't use them.  Gonna wait til we get some fresh ones to put up.  The video thing will have to wait until we learn a little more about making one of those.  Everything else is pretty much up to snuff.  And of course we're wide open for suggestions!!

Sep 01, 2013 12:18 AM #106
Rainmaker
490,103
Jon Quist
REALTY EXECUTIVES TUCSON ELITE - Tucson, AZ
Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996

Done on September 1st. Thanks for the reminder.

Sep 01, 2013 01:27 AM #107
Rainer
60,517
Michelle Chauvin
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas and Henderson, NV
Rainmaker
710,893
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

The new profile is a keeper. I liked it from the first day even though you've given us more work to do.

Sep 01, 2013 01:21 PM #109
Rainmaker
667,683
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Realty Beachside power by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Brevard County, Florida coastal connection!

I love the new look of the profile page...very nice! The orange color, not so much. Finally got my headline photo to upload but need to find a different one since the orange does not complement the colors in the photo.

Is there any way to keep the orange since it is part of the AR theme but move it to a different area where it won't detract from the headline photos and the profile photos? Compromise is good...

I still cannot find where to post a success story or edit the signature block that appears when you post a blog...have these gone away or am I just missing something?

Overall, looking good!

 

Sep 02, 2013 03:36 AM #110
Rainmaker
276,401
Annette Thor
Connecticut Homes and Commercial Fairfield Cty,CT reinct.com - Westport, CT
Residential & Commercial Real Estate Broker in CT

I like the changes, excited to see what they will bring! I've completed my profile http://activerain.com/profile/athor

 

Sep 03, 2013 01:14 AM #111
Rainmaker
483,936
Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Kerrie, Will we ever be able to add photos to the "getting to know you" and other pages? I see we can thankfully have links, but like any blog post, it can look tedious and boring without some photos to break things up. I liked the fact that I could have corrolating local photos and business logos by some of the links. Now...I'm finding these sections kinda of blah. Guess I'll go check out and see what others have done to make these pages look better. Might be missing something...Back..just checked out Anna's profile and see some pics and logos there..so looks like a tutorial is in order!

Sep 05, 2013 08:47 AM #112
Rainmaker
322,867
Fred Cope
Reliant Realty in Nashville, TN - Nashville, TN
Looking For Homes With A Smile

Slowly I turn... step by step, inch by inch.  Have I wrecked it yet?  This is a much needed exercise, and it will force me to make some decisions about my website vs changes I need to make.  There is just so much to read and learn.  Trial and error: "Under Construction--hard hat required."

I love the format, and will work on my content.

Inserted my cover photo of Nashville from the south (viewing the L&C Tower sandwiched between the new Pinnacle building and the AT&T "Batman" building.  In my youth, the L&C Tower was the marquee structure on the Nashville skyline.  I have great memories from the L&C observation deck, and recollections of A.M. Burton (founder of Life & Casualty Insurance).  He started that company with only a few dollars, but shared his wealth generously. 

I worked on the Tagline, Headline, License number and Lead widget, but was unable to revise/edit afterward.  I will come back to it in a few days.  I haven't had time to look into Market Leader yet, and am needing to update my website--adding IDX, lead capture and dedicated e-mail address.

I sound like my four year old grandson--when you give him a new piece of information, he simply asks "Why?"  I am wading through the "whys?"

Enjoyed the challenge.  Following link is to my AR profile page.  Well, back to the "Whys?" 

http://activerain.com/profile/fredcope/edit

Sep 05, 2013 01:03 PM #113
Rainmaker
272,499
Susan Jacobsen
The Alliance Group Realty - Hilton Head Island, SC
20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service

I'd LIKE to add my testamonials but there appears to be a glitch with the date selection - I've tried numerous times to either tab into the box, or select the calendar and then select the date, but it always comes up with an error and says the field cannot be blank but I can't either type in or select. HELP PLEASE - I'm trying to finish this in time for the contest deadline :-/

Sep 07, 2013 02:39 AM #114
Rainmaker
806,157
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Diana - If you go to Settings, Blog Settings and scroll down you'll see the Signature box and then the Success Story box.  http://activerain.com/action/agents_secure/settings

Cindy - We prefer the uniform look without photos in your About Me section but there is a work around.  

Susan - Give us a ring at 888.643.3837 so we can help you out one-on-one.  And don't worry, Testimonials was not one of the three metrics we are requiring for the contest (but of course you want those in there).  Thanks!

Sep 09, 2013 02:33 AM #115
Rainer
15,907
Lina Sarkissians
JohnHart Real Estate - Glendale, CA
CDPE, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource, SRES

I have a new profile!  Please take a look  http://activerain.com/profile/magnolia

Sep 13, 2013 10:43 AM #116
Rainer
110,655
Doug Corbin, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR
Re/Max Optima - Oviedo, FL
Your Orlando Area Realtor

Thanks for the new profile page!

Sep 15, 2013 10:45 AM #117
Rainmaker
258,148
Nicky Dou
Keller Williams Market Pro Realty - Fayetteville, AR
The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas

I keep getting an error code when I try to change my profile accent color. It says "There were errors in the form" Any idea why? I have tried a few different ways on different browsers too. 

Sep 17, 2013 12:59 AM #118
Rainmaker
806,157
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Nicky - Give us a ring at 888.643.3837, it may be something to do with clearing your cookies/cache. Thanks!

Sep 17, 2013 01:20 AM #119
Rainmaker
667,683
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Realty Beachside power by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Brevard County, Florida coastal connection!

I have been trying to change my profile picture but it won't let me. Is there some trick I don't know?

Also, is there any way to make the headline picture bigger and the area below with my profile info smaller? Thanks!

Sep 29, 2013 01:43 AM #120
Rainmaker
596,829
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836
Thanks Kerrie. Exactly what I need: step-by-step. Vacationing on Waikiki and have a little time to do. Plus here with my Broker who is a whiz at this.
Oct 03, 2013 05:04 PM #121
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