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Active Rain It Is All In Your Name

Active Rain - It's All In Your Name!

Your Active Rain Profile First and Last name are the most important names and words on your profile page and on your Active Rain Blog.

You want to make sure you choose your first and last name correctly on your profile page for 2 reasons.

1. When you comment on other members' blogs you want people to know who they are answering back to, who they are talking to. Just as you would not go to a cocktail party and start talking to people without introducing yourself by name you should not do that in social web 2.0 marketing either.

2. Google juice! Your first and last name create the link back to your Active Rain Profile page from each comment you make on Active Rain blogs. One more reason to be making comments! So you absolutely want these words to be your major keywords you are using to rank on SERPS.

I can not stress enough like in this post that I wrote about keyword research; you need to do your research to know which words people are searching for on the search engines. Do NOT assume that people are searching for 'your town, USA'.

Go to your home page and click on my profile and then edit on the left side of the page. The settings link on the left is to add your scripts and widget codes.

Active Rain Nestor and Katerina Gasset Profile

In order to get the most out of your first and last name on your profile page, you can use more than one word for each your first and last names. You do not need to put your company name within your first and last name because you have a separate field for your company name and that will automatically be a part of your link when you comment on other posts.

Nestor and Katerina Gasset

We chose to use our real first and last names with the notice that we are Realtors; Nestor and Katerina Gasset Realtors®.
All those words were put in our first name field.

In our last name field we put our main key words: Wellington Florida Luxury Homes.
So now our name reads: Nestor and Katerina Gasset Realtors® Wellington Florida Luxury Homes.

Nestor Gasset Katerina Gasset

Make sure that you are not putting commas in between your keywords, you can use hyphens.

You can go back and change your first and last name fields easily so if they are not the way you want them. Follow this tutorial to make them more compelling and keyword rich!

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Mark Artesani
Keller Williams Realty - Fountain Valley, CA
Huntington & Newport Beach, Fountain Valley Homes

This is great stuff to know. Thanks

Feb 13, 2009 06:09 AM #144
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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Everyone who commented since the last time I was on! Thanks so much for all your comments and I am very glad that this post helped you with your profile pages. I am writing my next tutorial. It should be up either tomorrow night or Sunday night, keep your eyes open! Katerina

Feb 13, 2009 02:47 PM #145
Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

Thank you so much for this --- new information for me.Mama Liz's Signature

Feb 15, 2009 07:07 AM #146
Greg Wolf
CENTURY 21 Town & Country - Troy, MI

Thank you for the information. I've bookmarked this because I'll probably need to refer back.

Feb 18, 2009 07:35 AM #147
Greg Wolf
CENTURY 21 Town & Country - Troy, MI

Thank you for the information. I've bookmarked this because I'll probably need to refer back.

Feb 18, 2009 07:36 AM #148
Anna Chroscicki
Re/Max Masterpiece Realty - Port St Lucie, FL
Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate

I am new at Active Rain and just lerning. The power of name advice is great.

Thank you 

Feb 18, 2009 01:12 PM #149
Jeff Daniel
John L. Scott Ocean Shores - Ocean Shores, WA
Managing Broker, John L. Scott 360.581.9020

Just went through some of your older posts and for this one a big huge THANK YOU. Great stuff

Feb 18, 2009 01:45 PM #150
Richard D. Ferris - Clermont, FL
Florida State Certified (FHA) Appraiser

I often wondered how people had their full company names and descriptions in their signatures!  Thank you for the tip - I am going to tweak my profile now!

Feb 18, 2009 10:44 PM #151
Joanne Tarantino
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Knight & Gardner Realty - Key West, FL
CRS, Realtor

Great tips! Thank you so much!

Feb 25, 2009 06:40 AM #152
Heather Fitzgerald
REALTY WORLD-Harbert Company, Inc. - Greenwood, IN
REALTOR Greenwood Indiana Real Estate

Thank you for the tip on this one!  I love reading your blog posts!

Feb 28, 2009 01:30 PM #153
Michael Barrow
Keller Williams Realty - San Diego Metro - San Diego, CA
Realtor, San Diego CA Real Estate

Thanks for the tip!  I didn't realize the link-back potential.  Name is changed and I'll be more diligent with making comments!

Mar 05, 2009 03:31 AM #154
Shelly Fisher
Lake Burton Club Realty-Clayton Ga - Clayton, GA
Property Specialist - Lake Burton Club, Rabun County

Thanks for the great information.  I went right back and added more information.  Will work on your other tips as time permits.


Mar 25, 2009 06:10 AM #155
Michael Wayne Jackson
Coldwell Banker - Novato, CA
Realtor - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato

Great tips here Nestor And Katerina. I 'm currently making my changes right now.

Mar 27, 2009 09:17 AM #156
Don Anthony
Don Anthony Realty ~ - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte & Triangle NC Discount Realtor

This is great info!  I appreciate your help on all of this!

Mar 27, 2009 09:28 AM #157
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Great!  I have done this on other sites but did not think about it on my AR profile.  Thank You!

Mar 27, 2009 09:37 AM #158
Julie Martin
Port City Realty - Mobile, AL
Realtor, Broker - Gulf Coast Real Estate

Thank you so much for your advise. I just love Active Rain. I learn something on it every day.

I just changed my name. I'm working on other parts of my profile now.

Mar 27, 2009 11:34 AM #159
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I am reading your tutorials.....I just updated my profile. 

Mar 28, 2009 04:44 AM #160
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

I just changed my profile & catch phrase

Mar 29, 2009 03:03 PM #162
Mark Ilderton
Exit Real Estate Consultants - Columbia, SC
RE Agent - Columbia South Carolina Real Estate

Thank you so much for this insightfull post giving me great advice.

Mark Ilderton

Mar 31, 2009 11:56 AM #163
Margaret C. Taylor
Century 21 New Millennium MD - Mechanicsville, MD
St Marys/Calvert/Charles MD Real Estate Agent

This information has been around along time but I only just discovered it and put it to use.  Thank you Margaret C.

Nov 30, 2010 03:21 PM #164
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