Active Rain Profiles- How To Get Mileage From Your Active Rain Profiles

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Active Rain Profiles- How To Get Mileage From Your Active Rain Profiles

I wrote an Active Rain Tutorial on how you should be using your first and last name fields for SEO strength.
You can read the SEO in your name post by clicking here. I suggest that you take care of your first and last name before you move on to this post on optimizing your Active Rain Profile.

When you are on your MY HOME page you will see a link on the left sidebar under the new blog links that says MY PROFILE ( EDIT).

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Click the EDIT link and it will take you to your profile area. Here is where you make your changes and add content to your profile page.

If you don't like to see a lot of email in your inbox or have a hard time organizing all your emails I would suggest that you get a free gmail account to use for your Active Rain home page or just use a new email box within your Outlook.


Next, add your website addresss that you want consumers to go to.

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We will go over more about choosing URLs, website addresses in my SEO To The Top Webinar.

I just noticed that I have not changed our URL since joining. We have a great keyword rich URL that we now own. I am going to go in to change that URL now.

After the phone numbers there is one line that has the EDIT ADDRESS link right next to it. Click this link and put in a complete snail mail address or a postal box complete with city, state and zip code. Please make sure it is an address that mail will get to you. If you work for a brand name company then you need to add that name to the address in line 1 because your mail will not get to you with just your name on it in most cases. I know because we send out letters of appreciation to our subscribers each Christmas and I am getting a lot of return to sender mail. When you move, please go back in here and change your address so it is updated. We have over 1100 subscribers but only 600 had addresses to mail our letter out to. Out of the 600 we sent out we are still getting letters back marked as undeliverable.

The next section is your Description section. In here you will add a description about your area and what is in it for the consumer. Make sure to add your keywords in this section in a nice flowing style that does not appear like you are trying to just get your keywords found by Google. You know the look! Stay away from looking like that.

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There is a 200 character limit in the Description so choose your words wisely.

On the right side of your profile page you will see a PRIMARY MARKET box. Here you will add your state and county. When you get ready to choose your town or city you want to make sure that people are actually looking for your town or city. Just because you live in your town and love your town does not mean that others love your town as much as you do.

We will cover more about this SEO Tips in our SEO To The Top Webinar.

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Make sure you upload your photo here too. No one wants to develop a relationship with those who do not show their face! I want to know who I am networking with and consumers want to know the same also.

Then click on SAVE PROFILE.

Save your work often. It is such a bummer to not have saved your work only to be kicked out of the system and having to start all over again. You can go back and change things as you learn to get better at what you should be writing about and what words to use on your profile page.

We will continue this topic in another post so stay tuned. We will cover writing the 3 sections underneath the profile section we just covered.

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mike lewis
river club marina - New Bern, NC

I would like to follow your posts can you tell me how to do that, thanks again for another gret set of ideas

Feb 03, 2009 08:07 AM #55
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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Mike- Go to the top of my blog, above our photo there is a button that says 'subscribe', click that button and you will be subscribed. My blog will show up on the right side of your page when you click blogs. All the ones you subscribe to will be listed on the right side.

You can also subscribe by email by adding your email address above the email subscribe button further down my right sidebar. Thanks so much in advance for subscribing! Katerina

Feb 03, 2009 10:21 AM #56
Emmaniece Gordon
Dekka Realty - Fort Meade, MD
PSC, CDPE, Realtors, Local Real Estate Expert, Mar

Great tips to keep my AR fresh!

Feb 06, 2009 08:41 AM #57
Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

Thanks so much ---since I am fairly new to AR, I appreciate your tutorial probably more than most.

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Feb 15, 2009 07:11 AM #58
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Thank you! Great post to freshen up our profiles!

Feb 15, 2009 02:16 PM #59
Dawn Orbeck Send Out Cards Ind. Distributor
Send Out Cards Midland, MI - Midland, MI

Thanks for another great tutorial!

Feb 17, 2009 08:52 AM #60
Kevin Sandridge
Signature Home Funding - Winter Haven, FL
Winter Haven Mortgage Broker

This is a must read for new AR bloggers.  As more folks sign on as "Paid" members from now and into the future, I'll be sure to mention it to them!

Feb 20, 2009 11:22 AM #61
Maribeth Reece
PMZ Real Estate, Inc. - Modesto, CA

Thank you!  This helps me as I am getting back to my Active Rain account and hoping so much to become a blogger!

Mar 06, 2009 08:01 AM #62
Marie Westerman
Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate/ Wilson Parker Homes - Evans, GA
New Homes Sales Specialist Evans GA REALTOR

Great information I have already mad a couple of changes to my profile.

Mar 16, 2009 01:20 PM #63
Norma Brandsberg
Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496 - Forest, VA

I just tried to developa footer for my page. It took me most of the day. One of the lessons I learmed at the html is limited. Don't get too fancy!

Mar 17, 2009 02:32 PM #64
Mike Carpino
Lake And Town Realty - Cornelius, NC
Broker/Owner-Lake Norman Waterfront Specialist

Thanks for the info..I am on it!

Mar 25, 2009 03:34 AM #65
Alan Stalter
Elite REO Services, Inc. - South Lyon, MI
Metro Detroit Short Sale & REO Specialist

Excellent job. I keep learning more and more from you guys!

Mar 25, 2009 03:23 PM #66
Michael Wayne Jackson
Coldwell Banker - Novato, CA
Realtor - Senior Real Estate Specialist

Another great tip Nestor and Katerina. I am making the adjustments very soon.

Mar 27, 2009 09:26 AM #67
1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Sometimes my email address at my office gets kicked out as spam, so taking your advice, got a gmail account but the profile will not allow it to be changed! 

Mar 27, 2009 10:47 PM #68
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I am going to take your advice and get a gmail account. I am using yahoo at this time. thanks for all the tips you provided in this post.

Mar 28, 2009 04:50 AM #69
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

Really good to know.  I'm glad somebody is sharing this information.  I had no idea

Mar 29, 2009 02:57 PM #70
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

That seems pretty straight forward

Mar 29, 2009 03:36 PM #71
Kymberley Page - Quail Valley, CA
The Magic is in the Marketing!



I am now stalking you on Twitter.  I have a long history of Internet Marketing but I am new to AR. I currently manage content for 5 seperate industry blogs.   Your trainings are so very well done.  I appreciate the time and effort that you take in creating such valuable content. You make it very easy for me to navigate my way through AR!  Very impressed!

Mar 29, 2009 05:01 PM #72
Matthew Hans
Exit Central Realty - Delaware Home Sales - Bear, DE
Delaware Real Estate

Ok!  now I am on my way!  Thanks.  Next tutorial please!

Apr 02, 2009 06:11 AM #73
Margaret C. Taylor
Century 21 New Millennium MD - Mechanicsville, MD
St Marys/Calvert/Charles MD Real Estate Agent

I am following your linked blogs to update my profile.  Thank you Margaret C.

Nov 30, 2010 03:35 PM #74
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