Welcome Active Rain Newbies. Now Learn Your Web 2.0 Fast!

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Daytona Beach Real Estate & Community Events Blog. By Lisa C. Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!"


New to Active Rain? Welcome! We love to see new "sprouts" around here. All it takes is a little (Active) Rain before you bloom and flourish. And this post is for our technologically challenged sprouts. So let's get started right away. In the past week, I think I've read at least 20 blog posts, all by new Rainers who were excited about the "new" experience of social networking. ???? Whoa!  We have some work to do!

If you don't know what Web 2.0 means, may I suggest that you learn ASAP!?  But I'll make this easy for you. You're about to get the fast-track, Web 2.0 Syllabus!

I personally know many REALTORS who seem to be completely oblivous to anything involving technology, but for those agents, it was a choice they made many years ago.  (A very stupid choice!)  No matter who suggested it, or how many times it was suggested, they flat out refused to learn. As a result, they're now beyond clueless regarding todays' way of doing business. But that's OK. That just means more business for the rest of us; including YOU, even if up until this point you didn't know anything about Web 2.0 or SEO- (Bonus Info!). Because you're reading and learning! Now that the internet has become an expected way of doing business, there are quite a few real estate agents who, due to their lack of interest, may as well kiss their real estate careers' good bye.  Unlike us!

Now for the name-dropping portion of this post. How tacky! Or not. Why? Because for this post, I'm handing out free information, and some recommended names of Web 2.0 and SEO experts here on Active Rain. Like...

Now here are a few random SEO and Technology posts.orange rose

Am I Breaking Some Rules Of Social Networking? Yes I Am

SEO Series

Copyright Laws and SEO

10 Baby Steps to Better SEO

SEO for the New Year: A What-If Disaster

And here are a few of my own technology-related blog posts, to help you improve your real estate business.

HTML Interior Blog Banner: Step-by-Step Instructions

Widgets for your Blogs

Google vs PC, Mac, PDA's, etc.

So there you go. Now our new "sprouts" have some tools to "grow" their blogs into lucrative money-makers.


Lisa Hill

Adams Cameron & Co Realtors


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Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

Hey Lisa, great information for newbies and oldies alike! (Check the 2nd link in the paragraph about Jeff.)

Jan 11, 2009 11:41 PM #8
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Lisa - Name dropping? I would have never thought you would stoop..[sarcasm intended]. Good info. Now I must read your links!

Jan 12, 2009 01:07 AM #10
Mike Mueller
Tech and Social Media Consultant - Walnut Creek, CA

Lisa – Good for you on this post.  AR just keeps growing and fresh "helper" posts are always a great thing for the newbie!

are you following me?

Jan 12, 2009 01:09 AM #11
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

The learning curve on Active Rain is high.  If somebody is absoltely new to web2.0 in can be daunting.  Jumping in and following blogs like this really helps.

Jan 12, 2009 03:37 AM #12
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Susie= Thanks!  And CRAP! LOL

David- I didn't remove the re-blog ability. And I have notification that it was reblogged. I think that only you are the one who can't see it, since you already reblogged it. That just occurred to me.  =)

Jan 12, 2009 05:40 AM #13
Midori Miller
Talk 2 Midori, LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals

Great post Lisa and many great resources and hey thanks for including me on the list! :)  I noticed somethng that I have not read..that has peaked my interest! 

Jan 12, 2009 05:44 AM #14
John Villella
All Pro Home Inspection & Household Environmental Services, Ltd. - Buffalo, NY
General Manager - All Pro Home Inspection

Thank you Lisa - good information.  Send some sunshine to NY for me.

Jan 12, 2009 06:23 AM #15
Mike Klijanowicz
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Perry Hall, MD
Associate Broker @ Cummings & Co. Realtors

GREAT INFORMATION and Thanks for sharing!  I wish I found a post like this when I first joined.  Then maybe it would not have taken me as long to get "ACTIVE" in the rain!

By the way, I couldn't agree more with you that "the internet has become an expected way of doing business!"

Jan 12, 2009 06:38 AM #16
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Central Maryland

One stop shopping. Thanks for a very well written post. I have bookmarked this for later review.

Jan 13, 2009 01:01 AM #17
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

A great post with lots of great goodies in it to help make people better. I like it.

Jan 14, 2009 07:44 PM #18
June Lewis
Northwood Realty Services - New Castle, PA
Realtor Northwood Realty - New Castle,Pa Lawrence Co 7247304571

Hi Lisa   Another great informational post . It is always a super idea to neatly package information ( links) into a neat package. This sure deserves a feature and is important to "bookmark" and save in your favorite as a reference.  Thanks Lisa.  A great example of reaching out and helping someone else.

Jan 15, 2009 12:15 AM #19
Karen Hurst
Rhode Island Waterfront!

Lisa, Very nice newbie post:)  I'm glad I stopped in here, but wish I had seen it earlier. Am featuring it in the newbie group. Thankyou

Jan 15, 2009 01:35 AM #20
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Thanks Karen! I thought it would be very helpful for newbies.

Jan 15, 2009 02:05 AM #21
Jan Pickering
Solutions Real Estate - Gilbert, AZ

Great information post.....this is the way to go with business...whether we like it or not! :)

Jan 16, 2009 12:28 AM #22
Steve Miller
Gardens as Art - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Thanks Lisa, I'll be back to this page and others of yours, I'm sure, along the way.  Can't wait to dig into it more.

Jan 17, 2009 04:33 PM #23
Derenda Grubb
CENTURY 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s - Lake Charles, LA

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for the Reference library.  It will come in handy.  I am not "Brand New", but I am no where near an expert.  Still have miles to go.  Thanks.

Jan 19, 2009 02:45 PM #24
Becky Brand
Shorewest Realtors - Oconomowoc, WI

Thanks for the info.  This will be a great reference tool as I work to improve my basic knowledge (and profile!)  Thanks again! I'm bookmarking this post.

Jan 20, 2009 05:44 AM #25
Patrick Johnson
Windermere - Bellingham, WA

Hi Lisa, your site looks really good! Your post is very helpful also. Is it me or does it seem they come out with two new technologies before we get comfortable with the last one? haha, thanks for the info!

Jan 21, 2009 06:53 AM #26
Joshua Hagan
Century 21 Exclamation Realty - Rogers, AR

thanks for this, i am commenting so i can get back here easy tomorrow (late for me) i want to learn more and utilize AR in the best possible way.  thanks again

Jan 21, 2009 03:06 PM #27
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Lots of good info. Hopefully I'm still a newbie so I can read through it all -- LOL.

Feb 01, 2009 08:55 AM #28
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