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ActiveRain 101 - A Wealth of Tips for Newbies and Veterans Alike

This may not be new ground for most veteran members, but if you are new to the site, you will probably find this information very helpful. 

I first started blogging back in 2004 on another website, although it was not for business at all.  Rather, it was just an assortment of personal stories and opinions.  I guess not all that much has changed since then - I still write plenty of personal posts here on ActiveRain.  I rarely wrote anything over there, but I have made a habit/hobby out of writing since joining AR.

 

JUST TO CLARIFY...

BLOG vs. POST - The term "blog" is actually short for "web log", since blogs were originally intended to serve as a type of online diary.  I have seen a lot of new AR members mentioning that they read my "blogs" when they really mean that they read the posts on my blog.  I have almost 600 posts on this blog.  I only maintain two blogs.  See how that works?

 

POST vs. COMMENT - So, a "post" is an article of sorts; it's an entry appearing on my blog.  A post and a comment are different.  Almost daily, I see someone say, "You have a lot of posts on this blog."  Well, yes, but what they mean to say is, "You have a lot of comments on this post." 

 

 

"HOW DO I GET POINTS?" 

You get 200 points per post, with a limit of 10 getting the automatic points each week (25 extra points per post if you select an "ActiveRain Channel").  The week ends at 11:59pm Central time Saturday night, and a new week begins at midnight.  Extra points come with getting featured on the main dashboard, and/or getting comments on your post.  There is no hard and fast rule for the maximum number of points per post, but I think it caps at around 750-800 or so.  I have one that exceeded this, but perhaps it was an anomaly.

If you write more than 10 posts during the ActiveRain-defined week, you will not get the base points, but you will still get points for comments or getting featured.  No extra points are issued for getting featured in the network groups - those simply give your post more exposure.

You receive points for comments of at least 10 words (or thereabouts) that you leave on someone else's post(s).  Comments receive 25 points each, and you are limited to 10 comments each day that will receive points.  After the first 10, you can still leave an unlimited number of comments daily, but not for points.

 

"HOW DO I GET FEATURED?" 

Usually, the featured posts are those that are well-written, and those that stimulate discussion, provide valuable real estate tips, interesting real estate experiences, AR tips and tricks, SEO information, etc.  If you want to learn how to gain a big following, I would encourage you to spend time perusing the featured posts each day (there are currently 13 at a time that are displayed on the main ActiveRain.com page, and you can see the older ones by clicking the "More Featured Posts" link at the bottom of that page).

Often, the featured dashboard will include information on changes taking place around here, or new features that are being launched, such as the recent re-design of Localism, which is ActiveRain's sister site for consumer-related content.

If you see a post that you think should be featured, you can click the red flag icon at the bottom of the post and check the "Featured" box.  This will alert the AR staff, and they can consider it for inclusion on the main dashboard.

 

"WHERE DO I FIND MORE HELP?"

At the bottom of EVERY AR page, there is a link that says "HELP/FAQ", which will take you to a bunch of helpful tutorial posts (currently just over 100) written by ActiveRain staff and veteran members including me, Brad Andersohn, Jeff Turner, Rich Jacobson, Bob Stewart, Brad Carroll, and more.  It is a wealth of information, believe me.  Most of the more frequently asked questions have answers within this group.

Additionally, you will see a link at the bottom right of every page that says "CONTACT ACTIVERAIN".  This will enable you to create a ticket for an AR staff member to assist you if you have questions or technical issues.

Lastly, you will find that most members who have been around here for any length of time don't mind helping to answer your questions.  This is a kind and caring community for the most part.  All of us were new here at some point, and the functions and features of the site are numerous and a bit overwhelming at first.

 

MY OWN PREVIOUS TUTORIALS

These are the previous tutorial posts that I have written for ActiveRain members:

A couple of Active Rain tips for newbies (and perhaps some veterans, too)

Are you a Google Juicer? ActiveRain Offers You Some Incredible SEO Power 

How to generate and track backlinks for your Active Rain profile - A few basic SEO tips 

How to Insert and Align Photos in Your ActiveRain Posts - Not Just for Newbies! 

How to Insert YouTube Videos into your ActiveRain Posts - Attention Newbies! 

How can you determine who runs an ActiveRain group? A brief lesson 

How to Navigate the "Blogs" Page 

What's all that stuff at the bottom of the post? - An Active Rain Tutorial 

How to Use Your ActiveRain "Statistics" Page - Viewing Your Subscriber List and Blog Entry Stats

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me anytime.  My cell phone number is 512-796-7653 and my email address is jason@austintexashomes.com.  Also, you will find that Bob, Rich, and Brad (all mentioned above) are easy to reach if you have an issue or question about the network.  I hope you enjoy your time here as much as I have!  

 

 

If you're looking for a home in the Austin area, you can also visit my primary website at www.austintexashomes.com.  Thanks!

Comment balloon 200 commentsJason Crouch • September 22 2008 11:52AM

Comments

Jason:  Once again a great post from one of Active Rain's best bloggers.  Thanks so much for sharing your wealth of information with both the Newbies and the Oldbies.  :)

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 9 years ago

You know I guess I had never thought about the difference between a blog and a post. I use the two interchangeably. I wrote a blog, I wrote a post. I think of them more as posts but did not get the fine points. Will use the right terms now. I am not a newbie either.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 9 years ago

KAREN ANNE - It's great to see you, my night owl friend.  I hope you're doing well.  I miss hanging out with you into the wee hours like we used to.  How is the stadium coming along?

STEVEN - I'm glad this was helpful for you as a non-newbie.  I think there are a lot of folks who use the terms interchangeably.  Technically, a blog is a collection of posts, but most people wouldn't bother to correct anyone for calling a post a blog.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

Jason - I never really knew the difference between a blog and a post. I always thought you post a blog. You didn't write this because your tired if me using the wrong term at the wrong time are you.

Just kidding! Great post Jason, jambed full of information where were you when I first started blogging Thanks!

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 9 years ago

ROBERT - It is a VERY common mixup for newbies (and some veteran members, too).  I hear them used interchangeably ALL THE TIME.  I'm glad you found it helpful!   

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

Well aren't you just Mr. Know-It-All tonight?

Seriously, great post my friend.  This is full of useful information and should be required reading when new Rainers sign up for an account!

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 9 years ago

These are all great resources Jason...

Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) over 9 years ago

Thanks for sharing with us - I love all that you write and always learn from it!  Great job!

Posted by Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team ( Elite Realty Group) over 9 years ago

Thank you sir! Just what I needed. (again)

Posted by Sharon Young (Ivy League Mortgage Philadelphia, Pa) over 9 years ago

Jason, Thank you once again sir for all of the help.  You are always so willing to help and it is much appreciated.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 9 years ago

Jason:  This is a great post for an "oldie" like me too.  I guess I'm considered an "oldie" now although I still feel like a "newbie" in many ways. 

Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the tutorials, Jason.  There are a couple of things I haven't gotten into yet.

Posted by Marie Meyer, Orange County New York Realtor (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

Nice summary Jason. Thanks for informing me of why I am receiving 225 points for my posts. Was wondering why that was.

Posted by Michael Sahlman, e-PRO - Miami Beach Florida Luxury Homes (www.HomesForVIPs.com - Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

Jason,  very good post.  It covers many of the questions I see new people asking.  I bookmarked it for future reference.  You do a nice job in formatting everything so it looks and reads well.

Posted by Tim Maitski, Truth, Excellence and a Good Deal (Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Jason...

Whoo-hoo, a great post but I must disagree with you. This isn't just helpful for newbies, it is good information for the entire community.

A nice one-stop explanation of how things work around here, and an automatic feature in my opinion! Extremely well done!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 9 years ago

Good Morning Jason, its a great Blogging on AR 101 post, thanks.  I have bookmarked it so I can read those articles at my leisure and reference them occasionally. 

Posted by South Austin Real Estate Blog (Sky Realty South Austin) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the scoop on Active Rain.  I am semi new, and did not realize some of those pointers.

Posted by Carol Swain, Realtor, -www.swainsells.com- Bucks County, Pa (Keller Williams Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Great recap Jason for newbies and veterans alike to the Rain. I like your links from tutorials you wrote in the past.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

Jason, Thank you for the information and the tips. I am a new active rain mamber and this information is a lot of help.

Posted by Ken Medeiros (K&M Medeiros Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Aha! Thank you for clarifying a few things for me.

Posted by Brian Belcher, Charlotte Realtor (RE/MAX Metro Realty) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the education.  I needed to be reminded of what I already have learned.

Posted by Melody Botting, You Deserve The Best (Broker Associate PenFed Realty) over 9 years ago

I flagged you for a feature!

Posted by Melody Botting, You Deserve The Best (Broker Associate PenFed Realty) over 9 years ago

J...huge stuff here.  I know this stuff, but it took me so long to figure this stuff out.  This should be the "Welcome to AR, here's how you score" Blog.....er....post.  Nice.

Posted by Larry Bettag, Regional Vice-President (Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage) over 9 years ago
Great information I was not aware of some of these points so thanks for sharing!!!! Kelly
Posted by Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury Sales, Marathon, Key Colony (Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS) over 9 years ago

Ther'es a reason I read all your blogs posts.  I have bookmarked this one to share with newbs I come in contact with.   

Posted by Karen Rice, Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales (Davis R. Chant, REALTORS) over 9 years ago

Jason, this is great advice. Most of it common sense and the rest very informative specifics to AR. There were a few things that even I did not know (not that I know everything!, I don't, I can assure you)

Thanks

Bo 

Posted by Bo Hussung (Bell Title /Triserv LLC) over 9 years ago

Thank you for this post, Jason.  I was wondering when the AR week ends.

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 9 years ago

As always, Jason, you provide a wealth of information.  Some of your anwers were to questions I never thought to ask.  Keep it up and you might just make a blogger out of me yet.  Many thanks!

Posted by Dave Hamill, Prescott, Arizona Real Estate (EXIT Realty Legacy) over 9 years ago

Jason, as usual you are a wealth of information and I love the advice that you give.  I am bookmarking this post as a reminder.  I learned the hard way about when the week ended and began.  Thanks for the information on the "channel" though - that was new to me.  Have a great week! ~Anne Marie

Posted by Anne Marie Malf, Real Estate Marketing Consultant/Virtual Asst, Bucks County,PA (Malfi Marketing Solutions ~ for real estate professionals) over 9 years ago

So, what is localism?  And btw, it is scary how we think alike!

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) over 9 years ago

Jason,

     As always thanks for these tutorials and small lessons.  Every little tid bit of knowledge learned here helps.

Posted by Joshua & Kathy Schmidt (ERA Henley Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Jason it is refreshing for me to go over the fundamentals of blogging. I feel there is much to gain and little to loose.

Posted by Scott Barr, Realtor (Hom Sotheby's international Realty) over 9 years ago

BTW Jason, when I started here, the tips from you, Brad & Rich is what really helped me figure out what the heck I was doing online!

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) over 9 years ago

Jason - I really appreciate your helpfulness.  Thanks for the list of tutorial posts that you have written.  I'm going to bookmark this post...  :)

Posted by Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate (St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors) over 9 years ago

Jason,

 

I bookmarked this! I have to go and show five foreclosures but when I get back I'm reading every line. You are very helpful. My buddy Karen Monsour will be glad you wrote this! I am driving her crazy with all my questions on how to do things on Active Rain. Thanks a Million.

Posted by Terri Poehler, Coral Springs Real Estate Agent (Realtor) over 9 years ago

Thank you. I am so glad that you and other members here regularly update posts on how to help ALL of us figure out all of the new fangled gadgets and also great ideas on how to blog and post efficiently and with results!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the tips.  I found them helpful considering I'm a newbie.  I know it will help me with my points.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) over 9 years ago

Jason,  Thanks for useful info!  I wondered why I was getting 225 points all of a sudden:)  This proves I should start reading when there are changes!  Luckily, there are great members like you to keep the rest of us headed in the right direction.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS (Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group)) over 9 years ago

All right I got the blog vs post Jason.  Thanks for the info.  You are such a doll, a stickler for details, but a doll non the less <G>.

Posted by Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi, Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) over 9 years ago

Jason great points, sometimes even after being here a while, we don't know all the little details.

All the best,

Posted by Kevin O'Shea, White Plains, NY Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago

Jason - I just got back from 3 days in the Pacific Rim Real Estate Conference & Expo in Waikoloa, Hawaii, where the theme was "All Together Ride the Wave to Success", where the idea was to bring key players in the real estate industry together.  I was registered as a Mortgage Banker and 1 of the sessions I attended was Bob Stewart's "The Power of Blogging".  Now when asked if I am a member of Active Rain, vs. just having a profile on Active Rain, I will be able to say that I am actually "active", thanks to your help.  Mahalo... (means Thank You in Hawaii)

Posted by Crystal Acohido, Sr. VP, CMPS (Honolulu HomeLoans, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Hi Jason, thanks for that simple breakdown & the resourse links. Sometimes we forget that things we are so used to, others have no idea about (I didn't know what "flagging" a post was until about 3 months into being here... I thought is was someting bad!). This is a great post for new bloggers.

Posted by Candis Hidalgo (Real Estate Marketing - Go Smart Solutions) over 9 years ago

Jason -  Always good to get a refresher on this stuff if you don't come in here as often as other bloggers. If you don't use it you can forget it like anything else on a computer. Thanks for reminding us about this stuff. Bob H

Posted by Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) over 9 years ago

Thank you for this helpful article.  I'm just getting started with Active Rain, and this is a good summary!

Posted by Tim Duvall over 9 years ago

Great Post, I'm a Newbie, One of the first questions I ask was what was the difference between a Post and a Blog, I have bookmarked This post with all your Great information. Thank you, Barbara In Ky

Posted by Barbara Flannery Gambrel, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky" (USA Realty,Inc.) over 9 years ago

Jason, where were in in June when I first started out. These are all the questions I asked and strugged thru to find the answers too.

You just helped every newbie out.  Great POST!!! and yes this is my COMMENT...lol

Posted by Nancy Larson (I am a licensed referral agent in NJ) over 9 years ago

Jason, where were in in June when I first started out. These are all the questions I asked and strugged thru to find the answers too.

You just helped every newbie out.  Great POST!!! and yes this is my COMMENT...lol

Posted by Nancy Larson (I am a licensed referral agent in NJ) over 9 years ago

Jason, where were in in June when I first started out. These are all the questions I asked and strugged thru to find the answers too.

You just helped every newbie out.  Great POST!!! and yes this is my COMMENT...lol

Posted by Nancy Larson (I am a licensed referral agent in NJ) over 9 years ago

Jason, it looks like you covered everything to help new AR members get a good idea of how things work around here.

Posted by Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699 (Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792) over 9 years ago

I have so much to learn.  Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Posted by Mitzi & Phyllis White & Carpenter, The Dream Team (Real Estate Central) over 9 years ago

Jason, thanks this is a helpful post. I think of myself as a newbie but it's scary how much of this I do know. Still learning though.

Posted by Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results" (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors ) over 9 years ago

Are you sure you don't work for AR?  Thank you, I always read your POSTS!  And I appreciate the useful info!

Posted by Anna Little (Greater Atlantic Shores Properties at Atlantic Shores Cooperative) over 9 years ago

Jason,

   Thanks for clarifying the whole thing from posts to comments to the mysterious points gig. I'm not as confused as I was which for me is saying a lot!  I've bookmarked this as well, though I've bookmarked so much lately I have a library.

Posted by Cat Zwicker, CRS, Down to Earth Service; Out of this World Results! (Desert Sky Real Estate, LLC) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the information - I didn't know that the week ended at a particular point - I thought is was a rolling 7 day period.

Posted by Hope Goss, Ventura Real Estate (Ventura Property Shoppe) over 9 years ago

Jason- thanks so much for the timely post. You are a gem

Posted by Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403) over 9 years ago

Concise and clear for both newbies and Veterans. You got your point across = Good web log post. All the best -

Posted by Everard Korthals, Mountain Realty (---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors---) over 9 years ago

Jason ... as always you give us awesome stuff!   pippa

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) over 9 years ago

STEVE - Pretty much.  :)  I was thinking about telling newbies about the post whenever it is appropriate.  Thanks for your encouraging words!

JESSE - Thanks, buddy!  Any more "good stuff" on the way to Austin?

 

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

Hey Jason you can get more than 650 points on a post. HMMM.... is it possible I may have beaten the AR blogging king for points on one of my posts - LOL

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 9 years ago

Those definitions cannot be put out enough.  I've given up on correcting people about it, hopefully they will find their way here and start using the nomenclature correctly.  

Posted by Sandra Carlisle (Ayers), Real Estate Marketing & Sales (Berkshire Hathaway California Properties) over 9 years ago

YUPPERS...THIS is HOW you get FEATURED!! Just like that. You are the best, hermano! GBU!

Posted by Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team (The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group) over 9 years ago

Hi Jason:  Thanks... Really need this after 100+ posts.  I just jumped in and did it and now I am back checking on Newbie posts, what a lot to learn!

Posted by Sylvia Barry, Marin and Sonoma Real Estate Leading Expert (Coldwell Banker Previews International (#1 Marin_Sonoma_San Francisco_North_Bay)) over 9 years ago

Thanks Jason!! You gave some great tips and information that I did not know!

Posted by Mandi Perkins (Pioneer Title Agency) over 9 years ago

Always great to review these tips and you write about them so well.

Posted by Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals (Keller Williams Realty Professionals) over 9 years ago

Great explanation. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Freddy A. Saavedra (Essential Properties) over 9 years ago

Jason: You are so generous with your time and knowledge. Reminders are always valuable. Thank you for taking the time to post this to your blog.

Posted by Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA (Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA) over 9 years ago

As usual very good tips for all to use with terrific links to expand upon.

 

Posted by Cameron Wilson, The Short Guy - Murrieta,Temecula,Menifee Californ (Labrum Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Jason,

Aloha & thank you so much for the clarification! This is great information for people like me who are new to this online communities phenomenon... Great post!

 

Posted by Monique Ting over 9 years ago

Thank you so much for the post, puts a lot of information we sort of know in a great context. Much appreciated

Posted by James Engel, KW Beverly Hills (Keller Williams Realty Beverly Hills) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the great post...Ken  Oh I better make it ten words if I want points..lol

Posted by Ken Caldwell over 9 years ago

I'm definately a newbie, and since I'm a real estate "sidekick," I dont' post as often as I should.  I appreciate the information.

 

Thanks Jason.

 

Posted by Susan K. Hendrixson (Hendrixson Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Wow Jason, You've done it again. You've put into simple words what I need to know.  I'm a newbie here, 12 days and counting and I always learn something new.  Thank you so much!

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Posted by Jen Bowman, Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL (Keller Williams on the Water) over 9 years ago

All of the newbies should be sending you a thank you note.  Here's my thanks.

Posted by Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com (Real Estate One) over 9 years ago

Jason- Great post for newbies who are yearning to know the answers to these questions. I know I had them when I first joined! Congrats on your gold star!

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) over 9 years ago

Great post for the  newbies who are overlooked on occassion.  We have so many new members and they all are at a loss to get started - especially the ones I've invited.  I've found that if I don't get them "rolling" they never get rolling on the network.

Posted by Tracy Santrock, Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge (Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. ) over 9 years ago

Great Post Jason.  I didnt even know about the points for the "Active Rain Channel".  Thanks again....  

Posted by James Downing - Metro DC Houses Team REALTORS®, CRS, GRI, ABR,MRP, MilRes, When Looking to Buy or Sell - Make the Right Move (Real Living | At Home) over 9 years ago

Great information...thanks for sharing.  I also wasn't really clear between a post and a blog.  Thanks for clearing it up.

Posted by Chastity Guevara (Camelot's Quest Realty) over 9 years ago

Hello!I see why you have so many comments... great information. I hope everyone reads this! Thanks for sharing Brenda :)

Posted by Brenda Tressler (Crye-Leike Realtors) over 9 years ago

I just love posts like this that include links to other relevant posts!  Great for us newbies!  Thanks for putting this together.

Posted by Tamara Inzunza, Close-In Alexandria and Arlington Living (RE/MAX Executives) over 9 years ago

Some tips from the man, the myth the legend... Jason Crouch!  Thanks for the info.  You should add that it's relevant for anyone with less than 300,000 points! :)

Posted by Garren Grup, REALTOR, ABR, CNE,CDPE, GRI, Naples & Bonita Springs, FL (John R. Wood REALTORS) over 9 years ago

This is good advice Jason. I guess I did not know everything!

Posted by Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI (Oregon First) over 9 years ago

Good things I am learning, I do appreciate it.

thank you

Timo Yannopoulos

www.asktimo.com

 

Posted by Timo Yannopoulos, Buying and Selling Kansas City Homes (Platinum Realty Licensed in Missouri) over 9 years ago

Gosh! When will I EVER get a grip on this! thank you Jason for clarifying. So, I know this is a comment to your blog that you posted? Still confused. Maybe I should re-read the whole "thing"! You sure know your stuff though and thank you for sharing.

Posted by Eva Liland, Realtor Canyon Country CA, Used Mobile Homes - Manufactured Homes (Platinum Real Estate Group) over 9 years ago

This is a very helpful post for new members.  I will forward this link to a few members that have been trying to get started.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Blogging 101 - I love it.

I even picked up a few tips.  I didn't realize you could get so many points for one great blog post.  I also hadn't figured out when the new week began.

Thanks,

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 9 years ago

Jason ... thanks for this excellent AR post and article. I am busy these days, with my wife and family, real estate work, clients, church, and others ... but always look forward to reading good blog articles that help me understand better about what's going on in the blog world.  Best wishes. Harrison

Posted by Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney (HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the clarification of the basics and the links to your other tutorials.

Posted by Retired Notworking over 9 years ago

Jason,

 

Thanks for the post.  It was well written and very clear for us newbies. 

Posted by Carla Freund, Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489 (Keller Williams Preferred Realty) over 9 years ago

Jason,

Can you clarify the "25 extra points for Active Rain Channels?"  Not sure if I understand that.

Posted by Diane Bell, Hilton Head Real Estate, Bluffton (Charter 1 Real Estate, Hilton Head, Bluffton, SC) over 9 years ago

Appreciate the post as I never really understod all that went to the points.  I find I am more of a competitive person than I knew when I sarted to rise to the top of our area.  The closer I get the more I want to imput.

Posted by Jackie Cross (Real Living All Florida Realty) over 9 years ago

Thank you Jason.  This info is great for everyone, not just newbies :)  

Posted by Gene Mock, GRI, CRB, CRS, ABR, CIPS, TRC, SFR, SRES (Associate Broker ~ Premier Team, KW Realty) over 9 years ago

Thanks Jason. This is exactly what I needed to know about how the point system works.

Posted by Scott Mazza (Stewart Title of California) over 9 years ago

A terrific explanation and so helpful ! I am bookmarking it so I can share it with others especially those I refer to AR.  Thank you!

Posted by Shannon Gilmore, CRS, Real Estate Sales Associate with Long and Foster (Long and Foster Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Jason -- this is a great recap of the basics on Active Rain.  I think we have a great community here.  I am sure this information will be very helpful to everyone.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 9 years ago

DIANE - When you are about to post an entry to your blog, there is a box marked "ActiveRain Channels".  If you select this box, then select a specific channel for the post, you will receive 25 extra points for each post, on top of the 200.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

HI JASON!

Thanks for including compilation of your greatest hits.  I'm going to take some time to go through each one as I know they are exploding with good info!!

Posted by Yvette Smith, Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale (LONG & FOSTER) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the information.  I always have alot to work on.

Posted by Carol Judd, Vernal Utah Real Estate (New Star Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Thanks Jason,

I am fairly new and always looking for advice from the veterans.  I think this is the second time I have read one of your "posts" and it's evident that you know what your talking about.

Shane Calder

Logan Utah Real Estate

Posted by Shane Calder, Logan Utah Real Estate (Cornerstone RE) over 9 years ago

Fantastic information...I am glad you posted some of your old links as I was just thinking I needed some help with pictures and now I have a quick and easy resource.  Thanks.

Posted by Sonja Adams (Samson Proprties) over 9 years ago

Add this to the 100 comment list :)

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) over 9 years ago

Jason- as usual your are stock full of valuable information that I truly appreciate as "blogging" was just something I heard about on FoxNews until just recently.  I actually happened onto active rain when I was searching for a local CE class and got an email from someone with their AR link on it.  I'm sure glad I found it because it's been a wonderful resource and I've met some awesome people. ... Don't let your head swell up... just because you are one of those awesome people.

(JK)

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 9 years ago

I have seen a particular member get over 1,000 points a day for posting 5 posts on her blog.  I asked AR about this, but they must be swamped.  I have at least two or three questions in and have been in for weeks and no response from them.

I do not think there is a limit to how many points you can get in a day/week from writing posts.

Posted by Cindy Marchant, "Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate (Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 www.marchantteam.com) over 9 years ago

This was a very helpful, well written blog.  I mean post, or do I mean blog ;)  Very helpful tips, I really appreciate it.  Thanks!!!!

Posted by Horse Farm Partners (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

CINDY - Actually, what you described is not against any rules here.  You can write TEN posts in one day and get over 2,250 points if you want to, but you will only get the "automatic" 200 points on the first ten each week.  After that, any posts written may receive points, too, but not the basic 200, only anything that would have been over that amount.  In other words, if you write 12 posts one week, the last two will be limited to the overage amount - if #11 would have received 350 points normally, it gets 150 instead. 

I realize that you think there is no limit, but I have crossed the 10 post mark a handful of times, and there were no base points awarded to me.  In theory, someone could write 10 posts on Saturday, and 10 more on Sunday, and get points for all of them, since the AR week ends late Saturday night.  In this case, they would have to wait until the following Sunday to write any more for points.

With regard to not getting a response, I would recommend contacting Rich, Bob, or Brad with any other questions you might have, unless it's something that I can answer for you, and I would be happy to do so.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

Thanks.  I have learn alot from you.  Great post.  Points Points Points!!!

Posted by Marlene Pellegrini over 9 years ago

Although I knew most of the information in this post, I did find it interesting as to how you get featured...I was wondering about that. I'm still pretty new to AR and just recently have really starting working on blogging regularly. Thanks for putting this information out there.

--Anne Rains

LadyofRealty.blogpspot.com

www.TheRainsTeam.com 

Posted by The Rains Team, A higher standard in real estate (Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners) over 9 years ago

Are you a Google Juicer? ActiveRain Offers You Some Incredible SEO Power

Thanks Jason!

Great info.  I hadn't seen your Google Juicer post before.

Posted by Not Yet Licensed over 9 years ago

Jason, great tips. I didn't know all of these...thanks for sharing. ;-)

Pepper

Posted by Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed (Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC) over 9 years ago

Jason,

As you can see from the number of comments, your tips are a hit with everyone.  Thank you for sharing with us your expertise.

Posted by Derenda Grubb, GRI, ABR, CRS (CENTURY 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s) over 9 years ago

Wow thanks for all the great information.  We can always learn more.... Thanks for the tips and the information....

 

 

Posted by Frank Marta, Texas Home Loan Specialist NMLS#: 245813 (Nuhome Group, LLC NMLS#:835196 - Houston Tx | Mortgage Broker| 713-373-0345) over 9 years ago

Hello Jason. Thanks for the post. Great information. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Freddy A. Saavedra (Essential Properties) over 9 years ago

You seem to really know what is going on here.  Every time I am searching trying to figure something out, I come across a blog of yours.  Do you have a blog that explains the "my ads" section and if that is to generate traffic or if it helps with google and links?  Thanks!

Posted by Rob Dalton, Big Island Vacation Rental Guru (Waikoloa Vacation Rentals) over 9 years ago

Rob - As I understand it, the ads are those that you see displayed around the site, and you pay by the number of impressions/views.  I haven't checked the prices in awhile.  I don't think it would help with Google or with links, unless you leave them up for a long time and they get indexed.  Just my two cents -

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

Hi Jason,

Thanks for all the helpful information. You have already taught me how to add pictures and videos for this newbie! Maybe we will run into each other soon. Again, thanks! - Debbie

Posted by Debbie Barrera, Your Austin Texas Connection (REALTY AUSTIN-Austin, TX www.RealtyAustin.com) over 9 years ago

Jason - thanks - you must have excelled in sharing in pre school - you really give us a lot of ideas, info, and just plain ole' fun reading.

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) over 9 years ago

This is so helpful. I am a newbie, and I have been reading posts on ActiveRain for a couple of weeks, but have never posted or started my own blog. Thanks for the info!

Denise

Posted by Denise Stephens (Coldwell Banker United, Realtors, Tyler, TX) over 9 years ago

DEBBIE - Glad to be of help!

VIRGINIA - Your comment made me smile.  Thanks!

DENISE - Why not go ahead and join and get started?  Here's a link:

http://activerain.com/referrals/jasoncrouch

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

I am writing a comment about your post on your blog. Much appreciated.

 

Posted by Kevin Andrews over 9 years ago

Good stuff, thanks for the recap.  I guess the guy above me doesn't know the rules about adding links in comments - you might point that out for us will ya?  How about whack him with the delete key?

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) over 9 years ago

LYN - The guy that WAS above you is now gone, thanks to the "Report as Spam" link, which deletes and reports him.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

Thank you for this information and adding other links to your tutoral posts.  I am fairly new to AR by a couple of months and have not had a chance yet to really get into finding out how all this works.  Looking forward to all your information.

Posted by Renee Sieg (American Nationwide Mortgage) over 9 years ago

It took a month for this to show up in the Featured Blog email, but you did it!

Thanks for the reminders. I didn't know about the red flag!

Posted by Benjamin Clark, Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert (Homebuyer Representation, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the clarification, Jason.  I'm a newbie and really appreciate all the knowledge that is freely given by veterans like you.  Or maybe you just get frustrated with us newbies mucking everything up. ; )

Posted by Pam Ghanaati (Metropolitan Real Estate) over 9 years ago

BEN - I missed it somehow.  Was it in the newsletter for AR?

PAM - Maybe a bit of each?

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

OK. So, I need to go through all your posts apparently as you have some MAJORLY beneficial content.

Thanks.

Posted by Winter Baserva, Realtor -Homes For Sale, Atlanta, GA (Seasons Realty Group of Solid Source Realty, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the primer. i found it very helpful. It was concise and well written.

Posted by Janie Masterson, Realtor GRI CLHMS - Trusted Real Estate Resource (RE/MAX Executives) over 9 years ago

This was so helpful I had to bookmark it. I'm going to re-blog it to my blog site "You Blog" which has yet to really get off the ground, but I'm hoping we will get the right kind of people with interesting things to say. Thanks again for the info, you have helped a lot people.

Posted by Lisa Long (Heather Roda Broker) over 9 years ago

Jason,

This was very informative.  I am going to take look at your other tutorials.

Thanks,

Matt Naumann

REALTOR

www.mattnaumann.com

Posted by Matthew Naumann, Goose Creek, SC Real Estate Agent (Exit Realty Charleston Group) over 9 years ago

Steve Mattison was very helpful as he provided this post to me. This is truly great information for me as a newbie. I'm still learning!  As my Dad always said, "you learn something new every day,and when you stop learning you die"!

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the excellent review of AR basics, Jason.  I've been posting and commenting on Active Rain for a few months now, but I still learned new info by reading this post.

Posted by Dianne Deming (RE/MAX Realty Group) over 9 years ago

How do I get featured on the Parksville Real Estate News and Questions page?

Posted by David Peters (Sutton Group - Whitecap Realty Ltd.) over 9 years ago

Thank you for the tips on getting a blog featured ... just what I was looking for.

Posted by Julie Nelson, Smart real estate. (eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Yours is a helpful post. Active Rain has so much to it that it takes awhile to learn how to use it. Thanks! Peter

Posted by Peter N. Thompson (Thompson Appraisal Services) over 9 years ago

Thank you for sharing!  I am a newbie to the real estate business, to active rain and to the world of blogs, posts, and comments. :)

Posted by Dana Emerson (Keller Williams Realty Livingston Partners) over 9 years ago

I've now invited my whole brokerage to AR, and the first folks are already signing up.  I see five signups already!  I'm already an AR point fiend - I'm jonesing for any additional points I can find.

Which reminds me I have one more pretty basic question.  I have already linked to AR from my website.  How do I "apply" for the Link to AR point category?

Thanks - I'm off to figure out how to start my AR blog!

Greg

Posted by Greg Bauman over 9 years ago

Greg - If you used one of these links, you should eventually receive the points, but it takes some time:

http://activerain.com/action/agents_secure/linking

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

Thanks so much for the great info. I am impressed with all the well written articles you have listed. I have much to learn about this and how one goes about doing this.

I will keep reading on!

Happy New Year!

Cindy

 

Posted by Cindy Hartpence (Edisto Real Estate Company) over 9 years ago

Thanks So VERY much for this info. You have helped me more than any other post or blog out there.

Take Care and Happy New Year!

~Alisa

www.TheBeachPeach.com

Posted by Alisa Stone Herring, CRS, GRI (Stone Real Estate Group, LLC) over 9 years ago

ALISA - Make sure you subscribe to my blog to see more stuff like this, if you haven't already done so.  Glad to hear that it was helpful for you!

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

Thank you so much for these, I am going through them one at a time when I can, and learning as I go. Overwhelming is exactly how i feel, but am confident that after a few eeks I'll get it. Thanks again!

Posted by Frank j Wasung over 9 years ago

Thanks, for great info but i'm on information overload.I'll be watching for you in the future.

Posted by realestatebutler about 9 years ago

Hi, Jason, thanks for the clarification. I'm VERY NEW to the whole posting thing and don't even get me started on Blogging.  I really enjoy your "lessons" and I am looking forward to being more involved in posting, blogging and commenting on ActiveRain and beyond.

Posted by Richard Overall, Your OVERALL Long-Term Real Estate Resource (United Country Premier Properties) about 9 years ago

Great recap Jason, you are always  a wealth of information. Do you make house calls?

my blogs/post and are need of a revamping

Posted by Patricia "Pattie " Romano, Your HomeTown Realtor 609 312-9043 (RE/MAX AT BARNEGAT BAY-) about 9 years ago

This was amazing. Too confusing to keep track of, but then, I don't care about points...I DO care about features, so that part I read really well and have that as my goal.

Thanks for being you.


TD

Posted by Tamara Dorris (Master Your Market Real Estate Coaching) about 9 years ago

I'm thankful for so many helpful tutorials on here.  It certainly makes my process easier.  Right now I'm trying to find a voice and just create good content. 

Posted by Mike Henderson, HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848 (Your complete source for buying HUD homes) about 9 years ago

That was some very helpful info, and even through I have been on active rain awhile I still don't feel like I know all of its ins and outs. Thanks!

Posted by Roxanna Morey (The Real Buyer's Agent) about 9 years ago

Jason, Thanks for all of these tips! I need to bookmark and read your other blogs- I mean posts! LOL!!

Posted by Kristi DeFazio, Colorado Springs Rea lEstate 719-459-5468 (RE/MAX Advantage) about 9 years ago

WOW Jason, it is like you invented AR... the info was helpful to me actually- all the stuff I wanted to know but didn't investigate yet!  Thanks for this.

Posted by Eugénie Eckler, Oakville, Ontario (Right At Home Realty Inc.) about 9 years ago

Thanks for the great post jason, i really enjoyed reading it. I am still learning how to get points. Thanks for people like you, that help others.

Posted by Karl VanHeyst (Closer Look Home Inspections) about 9 years ago

Jason, this post was helpful and informative and basic blogging 101...all newbies should get a chance to read this simple and effective post!

Posted by Sonya Loose, The Lake Girl,Selling Waterfront in Gladwin County (Modern Realty) about 9 years ago

Thanks for the tips Jason.  As a newbie, any info is good info!

Posted by Deanna Williams about 9 years ago

Thank you for the great information, it was very helpful!

Posted by Colleen Morinaka (Matthews Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Jason:

 

I appreciated your explanation to Newbies.  Thank you.

Posted by Rachelle Kalika almost 9 years ago

Thank you guys so much!  I am looking forward to digging into this site and I appreciate your informative blog site.

See you on the golf course!

 

Adam Blue

Adam Blue Productions

Posted by Adam Blue (Adam Blue Productions) over 8 years ago

Good Information Jason! I'm new to AR and the explanation of blog vs post was very educational.. Thanks!

Posted by Sef Robinson (MC Financial Inc.) over 8 years ago

Jason, thank you for the explanation on everything, I'm new to the Socail Networking and this helps a lot.  Have a good one.

Jason Hayden of THD

Posted by Jason Hayden (THD Credit Consulting) over 8 years ago

Jason,

Very helpful. I'm just starting to learn to drive this thing. Interersting to see that your post is still out there wirling after almost a year!

Thanks, Steve

Posted by Steve Hunt (Hunt-Roberts Sedona Real Estate Pros LLC) over 8 years ago

Jason,

Thank you very much for this info.  I am new to this world and information like this will only help me overcome my fears and make the transition easier.  Thank you again.

 

Kyle

Posted by Kyle Jan, Phoenix AZ Homes for Sale over 8 years ago

Jason, I am excited to get involved again.  I joined a while back, did a little with the site and then haven't touched it in a while.  This is a good refresher!  Thanks!

Posted by Carley Mann, An agent that is a stager (RE/MAX Realty Consultants) over 8 years ago

Thank you so much for the very helpful posting.  I am still learning how to make the most of Active Rain and your entries have been greatly appreciated.

Posted by Sweetwater Homes Team (Sweetwater Homes, Inc.) over 8 years ago

Thank you for all your advance and insite on Active Rain and how to properly engage online. Your posts are always informative.

Posted by Reshawna Leaven, Hoping to be your Realtor® for Life! (Keller Williams Realty) over 8 years ago

Thank you for all your advance and insite on Active Rain and how to properly engage online. Your posts are always informative.

Posted by Reshawna Leaven, Hoping to be your Realtor® for Life! (Keller Williams Realty) over 8 years ago

Thanks Jason!

I'm a newbee! I sure appreciate well written material. It is so much to get into. Quite overwhelming.

I enjoyed your post.

Posted by Terje (Terry) Aaslid, Foreclosed homes / New Homes (Realty ONE Group) over 8 years ago

I have been commenting on others' posts for some time now, but I did not know how to ask a question until I read this post (am I using the terms correctly?) Thanks for the help.

"This is a great time to buy a house."

Akron, Ohio

Posted by Thomas McCombs (Century 21 HomeStar) over 8 years ago

Jason - Thanks for the great information.  I fall into that newbie category and this information helps a bunch!

Posted by Andy Chaudoir, Your Home Inspection Connection in Central Texas (Professional Inspection Services - Georgetown, Texas) over 8 years ago

Jason,

Great "post" - I have definitely made the mistake between these two before (probably more often than not)... I (like Andy) am new to Active Rain and you have just answered many of the questions that I've had. Very helpful and much appreciated.

Thanks,

Justin.

Posted by Justin Comeau (Groupe Sutton - Expert) over 8 years ago

Very helpful - I'm getting there thanks to all the great people at ActiveRain!!

Posted by Anonymous over 8 years ago

Great information to help those of us getting started!

Posted by Colleen Bergsma (Colleen Bergsma Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Just attended RainCamp in NYC & became a Rainmaker. I'm getting my feet wet by jumping right in! As I'd expected, the metaphorical pool shocks certain parts a bit as well! I'm just trying to figure out how to get all of my identity info into my response "box" correctly! As you'll see...

All the best!

Brian Morgenweck, Broker/Owner

Posted by Brian Morgenweck, Broker/Owner, GRI, CRS, ABR, SRS (Power Realty Group, LLC Bergen County, NJ ) over 8 years ago

I am a newbie, as well.  Thanks for the info - good stuff !!

Posted by Bonnie Augostino, The Difference is Crystal Clear (Re/MAX 100) over 8 years ago

Nice work Jason I did learn a few things and appreciate the knowledge on the basics of Activerain.

Posted by Clason Whitney, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor" (Coldwell Banker Pro West Real Estate) about 8 years ago

As a newbee, I found your post very helpfull.  There we tips on there that I will certainly be implementing going forward.  Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Josh Gonzalez about 8 years ago

Great information for a newbie.  It's good to know how one can begin to move up the ranks.  Thanks.

Posted by Joe Sosky, Commercial Real Estate Broker - (360) 816-9652 (KW Commercial) about 8 years ago

Great information for a newbie.  It's good to know how one can begin to move up the ranks.  Thanks.

Posted by Joe Sosky, Commercial Real Estate Broker - (360) 816-9652 (KW Commercial) about 8 years ago

Jason, Thank you so much for the helpful info. :)

Posted by Zeinab Shea (Dignity Reign Realty) about 8 years ago

Jason, I was all set to do a post on my blog about the same thing----now all I have to do is leave a comment on the post on your blog:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) about 8 years ago

Keep those power seller tips coming. I know that people need this stuff.

Posted by David Salvato (David Home Inspection Service Home Inspector San Bernardino) about 8 years ago

All the information is good, but, you failed to mention what the Points are for.. Do they get you a cheezeburger or something?

Posted by R.T. hudgins about 8 years ago

More great tips and suggestions. The past two years have been an up hill climb. But we are still here while others have gone.

Posted by David Salvato (David Home Inspection Service Home Inspector San Bernardino) about 8 years ago

Jason, from one Austinite to another... much thanks for all the great links and information.  The only thing I'm upset about is not joining AR earlier.  I was blogging within a different platform and wasn't getting much out of it.  Now everything is looking much brighter and I'm not minding the time spent blogging. 

Posted by Jennifer Archambeault, An Austin Texas Realtor (Cardani Group, REALTORS® - Austin Texas ) almost 8 years ago

Thank you so much for the valuable information.  I had no idea there was a difference between a blog and a post.  So much to learn!

Posted by Kira Angel (Equity Oregon Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Thank you so much for the valuable information.  I had no idea there was a difference between a blog and a post.  So much to learn!

Posted by Kira Angel (Equity Oregon Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Greetings Jason,

I just subscribed to your blog.  WOW - what interesting reading.  I have learned a lot from you and I want to continue to learn.  I am going to click on another post now.

Happy Memorial Day and BE SAFE.

Sincerely,

Sandra J Steele

 

Posted by Sandra Steele, Integrity, Knowledge - 37 Years of Experience!!! (Wise Choice Properties, Sedona/Verde Valley Branch) almost 8 years ago

Can you help me?

Everytime I go to my blog page it shows someone else's blog.

I did re blog it but why doesn't it move down? How do I get rid of it?

 

Posted by Joanne Gillet &The Edge Of The Beach Team ---- Pawleys Island, SC, We advise- You Decide! No Hassles... (Pawleys Seaside Realty) almost 8 years ago

Joanne - Can you just delete it?

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Any suggestions on, what I think, is an issue that I am having?

I just posted twice:

The afternoon and evening after I posted, each of these appeared on the first page of Google (and they were even in the top 1 - 3 links).  However, after a day or two, they've disappeared from Google.

Would you have any idea as to why?

Thank you so much for your time.

Posted by Peggy Lyn Speicher, Co-Founder & REALTOR® (The Speicher Group) almost 8 years ago

Thx for the great tips.  I've been trying to find a page like this, and I'm looking forward to reading some of you other posts (may need to do a bit each weekend).  I'm pretty new here - joined in Feb, just re-engaging now.  I just started following you on Twitter, too.

I still have several more q's, but I have a hunch a bunch of them are answered in your other posts and/or the FAQ section.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) almost 8 years ago

Thanks for the great info.  I am curious why some comments have pictures and some don't.  I will check your other posts.

Posted by Eric Getz, Broker (The Market Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Great tips!  It gives a newbie (like myself) a great starting point.  Thanks!

Posted by Rebecca Green (Equity Mortgage Lending) over 7 years ago

Really great tips...but I still want to know know why I need points???

 

 

 

Posted by Paul Toller (Tenant file) over 7 years ago

Thanks for the tips. So much to learn. 

Posted by Chamberlain Realty, Award Winning Service (Chamberlain Realty) over 7 years ago

So on my comments, why doesn't my picture show up?  Only a few of us here....

Posted by Christy Rice (Windermere Property Management/Seattle-Bellevue) over 7 years ago

Christy - It's because you haven't accumulated enough points yet.  I think it starts after you hit 5,000 or 10,000 (not sure which).  This was added over the past year or so.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 7 years ago

As always, a great post, Jason.  Did you do a post on incorporating widgets?  How about how to design your blog page?  I need a revamp.

Posted by Marie-Denise Kratsios (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Great info for us all, I've been away from Activerain for a few months and your tips were incredible helpful!

Posted by Carol Andersen, NW Floridanulls Real Estate Pro, TRC, ICREA (Navarre Beach Agency) over 7 years ago

Thanks for the tips.  I am trying to build up my points on my ActiveRain account.  Anything helps.

Posted by Scott Deaton (Deaton Group Realty) over 7 years ago

Thank you for the additional info.  It's helpful to see it on one page that can be read quickly.

Posted by Dan Jasmer, Changing the way you look at real estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Thanks for the clarification of the point structure and how it is done.

Posted by Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247 (TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team) almost 7 years ago

I think I'd better review a few of those posts, thanks.

Posted by Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!) almost 7 years ago

Jason: Getting the vocabulary right will help us all look like we know what we are doing.  Thanks to Mona for reblogging this post, whcih I had missed.

Posted by Anne M. Costello (Weidel Realtors) over 6 years ago

Participate