ActiveRain "doesn't have anywhere near the juice"

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Above was edited on 6-18-2007. 

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"That's what I figured. AR doesn't have anywhere near the juice of REW blogs (at least here in Atlanta) so I don't know that would be time well spent."

Orange Juice The Google Alert I have set up for "Active Rain" has sent me this thread on REW (realestatewebmasters.com) a couple of times.  ActiveRain.com doesn't have the juice that REW blogs have in Atlanta Georgia? 

REW vs. AR Juice Thread

I have visited REW (http://www.realestatewebmasters.com)  a couple of times.... most recently whenever someone responds on this thread about ActiveRain.com.  

Does REW have more juice than ActiveRain?  Looking at Alexa (I know Alexa sucks) comparing REW and ActiveRain.com

Alexa Traffic Rank for realestatewebmasters.com: 9,372

Alexa Traffic Rank for activerain.com:  6,640

Alexa Traffic Rank is like golf good score low?  Traffic Rank for realtor.com:  770.  A low Alexa Traffic Rank (score)  is good. 

An Alexa Traffic Rank Chart for those like me who can't get enough charts and graphs: REW Traffic vs. ActiveRain Traffic.

How would you compare juice in a particular market?  Could you?

In the thread a member of both REW and ActiveRain wrote of ActiveRain:

"I gave it up when I realized the SEO benefit of REW blogs and forums probably far out weighs AR. I have dropped to 4 now but who cares. I would rather spend my time in here with all of my new found SEO friends instead of talking about "Why agents shouldn't bring their pets to open houses" on Active Rain. LOL. Don't get me wrong, there are some great content writers in Active Rain, but most are spammy point-generating posts that have 0 value."

Now there's an ActiveRain.com entry I have not visited for awhile!  Note: no dog ever went to an open house!!!! Rumors of ActiveRainers pooches attending open houses are totally overblown.

Hey, We Are Being Watched, And Not Everyone Likes What They See

Yesterday George T. asked: Active Rain - Is it Due To Explode Due To Realtor Magazine?   Are members of REW being asked the same things by Realtor Magazine? 

The thread about Active Rain on REW is kind of garbled.  Some of the participants are talking about featured agents within a market on ActiveRain.com, others are referring to what posts get featured on ActiveRain.com.  

Sadly I must disclose on the Blog Juice Calculator REW beats AR!   Darn Technorati!

Googling for 'Atlanta homes'.... to me that is how you find out who has the juice... will someone on REW in Atlanta come up first?  Or will the featured ActiveRain.com agents in Atlanta Georgia come up first? The  original question on REW is:

"Default Active Rain


Both of the featured agents on the homepage are from Atlanta.

Anyone know what the criteria is to be the featured agent on the AR homepage?"

Google gave me a link to the person who is asking the question on his ActiveRain.com account.  He is an ActiveRain.com member!  His ActiveRain blog came up first, before the featured agents.  Before his blog on REW.  Before his other blog (I assume he has another blog... wouuldn't it be a prerequisite?)

The moral of this story? 

ActiveRain.com  has juice (traffic, search and it  pops up on Google) but don't take your dog to open houses or talk about people taking their dog to an open house.....and if you want to discuss SEO you should be on REW rather than ActiveRain.com? Or not.  

 

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I've got business from ActiveRain Doug.  I hope you have too. If not if someplace else works better for an individual, have at it. Thanks for the comment.
June 17, 2007 04:28 AM
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Maureen - I was going back and reading some of your previous posts. (You are active rain royalty and I knew I could learn from you.) I found this one quite interesting. Some of the stuff, admittedly was foreign to me, but as for juice I got it. AR does have great juice, not grape juice. I can type in key words for my primary areas here and find myself in the top 2 pages almost every time. Active Rain is a great community and it's great for business.
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many of us are thrilled with AR Juice.  There could be other sites that have more Juice but they aren't as popular as AR. 

I'm not royalty.  Most of my points on AR are from inviting good bloggers.  

September 09, 2007 06:48 PM
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It does not matter where the points came from. .I have always heard that where you are in life is the sum total of the books that you read and the people you associate with. You obviously have good associations.
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I have wonderful associates on and off ActiveRain! 
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