Just Another Clear Case of The Power of Active Rain

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com SAL.2002007747

Our whole Active Rain schedule got blitzed yesterday thanks to one post from Thursday:  The Buyer Paid HOW Much??

We had a double promotion for this post, first a Feature (and for whatever reason, it stuck at the top of the Featured Blog for about 1/2 a day....I think the staff was down in New Orleans or on a plane and ours must have been the last pick before getting occupied), so we were getting lots of comments and what for us is a ton of reblogs (8 so far).

Then the post was the Title Post for the Active Rain Daily Drop e-newsletter...and THEN it REALLY got busy!!  We're flirting with 200 comments so far, and check the screen shot...our first post over 2000 views.  Now we attracted a couple of rude consumer commenters, one we left up (#124), another was so profane we did a delete (and we don't do that lightly), but nice to see the consumers are out there and reading!

Active Rain post views

We make a point of responding to EVERY commenter, and going over to thank every person that reblogs, and obviously this can be time consuming if you hit the commenting jackpot.  This post resonated with the readers, some of our featured posts don't get us much in the way of extra comments...but this one was a whole new story!  So much for any planned additional posts for yesterday!

So if you ever doubted just how quickly Active Rain can launch a post into orbit, don't doubt it any longer!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Liz and Bill  aka BLiz

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Liz and Bill Spear
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Dawn, AR certainly does.  It's always nice to run a Google search and see how high our AR posts show!

Shelley, It may take a bit :)

November 06, 2010 01:31 PM #15
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Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Liz & Bill, So thrilled you got the Feature and the Daily Drop -- congratulations, it was greatly deserved!  Now, just whose fingers are tired???  Way to go!!

November 06, 2010 05:47 PM #16
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Tish, It was a big day, but the comments may have finally stopped...3 hours since the last one :)  Yep, fingers and brain tired :)

November 06, 2010 06:16 PM #17
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Jane Peters
Power Brokers Int'l - Los Angeles, CA
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Firstly, congratulations on the mass exposure.  Secondly, you know I want to see the comment that was deleted.

November 06, 2010 06:24 PM #18
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Jane, It included the f-bomb and various other deragatory names directed at all REALTORs.  Some one has some serious hate in their life unfortunately.  Don't know what happened to them, but they've got some serious issues.

November 06, 2010 06:29 PM #19
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Donna Foerster
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Guess I should go read that post to find out what I'm missing.  (I won't comment though, I don't want to wear you guys out!)

November 06, 2010 09:03 PM #20
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Liz & Bill first congrats on one of your many featured post, wow 200+ comments now you are going into "Active Rain Hall of Fame" soon they do track the most comments:)) As far as the rude comments, I feel sad for that type of person. There are many posts that I run across and either I do not care for the message or the delivery style, I choose not to comment. What is the old saying "if you can not say anything nice, then don't say it":)) Again Congrats of a super feature

November 06, 2010 09:16 PM #21
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Melissa McKinney
McKinney Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC
Realtor, www.LivingFayetteville.com

BLiz~ Great job! It is simply amazing the power of the Rain!! I love to do a blog and then Google it to see haw fast it will show up!

November 06, 2010 09:29 PM #22
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Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Your post once again provides ammunition for those people (me included) who believe that how the featured posts and daily drop posts are chosen is grossly unfair. Spread the wealth around instead of featuring so many of the same people over and over and over again.

November 06, 2010 09:53 PM #23
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Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

Bill and Liz, another good reason to continue to blog.  Getting featured means you're actually writing great posts.  Congratulations!

November 06, 2010 11:02 PM #24
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Donna, LOL!

Endre, Thanks!  You do have to wonder about some people, why they have to have so much bitterness...but fortunately they're few and far between!

Melissa, Have done the same many times, minutes later, page 1!  Just amazing!

Jim, I'll trust the staff, but perhaps our selection criteria have overlap.  We're over 150 called shots so far and have 200 as our next goal.

Kay, Thank you.  We try to write to make it worth the reader's time.  Some succeed better than others.

November 06, 2010 11:47 PM #25
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Melissa McKinney
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I really not sure why Jim would make that comment here?? It is not your choosing to be featured, it is others choice and you write GREAT blogs. So comments like that should not be left where they have no bearing, gives negative vibe where there is no need for one... Just my thinking though! (I tell my children not to try to steal someone elses thunder when they get a compliment...)

November 06, 2010 11:56 PM #26
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Melissa, wasn't totally sure how to interpret.  I know many are not happy with the way the featured/daily drop process works.  I like the fact that with the called shot we have some level of input, but ultimately it's up to the staff to make that call.  I don't think there's any automatic Featured based on number of called shots, still at staff discretion.  I'm content with the process, and I think lately there have been a lot of new faces on the Featured posts, although you'll still get many from the regulars....but after a few years they know how to write what is liked, and have a huge following.  It's our job to build the same huge following  over time...and it will take MUCH time.  Even with the 2000 plus views, we didn't pick up any new subscribers.

November 07, 2010 07:02 AM #27
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Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

You know, of course, that I am in full agreement with Melissa -- no raining on someone else's parade.  It was a great blog, worthy of the Feature and the Daily Drop which is evidenced by the outstanding response you received!  You struck a chord -- Congratulations!!!  Here's hoping Jim is able to strike the same type of chord for his next Feature!

November 07, 2010 10:29 AM #28
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Tish, Thanks!  I can't say I expected that kind of response, and it was a wee bit more lively than most of our comment streams...and complete with our first consumer f-bomb (which we deleted with the rest of his bile that added nothing to the conversation).

November 07, 2010 10:34 AM #29
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

There's no question a feature can drive traffic, but how does this translate to tangible business? "Obviously this can be time consuming" is right. At the end of the day though, it's the time spent with our buyers and sellers that really matters.

November 07, 2010 10:57 AM #30
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Barbara Chatterton
The Stark Company - Middleton, WI
Middleton Wisconsin Realtor

Congratulations BLiz!  You deserved it and re-planning your whole day will happen with fame!  : ) Some things just greatly resonate and this was one of them!  I would not worry too much about negative comments-unless obscene, of course.  You were certainly "out there" and many people felt compelledd to comment!  Enjoy your maybe easier day!

November 07, 2010 11:31 AM #31
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John, We look at the time spent here as two fold, obviously looking for consumers to find us and talk to us, but also to build relationships with the members here...both for potential referral business, to learn, and we've made some friends here that we'd love to drop in on some day.  Perhaps the latter doesn't lead as directly to business, but it fulfils another purpose.

Barbara, We definitely didn't expect it to take off the way it did.  We chilled a little today, went and saw the movie Hereafter after church! :)

November 07, 2010 04:13 PM #32
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Lisa Orme
The Master's Key Realty LLC -Windsor, CT - HARTFORD COUNTY - Windsor, CT
Broker/Realtor, ABR, CRS,GRI, PSCS, SFR, Notary Pu

BLiz - It sure is amazing when you hit a feature AND the Daily Drop.  I had two features in the same week once, and it does keep you mighty busy!  Thanks for writing such great posts...which you do consistently...you absolutely have earned your gold stars!

November 07, 2010 07:23 PM #33
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Lisa, Much appreciated!  We try to provide good content for the consumers and the AR community!

November 07, 2010 07:29 PM #34
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