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If I wanted to change my ActiverRain signature (the link to my profile page) from the bland: 

Maureen McCabe - Central Ohio real estate (Real Living HER)

To:

FREE Columbus Home Search $$ Save $$ Find Homes! Columbus OH REALTOR Maureen McCabe Real Living HER Homes for Sale $$  Save! $$ Buy Today!

Or should I go with

FREE Columbus Home Search $$ Save $$ Find Homes! Columbus OH REALTOR Maureen McCabe Real Living HER Homes for Sale $$  Save! $$ Buy Today!  614-825-8842

I forget where I make that change. 

Settings?

Profile?

Too much?  What crosses the line for you?  I hated it when people started adding their phone numbers... but now I barely see the phone numbers in the links to the profile pages.

I remember when our "signatures" were just our names but then again I am an old fogey on ActiveRain. Colleen Kulikowski had a Miss Manners post where we had a good chat about signatures and where a signature crossed the line and turned almost any comment into comment SPAM.  Anyone remember the post? Have a link?

Social Networking PLAN

I'm visiting the posts in the list below today ... and maybe one more... maybe John's Novaks's post... Breaking 100,000 points ten sounds like a good number of comments to leave as part of my Social Networking plan today.  John's post is from long ago but surely I ought to go pat him on the back for achieving 100,000 points.

What will I say? 

Something along the lines of

Hi there Jeanean, ( Greg, Bruce, John, etc.  I will change the name... personalization is important!!)

Great points to ponder!  Thanks and keep up the great job!

Maureen McCabe

OH  REALTOR (R)

w/ my new siggy:

FREE Columbus Home Search $$ Save $$ Find Hmes! Columbus OH REALTOR Maureen McCabe Real Living HER Homes for Sale $$  Save! $$ Buy Today!  614-825-8842

 

02/05/2009 Blogging ~ The Field of Dreams ~ Positive Envisioning - Seven Steps to Realization Jeanean Gendron ~ Redding & Shasta County Specialist
02/05/2009 Bloggin, Points, Fun & Advertising Greg Gardner
02/05/2009 PIGGING OUT! Abuse of the ActiveRain points system… Bruce Brockmeier (Coached By Crouch)
02/05/2009 ActiveRain Point Scoring System Update ActiveRain Real Estate Network
02/05/2009 50,000 + 1 AR Points - I'm thrilled. Thanks AR! Ronald Gillis, CNSA Southwest Florida Notaries, Port Charlotte, 941-7-NOTARY
02/05/2009 It's Still Raining Points! rudy bachraty
02/05/2009 50,000 Points, 50 New Friends, 5 Lessons Learned Cindy "in Indy" Marchant Indpls and Fishers Real Estate
02/05/2009 "How I Got 12,000 ActiveRain Points in Less Than a Month" ...and You Can Too! Rob K. Blake, "The Mortgage Insider"
02/05/2009 Points for comment on blogs Jennifer Dazet Baton Rouge Real Estatewh
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Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS

Holy alphabet Maureen....you are far more techie oriented than I and for every word there is no doubt a reason...as a journalist in a former life I come from the "less is more" school of editing....Here's MORE FROM MAUREEN !

Feb 06, 2009 06:52 AM #1
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Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

Maureen - I suspect any consumer looking for a REALTOR in your area is more likely do to a search for "Central Ohio Real Estate" than either of the other two options you mention, so I'd stick with boring and bland.  Right now you are #9 on Page 1 of google results for that search term.  I would be looking at how to move up in those results and not dropping that in favor of something creative that may not be found so easily in the search engines.

Feb 06, 2009 06:54 AM #2
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I have changed it a time or two but always forget... how to....

just for today I am thinking I want the signature: 

FREE Columbus Home Search $$ Save $$ Find Hmes! Columbus OH REALTOR Maureen McCabe Real Living HER Homes for Sale $$  Save! $$ Buy Today!  614-825-8842

on Greg's post I am thinking

Hi Greg,

Thanks for the update and I will have to head right over to check it all out!

Thanks a ton!

Maureen McCabe

OH REALTOR (R)

Really I am not even going to have to read these posts.  I can just comment.

Feb 06, 2009 06:56 AM #3
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Mark Watterson
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Real Estate

I stopped by to learn what others are doing with signatures and why.  I will be BACK to read the comments.

Feb 06, 2009 07:10 AM #4
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

this is somewhat tongue in cheek Mark...some people try to cram too much into their signature IMHO.

Margaret's signature and her comment gave me an idea though.  Columbus is huge... Central Ohio is huger I may want to add Worthington Office to my signature.

Feb 06, 2009 07:26 AM #5
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Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

The signature certainly can help with those Google searches and visablity.  Stick with what can be easily read and smart use of keywords.  By the way, you can play with it and change up till you find just what works for you.  Good luck!

Feb 06, 2009 07:28 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

found it... I am not as dumb as I look...

it is on the profile

I changed my signature to

Maureen McCabe - Central OH real estate (Real Living HER - Worthington office) but I hate how it goes on two line... 

from

Maureen McCabe - Central Ohio real estate (Real Living HER)

I am going to change it to

FREE Columbus Home Search $$ Save $$ Find Homes! Columbus OH REALTOR Maureen McCabe Real Living HER Homes for Sale $$  Save! $$ Buy Today!  614-825-8842

and that will make it that ON all of my comments, everywhere if I am not mistaken!!!

It will be temporary.

Feb 06, 2009 07:31 AM #7
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Gabe Sanders
the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Maureen, this will be interesting.  Can you post in a while about any changes or results you may get from the change.  Thanks.

Feb 06, 2009 07:36 AM #8
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate
Feb 06, 2009 07:45 AM #9
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate
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Maggie Dokic
Special Miami Homes - Miami, FL
CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

So how long did you have the really long signature for?  I know that once you change the signature it changes it on all the comments you ever made.  And yes, i was surprised upon my return to the Rain mere weeks ago at how much stuff is being included in some signatures now.  A lot more than I have!

Feb 06, 2009 07:43 PM #11
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Don Fabrizio-Garcia
Fab Real Estate - Danbury, CT
Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate

You're having far too much fun today!

Feb 06, 2009 08:38 PM #12
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

'scuse the silliness.

I switched it back last night so I probably had it about 8 hours?  The long link with the $$ and calls to action also distorts your blog I took some screen shots of it and will do a post on that.

I looked at it on a smaller screen in the office and it was really heinous.  Seeing the signature in the email alert on my cell phone screen on the comment on John Novak's post was what really set me off.

My signature now is  Maureen McCabe - Central OH Homes (Real Living HER - Worthington office)

I may take Homes out too...

Don the fun is over... I got EXTRA points for making a Rain god laugh... Isn't that odd?  I don't need the points or want the points. I get the points.

I got 250 points for commenting too... have not done that in a long time... unless of course people delete my comment, which they could... just silliness.

 

Feb 07, 2009 06:05 AM #13
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Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Huntington Beach, CA
Coached By Crouch

Hi there Jeanean, ( Greg, Bruce, John, etc.  I will change the name... personalization is important!!)

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Hey Maureen,

Thanks for including me in your personalized comments!!!  :)

P.S.  You don't have enough any dramatic $ signs in your $ignature.  Plea$e fix that.

Feb 07, 2009 04:58 PM #14
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I've decided to  forgo the drama of dollar signs from now on.  Thanks for stopping by Bruce, sorry for the sillly comment and then changing my sigature back...  I had a bad reaction to SPAM Friday morning.

Feb 07, 2009 05:26 PM #15
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