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group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
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Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
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For those of you new to Active Rain, you might have seen this green icon in the upper right corner of other member's blogs. Reblogging is simply someone republishing your content on their page. When someone reblogs your post, it transfers it to their page without changing a thing. That reblogger can add an introduction above your actual post, but not all do. I do digress about that, but I will go over this in Part 2, Do you pay it forward in your re-blog?
Bob Stewart talked about re-blogging when it first happened.
What are my options about re-blogging?
You can choose your post to be re-blogged or not. It's that simple...
This box is literally 3 boxes above the button you click when submitting your post. And this can't be done if you have chosen your blog as a 'members only' post. Remember, this button is checked at all times. You have to uncheck it if you don't want your post to be reblogged.
Note: In my opinion, I don't consider re-blogging a form of plagiarism since the author allows you to reblog their article by checking the box.
How can re-blogging help me, the author of that re-blog?
What a better way to get your message out to others. No matter the topic or the message, other people thought it was either very worthy or helpful. It would be like having your own news agency or your own personal paperboy delivering the news on your behalf and at no cost.
Keep in mind, if your post is of quality content and keyword rich, that re-blog will get searched throughout the internet, which in turn gets your information out to possibly thousands more without you lifting a finger.
My opinion? A Re-Blogged post is one of the finest compliments another member can pay you.
How can re-blogging help me the re-blogger?
So how can it help you if you re-blog someone elses post?Could re-blogging your competition hurt you? In my own opinion, I don't see how it could hurt you at all if you are in different market areas. But even if in the same markets, aren't you educating your potential clients? Or if you are a realtor reblogging a loan officers post, this could make you look like a local expert in your area. Just be careful of those posts that are misleading.
But let's take it a step further. If that person is a good writer, and or has very good Google juice because of their name and or search words, this could help you also. How is this? I have personally known a few members here on Active Rain get a new borrower who found them on the internet by reading something that they re-blogged of mine. Please read : The success of re-blogging.
Important Bullet Point - I have searched through Google for my key words at times and sometimes found my post that was re-blogged to be higher than my original post. Wow... how powerful is that. Talk about your message helping the both of you.
Key Reminder : Keep in mind that you are endorsing that person's thoughts and or opinions when re-blogging. What happens if that person is wrong about a specific topic? Just food for thought.
To re-blog or not to re-blog, that is thy question. But what is your answer?
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Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.