Active Rain needs to get with the program

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Real Estate Agent with Benchmark Realty

I really enjoy blogging...especially here on Active Rain. Within the past couple of weeks I have really started looking into doing "Video Blogs". My video blogs have been so effective that it is hard to come back to AR and do "regular" old text blogging. I have several other blog platforms that I use such as TRULIA and BLOGGER (Which by the way allows video). In addition to those I am able to post the video blogs all across the internet. Sites like Myspace and Youtube rank your blog so high that it is hard to deny the power of it. The more I do it the less I want to use AR. 

Now someone correct me if I am wrong but I don't see anywhere to post videos through our blogs on AR! The combination of text and video Horseis a POWERFUL tool. I have had other Rainers tell me that their listings that were posted on AR will show up in Google over many other search results. That is JUST TEXT! If you are familiar with SEO and what Google looks at to rank sites then you will know that video has a soft spot in the heart of Google. Imagine putting video tours and blogs on Active Rain! NOW THAT IS POWERFUL

My video blogs are sometimes showing up on the FIRST PAGE within 30minutes of posting. You can't deny the power of that. I have also done some fairly generic tags for those blogs and STILL they are showing up top. With that being said, "ACTIVE RAIN.... WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO CATCH UP??"

Stephen Strickhausen

Keller Williams Realty

9175 Carothers Pky Suite110

615-778-1818

Franklin Homes for Sale

 

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Rainmaker
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Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Stephen~  With that particular horse photo, I was expecting you to say something about "Mr Ed", LOL!  I have never done a video blog, (I have done video tours),I am going to check out some of yours....

Jun 11, 2009 06:27 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi again Stephen~ Could you send me a sample of your video blogs? 

Jun 11, 2009 06:30 AM #2
Rainmaker
107,338
The 1410 Group of Benchmark Realty, LLC
Benchmark Realty - Franklin, TN

Try this link out:) I really had to get past the "shyness" and just do it! It's worth it

http://franklintnhomesforsale.blogspot.com/

Jun 11, 2009 06:33 AM #3
Rainmaker
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June Tassillo
Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty - Franklin, NC
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WOW that was awesome!  How did you learn how to do the video and add music to it?  Where do I go to learn this?  LOL

By the way you didn't seem shy to me, it was done like a pro!

Jun 11, 2009 06:48 AM #4
Rainmaker
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The 1410 Group of Benchmark Realty, LLC
Benchmark Realty - Franklin, TN

June, 

Thanks so much for the comment. I actually have a MACbook and it has a simple program in there. It took a little "figuring it out" BUT I am having fun with it. I want to start promoting neighborhoods. I just did a TEST video blog on Lennox Village in Nashville and it's on the first page!!! I am going to take a video camera around to some other neighborhoods and do the same thing. It will help you look like the authority on that area:)

Good Luck!

Jun 11, 2009 06:56 AM #5
Rainer
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An Marshall
Berkshire Hathaway - St. Augustine - Saint Augustine, FL
Your St Augustine Real Estate Consultant

I was told you save your blog than go to edit it.

insert the video on the HMTL  between <p> and </p>

 

give that a try.

 

Jun 11, 2009 07:05 AM #6
Rainer
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Cindy Claflin
R.A.N Realty & Property Management - Mesa, AZ
Debrocke, ABR

I hope to be able to complete a video blog by the end of the summer if not sooner.  Thanks for you suggestions.

Jun 11, 2009 07:09 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi again Stephen~  Did you do this with a flip video by chance? 

Jun 11, 2009 07:11 AM #8
Rainmaker
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June Tassillo
Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty - Franklin, NC
Let me help you with the next phase of your life!

Now we all want to be like Stephen... lol

Jun 11, 2009 07:18 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I could have swore that AR did that a few months ago but the icon is no longer near the 'insert picture' button.  You could embed it?  EmbedIt

Jun 11, 2009 07:26 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN

Stephen - In some ways you are right, They could make it a little easier to insert your video, however, I've been inserting video into my Activerain blog for over a year. Here is one that I made for the Team Building workshop that Bill Haggard had in Brentwood. http://activerain.com/blogsview/969369/keller-williams-team-building-workshop-nashville

Really all you have to do is download the video to youtube, take the Html code from the youtube video, and insert it into you active rain blog post. It seems a little complicated, but it doesn't take much time.

Jun 11, 2009 08:16 AM #11
Rainmaker
107,338
The 1410 Group of Benchmark Realty, LLC
Benchmark Realty - Franklin, TN

Vickie, I just use the camera that is built into my Mac! its very very easy to use!

An and Larry, Thanks for the info! I had no idea. I thought that I had seen video content before but I couldn't figure it out. Now it is just a matter of time before one of us Blogs on "How to" use video on AR!!! Ready...Set....GO!

Jun 11, 2009 08:42 AM #12
Rainer
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Ron Wysocarski
Wyse Home Team Realty - Port Orange, FL
CEO, Pricing Specialist

learned how to do it from your blog thanks all.

Jun 12, 2009 03:36 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Stephen - Great idea on video about a neighborhood.  I have seen video on AR, so knew that it could be done.  Now I just have to get a move on and start creating some.  I will look at some of yours for more ideas.

Jun 12, 2009 09:45 AM #14
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Stephen I need to check this great forum out! Thanks!

Jun 15, 2009 12:09 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Kathy Anderson
HomeSmart - Surprise, AZ
Arizona Retirement Homes For Sale, Sun City Grand

Thanks for the tip on Blogger.  I think I might test the format although I love my AR outside blog!

Jun 23, 2009 09:22 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Thanks for this information.  I am not that computer savvy but willing to learn.

 

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