New! More Exposure For Your Active Rain Blog!

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There are 13,000 of you who have an Active Rain blog AND active profiles on Zillow.  As of today, and thru collaboration with the good folks at AR, you now have a link from your Zillow profile to your Active Rain blog!  Just one more way people can find the great content so many of you produce.

If you have an active, PROFESSIONAL (not a regular user) account on Zillow, a link to your blog will automatically appear.  But we didn't stop there, you can now also add your Twitter handle, a link to your Facebook profile and a link to your LinkedIn information

I am really excited about this change because it is so important to tie everything you are doing socially, together on the web, to help build your online reputation. 

Steps to edit/add your Profile:

1) If you don't already have an active account, here is a link to start building your free Zillow profile.

2) Log on to the site and go to your Profile.  Click the Edit button. 

edit your zillow profile

3) Next, simply add your information in the respective fields.

add facebook, linkedin and twitter to zillow profile

4) And you are all done! 

zillow twitter facebook active rain blog

Big thanks to Active Rain for making this happen!  Also, don't forget that you can include even more (followed) links within the marketing text of your profile.  For example, link to some of your favorite or more helpful posts to drive even more traffic to them. 

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Ambassador
533,545
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS

Sara, Zillow is really progressive in working with us - thanks for the great customer service on that issue I had recently - on a Sunday no less!

Sep 15, 2009 07:54 PM #36
Rainer
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Dave Humphrey, Broker
RE/MAX Marketplace - Celebration, FL
Real Estate Advice You Can TRUST!

Sara,

Thanks for the helpful tips.

Sep 15, 2009 10:25 PM #37
Rainmaker
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Sara, I have had my Activerain blog, linked to my Zilllow account since becoming a member, Is there a way that a logo-or-badge can appear, noting that the website is an A/R blog link?

Sep 15, 2009 11:27 PM #38
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Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Wow, thanks just did the updates. Now to put that badge on my site. I like BB idea. If we could add our posts to Zillow via RSS. Any plans in the works for that ?

Sep 16, 2009 12:01 AM #39
Rainer
87,169
Chad McBain
RE/MAX R.E. CENTRE - Guelph, ON

Great info, thanks.

Sep 16, 2009 01:27 AM #40
Rainmaker
292,404
Home Loan Search.Online
Home Loan Search Online - Newnan, GA

This is a very good idea for agents to gain better exposure. I'll pass this one along.

Sep 16, 2009 02:31 AM #41
Rainmaker
101,823
Ray Nellum
Envision Real Estate Group, LLC. - Fort Smith, AR
Fort Smith Real Estate

Sara, thanks for the tip.  I went through and did it step by step from your post!  Thanks again.

Sep 16, 2009 02:36 AM #42
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Paul McFadden
Paratex - Seattle, WA
Pest Control, Seattle, WA.

Sara: Thank you. I'll see if I can go in and update my profile. I got an inquiry yesterday although it may be someone shopping me and I usually don't get those loans as I'm not the cheapest. Keep up the great work!

Sep 16, 2009 03:10 AM #43
Rainer
265,832
Jody Keating
Jody Keating Connective Realty,LLC, Bryan/College Station,TX - Bryan, TX
Broker/MM/Realtor, Bryan / College Station, TX

Sara,

Thanks for that info. I've gone over and updated it all now we're in business. Really appreciate these tips.

:)

Sep 16, 2009 04:52 AM #44
Rainmaker
479,439
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i

Thanks Sara. Thanks for the reminder.

Sep 16, 2009 04:59 AM #45
Rainer
390,315
Jean-Paul Peron
The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany - Corolla, NC
Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive

Thanks for the tip!

As it turned out I had a lot of info the needed updating on Zillow.

Sep 16, 2009 06:34 AM #46
Rainer
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James K Barath, CMPS
Canopy Mortgage, LLC - Crown Point, IN
FICO Pro, Certified Military Housing Specialist

That is great news. Will check back in to update my profile right now.

Sep 16, 2009 08:10 AM #47
Anonymous
Sandra Scott

Great idea.  Thanks.

Sep 16, 2009 10:43 AM #48
Rainer
45,101
Will Goodson
Sheffield Properties/Private Label Realty - Austin, TX

Thanks for the great idea, Sara.  I setup my profile on Zillow about a month ago (but forgot about it!!!).  Your post timing couldn't have been better.  I just updated my Zillow profile, adding my blog link and a photo.  Keep it coming!

Sep 16, 2009 10:47 AM #49
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Kat DeLong
LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (

Thank you so much for the tip. I didn't know.

Sep 16, 2009 11:53 AM #50
Rainer
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Bill Wallace
Bridge Realty - Bloomington, MN
William Wallace

Good idea - thanks for the info.

Sep 16, 2009 02:05 PM #51
Rainer
71,715
Teresa Cox King
RE/MAX of Orange Beach - Orange Beach, AL
Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama

Thanks for the info Sara.  I'll go see what it's all about! Some days I feel as if I go from on site to another in order to keep current with everything!

Sep 16, 2009 02:53 PM #52
Rainmaker
502,648
David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc - Newtown Square, PA
Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA

Done.  Thanks for the heads up.

Sep 17, 2009 12:49 AM #53
Rainmaker
182,145
Sara Bonert
Zillow - Atlanta, GA
Real Estate Internet Marketing

Hey all!  Sorry for the delayed response, I have been computerless for the last 24 hours (and somehow I survived!)  Glad to hear this has been easy for everyone to set up.

Byrant and all- RSS feeds are definitely on the to do list!  This was just our first roll out of social media connection products.  It is a little ways out yet, but coming!  I'll be sure to post about it when we have it!

Lane- No immediate plans to add a Fan Page link, but good suggestion.  You can definitely add the link within the marketing text though. 

Melissa- You indeed do have a professional acct, notice the "agent" badge by your name.  No "upgrades" necessary. I would recommend adding some links to your site in your mkting text though.  Also, you can add your cell phone # and your personal web address.  Otherwise, looks good!

Brad - We have added a ton of cool widgets.  Here is the full list if anyone is interested - http://www.zillow.com/webtools/widgets/

Steve- You can't add a AR badge to your Zillow profile.  But you can add a Zillow badge to your AR blog.  Here is a link to all of our badges - http://www.zillow.com/webtools/badges/

Sep 17, 2009 03:36 AM #54
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Carlos B
TreeHouseForRent.Com - Exeter, CA

I just signed on to Zillow too. Thanks for the great advice!

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