cheating yourself out of ActiveRain points each time you post?

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Sharing some great tips about the benefit of posting in 'Channels" on AR from the remarkable Maureen McCabe

Original content by Maureen McCabe

Are you cheating yourself out of ActiveRain points each time you post?

Do you put your content in a channel and assign a topic when you post?  If not you are cheating yourself out of 25 points each time you post. 

That's 250 points a week...

We've had channels since late 2008... but not everyone uses them.  It's still marked NEW.

ActiveRain Channels and Topic

If you did not get 225 points on your first 10 posts in a week, you've cheated yourself out of ActiveRain points.

You are cheating yourself out of ActiveRain points AND Google juice...

If you have an Outside Blog if you are not using Channels and Topics you are cheating yourself out of Google juice.  If your Outside blog side bar looks like this:

Sidebar of outside blog of member who is not using / displaying channels

If your Outside Blogs sidebar is just showing Blog Archives by month, you are missing out on lots of search engine traffic. 

You are not showing Google (and other search engines)  words like:

Home Buying, Home Improvement,  Home Selling, Mortgage / Finance, Moving, Real Estate Investing, Real Estate Market...

Nor are you sharing Topics.... words that would help search engines and the buyers using them find your content, geographic words, descriptive words.

The Channels and Topics become Categories on your Outside Blog.  That's what Google and search engines   read.

Don't use an Outside Blog so you are not worried?  The Channels and Topics are how Search Engines find your content on ActiveRain  too.   ActiveRain made a change in late 2008.  To show up in the search engines use Channels and Topics.

cheating yourself out of ActiveRain points AND Google juice...

New ActiveRain members don't miss this opportunity   - feature yourself on the front page of ActiveRain

ActiveRain Channels Matter

ActiveRain Channels

ActiveRain's ActiveRain Channel is ActiveRain's Junk Drawer  - the ActiveRain Channel is s professional Channel for talking to one another. The ActiveRain Channels is described by ActiveRain as

"The ActiveRain Channel is the channel for all things ActiveRain, including the use and tutorials for the site, announcements, reminders and deployment of the next big thing."  


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Comments (12)

Art Marine
Mortgage Solutions Financial - Lake Oswego, OR
Loans that Fit your Life

I always used  ActiveRain channels but I never knew about the points.  Thanks for the tip

Jan 22, 2010 09:38 AM
Teresa Berry
Seattle, WA

Great Art! The google juice part is awesome and the points are a bonus aren't they?!

Jan 22, 2010 09:46 AM
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Teresa, Great reblog and great information to remind all of us to post to the proper catergories to get that Google Juice. Thanks for the info.

Jan 22, 2010 10:40 AM
Wayne Golliday
Mobile Home Sales of Florida LLC - Jacksonville, FL

That was a great post.  I just found out that you do not get points after 10 posts each week. I have been on here for over a year and did not know that.   lol.....Thanks for another useful tip.

Jan 22, 2010 11:23 AM
Teresa Berry
Seattle, WA

Hey Beautiful Sandy Shores so good to see you and it seems there's always something new to learn and share here on AR :)

Wayne - I'm right there with you .... I went back through my posts and realized that I had a hit-and-miss channel thing going on (smile) seems I only included some posts in channels? hmmm - can't give any reason for that one but I'll be more aware in the future :)

Jan 22, 2010 02:47 PM
Lisa Marie Flenoury
"Lisa The Broker" - Playa Vista, CA
"Lisa The Broker" - Making Dreams Come True


Thank you for the tip! I am taking notes to perfect my blogs.

Jan 22, 2010 05:28 PM
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

thanks for the Re-Blog

Jan 22, 2010 07:14 PM
Teresa Berry
Seattle, WA

Hi Lisa Marie you're in good company here as we're all on a mission and learning from each other :)

Maureen your post is ull of great tips - new info or as a's surely one to share! So thank you for allowing it to be re-blogged. You're the best!

Jan 23, 2010 02:10 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Teresa, this one slipped by me. Thank you for re-blogging. I never realized about the beneifts of the side-bar. I will have to figure out how to do that so now I will have to book mark this post as well. Have a great weekend

Jan 29, 2010 01:25 PM
Teresa Berry
Seattle, WA

Endre - that makes two of us. seems no matter how much we know or learn, there's always something new around the corner to keep things fresh and exciting!  i stopped over to say hello and realized WOW I need more time to catch up on your posts .... i'll return to read and comment in a bit - you have a great week-end too,

Jan 29, 2010 03:14 PM
Debbie Cullen
REMAX Realty Team-Cape Coral, FL - Cape Coral, FL
Your Cape Coral, FL Specialist

Thanks for the great info~  Please keep it coming.

~Deb Cullen, Cape Coral, FL

Jul 26, 2010 10:51 PM
Tim Derylak
Keller Williams Realty - Fort Mill, SC

I didn't realize you receive points for marking a channel.  Definitely noted for my next post!  Thanks for the terrific advice!

Jul 31, 2010 01:41 AM