LIVE HOT LINKS! Posting to the AR Hyper Local Challenge? Make it EASY for AR to access your posts, and you may get your 7000 Pointeroos quicker.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Realty Arts NC Broker License #235526

I'm having fun fooling around with my Localism stuff for the Hyper-Local Challenge.  It got me back into the groove a little of putting up some Localism content, as I was pretty slack for a while.  The spring blooms, and Carolina Blue Sky draw me out  with the ol' Kodak, too.

The "registration" of Hyper Local Posts in Bob Stewart's Hyper Local Challenge Blog as comments reminds me of my favorite saying regarding listing property to sell, "Make it easy for someone to buy your home."  In that I refer to scanning documents and loading them to the MLS, offering duplicates of disclosures, etc, in the home, having them on my hard drive, so I can email them to an agent who wants them, etc.

Well, Bob Stewart says there are over 1100 posts in the Hyper-Local Challenge, and that was on 3/30.  With another week to go. Common question to Bob: "How are you going to get through all of them?"  Bob: "I have no idea!"  I'll bet he doesn't.  It will be a ton of work, and part of the picture is feedback for blogging improvement.

Maybe we should work together to "Make it easier for the AR folks to evaluate the posts in the Hyper Local Challenge?"  Whatcha think?

How to do that?  I have two thoughts.

1.  Post Hot Links to your Hyper Local posts.  We can save the AR staff a lifetime of copy/pasting links into their address bar and hoping they work.

A Test:  Which can you open and read more easily and quickly?


The second one, right?  I thought so.  Let's offer the good folks at AR that convenience.

Don't know how to "Light Up" your links in a post or comment?  Take a look:

Linking in AR Comments

Copy your HLC blog link as a comment on one of Bob's Hyper Local Challenge posts.  At the top of the comment box, click the chain link.  That will open the pop up above, which will let you enter the HLC Post address which you copy/paste from the address bar of the post you are entering in the Challenge.  Add a title.  Or not.  I always do.  I heard that Google likes them.  Click "Insert" and you should have a hot live link that lets the crew click and enter.  Test the link to be sure.

2.  Build a running compendium of your Challenge Entries in your comments on Bob's posts. 

Like this:


I have to keep track, just so I can remember what and when I have posted...  You MAY even find that someone clicks through your list and actually READS a few of your posts too.  But I think I am making it a lot easier for the hard-working AR staff to find, access, read, and evaluate my efforts.

Maybe even easier for them to award me 7000 AR pointeroos, too?

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Mary Jo Thomas
Solutions Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Mike, Thank you for the information.  I am still new at this and appreciate the time you take to inform others.

Mar 31, 2010 03:11 AM #1
Michael J. O'Connor
Diamond Ridge Realty - Corona, CA
Eastvale - 951-847-4883

So far I've been making sure to put active links but I hadn't thought to provide a running total.  If we all do this and if they start from the bottom of the list and work backwards this might work out for them to save time.  So I'll start putting in my entire list for him.  Thanks for a great suggestion and I hope he's able to get us all tallied before the end of 2015!  ;-)

Mar 31, 2010 03:11 AM #2
Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate

Mary Jo,

Just keep learning.  And Have Fun!


It really started as my own filing system.  It may help AR get out from under the blitz by 2015, too.

Mar 31, 2010 03:35 AM #3
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate


I think I finally just plopped my last link on not hot linked after the third proxy error last night. 

They fix the proxy errors and bad gateways and I'd be happy to take the time to hot link everything for their convenience. 

Now I am trying to redo links not on my old post but on sidebars, setting and profiles and meeting with those same proxy errors on my outside blogs. 

Mar 31, 2010 03:37 AM #4
Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

I'm doing mine one at a time since that is how I started, but I was going to re-cap on #7 with all of the links.  I'm not sure Bob realized what he was signing up for.

Mar 31, 2010 10:59 AM #5
Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate


I can see it in the next AR Daily Drop:

"Profound Proxy Errors Prevent Proper Posting of Pointeroos!!"


I think it has dawned on Bob by now.  LOL

Mar 31, 2010 11:24 AM #6
Ty Lacroix
Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc - London, ON


Thanks for the tip, I'll give it a try


Mar 31, 2010 12:10 PM #7
Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate

Make it easy for them, Ty!

Mar 31, 2010 01:04 PM #8
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville

Mike- Don't know about you, but this darn contest has me all stressed out! Thanks for the tips.

Mar 31, 2010 02:17 PM #9
Linda Jandura
Raleigh Cary Realty - Apex, NC
Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist

Mike, after having lunch today with you I'm reinspired, but just way too tired, to get going on the hyper localism post, I even have lots of my own photos to post! Flagging this for tomorrow.

Apr 01, 2010 02:52 PM #10
Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate


Stressed?  You are supposed to be having F-U-N!


You have it in you.  Go for it!

Apr 04, 2010 11:54 AM #11
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