The ActiveRain Point System

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams

Points! Now I get it! Everyone likes to know how they are doing, and points help us do this. They also encourage us to be part of the community by commenting on other posts, and then more points for "channels with a topic" so our posts can be more easily categorized and found.

Original content by ActiveRain Real Estate Network

The ActiveRain Point System

ActiveRain awards members points based on participation and their individual involvement within the network and community.  While there is a much more complicated and technical explanation of how the point system works, this post is to provide you a general overview of how points are earned and distributed that to ALL ActiveRain members.

ActiveRain points are earned based on a members individual activities and efforts. Points are accumulated over the duration of the Calendar week which "Starts Monday morning at 12:00am Central Time, and Ends Sunday night at 11:59pm Central Time."

The following are some ways you can earn points and move up the "Featured Member" ladder in your Local Area.

  • 200 Points for each Blog Post
    (Max 10 per Week) (50 Word Minimum Required)

  • 25 Additional Points when Post is added to Channels with a Topic

  • 400 Points for Featured Post on
    (Excludes Posts Featured in ActiveRain Groups)

  • 25 Points For Each Comment
    (Max 10 Per Day) (Comments on Your Own Posts Excluded)

  • 25 Points for Each Reblogged Post
    (Max 10 Per Week - These do not Include Your Own Posts)

  • ActiveRain Profile Points
    (Building Your AR Profile will Build points)

  • Received Comments on Blog Posts
    (No Blog Post to exceed 475 pts.)

  • 100 Points - Logging In To ActiveRain Each Day
    (This applies 7 days a week)

  • 250 Points When Someone Accepts Your AR Invitation
    (Must Sign Up under Members Invite Code)

  • 10% of Total Points Earned By New Members Invited By You
    (IE: Invited Member Earns 1000 pts. - You Earn 100 Pts.)

  • ActiveRain and Member Approved Contests - Points Will Vary
    (These show up as Bonus Points in your Point Summary)

  • Staff Awarded Bonus Points - These are issued by the AR staff
    (Member Humanitarian, Paying It Forward,
    Helping Others etc.)

Weekly Point Scenario: The potential of points available per week, per member would be as follows: 1750 for max comments, 2000 for max Blog posts, 700 for logging in daily, 250 for adding to Channels/Topics, and 250 for max ReBlogged posts.  The Weekly potential of points would be 4950 (this does not include featured posts, comments received, invitation and percentage points, contests, and staff awarded bonus points.)

Point Disclaimer: The Points System created by the ActiveRain Network was developed and implemented to motivate, inspire, and reward members for their participation and involvement within the community. These points are subject to change at the discretion of the ActiveRain Mgmt. Team, with or without cause, warning, or notice.

Comments (12)

Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Anne:  I see you have not blogged in a very long time.  It's so nice to see you back and active again.  So... if I missed saying this the first time... Welcome Back to Active Rain.  I am sure we would love to see more of you and your posts.  Have a great Sunday, and thanks for your re-blog of the Active Rain points system.  We all can use a refresher on this, I am sure.

Oct 02, 2010 07:59 PM
Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

Anne -

It's not Central Time any more.  It's Eastern time.

Oct 02, 2010 08:14 PM
Anne Arjani

Whoa Jim and Karen,

Thank you so much for the warm welcome by commenting on my very short post about the point system. I get is full of insomniacs? :)

Oct 02, 2010 08:24 PM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Anne:  I am guessing that when you just responded to my comment and Jim's, that you were NOT signed in to Active Rain... and that is why your comment box is not in a light blue color, and also why you probably had to type in your name at the bottom of your comment.

When you are signed in... and then you either comment or respond to a comment, your name automatically appears at the bottom of your comment.  Just a friendly hint.

Warm welcomes are good.  And... I also remember when I would write a short post... and NOBODY would comment.  I did not like it.

Oct 02, 2010 08:31 PM
Mott Marvin Kornicki
Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille - Sunny Isles, FL
Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999

Anne Arjani  Palo Alto, CA

The point system is what makes Active Rain so darn addictive - who doesn't LOVE points. Points are like money in the bank. Its a great feeling to be at or near the top of the list in our respective State, Town or City.

Something to be proud of achieving!


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Bal Harbour | Sunny Isles Beach
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Oct 02, 2010 09:01 PM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

We are now getting 10pts for reporting SPAM comments in OUR and other members' blogs * ENJOY! and welcome back!

Oct 02, 2010 11:14 PM
Don Spera
CR Property Group, LLC - East York, PA
Serving York and Adams County, PA

Thanks for the refresher course.  If I am lacking in anything, it is invited members.  I just don't feel comfortable inviting my competition, but I will invite others that are related to the field if and when the opportunity arises.

Oct 03, 2010 01:44 AM
Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365
Frankly Real Estate Inc. - Manchester, MD
Specializing in Carroll Co., MD

Anne ~ Nice to "meet you" I hope you log on as often as possible and enjoy the full benefit of AR. It starts out about the points and then the true value reveales it self as you share in the network. Sit long talk much! :)

Nov 04, 2010 03:29 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

"You get 4 points per comment on your blog AFTER 3 (you must have 3 comments at least to earn points this way)"

That's news to me - very welcome news!

Nov 05, 2010 11:04 AM
John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

I have invited many agents to Active Rain. My profile shows that I have invited 15 members and my invite points are stuck at the same number for a long time. Is there a limit to the invite points that can be earned?

Nov 08, 2010 02:57 PM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

John:  There is NO limit to the amount of invite points that can be earned.  Whatever points anyone who you invite to Active Rain... however much they get... you get ten percent of that total.  Regardless.  And, it is ongoing.  Whenever they add to their points... ten percent of that goes towards your total, as well.

So obviously, if they are not adding any points to their totals... ten percent of their zero is ... zero.  <smile>

Nov 08, 2010 05:33 PM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Tony:  You write a post, and get only two comments... no additional point to you.  When you get a third comment... you get twelve points added to your post total. 

Nothing for comments number four and five, but when you hit six total comments on each post... you get another twelve points.  I have not charted it past six... but the more comments you get, obviously the more points you get.

Nov 08, 2010 05:35 PM