What's the Deal With Stik.com?

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What's the Deal With Stik.com?

Facebook has yet another way for one to connect with colleagues and client similar to facebook and Google + called Stik.com.
I received a notification if I'd like to join and knowing SEO is a fickle friend, thought; hey why not!?!computer

My problem now is that Stik.com is now sending messages to all my facebook colleagues and acquaintances begging for a referral about what a good Real Estate Agent I am.

I am not a Real Estate Agent. And:

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I.

Do.

Not.

Beg.



If someone likes my work enough to refer me, that's wonderful.

If I've worked for someone and ask for feedback after the job is done, then I might use something they've said as a testimonial.

But I did not agree to, nor did I give permission for, this blanket plea for referrals.

Especially one as misleading as calling myself , in the request, a Real Estate Agent.

I'm seriously thinking about cancelling my subscription(?) to Stik.com for that reason alone, SEO or no...

What do you think?question

 

 

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Rainer
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Sal Gal. not good at all! I think because you have to choose from a limited amount of titles they just put you in a category and tell the world that's what you are because they don't have the imagination to know there are other professions related to Real Estate...

Robert&Lisa, Like you, I shall be far more careful in the future!

Dec 08, 2011 05:47 PM #40
Rainer
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Kristine, fortunately most of the people who have recieved these stupid pleas are either friends or AR members, so they'll know it's not my choosing once they see this blog post!

Janet, as long as some good comes from it, and hey, I got featured! :D

Dec 08, 2011 05:49 PM #41
Rainer
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Rosalie, I agree, to a degree. When I joined I gave a lot of recommendations to my colleagues. I don't mind giving recomendations to people/friends/colleagues, but I simply DO NOT BEG for referrals. The way to get a referral is to give one or earn one. And certainly not by letting some anonymous computer program put words in my mouth and make me look desperate.

Dec 08, 2011 05:54 PM #42
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Maya Swamy
Funds Available - Long Beach, CA
Ph.D. Long Beach, CA - fundsavailable.com

Hi Peg, I p got the invitation too but read the fine print. They pretty much say that by signing you are giving them permission to access all the private information of your fb friends and that they will contact them in your name. I ran.

Dec 08, 2011 07:16 PM #43
Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

If you recall I got one of those requests from you, which was no problem.  I wrote a recommendation and later when I saw it, the Real Estate Agent thing confused me...........I just thought it was because I'm old.  Thanks for the explanation BU-FU.  Truth be told, I'd recommend you any day of the week for anything!

Dec 08, 2011 08:09 PM #44
Rainmaker
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Thanks for the heads up, Peg.  I have enough intrusions in my life.  I certainly don't want to add to other people's spam.  Yeow!

Dec 08, 2011 11:21 PM #45
Rainer
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Jody Moore
Blue Shirt Photography | SendOutCards - Lexington, KY

I had Stik at one time and didn't favor it much at all.

Dec 09, 2011 12:22 AM #46
Rainmaker
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Paula Bradfield
Bradfield Ramsey Group - Salida, CO
Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team

Thanks for the post. After your comments, I am not interested. I LOVE learning about other types of social media from folks on AR. Good luck with your decision.

Dec 09, 2011 12:53 AM #47
Rainer
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Maya, I wish I had run. I don't remember clicking yes to anything like that, I distinctly remember not doing that for something recently...

BU-FU, I remember your comment of 'who wrote this recommendation? Certainly not I', I think that was my catalyst to write this post.

Dec 09, 2011 02:23 AM #48
Rainer
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

OMG! Mike! To think I might be considered a spammer makes me feel ill!

Jody, I wish I'd talked to you!

Paula, I love AR for that reason too! Everyone is so willing to share! Thanx!

Dec 09, 2011 02:26 AM #49
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Barbara Altieri
Kinard Realty Group - RealtyQuest Team, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Peg --  I have heard of Stik but never had the chance to look into it.  I am sure that default setting was easy to miss. 

Dec 09, 2011 03:24 AM #50
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Lloyd Binen
Certified Realty Services - Saratoga, CA
Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411

Hi Peg, Lots of comments and even from Stik.com!  Congrats on the Feature.

I had not heard of Stik.com until your post.  Personally, I would not like that either and would stop using it.  But I'm a dinosaur.

Best wishes.

Dec 09, 2011 04:43 AM #51
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Vicki Wolpert
Keller Williams Realty Capital District - Athens, NY
Sleepy Hollow Lk/Greene,Columbia, Hudson, Athens

Hello Peg.  I tried it also and did not like it at all.  Glad to hear that it was not just me.  Good Luck to you in your decison.

Dec 09, 2011 07:27 AM #52
Rainer
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Barbara, when I signed up there were two options on the first page: Give referrals and ask for referrals. I chose the give referrals to whomever I knew but would not have clicked the ask button if my hair was on fire!

LLoyd! Thanx! You're hardly a dinosaur, you're on Active Rain after all!

Vicki, Not just you by a long shot!

Dec 09, 2011 08:39 AM #53
Rainmaker
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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

I canceled my acct a while ago. Too cheesy for me. Besides, I bet a huge percentage of the 750K people that Stik person (comment #12) said recommended people were agents Stik(ing) each other.

Dec 09, 2011 10:37 AM #54
Rainmaker
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Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Peg, I was told about stik and invited, but I'm pretty sure I didn't join up...glad I didn't and congrats on the FEATURE!!!

Dec 09, 2011 12:05 PM #55
Rainer
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Peg, I had the same problem and I posted on my FB that I ddin't requested referrals. And that #12 comment is just a BS. I saw those "begging" right after I signed in Stick.com. Now I know that I should go to options a cancel some of choices ( do I  have time fore that?) but by default they definitely did made me look like I am begging for refferalls. I just hate that.

Dec 09, 2011 01:27 PM #56
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Eric, I'm positive you are right.

Nick, believe you'd know if you'd joined, you'd be getting a coonstant barrage of notifications... Thanx! Who knew I could get featured because of something that made me angry... :D

Anna, I went to the link that Stik sent me in this posting and it not only would not let me cancel any options, it wouldn't let me do anything unless I had '+1' -ed a bunch of people. I actually had to close the page, couldn't even go back a page clicking on the back button (top left arrow).

Dec 09, 2011 02:00 PM #57
Rainer
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Peg, I guess it "Stiks "to you forever and stinks LOL

Dec 09, 2011 02:12 PM #58
Rainer
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Anna, LOL!

Dec 09, 2011 03:08 PM #59
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