Top Traffic "Pins"

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Services for Real Estate Pros with ActiveRain, Community Manager

Pinterest is a variety of pinboards that host all the cool things you see on the web and want to get back to one day.  Recipes, fashion, inspirational quotes, travel and a million other things keep us glued to their site.

Nikesh wrote a great post on the increase of traffic to ActiveRain from Pinterest.  Members are starting to "pin" their blog posts from AR onto Pinterest.  What we're finding is that many of your followers are stumbling upon these and coming to your ActiveRain blog posts to read more. 

As a blogger, you will benefit from pinning for a variety of reasons; drive traffic to your blog, network with others via vertical marketing, endorse your products and get inspiration for future topics.

ActiveRain has its very own pinboard full of everything from recipes to quotes to sandy beaches and homes for sale.  Once you're there, click on the photo and it will take you to the owner's pin and then click on it again and it takes your to their blog post on AR.  Pictures get the inquiries and by taking a moment to "pin" your content just might get you in front of the right eyes.  It only takes a moment to do and may be worth the effort. 

Here are the top pins from a few 'Rainers:

Chris Smith pinned AR's Recovery or Not Infographic

Jenny pinned a before picture of a living room

Christine M pinned a lovely home showcasing the exterior paint

Soror Peregrina pinned a photo you must check out

 

 

If you're not on Pinterest yet and want to get on, let me know and I'll send you a request.  If you are and haven't added your Pin It shortcut to your bookmark page, check out how to do so. 

They have an app for your phone so it's a great tool to pass the time while you're waiting for an appointment or maybe say, on a long bus ride.  Pinterest is where it's at, check it out it's so very cool!

*As with any site you want to make sure you are adhering to all their terms and conditions.  Many of our members have written fantastic posts about copyright issues and other dangers so just make sure you're not violating any guidelines.

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Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager
ActiveRain

   

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Rainmaker
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Nogui Aramburo
Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® - Raleigh, NC
Real Estate Professional in the Raleigh Area

Havent tried Pinterest yet, but will look into it

Mar 10, 2012 12:17 AM #34
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Ann Nguyen
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Truckee, CA
Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale

I just started to dabble in pinterest and it is a lot of fun. Just have to stretch my day longer so I can play more on it :-)

Mar 10, 2012 12:25 AM #35
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Stephen Turner
Gemcraft Homes (TriCorner Realty) - York, PA
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I also heard that for every time something is pinned, it counts as heavy as 2 links to help with your page ranking! 

Mar 10, 2012 01:14 AM #36
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Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Kerrie,  Lots of opinions about Pinterest and the need for a clear understanding of copyright infringement.  Critical to use original content.

Mar 10, 2012 02:15 AM #37
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Tracy Lee Parker
RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT - Rockwall, TX
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Hi Kerrie, I was wondering how to put the Follow Me on Pinterest Button.

Check it out!

 
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Mar 10, 2012 03:17 AM #38
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Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
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That looks good Tracy!  Way to get on it!

 

Mar 10, 2012 07:07 AM #39
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Kerrie - Pinterest is on my to list of things to check out as soon as I have a little time.

Mar 10, 2012 07:22 AM #40
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Thanks Tracey (#40) - never thought about adding that to my collage, but I will now. 

Mar 10, 2012 09:41 AM #41
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Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
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Kerrie, I had several boards going and had spent some time on it, but after reading the copyright issues, I deleted my account.  I may reopen after copyright issues have been clarified.

Mar 10, 2012 10:56 AM #42
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Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Kerrie,

I have had no interest

In putting my life on pinterest

But now that you have showed the way

You may have caused my resistance to sway

:)

Phil

Mar 10, 2012 07:46 PM #43
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Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
Broker,CLHMS,GRI

Gosh...I can barely keep up these days AND sell real estate but I keep trying ;-)

Mar 10, 2012 09:29 PM #44
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John Cannata
214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

Im signed up to Pinterest, but dont really play on it enough to understand it fully. I'll get there one day.

Mar 11, 2012 09:42 AM #45
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DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Thanks Kerrie, for the info.  I added the Pinterest button to my signature tonight!   I love Pinterest!

Mar 13, 2012 04:08 PM #46
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Marianne Infusino
RE/MAX HomeTowne Realty - Franklin Lakes, NJ
RE/MAX - FLOW Area - 201

Hi Kerrie, I havent joined Pinterest because I heard you had to be invited ... I will look into in ... BUT  - if its true and you need to be invited ... I may need to wait ... furthermore, I, too, heard about the copyrights and all  ...  so until I hear more, I may just have to wait ... and put my energies here on Active Rain ....

Thanks for the post and I look forward to hearing (and reading) more responses ... HERE.

Marianne

Mar 15, 2012 01:24 AM #47
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Every real estate professional should have a Pinterest presence.  All need to be very careful to avoid copyright violations.

Hopefully, we will see lots of ideas on the effective use on Pinterest in ActiveRain posts.

Mar 15, 2012 02:53 AM #48
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Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
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Marianne - I just sent you an invite if you do want to get on there.  As Roy said, all real estate professionals should have one.  We're seeing it as a growing Community paired with increased traffic to your posts. 

Mar 15, 2012 03:04 AM #49
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Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

When I go to Pinterest, I can write off a couple of hours.  Wow, what a time-sucker.  But, it is fun.

Mar 15, 2012 05:35 AM #51
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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Great ideas ..i have recipes and movies .. I am excited

Thanks Kerrie!

Mar 15, 2012 07:58 AM #52
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Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Kerrie, I'm not sure if I'm happy to have missed this post or not. OMGosh another time suck! LOL

Mar 15, 2012 08:01 AM #53
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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Kerrie...let us know when there's a webinar on getting traffic from this site. Thanks for the tip.

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Mar 15, 2012 03:24 PM #54
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