Want More Active Rain Points? Dizzle Is The Shizzle!

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Without a doubt, Active Rain has built an amazing community and resource for the real estate industry. One of the draws has been the interaction and the POINTS. C’mon, you know you love the points, right?

I’m pretty sure I wrote my first Active Rain blog post in 2007. Surely, it was an amazing piece of work. After all, every beginning blogger knows theiDizzle is tha' Shizzler new post is something the whole world has been dying to read, right?

As a newbie blogger on Active Rain, I got comments, interaction and validity for my awesome work. Had I been on my own blog with no audience and with no traffic, that masterpiece may have been missed by the masses!

While points are a draw for some people, let’s face it, the “google juice” is far more important. In fact, points don’t pay the bills, leads do.



Check Out Dizzle:

Like Active Rain, Dizzle has a points system for using the site. Like Active Rain, the points are not necessarily the icing on the cake.

I’m not an SEO expert, but I have checked out Dizzle. Here are a few reasons why YOU should, too.

Increase web site exposure:
Get more Likes
Get more Links
Get more +1s
Increase your social graph

See the video below for an example of what some people are saying about your “social graph.” You might be familiar with some of the people in the video…

Why would you want to increase links, likes, and +1s for your site? Well, that’s probably a whole new blog post waiting to happen. If you write your own blog or if you blog primarily on Active Rain, you probably want your content to be found. Add a link to Dizzle, request a like or a +1 from the real estate community and see what happens.

I’ve written a few blog posts and built a few web pages recently where I asked for some Dizzle love. Without a doubt, I have seen an increase in traffic from some of that interaction.

if you want to learn a little more, check out this great Dizzle blog post. After that, head over to Dizzle yourself and start getting your content and your AR posts more love.

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Nick Bastian is a Tempe real estate agent specializing in the South East Valley and can be reached at 602-803-6425

Nick also writes a "hyper-local" blog about the communities, events, businesses and homes near light rail in Phoenix, Tempe and in Mesa.
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  1. Mark Brian 08/11/2012 08:03 AM
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Nick Bastian
Realty Executives - Tempe, AZ
Real Estate Agent - Tempe

Connie, I think you'll be glad you did! Great way to get your content some more love! :)

Aug 11, 2012 10:41 AM #6
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, RealtorsĀ®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
Nick, thanks for pointing out this site, I've never heard of it. I'll go check it out when I get some time.
Aug 13, 2012 12:01 AM #7
Jay O'Brien
RE/MAX Revolution - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City : Social Media Guy

I'm always looking for new SEO idea, Nick. Thanks for the tips and I will check this out for sure!

Aug 13, 2012 12:16 AM #8
Amada Slade
Island Realty of the Lowcountry - Beaufort, SC

Thanks for the tip.  Never heard of it.  Will check it out though.  At this rate, I am never going to get off my computer to sell some homes.  

Aug 13, 2012 12:27 AM #9
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!

This is a new one for me.  I will spend some time today exploring and researching it.

Aug 13, 2012 12:33 AM #10
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Nick,

I still have a long way to go till I "get there" LOL Problem is, where is the place everyone calls " THERE"? 

It seems everytime we think we have a handle on the net there is new news about waht we need to do. It's almost a full time job.

I liked Amanda's comment. So True.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 13, 2012 12:35 AM #11
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Nick, this is a new one for me but I will check it out today!

Aug 13, 2012 01:37 AM #12
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Another  site that could possible help in the SEO war. ..thanks for sharing 

Aug 13, 2012 01:41 AM #13
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Nick, have not heard of Dizzle, but thanks for the Google Plus video and its impact on search rankings...

Aug 13, 2012 01:59 AM #14
Virginia Cheezum
F. C. Tucker Company - Indianapolis, IN

Sounds like another cool site I need to check out!  Thanks for the post, Nick!

Aug 13, 2012 02:33 AM #15
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville

I signed up because I hate to miss out on anything, but it looks like a lot of maintenance. I guess time will tell.


Aug 13, 2012 02:50 AM #16
Chris and Maria Jeantet
Coldwell Banker C&C Properties - Redding, CA
Redding CA Real Estate Couple

Never heard of it...i like the catchy name though. Wonder if it'll grow monumentally?

Aug 13, 2012 04:59 AM #17
Elizabeth Straessle, MRP
All American Home Source Realty, LLC - Corpus Christi, TX
~Military Spouse~ AllAmericanHomeSourceRealty.co

Thanks for sharing Nick! It is on my list of things to check out :-)

Aug 13, 2012 05:33 AM #18
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Nick:  I have not heard of this before, but frankly, anyone who needs to Dizzle that badly can go out back behind the barn and Dizzle their little hearts out.  Dizzle... yeah, right.

Aug 13, 2012 06:07 AM #19
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Nic, thanks for sharing.  I'll check it out later.  So much to lear so little time.

Aug 13, 2012 06:10 AM #20
Nan Jester
Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery

Frankly, I am up to my eyeballs in new sites, blogs and NEW and improved ways to promote myself.  I WILL check it out, though.

Aug 13, 2012 06:54 AM #21
Nick Bastian
Realty Executives - Tempe, AZ
Real Estate Agent - Tempe

Eric, You are welcome! I think you will find the time well spent.

Jay, It has some serious potential! New site but I think it is going to be big. Good luck!

Amada, I know, right? :) I really do think it is worth a look!

Jeanne and Ralph, I hope you like it! Thx for stopping by!

Clint, I think you will like what you see. I hope it helps!

Aug 13, 2012 07:03 AM #22
Nick Bastian
Realty Executives - Tempe, AZ
Real Estate Agent - Tempe

Mike, Take a look, you just might like it! :)

Fernando, SEO is what I like about it, too. It has helped my web sites, for sure.

Gary, I think people need to play close attention to G+ for sure! Good ranking signals. Thx for stopping by!

Virginia,  It's very cool! I hope you like it.

Ellie, I hope you like it. It doesn't take a lot of time vs. the potential to help your site. Copy / paste a url and you are set.

Chris, I think they are going to grow like crazy!

Aug 13, 2012 07:11 AM #23
Nick Bastian
Realty Executives - Tempe, AZ
Real Estate Agent - Tempe

Elizabeth, Always good to add one more thing to the list, right? :) I hope you find it useful!

Karen, Oh, that's relly funny! Don't bother, you probably don't need any help.

Chris, Time is money. Take a look when you have a second, I hope you like it.

Nan, I really hope you find it useful. Let me know if you have any questions.

Aug 13, 2012 07:17 AM #24
Nick Bastian
Realty Executives - Tempe, AZ
Real Estate Agent - Tempe

Hi Erica, I hope you find Dizzle useful. It can be a great tool if used correctly! Thanks for stopping by.

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