How to get Active Rain bonus points and what search engines do with them.

Real Estate Agent with Equity Realty- TVG

This was extremly interesting to me as I have really never concentrated on points, I have also been in and out of AR for the last few years, I am planning on staying this time around, and so wanted to know what the point system was all about, this blog has helped me tremendously and so I hope that it helps someone else too.  I know we shouldnt blog or do things for the point system, however this blog does bring up some intersting  comments. I hope you enjoy as I did as well, happy reading.

Original content by Rain Silverhawk AB36782

ActiveRain has a point system and I have seen quite a few debates between those that are hooked on getting more points and others that are adamant that nobody should be in it for the points. My background in internet marketing tells me there is a little more to the points than just a game, they are incentives and a basic guideline to do the activities that will bring you success.  

If you look at the point system you get points for every aspect effective marketing on the net.  You get points for completing your profile, networking with the community, making yourself a local expert, helping someone else, asvertizing your listings, creating quality content, making the community grow.   The points them self are not that important, but they are good markers to show that you are doing the activities that will bring you in front of prospective clients.

Here is a list of some of the ways you can earn bonus points on ActiveRain.

200 points for each blog post
(Max 10 per week) (50 word minimum required)
Search Engines love blogs.  They usually load quickly are updated frequently, contain original material, and are full of good keywords and are one of the quickest ways to get recognized on the net.

25 additional points when post is added to channels with a topic  (You highly searchable blog entries are accessible in a different areas)

400 points for Featured Post on  (A Featured post means you managed to write something that lots of people find valuable.  Making your post an authority post in the search engine standards)

25 points for each comment  (It means you are reading other members posts and interacting with them)
(Max 10 Per Day) (Comments on your own posts excluded)

25 points for each reBlogged post (It means you read another members post and thought that your readers would enjoy it.  You have provided promotion for another member)
(Max 10 per week - these do not include your own posts)

ActiveRain profile points  (Building your profile, adding testimonials, your contact information, information about you ensures that clients can find you, contact you and know a little bit about you)

Received comments on blog posts  (These points mean someone is actually reading your posts)
(No blog post to exceed 475 pts.)

100 points awarded for logging in to ActiveRain each day.  (It means you are participating in the community)

250 points when someone accepts your ActiveRain invitation  (You found the ActiveRain site useful and recommended a collegue so that they could benefit too)

10% of total points earned by new members invited by you (This little incentive might get someone to help someone they invited to get the most use out of Active Rain)  Encourage those that you refer

ActiveRain and member approved contests
These can be fun, informative and most of all has you participating in the community and sharing a bit of yourself.

Staff awarded bonus points - these are issued by the ActiveRain staff
(Member Humanitarian, Paying It Forward, Helping Others, etc.)  Everyone loves a good pat on the back. But in a world of SEO this also means you shared something of yourself and you have been recognized for the effort. for listings
Rain Silverhawk Realtor
Sandpoint Realty
223 North First Ave. |  Sandpoint, ID. 83864
Phone (208)  610-0011  FAX 208-265-5641 

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Jesse Vasquez

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Comments (3)

Zoltan & Eily Bartfai
Remax Realtron Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
New & Resale Homes/Condos - Toronto

Hi Jesse, Thanks for your post.  I'm a real newbie as I just signed up last week, so your description of the points systems really helps.  Even though I'm new, I can see that AR is a great place to learn and network with other realtors.  Thanks again for your blog. Eily

Aug 16, 2012 10:50 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

And I will tell you not y\to focus on the points but focus on the opportunity to build your business through good SEO and networking.

Aug 16, 2012 11:14 AM
Jesse Vasquez
Equity Realty- TVG - Smithfield, UT

Hi Zoltan welcome to AR, wish you the best glad this post helped, it helped me too

Hi Cindy thanks for the advise I agree iyou 100% now to figure out  how to build it through SEO, : -) 

Aug 16, 2012 11:45 AM