Setting up your Hit Router: Why does my outside blog take people to a site that isn't mine?!?

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Setting up your Hit Router


If you're here because the "Find Homes" search bar on your outside blog is directing consumers to a competitor, don't worry, ActiveRain isn't broken.  The truth is: If you haven't set up your Hit Router "Markets", we have to make sure that the traffic from those "Find Homes" searches go somewhere.  We don't want broken links on our site, so we route that traffic to people who have set up their Hit Router "Campaign".  It only takes a few minutes to set up your Hit Router, and this blog will walk you through the whole process.

You can get to your Hit Router set up page from your "My Home" or "Profile" page.  Find the "Other" link on the left-hand side towards the bottom of the page and click it.  You'll see some new links, one of them will be "Hit Router".  To save time, follow this link to open your "Hit Router" set up page in a new tab.

Now that you're on your "Hit Router" page, you'll see that you have two options: "Start a new campaign" and "My Markets".

"Start a new campaign" will charge you for each person who gets routed from any outside blog to your website, while "My Markets" is completely free.  Your "Campaigns" or "Markets" are simply the cities where you want to do business.  

Follow this link for step-by-step instructions on how to set up your "Markets" and make sure your blog always takes consumers to your website.

Follow this link to learn how to set up and manage your "Campaigns".

Comments (4)

Janis Borgueta
Newburgh, NY
Retired RE Salesperson

Thanks Jeff .... I need to make sure this one is working for me instead of for my competition!!

Oct 18, 2012 11:50 PM
Bruno & Noel Tarquinii
Bowie, MD

Thanks for this information Jeff! Found this one from your other post about outside blogs.

Oct 19, 2012 09:42 PM
Jeff Gray
Seattle, WA

@Janis:  I've been telling real estate agents to write blogs about the things the get the most questions about for about a year now.  I'm finally taking my own advice. :P  I'm glad this helped you!

@Bruno: You're welcome!  

Oct 23, 2012 03:10 AM
Steve Halen
R&S Premier Homes - San Tan Valley, AZ
US Navy Veteran

Hey Jeff,

This was so helpfu for me...just now setting up my outside blog and this was "spot-on"!

Thanks for sharing


May 14, 2014 07:50 AM