Thousands of Views and What does Your Profile on ActiveRain Say About You?

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Debe Maxwell has had 62,469 views on her profile, she joined AR in November of 2007
Bliz has had 28,225 views on their profile, they became active in the middle of 2010
Jeff Dowler has had 112,118 views on his profile, he joined AR in September of 2006

Why do you care?

Because people are viewing your profile as well. Ever wondered how many? Head over to your 'my home' page and then click on the link on the left hand side that says 'traffic'. (or just click that link when logged in). At the top of that page you can see how many times someone has viewed your profile.

"Uh oh........."

Or at least that's what a few of you may have just said after you realized you haven't put much thought into what is actually on that page.

Can someone easily get an idea of how you do business? Can they easily find links to your testimonials from other satisfied clients? Can they get a good sense for who you are as a person to decide whether or not they might want to do business with you? Can they easily connect with you on your social media platforms? Does your profile have links back to important posts you've written?

Who sees me?

It's not just other ActiveRain members that are looking at your profiles. Consumers are checking you out after they read your posts. For some of you your ActiveRain profile comes up when someone searches your name in Google. Consumers are searching your names before they plan on doing business with you......

But what if it was just other ActiveRain members? Did you ever consider they might be researching you to refer one of their trusted clients to you? They want to know the same things about you that your clients do.

So does Your profile accurately represent your business? Is it something of which you are proud? Did the 100's or 1000's of people that have viewed your profile come away with a good impression of you? If not, you might want to consider bypassing that next blog post and instead spending 30 minutes updating your profile so it's a good representation of your business.

The members I mentioned at the beginning of this post have been around for a while. So while those numbers are rather large, maybe you are thinking 'yeah, but I haven't been around that long, not as many people have seen my profile'. You'd be right of course.....but these are nothing to laugh at........

Mark Loewenberg has had 3653 views on his profile since joining in January of 2012
Juniper Cooper has had 1529 views on her profile since joining in February of 2012
Matt Cochrell has had 2101 views on his profile since joining in February of 2012

Need Some Good Examples?

The three people I started with are all very good examples of profiles that have most of the pertinent info you would want to have in your profile. Here are some more very good examples.

Anna 'Banana' Kruchten
Richard Yates
Cindy Jones
Eileen Hsu
Dorie Dillard
Amy Hahn

Need Some Help?

Richard Yates wrote a great series of blog posts about how to improve your profile on ActiveRain. Thank you to Debbie Gartner for mentioning it and Alan Mays for tracking the post down for me.

If you are serious about putting your best foot forward to anyone checking out your profile, you'd be wise to head over and read Richard's posts on the subject.

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Courtney Cooper
Ben Kinney Brokerages Leadership at our Keller Williams North Seattle Office - Seattle, WA
206-850-8841

Hi Bob - Interesting - I have never been very good at the profile thing and in fact drive myself nuts over it, but it is interesting to look at the various profiles you have highlighted here.  Thank you as always!

Nov 08, 2012 03:31 AM #63
Rainmaker
1,527,531
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I really think that we should make it a twice yearly reminder to make sure all the numbers are correct & the links work also.  Adding video is a great idea & it was tough when I first did it but I wanted to be different when no one else was doing it.

Nov 08, 2012 04:07 AM #64
Rainmaker
223,818
Liane Thomas -Top Listing Agent
BROKER Allison James Estates & Homes BRE 01885684 - Corona, CA
Bringing you Home!

Uh oh. Looks like I have some work to do. Thank you for posting.

Nov 08, 2012 04:42 AM #65
Rainmaker
1,531,774
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Thanks for the reminder. I think I updated mine recently, or was that some other one? I'd better check.

Among other things, I write bios for agents - and always remind them that their bio needs to be here as well as on their website or their broker's website. Once you have it written - use it!

Nov 08, 2012 04:51 AM #66
Rainer
48,648
Tyler Soulliere
Windsor Realtor - Windsor, ON

Thanks to all the people in the examples, i just went and tried to clean up my profile and make it better as well! Some great ideas to use as templates!

Nov 08, 2012 05:44 AM #67
Rainer
123,079
Lanise Warrior-Johnson
Real Estate Brokers Services, Inc. - Compton, CA
Real Estate Specialist
Thank you for your examples! I will be viewing the examples you provided and enhancing my profile!
Nov 08, 2012 07:53 AM #68
Rainer
293,375
Nan Jester
Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery

I didn't even know what the traffic link was for and have probably never clicked on it before.  Thanks for the info.

Nov 08, 2012 07:58 AM #69
Rainer
83,481
Bruno & Noel Tarquinii
Bowie, MD
www.search4homes.us

Thanks for the info Bob. The numbers would really tell something about our efforts. So far I'm on 2069 views since joining in February 2012. Would that be good so far? Anyway, I think I still have to do more!

Nov 08, 2012 09:24 AM #70
Rainer
5,866
Bernie LaPierre
Keller Williams Main Line Realty - Radnor, PA

Great post Bob. This is great to know early on in my active rain involvement. I'm so new & I'm not even upgraded yet.  I'll be sure to follow your advise as I already have 20 views.  :)

Nov 08, 2012 09:37 AM #71
Rainmaker
310,272
Christina Sanchez Hood
Palo Alto, CA
#SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living

Bob, you are so awesome!  My profile is screaming h-e-l-p!  Time to schedule AR profile update into my weekend work.  Wow, I had no idea my profile has been seen 1992 times to-date.  Thanks for the info.

p.s. I am really enjoying AR University for blogging and loving the google+ space & hangouts.  Thanks for that, too.

Nov 08, 2012 01:56 PM #73
Rainer
110,626
Christina Ehli
RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan - Brighton, MI
RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent

You're absolutely right, Bob!  I need to go find some pictures and put them on my profile page.  I also need to add more "value" items to my profile.  I need to prove that I am the local real estate expert.

Nov 08, 2012 09:48 PM #74
Rainmaker
787,879
Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
Dedicated. Qualified. Local.

Good points Bob.  There are many facets to this site that should not be ignored.  Have to remember it's not all about blogging.  

Nov 09, 2012 03:01 AM #75
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Charlie Ragonesi
AllMountainRealty.com - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

Your blog was cool , but the picture with your son cooler. It is interesting to see him grow up as you change the pictures of you and your family here on rain

Nov 09, 2012 03:17 AM #76
Rainer
243,750
Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming - Laramie, WY
Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming

Timely Post!  I went back in and added a section and obviously I need to do some more but you got me to go back to Profile Page so that is a good thing!

Nov 10, 2012 02:31 AM #77
Rainmaker
225,016
Victoria Lorusso
Illustrated Properties - North Palm Beach, FL
Florida and CT Real Estate

hmmm.... something to share?

http://activerain.com/blogs/vmll

Nov 12, 2012 10:21 AM #78
Rainmaker
227,627
Debi Braulik
www.roundrealestate.com - Maple Valley, WA
Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale

 So far 14,000+ hits on my profile- Time to read those posts to see if I can make my profile better. Thanks for this Bob. Bookmarking it!

Nov 14, 2012 01:27 PM #79
Rainmaker
461,256
Eva Aliaga
Partnership Realty Inc - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton & Delray Beach: SE Florida Real Estate

Great reminder that I need to re tweak my profile.

Nov 15, 2012 04:13 PM #80
Rainmaker
768,612
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

My profile has only been viewed 5056 times (low compared to your examples).  But, thanks to Richard Yate's series that you linked too, I have sold a home because of my profile.  It wasn't someone that was reading my blog, it was someone who was googling me to see if I had good or bad reviews and to find out more about me.  He found my AR profile and it impressed him enough to choose me over another agent.  That felt pretty good. -Kasey

Jan 21, 2013 02:07 PM #81
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE

84,991 views....and I feel I need to update it! 

Jul 18, 2014 11:40 AM #82
Rainmaker
741,919
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Thanks Bob.  Looks like I have some important work to put in on my profile. Excellent, motivating and informative post!

Jan 18, 2016 08:55 AM #83
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