Don't forget ActiveRain Hit Router

Real Estate Agent with HER Realtors

Don't know enough about  ActiveRain Hit Router to even forget about it? 

"Prologue what is Hit Router?"

Never heard of ActiveRain Hit Router? 

Set it up.  It can send people searching for homes to your idx.  Better your idx than a lead company, etc. right?

Hit Router Set Up 

The ActiveRain Hit Router is under "Other" on your (left) sidebar on your 'My Home' page on ActiveRain.  There is a lot to set up but it is worth it. 

The best way to see ActiveRain's Hit Router is to sign out and look at yourself on ActiveRain.  Consumers are offered home searches on your idx if it is set up.  Otherwise the searches go to lead generator sites or others who bid on them. 

Visitors on content on your ActiveRain blog, profile and individual posts are offered the option of searching for homes by city.

Thanks to Dana Basiliere of Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty asking a Hit Router question on an old post I was able to update  ActiveRain Hit Router.  Well kinda anyway.  My company is in the midst of changes... I still need to redo the searches on the ActiveRain Hit Router page again.  Right now they are just going to my search page, not to the search by community. 

Dana's question is on an old post on Jeff Corbett's AR blog, What is Listing-Router and How Exactly Does It Work?

"How Exactly Does It Work?"

"For a visitor, it’s a new header that will permanently reside at the top of every page within the ActiveRain network.  It will feature a search box preceded with phrase “Find Homes for Sale in: _________”.  Once a user completes the search box and hits enter, “Hit Router” will send the user directly to an ActiveRain members existing IDX (or other property listing) site."

Jeff's post is from 2008.  In 2013 Dana asked about a little benefit of Hit Router:


Jeff, How would I know if I had accumilated points?


Accumulated points (not the same points as on ActiveRain), these are Hit Router Credits. Hit Router Credits are  money, well kind of.


 "Keeping Visitors in Your Market for Yourself!"

I changed a lot of links to my NEW HER Realtors site but I forgot about the Hit Router links until yesterday.  Or I thought about Listing Router a few times and never took the time to change them all.  The links which were set up to go to Worthington, Hilliard, Westerville, Dublin etc.  home searches on my Real Living HER site must have been forwarding to a Real Living page for a few weeks now. 

;- (

 Paid campaigns:


Hit Router campaigns


Current campaigns are turned off on mine and have been for months.  It may be time to turn that back on, well once I get my website /idx right. 

My Markets don't cost money:

My Markets on ActiveRain Hit Router

ActiveRain says of My Markets...

"Route consumers to your sites for free when they search for home listings in your markets while viewing your profile, blog, or individual blog posts."


Where do you see the credits Dana is looking for?  Same place.  The ActiveRain Hit Router is under "Other" on your (left) sidebar on your 'My Home' page on ActiveRain. Below My Markets. 

Where do the credits come from?  If a consumer is in your profile, blog or individual blog post and searching for a market you are not showing, they get routed to a bidder and you get credit. 

You are NOT going to get rich on the Hit Router credits...

My Hit Router page says:

Click Credits

You've accumulated $8.98 in Hit Router credit.

Or maybe you are... 

Click Credits

You've accumulated $9.08 in Hit Router credit.

Wow I made 10 cents since I first started this post, yesterday. 

The true value is the consumers searching on your real estate site.  Right?

 ;- )  ;- )   ;- ) $$$$$  ;- )   ;- )   ;- )

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Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Maureen, I think I may be missing out on using this feature. I got confused before when trying to set it up, and never followed through with it. I may have to call you if I cannot follow your instructions above. Thanks.

Jan 30, 2013 03:28 AM #7
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Call me if you need help Jerry

Here's a tutorial  I just did last March  Hit Router


Jan 30, 2013 03:52 AM #8
REALTOR - Buy or Sell in Any Season!

Thanks for the reminder!  I had forgotten all about hit router - going right now to see where I left off!

Jan 30, 2013 04:04 AM #9
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Well - I have the same issue.  I just changed my website and need to go back and update the links.  But right now it's not working - maybe everyone is trying to do the same thing!

Jan 30, 2013 04:33 AM #10
Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA

I will go back and look at my credits to see what I've got.  I've been thinking about looking at HR for a while and almost did when I checked out the Referral Network.  If I can get some more lead juice I'll take it.

Jan 30, 2013 05:28 AM #11
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

I might have to re-visit this. Last time I did it I didn't really have much success. But I didnt think I set it right. Plus I didnt use a very good IDX. But this time around I might have a better chance of getting better leads once I get IDX Broker. Thanks for the remainder.

Jan 30, 2013 05:37 AM #12
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Hi Maureen  - I had no idea! Thanks for posting, and I guess it's on my to-do list for early Saturday morning!

Jan 30, 2013 06:44 AM #13
Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA

Maureen, Thanks so much. I had kinda forgotten about this. Will go check it out again.

Jan 30, 2013 08:21 AM #14
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

maureen - Thanks. I had almost completely forgotten about this tool. Thanks!

Jan 30, 2013 08:59 AM #15
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Maureen I used to have Hit Router have to check it out...totally forgot about it! I hope I still have it set up:)

Jan 30, 2013 10:28 AM #16
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville
That little feature has slipped by me. Thanks for the great tutorial.
Jan 30, 2013 12:03 PM #17
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Terry Driscoll has the Hit Router badge. She must be set up on the paid part. Not a lot of that badge on AR. Thanks all for the comments check your Hit Router and set up the free part at least.

Jan 30, 2013 12:11 PM #18
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Maureen, always wondered what it was - and had some 'fake' links there but now I know.

Also, thanks for your comment with details on how to do this!

(We learn everyday here at ActiveRain...)

Jan 30, 2013 02:16 PM #19
Ridhi Raheja
Movement Mortgage (Illinois) - Naperville, IL
FHA, 203k, VA, Jumbo, PreApproval, Jumbo Home Loan

Maureen thank you for taking time to put this together.. A great post to remind us to never forget about the AR Hit Router. 

Jan 30, 2013 07:51 PM #20
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Praful I have some better links on some of mine now. Long links and I hope they will hold up.  Our brokerage is using the same vendor for our company website / idx that our former franchise did. 

Ridhi I had trouble with the links before (Real Living jump search links) I will have to put a reminder up to check that these continue to work.   

One thing to be aware of and check is that your links match up.  Hit Router will show you the last link you saved.  Or it shows me the last link I saved.  

Some progress.  Not sure if some markets  won't just stay the short link

My Markets on ActiveRain Hit Router




Jan 31, 2013 11:02 PM #21
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Hmm, and believe irt or not, I am not sure whether I have it working. It was long ago, and I need to go and check. But first I need to go to bed, or I will fall asleep right at the computer :)

Mar 13, 2013 05:21 PM #22
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Jon Mine is not set up correctly due to problems with our company IDX so I need to go back and redo what I redid in January around the time I wrote this.  Or completely chuck ActiveRain and move my content to WordPress.  Decisions, decisions.    

Mar 13, 2013 10:21 PM #23
Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID

Oh boy....some thing else to learn....i will go and check it out tomorrow ....sounds interesting for sure! 

Apr 03, 2013 09:31 AM #24
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I have pretty much quit AR but either need to redo my hit router links or delete all my content.  ActiveRain sucks!!!

Apr 03, 2013 10:24 AM #25
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

you should probably just delete youself, you seem pretty miserable about the whole thing

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