Zillow buys Market Leader - The Power of Activerain

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Tampa Properties

Zillow buys Market Leader is part of the title of a spoof blog post I wrote earlier today titled Zillow Buys Market Leader and Activerain.  You can read the entire blog post below, there is a nifty little video showcasing some of the skills of the AR staff:


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                   Zillow buys Market Leader and Activerain






When I originally wrote and posted the blog, I kept it members only, as in just for fun within the community.  Then I wondered, how would it rank and how fast would Google pick it up.  Sooooooooo, I went back and made it public.

This is what happened in 40 minutes, number nine on the first page of Google for the search terms "Zillow Market Leader" and if you reverse the terms to "Market Leader Zillow" you get the same search results!


Zillow buys Market Leader


I think I'll leave the post public overnight, just to see what kind of mayhem might ensue!  But, if you have ever wondered about the "Power of Activerain" and the Google juice a blog post can receive, this should convince you.

Happy blogging everyone!



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Comments (9)

Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

What a great april fools joke.  It looks like this is going to be very intersting.

Apr 01, 2013 12:42 PM
David Spencer
Keller Williams Northland - Kansas City, MO
Show Me real estate in Kansas City
Will wait to see the results. Now, is the traffic because of Zillo or AR.
Apr 01, 2013 12:42 PM
Steven Pahl
Keller Williams Tampa Properties - Tampa, FL
Real Estate Consultant Tampa, FL 813-319-6423

The traffic is all AR so far, it's only been public for just over an hour now.  In the AM I'll be able to see better results on whether any public searches found the blog post.

Apr 01, 2013 12:45 PM
Jordon Wheeler
The Jordon Wheeler Group - Fairburn, GA
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service

This post made me think 'YIKES'...glad to see it was any April Fool's joke.  :)

Apr 01, 2013 10:45 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Steven, What a great idea you had and it shows the power of AR and Google. Bob Stewart would be proud of you!


Apr 02, 2013 11:37 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Was great getting to see you once again today!!!! Hope you can make the next MeetUp and spend a little more time!!!!

Apr 11, 2013 06:13 AM
Jon Karlen
Finish Line Realty - Louisville Ky Real Estate - Metropolitan Service Area - Louisville, KY
Louisville Kentucky real estate - Metro Area

You were close....turns out it was Trulia, not Zillow:



A real shame.

May 09, 2013 11:54 AM
Steven Pahl
Keller Williams Tampa Properties - Tampa, FL
Real Estate Consultant Tampa, FL 813-319-6423

Had a 50 - 50 guess, just like with the Lotto, close, but no cigar!

May 09, 2013 12:08 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Trulia had recently Market Leader, but now since Zillow gabbled Trulia, it got M.L. too. So, you are right after all:)

Jul 30, 2014 05:36 PM