Treading Water on ActiveRain: Changes

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Treading Water on ActiveRain is posting a post so I hang onto my RainMakerhood on ActiveRain.

Rainmaker badge Or maybe not... perhaps things have changed.  

I believe my old content will still stay public even if I do not post a new post every 90 days or less on ActiveRain... or pay $50.00 (?)  a month for a RainMaker account.

Has the 90 days changed?

Cha Cha Changes on ActiveRain 2013

After this weeks announcement that Trulia bought Market Leader which owns ActiveRain I read a few posts about whether things would change or stay the same on ActiveRain.  I read some of the posts here on ActiveRain and I read conversations outside ActiveRain, a number from people who were some of the earliest members here. 

Cha Cha Changes on ActiveRain 2010 

In 2010 Jay Thompson wrote:  Why I Deleted my ActiveRain Blog Posts on his Phoenix Real Estate Guy site.  As I recall it there was a version on ActiveRain too. I do not see Jay's ActiveRain post anymore but his content from 2006 to 2011 is gone.  Jay is with Zillow now...   In 2010 ActiveRain changed the rules and members had to post every 90 days or lose their Rainmaker (public posts.)  Even the founding members.

The 2010 ActiveRain Cha Cha Change was Grandfathered RainMaker Accounts: Rewarding Members Who Continue to Participate*

"Starting June 24th, grandfathered RainMakers who have not posted a public blog post in the previous 90 days will lose their grandfathered RainMaker status. You will be notified when your account has gone 60 days without a blog post. This will give you 30 days to generate one public blog post in order to keep your grandfathered RainMaker status."

In May 2010 Bob Stewart wrote 'Grandfathered RainMaker Accounts: Rewarding Members Who Continue to Participate'*

Cha Cha Changes on ActiveRain 2009

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Brad Andersohn's announcement of  'ActiveRain's NEW RainMaker Membership Plan' posted 02/16/2009 05:26 AM   

Brad's post spelled out changes...

"The ActiveRain New Membership Structure and Plan:
    Members who have already setup accounts and have existing Blogs on ActiveRain will continue to benefit from their FREE access to the community and network. (nothing changes for current AR members with Blogs) "


The post and the AR Membership Plan changed again, Brad's 2009 post says... ACTIVERAIN - The NEW "RainMaker" Membership Plan

EDITED 7/10/2009

In the beginning 2006

ActiveRain started in 2006.   Jay Thompson posted the first post on ActiveRain.  Or the post that is said to be the first post.   He deleted it with the rest of his ActiveRain blog but recreated it on ActiveRain in 2011

ActiveRain had free membership for all in the begining.

Treading Water on ActiveRain

My most recent ActiveRain post was Sarah Palin Joined ActiveRain.Before that I wrote a market report that was posted on 03/13/13

See you in 60 days or so... Unless things change.

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Ritu Desai
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949

Maureen, I like Endre's analogy. I was not aware about this change...spring market has caught me to be out of lot of great blogs. Let's hope for the best with the new ownership.

May 11, 2013 11:09 PM #5
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

The official post about it says nothing will change at ActiveRain.

May 12, 2013 01:57 AM #6
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Maureen, I too have been here for years, only active in 2010, and have seen lots of change.   Lately our posts that we work hard on do not show up on the rankings as they used to.  Trulia has taken over most of the high ranking in our City.   Changes, got watch what's happening!

May 15, 2013 04:39 AM #7
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Really?  I see more Zillow showing up in the search engines than Trulia.  I think.  

I noticed searches on one of my Outside blogs (AR old) showing up for the first time in a long time and wondered why the AR posts were not showing up.  For the longest time the ActiveRain version was showing up.  That is part of the reason I moved an Outside blog to WordPress.org last year.  I know they only have so much they can do with suggesting to Google what is the original.  And maybe what I am seeing is because of Google Authorship, because I know I was able to claim one of my Outside blogs but not the other?

May 15, 2013 05:17 AM #8
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

ActiveRain cha cha changed?   

May 17, 2013 12:40 AM #9
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Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Maureen-Thanks for the history lesson. I was unaware of the behind the scene info you listed.

May 31, 2013 02:40 PM #10
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Behind the scenes Wayne?  I think it has mostly been right up front on ActiveRain... but whether people were paying attention or got the memo?  ActiveRain did a very poor job of notifying members in 2010 to post every 90 days or their RainMaker status would disappear.  Supposedly they sent emails. 

Jun 01, 2013 12:18 AM #11
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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
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Am I the last to notice that you are no longer seen on the radar? I thought you were taking these changes more in stride than I was...

Aug 18, 2013 03:33 PM #12
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Time to tread water again.

I gave up my Ambassador badge so I could say "ActiveRain sucks" before the changes, I believe.  I have seen people talk about the changes but don't know what they are.

 

Aug 18, 2013 09:12 PM #13
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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
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I did not know that it was Jay, who posted the first blog on Active Rain. Funny, that when he missed that 90-day deadline, they kicked him off, pissing him off and some other people, and now they do not care about this rule anyway, and for quite some time.

Aug 20, 2013 03:30 PM #14
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Inconstistancy is one consistant on ActiveRain. Always has been.  I can't remember the time frame on the 90 day rule anymore.  I should see if I have something in draft I can post.  It's been more than 90 days. 

Aug 21, 2013 11:32 PM #15
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Oh thats right, I did post since this and one of the AR employees told me I needed to take it down. My post was against AR guidelines.   An AR member spammed me through ActiveRain (the ActiveRain contact form.)  She's using multiple ids, contacted me through ActiveRain using a fake identity or part of her name or something odd in the middle of the night.  She continued to use the AR contact form to send me emails....     

Aug 21, 2013 11:40 PM #16
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Christopher Lotte
Red 1 Realty - Lithopolis, OH
Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243

Hello Maureen, well the constant thing in this world is change... :)

Aug 09, 2014 08:04 PM #17
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I guess I saw  that comment and ignored it. 

Aug 17, 2014 12:16 AM #18
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

It's probably time for you to write a new blog.

Nov 29, 2014 12:20 PM #19
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Jason Hatfield
May 14, 2015 06:10 AM #20
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Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

Lots of changes sopme good some questionable

Jun 11, 2015 09:32 PM #21
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

I noticed you haven't posted on Active Rain for a while and was wondering if all is OK?  Come back to the 'Rain!

Oct 25, 2015 08:13 AM #22
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

Hey there, just checking up on some of the blogs i follow here at Activerain and realize you havent been blogging in some time.  Just checking in to see if you are still around, if not I may unfollow you as I clean up my list.  Let me know.

May 28, 2016 07:01 AM #23
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
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hey Maureen, i havente heard from you since checking if you were active so I am going to unfollow you.  Please message me if you come back and I will re add you.  Or if you are ever in Lethbridge Alberta and want to search lethbridge houses for sale

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