If ActiveRain Points were money?

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MoneyWhat would ActiveRain be like if  the points were money?  

I don't really get it.  Qassia says "Come to mama" and has a  picture of a belly with a tattoo... the tattoo says "Qassia."  Ok....

Your Qassia invite from me:   http://maureenmccabe.qassia.com/


I did rather well in inviting people to AcitiveRain a real estate network for points that aren't really worth anything.  They show the credit for inviting on Qassia as dollars.  Do you find cash compelling?

The Qassia site says:  

"Qassia is fantastic because you get credit for sharing your intelligence. The more credit you earn, the better your websites will rank. And you get a backlink to your website for every intel you add - only Qassia gives you unlimited quality backlinks.

Last but not least, Qassia also has the best ad revenue sharing system on the Internet, so in effect you get paid for promoting your websites. Qassia rocks!

The more people join Qassia, the more everyone will benefit, so give Qassia a spin. Signing up takes less than a minute, so you've got nothing to lose." 

The emphasis is mine.  Scam?  Scheme?  I wish I could tell you who invited me this morning but I barely remember it.  If Jeff Turner had not sent me a Tweet on Twitter about it would I have even remembered about Qassia this evening? 

It looks like I've racked up 3500 dollars today by inviting people.   Yes dollars not points... I got to go back and read what this is about.

Just what you need another social media place... another profile page.  Qassia is a beta.   

Again your Qassia invite from me:   http://maureenmccabe.qassia.com/


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Ursula Lowther
Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta - Covington, GA
I will have to check out this site. I havent heard about it before.
Mar 05, 2008 01:11 PM #12
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate



 @maureenmccabe first intel I graded was plagiarized about 8 hours ago from im in reply to MaureenMcCabe   
 @maureenmccabe I played a little as well. I rated some intel, tried to figure out how to report plagiarism and called it a day about 9 hours ago 

Two tweets above are  from an ActiveRain member who joined Qassia. His Tweets are protected so I am quoting him anonymously.... in between there is a tweet from me about whether he'd found plagiarized content. Read Twitter from the bottom up....

 I wish I could say who it is for those who think they are being disloyal to ActiveRain by visiting another site.

This was one of the things I wondered about Qassia. Whether there would be "intel" plagiarized. Whether money real or play would make the site more or less spammy than ActiveRain  and how they will deal with it.

Squidoo shares the ad revenue with the person who writes the lens (or donates money to charity) and it got real spammy there for awhile.

Qassia may be more like Mahalo than Squidoo but I am not that familiar with Mahalo, I have no idea if they share ad revenue, allow you to link your sites.  Look at my Qassia  page now. I have a proflie.  It is not the tattoed belly.

Thanks all for the comments.  Thanks for those who joined.  I have 4900 dollars now in Qassia bucks.


Mar 05, 2008 08:08 PM #13
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

yeah Mary Warren has her logo on her Qassia page... Roberta Murphy has a great photo of San Diego. Julie J. has her own photo on Qassia.

Thanks to those who have joined from my invite.

ursulalowther03/06/08 03:18OK
marysellslv03/06/08 02:59OK
maxmeggs03/06/08 00:15UNVALIDATED
akronhomes03/06/08 00:12OK
caitdonohue03/05/08 23:55OK
kimwood03/05/08 23:46UNVALIDATED
toddwaller03/05/08 23:36OK
activebob03/05/08 23:29OK
juliej03/05/08 13:56OK
robertamurphy03/05/08 13:36OK
agentcasts03/05/08 13:22OK
respres03/05/08 13:19OK
maureenfrancis03/05/08 13:18OK

Bob Stewart, David in Akron,  Maureen Francis etc. still have their bellies tattoed Qassia showing. Thanks again to those who have joined from my invitation.


Mar 05, 2008 08:29 PM #14
Faina Sechzer
Henderson-Sotheby's International Realty - Princeton, NJ
Real Estate Expert - Princeton, Montgomery ,Hopewell, NJ
Maureen -I send you theInvite e-mail, so it must be me:) I wasn't sure if people on AR would be interested, that's why I didn't post it here. My loss:)
Mar 06, 2008 03:57 AM #15
Cathy Tishhouse
RE/MAX Showcase Homes - Royal Oak, MI
Royal Oak Real Estate
It appealed to me so I joined without reading any of the comments until after - so, don't know what I did but it sounded good - now I will have to play there for a while and get familiar.  The increase in the traffic to my sites and back links was what had me join.
Mar 06, 2008 04:53 AM #16
Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate - Los Gatos, CA
CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley
I am maxed out on social networks and just can't do anymore. I am not keeping up with Facebook, Twitter, Active Rain and Real Town as it is. I don't know how you do it, Maureen!
Mar 06, 2008 06:15 AM #17
Ross Quintana
Real E Smarter - Spokane, WA
Real E Smarter Real Estate Coach - 509-362-1966
What people may not understand is that qassia lets you post your same content and yet it gives you a one way link from that article or blog to your site. It's just another way to get your content out there and what is unique is its a search engine for content not webpages so you can search ideas, It doesn't have to be optimized. Anyway I am already on.
Mar 06, 2008 06:23 AM #18
Lola Audu
Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
Fascinating stuff Maureen...I just created my Squidoo lens page and was shocked by how rapidly it indexed on google.  Haven't earned any money yet though...
Mar 06, 2008 09:44 AM #19
Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel
What exactly am I supposed to do to get rid of that tattoo thingy.  It took me lots of crunches to get those abs, but I didn't know others were going to use my stomach on their page too when they took my picture.
Mar 06, 2008 06:42 PM #20
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Faina....  thanks for sending me the invite.  I have put my sites on but have not done much else.   I Twittered it and posted it here... although we are past the initial big bucks now I think it is worth reTweeting and reposting here. Just like inviting people to ActiveRain... I did a lot at first, less recently.

Cathy ... joining is a reflex for me. 

Mary Joining is a reflex action.  I don't do anything on any of them, except Twitter and ActiveRain.  I did profiles on some of them.  I don't think of RealTown as social networking since all I do there is blog....

Ross when did you join?  My number  is somewhere in the 9000's and someone who I invited was below 10,000 to so I am assuming it is under 10K but I may be all wet.

Lola I have not looked to see if my Squidoo lens is indexed.

Maureen Frances since it's your tummy what does Qassia mean?

Thanks all for the comments.

Mar 06, 2008 07:10 PM #21
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I noticed this... 

Notes [1] Amounts are in Qassia dollars, a proprietary and non-convertable valuation mechanism.

Mar 07, 2008 12:32 PM #22
Ed Vogt
Midwest Properties of Michigan - Grandville, MI
Grandville, MI Midwest Properties
I followed Lola's blog to this one and decided to join. I haven't done anything with it yet, but it really looks easy and not too time consuming. 
Mar 15, 2008 02:01 AM #23
Robby Zettler
Metropolitan Home Design & Real Estate Staging - Lakewood, OH
I think this is all too advanced for me. I'm not getting it?
Mar 15, 2008 07:47 AM #24
Pittsburgh, PA
Well, hope you get some cash
Mar 17, 2008 04:32 AM #25
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate
Net worth:Q$7,220


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They are coming out of the private beta.  I am not sure if that means there is a public beta then?  The Qassia directory is there somewhere I guess... above is the Qassia money, the play money and how I have broken it out for now.

It's easy.



Mar 17, 2008 08:56 PM #26
Pam Winterbauer
Pam Winterbauer Real Estate - San Ramon, CA
"Providing Blue Ribbon Service"
Maureen.....good stuff.  I am signing up as we speak
Mar 24, 2008 03:24 PM #27
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate
winterpam03/25/08 03:21OK

And Pam beomces the latest member of Qassia!.


Mar 24, 2008 06:40 PM #28
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
I joined the site back a few weeks ago but so far it has not been indexed as an inbound link to my website. Possibly because it is still in beta and not released to the public without an invite.
Mar 25, 2008 12:29 AM #29
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate
I don't think it will be indexed for a bit.  The directory is only a  couple of weeks old...  
Mar 25, 2008 01:56 AM #30
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Or maybe it will be quicker....  what is starting to get backlinks while still in private beta is Intel added in January.... On Qassia today:  


"Some good news for a change. We noticed that, quite unexpectedly since Qassia is still in closed beta, the backlinks from intel pages on Qassia are starting to have an effect. We discovered this while doing some unrelated research - we came across a number of backlinks originating from intel added in January, causing a noticeable effect at Yahoo!.

This means that users who have added intel can expect their backlinks at Qassia to function as advertised, and to kick in not long after we come out of private beta. Keep on submitting intel, everybody - your hard work will all pay off soon enough."

I have only added two pieces of Intel... and I did not add it until March, since I joined in March.... gotta add some more so I can see how this works...

sooner than I thought.   

Mar 27, 2008 06:42 AM #31
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