ActiveRain Points Breakdown | Down the Rabbit Hole

Reblogger Robert Bob Gilbert
Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties TX Real Est. 567774

I missed this post below the first time around and based on looking at other folks blogging activity I wondered if AR had changed its point system for number of blogs awareded points in any given week. AR did not as the basis is still 10 blogs a week for points. You case y'all missed this post I thought since I had a question others might have the same question. 

Original content by Kristi Knutson Have a Beautiful Day <3


Hello, ActiveRain! :)

I get a lot of questions about the ActiveRain points breakdown and HOW to get them, so here's a guide about what's what for those curious(er and curiouser!)


The First Step

ActiveRain Points BreakdownSo, you just joined ActiveRain. Or maybe you’ve been on here for a while, and aren’t sure you’ve flushed your profile as well as you could have - are wondering if there’s more points you can get out of it. Are you feeling RUSHED to start cranking out those points? This takes all the worry out of feeling like you're late.. for a very important date!

100 pts for activating your real estate profile

100 pts for adding a primary phone number

50 pts for viewing your profile scoring summary - this is where you can keep track of what you’ve earned, too!

145 pts for short description in your profile. You're limited by the number of characters, so use them all.

1,500 pts for adding content to your About Me section


1,500 pts for adding content to your Testimonials section

On these, length matters! If you see you haven’t reached this max number, flush it out - talk more about YOU!

1,080 pts for uploading a HD Profile Photo - this is a photo that’s over 600x600 pixels!

750 pts for being a Speed Demonand writing your first blog in the first 48 hours of creating your profile!

500 pts for posting an ActiveRain success story!


50 pts for submitting a Product Review!

The Day to Day

ActiveRain Points BreakdownWoohoo! So you’re profile is super flushed out, and if you’ve done everything you’ve already got 7,225 points! Holy cow!

But that’s not enough - you know it, I know it - you want more. You may even say it's MADDENING!

100 pts every day you login, just for logging in.

25 pts for every blog comment you make. Make them meaningful. They need to be at least 50 characters! Keep in mind that ActiveRain is on Pacific Standard Time, so get those comments in daily between 12am PST and 11:50pm PST. (Pssst, that’s 1,750 pts per week!)

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t comment more than 10 times a day! Each comment you make has the potential of drawing that member back to your blog - much of our Community believes in a comment for a comment!

And per a secret algorithm on our site, you get extra points on your blog when people are commenting! This formula is super secret, but keep in mind there is a maximum amount of points you can earn for comments on your blog, and the first two comments won’t count for points.

200 pts for posting a blog that is over 50 words. You also get points for 10 a week, again Pacific Standard Time - Monday morning through Sunday night. But obviously, if you have it in you to post more than 10 blogs a week - do so! Even once you’ve exceeded your 10 for the week, you still get points if people comment on your blog. You still get points for people commenting on your blog!

25 pts if you also include your blog in a Channel!

200 pts if your blog is Featured! This elusive, coveted honor not only rewards you in points, but also features you on the first page of ActiveRain... that’s MORE comments! Woohoo!

25 pts if you re-blog someone else’s blog post. There’s a maximum of 10 re-blogs you can earn points for per week, but why not re-blog more? If you re-blog someone, they may re-blog you back, and yes.. there’s points for that!

25 pts if one of your blogs gets re-blogged!

10 pts for reporting a spam comment - up to 10 a day!


250 pts if someone accepts your Invite to join ActiveRain! On top of that, you will earn 10% of the points they earn.. FOREVER! So invite your Real Estate buddies, then share this guide with them. ;)

There are also BONUS POINTS, which you can earn by joining certain Groups (like Pay it Forward!), getting rewarded by us ActiveRain “Gods” as our members have so endearingly named us for random good Samaritan deeds around the site, and joining contests!


ActiveRain Points Breakdown


I hope this guide was helpful!

Don't get discouraged

if you see members with hundreds of

thousands of points, or even those

few who have hit the 1,000,000 mark!

You can get there too, hopefully a

bit easier now that you have a grasp

of the ActiveRain Points Breakdown..


nothing's impossible!


Now get out there, earn those points, and Make it Rain!


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Scott Fogleman
New Home Team 804-573-9592 - Richmond, VA
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Great post to reblog as many people dont understand the points system...

Sep 08, 2013 08:26 AM #1
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and afternoon Bob

Bob my friend, I know that Kristi one of the AR Staff is more than likely meaning to be helpful to the members! But the point breakdown in her blog post does not hold true for all members of the AR community! 

I'll use the Featured Points as an example. Members which live in biger areas which pulls in more visits to the site, yes they do receive an extra 200 points if their blog post is Featured. But members which are in a very rural area do not get the same. Some folks more than likely would ask how do I know. Will its mighty easy for me to say seeing that I keep right on top of my own points, I have ten blog posts which have been Featured on the AR Featureded blog roll and not one them have gotten any amount of extra points for being Featured. 

Have a good one

Dale in New Hampshire

Sep 09, 2013 06:21 AM #2
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