2014 Summer Video Challenge, Show Us Your Local & Bring in the Juice

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2014 Summer Video Challenge, Show Us Your Local & Bring in the Juice

We all know how great local events are for attracting clients and bringing in the Google Juice and we have been told how much Google likes Video, so this Challenge is going to combine the two for a great dose of SEO for all of our businesses.

Our focus in this challenge is to shoot three short videos of something local and something showing some Summer Fun.

The Challenge

The subject of the videos can be anything local, fun and outdoors.

              A favorite hiking trail

              A summer celebration

              A great local park

              A cool neighborhood

              An Active Rain Meetup in Stevens Point, or somewhere else.

              Something local that sells your town is always a winner

              And lots more summer fun sights and events


Each video should be short, between 1-2 minutes.

Each video should be yours, not something taken off of a community site or something produced by a professional production company.

Each Video will be accompanied with its own blog post.


Since video is a tough obstacle for so many bloggers, and it is so good for the Google Juice, Kerrie agrees that we should bribe our entrants well, with 800 points per video blog for a total of 2400 if you produce all three videos in separate blog posts.

After you complete all three videos and blogs, post the urls in the comments below by 11:59 pm August 31st 2014 and then sit back and watch the points add up on Active Rain and your Ranking on Google rise with each video. 

Note; the you will need to wait until after the end of the contest for your Active Rain points, but the Google Juice should be much quicker.



If you are having any problems embedding videos into your blog posts, try this method or drop me a line and I can try to help.




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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Hi Bob! I still have plans to write at least one or two more posts for the challenge, but I'm also very busy volunteering for a Rotary club fundraise all weekend. I'm afraid I'll forget to post my entry!

Here's one I did for our meetup earlier in the month.


BTW, great idea for a contest! I'm going to do a few more posts like this for events and things around town! Thanks for the suggestion!

Aug 30, 2014 04:44 AM #112
Monte Wall
Keller Williams Premier Realty - Katy, TX
Keller Williams Premier Realty - Katy, Texas

Well Bob, I'm just under the wire getting these submitted, but I really had lots of fun working on them.  And I learned a lot along the way.  I hope you enjoy my videos.  I can't wait to do some more.

77494...The Fastest Growing Zip Code in the USA

LaCenterra @ Cinco Ranch

Old Town Katy is a Mixture of Old West and 21st Century

Aug 30, 2014 05:52 AM #113
Elizabeth Bouchard
Long & Foster Realtors - Arlington, VA
Associate Broker in Northern Virginia

I just got a Mac so haven't really figured out the video editing yet, but at least this got me trying it out.  Needs a little work, but here is the first one.

Gravelly Point Park, Arlington, Virginia

Aug 30, 2014 05:59 AM #115
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Hi Bob, 

Thanks for doing the video Challenge again as it got me going to use video. here are my entries:






Aug 30, 2014 06:47 AM #116
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Get ready to enjoy a few Southern California beaches!

RAT Beach

Portuguese Bend Beach (Public) Beach

Torrance Beach

Thanks for the contest!

Aug 30, 2014 08:38 AM #117
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Only one got produced - too busy thanks to my local videos. LOL

Camas Farmer's Market

Aug 31, 2014 02:02 AM #118
Elizabeth Bouchard
Long & Foster Realtors - Arlington, VA
Associate Broker in Northern Virginia

Here is my second one. 

Crystal City Waterpark

Aug 31, 2014 03:39 AM #119
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Bob- Tried for 3 but 1 will have to do. 

Delray Beach- My Village by the Sea

Aug 31, 2014 04:35 AM #120
Dennis Burgess
AmeriTeam Property Management - Mid Florida, FL
Orlando Property Manager and Realtor

Hi, Bob:


Thank you once again for hosting this evolution.  Here are all 3 of my posts...


Absolutely, Uniquely Orlando- Florida Realtors Conference/Trade Expo




Crack is whack- and a burned down tree doesn't always come back






If you can read this in English, thank a Veteran...




Aug 31, 2014 07:35 AM #121
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

It's short and sweet, but it's a "video".


I'm looking forward to doing a few more of these! (After the contest. I've got nothing left to give today!)

Aug 31, 2014 10:14 AM #122
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
Elizabeth Bouchard
Long & Foster Realtors - Arlington, VA
Associate Broker in Northern Virginia

And here is my third entry. Having internet problems tonight but will work on adding more content when I can.  


Neighborhood Focus - Penrose

Aug 31, 2014 11:54 AM #124
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
Aug 31, 2014 12:58 PM #125
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Hi Bob,

Here are my three videos:

Morrisville, Vermont

Pingala Cafe

August First Bakery & Cafe


Aug 31, 2014 03:07 PM #126
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Noe this was a great opportunity to rake up lots of points and just missed it!

Aug 31, 2014 03:32 PM #127
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!
Aug 31, 2014 03:51 PM #128
Kathy Smiley
Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village - Westlake Village, CA
Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"

Ok, Bob! It's 11:35PM and I'm still fighting with the process of getting the actual video I downloaded from my Sony camera to my computer, through the maze, into a short and sweet video to upload to Youtube, etc. NOT happy with it, but in the meantime, I LOVE my Animoto, because if you're not techie, IT IS! I am SO going to find out why I can't convert simple video tomorrow. Please accept these (exceptional if I do say so myself!) entries for your challenge!






:-) Kathy

Aug 31, 2014 04:43 PM #129
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Bob,

All 3 were posted prior to 1159.  Problem with computer in getting the urls in here.

#1 =  http://activerain.com/blogsview/4478893/downtown-streets-in-sandpoint-idaho-a-visual-delight

#2 - http://activerain.com/blogsview/4478859/north-idaho-wind-and-lighting-storms-summer-2014

#3 - http://activerain.com/blogsview/4478806/rotary-s-north-hill-walk-in-bonners-ferry--idaho

Thank you for the contest and I apologize for being on the last day getting em put together.  I read a post from Endre on how tough it makes it on the host.



Aug 31, 2014 05:05 PM #130
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for all the great video posts friends!  Great for points, and the extra web juice will be good for business.

Now that you worked your way out of your comfort zone, continue to carry that camera with you and keep posting, people in your town will appreciate the videos and your phone will appreciate the extra activity from all of those new clients calling.

I am sure that Kerrie La Guardia will have someone working hard awarding all of the posts later this week. if you don't see them by the end of the week, send me a note and I will look into it.

Mark , it is clear that you had them in on time, being a few minutes late with the comment should not make a difference.

Anyone who missed the contest, do not despair, videos are good for so much more than points, go out and posts some in September instead.

Thank you All, Have a Great Week!

Aug 31, 2014 05:29 PM #131
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Bob, great challenge but I failed miserably. Here's a link for those of us who didn't make this one.

Aug 31, 2014 05:36 PM #132
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