Has ActiveRain lost it's Google Juice?

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Real Estate Agent with Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info DB-17066

I have noticed that my blogs are not being picked up by Google's bots the way they used to.  I used to be able to write a blog and within a half an hour, Google would have already indexed it and it would show up in the searches.

However, since Trulia acquired ActiveRain and changed the domain to http://activerain.com/ I have noticed that even my Google Alerts never pick up my own blogs. 

 

Could this be due to the fact that ActiveRain is now a second level domain behind Trulia's?Google Juice

 

Is anyone else here on ActiveRain having that issue? 

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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I have to say, I think the Google juice has improved and I've noticed it improved for others in my office who are on AR Jim Paulson 

Feb 12, 2015 06:44 AM #1
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

Thanks Barbara Todaro That is encouraging to hear.  I will be watching this post to see if and when it gets picked up.  Maybe there is something on my end?

Feb 12, 2015 06:48 AM #2
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

I will be tracking this and when I first searched "has ActiveRain lost it's Google Juice" I found a blog from about nine months ago on this same topic. 

"http://activerain.com/blogsview/3751407/is-activerain-losing-its-google-juice-

If you go to that blog, you will see that Bob Stewart chimed in with AR feedback starting on comment #37.

Feb 12, 2015 07:04 AM #3
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

As I continue to work on this, I ran into another blog talking about "Google Authorship".  I went in and updated my settings based on the following blog:  http://activerain.com/google-authorship

I bet now that I have made some adjustments, my Google Juice might start flowing again.

Feb 12, 2015 07:49 AM #4
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jim, thanks for pointing me to your post. Keep us posted.

Feb 12, 2015 08:08 AM #5
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

Your most welcome Michael Setunsky .  Hopefully after adjusting some of my data, it will help.  We will find out better on the next blog that I write.  

Ron & Alexandra Seigel I do a mix of online and am extremely active in our local community. People in your community are great sources of leads to buy and sell, but I have found I need an online presence to attract the people moving into town as well.

Feb 12, 2015 08:40 AM #7
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Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

 Hi Jim Paulson ... I agree with Barbara Todaro that my Google Juice on certain search niches is still high and in some circumstances better locally... I have noticed my ranking bouncing around a bit but attributed it to Google's latest local algorithm, Pigeon. For me, my rankings seem to have stabilized and have improved overall...

Feb 12, 2015 09:31 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Good reminder to check out settings to make sure we have it right.  

Feb 12, 2015 10:13 AM #9
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Debbie Holmes
Gold Key Real Estate - Boise, ID
Gets the job done!

I don't know how good it is.... But the blogging is good for the search.

Feb 12, 2015 12:20 PM #10
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Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL
GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA

Personally, I never have had much faith in the blogging thing. Perhaps the rose color glasses have finally come off?

Feb 12, 2015 01:14 PM #11
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

I see that one of my outside blogs was now picked up by Google's bots, but this specific blog on ActiveRain still has not been indexed. Admitting I didn't plug any specific key words three or four times into the content, tags, etc.

Feb 12, 2015 05:00 PM #12
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Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Winston Heverly I think you are mistaken about blogging not being important.  Jim I am finding my blogs in the searches no problem and have not noticed any problems with the change.

I have to say that with blogging continually I have a much larger flow of traffic through my website and through the blog in general.  Blogging is one of the best ways to bring yourself leads and referrals.

Feb 13, 2015 01:07 AM #13
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

Debbie Walsh thanks for the feedback.

I was surprised to see on this blog, that it showed up on one of my outside websites first, then the next day on another of my websites, now on day 2 it shows up on page 1 of Google when I typed in the Title.  It is not as good as when I had one pop in 3 days, but it still sure beats paying some SEO company to get you on the first page of Google.  (disclosure, there is no "official" first page of Google)

Feb 14, 2015 01:31 AM #14
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Chris Webb
Nova Home Loans - Tucson, AZ
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My suggestion would be to review your KW and see what other sites are ranking. It could simply be a trendy KW which means more posts are written about it. 

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