Top Ten Blog Posts Over The Past Twelve Years

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In just two weeks, I'll begin my 13th year on ActiveRain. Though I do not blog here as often as I did when I began, I still like to check-in from time to time to see which posts have best resonated with ActiveRain readers.

Over nearly twelve years, I have written nearly 3,000 posts which generated 4 million views on ActiveRain, which are some very strong numbers for somebody writing from a relatively small market area. I believe this is a great reason that today's blogging agents should start on ActiveRain.

Top Blog Posts

So what exactly do I consider a "top" blog post? First, it should be one that continues to draw readers over time. Something that is a big splash out of the gates is great, but my favorites are the ones that keep drawing people over time due to their relevance and proper SEO. On my primary website, I have posts that are ten years old that continue to draw a handful of visitors each day. They are truly the gift that keeps on giving!

Additionally, the best blog posts on ActiveRain should generate comments and likes. This activity is a sign that the audience has been truly "reached," as you have encouraged interaction. I'm not nearly as good at this as some of the great ActiveRain bloggers, but I do occasionally generate some love.

The following ten blog posts range in age from five to twelve years old, and have been viewed from 8,000 to 30,000 times. The comments range from a handful to well over 100.


Top Ten Real Estate Blog Posts

  1. Why Realtors Continue To Market Listings Under Contract
  2. You Will Ask Your REALTOR These 3 Questions When It Matters
  3. Seriously? Your Agent Told You To Raise Your Asking Price?
  4. Active Rain Members Epitomize Social Networking Success
  5. 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange: Realized Gain vs. Recognized Gain
  6. Are More Sellers Hiding Disclosure Items From Homebuyers These Days?
  7. Is Congress About To Destroy The Housing Market (Again)?
  8. New Health Care Bill Creates Home Sales Tax Effective 2013
  9. Tall News For Short Sales: Tax Payer Relief Extended To 2014
  10. Do You Know Your Neighborhood Turnover Rate?


Well, I hope one or two of the titles above draws you to check out the content. I'm curious if others are seeing their older posts continue to grow over time. Are yours?


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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Joe,
Congratulations on surviving 12 years in the Rain.

Jun 17, 2019 09:27 AM #1
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, GRI, WLS
HomeSmart Elite Group - Phoenix, AZ

Wow Joe Manausa that's awesome that you've been here almost 13 years!

Jun 17, 2019 02:52 PM #2
Joe Manausa
Joe Manausa Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Real Estate

Still kickin' Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 

Jun 17, 2019 03:03 PM #3
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Joe Manausa - Over the years you have provided volumes of excellent information here on ActiveRain. May you continue to share topics of interest and build on-going relationships with your readers and followers here on ActiveRain who seems to appreciate who you are. 

Now I'm going to follow you and I see I have a lot of catching up to do!

Jun 17, 2019 05:36 PM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joe and a big congratulations to you!!! I've always enjoyed reading your posts and hope to continue to do so!!!! Those titles do look interesting to me!

Jun 17, 2019 06:47 PM #5
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Those are impressive stats! And yes,older blogs can definitely still bring in readers.

Jun 19, 2019 02:26 AM #6
Joe Manausa
Joe Manausa Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Real Estate

Thanks Kat Palmiotti ... the gift that keeps on giving :).

Jun 19, 2019 06:59 AM #7
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jun 22, 2019 07:35 PM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Joe Manausa - this is great information and a reminder about blogging relevent content.  From those titles we can see these are timeless topics.

Jun 23, 2019 05:53 AM #9
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hey Joe, Congratulations on the longevity in Active Rain. We're happy you're still here - so many have wandered elsewhere. Thank you for the reminders to make sure we honor those popular and timeless blog posts. D 

Jun 23, 2019 07:49 AM #10
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Those are really great numbers. I find that my most popular posts are not as much real estate related but interesting hyperlocal events.

Jun 23, 2019 03:43 PM #11
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Congrats on being featured by Kathy this week!  Great post!

Jun 24, 2019 06:48 AM #12
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Joe:

Thanks for all you shared over the years. It would be interesting to take a look at this myself!


Jun 25, 2019 07:08 PM #13
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