Hit Router - How To Setup & Save Your Own Traffic

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Education & Training with Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty

One of the many wonderful features that ActiveRain has available to Members is called Hit Router.  Jeff Corbett created an "Introductory Post" that will give you a few more details about Hit Router and the initial launch.  The following posts are tutorials to help you get Hit Router setup and running properly.  These will be very short and easy tutorials so you can get up and running right away with little or no hassle at all.  You might also want to catch Bob Stewarts "White Board" Video Presentation for a better understanding of ActiveRain's Hit Router.

To save your own traffic, you can direct any viewers from your Blog, Profile, or posts to any of your IDX websites or locations.  These must be IDX and they must be your sites.  You can not just direct to any website that has listings, it must be an approved IDX exchange site.  Tip: Be sure the IDX site you are directing visitors to has a good lead capture system in place.  The "Find Homes For Sale" search box will now appear at the top of your screen and will "Float" as visitors scroll through your Blog, your profile, and your individual posts.  Searching for property is literally just one click away now.

IMPORTANT NOTE

The "Hit Router" will ONLY show up on your pages when LOGGED OUT of ActiveRain.

To find property, visitors will just enter that city into the "Find Homes For Sale" box and click Search.


Once visitors type in a City to search, a link to that City will be provided as seen below.

 

EASY SETUP INSTRUCTIONS:

 

1.  Go to your "My Home" Link located at the top of any AR page


2.  Click on the "Hit Router" link located on the left side of screen


3.  Enter in your City ie:  Bellevue  (Don't include the State)


4.  Add your MLS IDX Listing page URL for that City
     Sample (http://www.MyIDXWebsite.com/BellevueWA)


5.  Click Update, then repeat to add additional Cities or areas.

You can add as many additional areas as you have IDX links for. There is no cost or credits needed to setup IDX listing links to your own IDX sites.

NOTE: Double Check and Make sure the links you create go to the proper IDX sites you have setup.  You can edit or remove them as needed.

 

The only thing left to do is setup your Markets.  This is FREE and EASY to do. See the Screen Shot below for how to set up your markets.

 


Just a reminder that all this free traffic comes from your own Blog, Posts, and Profile

This next post will explain  "How To Setup Your Own Click Campaign"

Related Posts:

The ActiveRain Hit Router

The Hit Router (Video) Whiteboard Explanation

"How To Setup Your Own Click Campaign"

Hit Router How To Opt Out

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Comments (227)

Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Ginger - if you ever need any help or assistance, just let me know.  You know where to find me.  :-)

Jun 30, 2009 12:55 PM
Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain - Cottonwood, CA

Thanks Brad, I wondered how this worked. 

Sep 28, 2009 09:56 AM
Emily Lowe
The Lipman Group | Sotheby's International Realty - Nashville, TN
Nashville TN Realtor

Hmmm... I haven't tried the hit router, but I've tried just about everything else you guys have offered and the rest of them work!  Maybe I should try this one too!

Sep 29, 2009 04:27 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Emily - you should most definitely setup your Hit Router, the fact that it's here for you to use and there are thousands of searches on AR for homes each month is reason enough to have your areas setup.  It's the one key component that could increase your lead generation. :-)

Sep 29, 2009 04:33 AM
Lisa S. Mullins
Glen Allen, VA

thanks- i will give this a try.    i was a little amused to see how many times you had to say 'LOG OUT OF AR OR IT WILL NOT WORK"! lol!

Nov 03, 2009 11:52 AM
Lisa S. Mullins
Glen Allen, VA

thanks- i will give this a try.    i was a little amused to see how many times you had to say 'LOG OUT OF AR OR IT WILL NOT WORK"! lol!

Nov 03, 2009 11:52 AM
Jenn & Phil Beck
www.utahspot.com, Salt Lake Real Estate, Coldwell Banker - Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City Homes For Sale

Interesting idea for generating leads. I wonder if anyone has had any measurable results they would be willing to share. 

But we will give this a try.  I don't see a problem with trying!

Jan 28, 2010 06:44 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Jenn and Phil - if you have a good IDX and lead capture setup, I think you'll find better than expected results from the Hit Router tools.

Jan 30, 2010 04:04 AM
Carey Scott
Prestige Property Brokers - Columbus, GA

I just finished with the set up. Let's see how it works!

Feb 08, 2010 12:09 PM
Heather Brooks
Heather Brooks Real Estate - Myrtle Beach, SC
Your Luxury & Investment Specialist

This information, while a bit overwhelming at first, is very informative & helpful.  I look forward to utilizing all the facets of my Rainmaker acct. I am a NC & SC broker that concentrates on short sales & investment properties.  The Triad & Myrtle Beach, in particular. 

Aug 03, 2010 04:00 AM
Karen Paris
Keller Williams Capital Properties Fairfax - Fairfax, VA
Because Your Move Matters and Karen Cares

So much great information to absorb in one day. Off to put it into good use.

Jan 26, 2011 03:06 AM
James Locklear
Online Marketing Advertising Consultant - Seattle, WA
Social Media Training , Virtual Services, Search Engine Optimization Lattitude - SEOL

Your posts are my well in the desert, Brad.  Again, thanks!

 

James

Apr 15, 2011 05:18 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

James - you're too kind my friend, thanks! Drink the water from the rain, but not the koolaid!  lol~

Apr 15, 2011 07:53 AM
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

I've never done this. I wonder what I'm missing!!                                                                        

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