Active Rain - How to get points FAQ (Part 1 of 3)

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Real Estate Agent with Overland Park Real Estate (No association with Inc)

I've been getting tons of amazing and extremely helpful information from tons of you guys out there and would really like to thank everyone for their help.  Heck you guys are getting 25 points for comments anywaz...hehe So I'm guessing you're not to worried.  For more posts related to real estate seo like this and from this author check out some of the following links. -> Overland Park or just http://www.jordanmackey.com/  Hope this helps you guys out as much as it did me.  If there are anymore suggestion or ideas please feel free to pick up your easy 25 free points and let us all know.

Research on the Active Rain points I've gotten so far.

Activate Account - 100pts

View Points Summary 1st Time - 50pts Bonus

Picture - ??pts

Phone Numbers - ??pts

Description - 200pts

Adding the high point value link on my website 600pts (For SEO purposes I suggest adding the very top link code, its 400 points yes but it actually helps you in return not just active rain.com)

Posting my own message in a forum - 200pts

Responding to other posts in forums - 20pts each up to 10 per day

I think I have about 1100 points on my profile, added photo (200 points), changed my headers, as much content as I could on the page

I had a technichal problem that I requested help on and got 100pts.

Check out this info from A/R "FAQs"  http://activerain.com/action/default/scoring_faq

It explains the points scoring -- and hey, thanks for 25 more!! 

  • ~~~One Of the best~~~
  • (The Following Suggested and I thank  Tom Horner
  • I went to localisim and posted photos of the different areas that we serve. You get 100 points for 1st photo and 50 for each additional up to 10. I not sure on profile

Comments (258)

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

One of the many "points" of participating in Active Rain is to earn points and get more visibility.  This is an excellent example of doing just that.

Dec 12, 2010 09:24 AM
Jerry Dugan
Corpus Christi, TX

Thanks, this helps in my race to the top in Corpus Christi.

Jan 07, 2011 02:48 PM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

For an update about points on the AR site follow the link below, to the AR staff blog post.

The link will open in a New Window.

The ActiveRain Point System

Jan 07, 2011 03:59 PM
Kim Delia
Remax Professional Associates - Charlton, MA
Realty Delia Group

I noticed that once I left 100 comments on blogs I no longer get any more points.  Is there a limit on that?

 

Feb 09, 2011 11:03 AM
Kim Delia
Remax Professional Associates - Charlton, MA
Realty Delia Group

I noticed that once I left 100 comments on blogs I no longer get any more points.  Is there a limit on that?

 

Feb 09, 2011 11:03 AM
Adam Benedict
Saint Paul, MN

Thanks, I'm trying to figure all of this out! It's very overwhelming for a newbie!

Feb 10, 2011 02:26 AM
Stuart Wade
Envision Web LLC - Gainesville, GA
Envision Websites & Virtual Tours, Mobile ipad & iphone IDX

It seems to have changed over the last couple of years. Thanks for the insights!

Feb 20, 2011 06:05 AM
Robert Dirienzo
HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC - Franklin, TN
Home Inspections - Nashville TN

As much as I like AR, I have come to think that AR Points are not too important as far as SEO is concerned.  Except for perhaps the top 1-2% of AR point leaders, I don't think SEs give a hoot about AR points.  AR points are for Rainers to do some record keeping regarding our participation, but beyond that I don't see much response from the SEs.  More important in this AR world are the basic SEO components of content and backlinks.  And I suspect that is true in any blogging community.  Maximizing SEO performance is all about content and linkbacks, not AR points.  So keep on blogging and commenting, but keep it all in proper perspective.

Thank you,

Richard Acree

HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC (Nashville, TN)

Feb 25, 2011 06:38 AM
Jason McDowell
Maryville, MO

Good information. Thanks for clearing that up!

Mar 14, 2011 06:21 AM
Alex Heyen
Heyen Real Estate - Millard, NE

Sometimes I notice i get points for blog articles and sometimes I do not?  Any Idea why this is?

May 16, 2011 07:48 AM
Kevin A. Guttman-Author, ReverseMortgageSpecialist
NMLS #384936 - Colorado Springs, CO
877-251-9709

Have you considered becoming a rain maker? It's 1000 points for a 30 day trial!

Jan 26, 2012 06:48 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and afternoon Kevin

Kevin my friend, actually Jordan which wrote this here post, has not really been active on the site since 2007 and the last time he visited this blog post of his, was in 2010.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Jan 26, 2012 09:12 AM
Tracy Coles
Atlanta Communities - Roswell, GA
North Metro Atlanta Associate Broker

Thanks for the info on points.  I have been with Active Rain since its' inception, but haven't been fully engaged.  I recognize the amazing Google juice that Active Rain offers and I assume that points ranking only helps.  I know that when I google (or Bing, Yahoo, whatever...) my name I take up the entire first page!  I thank, in part, Active Rain for that presence!

Feb 15, 2012 02:00 AM
Matt Harber
Keller Williams-The Harber Home Group - Tacoma, WA

Thanks for the info!

Apr 13, 2012 11:40 AM
Bill Jones
Discovery Real Estate Ltd. - "Homes By Jones" - Airdrie, AB
Realtor (403-701-1739) Airdrie & Calgary Area Homes and Condos

Thsi is onr Active Blog Post, Good job with the info looks like you've helped lots of folks.

Bill

Apr 26, 2012 07:03 AM
Pat Pat
Kirkland, WA

Thanks for the help. The point system sure is addictive!

Jul 03, 2012 01:19 AM
Mike Young
203kOnLine.com, covering the USA - Las Vegas, NV
FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809

yes thanks for the info and the 25 points

Sep 10, 2012 01:08 PM
Lani Stern
Toronto, ON
Your lifetime agent

The big one that I didn't know was a new post to a forum, thanks Jordan.

Oct 15, 2013 02:45 AM
Bryan Beckstead, KOmKards, Care-Connect-Communicate, on auto pilot, 24/7.
Start MAXIMIZING the Internet.... Kommunicon.com - Priceville, ON
Become a KOmKard owner today,

Jordan, As a newbie this kind of information is great to get, thanks for the post. 

Apr 23, 2014 07:22 AM
Jim Brooks
Highrises & Condos by The Brooks Team - Las Vegas, NV

Ah, the point system. What makes Activerain tick and Rainers dedicated. Great post Jordan!

Aug 13, 2014 03:08 AM