The ActiveRain team rarely sleeps or vacations. Today, I'm pleased to announce the happy marriage of Listing Router and Localism. Here's how it works:
You sponsor a Localism city or community: You can now login to your Localism account (https://localism.com/account) and assign a "Listing Router URL" for any city or community that you've sponsored. Simply click on a sponsored location in the sidebar (on the right) and scroll down. You'll notice a new component (pictured below, Figure 1). Provide the URL to your IDX site; it'll be displayed prominently on the relevant city or community page (Figure 2).
(Figure 1: The new Listing Router URL box in your "My Account" Localism screen)
You run Listing Router campaigns on ActiveRain: You don't have to do anything! Your existing campaigns will run automatically on Localism, immediately and dramatically increasing your exposure to consumers. The invitation to view homes in the local area is both bold and decisive; see for yourself in Figure 2.
(Figure 2: The striking invitation to consumers looking for a home on the Austin, TX Localism page)
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm sponsoring a city/community in Localism and have assigned a Listing Router URL. Will I have to share clicks with people sponsoring Listing Router campaigns for the same area on ActiveRain?
No — the sponsor of a city or community on Localism will receive all clicks for that area.
Will I be charged per click for traffic generated from my sponsored Localism city/community?
No — the potentially unlimited traffic generated from your sponsored locations is included as part of your monthly fee.
Enjoy! I'm excited about the future of Localism and ActiveRain! (mostly because I have access to the "master" whiteboard that holds the blueprint for these coming months… it's going to be a roller-coaster ride!)