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Rainmaker
11,990
Matt Holder
Director of Product | Trulia - San Francisco, CA

Thanks for your question, Ryan.

You currently have the ability to add a link to your ActiveRain blog on your Trulia profile. Here's how you do it:

  1. Go to: http://www.trulia.com/myprofile/about (you must be logged in)
  2. Scroll down to the "<<Your Name>> Online" section
  3. Click Edit
  4. Search for the ActiveRain Icon
  5. Add the link to your ActiveRain blog
  6. Click "Save"

Over the longer term, we will explore posting your ActiveRain content to your Trulia profile as a way of giving you more free exposure for the content you create on ActiveRain. Right now, we're investing in improving the ActiveRain community separately from Trulia Voices.

Dec 30, 2014 06:30 AM
Ambassador
1,438,066
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

Your question brings up another really important point...should agents put all of their blogging eggs in one basket? Especially a basket controlled by an outside entity.

Dec 30, 2014 09:01 PM
Rainmaker
90,993
Mary Weiss
Zillow Group Mortgages - Seattle, WA
Trainer & Content Manager

You all have wonderful thoughts and theories, Rainers!  Mum's the word until we anything concrete though. That isn't to say that there aren't talks of integrations - we will just have to wait and see though since the Zillow acquisition is going to play a big part in this as well. 

Dec 30, 2014 07:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,935,082
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Regardless of what happens, your own backyard blogging platforms, build a fire in those. So the rest matters little and you have control of your fresh local content from the end where it happens. Not ships west and buying back positioning or worse.

Dec 30, 2014 06:15 AM
Ambassador
1,950,257
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Bad news for me...

over 350 posts written. .

23,000 views

and poof.....they are all gone 

hours and hours of work . . 

poof they are gone. . 

I'm just glad they are not form Activrain...

I got over 5ooo posts!

I know of one place where my blog will never die...

that is my own site, my own blog and I hold the switch. .

Learn and simply go on...

 

Dec 31, 2014 03:51 AM
Rainmaker
11,990
Matt Holder
Director of Product | Trulia - San Francisco, CA

Maureen Harmonay - You're right that it's greyed out; however, that's only because you haven't added your profile link yet. I went in and added it on your behalf just to make sure there wasnt a problem with your account. Feel free to go back to your profile to make changes.

Dec 30, 2014 01:07 PM
Ambassador
2,286,939
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Nothing surprises me anymore in the circus of the internet.

Dec 30, 2014 08:51 AM
Rainmaker
742,782
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No. They will not.

The greater segmentation they can achieve the greater opportunity they can create to augment their revenue.

However, I do not rule out a future deployment of a Trulia blog modeled after Active Rain. In essence, any exposure to the consumer must be PAID for in advance.

One only needs to ponder the Zillow segmented revenue model to see the path ahead for Trulia.

Dec 28, 2014 12:03 AM
Rainmaker
2,655,894
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Well having another link to our blog isn't a bad thing...it will help strengthen the page rank slightly.

Dec 27, 2014 04:11 AM
Rainmaker
2,939,752
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I really think they will keep them separate, Trulia has a real bad problem with credibility with consumers due to the spam problem they have had the last couple of years. In addition they are not in the good graces of all the agents that gave their lives, time and blood to provide content to the site that were just stepped on as Trulia climbed up. 

Dec 30, 2014 10:49 AM
Ambassador
1,962,728
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Matt Holder Thank you for this information!

Dec 30, 2014 07:59 AM
Rainmaker
731,741
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I'm waiting to see how Zillow presents in all of this. Obviously the Trulia AR piece has to be migrated & integrated THEN we'll see what Zillow does to integrate Trulia/AR with Zillow. We can only hope for the best.

Dec 30, 2014 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,558,040
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Didn't know that Trulia was shutting down blogs.  Maybe it's a good thing, and it is for me!

Dec 30, 2014 06:38 AM
Rainmaker
1,477,246
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No, they will unlikely do so. Since they all now under 'one roof', but managed by different teams.

Dec 27, 2014 11:21 AM
Ambassador
2,188,589
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I hope they do link them. That would be awesome. 

Dec 27, 2014 11:19 AM
Rainmaker
355,975
Bill Dandridge
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU - Durham, NC
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

I hope so. That would be cool.

Dec 27, 2014 10:52 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,451
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I haven't heard anything about the possibility of them combining ActiveRain profiles to Trulia.

Dec 27, 2014 04:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,505,609
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I was not aware of the end of Trulia blogs.  Of course my primary blogs have been blogger and Active Rain.

Dec 27, 2014 03:31 AM
Ambassador
4,298,221
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

This is a blessing, now, isn't it?

Jul 14, 2017 11:22 PM
Rainmaker
90,243
Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

I was told by a Trulia Customer Service Rep. that Trulia was going to be merging the blog.  When I asked more detailed questions and how this was going to take place, I was told I would be receiving an email in the next couple of weeks with further details.  Sounded like there were some kinks they still needed to work out.  One of the reasons for doing this was to cut down on spam.

Jan 01, 2015 09:06 PM
Rainmaker
875,533
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Expectations are many, but at the end of the day, lack of control is where the problem is. Blog on my friends, but keep your content safe from the delete button of another corporation who does  not have your best interest at heart.

Dec 31, 2014 12:08 PM
Rainmaker
866,651
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Matt Holder I think I have the same problem as Kate McQueen.  Been trying to fix it but to no avail.  Would appreciate your help.  Thanks!

Dec 31, 2014 09:21 AM
Rainmaker
138,824
Annett T. Block
NextHome Connect Realty - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Your NextHome in Fort Lauderdale Beach

Thank you Matt just did it!

Dec 31, 2014 02:07 AM
Rainmaker
303,033
Kate McQueen
CB&A Realtors - Cypress, TX
Tailored service for your real estate needs!

Matt Holder this post prompted me to visit my Trulia profile.  I hadn't noticed that my AR blog was not posted to my profile via the link/AR icon provided.  I had only added a link to my blog via the website links that Trulia links to your profile.

Why is there not an AR icon or anything that designates a link to a blog showing on my Trulia profile?  I understand that AR is focused on "improving AR separate from Trulia" but since you are now owned by Trulia, couldn't this be addressed?  I know that from where I sit it seems like an easy fix, and it may not be.  But I have a lot invested in my blog and I want to see it pay off.  A more visible link from Trulia to my AR platform would be helpful.

Dec 31, 2014 01:00 AM
Rainmaker
303,033
Kate McQueen
CB&A Realtors - Cypress, TX
Tailored service for your real estate needs!

My Active Rain blog has always been linked to my Trulia profile, the ability to do that has been there for quite some time.

However, I would like to see IMPROVED visibility of the AR blogs, perhaps showcase the platform somehow so that the public becomes more aware of this rich resource of information.  In addition, since "buttons" are a popular device for attracting attention and therefore clicks, I would love to see some attention-grabbing icon on the profiles so that consumers know that YOU are a resource for the information they are seeking out.

Dec 31, 2014 12:07 AM
Rainer
145,927
Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~
Coach House Realty - Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA, Real Estate, SRES®, NAR Green

It's good that you brought up this question, Ryan.  It would be a nice perk to have Trulia offer this service automatically.

Dec 31, 2014 12:02 AM
Rainmaker
4,431,972
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the question. I have not posted  on trulia in over a year.  

Dec 30, 2014 09:20 PM
Rainer
55,101
Ranee Bray
TCP Real Estate - Cedar Park, TX
North of Austin Homes

I received an email from Trulia a week or two ago announcing the end of blogs.  I really don't like this change at all.  I feel that having a blog next to my profile on Trulia makes me more "credible" to those in that few minutes they may gloss over my profile.  

I don't mind paying for an AR account at all.  However, the Trulia Pro account is looking less and less valuable.  My Trulia budget is not part of my 2015 plan as soon as my contract runs out. 

Dec 30, 2014 12:34 PM
Rainmaker
2,394,715
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I have heard there are changes going on, just don't know any details myself.

Dec 30, 2014 11:34 AM
Rainmaker
806,028
Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Thank you Mary Weiss and Matt Holder for your comment. I'm going to do n exactly that.☺

Dec 30, 2014 11:04 AM
Rainmaker
917,357
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

I have not heard that.  I would have to think about whether I would like that or not.  Would have to weigh the pros and cons..

Dec 30, 2014 10:18 AM
Rainer
126,892
Maureen Harmonay
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Bolton, MA
Your Country Property Specialist, Bolton MA

 I followed Matt Holder's directions, but the AR box on my profile is grayed out and not able to be edited, for some reason, so I was unable to add the link to my AR blog.

Dec 30, 2014 09:10 AM
Rainer
51,155
Michele Webler -Farm and Ranch Specialist
Idaho Real Homes LLC - Rathdrum, ID
Serving North Idaho and E. Wa

Thank You Matt Holder!

Dec 30, 2014 08:24 AM
Ambassador
2,343,939
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

The $64,000 question!   Things will be different, that's for sure.  

    Thanks to Mary Weiss of AR for commenting on this.  (Hi, Mary!)  

     Special thanks to Matt Holder !

Dec 30, 2014 07:54 AM
Rainmaker
313,884
Scott Gleason
RE/MAX Select - Westfield, NJ
Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist

I appreciate all of your comments to Ryan's question.  I'll be looking forward to seeing how this all works out.

Dec 30, 2014 06:11 AM
Rainmaker
4,431,972
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not heard anything about it. 

Dec 27, 2014 08:11 AM
Rainer
79,843
RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman
RVA HomePRO Realtor with Keller Williams serving Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfiled and Richmond, Virginia - Glen Allen, VA
Helping you achieve goals in life & real estate

Trulia blogs are ceasing to exist, they will go inactive and disappear. I doubt they will link them for quite some time.

Dec 27, 2014 08:08 AM
Rainmaker
90,243
Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

I spoke to Trulia and I am still a bit confused as to how they are going to integrate Trulia and Active Rain.  The customer service representative couldn't answer all of my questions because all the is "new".  It will be very interesting to see what happens. 

Dec 27, 2014 03:18 AM
Rainmaker
3,049,771
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

No idea!

Jun 24, 2018 07:21 AM
Rainer
279,248
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

I have no idea about this.

May 10, 2018 09:15 PM
Rainmaker
629,063
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

I think it is okay for Trulia to shutdown the shop....lol!

Oct 07, 2017 11:01 PM
Rainmaker
285,679
Kelly Cummings and Ryan Cummings
The Cummings Company - Mobile, AL
Your Real Estate Consultants For Life!!!

Thanks Matt. I will have to go and do that

Dec 30, 2014 06:59 AM