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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't believe you're supposed to use it to promote yourself or your product. But I've seen it used and I've used it myself when I want to bring someone's attention to something specific.

Feb 16, 2015 09:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

In general, no you shouldn't do that as it is considered spamming.  There are a few exceptions...like if you are answering someone's question and giving them a helpful link to answer their question.  But, if it's a link to your site, no don't do it. Most people will delete those links and you'll annoy them and lose followers.

Feb 16, 2015 08:04 PM
Rainer
279,248
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

No idea.

Jun 25, 2018 11:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Just do not do self-promo, Russ.

Feb 12, 2018 09:43 PM
Rainmaker
3,049,871
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Nina nailed this one!

Jun 19, 2017 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

One should never promote themselves when leaving a comment for another person. 

Feb 17, 2015 08:45 AM
Ambassador
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I don't think an etiquette has been stated. I will hyperlink if I want to person to be notified about the comment. I do not hyperlink the author in the comment on his post. He would be notified twice.

Feb 17, 2015 08:06 AM
Ambassador
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

If I have something relevant link, I ask permission and give permission to delete.

Feb 17, 2015 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

This used to be a major problem, but it has tailed off.  I feel that if you would not want someone to do that in your blog...you should not do it.  Also, therre is a courtesy of asking!

Feb 17, 2015 05:59 AM
Ambassador
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Russ Ravary links are there to 'supplement' your answer with another post/site, should you need to do so.

And yes, you are right - I have rarely used it.

Feb 17, 2015 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
335,561
Jenna Dixon
DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate - Marietta, GA
Empowers You With a Better Real Estate Experience

Debbie provided the best answer.  In general, it's simply not done to draw attention to yourself, your business...only to add to the discussion or provide helpful outside information.

Feb 17, 2015 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
4,313,310
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I don't use that often, when I am answering a comment that someone has asked for a resource, then I add a hyperlink to make it easier.  In direct comments, I rarely do it.  I found it strange one time, when someone made a comment on a post and put a link to their posts.  Needless to say, I ignored it.

Feb 17, 2015 04:20 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,551
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

The biggest item on this procedure is not to hijack the comment to one's own gain by hyperlinking to yourself or one of your posts unless it really fits into the discussion.  You can also use the hyperlink to point to an answer in your comments.

Feb 17, 2015 02:38 AM
Rainmaker
743,532
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Use hyperlinks when the situation calls for more data.

Want to know more about Spanish Acres in Dunedin Fl. click HERE

Or, how about homes currently FOR SALE in Spanish Acres.

Be aware, those on AR are your peers. Sending them to a lead capture page whould be BOLD and comes with consequenses.

 

Feb 16, 2015 11:33 PM
Rainmaker
4,431,983
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I agree with Debbie's comments. 

Feb 16, 2015 11:23 PM