Hillary Cochin, Personalized and Local Mortgage Finance (First Home Mortgage)

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Rainmaker
1,157,254
FN LN
Toronto, ON

How do you Google yourself on Bing???  Would you not Bing yourself on Bing?

Feb 01, 2017 08:31 AM
Rainmaker
2,270,841
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Same thing for me Hillary. 20 reviews on Bing, 3.5 rating, but I cannot see any of the reviews. They must be bogus as my rating is much higher on legit sites.

Feb 01, 2017 02:12 PM
Ambassador
2,790,920
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

I haven't been on bing for years - is it still around?

Feb 01, 2017 11:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,496,005
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Bing is doing some odd things as I just sent myself there recently & I had these ficticious reviews from ???.  There is a way to get yourself removed from the indexing but is that really productive either?

Feb 01, 2017 10:40 AM
Rainmaker
994,345
Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, Realtor | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

Well you got me curious! And yes 3.5 stars. Not worried, no-one goes there and not to search for me by name.

Feb 01, 2017 10:24 AM
Ambassador
3,896,937
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes, same here. This was mentioned quite some time ago and it seems to be true for everyone. We don't have ratings here on AR!

Feb 01, 2017 08:20 AM
Rainmaker
2,754,737
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Interesting.  I wonder if this is a basic rating for all members of the AR community. 

Feb 01, 2017 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
724,984
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I better Bing myself on Google just out of cuiosity and see what the Yahoo is going on.

Feb 02, 2017 04:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,471,715
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I never tried, but seems a lot of members have the same issues. I hope, it will be fixed soon. Did you contact AR staff about it? 

Feb 01, 2017 10:49 PM
Ambassador
2,844,556
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

well I see someone beat me to being a smart ass and telling you you searched yourself on bing.... not googled.

And yes it's still there for me too.

Feb 01, 2017 09:37 PM
Ambassador
1,597,028
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

If I use Bing it is by accident.

Feb 01, 2017 08:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,813,105
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Bing who What team does he play for ?

Feb 01, 2017 08:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,232,640
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

If memory serves me everyone has 3.5 rating.

At least it made page to with AR and page one with Twitter.

Feb 01, 2017 07:52 AM
Rainmaker
783,546
Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

I don't use Bing, but let us know how they came up with that rating when you find out.

Feb 01, 2017 07:50 AM
Rainmaker
903,941
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I never use Bing.

Feb 01, 2017 07:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,037,009
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Never looked may some time I suppose but still here to learn from others when they will share.

Feb 01, 2018 06:54 PM
Rainmaker
817,916
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't even search for myself anymore - I base my presence on number of leads

Feb 02, 2017 04:51 AM
Ambassador
4,297,836
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Hillary Cochin - what is BING? (just kidding.... never tried that!)

Feb 01, 2017 09:37 PM
Ambassador
2,341,239
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Everyone gets a Participation Trophy of 3.5 out of 5.  How thoughtful of them!

Feb 01, 2017 06:29 PM
Rainmaker
3,975,208
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't have time to check things like this out

Feb 01, 2017 06:27 PM
Ambassador
3,981,808
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I think it is a default only on Bing. Don't worry too much as Google gets the most searches.

Feb 01, 2017 05:21 PM
Rainmaker
976,198
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Hillary Cochin 

Likewise I got the same rating.  I do not see any of your AR blogs displayed on first two pages of search. I use a generic search that I will use looking for realtors. 

 

Feb 01, 2017 07:44 AM
Rainer
408,394
John Duke
Staging By John - Burlington, NC
We stage your home to show it at its best!

I don't know I don't use Bing and just recently joined Active Rain

Feb 13, 2018 05:10 PM
Rainmaker
4,001,530
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I think I saw something about this a while back, and EVERYONE'S rating was 3.5 for ActiveRain.

Feb 04, 2017 01:16 PM
Rainmaker
4,275,421
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Hilary,

No ratings on members.

Feb 02, 2017 03:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,204,273
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Wonder if it's a general rating for AR?

Feb 02, 2017 12:58 PM
Ambassador
2,188,589
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

3.5 stars seems to be a common theme. I didn't know about this Bing rating. Thanks for the information. 

Feb 02, 2017 11:28 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,409
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have no clue.

Feb 02, 2017 08:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,512,398
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

3.5/5 for us as well; who cares?

Feb 02, 2017 08:39 AM
Rainmaker
4,431,606
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Others have answered

Feb 02, 2017 07:15 AM
Rainmaker
5,220,554
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have no idea.

Feb 02, 2017 05:42 AM
Rainmaker
3,048,869
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker nailed this one!

Feb 02, 2017 04:42 AM
Rainmaker
2,937,538
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I believe it shows that for everyone.

Feb 02, 2017 04:20 AM
Rainmaker
555,550
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Very interesting. I just checked mine and I also show 3.5/5 stars. I don't have that low of a rating anywhere so I have to wonder where Bing is getting their information.

Feb 01, 2017 07:44 PM
Ambassador
1,613,368
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

willing to learn

Feb 01, 2017 06:14 PM
Ambassador
4,005,923
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I just checked my company name on Bing, led to an hour of updating and sprucing up our profile there.

It was nice to see that among all the companies with the same name, we were up at the top of the list with our webpage, facebook page, and AR.

Feb 01, 2017 06:07 PM
Ambassador
3,148,577
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I think that's happening across the board - it's something with AR but, I don't think they've addressed that yet.

Feb 01, 2017 05:14 PM
Rainmaker
476,753
Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

Using Bing to search for Alexander ~ Slocum Team, the one AR entry that makes the middle of the first page is one of our very first posts in 2007 (don't work at the company referenced thus, I get to edit that page!) 

We just updated the Bing Business Places page, with no ratings on that one.

We do get traffic from the Bing/Yahoo combo but, don't do any SEO specific to Bing.

Prefer to use StartPage for searches.

Feb 01, 2017 04:20 PM
Ambassador
3,024,987
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I have found that most algorithms are skewed by searching from the same computer where cookies are involved

Feb 01, 2017 10:12 AM
Rainmaker
758,051
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I have never looked, I guess I will have to. I, like many others, don't use bing.

Feb 01, 2017 09:50 AM
Rainmaker
2,854,838
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have not.

Feb 01, 2017 09:26 AM
Rainmaker
4,831,726
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

i never think to use the other search engines....just Google....

Feb 01, 2017 09:13 AM
Rainmaker
143,956
Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

I never use Bing, but I'll see if I can find it and do a search!  :)

Feb 01, 2017 08:36 AM