GOOGLE JUICE AND CHEESE...What Do They Have In Common???
Did you know that there is a concern about the way we get points for blogging here on ActiveRain???
Did you know that some members have dropped off the blog roll because they don't think it is such a good thing to get points for what we do???...that getting Google Juice is thought of as the wrong reason to blog???
Sometimes there are posts written here on ActiveRain that are perfect for stimulating back and forth conversation and revealing attitudes about things that we, as members do and the reason we do them. I can't think of a better place than ActiveRain to engage in these conversations, especially if there is a genuine goal and forthcoming information that we ALL benefit from! Putting that aside for the moment, I ALSO THINK THAT GETTING GOOD RANKING ON GOOGLE IS AN ATTRIBUTE OF ACTIVERAIN!!!
Rick Obst wrote just such a post the other day and it did get featured, finally! Why Should We Invest Our Time and Money in ActiveRain? His post was written, from what I understand, to get the members who are active here on ActiveRain now to tell us all WHY? Why are they are active and why is there such uneven activity from many of the members, some even dropping from the scene; some just not participating. The other reason I guess, was to find out why the really BIG producers from certain market-places do NOT become members here on ActiveRain. These were very valid questions that he wanted to know for the benefit of all to see. Just how many Top Producers really do partake and benefit from ActiveRain blogging....that is the question.
WHERE'S THE CHEESE??
GOOGLE JUICE AND "CHEESE" are the two very important reasons that I blog on ActiveRain versus some other places! I get Google Juice through my particpation on AR and I get the "Cheese" when I get encouragement, constructively critical comments on a post, and good solid ideas and information from other members here on ActiveRain!! Just like the mouse in the tunnel: If there is no cheese, I leave!
These are the two things that keep me here on ActiveRain as a very happy, and successful real estate professional (A Top Producer, by the way!)
As I explained to Rick on his post: It's just like Google Juice---there are rewards for a certain type of ActiveRain Member--the consistent blogger is the ideal member, of course and if there is no cheese at the end of the tunnel--there is no reason to go down that tunnel anymore!
I think that the way one gets rewarded (the Google juice or the cheese!) here on ActiveRain, beyond the great SEO, is the acknowledgment from the other members that we all get at one time or another---encouragement to go the distance, to make the statement that has an impact, to write a gem of a post that gets featured or to get another member to point out your particular effort through a re-blog. Those are the ingredients that add up to lots and lots of cheese and that will bring those little mice back down the tunnel here on ActiveRain. There-in lies the secret ingredient to getting members to stay here and be happy!
Where do you stand on this topic? ARE YOU A TOP PRODUCER WHO USES ActiveRain AS A SOURCE OF GOOGLE JUICE AND CHEESE???
Please comment below and let us all know the reasons you participate here in the Rain!!!
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Paula I. Hathaway, Senior Broker Associate, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Southamtpon Village Real Estate Specialist since 1995; Also Specializes in North Sea, Noyac, Water Mill and Bridgehampton, New York
Diamond , Gold and Chairman's Circle Awards; Top Producer since 2005
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