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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

 Noticed by whom Jackie Mazurowski 

Jun 24, 2016 09:28 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jackie,

I am not sure what you are asking here.  In order to be noticed in the community,you have to read other people's blogs and comment on them, and most of us take the time to comment back.  Otherwise, it is easy to go unnoticed.  My other suggestion is to write something that is of interest to many.  Post about unusual aspect of your community is one example.  Start following people that you like...A

Jun 24, 2016 07:55 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

At least 300 to 500 words and good content. I suggest watching the Bob Stewart blogging webinar.

Jun 24, 2016 11:31 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

If you want member comments you need to be an active member. Comment on other member's posts and return comments by commenting on that person's post when they comment on one of yours. It's a give and take relationship. But get yourself out there. Just go out and read and read and read other blog posts and leave comments. You will get comments in return. Welcome to AR. 

Jun 24, 2016 11:05 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Jackie,
Welcome to ActiveRain blogging.  Your first blog WILL definitely get noticed because we have a FirstTimers notification area.  It is the blogs from here on out that may or may not get noticed.

That said, don't worry too much about getting noticed by us, as members of ActiveRain.  You should be more concerned about getting noticed by your target client audience.    To do that you need to write to them.  You need to use key words your target audience will be searching for info.  It take time to build up your search engine rankings, so write regularly (as much as possible) and be patient while your archives is expanding.  

One more thing, just because you are not getting comments doesn't mean it isn't being read.  It is my experience the general public does not leave comments.  They're just looking for information.  If you're writing valuable content, they will read... and, ultimately, call you when they need your services.  

Good luck!

Jun 24, 2016 08:29 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Write good content and always include at least one photograph.

Jun 24, 2016 08:50 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

 Your first post will be noticed because it shows up in the First Timers blog roll. It will be commented on!

Future posts will get attention based on the subject matter, writing style, etc. If you comment on a lot of other posts, you will get more people who will follow you and comment on your future posts.

Best wishes with your blogging!

Jun 24, 2016 09:45 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

The more you blog the more you will start getting notice.

Jun 24, 2016 08:41 AM
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Cody Carmen
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

Jackie Mazurowski I have noticed that those that are most successful here (much more successful than me) have a good balance between their everyday, marketing-type posts (listings, market reports, etc.) and their posts that fill a niche, transmit accessible knowledge, etc. 

You're a Realtor, so write the posts that you need to grow your business. But to network and expand influence here you also need to write something other successful people want to read. 

I would also recommend the Rainmaker account if you want to reach the public with your posts. As of now only other AR members will see your work. If that works for your goals, then stick with it. Just make sure you have the right account for what you want to do!

Jun 24, 2016 08:35 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

By whom do you want to be noticed. By AR members, then see Debbie Laity's comment. By the public, then put out content for public consumption and spread across various social media sites.

Jun 24, 2016 09:00 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jackie Mazurowski it all begins with a great title, followed by great content.

Make sure you share your posts on all social media platform.

Good Luck.

Jun 24, 2016 04:28 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

If you start commenting a lot, people will start to notice you and go back to check out your posts.  Catchy titles help!

Jun 24, 2016 01:55 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Debbie Laity has some good answers but don't worry, many people read and just don't comment and the public almost never comments.

Jun 24, 2016 01:34 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I think it helps to make your title a question.

Jun 24, 2016 12:34 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Which blog post?

Jun 24, 2016 12:18 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     First step is to be a paid subscriber to ActiveRain (a Rainmaker).   Otherwise, your posts are only seen by other ActiveRain Members, they do not get indexed by Google and other  search engines.

    Second step is to share your blog posts to your own websites and social media sites.  You can use the share buttons; some people prefer to do it manually.

     Third step is to optimize your blog posts just like you would for SEO.   Keywords and good content.  Graphics, images, or photos.  300+ words.   Etc.

    Fourth step is to participate heavily on ActiveRain.  If you surf this site regularly, you will notice "the Cool Kids" who are frequently on the home page, they are here on the Q&A board, they comment on lots of posts, they strike up conversations with others on ActiveRain.   Go and do likewise!

 

Jun 24, 2016 11:59 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

A catchy but true to content title is a great start.

Jun 24, 2016 11:51 AM
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Jackie Mazurowski
CENTURY 21 Myers Realty - Auburndale, FL
Polk County Gold Realtors

Thank you all for your answers.

Jun 24, 2016 10:20 AM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Jackie- I just went to your post and read it.  Congratulations on your first post and thank you for the information on Voxer.  The best way is to do as you did and write good posts, whether they're about real estate or any other subject. 

The title is important to catch our eye.  And, comment on the posts of others.  It's a good way of saying "Hi..I'm here."

Don't forget to take advantage of the free classes here on blogging.  Very helpful!!

Next, you can try placing your post in some of the groups here.  Make sure you read about the groups guidelines first.  But...I'd recommend Bananatude. 

Jun 24, 2016 10:00 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Attend the University webnars.  Vow write one interesting or original blog a day until you are noticed on the WWW. 

Consistency, and persistence pays...

Jun 24, 2016 08:36 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

"Getting noticed" is not an instantaneous result of blogging. It requires continual sustained effort over a long time.

Jun 25, 2016 10:26 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

You have some good tips here from other members. Another thing is write an eye-catching subject line.

Jun 25, 2016 07:06 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Tag most of active ambassadors in it. I'm sure, you'll get a feature:) 

Jun 25, 2016 08:32 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Is it the Voxer one?  Questions like this can help  .  I'm looking at it now.  In general, for me, the subject line has to be enticing.  Honestly, I wouldn't have opened up something on Voxer.  I've recently read and commented on ones regarding Snapchat, Brexit, companion animal laws and one related to a series of questions that have been asked here.

Jun 25, 2016 04:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Make it short, sweet, and to the point with a catchy title.

Jun 25, 2016 03:02 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

 Hi Jackie -- I just commented on your post ---- it looks like you are getting noticed.  Getting noticed may not happen overnight.  You will need to be consistent while participating via comments, questions/answers and posting your own content.   Good luck.

Jun 25, 2016 02:25 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Content and your writing abilities.

Jun 25, 2016 12:21 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I would focus on getting noticed by your buyers/sellers that need your services.

Jun 25, 2016 12:04 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Debbie  has given you good advice.

Jun 24, 2016 11:56 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Many good answers here....like Will Hamm commented..keep the posts coming!!

Jun 24, 2016 11:41 PM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

Upgrade your membership to Rainmaker so your posts will be available by the public. I am drawn to catchy titles and posts that sound interesting, even if they aren't real estate related.

Jun 24, 2016 11:34 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading

Jun 24, 2016 11:07 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Its noticed. By who, how many, why and when remains interesting

Jun 24, 2016 10:48 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Whom do you want to notice it?

Jun 24, 2016 09:52 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Depends on who you want to see it, social media sharing gets it noticed by more people and search engines.  Social interaction in the rain gets it noticed here on AR.

Hanging balloons on the sign does not seem to work with either audience for me.

Jun 24, 2016 02:26 PM