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Rainmaker
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I have no idea but I would guess if we don't select public it stays within the network (???)

May 03, 2020 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
6,857,178
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Do not post anything that you do not want all to see.

May 03, 2020 05:47 AM
Ambassador
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Probably, as long as it's not a members-only question. 

May 03, 2020 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,320,012
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I just assume what I post is public no matter what.

That said, I get philosophical about my daily commentary...

Funny Real Estate

May 03, 2020 07:49 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Yep... everything you find in the Q&A... just like the rest of AR, as long as it's not marked "member's only" would be searchable via Google. 

May 03, 2020 06:10 AM
Rainmaker
4,212,518
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Lots of things cross my mind.  Some including thoughts of Google are quickly gone.  

May 03, 2020 05:05 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Even a Members Only question is just a screen grab or copy/paste away from bing posted publicly. Always be mindful of what you say online ay any time Eva! But even then, some like to twist it to their advantage or to suit themselves.

May 03, 2020 07:18 AM
Rainmaker
4,415,365
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Othnce it is out ere, it is out there! Welcome to the times!

May 03, 2020 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
3,368,106
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Unless your answer is either anti Google, or against the mainstream media narrative or even against any democratic talking points, Then it will not be found on Google as they would sensor it and it would be blocked or go poof in the night.

May 03, 2020 05:20 AM
Rainer
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Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

Go to google and search your name on this site.  If you aren't sure how to do that, put your name in quotes, then put site:activerain.com in the search bar as well.  That will show you what google will find that you've posted on this site.

May 03, 2020 07:54 AM
Ambassador
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have always tried to keep that in mind when I am posting something on the internet, whether it be an answer to a question or personal blog post.  I think I tend to get snarky at times, but hopefully, that isn't out there too much, haha.

May 03, 2020 07:38 AM
Rainmaker
584,617
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I believe only public questions may be seen.

May 03, 2020 07:21 AM
Rainmaker
2,669,053
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This has been a boon for divorce attorneys, employers, thief's, and background specialists. Personal data & info revealed & stored willingly

May 03, 2020 06:45 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, they are.

 

May 03, 2020 03:00 PM
Rainmaker
1,413,374
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, they are searchable by google.   You should consider your responses public anyways, as on several occasions quotes have been lifted without our knowledge or consent.  Personally, I've been contacted a few times by writers to use my quotes or for more information on them for articles.

 

But as far as the Q&A section popping up in a google search on water rights or the most important fiduciary duty, the site's SEO isn't that good.

May 03, 2020 09:25 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

If the question is public so are the comments.  Like others have suggested, I proceed in life as though everything I say and do is recorded in some fashion or another. 

May 03, 2020 08:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Peter Mohylsky. BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

It would take alot of searching before they would find your answer to a question,  

May 03, 2020 08:04 AM
Rainer
135,204
Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA
Builder

if they are public, yes.

May 03, 2020 11:54 AM
Rainmaker
5,764,561
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Eva,

Google is the least of my worries...inconsequential!  A

May 03, 2020 10:11 AM
Rainmaker
5,163,491
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Make it members only, and it won't be searchable by the public.

May 03, 2020 07:16 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

As far as I know if it's public Google gets it. Always wise to not say things online you don't want others to read

May 03, 2020 08:14 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I don't answer based on whether or not the question is private or public - it really doesn't matter.

Someone can easily snag a screenshot anyway so, answer as though the world is listening and you'll be fine!

May 03, 2020 04:20 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

We are all public figures and need to act accordingly.

May 06, 2020 01:56 PM