Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor -  Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)

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Monopolizing?

The blog roll is composed of 20 slots per page.  Current limit is 10 posts per day per account.  Two people have each posted their 10 and then were stopped from posting further (or have already adapted to the new rules and knew they couldn't post more than 10).  One of the two bloggers is a 3rd party hired blogger and the other most likely has outsourced their blogging.  Neither currently leaves comments or otherwise participates in the site beyond using ActiveRain as a blogging host site.

If you accessed the blog roll at the absolute most perfect time, those two would have ONE PAGE of blog roll between them.  More likely they'll have part of a page and part of the following page.

Hardly burdensome to the members of this community to have to click one page to move past them considering just a short time ago it might have been necessary to click past 30-50 PAGES, not 30 to 50 POSTS, to get to something different.

Feb 02, 2022 04:53 AM
Rainmaker
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

UGH, well no one reads those posts anyway, and even 20 a day is a lot. Wherever we go in this business, there are those who will use bad manners. F em. LOL

Feb 02, 2022 03:22 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

If you're talking about two people experiencing the frustration of hitting that 10 post limit wall (Instead of the 100's we might have seen otherwise).  I hardly call that "monopolizing".

 

I call that a joyful viewing of a functioning breakage system in action, and it warms the very cockles of my Scroogian heart to see it.

 

Let 'em bash their heads against the wall, day after day.  G'head, slam at it morons.

Feb 02, 2022 04:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

My friend Candice A. Donofrio and I are on the same page!

Feb 02, 2022 03:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Admittedly some things are remembered a bit hazily but experiences on this planet continue to show me that change is part of everyday life.  I move on - not always without a grimace.   

Feb 02, 2022 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

HI Endre... not sure when  you posted this... but I just logged on a few minutes ago (about 8am, Eastern time), so I haven't seen anything yet. Will check it out.

Feb 02, 2022 04:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Just thinking out load.  Is there an advantage to listing 10 post in a row?  It seems like spam to me and, like others, I skip right over all of them.  Does their stuff show up more often in Google searches?  Why would people pay for 10 posts in a row?  If I start adding multiple posts per day, would that make my posts show up more on Google? 

It seems to me that writing good content that brings in multiple comments should rank much higher that multiple posts that are mostly ignored.  Is that the case?

Feb 02, 2022 08:50 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Endre Barath, Jr. I did not. For me, it is like turning my head and looking the other way when I see something I do not like. 

People will find a way to do what they want to do no matter what. It speaks volumes of their character.  

Feb 02, 2022 08:44 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

There are only 10 per day per member allowed now, thankfully! For them, every day is Ground Hog Day...copy-paste repeat...copy-paste repeat...copy-paste repeat...copy-paste repeat...copy-paste repeat...!

Feb 02, 2022 07:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

WOW! What an improvement over 40 PAGES.
Too many agents hire 3rd patties to pollute the environment. The moral to the story is "If you are not one of them, you give them advantage.'

Feb 02, 2022 05:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Endre,

I zip right past those posts. Obviously, their readers are Google bots.  Phil the groundhog is more interesting than these.  A

Feb 02, 2022 08:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

No, there is a loan officer that is posting old loan info & someone else posting market reports. Looks good to me.

Feb 02, 2022 06:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

No, haven't looked at it yet

Feb 02, 2022 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It (the long postings one after another) reminds me of the old buffalo herds traveling across the plains...

Feb 02, 2022 07:26 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Hi, Endre.

      I was thinking that if I had a large office, of say, 100 agents, I would get each of those 100 agents to join ActiveRain.   Then I could have each agent post their 20 blog limit.  They would use their own computer with a different IP address.   That way I could continue to get 2000 blog posts in a row and jam up 40 pages of ActiveRain.

     What do you think?

Feb 02, 2022 07:14 AM
Rainmaker
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Thats when I go to the blogs I am following. 

Feb 02, 2022 08:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Maybe I seem to be missing something perhaps?

Feb 02, 2022 08:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It is much better than pages and pages of the same blogger, even though there are a few that like to post many at once.

Feb 02, 2022 07:03 AM
Rainmaker
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

The limit on daily blogs by one blogger is an improvement.

Feb 02, 2022 09:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I must have missed them. 

Feb 02, 2022 09:09 AM
Rainer
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Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

If John has 20 listings and Mary has 1, is it because John is putting more effort into it?  Or is it because Mary is a victim and the system isn't working for her?

Is the solution for Mary to work harder to get more listings?  Or to complaint hat Bob is monopolizing the listing market?

You can write more blog posts so that YOU can monopolize the blog roll.  If your blog post are high quality, you might even help your business.

Feb 02, 2022 04:55 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

All I know is it's waaaaay better than it was!

Feb 02, 2022 10:59 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Guess I missed this!  Agree with so many of your responses. Personally, I don't have that kind of time.  I need to make a living.

Feb 02, 2022 10:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have to agree with you so much on this.

 

Feb 02, 2022 10:25 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I respect their desire to use AR for marketing their business.

Feb 02, 2022 10:11 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I did not see it, but then I don't look at the blog roll on a regular basis. 

Feb 02, 2022 02:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I don't get it.  I read what I want and ignore what is not of interest to me.

Feb 02, 2022 01:39 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 hadn't noticed! I look at those I follow when I can play in the Rain. Otherwise, I never watch the main blog roll. 

Feb 02, 2022 01:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The good part is they posted their 10 and moved on so real people can have their blogs seen now. The next day it repeats and teh saddest part for them is posting a blog and moving on misses the best part of AR which is the interaction of its members

Feb 03, 2022 05:24 AM