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Rainmaker
1,722,826
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I knew Barbara Todaro held the key to the secret of algorithims!

Jun 13, 2016 03:28 AM
Rainmaker
2,817,665
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

They wrote about this a while back when they added this feature.  They gave generalities, and no specifics.  It is NOT determined by staff (nor ambassadors).

It's a daily algo based on a combo of factors that are meant to show engagement.  I think it was a combo of blog posts written, comments received, comments given, thumbs up received (for blog posts and comments).  I believe it is done/changes daily.

Jun 13, 2016 09:00 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Tony and Suzanne,

I like being featured on AR.  However, that is not my primary reason for being here.  I don't really care to find out what their algorithm is or who is in charge of being featured, and I feel the same way about Google's algorithms.  Those who are interested in hearing what we have to say read and follow, those who aren't don't.  This platform in my opinion is not a popularity contest.  A

Jun 13, 2016 01:51 AM
Rainmaker
5,096,366
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have no idea and have never really given it any thought. Mostly I blog for the public and if anyone in AR wants to follow me that's great, but that's not my primary audience.

Jun 13, 2016 12:54 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

from what I understand, there are several ambassadors who have been selected to determine featured posts.... 

Jun 13, 2016 12:37 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Who is on the list?

 

Jun 13, 2016 12:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,237,495
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Manually read by staff most has to do with promoting AR .....

CALIFORNIA is a big state. Those with most points( multi-miilionaires) many of their features are not featured.

 

Jun 13, 2016 12:17 AM
Ambassador
4,656,976
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I have no idea.  I need to check back on this and read all of the answers, as I don't have time to do it right now.  Very good question!  How do we see whom these members are that are suggested?  I would be curious as to who they are and if they truly are worth following.

Jun 15, 2016 08:37 AM
Rainmaker
2,233,660
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Nina is right, blog to the audience out in the real estate wild blue yonder and worry less about the colleague connection. Yes social networking is fine but hang around the AR water cooler too long and you start seeing listing, sales drop. Work, stay humble, do a better job of describing your area events, the local property listings only you can promote oh oh so well if you put your shoulder into it... push and promote your area, your real estate listings. 

Jun 13, 2016 10:38 PM
Rainmaker
7,792,584
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I am not familiar with this process.

Jun 13, 2016 10:01 PM
Rainmaker
987,152
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Get in good with the Ambassadors - so says Barbara Todaro

Jun 13, 2016 09:17 PM
Ambassador
3,160,209
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I love the idea.  How I wish it had existed when I arrived.  I love learning from people where and experience is a great teacher.

Jun 13, 2016 03:07 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have heard about this but don't know how it was determined. When Kerrie was here she posted members on a rotation basis the Home Page as an introduction to newer members and others.

Jun 13, 2016 12:53 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If you figure it out let us know.

Jun 13, 2016 11:10 AM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have not seen the list, so guess it hasnt included or affected me.  Im starting to think im on the do not feature list for new agents, old agents and such

Jun 13, 2016 11:04 AM
Ambassador
2,679,349
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Swiped the idea from Twitter?

Jun 13, 2016 09:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,390,113
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Interesting question. Most of us are willing and able to get our followers organically. 

Jun 13, 2016 08:23 AM
Rainmaker
634,482
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I knew nothing of this list until your post.

Jun 13, 2016 07:17 AM
Ambassador
2,166,567
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

If that is being done, I think it's wrong!  I think members need to dive in and engage to determine for themselves who to follow, based on their interests.

Jun 13, 2016 07:10 AM
Rainmaker
292,635
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I agree with Nina . I blog to connect with the public at large and show them that if and when they are looking to buy or sell they find me and know a little about me , how I do business and my competency level to help them.

Jun 13, 2016 05:50 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I haven't a clue.

Jun 13, 2016 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,498,438
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Never thought about it.

Jun 13, 2016 03:35 AM
Rainmaker
4,554,044
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I seem to remember a long time ago that I would receive a version of the ActiveRain Daily Drop that had a featured or highlighted member but it's been years since I was "new".   

Jun 13, 2016 01:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

They are selected automatically and/or manually depending on how the program code was designed.

Jun 13, 2016 12:29 AM