Dave Martin (703) 585-4687, Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome (Fairfax Realty)

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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MOST of my highest ranking posts from AR were written & published before the 'like' button was even an option. So, 'likes' make absolutely no difference in your Google ranking.

I have received outside comments in the past but, I don't know if that is still possible or not. Even if it is, good content, using keywords is what will help you rank.

Apr 26, 2018 07:04 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I'm parked and learning - 

Apr 26, 2018 02:32 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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 I have no idea but have wondered about this subject from time to time. Parked, reading and maybe learning. 

Apr 26, 2018 02:43 PM
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PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
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I'm not sure if likes and comments have any impact on Google Rankings. However, I think anyone should be able to like and comment (then again, that might increase the likelihood of spam commentary, which AR doesn't seem to be able to completely prevent and/or fully control, yet). - Tim

Apr 26, 2018 02:25 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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As I read this my mind is thinking ... why would it matter? Who cares? Focus on writing good content and engage with the community.  

Apr 26, 2018 05:45 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Thanks for the question. I'm parked and reading.

Apr 26, 2018 04:16 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Wishful thoughts.

Apr 26, 2018 03:49 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

David,

I have no idea if it matters, and I am not about to just "like" for Google rankings.  When I hit like, I also comment as to why I like. I am not about to be reduced to a Google bots.  A

Apr 26, 2018 03:35 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I don't believe it has any impact. Public being able to comment might just lead to more spam on our comment section.

Apr 26, 2018 03:02 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I do not know about the Google juice of a like David Martin . I do not want public comments to my posts, I'd much rather they contact me by email if they have something to say about my post.

Apr 26, 2018 02:25 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I doubt that the likes have any impact on the algorithm and webcrawlers. That used to be called the Feature Button (the way members voted for Featured posts) and staff changed the name to be more current with other social media platforms. If it doesn't have an impact then there is no purpose in allowing the public to like, IMHO.

Apr 26, 2018 06:18 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes that is a good idea BUT ..... I believe they can FB like without being a member as we are out in Google.

Just a different 'like'.

Apr 26, 2018 04:38 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Unlikely, but if you have many likes you can get a feature and therefor more comments and views. 

Apr 26, 2018 07:27 PM
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Bob Crane
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I think that anyone can Like our posts, but I keep the commenting to members only, less spam that way.

Apr 26, 2018 07:05 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   IDK

   Nobody knows for sure

   No

Apr 26, 2018 06:48 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

unless you're a rainmaker, you'll get no google juice.... likes mean nothing...

Apr 26, 2018 04:49 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No idea...

Apr 26, 2018 04:14 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

good questions here...lets find out D.M.

Apr 26, 2018 06:10 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  Likes are an internal concept only.  I have yet to see comments do anything for SEO other than allow someone a way to get a backlink.

Apr 27, 2018 08:23 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would doubt it.

Apr 27, 2018 05:41 AM
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Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

As someone who has studied only enough SEO just to be dangerous, I'm going to say no. But that is a good question. SEO changes all the time, so who knows?

Apr 27, 2018 05:39 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

According to GOOGLE SEO manual, any engagement will elevate ranking on their service. 

However, the real issue becomes does AR conform to Google's protocols that allow this engagement factor to be recognized by Big G's dictates.

This is the same issue that impedes a national MLS, the local association will not agree to or fund to conform to a standard protocol, meaning convoluted data is the promised outcome.

I suggest AR is 100% compliant with 1990 protocols. 

No one should be allowed to vote, comment, like or hold an opinion who is not a validated and registered human being.

Likes and comments should come with an associated investment which is registration and confirmed profile. 

Now. we really need to nuke all things anonymous.

Apr 27, 2018 04:44 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Google says the number of Facebook likes does not sway the SEO rankings. AR likes is not going to be the exception for the big G. But on each of the platforms that display high like numbers it means engagement, worthwhile, popularity. For that split second you that are pretty darn busy make the decision to tap tap, swipe and scroll or not. More on how Google looks at likes, the thumbs up. Likes are a social signal endorsement. High likes increase trust in your brand.

Apr 27, 2018 03:03 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Good Question.  Parked and Reading!  Love all the knowledge imparted from everyone!

Apr 26, 2018 07:46 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

Debe Maxwell, CRS nailed this one!

Apr 27, 2018 05:42 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I think Barbara gave you a good answer.

Apr 27, 2018 05:16 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Not sure, but would like to see others answers. 

Apr 27, 2018 05:10 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

As far as likes it has no affect. But for comments, the comments then become searchable and the public can find the blog not just through the blog but through comments as well. 

Apr 27, 2018 05:05 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea

Apr 27, 2018 04:37 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Great question, thanks for asking.  

Apr 26, 2018 11:24 PM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
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Great question.

Apr 26, 2018 10:41 PM
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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

I don't believe they have any impact at all.

Apr 30, 2018 07:17 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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David Martin - LIKES on ActiveRain has NO impact on Google Ranking, to best of my knowledge.

Apr 27, 2018 09:34 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not really.

Apr 27, 2018 06:38 PM