This is a great blog that really does a great job of explaining the ActiveRain points system. I was unaware of a few of these items and had no idea that I needed to enhance my profile content. This blog helped me and I hope by reblogging it that it helps you as well.
Hello, ActiveRain! :)
I get a lot of questions about the ActiveRain points breakdown and HOW to get them, so here's a guide about what's what for those curious(er and curiouser!)
The First Step
So, you just joined ActiveRain. Or maybe you’ve been on here for a while, and aren’t sure you’ve flushed your profile as well as you could have - are wondering if there’s more points you can get out of it. Are you feeling RUSHED to start cranking out those points? This takes all the worry out of feeling like you're late.. for a very important date!
♥100 pts for activating your real estate profile
♥ 100 pts for adding a primary phone number
♥ 50 pts for viewing your profile scoring summary - this is where you can keep track of what you’ve earned, too!
♥ 145 pts for short description in your profile. You're limited by the number of characters, so use them all.
♥ 1,500 pts for adding content to your About Me section
♥ 1,500 pts for adding content to your Certifications section
♥ 1,500 pts for adding content to your Testimonials section
On these, length matters! If you see you haven’t reached this max number, flush it out - talk more about YOU!
♥ 1,080 pts for uploading a HD Profile Photo - this is a photo that’s over 600x600 pixels!
♥ 750 pts for being a Speed Demonand writing your first blog in the first 48 hours of creating your profile!
♥ 500 pts for posting an ActiveRain success story!
The Day to Day
Woohoo! So you’re profile is super flushed out, and if you’ve done everything you’ve already got 7,225 points! Holy cow!
But that’s not enough - you know it, I know it - you want more. You may even say it's MADDENING!
♥ 25 pts for every blog comment you make. Make them meaningful. They need to be at least 50 characters! Keep in mind that ActiveRain is on Pacific Standard Time, so get those comments in daily between 12am PST and 11:50pm PST. (Pssst, that’s 1,750 pts per week!)
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t comment more than 10 times a day! Each comment you make has the potential of drawing that member back to your blog - much of our Community believes in a comment for a comment!
And per a secret algorithm on our site, you get extra points on your blog when people are commenting! This formula is super secret, but keep in mind there is a maximum amount of points you can earn for comments on your blog, and the first two comments won’t count for points.
♥ 200 pts for posting a blog that is over 50 words. You also get points for 10 a week, again Pacific Standard Time - Monday morning through Sunday night. But obviously, if you have it in you to post more than 10 blogs a week - do so! Even once you’ve exceeded your 10 for the week, you still get points if people comment on your blog. You still get points for people commenting on your blog!
♥ 25 pts if you also include your blog in a Channel!
♥ 100 pts if your blog is Featured! This elusive, coveted honor not only rewards you in points, but also features you on the first page of ActiveRain... that’s MORE comments! Woohoo!
♥ 25 pts if you re-blog someone else’s blog post. There’s a maximum of 10 re-blogs you can earn points for per week, but why not re-blog more? If you re-blog someone, they may re-blog you back, and yes.. there’s points for that!
♥ 25 pts if one of your blogs gets re-blogged!
♥ 10 pts for reporting a spam comment - up to 10 a day!
♥ 250 pts if someone accepts your Invite to join ActiveRain! On top of that, you will earn 10% of the points they earn.. FOREVER! So invite your Real Estate buddies, then share this guide with them. ;)
There are also BONUS POINTS, which you can earn by joining certain Groups (like Pay it Forward!), getting rewarded by us ActiveRain “Gods” as our members have so endearingly named us for random good Samaritan deeds around the site, and joining contests!
I hope this guide was helpful!
Don't get discouraged
if you see members with hundreds of
thousands of points, or even those
few who have hit the 1,000,000 mark!
You can get there too, hopefully a
bit easier now that you have a grasp
of the ActiveRain Points Breakdown..
Now get out there, earn those points, and Make it Rain!