Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): Cloning ourselves on ActiveRain - what's the word?

Cloning ourselves on ActiveRain - what's the word?

2 heads are better than one


I see that we can join up more than once, and essentially be "cloned" here on ActiveRain.  In my area I see a few people doing this and it doesn't seem to hurt as a way of marketing yourself.  I was just wondering what is the feedback on this practice?  What do the AR gods have to say?

I can see the Localism advantage of being at the top of the stack for more than one town.  Why not be perceived as an expert in two or more areas, especially if they are geographically close, and it's all part of your "territory"? 

Are any of you doing this?  What are your thoughts? 


 If 2 heads are better than 1, would 3 heads be even better?  Where do you draw the line?

This example of duplicate listings is not to be confused with duplicate MLS listings, which was another topic I brought up.

Thanks in advance for thinking about this and responding.

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Comment balloon 11 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • November 01 2007 12:16PM


Georgina, of course I can only speak for myself.  I do not agree with the practice simply because common sense dictates that it would be difficult to post original content on each profile.  That would dilute the quality of the content on Active Rain.  That being said, however, if a person has 2 (or 3 or 4) profiles and wants to knock themselves out writing quality, original posts for each, I say, more power to them.  I have one profile and find it hard to keep up with. =)
Posted by Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873), GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay | (eXp Realty LLC) almost 12 years ago
I agree that there will be some duplicating content....and therefore trying to game the system... Otherwise, like Maggie said...if it's quality content on each...knock themselves out.  Why aren't they just posting to Maui county and not cities anyway?  I gotta go look at this.
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) almost 12 years ago
I've asked "ActiveRain" about this issue and they say that it is frowned upon
Posted by Christina Williams. REALTOR® TN property search & local insights (First Realty Company) almost 12 years ago
Okay, thanks for the responses.   I too think it's kind of hokey, but if everyone else was doing it.....
Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 12 years ago
I am not aware that anyone else is doing it, but I like the comment by Sally above here,  to just work on an county and not cities. I live in an area of five cities that run into each other ...I push Lake County but I am Listed as Leesburg, Fl..MMMMMMMM no, I don't have time for more than one of me if I have to do the work of both!!!
Posted by Mike Norvell Sr, Norvell Consulting Group (Morris Williams Realty) almost 12 years ago
Mike - they do it here on Maui.  some just plain clone themselves, and some are more creative.  Maybe it's just another way of competing with oneself.   hahaha
Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 12 years ago

I think it is a good exercise for us to have to identify our city when we sign up for ActiveRain, and we have some flexibility.  For example, we could use our office location or our home location.  Localism posts can be made on a county level.  If I noticed that someone was commenting on their own posts, to game the system, or duplicating posts under two identities, I would lose all respect for them.

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

I have been told from someone who had contacted AR about multiple accounts, they said there is no policy against it.  You just have to have a different login.

Here is a scenario, a brokerage has multiple areas they do business.  I will use myself, my brokerage specialises in 3 different areas of real estate.  We do residential, mortgages, and commercial.  As far as I know we are allowed to have a login for each real estate area.  I primarily use this account. 

Having an account for each area does provide different visibility on the web.  If it is not allowed, I would like to know.  I do not want to break any rules, but I have an email saying it is okay from another member.

Posted by Ernie Cabrera, Real Estate America (REAL ESTATE AMERICA - Ernie Cabrera) almost 12 years ago
Ernie - I didn't realize you were doing it too.  How's that working out?  Now you have to make 3 blogs?   Do you ever suffer from an identity crisis?  : )
Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 12 years ago

I don't see having more then one profile a bonus. I can't type enough to keep up with one. I work the whole island, tomorrow is Lahaina. Yet Wailuku and Kahului is my area of expertise. I suppose it is up to the individual in charge. Between all my other duties, active rain is low on the must do list. I rather be with animals or guitars.


Posted by Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner (Jeff Griffin LLC ) almost 12 years ago

Jeff - I know what you mean.  Who's got time to be doing double duty on here? 

You know what would be really lame?  To clone yourself, then invite yourself to join so you can get more points added for your clone's activity.  Imagine if we all did that!  lol 

I hope you have a good time over on "the other side", and write 'em up.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 12 years ago

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