Spam prevention
Rainmaker
2,751,119
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, it does a bit, provided it's public.  It helps even more if the commenters use some of your key words.  Even better if they vary the usage of them.

Apr 23, 2016 10:12 PM
Ambassador
4,762,416
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have heard that if the comments are relevant then it does.

One of the many reasons why AR posts gain more juice than most other blogging platforms.

Apr 24, 2016 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
3,501,278
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

That's a great question and I have no idea. I hope someone gives us the answer.

Apr 23, 2016 09:06 PM
Rainmaker
2,335,634
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers. I am not aware that comments add any juice.

Apr 23, 2016 07:46 PM
Rainmaker
3,681,941
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Parked And Reading -- because it feels as this could be the right answer.

Apr 23, 2016 06:44 PM
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4,306,997
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers  - I doubt very much.... 

Apr 23, 2016 04:27 PM
Rainmaker
5,394,326
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I used another agent's name in a comment on one of my listing posts, and that post of MY LISTING was on that agent's first page when Googling their name..... imagine googling another agent's name and finding MY LISTING AND MY BLOG WITH CONTACT INFO AND EVERY OTHER DAMN THING ON IT.... FIRST PAGE NO LESS.... I showed that agent the results...and I also told that agent that IF FOR NO OTHER REASON, START BLOGGING TO PUSH ME TO THE BACK OF THE BUS WITH YOUR NAME!!!!! 

She's a friend of mine and she absolutely DOES BLOG NOW.... I LAUGH THINKING ABOUT IT.... 

 

Apr 24, 2016 06:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,358,126
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Parked and reading. 

Apr 23, 2016 11:21 PM
Rainmaker
882,496
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nope - has to do with your content - and in G's case whether you paid them or not!

Apr 23, 2016 09:56 PM
Rainer
390,088
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

I believe it does.  Especially if tag words are used in the comments.

Apr 23, 2016 09:51 PM
Rainmaker
2,887,471
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I've seem comments come up on search results.  

Apr 24, 2016 11:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It likely depends upon the programming and notifications.

Apr 24, 2016 10:25 AM
Rainmaker
776,222
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I like Debbie Gartner 's answer - let's educate our audience as to how to comment properly for more Google juice!

Apr 24, 2016 08:57 AM
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4,264,272
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Haven't a clue but what Debbie Gartner said makes sense. 

Apr 24, 2016 08:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,307,492
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Not that I'm aware of.

Apr 24, 2016 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
4,798,831
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have no clue.  Reading others opinions, now.

Apr 24, 2016 05:46 AM
Ambassador
3,713,512
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I have no idea!  But it makes sense that it might.

Apr 24, 2016 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,581
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I really do not know

Apr 24, 2016 04:31 AM
Rainmaker
788,866
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

Don't know the answer to this important question, but following the responses.

Apr 24, 2016 02:49 AM
Rainmaker
5,892,599
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Not that I have seen.

Apr 24, 2016 02:05 AM
Rainmaker
822,450
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Does this not depend on the search engine in question?

Pertaining to big G - they are in the process of changing the rules right now.

Wade through the google gobbly-gook here.

The coinage of the kingdom now is 'sharing' instead of activity. Sharing is defined as G+ and links to other content. (Adding Social Plugin buttons to your site (for example, Google "+1" buttons) allows your users share content to social networks directly from your site. Your social plugins data shows you which content is being shared, and on which networks.)

If only that FACEBOOK  share icon worked properly on Active Rain.

have no idea what Bing is doing.

Apr 24, 2016 01:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,523,816
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Ronald Gombach really seems to understand Google, he had a very detailed answer.

Apr 24, 2016 12:24 AM
Rainmaker
315,637
Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

It seems that most think this doesn't add juice.  But what about a post that gets re-blogged?  I would think *that* has to help.  Any gurus know the answer?

Apr 24, 2016 12:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,917,576
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Not all of the answers agree

Apr 24, 2016 12:12 AM
Rainmaker
3,961,812
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I don't believe it does.

Apr 24, 2016 12:06 AM
Rainmaker
2,558,650
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I want to know this too...then again, ignorance is bliss

Apr 24, 2016 12:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,411,927
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers I don't really know, but I will go along with Debbie Gartner and Ronald Gombach 's responses.

Apr 23, 2016 11:49 PM
Rainmaker
3,185,198
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I think it would, but who knows as they change their croteria so much. 

Apr 23, 2016 11:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,593,132
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I would not believe so, otherwise the author could load up a post with lots of bogus comments. Kind of like those in AR Land who <Like> their own posts...HEY People, it doesn't work and you look like glutens!

Apr 23, 2016 10:52 PM
Rainmaker
573,631
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

It would be nice if an AR staffer would step in and clarify this for all of us.

Apr 23, 2016 10:41 PM
Rainer
229,778
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Nope - not at all

Apr 23, 2016 10:21 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,941
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know the answer.

Apr 23, 2016 10:08 PM
Rainmaker
3,643,167
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Without a clue and wondering!

Apr 23, 2016 10:02 PM
Rainmaker
3,482,509
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

will be interesting to see the answers.

Apr 26, 2016 11:57 PM
Rainmaker
4,390,335
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 think so, it is a content.

Apr 25, 2016 11:39 PM
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3,985,357
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have also heard it can help boost the post if there are keywords used. That is one reason we like good activity.

Apr 25, 2016 12:41 PM
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2,209,980
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Great question. I'll have to read the answers. 

Apr 24, 2016 04:58 PM