Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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I think this has been going on since the beginning of time. It's kinda like what Kenneth J. Jones was talking about with 'too much info in marketing' - if a post is too long or too comprehensive, people will read it (if it's not TOO long), nod their head, hit the 'like' button or not, and all good. They got the info, that's what's important. Also, our little brains have been haywired by too much texting and Twitter and our attention spans are gnat-like. There's that too! 3:)

Apr 30, 2016 07:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Many won't read long blogs, so they can't comment on what they don't read (although it still seems many do as comments don't line up with the blog content). 

Apr 30, 2016 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

People are all in a rush and often, perhaps you are getting views from mobile devices which are not always the best vehicle for commenting

Apr 30, 2016 09:33 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Most publicly driven posts will have more hits and less comments.

Short posts directed toward AR members will get more comments.

Apr 30, 2016 06:45 PM
Rainer
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DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

Too many takers, not enough givers.   Some only come to get what you offer in training or information.   It should be taken as a compliment that they visited your site even if they don't acknowledge you with a comment ! 

Apr 30, 2016 11:20 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I tend to agree with Candice A. Donofrio that people are migrating to the shorter posts so they can scan and run. That way they can leave a quick comment if they feel inclined. 

Apr 30, 2016 09:30 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

My most viewed post only got a few comments.  I think some posts that attract outside viewers might not attract comments - they're too shy or something!

May 01, 2016 06:14 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Life is often a mystery.  Why should ActiveRain be any different?

Apr 30, 2016 11:24 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

People seem to comment when it's fresh so to speak.

Some people just read & don't want to comment. Sometimes I can't, won't, don't have anything to say.

Apr 30, 2016 10:48 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Decades ago, when if you liked someone in the movies, you wrote a letter to the studio saying so. The more mail an actor got, the chances for stardom increased. Today, you life is just a "click" as in like, post, delete or share.

Apr 30, 2016 10:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

ditto to what Candice said......

Apr 30, 2016 08:20 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I spent nearly 2 years not blogging or commenting - I would read posts every day though. I think there are a lot of people who read and don't comment and if you notice, you don't see a lot of consumers commenting - but, they DO read our posts!

May 27, 2017 09:39 PM
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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

No clue.

May 13, 2017 05:15 AM
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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 get the most views from the neighborhood or City posts, and the Public doesn't usually comment, so few comments.

May 03, 2016 10:43 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I can open up a blog, get a 1/4 through it and not leave a comment.  I've read blogs fully and not had anything to say that would be of value, so I don't comment.

May 01, 2016 03:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

Maybe they comment on a post when they have something to say and/or the time to say it.

May 01, 2016 12:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have posts which have tons of views and not a ton of comments and I suspect they are public views, who don't tend to comment.

May 01, 2016 12:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Let me take a look at your blogs first.

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 Appears you average 15-20 comments per blog AND you respond to those who leave a comment.

I think the results you are receiving is good. 

What is your expectation regarding the number of comments?

Trying to associate views to comments, when we do not have all the info is an exercise of futility.

Apr 30, 2016 11:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Blog about your experience. 

Apr 30, 2016 10:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Some dont take the time to leave comments, i feel if you take the time to read a blog, let them know you were there, even to just say hello. 

Apr 30, 2016 10:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

People busy, or just passing through to see the content and the answers

Apr 30, 2016 09:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Consumers do not comment on posts. It is only AR members who comment.

Apr 30, 2016 09:40 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Hella. I should pay more attention to stuff like that, but I don't really pay much attention to the views.

Apr 30, 2016 07:43 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Bots are one type of viewer that does not leave comments.

Apr 30, 2016 05:08 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm not sure how it works in here. I did not know there is any relationship between number of comments and views. 

Apr 30, 2016 05:00 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® my market reports are for consumers. Some of my market report posts have more than 1000 views and no comments. 

Lead Generation in a different way, I guess...

Apr 30, 2016 04:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I think that many read and don't want to comment. A

Apr 30, 2016 03:12 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

People don't finish reading because they get un-interested in what was read.

Apr 30, 2016 01:03 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I thought that a lot of the views were bots crawling over the posts

Apr 30, 2016 10:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I've had more Likes than Comments every now and then ???

Apr 30, 2016 09:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Well the ideal is that you are getting lots of organic traffic from searches (and a bit from social media) and very few of them will leave comments.  So for strong articles that the public sees, there is often little correlation.

Apr 30, 2016 09:07 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Some people view and run is my guess Hella.

Apr 30, 2016 08:40 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Unless it's featured - but that's a whole different topic! 

Apr 30, 2016 08:38 AM