Sunset Beach, NC and Beyond: Will "Top Contributors" REPLACE the Leaderboard? What about Community?

Will "Top Contributors" REPLACE the Leaderboard? What about Community?

 

Changes are evident whether we agree or not.  Top Contributors are all over the internet.    

 

It's a shame to see quantity win in this case though.

 

 Top notch doesn't always equal to Top Contributor, especially in the State of North Carolina.  

 

It's extremely hard to see someone who writes poorly is higher on the "Board" than Debe Maxwell and Craig Rutman ....

 

 

      You have seen the Pop Up on your home page.  "Top Contributors Announced!"  You are taken to a brand spanking new page, where the quantity of blogs posted over the past 12 months determines who gets to the top.

 

ActiveRain Top Contributors

 

 ActiveRain Top Contributors

 

       Top Contributors can also get a Badge to post their website.  The Badge has a backlink to your ActiveRain Blog Page.

ActiveRain Top Contributor Badge

 

    Compare the Top Contributors pages to the ActiveRain Leaderboard, where points from commenting, points from reblogs, points from contest, points from referrals, and other Community Involvement determine who makes it to the top of the page.

 

ActiveRain Leaderboard

 

 

     The question:

     Is Trulia going to phase out or abolish the Leaderboard, in order to encourage MORE blog posts from the Users?

     Will a larger number of Blogs be better for Trulia's SEO?  More blogs means more links, more keywords, and more relevant search results, which are all good for SEO.

 

     When a Big Corporation like Trulia buys out another company, like Market Leader, they already know what they intend to do with that company and its subsidiary companies.  Are the ActiveRain Website, and the ActiveRain Community, about to undergo some monumental changes?

 

     Que sera, sera.

 

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Comment balloon 6 commentsKaren Baker • June 19 2014 08:15AM

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Kerrie just responded on my Blog  (her comment is #68)

     "This is no way was created to replace the Leaderboard, we just added the Leaderboard link to the top gray nav bar which is prime real estate on AR's homepage.  I'm not sure why you would think that.

     We wanted to come up with a thank you and recognition for those who have been active in the last year.  If we went by all time, some of the newbies who have been kicking butt in the last year would not be recognized.  

     This has nothing to do with Trulia or a big company take over.  If you want to share the badge and be recognized as a top contributor please do, if you don't then please don't.  

     I say this because I was in on all the meeting regarding this launch and the conspiracy theories that have surfaced have me baffled. Your best interests are in my forefront. Always have been and always will be."

Posted by Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Thanks for the update Fred! 

"Congratulations to all for their recognition as top contributors"

Posted by Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses... (Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty) over 3 years ago

Hi again, Frank and Karen

     I just had a pleasant telephone conversation with Kerrie.  She will be posting a Blog about "Top Contributor" to explain it to the Users. 

Posted by Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Quantity verses quality just doesn't make any sense.....I don't care what kind of an explanation they come up with.....newbies need to pay their dues like the rest of us did.....sorry!  I blogged my A$$ off to get to 500,000 points to become a Rainmaker and not have to pay for it, they can do the same.  I'm all for newbies being recognized, but there has to be a better way!

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 3 years ago

Frank and Karen ,

 Thanks for the re-blog, when I am stretching I have seen a lot of blogs no merit, I will not do 20 blogs for the sake of blogging as I said I do like the 20 comments because I have found so many new people including you 2!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, Sitterle Homes (Sitterle Homes) about 3 years ago

Yolanda ~ We agree and love meeting new people like you too!

Posted by Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses... (Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty) about 3 years ago

Participate