With a little bit of programming magic, our very own @Edd Morgan has produced yet another invaluable tool for real estate investors everywhere.
This one pertains to our keyword alerts. In the past, if you were to set a keyword alert, you'd have no idea how frequently it will be used in the forums - you might be setting yourself up for zero notifications, or thousands.
For example, as a young padawan, I initially set up a keyword alert for both "Colorado" and "CO". Well, as you might imagine, "co" is used in many different ways - it can be short for "Colorado" or "Company", or used in something like "co venture, co investors, co _____"
If only I'd had a tool like this:
Now 340 alerts per month is pretty darn overwhelming for that particular keyword - especially since it may or may not pertain to my investing interests. This definitely was annoying for me the first time I logged back in and had 35 notifications and only half of them were relevant to me!
Seeing this, I might avoided that and simply changed my keyword to "Denver". Let's see what that comes up with:
123 keyword alerts per month is much more manageable. That means that 3-4 times per day, someone is talking about Denver on BiggerPockets. I definitely want to be alerted to those conversations and jump in so that I can better understand my market!
Anyways, I hope that you get a chance to play around with your keyword alerts! They might just be the single most powerful tool BP offers for the ambitious networker!
But, you guys keep it up and you're going to have to have classes on how to use BP! :)
Haha! Perhaps we should come up with an online class and title it something like:
@Brandon Turner could host this, or something just like it, covering different aspects of real estate investing every week on Thursday evenings!
We'd probably call it a "Webinar", and make sure to give everyone a chance to sign up for the weekly webinar.
See, what we really need is a paid session where a guru can teach us how to use Bigger Pockets most effectively...
Awesome! I see the alert number drops when you include an "extra keyword" as well. Huge help!
OMG, what have I created? ;)
What a great feature, thanks guys!
great feature, thanks!
awesome feature guys keep up the work!
What Is a key word ? and how does one use it. and what is this new thingee and how does one use it.. in plain English.. us old RE developer lenders are pretty thick when it comes to this we are too busy counting our money ! and living the life we deserve because we are real estate investors.
Cool, thanks for the hard work!
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