ActiveRain’s Hit Router allows you to “opt-in” or “opt-out” depending on if you have an IDX and want to participate or not. What is IDX you ask? “IDX or Internet Data Display, is a program initiated by the National Association of Realtors which went into effect on January 1st of 2002. The IDX concept allows the members of an MLS system to display publicly, on their company or personal web site, all of the currently available properties for sale within that MLS system.”
Hit Router allows you to set this up by using the opt-in and opt-out options shown in the screens below.
The “Hit Router” will ONLY show up on your pages when LOGGED OUT of AR.
By default, the top of your screen will look like this:
(it appears this way on your Blog, your Posts, and your Profile)
If you decide to “opt-out” (which I can’t see why anyone would) your screen will look like this:
To opt-in or opt-out, just do the following:
1. Go to the “My Settings” page after you’re logged in.
2. Put a check in the box to show the Hit Router Search Box on your pages.
3. Un-check the box if you wish to “opt-out” and NOT show the Hit Router on your pages.
Once you enter your Title and the Link location of your site, just click update and you’re done. You can direct this link to any location of your choice. I recommend some type of lead capture site that helps you grow leads and business. This is really simple to do and should literally only take you seconds to setup. If you need additional help, feel free to contact any of the AR team and staff, we’d be happy to help assist you.
The Hit Router (Video) Whiteboard Explanation
Hit Router – How To Setup & Save Your Own Traffic