It's just Badges & Points to keep the Bloggers happy since the Point system is skewed Dramatically to favor them (Active Rain Syndrome) and a Candy in the window approach to drive the Sites Traffic numbers up by encouraging Post a lots...
Do ya really think Consumers are so Stupid these meaningless Badges from a RE Site that pushes itself as a Lead Generator for Agents would matter to them? Please do not make the mistake of insulting the intelligence of the Public...Leave that to Trulia
Kyle I think ya might be interested in Reading this Trulia Blog from the last "VIP Point Update", it may inform you a bit about how much Trulia really cares about Non-Bloggers or arbitrarily just taking your Points away whenever they feel like it..http://www.trulia.com/blog/discovertrulia/2010/04/vip_score_
You can also search VIP points in the Advice Search and find many discussions about the (Value lol) of the VIP Program/Badges...
It's a Bogus Point Program to Benefit Trulia by attracting new Agents with Candy and to drive up Site Traffic ...If you like Badges or think potential clients are impressed by Badges then by all means get one but if you are interested in Rewards that have some kind of real meaning....This ain't one of them
If people receive Traffic (By which I'm guessing you leads like Trulia tells Agents they'll get..7,000,000 Consumers, buy PRO double your leads ROTFLOL) I'm not thinkin it's because of the Stupid Badges
POSTING HONEST REPLIES ... BEING HELPFUL TO THE PUBLIC WHO ASK QUESTIONS OR HAVE CONCERNS..,That may get ya some "Traffic" IMHO but if ya just want Points or Badges then Post SPAM Blogs cause that's where the VIP Points are.
My question to Brad would be what do ya really think is providing you with Web Traffic...Your Answers/Contributions or the Badge?
I've seen ya around, my opinion would be your Contributions and IMO you'd get the Same Traffic without a Badge. Do ya think that's an inaccurate observation/opinion?