How to link on Active Rain

Real Estate Agent with The Berkshire Group Realtors

Linking between blogs is a great way to reference other material that relates to a blog.  Links can be used both in the actual blog of the comments of a blog.  You can link to anything published on the web, that could be on Active Rain or any other page with a URL.

How To Link

The mechanics of linking are simple. 

  • First navigate to the page you want to link too.  Cut & paste the URL so it is on your clip board.
  • Highlight the text on the page you want to use as the "linking text".  To Highlight that means take your cursor, go over the words while you are holding the mouse right click button down. Release the "right click" button and you will see your words highlighted.
  • Next click on the "chain link" in the bar at the top of the box. You will see a link and a broken link (side by side).  Use the link. NOTE: if you have "pop up protection" on you computer, you will need to hold down the control key as you are clicking the link button. That will over-ride the pop-up.
  • A new dialogue box will appear.  It looks like this:
  • dialogue box

In this box you will put the URL in the box where it say Link URL

click insert.

The box will close.  When it does you should see the text on your page with a hyper link.

(the text you highlighted will be underlined)

If it is you did it right.  If not, you need to start over.

Good luck!

Kristal Sells Denver Real Estate ~ this is a link to my website.  See how easy it is to link now!  Happy Linking to all! And to all a good night!


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Kaleb Kunz
Logan, UT

Great article: here's my go at it: Utah Real Estate

May 26, 2008 04:17 PM #21
Doug Fritchie
DOUG FRITCHIE-Silver Legacy Properties,Inc. - Portland, OR

Hey Kristal~Thanks for that tidbit of information. Every little bit helps.

May 26, 2008 05:51 PM #22
Richard T. Dolbeare
Keller Williams Realty - Lihue, HI
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist

Thanks Kristal!  It's one of those things I hadn't thought to do in the past.

Jun 11, 2008 12:07 PM #23
Mott Kornicki
• Waterway Realty, Realtors® • Broker • South East Florida • - Miami Beach, FL
Waterway Realtors, Notary Public




It works!

I hear ya!

Jun 11, 2008 12:18 PM #24
Cristal Drake
Prudential California Realty - Fullerton, CA
Realtor - Fullerton Real Estate

Thanks for pointing out the seemingly simple.  I always get overwhelmed by technology but then someone actually just points out how to do it and it was so simple all along!  Thank you!

Jun 11, 2008 12:23 PM #25
Carol Rondinelli

Thanks Kristal for this information - - I needed it!

Jun 11, 2008 12:31 PM #26
Laura Sellers
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.;, EXPERT IN AUBURN REAL ESTATE SER... - Auburn, AL; Auburn, AL Real Estate

Thanks for the information!

Jun 11, 2008 01:35 PM #27
Pam Holzem
The FireStar Realty Group - Hastings, MN

OK, I'm going to try this and see if ths old dog can learn a new trick.

What do you know, there's hope for me. Thanks for sharing.

Jun 11, 2008 01:44 PM #28
DeAndrea "Dee Dee" Jones
Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc. - Manassas Park, VA
The NorthernVARealEstateLady & DMVRealEstateChick

Thanks for the info, This is a tool often forgotten when going back and forth.

Jun 11, 2008 02:19 PM #29
Christopher Rich
HomeStyles Real Estate - Fairfield, CT
Jun 11, 2008 05:54 PM #30
Aida Pinto
United Associated Brokers - Downey, CA
Real Estate Broker (562) 916-3237

Wow---this was posted back in 2006 and I just found it--

Jun 11, 2008 06:47 PM #31
The Dunn Team Real Estate by The Book
Exit Realty Tri County - Acworth, GA

Just what I needed! Thank you so much!


Jun 18, 2008 10:36 PM #32
Michael Sahlman - Keller Williams Realty - Miami Beach, FL
e-PRO - Miami Beach Florida Luxury Homes

Thanks again Kristal.

Jul 07, 2008 06:54 PM #33
Maya Thomas LLC, Broker
Key West, Key Haven, Geiger, Sugarloaf, Cudjoe, Summerland - Key West, FL
Key West FL Historic Old Town Estates, Bungalows

Thank you very much!

Jul 28, 2008 03:45 PM #34
Mike Davis
Keller Williams Realty, Augusta Partners - Evans, GA
Realtor, Selling Buying Homes Fort Gordon, Hephzibah, Augusta, Evans

Thanks Kristal, you are the best I will try it right NOW


Sep 29, 2008 01:16 AM #35
Scott Mazza
Stewart Title of California - Ventura, CA

Thanks Crystal. i was trying to figure that out last Saturday. I appreciate the lesson.

Sep 29, 2008 08:08 AM #36
Mike Davis
Keller Williams Realty, Augusta Partners - Evans, GA
Realtor, Selling Buying Homes Fort Gordon, Hephzibah, Augusta, Evans

Thanks Crystal, I have been trying to understand how to link and you have made it perfectly clear!!!. I will to it today

Thanks again


Sep 30, 2008 07:57 AM #37
Leslie Hampton
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Eagle, ID
Realtor, Boise and Eagle Idaho Homes

Thank you so much! Now I need to get to work on my links!

Dec 01, 2008 06:03 AM #38
Tracy Larkins
Phoenix Realty Co., LLC - Bridgeton, MO
Real Estate

Thanks for sharing!

Nov 27, 2009 10:36 AM #41
Joel Weihe
Realty World Alliance - Wichita, KS
Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits

How can you insert email links. Like "contact me" and pulls up email with your address. I've noticed some sites have that option in the "isert/edit" link box.

Nov 08, 2011 10:42 PM #42
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