How to Feed Your ActiveRain Blog Directly to Facebook and Twitter - Get More Exposure for the Same Effort!

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Wow some of this stuff is really awesome... I can not wait until I can get them working to integrate all of our accounts!!!  The web is really an interesting place to have a pressence.  If anyone has any other helpful information or web-sites we would love for you to share them with us!!  The more the merrier!! Thank you and continue to have a blessed day!!! 

Original content by Jason Crouch 453249

I have been out of town for several days, having attended the RE Barcamp in Houston.  Before I left, I wrote a post about leads that I have garnered from AR along with other social media sites:

How I Managed to Receive Leads from ActiveRain, Twitter and Facebook!

I told my wife jokingly that I need to travel more often, since that post gained me an additional 53 subscribers!  I might need to go to Houston every month.  :)

At any rate, I promised the comments to write a post about how to automatically feed your AR blog to Facebook.  I also later received several emails and phone calls about this. I will do my best to make this easy to follow:

First, log in to Facebook.

Then, go straight to this page: http://www.facebook.com/apps/

In the search box on the Application Directory page, type in "blogcast".  It should bring up this application:

Add the Simplaris Blogcast application and set it up to capture your ActiveRain RSS feed.  Your feed for ActiveRain is easy - mine is http://activerain.com/blogs/jasoncrouch/rss (all of them here follow the same format.

Your Blogcast will show up under your Profile page and each update appears on your Wall.

There is another application there called "My Blogs" that you could use if you prefer.  Both Simplaris Blogcast and My Blogs serve pretty much the same function, the best that I can tell.

 

TWITTER

I also had some folks ask me how to get your posts to show up on your Twitter stream.  This is very easy to set up now, since the AR staff was kind enough to add this feature awhile back. 

 

 

 

Simply go to your "My Home" page on AR (this is found at the top right of every page):

Then, click on "My Settings":

You will then see this box:

 

Just fill in your Twitter Username and Password and make sure you click on the Update button to save your settings.  I wouldn't recommend tweeting your "members only" posts, but that's just me.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  I am happy to help!

You can follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/jasoncrouch

       

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If you're looking for a home in the Austin area, you can also visit my primary Austin real estate website at www.austintexashomes.com.  If you're interested in social media training, visit 210 Consulting. Thanks!

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Rainmaker
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Jeana Cowie
RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Paramus, NJ
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Elizabeth, Thank you again - I will print this one out as well. Love it!

Sep 24, 2010 04:36 AM #1
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Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

Our twitter stream from AR to twitter has been down since the first of the month.  Not sure it is back up yet but I just wanted to let you know so there is no frustration on why it isn't working if you try to set it up :)

Sep 24, 2010 04:39 AM #2
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Lori Bowers
La Quinta, CA
The Lori Bowers Group

This is a great idea- thanks so much. Just another tool.

Sep 24, 2010 04:44 AM #3
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Hi Elizabeth, A long time ago AR made it available to be able to send our blogs directly to  Twitter, which in turn, if you choose can send it to FB. All you have to do is check the box in the AR settings that will allow your post to be sent to Twitter. I do not allow member only posts. Of course this only works if you have a twitter account LOL. From Twitter my posts go directly to FB. I am not a techie by any stretch of the imagination as i cannot even remember how I set up my Twitter account to go to FB but it does. That being said, I noticed a few weeks ago that my AR blogs were not going to Twitter and then not going to FB. Bob Stewart said they were aware something had changed with Twitter and I don't know if it's been resolved. Now, when I post a blog, if I want to send it out, I post it on Linked in and then it automatically goes to twitter and fb.

Sep 24, 2010 04:47 AM #4
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Mona Stanfield
Dallas, TX - Dallas, TX
Elle Realty

Okay another great idea.  I will have to incorporate this into my AR, which I am going to join at the end of my free trial!

Sep 24, 2010 04:49 AM #5
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Diane Friesen
Century 21 Coastal Realty Ltd. - Surrey, BC

This is great information - I wondered how to connect to my blogs from Facebook - like you say double or triple the mileage for the same effort.   I just have to set up my twitter account now.  Thanks

Sep 24, 2010 05:43 AM #6
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Thanks for all the wonderful comments.  They are greatly appreciated.  Please join my fan page on FaceBook. The Diamond Group. or visit our website www.ringthediamonds.com

Sep 24, 2010 09:27 AM #7
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Catherine Chaudemanche - Edison & Central NJ
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I think the Twitter feed is broken...

Sep 25, 2010 09:49 AM #8
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Interesting Catherine, I'll look into that.

Sep 25, 2010 01:35 PM #9
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