Social Integration

Real Estate Technology with ActiveRain

Our team has been hard at work developing a painless way to syndicate your content and stay connected.  May I introduce to you, Social Integration.  Sounds like a hard core rock n' roll band to me but it's something much more.

I hope all of you use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  Google + is a the new kid on the block but many of you are already using it so we've included it in our new development.  Liking and sharing posts on social networks is critical to your SEO.  Making your readers aware of not just your own but other worthy posts is a great idea too.  Please be aware of your own competitive dynamics and do so accordingly.  Please DO NOT like or share Members Only Posts.  Consumers cannot open the links and they are not displaying correctly on the social networks. 

Notice the Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn and Twitter buttons at the top of your posts, to the right of the Re-Blog Button:

These buttons will allow you to syndicate your blog content to any or all of the above listed social media outlets by clicking on them.  You can push your SEO power that much further by spreading your information to these major social networks outlets.

We've been experimenting and testing for weeks now to clear the problems we encounter so you don't have to.  But, just as with any new roll out, we ask you to let us know your experiences good or bad.

Want to feed your most recent post directly to Facebook?  Click "Mr. Thumbs Up" and you'll see:

*Facebook is currently grabbing any image of it's choice.  The majority of the time your profile picture will be chosen but not 100%.  If you do not like the way Facebook is displaying your link, please go direct to Facebook and upload your link manually.

Do your LinkedIn connections need to see your post?  You bet they do!  Click "in Share" icon and you'll see a window pop up:

Once you're ready to post to LinkedIn, click Share and you'll get a confirmation:

We are also testing the Facebook Recommendations widget on the homepage of AR; just another way to get on the front page:

Increase your traffic by expanding the reach of your blog.  Tweet your little hearts out, Google + til you can't stand it anymore!  We know how hard you work on your posts and we've made an easier time-saving way to feed your content to the world.  So do it!

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Comments (168)

Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Thanks AR...   just another reason AR is the best and a great reason to become a member if you aren't already.  Great job AR...  you're the greatest!!!

Aug 16, 2011 05:00 PM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Liking and sharing posts on social networks is critical to your SEO...


    Nikki, I work with a large SEO / SMO company based in Utah.  We are constantly hammering this point home with our Clients!

Aug 16, 2011 05:27 PM
Kathryn Acciari
Century 21 Real Estate - Shrewsbury, MA
Brand Ambassador and Business Coach

Very cool, and what a delightful surprise from AR!

Aug 17, 2011 12:25 AM
Dave Roberts
Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty - Healdsburg, CA

This is smart. Thanks for helping us leverage the work we do here. I know I will try to make my posts even more relevant and crisp if I can share them in more places easily. Nice move.

Aug 17, 2011 03:29 AM

I clicked on FB an LinkedIn and it published by blog 3 times on AR.  I will try it again.

Aug 17, 2011 05:46 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I have noticed those.  I have not even thought of using them for my own links.  I have always thought of them in terms of others liking them.

Aug 17, 2011 05:52 AM
Sheri Cambareri
Village Properties of Mineola, LLC - Mineola, NY

This is going to drag my broker into the 21st Century Kicking & Screaming!

Aug 17, 2011 06:44 AM
Hrisco & Associates
Hrisco & Associates - Roanoke, TX
Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods

Hi Niki, Kerrie and the gang, 

Saw this the other day when it was being rolled out over the weekend, but did not see any post on the matter, but started using them right away.  Yeah, I can finally suggest my own work.  This is fantastic and very timely as some have said.  This is my first chance to comment on the matter.  Keep up the good work and looking forward to other enhancements AR is rolling out in the future.  I got a doozie for you, have you looked into being able to integrate the wordpress platform into our AR blog, now that would be cool, would solve so many issues others keep talking about.  Thanks again for the add on, it's cool. 

Aug 17, 2011 10:38 AM
Ann Nguyen
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Truckee, CA
Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale

I just noticed the new buttons today on other rainers' blog and was jealous until I saw them on mine also. Needless to say...I am a happy camper now :-)

Aug 17, 2011 08:54 PM
Jon Quist
Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996

Thanks for this post. I love the new buttons, and started using them the first time I discovered them.

First I thought the buttons were the work of the AR poster I was reading, then a light clicked on above my head. Duh.

Aug 18, 2011 08:04 PM
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

I love this!  I share often on my facebook pages but do it manually!  This will come in handy and love the idea of being able to promote our blogs and others posts so much easier on LinkedIn and Twitter too!  Thanks AR staff for all your hard work!!!!

Aug 18, 2011 08:06 PM
JM Padron, CCIM, CCP
CCIM, CCP, International Commercial Broker

This is an excellent addition. I had requested to include activerain in its shared links.


Thanks again for your continuous development.


Aug 19, 2011 12:47 AM
Roger Johnson
Hickory Real Estate Group - Hickory, NC
Realtor - Hickory NC Real Estate

The biggest issue I see with it is that it should be at the bottom of the post, not the top and definitely not beside the headline competing for attention.

Aug 19, 2011 07:32 AM
Paula Monthofer
Realty Executives of Flagstaff - Flagstaff, AZ

This is really great! I am finally starting to use this site on a frequent basis and appreciate that the innovation came after I did. Any thoughts to integrate with Word Press? 

Thank you for providing such an amazing community. I am just learning way aroung but it already seems like a great neighborhood.

Aug 24, 2011 12:36 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Love the new buttons! Thanks for the update!

Aug 27, 2011 02:38 PM
Dale Taylor
Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois - Frankfort, IL
Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos

Appreciate this helpful information!

Aug 27, 2011 03:47 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

This is really really helpful, thank you.  I was wondering, and I realize this is probably an issue on my end to deal with but maybe someone knows the answer - when I like a post it links to my personal facebook page, but I want to link it to my business page - is there a way to do that instead of my personal grabbing it?  I tried to use facebook as my business page but it still didn't seem to work.

Aug 28, 2011 09:19 AM
Karen Sorensen
Lake and Company - Seattle, WA

Oh, the last post is a good question! But really this is great. Any chance you will eventually add Repost options to this feature?

Aug 29, 2011 07:02 AM
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

John & Kasey - At this time we have no way to automatically post to your business page.  If you would like your posts on your business page you will need to do it manually.  Good question and we hope to have this feature included in our next deploy if available.

Aug 29, 2011 07:06 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Thanks Kerrie, I'd love to be able to post directly to business. Right now I try to keep my personal facebook salesman-y free as much as possible, so I do all of that on my business page.  But, with that said, it think these are aweseome and extremely useful updates so thank you guys! -Kasey

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