Are you taking advantage of the social media options that ActiveRain is making available to you? Not sure? After you publish a public blog post, go back to that post and at the top you will see something similar to the below information (with your own blog title and contact information):
The pieces that are important for monitoring your social reach and for sharing are the "SHORT URL %" and the "Share:" options.
When you click on the "SHORT URL %" button an AR short URL appears like below. You need to highlight/copy that short URL code for the next step(s).
Now all you have to do is click on the "Share:" icons to share your information to FB, G+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, and over 290 other social media sites (click the orange plus sign next to the twitter icon to see the list).
If you want to track how many people outside of AR are clicking on that post (based on short code clicks), all you need to do is replace the long URL with the short code URL you copied above when you click on one of the "Share:" icons.
For instance, if you click on the Twitter icon, you change this URL:
To this URL and click Tweet
Everyday I share my public posts on Twitter this way and occasionally on FB, G+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest too. It works well with some of the other sharing options like FriendFeed, Tumblr, Delicious, and Reddit too.
You can view the number of Short URL clicks you are getting by going back to your ActiveRain "My Home" and clicking on "Traffic (Stats)".
Happy Social Sharing, Rainers!
~ Anita ~