ActiveRain Social Sharing & Short URL Clicks

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 anitaclark160@gmail.com

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 ~ 

Comments (91)

Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

That is when you know your social media marketing is working...kudos to you Tammy!

Jan 31, 2015 05:01 AM
Susan Nealey
Coldwell Banker Realty - Annapolis, MD
No Pressure! Ever!

Thank you so much for this information.  I was sharing.  Although I must admit that when I share on fb, there is a creepy little guy's photo that gets attached to my blog.  Not sure how to get rid of him or even who he is!!

Feb 01, 2015 06:40 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

That is odd, Susan. Have you tried clearing your browser cache?

Feb 01, 2015 06:53 AM
Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate
Results Real Estate 801.580.5624 - Draper, UT
Broker, Results Real Estate

I need to find out why my computer won't allow the share buttons to populate... I've been grabbing the short URL and cut/pasting it myself. Not a big deal but it would be nice to have the ability to post from my post.  Glad I saved this to remind myself that I need to work on this.  Thanks! 

Mar 03, 2015 01:13 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate I sometimes have that problem with MIE. Try using Chrome.

Mar 03, 2015 06:29 AM
Michele Milic
Realty ONE Group ~ 702.419.5359 - Las Vegas, NV

I was just looking for info on short URL links and how to use them...

Bookmarked!

Btw, after being somewhat active on AR last few months, I'm starting to realize that every time question needs answering there a few people who are more than happy to share their knowledge.

Thank You Anita.

Jun 15, 2015 07:35 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Michele: That is one of the great things about AR, you can always find someone willing to share. 

Jun 15, 2015 09:27 AM
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Anita Clark I always well almost always(I wait sometimes for a prime time for reader) click and Post my posts on my social media pages, first Twitter, then LinkedIn and Pinterest, I then post my post with the shortened URL on my Facebook business page..good stuff

Cheers, have a fun and successful day!

Aug 31, 2015 02:30 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Way to go, Fred. You have a great handle on the use of short URLs.

Aug 31, 2015 02:53 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Anita Clark social sharing is always good - we can promote our posts on different platforms - and it's been easy!

Great  post!

Aug 31, 2015 02:41 PM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I completely agree, Praful. It is very easy to do.

Aug 31, 2015 07:42 PM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Thank you Anita for this post.  I will need to utilize the short URL more.  Much appreciated for this info!

All the best.

 

Sep 02, 2015 03:45 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Never a problem, Gloria. Have a great week!

Sep 02, 2015 08:57 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Anita - Thanks so much for sharing this information. You have done a great job explaining how to share our Active Rain posts.

Dec 22, 2015 08:15 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

It is easy to do and is something we all need to do more of. Thanks Troy.

Dec 22, 2015 10:34 PM
Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
South Florida Residential Real Estate

Hi Anita Clark . Thank you again for directing me here. Writing is one thing and understanding how to make our posts seen and opened is another. 

Jun 30, 2017 06:29 PM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

You are very welcome, Janice. I think in the grand scheme of things, writing our content is the easy part. I hope this mini-tutorial helped.

Jul 01, 2017 12:33 PM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Thanks for the very informative explanation. From now on, I will be sharing more on social media to increase my reach.

Jul 02, 2017 04:10 PM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

You are very welcome Dave. Sharing your articles on social media is a great way to get more exposure.

Jul 03, 2017 05:43 AM
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

Thanks for explaining how to do that. It's amazing what little tips and tricks are already imbedded in things we use every day that we just don't know about until someone explains it. Thanks so much for sharing!

Oct 02, 2017 06:08 AM