Inserting a LINK Into a Comment or a Blog in ActiveRain

Reblogger Lynn B. Friedman
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...

Dear Readers -

Belinda Spillman offers other members of the ActiveRain Community easy to understand lessons for increasing technical skills. Here is another important one: ADDING LINKS!


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Thanks for your efforts for our Active Rain Community, Belinda!


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Original content by Belinda Spillman CRE# 40005863

This month I am hosting an ActiveRain challenge and I happened to notice that some folks are having difficulty inserting a link back to their blog in a comment.  This is the easiest way to track entries when hosting a challenge.  When the participant does not provide a LIVE Link back to their entry, it causes lots of extra steps for the person hosting the challenge.  


This is also helpful when writing a post about something that you want to reference on the web.


Let's say you are writing about the Rocky Mountain National Park.  


It is helpful if you provide a link to an external website so that the reader can gather more information about your blog subject.


Hopefully these steps will help those who still need a little clarification when it comes to inserting a LIVE link in their post.


If you want to generate a link to Your Blog, click on My Blog.


Here you will see a menu of recent blogs you have posted.


Right Click on the post you want to generate a link to.

Scroll down to Copy Link Address.


This information will be stored in your Clipboard for future use.


Go to the comment you want to create.


In the comment dialog box, click on the link symbol.


A dialog box will pop up.


On the URL line, right click and PASTE your link.

This is the address stored in your clipboard from earlier.

Link Insert

The program automatically fills in the URL address in the next field titled "Text to Display".  You can either let it auto populate, or you can change the wording in that field.  Make sure not to alter the link data in the URL field.


Leave TARGET to NEW WINDOW.  This lets the person keep your original post open while being able to view your outside link.


The Live Link will be highlighted in Blue and the text will be underlined.  This is an indication that your Live Link was inserted correctly.


Now you are ready to start linking to outside posts and resources.


Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate
Managing Broker/Owner

(303) 884-2026




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Leslie Currle
Alcova Mortgage LLC - Luray, VA
With you, every step of the way

Helpful info and great re-blog.  Thanks!

Dec 15, 2017 10:50 AM #1
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Lynn B. Friedman Thanks for the very good comprehensive report about inserting a link into a comment or a blog in ActiveRain.

Dec 15, 2017 04:10 PM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

This a good little tutorial for those who didn't previously know how to insert a link, Lynn.  Great choice for a reblog.

Dec 19, 2017 01:37 PM #3

Nice article

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