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

Reblogger Karl Peidl
Mortgage and Lending

Some great helpful tips from Jason Crouch...

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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Nancy Larson
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I followed Jason's advise and got three referrals in one week.  Something is working. And I jumped from the 13th page of M & T Bank in Google to the third page.

Nov 10, 2008 12:48 PM #1
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Jason Crouch
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WOW!  That is some amazing stuff from Nancy.  Thanks so much for re-blogging my post!  Have a great week -

Nov 10, 2008 02:11 PM #2
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Steve Hoffacker
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Karl,

Thanks for the repost. I some connection to Twitter but I don't think I know all of this. :)

Steve

Nov 10, 2008 03:35 PM #3
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Karl Peidl
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Nancy - That's great.  Was that through the use of Facebook, Twitter, or a combination of the two?

Nov 11, 2008 02:01 AM #4
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Karl Peidl
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Jason - Thank you for sharing this great information.

Nov 11, 2008 02:02 AM #5
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Karl Peidl
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Steve - I'm not using Twitter yet, just Facebook.  Now that Twitter is so easy to feed into, I'll definitely have to start using it.

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