ActiveRain Domains and Blogs - The AR Staff "LIVE" and Uncensored

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ActiveRain ActiveBlogs

Will they compete?  Will they compare?  What is the difference between a WordPress Blog by Yahoo, a Blogspot or Blogger Blog by Google, and an ActiveRain Outside Blog?  Is there an advantage to either one? Which is the best for me?  Why would I even care?  A Blog is a Blog is a Blog... right?  Here's one way to find out.

Come join the ActiveRain Staff tomorrow to find out more about the hottest topic spreading around the web right now.  Jon, Bob, Rich and myself are hosting the RAIN Radio show (back from it's dormant state of hibernation) and will be unleashing the fury, tips, secrets, and vision of the NEW ActiveBlogs offered by our very own ActiveRain.

Watch out WordPress, step aside Blogger, new kids are in town.

(WordPress and Blogger have refused to comment...)

Call in to the show, join our chat session live with Elizabeth Nieves, follow along live from your computer, or just miss the show and go on having questions and confusion about Individual and Group Blogs. (just kidding) We'll also record the program and place it in this post later for those who can't make it.

Do us a favor and yourself one too, come find out what it's really all about and ask your questions, share your thoughts, vent your concerns, get answers from those who have them.  You can also leave any comments here that you'd like us to address.  This will be very educational and informative, I sincerely hope you can join us.

This Friday, Jan. 30 - 11:00am PST - 2:00pm EST. 

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Comments (79)

Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

Awwwww, I missed the radio show.  I had promised the kids to take them to Chuck E Cheese and so I got to play games and eat pizza all day today.  It was a blast, but I feel like I missed work.

Jan 30, 2009 06:30 PM
Anonymous
Steve Mattison

Brad, loved the show, you, Elizabeth and NotBrad are great.  Still needed help and you called afterhours and provided above and beyond the call of duty, two snaps & a twist plus kudos Man, Thanks for getting an old dog into a new trick so quick!

Jan 31, 2009 02:06 AM
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Jay Thompson
Zillow - Seattle, WA

Carol Fox - the domain name you're using for your Point2 blog - CarolinasRealEstateTalk.com - is redirected (and masked) to the domain that blog is actually on (http://www.carolinasmalltownliving.com). Because of that redirect, CarolinasRealEstateTalk.com will never show up in the search engines as Google doesn't index redirected / masked domain names. That CRET.info shows up in searches and not CRET.com has nothing to do with "the Power of AR", it has to do with how your domain names are set up.

Also, because one is .com and one is .info, they are different domain names.... but since one is masked (the .com) it will nver show up.

Jan 31, 2009 02:30 AM
Dom Naidoo
Westside Properties - Venice, CA
Malibu to the Marina Real Estate

sad to hear i missed it live! But will definitely catch the recorded shows. Thanks for the help with my html issues! All the best Brad.

Jan 31, 2009 02:43 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Jay - thanks for pointing that out, you're a good man!  :-)

Jan 31, 2009 04:19 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Virginia - raindexing will definitely help google find your posts, topics will too, but they're going to find them anyway! :-)

Jan 31, 2009 04:21 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

If anyone is near Redwood City tonight, stop by and say Hi to us.  Debra (my wife) and I will be there as she is perfoming with Skynnyn Lynyrd, a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute Band.  It's a really BIG show and her first with them.  Gotta run now and catch the tour bus, here's some info if you can make it....

Live at the FOX Theatre

Meet The Band

My Sweetheart

Jan 31, 2009 04:27 AM
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS

Brad - I checked out the band website - very cool - I suppose Mesquite is too small of a venue for them to ever come here - congrats to Debra and her beautiful voice.

Jan 31, 2009 05:43 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Virginia - we're gettin on the tour bus in an hour, I'll ask them if we can stop by and do a show there for ya while we're out.  :-)))  You know, if you leave now, you could still make it to San Francisco in time.  :-O

Jan 31, 2009 05:51 AM
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS

I am going to Walmart, if the produce is not good today, I will just keep on going and see you tonite.  :)

BTW - back to business:

Remember that when you helped me upgrade my outside blog - we discovered that I had accidently created several outside blogs?  You and Bob got rid of them.

Well!  I noticed yesterday that several of my AR posts didn't go to the upgraded outside blog.  I went in and edited, the individual blog was checked, but they weren't there.  I must have previously checked the box for the outside blogs that we deleted.

So I unchecked the Individual Blog box, re checked it and then they went to the outside blog.  Some of these contain my special keywords.  That would explain why I am not getting the juice to my Outside Blog for those keywords.

I am going to manually check each post that I want on the outside blog, check and uncheck the box.

So you might want to let Bob know, in case others messed up as bad as I did and had multiple outside blogs set up with no active url as I did.

He may not know that you have to fix each post manually to correct this specific error to get posts to the outside blog.

Jan 31, 2009 06:16 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Virginia - we are hoping to add an element whereas you could go in and select multiple or all posts you want to show on your outside Blog.  When you create a new Blog regardless if you delete the others, you still have to add the posts individually.  We are trying to correct that in the near future.  Call me if you need any further assistance with this of if I'm not making sense here.  :-)) 

Feb 02, 2009 09:41 AM
Tonda & Steve Hoagland
Keller Williams Realty - Greenwood, IN
Real Estate - Greenwood Homes for Sale - Central I

Hi Brad,

Thanks for the great information.  I haven't been doing this very long and stll trying to get my head around all of the details.  You mentioned in the broadcast that if we're posting the same blog article in multiple places, we should indicate the original post in a link at the bottom of the page.  What exactly are we suppose to put in this link?  Can you provide an example from someone's blog?  Thanks.

Feb 05, 2009 08:40 AM
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS

Yes, Brad, you are making sense, but DITTO Tonda's question above.

Feb 05, 2009 08:58 AM
Emmaniece Gordon
Dekka Realty - Fort Meade, MD
PSC, CDPE, Realtors, Local Real Estate Expert, Mar

Hi Brad,

Sorry I missed it!, Could have learned a great deal.

Feb 06, 2009 08:29 AM
Jay Thompson
Zillow - Seattle, WA

Emmaniece - why not just listen to the recording? Click on the arrow in teh BlogTalkRadio button in the post....

Feb 06, 2009 08:37 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Tonda and Steve - this Blog is an example.  The links at the bottom go to where the original post was hosted for this Radio Show.  The difference would only be that it goes to the Radio show and not to a duplicate or original post.  It's just a hyperlink on your post and would look just like the hyper-links in this post.

Feb 06, 2009 08:50 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Jay - LOL~  I was just about to say the same thing when I saw your comment.  Thanks.  :-)))

Feb 06, 2009 09:15 AM
Tonda & Steve Hoagland
Keller Williams Realty - Greenwood, IN
Real Estate - Greenwood Homes for Sale - Central I

Thanks for the explanation.  It's just a link back to the original post and nothing more.  I was trying to make it more complicated.

Feb 07, 2009 12:06 AM
Kevin Vitali
EXIT Realty Beatrice Associates - Middleton, MA
Helping Massachusetts Home Buyers and Home Sellers

I missed that one... I hope you do something similiar again...

Jun 04, 2009 02:17 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Kevin - sorry you missed it, there's a full recorded version of what you missed at the bottom of the post, I hope you'll take a few minutes and take a listen, it'll be worth it, I promise.  :-))

Jun 04, 2009 02:21 AM

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