Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty and Management)

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Nathan Gesner - I copy the source code from my website and then paste it into AR as source code as well.  Sometimes it does take some tweaking but, I've found that's the best way to do it. 

Also, don't forget to 'tell Google' that you've copied the article from your website by posting something like this at the foot of your post on AR:

"Originally posted at http://www.icharlotterealestate.com/southpark-market-report-january-2017/#ixzz4Xq895cHJ"

Feb 05, 2017 08:17 PM
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Great question and answer here.  I need to try and be different.

Feb 06, 2017 02:16 AM
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Debe Maxwell gave you a great answer. You could also just c and p it into Google docs and copy from there, but I would edit a but

Feb 05, 2017 08:22 PM
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What Kenneth J. Jones and Debbie Gartner said.  Copy the HTML.

Also, Debe Maxwell has excellent advice.

Feb 06, 2017 06:38 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
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I agree with Debe Maxwell and her strategy so you don't get penalized for duplicate content by posting in two places.

Feb 06, 2017 11:33 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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highlight the entire post...click on "clear formatting" icon on the tool bar..it's to the right of spell check...highlight again, and then determine the size of the font you want....

Feb 06, 2017 08:13 AM
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Do what Debe Maxwell suggests.  It is a lot of steps but I will either copy and paste into Notebook which strips all of the code - then into AR and reformat.

You can also just copy and paste into AR and then select all and strip the code on the AR editor ... the format accordingly.  

Feb 06, 2017 07:17 AM
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As Debe Maxwell wrote; that is your best bet!

Feb 06, 2017 06:30 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Debe Maxwell nailed this one!

Feb 06, 2017 04:58 AM
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Debbie Gartner
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Copy the html.  That will take care of most/all the formating.  If it's wordpress, go to the "text" section and copy.  On here, open the new blog post and then hit <> paste and then say okay.

Feb 06, 2017 01:42 AM
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Nathan Gesner - cut-n-paste may not be the best way to 'transport' your posts from and to ActiveRain. Use the HTML code behind it to make it work.

Call me should you need any help.

Feb 05, 2017 10:41 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Nathan,

Some blogs I write right on AR, others I write on a word document and then paste.  I have not had a problem with either style of doing it.  I do not paste it from our site, because that does screw up the formatting.  A

Feb 05, 2017 08:58 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
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I cut n paste to Word, then to AR.

You just have to upload photos and video again.

Feb 05, 2017 08:47 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
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I agree....and it is really annoying. Even if I copy/paste it from MS word, it messes formatting and it takes forever to clean up. 

Feb 07, 2017 01:11 AM
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I am not savvy enough to do so

Feb 06, 2017 09:00 PM
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I copy the html and paste into the html. Other times I may paste directly in the blog editor and highlight all the text (TX) and strip the formatting and reformat. 

Feb 06, 2017 06:39 PM
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Alexander- Slocum
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Hi Nathan, I use MS ExpressionWeb4 for authoring, as it is a competent, WYSIWYG HTML editor (AND FREE), and won't create the problems that MS-Word may create with the code.  An AR "template" is created with the primary DIV tag; and my website blog template uses a different primary DIV.  I then copy and tweak the content inside the main Div to create unique posts; and also make image adjustments.  Blog on! 

Feb 06, 2017 04:44 PM
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I think you have the answer to your question.

Feb 06, 2017 04:35 PM
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come back later to read input

Feb 06, 2017 03:49 PM
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Lyn Sims
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You should never use Word, use an HTML editor.

Feb 06, 2017 02:36 PM
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Good luck.

Feb 06, 2017 01:26 PM
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I found a bunch of extraneous <div> tags when I looked at the AR source code (to be fair, they were from months of copy & paste action).  Once I got rid of those then my image formatting tags worked.

 

Aside from images, I've never had formatting issues going from AR to my blog or any other site.

Feb 06, 2017 09:23 AM
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Faster to type it in.

 

Feb 06, 2017 08:17 AM
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Wayne Martin
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Here for the suggestions. You got some great ones!

Feb 06, 2017 07:52 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
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Copy it to notepad to strip out the formatting and past.

Either that or go into your html, copy from their and paste the html in the AR html editor

Feb 06, 2017 06:43 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You have to cope with the formatting issues.

Feb 06, 2017 06:42 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I would copy to WORD, then edit there and copy and paste.

Feb 06, 2017 06:31 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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If you cut and paste the post with the formatting code it tends to work better.

Feb 06, 2017 06:17 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Nathan Gesner Copy the html code from your site source code to AR's source code. It will keep the formatting.

Feb 06, 2017 05:58 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
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I usually copy and paste into a word doucment.. change all the font by "Control A" to highlight, and tweek anything else required..then "Control C" to copy, then go to my AR blog page and "Control V" to paste it in.  

Feb 06, 2017 05:41 AM
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James Dray
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I write all my posts in Word and then copy and paste it to the Rain.  Always

Feb 06, 2017 05:12 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
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I should have been more clear. I'm already cutting/pasting the html source code. It works decent from my Wordpress site but still requires editing. I also have a sales page and it works much better. Even when I cut/paste from AR to my web pages, editing is necessary. It's just a pain and I hoped someone had a fix.

Feb 06, 2017 05:06 AM
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Write a good intro paragraph on AR and link to the resource you own.

 

 

Feb 06, 2017 05:00 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
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Don't duplicate your same blog and expand on the topic on one blogging channel with links cross pollenating each of your media marketing beehives. Keep writing new, fresh and don't copy and paste.

Feb 06, 2017 03:55 AM
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Nina Hollander
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I use source code if I'm doing anything like that. But I find that when I use source code in AR it does not always work well regardless and formatting issues remain just that--too frequent an issue.

Feb 06, 2017 03:32 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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From word press, cutting & pasting works fine, but I see from some of the other answers that copying the html might work better.

Feb 06, 2017 03:00 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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sometimes it comes back on its own a few hours later:) without any action on my part....

Feb 05, 2017 11:55 PM
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FN LN
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Create your post, including formatting, in a text editor then copy and paste to your blogs.

Feb 05, 2017 10:36 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I had to switch from Scribefie and went to google docs to cut and paste...

Still having issues...

Feb 05, 2017 09:49 PM
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Bob Crane
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Try pasting the html code into the html editor.

 

Feb 05, 2017 08:56 PM