ActiveRain's New URL Shortener

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http://actvra.in/45

How many times have you tried to link your ActiveRain post on Twitter or another site only to get the response that the url is too long?  Well Happy Holidays, ActiveRain has a gift for you.

Once you have written and posted a blog post you now have the option of generating a shorter url. 

Simply go back into your post and click Generate short URL.  Take a look at the screen shot below:

I hope many of you find this useful and take advantage of the new url. Here is what Lenn's shortened URL looks like once we generate the shorter URL for the post in the screen shot above.



The shortened URL for this post is http://actvra.in/45. As you can see, the shorter structure uses the actvra.in domain.

In order to see how many times someone has clicked on that shortened URL, you can go to the 'statistics' area of your 'my home' page in order to track performance. It will show you how many times each shortened URL has been clicked.

And an added bonus to deal with the continual onslaught of spam......

Let's call it a stocking stuffer.  To help with the spam you may see occassionally, we've now made it so only logged in members can leave links in comments.  Our hope is that it cuts the spam down drastically.  Fingers crossed!

Happy Holidays!!!

Kerrie Greenhalgh

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Rainmaker
548,730
Holly Weatherwax
Momentum Realty - Reston, VA
Moving Your Dreams Forward...

Thanks for the gift :). Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2010 02:03 PM #136
Rainmaker
180,458
MaryBeth Mills Muldowney
TradeWinds Realty Group LLC - Norwell, MA
Massachusetts Broker Owner
Happy Holidays and thank you for our two great gifts, short urls and stats, love them both.
Jan 02, 2011 11:39 PM #137
Rainmaker
653,593
Sheila Newton Team -- Anderson & Greenville SC Real Estate
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
25 years experience -Residential Real Estate Sales

Thanks so much!! I will for sure use this.. and I love the spam stopper.. I haven't gotten too much on here, but none is even better.

Jan 04, 2011 04:03 PM #138
Rainer
118,790
Bill "Waz" Wasowicz
Wizards of Waz Real Estate - Maricopa, AZ

Thx a bunch. I've been using bit.ly but this will make my blogging life easier!

Jan 06, 2011 09:19 AM #139
Rainer
118,790
Bill "Waz" Wasowicz
Wizards of Waz Real Estate - Maricopa, AZ

Thx a bunch. I've been using bit.ly but this will make my blogging life easier!

Jan 06, 2011 09:19 AM #140
Rainmaker
76,402
Jimmy Gilley
Gold Star Realty - Niles, MI
(269) 362-4841 - Search Niles MI Home For Sale

whoo hoo!  Thanks for that I have been using it and it doesn't do too bad!

Jan 06, 2011 10:23 AM #141
Rainer
194,690
Devona Garrigus
Coldwell Banker Kivett-Teeters - Redlands, CA
1 (888) 9-LIST-IT

Wow! How did I miss this new ActiveRain feature? I am not sure, but I love the feature and will also be re-blogging this just in case someone else has missed this!

Jan 12, 2011 12:30 PM #142
Rainmaker
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

I too missed seeing this until it was on the Featured Blog Newsletter but I was made aware of it via the ActiveBuzz (new term I coined from all the Buzz of my friends here on AR).

I thought the reason I wasn't getting spammed as much was because I implemented a Spamming Fee on my blog.   http://actvra.in/44k That was supposed to be my retirement account, but since spam links are not as easy to post, I will have to keep selling homes.  Good thing it is shaping up to be a good year in real estate here in Boise, Idaho.

Jan 16, 2011 11:10 AM #143
Rainmaker
980,983
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Fleming Island, FL
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.

Kerrie, what are people doing with our short URL clicks? Tweeting them? If they copy and paste it, that's not the same as a click. I have one post that has 25 of them which is great but I don't know where they went... :) Thanks for any insight you can give. I jumped over here from Sheldon's post.

Feb 02, 2011 10:42 PM #144
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Roland Woodworth
Keller Williams Realty - Clarksville, TN
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource- SFR - Clarksv

This is GREAT !  ActiveRain is always doing something to stay on top of the world !

Feb 12, 2011 04:35 PM #145
Rainmaker
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Samantha Smith
214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com - Rowlett, TX
Sam I Am, d+b Real Estate, Lake Ray Hubbard Realto

Great stuff!

Feb 15, 2011 01:00 AM #146
Rainmaker
162,129
Lorinda Ward
Keffer Realty - Norfolk, VA
Serving, Hampton Roads Virginia. Norfolk, Chesapeake, Va Beach

When I came back to AR, I wanted to know what that ment.  Now I know.  Great job AR.  Keeping us on our toes.

Apr 24, 2011 09:49 PM #147
Rainmaker
162,129
Lorinda Ward
Keffer Realty - Norfolk, VA
Serving, Hampton Roads Virginia. Norfolk, Chesapeake, Va Beach

When I came back to AR, I wanted to know what that ment.  Now I know.  Great job AR.  Keeping us on our toes.

Apr 24, 2011 09:49 PM #148
Rainmaker
98,124
Joey Remondino
StoneHouse Realty Inc - Vienna, VA
Broker, GRI, E-Pro

Thanks for the post, I have been gone from the active rain community too long and this helps learn the new stuff.

Thanks

Joey Remondino

Jun 22, 2011 08:53 AM #149
Rainmaker
367,152
Sylvie Stuart
Keller Williams Check Realty 928-600-2765 - Flagstaff, AZ
Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagstaff, AZ

This is a cool tool!! I love easy tips, thank you for letting us know! I'll definitely be using this!

Dec 23, 2011 08:09 AM #150
Rainmaker
283,108
Steven Pahl
Keller Williams Tampa Properties - Tampa, FL
Real Estate Consultant Tampa, FL 813-319-6423

Thanks Kerrie, I just found out about this from a post by Barbara Hensley!

Dec 24, 2011 08:19 PM #151
Rainer
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Margie Kopp Sorrell
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Real Estate

Perfect! Thanks for the stocking stuffer and happy holidays!

Dec 29, 2011 10:41 AM #152
Rainmaker
165,941
Jack Tenold, Reverse Mortgage Specialist Washington | Oregon | California - refinance & purchase
First Priority Financial NMLS 3257 - Spokane, WA
Reverse Mortgage Specialist

Thanks for the tip..  I will definitely try out the short urls.  I saw it there but hadn't taken the time to "check it out".  

Happy New Year!  Jack 

Dec 31, 2011 10:59 AM #153
Rainmaker
397,023
Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent

I followed Barbara Hensley's post here. So glad she gave me a clue. Thanks for this.

Jan 15, 2012 02:52 PM #154
Rainer
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Lynn Tardibuono
Sun Pacific Mortgage & Real Estate - Santa Rosa, CA
Sun Pacific Mortgage and Real Estate

Neat!  Thanks for this.  I've been blogging for some time but am increasing the social networking and engagment activities and this sure will help. 

Feb 07, 2013 03:41 PM #155
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