There Is A Wonderful New Feature to Active Rain!!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with McKinney Realty Group

There is a wonderful new feature on Active Rain!

I am not sure if you all saw the blog that was put out this past week from Active Rain but you can read it Active Rain Short URL’s.

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What I wanted to bring to your attention after this change is in your “Statistics” area.  If you are unsure where this is go to your “home” page and in the left column click on “statistics” then you will see all of your blogs with how many comment’s, click’s & view’s.  The next category “short URL’s” is NEW!!

Statistics

When I read the blog about using short URL’s I was not quite as excited as I am now that I know that I can look here and see how many times someone clicked on it!! I am all about statistics and seeing where I am doing the best with my blogging.... Now I want to paste the web with my short URL’s!!

I hope you are as excited about this change as I am.... Look out Twitter here I come!!!

 

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Kevin Nash
Shorewest Realtors, Metro Milwaukee - Germantown, WI
ABR, CSRS

Yep, I saw this too, it confirms that no one reads my blogs... :-( 

Just kidding.! I did not realize that I could see the folks who subscribes to my blog, so now I know

Dec 27, 2010 11:39 AM #2
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
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Hi Melissa -  I saw the original post about the short url but didn't think much about it until I checked out my statistics area.   Good to reinforce and then reinforce the idea again.

Dec 27, 2010 11:41 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring

Yes, I plan to use thse as I retweet my posts on hootsuite.  I will take care of Jan next weekend.

Dec 27, 2010 11:59 AM #4
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Melissa, Saw the original post and noticed it in the statistics area.  Don't activerain posts get tweeted automatically for you if you choose the option in settings?  Why would you be tweeting yourself?  Is there something I'm missing here?

Dec 27, 2010 12:02 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Mark Artesani
Keller Williams Realty - Fountain Valley, CA
Huntington Bch Fountain Valley

Thanks for the info. I did not see the post

Dec 27, 2010 01:02 PM #6
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Laura S. Baker
First Weber Group - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor, (920) 728-4118, First Weber Group

Melissa, I am so techie dumb!  I didn't get it at all until your post.  Thank you.  I have got to get linked in and twitter.  Just haven't wanted to face yet another new techie thing!  This is the week to set it up!  Hmmm,,,,, bye!

Dec 27, 2010 02:17 PM #7
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Karen Hurst
STONEHURSTREALTY.COM - Warwick, RI
Rhode Island Waterfront!

Melissa,

 thanks for mentioning this again. I saw it and forgot about it.

Dec 27, 2010 04:07 PM #8
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Jason Channell
Diadem Property Inspections - Serving Southeast Michigan - Troy, MI
The House Sleuth

This is cool. Thanks for mentioning it. I glanced at the stats area few days ago, said "what's this?" and promptly forgot to investigate!

Dec 27, 2010 05:34 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Marcy Moyer
Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto Probate & Trust Specialist - Palo Alto, CA
CDPE

Thanks for pointing out the statistic point issue. I had not known about this and will check right now.

Dec 27, 2010 09:26 PM #10
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Julie Martin
Port City Realty - Gulf Shores, AL
Realtor, Broker - Gulf Coast Real Estate

I missed the first post. I will check it out now.

Dec 27, 2010 10:21 PM #11
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The Richards Group
CCP, LLC - Denver CO Home & Real Estate - Denver, CO
JD, ABR, GREEN, SFR, Denver CO Home & Real Estate

Thanks for the info! Realtors in NC are on the cuttingn edge!

Dec 27, 2010 11:19 PM #12
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Melissa McKinney
McKinney Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC
Realtor, www.LivingFayetteville.com

I Am glad that you all enjoyed the post! Active Rain seems to be ever changing to work for us better and everyone should take advantage of all it has to offer!

Dec 28, 2010 12:43 AM #13
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Holly Weatherwax
Momentum Realty - Reston, VA
Moving Your Dreams Forward...

Thanks for reminding us of this info.

BTW, the automatic Tweet feature has been broken for some time. I put in a trouble ticket and was told that Twitter made some changes that AR does not support (or maybe the other way around).  

As a result, it is important if you want a Twitter presence that you do it manually.

Dec 30, 2010 02:01 PM #14
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Trustworthy Responsive-Personal-Banking
HOMEPATH, USDA, VHDA, FHA, VA, CONV & JUMBO MORTGAGES - McLean, VA
Younullre not just a client-your a FRIEND!

That is a great feature thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Jan 01, 2011 06:12 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070
Wells and Bennett Realtors - Oakland, CA
California Homes for Sale in the East Bay

thanks for the tip. Just because someone didn't post a comment doesn't mean they didn't view the post. The stat page made me realize that. Best of luck in 2011!

Jan 02, 2011 03:20 PM #16
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Jason Frey
PureWest, Inc. - Livingston, MT

Great post Melissa - I too am a statistics junkie.  Thanks for one more way to get a fix!

Jan 02, 2011 07:14 PM #17
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Trude Wells
HomeSmart - Ahwatukee, AZ

Thanks for the reminder Melissa!

Jan 03, 2011 10:56 AM #18
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Sharon Colona
St. Louis Realty - O'Fallon, MO

I have only been a member for about a week so I love these posts - trust me I need all the help I can get figuring this all out!

Jan 03, 2011 05:00 PM #19
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TERI LINDSAY
Reno, NV
STAGELIGHT HOME STAGING CO.

As a "newbie" of a few months, I found this  feature and found it interesting to see that there were a number of members reading my posts, but not commenting!  Still learning the "in's and out's" of AR. So much to learn and all the help and support right here at AR!

Jan 04, 2011 02:39 PM #20
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Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

I've been using it since you pointed it out.  Works great.  I still have to remembrer to generate the short URL and use it to post the links when I do so. 

Love Active Rain and the learning.

Jan 04, 2011 07:50 PM #21
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