How to Add that Subscribe Button & URL Link

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Real Estate Agent with Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com TREC #0492321
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How to Add that Subscribe Button & URL Link
I was inspired and encouraged to write this blog after reading a recent post by Pamela St. Peter from Raleigh, North Carolina. Pamela wrote Now Where Did I put those subscribers? She explained in her blog where to find all of your blog subscribers, but if you will notice she has a nice large Green “Subscribe to my Blog”button in her signature page.

Now newbies or even some not so new members may know about clicking on that “Subscribe” button on the right hand sidebar under all the Member’s Name and Photo, but what about all those “Subscribe Buttons” that we see in the Signature block of some member’s blogs?

Adding all those social media buttons wasn’t that difficult since I knew where to go get some “Cool Social Media Buttons”, and adding the “URL”(Uniform Resource Locator) was easy too, since I knew just to go to the web browser to copy and paste that link from all my social media sites. As always, I started asking other AR members how did they make their “Subscribe” button, and where did they get the “URL” link?

I was directed to one of our AR Ambassadors and Technology expert, Craig Daniels. Craig responded to my email and told me that the link was : Copy and paste this link below.  

http://activerain.com/action/blogs_admin/subscribe?subscribed_agent_id=282400

Members ID number

Every Active Rain Member has an agent ID number, and mine was 282400. Craig told me to go to the comment section on the left hand side, and click on it. Then look up at the url link in the browser. I followed his instructions and copied and pasted this link above that he sent me and added my ID number.  Then, I created the “Subscribe” button by using Cooltext images. You can get a FREE graphics generator for your web pages or blog pages from http://cooltext.com. If you need hosting, there is a fee. But to create your buttons and download them for personal use is FREE.  Now you are ready to insert that "URL" link into the new Subscribe button that you just made. Click on the button, and insert that link. Easy as pie.

Adding the Subscribe Button

Now all you have to do is to go and add it into your signature block under blog settings. If you want to have a neat signature block for your blogs, I would recommend one of Craig Daniels Classroom Blogs. Craig had a 4 part series on adding your signatures to your blogs. Then you may want to check out Rebekah Radice's blog about “ How to Add Social Media Buttons to your Active Rain Signature.

Adding your very own  “Subscribe” button to all your blogs may get you a few more subscribers, or at least make it easier for those who want to follow you posts on a regular basis.

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Rainmaker
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Sue Ellett
Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS (Paragon Property Group) - Marble Falls, TX
Marble Falls, & Austin, TX, Lake Travis, Lake LBJ

Jerry - thanks for re-posting this one - missed it the first time.   Awesome!

Jan 02, 2012 08:09 AM #108
Rainmaker
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Dylan Taft
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Ulster County Area Consultant

Thanks again for the re-post!   Great nuggets in here!  Just what I was looking for!

Jan 02, 2012 08:46 AM #109
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Jerry Newman
Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Thanks, Karen, Sue, and Taft. I am glad you were able to re-visit one of my older posts for this information on that subscribe button.

Jan 04, 2012 01:01 AM #110
Rainmaker
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Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 - Newburgh, NY
LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY

Good Morning Jerry! No snow for you, but with the storm here I'm stuck at home. I will certainly get some work done as all my appointments are canceled. =) I am certainly not driving today.

Meanwhile, This post came up when i was looking to fix my signature. One of many things on my to do list. It was VERY helpful. thanks for the post. I hope to get some additional subscribers, and this is important.

Thanks!

Jan 21, 2012 09:14 AM #111
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Jerry Newman
Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Janis. Yes, I see all that snow on the News. It's a great day to stay home and work on a few projects. Stay safe, and be careful if you have to get out in all that snow. Glad this post offered some benefits for you.

Have a Blessed Day!

Jan 21, 2012 12:20 PM #112
Rainmaker
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Lanre Folayan
Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Washington, DC
How much is my Petworth DC House Worth?

Jerry you are the man. How are you sir? Hope all is well. I just got this Market Leader Website and I want to create some buttons to link back to some of the landing pages. Something similiar to what you are doing as well as Debe Maxwell-Her button looks very nice. But anyway this came on time. I am also going to check Craig and Rebekkah blogs-Two tech titans here on Active Rain.

 

And of course CONGRATULATIONS ON PASSING THE 300,000 POINT MARK ON ACTIVE RAIN! YOU ROLLING SIR.

Feb 04, 2012 04:46 PM #113
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Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Jerry, I am not a Newbie, and I didn't know how to do this! Thank you!

Feb 17, 2012 12:22 PM #114
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Angie Nwanodi
Evergreen Realty & Associates, Inc. - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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Jerry ...

CraigDA just sent me over to this post.  THANKS!  Heading over to figure this out after my showing appointment.

Mar 17, 2012 02:12 PM #115
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Angie Nwanodi
Evergreen Realty & Associates, Inc. - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
The ACG Group, Realtors®|Standard, Short, HUD, REO

Subcribe button inserted in blog footer. Check. (I hope I did it correctly ... I couldn't check).  I guess I'll know if I stop getting complaints ; )

Mar 17, 2012 11:16 PM #116
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Jerry Newman
Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com - San Antonio, TX
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Hi Lanre. Sorry, I missed seeing your comment, but I am glad to know this was helpful to you for your new site with Market Leader.

Have a Great Week!

Mar 18, 2012 06:49 AM #117
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Jerry Newman
Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

You are very welcome, Connie. I just love to share the things that I have learned her in Active Rain.

Mar 18, 2012 06:50 AM #118
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Jerry Newman
Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Angie, I am glad Craig sent you over here to this post. I remember consulting with Craig before I wrote this post, since he told me where to find my member ID. This button is okay for AR members, but not good for the general public, who are not AR members. So, I added a Feedburner to my signature, and also to my outside blog for email subscriptions.

Mar 18, 2012 06:54 AM #119
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Praful Thakkar
Keller Williams Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jerry, I need to make many changes in my profile - and one of them is 'subscribe' so I have bookmarked your post and hopefully soon...you'll see the change in footer of ActiveRain.

May 15, 2012 10:59 PM #120
Rainmaker
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Mountain Coastal Group -San Diego Neighborhood Experts from Beaches to the Mountains
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Mountain Coastal San Diego Neighborhood Experts

Jerry, I have been trying to figure out how to do this. Thank you so much for tracking down the answers.

Nov 22, 2012 12:18 AM #121
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Jerry Newman
Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Praful. You are not alone for wanting to make a few changes to your Profile page. I want to re-do my while signature page soon. Might get to see you at Family Reunion in Dallas.

Nov 22, 2012 07:04 AM #122
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Jerry Newman
Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

You are very Welcome, Rachell. That's an old post, but it still have some nice information for those who need to get the subscribe button in their signature block. 

Wishing you a your Family a Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 22, 2012 07:06 AM #123
Rainmaker
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Annette Thor
Connecticut Homes and Commercial Fairfield Cty,CT reinct.com - Westport, CT
Residential & Commercial Real Estate Broker in CT

Jerry Ive used so many of your how to's this week to tinker my profile-thanks so much for being such a useful resource!!!

May 15, 2013 10:46 AM #124
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Jerry Newman
Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

You are very Welcome, Annette, I was a newbie once, and thought it would be a great idea to share some of the things that I had learned along the way. Hope you were able to find your AR ID number, since it's sort of hidden under the Comments now.

May 15, 2013 02:59 PM #125
Rainmaker
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Stacey Williams
Alpharetta, GA
Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent

Thanks Jerry! I now have a subscribe button in my blog signature.

Apr 01, 2014 06:22 PM #126
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Jerry Newman
Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Stacey, That's wonderful. You may also want to add an email subscribe button to for all those who are not AR members, like the general public, who may read your blog. You'll need a Google Feedburner to do so. 

Apr 01, 2014 06:53 PM #127
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