The Official ActiveRain Guide

head_left_image

How to Feed Your ActiveRain Blog Directly to Facebook and Twitter - Get More Exposure for the Same Effort!

I have been out of town for several days, having attended the RE Barcamp in Houston.  Before I left, I wrote a post about leads that I have garnered from AR along with other social media sites:

How I Managed to Receive Leads from ActiveRain, Twitter and Facebook!

I told my wife jokingly that I need to travel more often, since that post gained me an additional 53 subscribers!  I might need to go to Houston every month.  :)

At any rate, I promised the comments to write a post about how to automatically feed your AR blog to Facebook.  I also later received several emails and phone calls about this. I will do my best to make this easy to follow:

First, log in to Facebook.

Then, go straight to this page: http://www.facebook.com/apps/

In the search box on the Application Directory page, type in "blogcast".  It should bring up this application:

Add the Simplaris Blogcast application and set it up to capture your ActiveRain RSS feed.  Your feed for ActiveRain is easy - mine is http://activerain.com/blogs/jasoncrouch/rss (all of them here follow the same format.

Your Blogcast will show up under your Profile page and each update appears on your Wall.

There is another application there called "My Blogs" that you could use if you prefer.  Both Simplaris Blogcast and My Blogs serve pretty much the same function, the best that I can tell.

 

TWITTER

I also had some folks ask me how to get your posts to show up on your Twitter stream.  This is very easy to set up now, since the AR staff was kind enough to add this feature awhile back. 

 

 

 

Simply go to your "My Home" page on AR (this is found at the top right of every page):

Then, click on "My Settings":

You will then see this box:

 

Just fill in your Twitter Username and Password and make sure you click on the Update button to save your settings.  I wouldn't recommend tweeting your "members only" posts, but that's just me.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  I am happy to help!

You can follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/jasoncrouch

      

 

If you're looking for a home in the Austin area, you can also visit my primary website at www.austintexashomes.com.  Thanks!

Comment balloon 222 commentsJason Crouch • October 26 2008 05:45PM

Comments

Jason this is great for those who have wanted to set it up but did not know how. I ahve helped a few get it done. I got my 1st listing from Facebook last week:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 9 years ago

I have helped many too with this feature...they really like it

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) over 9 years ago

Thanks.  I need to get on the ball with this.  I appreciate your tutorial.

Posted by Marlene Pellegrini over 9 years ago

Thanks I've been trying to figure it out and it just wasn't working!

Todd Clark, Helping Families Home - www.IFoundYourNewHome.com

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 9 years ago

Jason, Thanks for the tutorial.  I have twitter set up (although I have not been a big fan).  I'm going to try to like it.  I had not set facebook up yet so followed your tutoriarl and you are a good instructor.  That is not my forte; just ask Liz (lol).

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Jason

Excellence information on how to feed your active rain post to both face book and twitter along with the how do instructions is very helpful I will set it up.

Good luck and success

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 9 years ago

Thanks - I just went and set it up on Facebook, and it works!

Posted by Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate (Fab Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Awesome information, was wonedring if there was an easier way rather than cut copy paste for facebook

Posted by James Engel, KW Beverly Hills (Keller Williams Realty Beverly Hills) over 9 years ago

Jason - Thank you so much for this information!  I'm going to have to come back later and figure it out...  :)

Posted by Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate (St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors) over 9 years ago

Well welcome back and I know you had loads of fun. I need to get out more myself. I will be trying facebook here real soon, twitter maybe later. I do myspace but I have so much fun in the rain WOW I hate to branch out.

Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) over 9 years ago

Jason - thanks for this info. I was already using twitter, but I just added the feed to facebook. Is there any other sites that you would recommend uploading RSS feed to? Thanks!

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - Arbor Real Estate (Arbor Real Estate) over 9 years ago


Ahhhhh!! You are so smart.  I know i've already said that BUT I tried to figure it out & it was coming up under notes.  Thanks to this post I just set it up successfully!  YEA! Thanks.  KM

Posted by Kristin Moran, San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397 (Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net) over 9 years ago

Thanks Jason. I too am running by on a Sunday evening and need to revisit later.. my commenting helps re-find this post later.. Again thanks!   Steve

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) over 9 years ago

At 62 I learn something new everyday.................I forget, what was it I just learned? 

Actually I had been reading about Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking sites.  I'm like a kid all over again learning how to change my marketing approach.  Thank you for the graphic illustrations.  I always did like Dick and Jane with illustrations. 

I'm not a luddite, but technology seems to move swo fast I wonder how the business schools keep up.  I have Active Rain and I'd hate to put a price tag on the information I learn from this community.

 

Thanks!

 

 

Posted by Mike Macey | ThinkUp New Media (ThinkUp New Media) over 9 years ago

Hi Jason - now if only I could remember my passwords for Twitter and FaceBook......  thanks for showing us how to do this.  I must have missed the first go-round of posts with these instructions.

Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) over 9 years ago

Jason - Thanks again for sharing!

Posted by Susan Hilton, Texas Aggie Real Estate, College Station Bryan Texas Real Estate (CENTURY 21 Beal, Inc.) over 9 years ago

great information Jason

Posted by Justin Williams, Loan Officer (Independent) over 9 years ago

Jason, I have a FaceBook account but have not done much with it.  This is a great tutorial.  I will try to set mine up.

Posted by Deborah Wilson, Stark County OH Real Estate (Hackenberg Realty Group) over 9 years ago

Hi Jason... I have been playing with Facebook for a few weeks now and will definitely be needing this tutorial in the near future.  Thanks for putting it together for us!

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 9 years ago

Hi, I tried to set ip up Jason, but it says I need 15 fans for them to do a feed...  Does this sound right?

Posted by Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes (Coldwell Banker Long Grove) over 9 years ago

Judy: I got the same message. We NEED to get popular!

Jason: Many thanks for the tips...see you overe at Twitterville.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 9 years ago

What is Facebook?

Just kidding.  I promised Rich that I would try to have more fun with blogging.  As soon as I set my face up, I will revisit this post to learn more.

Thanks, Jason!  You ROCK!

 

Posted by Amanda Evans, Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas (DFW Living) over 9 years ago

Very nicely done.  I've spent hours trying to figure out how to link my Twitter, Active Rain, Blogspot, and my website together.  This helped with some of that and it was easy.  Hope I don't have to walk through it again though... You rock!

Posted by Teresa K. Nelson (Windermere Real Estate/HLC) over 9 years ago

Howdy Jason

Well reckon, I need to be a work-en on get-en this done myself. Thank ya for the how to info.

God Bless America

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 9 years ago

Jason - these sites are awesome.  Twitter was easy but Facebook was a little more difficult.  We got it up there but forget how... am just glad we are catching up on having our blog entries reach some of these other sites.  it is a lot of work !! : )

Posted by Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access) over 9 years ago

Very cool thank yoooouuu!  I'm jealous you must have had a terrific time at CAMP!

Posted by Shannon Gilmore, CRS, Real Estate Sales Associate with Long and Foster (Long and Foster Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Thanks Jason!  I hope you have a great week!!!

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) over 9 years ago

Jason, I will bookmark this so that I can finally figure out how to tie in my blog on Facebook.

Posted by Richard Mielke, REALTOR, Gettysburg Pennsylvania Real Estate (RE/MAX Results) over 9 years ago

Bookemarked and will study tomorrow when I have time THANKS JASON!!

Posted by Marie Westerman, New Homes Sales Specialist Evans GA REALTOR (Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate/ Wilson Parker Homes) over 9 years ago

This good.  I'm still trying to learn how to add the "subscribe to my blog" portion of my posts.

Posted by Larry Bettag, Regional Vice-President (Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage) over 9 years ago

jason - Thanks for the technical advise. i haven't made the best use of Facebook or twitter. Thanks again.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) over 9 years ago

Thanks for sharing this Jason.  I know what you mean about going out of town.  It's always been the best way to almost guarantee a boost in business. 

Posted by Nakia Evans, Baltimore MD, Flat Fee MLS Services & HUD Homes (Urban Living Realty LLC) over 9 years ago

Thank you for the tutorial, Jason!  I don't figure much of these out on my own, so I'm quite thankful for the help :)

Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Jason,

    As always, your the man! Thanks for helping us newbies!!

Posted by Tony DeLuke, ABR, GRI, SFR (Markley Realty) over 9 years ago

As your non-techie sister, I am gonna need to study this a bit before I jump in. BUT...you have certainly given me the tools I need to get started. This is great tutorial. 52 new subscribers from one post!! WOW! That is pretty incredible! That is why you rock, big bro! GBU!

Posted by Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team (The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group) over 9 years ago

Jason, that is very good information, I did go immediately to my FACEBOOK but could not connect to put my blog in my profile, I will try again soon, but the informaiton you provided has help me realize that the blog should be a part of my profile on facebook.

Antonio

Posted by Antonio & Alexia Cardenas, "The Realtors In Motion" (Alameda County - San Leandro, CA.) over 9 years ago

Thanks Jason. 11 minutes later and I'm spreading my words far and wide!

Posted by Garreth Wilcock, Homes at Mueller (Sherlock Homes Austin) over 9 years ago

Jason, you are my new best friend! I can never figure out how to setup an RSS feed and you just gave me the answer... and it's easy! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) over 9 years ago

Jason .... as always, you have great information here.. I have linked to Twitter... now just need to link facebook.

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) over 9 years ago

Jason,

It worked great. Thank you for your efforts.

Posted by Fran Gatti, Managing Principal Broker - RE/MAX Integrity (RE/MAX Integrity) over 9 years ago

Jason.... thanks for the explanation....  I'll take care of this tomorrow... thanks

jeff belonger

Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) over 9 years ago

Jason,

Congratulations on the Feature!  I don't Twitter, but I am on Facebook.  Thanks for the tutorial.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 9 years ago

Hi Jason, Do you hire yourself out I need help !!!

Posted by Donna Kalman, Perfectplacecontest.com (Home Contest Inc) over 9 years ago

Jason- thanks for this great stuff on getting feeds to Facebook and Twitter. I have been studying all about Twitter lately. Congrats on another great feature!

I also have been in some quite in depth conversations with Internet SEO Webmasters and Studying all that Google Techs have put out there about Duplicate content. I would advise us all to put an spider no follow to all our duplicate content and only have the bots go to the original post. Since Facebook has no follow tags I am going to do some research on whether a feed to Facebook would even matter.

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) over 9 years ago

I do it another way and people read it...I just post the links from the blogs I want them to read.

Posted by Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Jason...feel honored...your blog just made it to the top of my afternoon To DO list...and that is quite an accomplishment !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (Keller Williams 414-525-0563) over 9 years ago

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you Jason again! I never knew that you can feed your Active Rain blogs to Facebook. By the way,can we do the same thing for Linkedin-LOL. But seriously Jason,thank you sooo much again. I really appreciate it. Hopefully this will draw more readers to my blog.

By the way,I was watching the Today Show on NBC and Real Estate Expert Barbara Corcoran named Amarillo,Texas and Corpus Christi Texas were among the top five Real Estate Markets to make money right now. Maybe I ought to move to Texas-LOL. And congratulations on the featured post sir. Have a great day. Great post.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) over 9 years ago

Hey, I really appreciate the help! I cant wait to set up my blogs to go to my facebook!

Posted by Jessica Curtis (Sutton Group Right Way) over 9 years ago

Jason:  I'm trying...I'm trying...but must be doing something wrong.

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty) over 9 years ago

Congrats on your golden star...Good info LOL!

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) over 9 years ago

Hi Jason.  Congrats on all those subscribers.  53 new ones?  Wow, that's almost more than I have!

Any advantage to posting directly to facebook over the twitter to facebook route??

Thanks for writing,

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 9 years ago

Jason,

I followed your guide and I'm now good to go...

Thanks for tutorial!

Sean

Posted by Sean Dreznin, Commercial Investment Real Estate Agent (NAI Tampa Bay) over 9 years ago

jason -  I reblogged this to make it easier for my class i'm teaching tomorrow. i set it up for my account as soon as i read your post. Thanks.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) over 9 years ago

thanks, this was great help. I am on my way to setup this information.

Posted by Jack Climer (Jack Climer Realty, LLC) over 9 years ago

Ken - The benefit would be that readers could see the actual headline and a brief synopsis of each post rather than just the "tweet" from Twitter.  I say that it's a good idea to do both!

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

OK Jason. I guess it's time for me to get serious about joining the approach of linking up the power of multiple networks... I've read one too many of these twitter and facebook posts to see that I've been missing something.

Posted by Chuck & Lucy Willman UtahHomes.me, Utah Homes (Utah Homes) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the information I did both. Just want to say my college age children were less then thrilled when I opted to do face-book. They had made a pact with friends for no parentals. Guess all those beer pong photos will not be placed so quickly by them. Ha!

Posted by Jacque Applegate (Elite Realtors of Georgia) over 9 years ago

Great info.  Do you have to designate the blog to be able for it to feed out?  Like marking it an outside blog or do all of them feed to Facebook if you add the app?

Posted by Diana Dupre', Behind the scenes making people look great. over 9 years ago

Diana - You can feed your outside blog if you prefer.  Just add "/rss" at the end of the URL in order to set this up.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

I will give this a try. Great info. Thank you for your help.

Posted by Richard Lecinski (Long Realty Company) over 9 years ago

I will give this a try. Great info. Thank you for your help.

Posted by Richard Lecinski (Long Realty Company) over 9 years ago

Jason - I just had to come back and tell you that I followed your instructions, and it worked perfectly..   Thank You!  :)

Posted by Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate (St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors) over 9 years ago

Jason, I thank you so much for these valuable tips! I have felt overwhelmed by supporting my profile in several places. This makes it easy to do!

Posted by Vickie Nagy over 9 years ago

Oh! That is great...thanks for reading our comments and writing this post...this is next on my agenda!

Posted by Sonja Adams (Samson Proprties) over 9 years ago

Awesome tips as usual Jason, thank you!

Posted by DJ Swanepoel (Real Estate Wiki) over 9 years ago

Jason, browsing through your entries led me to this one which (unfortunately) is the last one I'll be able to read for the day!  Thanks for guiding us through this, I'm sure it'll be extremely helpful! 

Posted by Justin Lockwood (HSA Home Warranty) over 9 years ago

Thanks Jason.  I've got this bookmarked so that I can work on it tomorrow.

Posted by Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse (Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Jason, thanks so much for being so helpful! I just set up my blog to go to my facebook account and it was quick and easy! Thanks again.

Posted by Kristi May (Allen Tate Realtors) over 9 years ago

Jason Thanks so much for the tips and the help! I did this and I still working out the dynamic of twitter. Have it use it but not really sure why? But I have become addicted to FB. Could be that I have 4 kids on it and I can check up on them, 3 in college so yes the beer pong pictures do tell a tale,

Posted by Jacque Applegate (Elite Realtors of Georgia) over 9 years ago

Jason, thanks to your post I have added the Facebook rss feed to my "wall".

Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to go back into the settings to add "blogcasts" for old blog entries.

Any idea? When I click on the pencil I just get a "Keep" or "Remove" option.

How do I get back into the Blogcast "App" settings?

Thanks in advance!

Posted by Benjamin Clark, Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert (Homebuyer Representation, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Ben - When logged in to Facebook, you should be able to go here:

http://apps.facebook.com/flogblog/

And click on the "Settings" tab.  I hope this helps! 

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

Thank you!  I book marked this and will try it later!

Posted by Eileen Begley, Monterey Real Estate (Coldwell Banker, DelMonte) over 9 years ago

Brilliant.  I have wondered how to do this.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Posted by Leslie Stewart, Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker (Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals) over 9 years ago

OOOOH!  I loved this post.  How to be more tech, more out there on the internet.  Walked me right through it!  Great, thank you. Now I'm just messing around with it -- trying to decide if I want my outside blog, or the active rain blog. Was already feeding to Twitter --but I don't use the site well - gotta get Jennifer to give me the tutorial she promised!

Posted by Alexsandra Stewart, Broker - Portland Oregon Real Estate (Remax equity group) over 9 years ago

Jason- You did a great job of breaking this down for everyone to use! Thank you so much for taking the time to create such a well layed out post!

Best,

Scott

Posted by Scott Cowan (RE/MAX Professionals) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the Simplaris Blogcast recommendation Jason! Much appreciated.

As the proud sponsors of the tool, I know that the guys behind it are working very hard every day to continually enhance its value.

BTW, we are launching a service next year that we feel will be of great value to real estate brokers. Feel free to check out/subscribe to our launch blog at http://launch.simplaris.com for more info.

Thanks again,

Rob Sauchyn
Simplaris

Posted by Rob Sauchyn - Simplaris over 9 years ago

Thanks so much Jason.  I set up my blog for Facebook just like you instructed.  I appreciate the information.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 9 years ago

Hi Jason,

This is great! Not sure if we're doing it right though.  Is there any way to tell?

Posted by Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) over 9 years ago

Well , will try this over the weekend  - same question as above - how can I tell if I did this correctly?

Posted by James Angelo (Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage LLC) over 9 years ago

Well , will try this over the weekend  - same question as above - how can I tell if I did this correctly?

Posted by James Angelo (Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage LLC) over 9 years ago

Well , will try this over the weekend  - same question as above - how can I tell if I did this correctly?

Posted by James Angelo (Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage LLC) over 9 years ago

Thanks Jason. I think I've accomplished both now, and referred back to this post to get it done.  Your help is much appreciated.

Posted by Charlie Harden over 9 years ago

OK...hell has frozen over. I just signed up for Twitter.  There....I said it.

Posted by Larry Bettag, Regional Vice-President (Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage) over 9 years ago

Thanks, I think I'll check this out.  I've got a facebook page but don't seem to do much with it but check up on my teenage daughter.

Posted by Hope Goss, Ventura Real Estate (Ventura Property Shoppe) over 9 years ago

Jason - I have put my twitter name @pamdent in the box in my active rain settings and clicked update, but my posts are not showing up on twitter.  What am I doing wrong?

Posted by Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse (Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.) over 9 years ago

I am still trying to get am rss feed onto my regular website.  I'll use your guide for posting on facebook.  Thanks!

Posted by Paul Chavez, Albuquerque Realtor, NM EcoBroker, and General Contractor (Earth Origins Realty) over 9 years ago

Jason:  I just followed your instructions and placed Blogcast on my profile and it shows up - will it start blogcasting for all new posts that I do - as it now says that I have not blogcasted anything yet?  I just want to make sure I did it correctly.  I guess I will know with my next post.  Thanks for the "how to".

Posted by Cathy Tishhouse, Royal Oak Real Estate (RE/MAX Showcase Homes) over 9 years ago

Jason, I've done both. Can't tell if the facebook one is correct or not. After you put the info in the box for the Blog Description, what is the blog description text for? Also since you posted this there are now the boxes for the Listing Router, link and title. What do we put there??

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 9 years ago

Cathy - There is a lag time, as I recall (it's been awhile since I set it up originally).  It should definitely show all of the new ones.

Connie - I'm sorry that I don't actually understand either of your questions.  If you want to email me, I'm jason@austintexashomes.com.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

I like simplicity and these directions are nice and simple ... THANKS!

Posted by Marcia Kramarz, CDPE,LMC,CBR (Re/Max Executive Realty) over 9 years ago

I like simplicity and these directions are nice and simple ... THANKS!

Posted by Marcia Kramarz, CDPE,LMC,CBR (Re/Max Executive Realty) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the easy to follow instructions on getting all of this put together.  It will make it fall together ASAP.  Have a great weekend.  Well almost.  Minus the wait time.

Posted by Derenda Grubb, GRI, ABR, CRS (CENTURY 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s) over 9 years ago

Following these instructions was very very easy.  Setting these links up didn't take much work, I'm looking forward to getting my twitter feed up and running regularly

Posted by Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Jason,

Do you have yours set up to do an automatic feed or does Twitter automatically feed it over for you?  Mine only updates once a day.  I would prefer it to post as soon as I write it...

Posted by Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com (McGraw Realtors) over 9 years ago

Jason : I know that you posted this blog a very long time ago, but I really found it helpful. I went right to my facebook page and was able to link my blog right on there. Thank you very much for posting this information.

Posted by Anita Beach, Real Estate Assistant - Maple Valley, WA (RE/MAX Select Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Sweet info.......nice and easy just like I need it!

Posted by Kaleb Kunz over 9 years ago

Sweet info.......nice and easy just like I need it!

Posted by Kaleb Kunz over 9 years ago

Thanks for the info about intergrating the blogs in facebook. I'm in the 'facebook generation' with over 700 friends, and hopefully will get some more leads for this.

Posted by Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523 (William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty) over 9 years ago

Jason...I just got around to doing this....thanks for this information! How WOULD one ever figure this stuff out without people like you to help us "challenged ones!"

Thanks a Mill and Happy Holidays!

Posted by Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale (MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living) over 9 years ago

This is way cool! I can't wait to see how this works for me. Thanks for the tip!

Posted by Keisha Hosea- KASIHomes.com, Real Estate Solutions For Real People (KASI Homes ) over 9 years ago

Thanks for this great help.  I am pretty new at this and can use all the help I can get.

Posted by Ella Glover (Lubbock Homes) over 9 years ago

Thanks Jason...just the answers I have been searching for!

Posted by Christine McInerney, The McInerney Team, Knoxville TN Homes For Sale (The McInerney Team with Realty Executives Associates) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the great info Jason.  I didn't realize you could feed your blog through to Facebook.  I just have one question though.  What about posts that you write on AR for 'members only'?  Will they be accessable to non AR members on Facebook? 

Posted by Charlene Storozuk, Home Stager - Burlington Ontario (Dezigner Digz) over 9 years ago

CHARLENE - Since Members Only posts don't appear on your RSS feed, they would not end up on Facebook.  Hope that helps!

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

Thanks for your quick reply Jason, I really appreciate it.  You definitely helped.  I'm going to give it a try on Facebook!

Posted by Charlene Storozuk, Home Stager - Burlington Ontario (Dezigner Digz) over 9 years ago

Thanks more and more great info..I need to prioritize which I should do first!!!

Thanks,

Cindy

 

Posted by Cindy Hartpence (Edisto Real Estate Company) over 9 years ago

Thanks!  I'm planning on working on my Facebook this year... My 2009 goal and this will be on my list to do!

Posted by Myra Spano, Real Estate Broker (BHHS Towne Realty) over 9 years ago

Jason,

  Just saw this post and it worked great!  Thanks

Posted by Frank Bailey Sr. (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Jason,

Some of my readings about social media such as Twitter and Facebook say that blogs for business prospecting do not belong on Twitter and Facebook.  They should be for socializing only.  I'm struggling now with whether I should put my "real estate face" on Facebook in a bigger way.  What do you think?

Carol

PS  Another way to send blogs to these social media is via Friend Feed.

Posted by Carol Fox over 9 years ago

THANK YOU! I appreciate that you shared what you know how to do so easily. 

Posted by Angie Matessa (Real Living- HER) over 9 years ago

Hi Jason, I knew that some smart 'Rainer could share how to accomplish this. It's you!

The Horse Girl ~ Marian

Posted by Marian Gregor-Ann, Arbor area Real Estate (Keller Williams) over 9 years ago

CAROL - Frankly, I get tired of advice like that from social media "experts".  I do what works for me, and I am unconcerned with their opinions.  So far, this has been the best course of action.  If you aren't comfortable using the sites in that way, don't do it!  I would suggest that if you are not actively on Twitter interacting with others, you probably are wasting effort by feeding posts from AR or any blog to that platform, since they will be largely ignored unless people already know you.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

Jason, good post thanks and I have already implemented your advice. Now to subscribe.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 9 years ago

Great tip!  Thanks Jason.  I may just give it a whirl.

Posted by Marian Pierre-Louis, Metrowest Boston (Fieldstone Historic Research) over 9 years ago

Jason,

This is so cool...I knew how to do it for AR, but not for Facebook.
Thanks oodles and hope you had a blast in Houston.

Talk to you later,

TD

Posted by Tamara Dorris (Master Your Market Real Estate Coaching) over 9 years ago

thanks much! I just did that ....cool!

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Century 21 Liberty Homes) over 9 years ago

The Simplaris Blogcast seems to have stopped working.  Mine hasn't updated in a while, and it's set to update automatically.

I have the feed coming from my outside blog - I'm wondering if with all the changes here on AR, perhaps the RSS feed from the outside blogs is gone??

Posted by Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate (Fab Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Jason, Thanks for the tip. I just started on facebook and linking my AR blog was at the top of my to do list. You saved me a whole lot of time. Again much appreciated!

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) over 9 years ago

Thank You JC, you are the MAN!

Posted by Steve Mattison, Vietnam Veteran over 9 years ago

DON - I never actually tried feeding it from the outside blog, so I'm not sure.  I use the feed straight from AR, and mine is still working, it seems.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

Thank you so much for this amazing information. I am going to try it .

Posted by Angie Murphy over 9 years ago

Thank you from the bottom of my technically challenged heart!

Posted by Dana Gibby, Asst. Living Facilities (Vanguard Commercial, LLC) over 9 years ago

Thank you so much for this information. Ask and you shall receive.

Posted by Kelsey Barklow, 423/948-9154, Marne Drinnon 423/202-2277 (Evans & Evans Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Hi Jason - I had read this post earlier, and have now come back to do just what you've taken the time to show us how to do to, and to bookmark it so I can find it MUCH easier the next time I need to read this again.

Thanks for making these steps seem easy enough to actually do.
Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) over 9 years ago

Hey Jason, Set it up to capture my AR rss feed? How do I capture the rss feed?

Posted by Marian Gregor-Ann, Arbor area Real Estate (Keller Williams) over 9 years ago

MARIAN - Your RSS feed is:

http://activerain.com/blogs/annarborlistings/rss

I hope that helps!

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

Hey Crouchman, Thanks, you're the best.  I'm figuring these things out one at a time...

Posted by Marian Gregor-Ann, Arbor area Real Estate (Keller Williams) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the nice tutorial.  I'm trying to figure out exactly how this works and how much of a committment that I need to make.

Posted by Mike Henderson, HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848 (Your complete source for buying HUD homes) over 9 years ago

Jason - Been using this for a while now and it's great. Many of my clients have found me on FB and are now connected to me via FB also. It's all good! Bob H

Posted by Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) over 9 years ago

LOL Jason - better late than never - just did this - thanks for the how too & have a great weekend!

Gracie

Posted by Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM (F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate) over 9 years ago

What I'm looking for, Jason, is how to set up a feedburner acct for my AR blog - it keeps giving me reasons it can't accept it.  Any thoughts on that?

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Thanks again!  This was a very great tip that will save me tons of re-write of my blogs.

Posted by Emmaniece Gordon, PSC, CDPE, Realtors, Local Real Estate Expert, Mar (Dekka Realty) over 9 years ago

Margaret - I know that Don Rogers had a similar problem when he tried to set it up.  Have you tried using the outside blog RSS feed?

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

Jason:  I just sent this same question to AR FAQ....but my Twitter feed of my AR blogs is not working anymore?  Any ideas?  Is this because I now have an Active (Outside) Blog?   I know i have everything correct on my setting page.

Posted by Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL (RE/MAX Professionals) about 9 years ago

Thank you so much Jason.  For someone that is technologically challenged, your posts have been and will continue to be very valuable to me. 

Posted by Suzanne Hinton (ReMax Premier Realty) about 9 years ago

Thank you so much...I didn't know how to do it on facebook and this was very helpful! Wendy

 

 

Posted by Wendy Svoboda about 9 years ago

Great post. Thanks for making it easy for us to follow along!

Posted by Rebecca Brooks (HotSpot Property) about 9 years ago

Christine - I would recommend doing it by hand to Twitter, unless you are really active there.  I don't know why it wouldn't be working, however.  Wish I could help -

Suzanne - Thanks - that is great to hear!

Wendy - Cool!  I'm happy that I could help.

Rebecca - I try!  Glad it was helpful for you.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) about 9 years ago

Wow, Jason, you've the whole assembly following you.  You are my hero.  I'm at the point of which comes first, the blog, the badges, the tags and how can I repurpose my blogs.  If I'm not careful I end up on the computer all day in lieu of marketing.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Posted by Bobbi Blades, ABR,CRS,GRI,PMN,RRS (Re/Max on the Coast) about 9 years ago

 Jason you are the man!  I just set up my facebook and it works perfectly!  Thanks for sharing.    

Posted by Greg Saunders (SK Realty) about 9 years ago

Jason, thanks for this great tutorial.  I added the app to FB. Do you know if it is possible to blogcast more than 1 blog on FB?  Thanks!  You are THE BEST at giving of yourself to help others learn something new.

Posted by Jan Evett, Broker Associate, 20 years+ in real estate (The Premier Property Group LLC) about 9 years ago

Jason,

 

I have a business page on Facebook.  Do you know if it is possible to use this app to publish to my business page rather than my personal page?

 

Thanks for the great info,

 

 

Posted by Jonathan Asch (Ascent Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Bobbi - Frankly, I am on the computer much of the day which IS marketing.  Anyone who considers me to be their hero is a friend.  :)

Greg - Awesome!  Happy to hear it -

Jan - I think it has to be possible to do that.  Alternatively, you could use the "Notes" function on FB to import the second blog.

Jonathan - That is a good question - I'm not sure.  I may experiment with that tonight.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) about 9 years ago

Thanks for the tip! Easy as pie...now let's see how much traffic this can actually generate for me....

Posted by William James Walton, Sr. about 9 years ago

Thanks Jason I will be trying it out soon.

Posted by Tony Anderson, Realtor - Serving Habersham Banks, White & Hall Co (Century 21 Community Realty) about 9 years ago

Thanks for the tip Jason!  ;)

Posted by Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com (Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale) about 9 years ago

Great Post Jason,  Thanks for the help.  Do you know if we can set this up  in Linked In?

Of course, any help is greatly appreciated!!

 

Posted by Gina McKinley, ABR, CIAS, CDPE, CRS, SFR - Chandler, Gilbert, Mes (RE/MAX Masters) about 9 years ago

Thank you Jason, for the information I'm going to give it a try and will sign up for Twitter. I did not know about this one. Great post, clear, visual

Posted by San Mateo County Broker Associate Mayra Espinosa, Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes San Mateo County (Realty ONE Group Alliance| Call 650-996-8961) about 9 years ago

Jason....Now THIS is the kind of post that is SO deserving of being featured! Thank you so much for your time and effort putting this one together. I am now off to my Facebook and Twitter accounts to make this happen.

You deserve all the extras blogger subscriptions you can get.

Again, many thanks!

 

Posted by Mary Thompson, Lake Lanier Appraiser in North Georgia (Lanier Appraisal Service) about 9 years ago

I knew about twitter, but Thanks for sharing the Facebook information. One can never get too much exposure in real estate.

Posted by Stephen Graham (Inactive) about 9 years ago

For all of you reading this page, please also look at Shareaholic for Firefox, which allows you to post or email to many site!

Thanks Jason!

Posted by Eileen Taggart, Flagstaff Top Producer Who Answers Her Phone (ReMax Fine Properties) about 9 years ago

Thanks, Jason, this was on my list of stuff to do, and you helped me blaze through it in no time!  Great post...Lisa

Posted by Lisa VonBargen, Estes Park Real Estate Photographer (Photography7522) about 9 years ago

Vey useful info - thank you, Jason.

Posted by Marzena Melby, Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty) about 9 years ago

Now, this is what I call active community contributing at its best.  You bring networking to a new level.  Hope I can return the favor one day!  Thank you, Jason!

Posted by Julie Jones, Broker Associate about 9 years ago

Jason you rock and this is absolutely awesome that we can do this!!!!! Do you know if it works for google blogspot?

Posted by Porche Jeffrey about 9 years ago

This is a very good post for the step by step on how to do this... I have seen a few other similar posts, but this one is for sure the most clear.

Thanks Jason!

Amy Boxer - Welcome Home Furniture Rental & Staging

Posted by Amy Boxer (Pura Vida Design Group, Inc) about 9 years ago

Love this tool, I've had two referrals so far from Facebook.

Posted by Samantha Nichols, Massachusetts Real Estate Specialist (ERA Belsito and Associates) about 9 years ago

Great post. I just got it set up. Your the man!

 

Posted by Ryan Field, Real Estate - Fergus Falls - MN 56537 (RE/MAX Signature Properties) about 9 years ago

Hi, Eric. This is quite possibly the best blog ever! I'm a little confused though. I followed the steps, and it said you can only post 3 blogcasts at a time. How does Facebook manage this? Does one have to go in and update on occassion? Thanks!

Posted by Danell Merren about 9 years ago

I tried to hook up my blog to my facebook page accroding to your directions. I triple-checked the steps and it all looks right to me. However, my facebook page has said for 2 weeks that I haven't blogged yet. For some reason it is not synching with my activerain page. Any suggestions?

Posted by Suzette Sager (Primp This House) about 9 years ago

Suzette - I could walk you through an alternative solution if you like, using the "Notes" application.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) about 9 years ago

Thanks I got it to work. Good luck with the baby

Posted by Marie Westerman, New Homes Sales Specialist Evans GA REALTOR (Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate/ Wilson Parker Homes) about 9 years ago

I think I figured most of this out from another post yesterday but am saving this in case I didn't get all the pieces.  Thank you.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) about 9 years ago

Thanks, I'm new at facebook and blogging so I really need help in learning how to do all this.  I'm glad you are willing to share!

Posted by Sandy Mitchell, Making A House Your Home (The Kelly Group Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Very helpful post.  Welcome home if you stayed long enough to pick up messages.  I really like the assistance.

Posted by L. Wayne Denton, I have a handle on your market!!! (Denton Properties, Inc.) about 9 years ago

Facebook, Twitter? We don't need no Facebook and Twitter... But if I ever do YOU DA MAN!!

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 9 years ago

Thanks Jason. I'm all connected. Hope Spring brings you increased business!

Posted by Benjamin Clark, Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert (Homebuyer Representation, Inc.) about 9 years ago

Got it -- thanks!!

Posted by Sue Gabriel about 9 years ago

Thanks for the information.  I just have to take the time to set it up.

Posted by Kathy Booth, Setting the Stage, Home Staging and ReDesign Professional (Setting the Stage) about 9 years ago

Thanks for making it so easy!!!

Posted by Lynn Boyd, Realtor - Your Panama City Florida RE Specialist (The Payne Group - Keller Williams Success Realty ) about 9 years ago

You are on my Book Mark to do list.  These types of articles are very helpful.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) about 9 years ago

This is great! Thanks for making something that appears very difficult really be so easy!

Posted by Ken Kelly (Benchmark Mortgage) about 9 years ago

Thanks!  It seems somethings changed a bit when Facebook came out with their newest version but I am going to double check that all is in place right for me!  Great post!

Posted by Sonya Loose, The Lake Girl,Selling Waterfront in Gladwin County (Modern Realty) about 9 years ago

Thank you so much!  I just started utilizing Facebook and was wondering how that was done!

Posted by Myra Spano, Real Estate Broker (BHHS Towne Realty) about 9 years ago

Thank you for the helpful info!

Posted by Kelly Bovi, Charlotte Area Real Estate (NavMak Enterprises, LLC) about 9 years ago

GOOD MORNING JASON!  Thanks to Anne Marie Malfi featured post today - and because I am so slooooowwwww at keeping up -- I finally got around to doing this!  And needed to stop by and say thank you!  Hope all is going well with the new baby!  -- Gabrielle

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) about 9 years ago

I better get on the ball.  I have a feeling I am missing out on a lot by not getting busy with this stuff.  Thanks for all your insight and help.

Posted by Joe Roy (HomeBased Realty) about 9 years ago

Sounds like good information. I will try this out!! 

Posted by Jenny Munoz (Southern Trust Insurance ) about 9 years ago

GREAT! Thanks to know - - - just updated my settings.

Posted by Billie Hillier, Savvy Home Realty Solutions (http://702IsHome.com) about 9 years ago

Jason, can't you do this via tweetdeck if you have AR set up to post to twitter?  I think tweetdeck is new maybe since this post, or at least the facebook part?

Sharon

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) almost 9 years ago

Jason - I have multiple pages on Facebook for three different submarkets. Do you know if there is a way to add my blog to each page? I was only able to add it to one. Thanks.

Posted by Christianne O'Malley, Exceptional Service - Delivering Results in Reno! (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) almost 9 years ago

Christianne - I would recommend asking my good friend Mike Mueller.  If it can be done, he can figure out a way to do it.  His email address is mike912mueller@gmail.com

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Is there a way to display a twitter widget on my AR page?

Posted by Michael Wolff, Your Total Mortgage Advisor! (Wolff Financial Services) over 8 years ago

Great stuff!  I'm still trying to figure out weather to start w/Twitter and send out or start w/facebook and syndicate!

Posted by Tracy Santrock, Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge (Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. ) over 8 years ago

Hi Jason,

Excellent post. Thanks for making it easy for us.

 

Best -Sash

Posted by Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate (RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd.) over 8 years ago

Jason - thanks for this great info.  I made this happen for my personal page and my business fan page!

-- Danny

Posted by Danny Batsalkin, Los Angeles Real Estate | 310.432.5706 (Keller Williams Realty - Beverly Hills) over 8 years ago

Just found this blog by searching ar 'facebook feed', - it's a wonderful thing!  When I typed in 'blogcast' on the facebook search, simplaris did not appear, but it did when I typed in 'Simplaris'.  Thanks, Jason - all set up!

Posted by Lynn Afton, REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County (Greenridge Realty Oakmont) over 8 years ago

The sign of a really great post is how long it is relevant. Since this one has already had a birthday and is nearly halfway to its second, it's contet is excellent. Thanks for the post.

Posted by Jarrod Weaver (X3 REALTY) about 8 years ago

Jason,  thanks for the easy instructions on Simplaris blogcast.  I've set it up in Facebook.  It downloaded one batch of posts when I first set it up, now I must download manually, even though I have it set to auto download.  It also only downloads a couple of sentences for each post, even though it is set to download the entire post.  I have an outside blog.  The Simplaris is set to download my AR blog.  I've seen a few other comments here from people who have outside blogs and are having problems.  It seems to be a common thread.  Any suggestions for a fix would be appreciated.?

Posted by Lorin Marsolo, "Opening the Finest Doors in Atlanta!" (RE/MAX Around Atlanta) about 8 years ago

great information, thanks so much

Posted by OptHome Real Estate Corp (OptHome) almost 8 years ago

Thanks Jason, i am using this to get my posts on both.  you're the man!!

Posted by David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com (www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending) over 7 years ago

Suddenly, between September 1 and September 2, my Active Rain feed to Twitter stopped. No obvious reason.... I didn't change my Twitter password. Any suggestions?

Posted by Ann Heitland, Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales (Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties) over 7 years ago

Ann I am having the same issue and have been trying to troubleshoot it today. Look forward to seeing if the problem is in AR or Twitter. I also noticed Twitter updates are feeding to my other blog so it may be a T issue.

Posted by Tessa Skeens, Staging For Denver Realtors, Builders (Hampton ReDesign, Home Staging and Redesign ) over 7 years ago

Thank you for this post, I have bookmarked and am going to spend some time getting this all connected up.  You always have such great information.

Posted by Lesley Wagstaff, For Real Estate and Mortgages (Re/Max Results Realty in Vancouver, BC) over 7 years ago

I went to the app page, brought up Simplaris, it only gives me the option of adding to my businesses pages and it had no place to put in my feed.  Pretty wierd.  Cannot connect to my feed with it.  Only gave me the option of adding my business pages on Facebook to my personal profile

Posted by Mary Macy, Top Agents Atlanta Metro (Top Agents Atlanta Metro) over 7 years ago

Hello:

Maybe I'm missing it but how does this help get my facebook thing into my active rain blog? 

First when I search for the faacebook simplaris blogcast it isn't there???  But that looks liike it takes your ar blog and puts it into your own website blog which is the reverse of what I want to do.

I want  to put my fbpage into my active rain blog....  am i going in the right direction?

Posted by Angela Kraushaar (Coldwell Banker United, Realtors) over 7 years ago

Hello:

Maybe I'm missing it but how does this help get my facebook thing into my active rain blog? 

First when I search for the faacebook simplaris blogcast it isn't there???  But that looks liike it takes your ar blog and puts it into your own website blog which is the reverse of what I want to do.

I want  to put my fbpage into my active rain blog....  am i going in the right direction?

Posted by Angela Kraushaar (Coldwell Banker United, Realtors) over 7 years ago

Hi Angela - There's really no automatic way to bring the Facebook stuff to ActiveRain.  I could only suggest cutting and pasting in that case.  With regard to doing it the other way around, I would suggest using the "Notes" function on Facebook now, which really just requires you to paste the URL for your RSS feed into the Notes section.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 7 years ago

What do I copy and paste though - in wordpress we use widgets etc - w/ wordpress i just put the profile id of the facebook acct into the widget - so I don't have any code or etc that would turn the profile id into a box...

What am I missing and also - thank you for your fast response.

Hey - your site looks familiar - are you friends with Eric Bramlett?

Posted by Angela Kraushaar (Coldwell Banker United, Realtors) over 7 years ago

Jason:

I found it by googling it - so here it is for everyone else:

well - now I'm trying to copy paste it here and it looks like the paste functionality is removed...

so - tell you what - i'll just post it on a new blog post for everyone....:)

thanks for your help Jason!  great page by the way!

 

 

Posted by Angela Kraushaar (Coldwell Banker United, Realtors) over 7 years ago

Jason:

Here's a link to my posting on how I did it for others that may need to know how also:)

http://activerain.com/blogsview/2146471/putting-a-facebook-widget-into-your-active-rain-blog

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for a great posting!

Posted by Angela Kraushaar (Coldwell Banker United, Realtors) over 7 years ago

Angela - Glad you were able to figure it out.  I'll check out your post.  I don't know Eric Bramlett, although I know that he is a local broker here in town.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 7 years ago

Since this blog post was originally written in 2008, is the twitter box still working? I do not see it on my settings page as shown above. 

Posted by Pamelyn Meller, CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) (The Property Shoppe Team LLC) about 7 years ago

I just wanted to say "Thank You" I searched the web for hours and learned more than I needed and all I wanted was how to address the link...RSS = Real Simple Stupid, lol. Thanks

Posted by Lisa Coates, Residential Home Sales Specialist (Precision Realty) almost 7 years ago

I don't think AR works this way anymore. See http://activerain.com/blogsview/2018062/how-to-put-your-activerain-blog-on-facebook-twitter-and-digg

Posted by Stephen Howell, Annapolis MD Homes For Sale 443-994-8043 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 6 years ago

I tried searching for the Facebook connection to Active Rain; however when I treid, the pop up says this is not secure. This application does not yet support secure browsing (HTTPS) -- after reading the comments.  I will try another post.

Posted by Bruce Hicks, Your Lifetime Friend/Helper! (Best Homes Hawaii) over 6 years ago

This could be very valuable for bloggers. Thanks for the info.

Posted by Nan Jester, Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery (Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL ) almost 6 years ago

Thanks Jason, really appriecate  your share!!

Posted by Rose Essy, CNE, ABR Owner/Broker 970.306.2198 (Vail Real Estate and Homes, LLC) almost 6 years ago

Hey, Jason-  First of all, congrats on getting a blog post from 2008 onto the Daily Drop!  Wow!  BUT...  The Twitter option is no longer there. :(

Posted by Jennifer Prestwich, Your Castle RE Colorado (Henderson, Thornton, Broomfield and Westminster) almost 6 years ago

Jason:

I see you wrote this in 2008? I had no idea you've been able to do this for so long.

Posted by Aaron Vaughn | Builder | Investor, If the deal makes sense, the cash will follow. (Conifer Homes) almost 6 years ago

Thanks Jason, we will be working on getting that set up.  Make it a great week!

Posted by Bob Miller, The Ocala Dream Team (Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty) almost 6 years ago

Jason, Thanks...We're going to give it a try!

Posted by Dennis J. Zisa & Associates, Inc., 26 years in So. Jersey and the Greater Camden area (Dennis J. Zisa & Associates, Inc.) almost 6 years ago

Jason:

Interesting to read the stream of comments.  Some say that the tweeter option is no longer available.  And does the feed to facebook only go to your business page?  I will try to connect my blogs to twitter.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) almost 6 years ago

Jason:

I tried it last night but it no longer works.

Posted by Aaron Vaughn | Builder | Investor, If the deal makes sense, the cash will follow. (Conifer Homes) almost 6 years ago

This could be a great tip for a lot of us. And encourage at least myself to do more posts on AR, like I used to. But the newer comments say the feature you mentioned no longer works. Is that true?

Posted by Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996 (REALTY EXECUTIVES TUCSON ELITE) almost 6 years ago

Ever since Jimmy Mackin said it's better to manually post blogs instead of syndicating (those kinds of posts tend to get buried in Facebook), I have been doing so with better results. However, I wouldn't think it would make much of a difference on Twitter because it goes by real time posts.

Posted by Lynda White, Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty (Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How) almost 6 years ago

OK I was told that the only stupid question was the one not asked.  So from the ignorant and stupid crowd - What is the difference between this and using the like button after we do our post?

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

I don't have the Twitter setting. Ideas?

Posted by Thomas Cruse, Product Manager at DataQuick (DataQuick) over 5 years ago

The quality of this article surpasses many others I've read. You have a keen eye for detail and your research was solid on this subject.

Posted by Don Cake about 3 years ago

A round of applause for your article.Thanks Again. Awesome.

Posted by Loanemu about 3 years ago

Great Information. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD! (Arizona Resource Realty) over 2 years ago

Thanks for the information. I have twitter setup but not FB.

Posted by Mark Artesani, Huntington & Newport Beach, Fountain Valley Homes (Keller Williams Realty) over 2 years ago

Participate