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Awesome new social media features for Activerain Likes, +1, LinkedIn, & Tweets

You asked for them and you got 'em!  Now the power of social media is fully realized in the individual articles of every blogger on Activerain.  I have to say, this is one of the most powerful and useful features I've seen added in a long time.  The beauty part of it is that you can build much better ranking in both social networks and search engines as a result of this new feature.

Activerain social media buttons












 LIKES:  The first button is the "Like" for Facebook.  The best thing about being liked on Facebook is that the articles you see the most activity on are the ones that show up in newsfeeds at top priority.  Unless your friends are all looking at "Most Recent" they'll see your "Liked" articles over others.  Plus, sites or articles on Facebook with a lot of likes will get picked up by Google and other search engines.

Google +1:  As you're well aware, getting hundreds of these will do wonders for your SEO and help put you or keep on on Page 1 of the SERPs.  The more people who like an article, the better as it shows up as having more authority than other similar pages.  By having the button on here so easily used, your subscribers can click articles they think are good and boost their rankings.  So, for all my subscribers - PLEASE CLICK +1!  Thanks!

LinkedIn Share:  For professional networking, it's hard to beat LinkedIn.  I have most of my fellow REALTORS networked on LinkedIn and publishing regular stories there let's them know I'm active in the market.  So, this makes it easy to share my articles and for my readers to share my articles with others.  Again, it gets me more exposure on another major social network.  Another huge plus to this is that when people share my articles on LinkedIn, it will help boost my Klout score!

Tweet:  For those of your on Twitter, all your blogs should be posted there.  This button makes it easy for people to not only reblog your articles (which boosts the deep linking Google likes so much) but also makes it easy for people to get your reblogged articles into Twitter which is also good for SEO and helps boost your Klout score.

So - THREE CHEERS FOR ACTIVERAIN!  These new features are going to be HUGE!

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Comment balloon 8 commentsBryan Robertson • August 15 2011 10:58AM


Bryan: I agree this is going to make posting to social media so much easier and efficient. The SEO will certainly follow! Thanks for a great post. I hope to reblog!

Posted by Anne M. Costello (Weidel Realtors) over 7 years ago


Yes you are so correct. This is great for someone like me. I just clicked on suggest, like and +1 for this blog.. Later I will re-blog if they ever let me go to the blogs section. Now I have to go the AR memebrs site and click on blogs to be able to comment.. Weird!

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 7 years ago

Didn't know about the "like" receiving priority. Thanks!

Posted by Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent (Bayou Properties) over 7 years ago

I was not able to log on Sunday and this morning I noticed all the buttons at the top. I thought kewl...but when did this happen? I don't remember seeing them on Saturday. In any case I am ready to use them and have others like my stuff too!

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) over 7 years ago

Wonderful news and a great explanation of the new features. Now you'll have to teach me to tweet ;-).

Posted by Leslie Ebersole, I help brokers build businesses they love. (Swanepoel T3 Group) over 7 years ago

Looks like some nice new upgrades.  The more way to get our info out, the better.

Posted by Rodney Mason, AL,FL,GA, SC, TN (Angel Oak Home Loans) over 7 years ago


Thanks for the summary. I'll now watch for these.


Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 7 years ago

Wow I can't believe everyone's not on AR when you see features like this !!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist (KW Elite ) over 7 years ago

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