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Bob Stewart
ActiveRain - Mesa, AZ

If your post is public, then anyone can see it. 

If you share a post that is member's only, then when they clicked on the post, they would not have access to that piece of content, unless they were to log in to ActiveRain.

Nov 23, 2015 03:27 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Jack,

As a "Rainer", it is my understanding non-members cannot see your posts, regardless of where they are shared.  If you become a "Rainmaker", you would need to posts "Members Only" to keep the general public from seeing the posts.  

If you do want the general public to see your posts, you could upgrade to "Rainmaker"... or the person referred back (by link) to your AR post would need to become a member.  

Just my understanding.... perhaps an Ambassador will pipe in here soon.  

Nov 23, 2015 02:07 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Bob Stewart has given you the answer here.  Which is good, because I didn't know this either.

Nov 23, 2015 04:18 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Great question!  Never thought of that one.  I'm in agreement with Carol Williams that they would most likely not be able to.

Nov 23, 2015 03:30 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am in agreement with Michael Jacobs .  Wishing you a great Thanksgiving. A

Nov 23, 2015 03:15 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

 Good question, Jack -- I would think not but don't know for sure.  I see from your profile you are not a RainMaker -- have you tried?   

Nov 23, 2015 02:01 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I would not post anything online that I do not want others to see. You never know.

Nov 23, 2015 09:18 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Jack. If you post anything as public, yes it can be seen by anyone.

Nov 23, 2015 06:36 PM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Only if they are public posts. If not, they can see the title but then when they access the link they will not be able to see it. 

Nov 23, 2015 10:04 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

It depends what you are sharing.  They can only see "public" articles, not "members only." If you are not a rainmaker (i.e. paying member) then no, they can't see your blog posts...but, they can see if you share other people's articles that are public.

I hope that made sense.

Nov 23, 2015 08:41 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Bob Stewart is correct. That works in principle.....

Nov 23, 2015 05:20 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No, the link takes them to the join page whenever they click on the link to any members only pages.

Nov 23, 2015 03:37 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jack Gerbehy good question for sure.

Thinking logically, you are just posting a link on other social media platform so if they click on it, they can see it.

Bob Stewart - not sure if this is something ever thought of?

Nov 23, 2015 03:19 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

depends how you set up the "securiyt"

Nov 23, 2015 02:28 AM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Great question Jack Gerbehy  I am working on my blog and will become a "Rainmaker" very soon.  Don't want a blank blog...  good luck!

Nov 23, 2015 02:20 AM