Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000)

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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Two things could have happened.  

1. You could have clicked on the link on the right side "short url link" and shared it in some other media. 

2. Someone saw this blog and wanted to copy the short url link and share it.  

When one of these occurs, your stats will pick up the link every time someone clicks on it.  

I also use this to share it on my own social media rather than clicking on the SM icons provided.

Cody Carmen has the third explaination which is more likely if your blog was featured on the home page. 

Jan 06, 2017 11:52 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Hella, If I had to guess, I'd guess AR staff tweeted that post.  It doesn't have to be a featured post for them (Bob??) to create the short URL and tweet it.  You could always go to AR's tweet stream and check the dates right after that post and see if it shows up there.

Jan 06, 2017 01:53 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We stopped doing short URL's years ago, and we used to do them in order to post on Twitter.  And then Twitter's tech was upgraded to where you did not need those short URL's.  So I abandonned it all, and I don't worry about clicks.  My concern is getting my message read by real people and not bots.  A

Jan 06, 2017 02:42 PM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

The 'short url' clicks can be generated at the top of the blog post --- makes it easy to copy/paste the url into a spot where space is limited, and makes the url look 'cleaner'


If you didn't generate the short url yourself, I'm not sure who else could aside from AR staff.

Jan 06, 2017 12:03 PM
Cody Carmen
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

Was that blog featured on an ActiveRain Daily Drop? I believe my only short URL clicks were from one of my posts featured there. And I guess the other option is if you used that short URL on twitter or other social media and viewers clicked from there.

Jan 06, 2017 11:50 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Interesting answers.. Sheri Sperry - MCNE® made a great comment.

Jan 06, 2017 05:47 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

That is for tracking the using of the short url when it brings in the clicks. You are probably using the long url instead.

Jan 06, 2017 03:06 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

AR shared one of my posts on Twitter too; I was wondering how that happened. 

Jan 06, 2017 02:21 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

60 people like you and what you had to say

Jan 06, 2017 12:49 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

OK everyone. It's still a mystery WHO generated that "short url click" link and how it's being used to get SIXTY people to come to it. I AM NOT COMPLAINING, if it was YOU, I want to thank you!

And, yes, you CAN generate that link of someone else's blog - go to someone else's blog and you get that opportunity at the top.

Jan 06, 2017 12:22 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

ActiveRain sends some of them to Twitter - that might be doing it.

Jan 08, 2017 11:16 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

That would be different, but maybe mystery discovered! 

Jan 08, 2017 01:21 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

For me, it would be when AR shared my blog on their Twitter page.  They share the short URL, I do not use that.

Jan 07, 2017 08:28 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® nailed this one!

Jan 07, 2017 05:33 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I have only use that call him when I have been judging Orinvolved in contests .....

Jan 06, 2017 11:29 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I think you have some good answers below. Sounds like it got shared either by someone or perhaps in the Daily Drop

Jan 06, 2017 10:42 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hella Mitschke Rothwell - You didn't do anything differently!  AR staff shares our posts sometimes on Twitter or FB and uses the short url.  You'll see that people who follow them on those sites, click through.  Those short urls are great to use on your other social media accounts too!

Jan 06, 2017 10:30 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I suppose it's important if you want to track activity.

Jan 06, 2017 09:31 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It's a linking thing, Hella. The short URL is great if you want to track the clicks you receive. You may have put that short URL to that post somewhere else on the internet, or used it in a post, and that's why you see the number there. 

Jan 06, 2017 07:27 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Someone else generated it.

Jan 06, 2017 06:28 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Some of the "share this" type apps will automatically generate a shortcut url.

Jan 06, 2017 05:55 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm guessing that is one of the only posts you created a short URL for.

Jan 06, 2017 05:18 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Some use the short URL to post on Facebook or other sites.

Jan 06, 2017 04:58 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't kknow as I never check those stats.

Jan 06, 2017 04:26 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

You captured a short URL and used it.

Jan 06, 2017 03:59 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Hella Mitschke Rothwell - just created the short URL for your posts - and got somehow marketed somewhere....

Jan 06, 2017 12:25 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Well for one you have to click to 'get one'. Once you do, you should post it to other areas which help you see where your posts are being read. Say you put the short URL on FB - that's how many people are reading you there.


Jan 06, 2017 12:05 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

It's not what you did so much as what others read in your post. Apparently sixty of them liked what they saw and saved, shared or forwarded it to their sphere of influence in a more manageable form. Congratulations!

Jan 06, 2017 11:57 AM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I couldn't tell you for sure... but retrace and see what you think is the difference

Jan 30, 2018 12:13 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

You must have inadvertently created a Short URL for that post and it became searchable.  The Short URL is great for you to be able to track if the link is being used when embedded on a site like Facebook.  You learn how affective the site is and allows you to know whether or not to pay for an advertisement on a certain site.

Jan 07, 2017 03:41 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It looks like Liz and Bill Spear solved the mystery.  Now you know.  No more head scratching  at least not for this. 

Jan 07, 2017 10:27 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

you have some great answers here.... I agree with Sheri....

Jan 07, 2017 09:29 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I think Liz and Bill nailed it.!


Jan 07, 2017 09:11 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

To get stats you need to promote the short urls - which do you no good for promotion btw

Jan 07, 2017 07:26 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I do not use this function

Jan 07, 2017 07:13 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Can't help since I never pay attention to it!

Jan 07, 2017 06:50 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Sheri has the answer.

Jan 07, 2017 05:59 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

You must have linked your post somewhere using the short url as the link.

Jan 07, 2017 05:39 AM
Toronto, ON

Perhaps someone clicked on "short URL" to generate a short URL.

Jan 06, 2017 11:48 PM