Spam prevention
Bob Stewart
ActiveRain - Mesa, AZ

You have to share directly to Facebook, you can't use the sharing tool at the top of your post.

And the reality is, you want to share directly to Facebook and avoid using third party applications to share your content on Facebook. Facebook's Edgerank (their algorithm that determines what shows in someone's newsfeed) will give an advantage to any content shared directly on Facebook. It's worth it to take the extra 2 minutes it takes to head over to FB and paste your link in directly there.

We use a third party service called 'AddThis'. This issue is originating with them. We have discussed tapping into the API directly to allow sharing to Facebook, but even then the content shared from AR would have less impact than if you share it direct on Facebook. 

Dec 11, 2015 04:48 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Facebook sharing seems to be a hit or miss situation, sometimes it works well when you post the link directly there, sometimes it does not.

Try again in an hour and it may work.

As far as the sharing programs, they seldom work.


Dec 11, 2015 05:53 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Bob is right about this.  I share directly from our website to FB.  A

Dec 11, 2015 05:26 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Using the link directly or sending on AR's share button? Either way, give up the way that is not working. I have problems with AR's share on everything for some reason.

Dec 11, 2015 04:30 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Agree with Bob Crane above regarding posting on Facebook.  There never seems to be a consistent response received there.  One time it's this .. another time it's that, Bob Stewart.  I go direct to Facebook with my link and get a host of things that happen in response.  If I have the time, I'll mess with it until it appears as I wish.  Other times, I've just aborted the posting entirely ... or gone ahead and posted without a pic.  It can be frustrating posting over there ...


Dec 11, 2015 11:40 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 unlike sharing on G+ or LinkedIn, the images are probably not transferred to Facebook from AR posts. (I usually put direct link on Facebook business page - and do not share from the links on top of the post.)

Dec 11, 2015 03:15 PM
Toronto, ON

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - I believe you are correct that Bob Stewart's comment "Share directly to Facebook" means that you write your text and upload your photos directly in Facebook.

I personally prefer composing directly in the relevant social media platform (FB, Pinterest, G+ etc).  In that way, the password is not provided to multiple sites which could be compromised, you don't need to worry about third parties changing the way they work (as you see with your issue and Bob's response) and more.

Dec 11, 2015 05:57 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Annette - Sounds like you got a great answer from Mr. Stewart himself. Hope that works for you.

Dec 13, 2015 02:02 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't post from AR to other sites, so that hasn't been an issue.  Check my reply to Bob Stewart's comment though, there is some magic not happening on the image URL coding that gives me a similar problem when I paste the content into my own WordPress blog.

Dec 12, 2015 09:40 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Thanks to Bob Stewart not only for the answer but for showing us how to make it happen.   I'm going to try it today.  

Dec 12, 2015 12:45 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Now that I've read Bob's answer it explains what's been working for me ! I just put the Short URL in and the photos do populate !

Dec 11, 2015 11:53 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I've never been able to get my AR pictures onto Facebook--ever. I just put in a new post into Facebook, upload the picture I want and provide a short url link in my FB post.

Dec 11, 2015 09:14 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No idea...another small glitch

Dec 11, 2015 07:14 AM
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

Oh oh... it sounds like the "hit and run" tool is broke? 

Dec 11, 2015 04:50 AM
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

You may try searching on here as I think Bob Stewart provided an answer on this previously.  Or maybe he'll chime in.

Dec 11, 2015 04:41 AM