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Liz and Bill Spear, Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs (Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

See?  We're all thankful that you have that engineering job on the side - oh, the things we learn from you, Bill!  LOL

Thanks for the heads-up!  I seriously didn't know this. Great catch!

Feb 01, 2017 04:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Thank you for that information. That is good to know and I had no idea.

Feb 02, 2017 04:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Good thought. Most systems do not like any link shortners.

Liz and Bill Spear  what happens with those shortners in Hootsuite & Friends+Me?  Have you ever had those blocked.

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Feb 01, 2017 04:07 PM
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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

Thanks for the heads up.  Had no idea.  

Feb 01, 2017 04:02 PM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

That makes sense Bill. Good heads up!

Feb 01, 2017 03:46 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I agree Bill, I seldom click on them unless I really trust the source.

Feb 02, 2017 03:32 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Thanks for a heads up. I had no idea that there is any blocks exist. 

Feb 01, 2017 10:26 PM
Rainmaker
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Liz and Bill Spear - thanks for heads up. I usually use both - short links as well as full URL when I share my posts on different platforms.

Feb 01, 2017 10:08 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I don't typically put them in posts, but I do use them in social media.  We'll have to test tomorrow to see you can access it.

Feb 01, 2017 09:21 PM
Rainmaker
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Sounds like they should be working instead of cruising the internet! ;)

Feb 01, 2017 07:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I did not know this..thanks for the heads up!

Feb 01, 2017 06:46 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

That is great to know

Feb 01, 2017 06:16 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

that is correct for security purposes

Feb 01, 2017 06:10 PM
Rainmaker
679,135
John Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate

Thanks for the head's up.  I've been using the short-link for Twitter and G+

Feb 01, 2017 06:00 PM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-284-9826
White Sands Realty Group FL | 941-284-9826 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

I don't use shortlinks and I don't click on them. Mainly because I'm not sure where they really do go and don't want to open up something that might mess up my phone or computer.

Feb 01, 2017 05:59 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Is that true for all short URLs or the AR ones?

 

(The good news is that this is a non issue for me on FB and Pinterest).  It's only on hootsuite scheduling (for Tw/LI/G+).  But, I still share manually at least 1 on all of those.

Feb 01, 2017 05:41 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bill,

That is exactly why I stopped using them many, many years ago.  I had learned about that, and we both stopped using them.  A

Feb 01, 2017 05:05 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

So using the long URL works fine though? Thanks for the heads up!

Feb 01, 2017 05:04 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am glad to know this piece of info. I tend to use the short url more than the long one.

Feb 01, 2017 05:02 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Thanks for the heads up.

Feb 01, 2017 05:02 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Good to know. I"m not surprised given security issues these days

Feb 01, 2017 04:49 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Good tip, Bill.  TYVM

Feb 01, 2017 04:31 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Interesting.  Thank you for sharing, Bill.  

Feb 02, 2017 05:13 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Go to know for Linked In ????

Feb 02, 2017 05:09 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

That's been happening for years which is why I don't use them - helps to be married to an I.T. guy ;)

Feb 02, 2017 04:44 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Makes sense to me

Feb 02, 2017 04:37 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Good point Bill...

Feb 01, 2017 04:46 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Some IT departments use third party screening services to block many types of websites as well.

Feb 01, 2017 04:18 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Thank you for the information.

Feb 02, 2017 05:57 AM
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Noel Mayer
Upper Montclair Weichert Realtors - Montclair, NJ
YOU WILL BE RIGHT AT HOME WITH NOEL !

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Feb 01, 2017 07:17 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

i see...

Feb 01, 2017 04:47 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Thank you for the heads up. I didn't know...

Feb 02, 2017 06:03 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you for this advice.

Feb 02, 2017 05:52 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I was not aware but it does make sense. Thanks for the heads up Liz and Bill Spear 

Feb 02, 2017 05:49 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nothing is perfect and some have pretty tough firewalls!

Feb 02, 2017 05:47 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thanks, and have not used that short URL for a long time.

Feb 04, 2017 01:11 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Good heads up.

But, understanding what the cost to the enterprise could be to a nefarious link makes this action necessary.

That is all it takes, one spoofed email with a reassigned link to install ransom-ware.

 

Feb 03, 2017 09:09 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

thanks for letting us know

Feb 03, 2017 04:02 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Make it SEF worthwhile, keep it spelling out what it links too...URL handling is tricky beyond avoiding dreaded 404's needing 301 redirects. Don't lessen their precision. Good point you make Liz and Bill Spear !

Feb 03, 2017 03:49 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Definitely makes sense here.  What are readers doing reading real estate blogs on company time.  

Feb 03, 2017 12:26 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Since you've told me this I've stopped using the short URL link. Thanks for spreading the word. 

Feb 02, 2017 05:50 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Thanks for the heads up.  I would have never even thought about that.  

Feb 02, 2017 03:14 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Thanks.  Most of these web filtering devices can be bypassed by going to the secure version of the website (at least they used to be with default configurations).  Google's secure the web initiative may have bollocksed that up though.

Feb 02, 2017 01:06 PM
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Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Notary Training, Consulting. Colorado Springs, CO

Good tip. I do not click on short links due to security risks. If I do accidentally, my internet security software will scan the website for malware.

Feb 02, 2017 11:41 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do not use them ... however it is good to know.  Thanks for the heads up.

Feb 02, 2017 10:15 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks.  Good to know.

Feb 02, 2017 08:54 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I do use the short url for Facebook posts and assume folks are not accessing FB from their job locations.

Feb 02, 2017 08:53 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

thanks for the guidance 

Feb 02, 2017 08:35 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Thanks for the heads up on this.

 

Feb 02, 2017 08:34 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you.

Feb 02, 2017 07:08 AM