Creating and Sharing a Photo Gallery on Google Plus

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty

There's been a lot of talk on ActiveRain lately about Google+. Anyone looking to stay on top of their internet presence should be participating on Google's very own social network. Why? Well, I'm already seeing my face appear next to search results featuring my Google Authorship photo and, even better, I'm seeing articles that I've shared on Google+ coming up in my personalized search results in Google search (and better yet, so are my connections).

If you're interested in Google Plus, surely you have you read Bill Gassett's featured post about Google Plus by now, right?

Today, I want to show you how to create a photo gallery on Google Plus and how to share it all over the web.

First of all, if you don't already have a business page, I would suggest you create one, it's always good policy to keep your personal and your business posts separate. There is one other really good reason to do this too that I won't go into, but it could be a game changer if and when it goes live.


Creating a Google Plus Photo Gallery 

It's super easy to create a photo gallery on Google+. Just go to the Profile button on the left hand navigation bar, click it and these tabs will appear above the stream of posts: Posts-About-Photos-Videos. Click on the Photos tab then find the big red button that says "UPLOAD NEW PHOTOS." Oh, by the way, don't forget to properly tag the photos wherever they are stored and re size them too before uploading (for super easy photo re sizing I use Shrink-o-Matic). 

Hold down your ctrl key to select and add all your photos at once and when you're done uploading them you'll be prompted to rename your album. Don't use the default date and time that is in the title field, use keywords instead!

After that you'll be prompted to share the album you just created on your page. Select which circles to share it with, and if you've been playing nice with your Google+ friends hopefully you'll get a few +1's. 

Here's what the photo gallery I created looks like on my Albuquerque Homes for Sale business page:


High Desert Photo Gallery on Google Plus


I think that's a way better photo gallery display than you get on Facebook, don't you?  

Creating a Link to Share Your Google Plus Photo Gallery

After you've created a photo album and shared it on your profile DON'T STOP THERE! You should never create content and then share it in only one place. Promote it using your other social media channels and share it everywhere you can think of!

Here's how you can create a link to the photo gallery. This is cool, and it took me awhile to figure out how to do it, but once you know how it's really simple to do.

  • Right click on the time next to the post you just created
  • Select "open link in new tab" from the drop down menu
  • Go to the new tab and copy the URL

Now that you've got the link to the specific post that displays like my screen shot above, you can do all kinds of creative things with it. Tweet it out, link to it in a blog post here on ActiveRain, link out to it from your website or Wordpress blog, include it in your email signature or share it on Facebook. Hey, I'm no SEO expert, but I believe linking out to an authority site is good for your site, and linking to your photo gallery is good for it too.

More Ideas for Your Google Plus Photo Gallery

The gallery I chose to create for this post was a gallery for High Desert, a popular Albuquerque foothills neighborhood, but you could just as easily create a gallery of your current listings, a gallery of your video posts, or a gallery of photos of your happy past clients. 

Not embracing Google+? Perhaps thinking of it this way will help you get more excited: Google, the king of web search, has created and given you your very own website. They've built it for you, they've super charged it with INCREDIBLE SEO POWER, they will indexed it for you super fast, and they will give you credit for everything-even other people's content-that you share on it. It would be silly to waste this golden opportunity.

Other Business Pages to Check Out on Google Plus

Several ActiveRain people have business pages, why don't you add these people to your circles!

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Anita Clark Realtor

Cardinal Realty

Lori Cain Real Estate

The Flooring Girl

Dakno Marketing

Exit Stage Right Home Staging

Rave Reivews Home Staging

If you have a Google Plus business page, please visit this Google Plus post and leave your link in the comments. 



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  2. Lori Cain 10/31/2012 07:00 AM
  3. Debbie Gartner 10/31/2012 09:40 AM
  4. Cheryl Ritchie 11/01/2012 04:00 AM
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Wayne Bennett
One Home Team Realty/Charlotte,NC 704-293-3931 - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate...As It Should Be

Rich...thx for sharing this valuable information...another lesson learned from all the great folks at AR!  This is awesome

Oct 31, 2012 03:12 PM #19
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Rich, I think this is Awesome. I created my Google Plus Business Page after reading Bill Gassett's post the other day. Now, I plan to take your advice and upload some photos I took of a recent luxury home community.

Thanks for Sharing, and I just Hit that Subscribed button too.

Oct 31, 2012 04:41 PM #20
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

You're on your game Rich.....

Oct 31, 2012 05:06 PM #21
Rich Cederberg
eXp Realty - Albuquerque, NM
eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque

That's great Jerry, It's really easy, but let me know if you need a hand.

Thanks John.

Oct 31, 2012 05:21 PM #22
Fred Griffin
Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Thank you, Rich.  This is superb advice.  I have work to do!

Oct 31, 2012 06:57 PM #23
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
Hey, Rich, you got my reblog pick of the day. This will be fun to sample! Gotta check your links, too.
Nov 01, 2012 04:01 AM #24
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC - Austin, TX
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale

Good morning Rich,

Wow...great information..thanks for the very informative post..excellent advice!

Nov 01, 2012 04:06 AM #25
Valerie Zinger
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada - Ottawa, ON
Home Organizer
Rich. I came here from Cheryl's re blog. Thanks for the info and this weekend I will give it a try.
Nov 01, 2012 04:26 AM #26
Gary Frimann
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

This is information rich and I thank you for it.  I now have my morning work cut out for me.  This looks like a good way to dominate.

Nov 01, 2012 05:21 AM #27
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


Thanks for the instruction on how to create a photo gallery in Google +.  I need all the help I can get.  I am going over to Google + to follow your instructions to create a photo galler.

Nov 01, 2012 06:49 AM #28
Rhonda Duffy
Duffy Realty of Atlanta & Rainmaker Realty - Milton, GA
#1 Retail Listing Agent in the U.S.

Rich- Thank you for the tips. I will be putting them to use!

Nov 01, 2012 08:12 AM #29
Rich Cederberg
eXp Realty - Albuquerque, NM
eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque

Thank you for your comments, I'll be looking for all of you on Google+!

Nov 01, 2012 10:07 AM #30
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Rich- this is an excellent informative post.  I've been taking baby-steps to maximize my time on Google+ and this helps immensely. 

Nov 01, 2012 07:25 PM #31
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nov 03, 2012 08:33 PM #32
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale

This is a great tutorial on how to get the albums up and running.. I've been working on ten different things, but I'm sure to use this tool as it makes so much sense.

Nov 04, 2012 04:35 AM #33
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC - Austin, TX
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale

Hi Rich,

I came over from Kathy's post this morning on her "Ah-ha" moments for the week.. I read your post earlier and have it bookmarked..I was sure I'd see this post in her Sunday morning post:). Excellent content!!


Nov 04, 2012 05:02 AM #34
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

I've made several photo albums this week because of this reminder. I particularly appreciated the reminder about properly naming and tagging your photos. 

Nov 04, 2012 07:31 AM #35
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Rich, I've really been fighting this but I'm feeling that I need to get with the progream.

Nov 04, 2012 02:23 PM #36
Rich Cederberg
eXp Realty - Albuquerque, NM
eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque

Kathy, thanks for including my post in your weekly post!

Nov 04, 2012 03:36 PM #37
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Rich, thanks for the very helpful post about a photo gallery on Google+. Bill Gasset has always been a consistent source for what to do next to stay in the game.


Nov 04, 2012 07:52 PM #38
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