Quick tip of the day - Google Reviews

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I think by now, most of us know we should be on Google places or google local...which I think has now been folded into google plus.  Here is a link to our


There are certainly things here I'm trying to optimize (including linking to my correct website), but that's a story for another post.  If you haven't done one for your business, do that today.  I'm guessing that by following my link, you can do that and create your own.


I think we also know, having reviews on here can help you.  We currently have 6 reviews (we used to have more, but as google shifted their algorhythm some got kicked out).  Oh well.  Having reviews in here is important as customers see this as an objective 3rd party place and this will often come up when people google some of our key words (and yes, I have had several people find us this way and tell us about the reviews they read...a few even quoted them and printed them out before I arrived).


I beileve that when you have more reviews, it can help improve your rankings and sometimes (when you have 5 or more), you can get 5 stars underneath the listing when people are searching - all of these are good reasons to get reviews. 


My new "a ha" today is that I just noticed, they have a share button at the bottom of each review.  I just had a customer leave us a review a week ago.  I just shared it on google plus.  took 2 seconds.  I realized right after this that not only did that give me some good content for Google Plus, but it also created a backlink back to my google business page, and that's probably a good thing.  I'm going to try to share one of these a week for the next few weeks.  Seems easy to do. Hoping it will boost us in the rankings, but even if it doesn't, it still gets our great reviews out there and can build our credibility.


Oh, and I can use your help here...these pages now have a plus button (upper right), so if you have a G+ acct and can give my page  a Plus, I'd really appreciate it.  Thanks.


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Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Good morning Debbie, I'm just learning the Google Plus and it's many systems, and with fellow members like you educating us we can keep learning. Thanks for sharing.

May 05, 2013 12:34 AM #1
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Learning Google Plus is really time consuming but I am also working on it.

May 05, 2013 01:09 AM #2
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Bob - Excellent. It's well worth it.  It works well in tandem w/ your blog and AR.

Barabara-Jo - It's actually not that hard, but there are some facets that you learn as you go along.

May 05, 2013 01:22 AM #3
Mark Delgado
houses for rent, Solano County & Glen Cove - Benicia, CA
Benicia and Vallejo, Property Management, rental h

Debbie,  you really are a source of knowledge.  Now, if only I could have the discipline to follow through!  I have just never taken Google + as seriously as I should.

May 05, 2013 02:07 AM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debbie- as always useful information.  I'm making an effort to spend more time on Google+ and am going to be following your tips. (suggested.)

May 05, 2013 02:14 AM #5
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Debbie...zipped over and +1ed your page.  You are a master marketer and are so savvy at putting your information over the web for consumers to find you.  

May 05, 2013 03:53 AM #6
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Debbie, I think we need to talk. I need to get a better handle on all this Google+ stuff.

May 05, 2013 12:29 PM #7
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

I already +1 your page. I too am working on the reviews on a bunch of different locations. It is hard to get people to go online to write them so feel fortunate that your customers wrote one for you.

May 05, 2013 02:21 PM #8
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Mark - thx. LOL you can do it.

Kathy - Thx.  Yes, you should doe this regardless of whether you use G+ or not.  Takes 30 seconds.

Anita - Thank you so much.  Yes, that page needs some help.  (not many plusses yet).

Tammie - Happy to. This stuff is the listing for your business.  It's been around for many yers.

Janis - Oh I know, it is sooooo sooo hard.  So once you have one, leverage it!


May 05, 2013 06:24 PM #9
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Debbie, They are always changing things. The share feature is a good one and worth trying out.

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