Google+ is not a Social Network

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Google+ is not a Social Network

During our SEO Beyond Your Website class of IMSD, instructor Chad Hyams shared the reason that Google+ was not covered in the Social section of IMSD, but rather the Search section. It is because Google+ is not a social network.

Watch this clip and then see the 4 steps below to setup your Google+ profile

Setup your Google+ account so Google knows who you are. Make sure you complete these 4 steps when creating your profile:

  1. Use a professional profile photo
  2. Create a cover photo. This is your first impression
  3. Use a short Tagline in your About section
  4. Include keywords and links in your Introduction in the About section

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Jeanne Dufort
Coldwell Banker Lake Country - Madison, GA
Madison and Lake Oconee GA

spent 6 hours in a classroom yesterday learning the power of the integrated Google tools - Google+ isn't even the half of it.  But it can and will be a powerful tool!

May 07, 2013 07:16 AM #1
Daniel Benton
Real Estate Brokers of Alaska - Anchorage, AK

This is confusing me - when you sign into your Google account, your search results are way different than an anonymous search. This breaks up your viewers into two groups, those who have signed into Google and those who have not. Your ranking may be higher with fellow Google account users than the rest of the world. When I go to see where I'm ranking for a keyword, I always remember to hit the top right 'hide personal results' button so I can get a more honest ranking. (ef) 

May 07, 2013 09:15 AM #2
Kim & Kristine Halverson, Santa Monica Real Estate :) - Santa Monica, CA

It sounds like you're trying to tell us something about Google+. Perhaps, it is more powerful than a social network?

Thanks, Kim

May 07, 2013 10:40 AM #3
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Customization like this I think if you want people in the sales game to know you to a tee. If not, I would stay out of Google Plus.


Love and light,


May 07, 2013 01:22 PM #4
IMSD Designation
Internet Marketing Specialist Designation - Kirkland, WA

Google Plus is a great place to be found when people are searching the internet and might be connected with you somewhow.

Don't attempt to use Google Plus like you would Facebook, it isn't the same thing

May 08, 2013 03:11 AM #5
Denise Watkins
Tristar Realty, INC - Upper Marlboro, MD
Realtor Serving DC and MD

It's hard keeping up with all the social media outlets, but I'll try it if it's going to help my business grow.

May 09, 2013 09:14 AM #6
Rob Lyszczarz
RE/MAX Properties Unlimited - Westfield, NJ

Interesting.  Google is very hard to define, as it is an evolutionary creature, and as such keeps changing.

May 11, 2013 02:15 PM #7
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

A lot of people use it for networking posting and interacting there with others regularly. 

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