Google + Tip of the day 7/30

Home Builder with The Flooring Girl

Hey guys.  Based on yesterday's post, it's clear that there are many that don't know how to use Google Plus well, or they are intimidated, or just haven't gotten started.  So,  I thought I'd share a tip of day to help the AR community out.


Google Plus is actually not hard to use at all...if you jump in you'll find that to be the case.  Believe me.  And, you don't need to spend that much time there.  Make it a goal to spend 5 minutes a day on it. 


This is a VERY busy time for me (thanks in part to my blog doing so well as well as Angie's list and lots of repeat customers).  So, I'm very limited right now in doing my true flooring posts, so I thought instead, I'm do some quick tidbits here on Google Plus.  My goal is to do 1 simple tip per day for a week.  Not sure that I can actually keep up w/ this, but maybe it will be every other day...or whenever I get to it.


So, today's tip:  If you care about SEO and your posts being found, always post to PUBLIC.  If you only post to your circles (or a circle), your post will be private.  And, that means that google will not index it, and that means that it is doing nothing for your SEO.  It is the equivalent of posting a members only post on AR or not being a rainmaker.  Only members will see it.  The public will not see it.  Your clients will not see it.  And, while there area a few exceptions, usually, the point of all of this is to be found on Google.


Yesterday's Tip:

Blog Entry: A common blunder I see on Google + and it's easy to fix


Oh, and here's a link to my Google Plus profile personal acct: Debbie Gartner on Google Plus and here is my business page: The Flooring Girl on Google Plus


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Donna & Larry Johnson
Keller Williams Real Estate - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County

Great tip Debbie! That is what is so great about AR when people like yourself share there knowledge with everyone. SEO is always something that I need help with!

Jul 29, 2013 11:23 PM #22
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Brenda - Excellent.

Aaron  - I agree, The priority should be on website and blogging and getting found.  After that, leverage social media.

Grant - That's the way to go.  On the authorship, try to google that.  There are ways to test it.

Michael  - Thx.  trying to do 1 tip a day...for a week.  Not sure if I'll be able to stick to that, but we'll see.  Crazy busy now.

Donna & Larry - Thank you so much.

Jul 29, 2013 11:26 PM #23
Kelly Barbus
Keller Williams Buffalo Northtowns - Buffalo, NY
Keller Williams Buffalo Northtowns

Another great tip for us new Google+ users.  Thanks again!

Jul 29, 2013 11:29 PM #24
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

easy peasy nice and easy this Debbie and her input is...thank you

Jul 29, 2013 11:52 PM #25
Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Debbie great idea - keep the tips coming!  It's like a mini tutorial for many of us. Easy to get it in small bits too!

Jul 30, 2013 12:45 AM #26
Dwight Puntigan
DRP Realty, LLC - Saint Peters, MO
Dwight Puntigan

Finally figured out last night how to post public instead of private.  Talk about things hiding out in the open, I made it mre difficult than it is.

Jul 30, 2013 12:54 AM #27
Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

Keep it simply, great tips!  We like simply ways that are quick and easy, thanks for sharing.  Truly do appreciate it.


Jul 30, 2013 01:31 AM #29
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Thanks Debbie,  I am going to be following you very closesly on this topic.  I still need to learn it.  I like the 5 minutes a day.

Jul 30, 2013 02:00 AM #30
Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

Very cool. I appreciate it. I think I'm getting a handle on G+, but it's not all that intuitive somehow. Still, I'm sure it has or will take over the world.

Jul 30, 2013 02:25 AM #31
Caroline Gerardo
CMG Financial - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

@Grant Schneider don't do Google Author just by your email. List all of your pages as links on your "ABOUT YOU" "Contributor"  and add the HTML code with your Google plus ID Number ( not just your name - google has assigned you a personal number...) if you need help contact me and I can walk you through it.

Jul 30, 2013 02:35 AM #32
Helen and Larry Prier- Re-Max Gateway - Residential Real Estate
RE-MAX Gateway- Residential Real Estate Sales - Anacortes, WA
Anacortes & surrounding Skagit & Island Counties

Debbie, I agree, if you are going to post it then why not make it public.

Jul 30, 2013 02:39 AM #33
Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
Dedicated. Qualified. Local.

Hmmm, thought one of my circles was public?  Thanks for bringing this to my attention, I'll make sure my posts are getting seen by the maximum amount of eyes.  

Jul 30, 2013 03:13 AM #34
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Great tips Debbie. As with the other people I say, "please keep them coming".

Jul 30, 2013 04:42 AM #35
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Thanks for your tip on using Google Plus. I will be looking forward to seeing more in the near future


Jul 30, 2013 05:05 AM #36
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Keeping it public!

Jul 30, 2013 05:59 AM #37
Vienna Bello
Liberty Realty, LLC - Jersey City, NJ
Real Estate Sales, Rentals & Consulting, GRI, SFR


I'm still pretty new to Google +

Thanks for the tip!


~ Vienna

Jul 30, 2013 06:20 AM #38
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debbie OK glad I am doing at least this one right, I always post to public.  If it is a post that I do on AR as a Members Only, I do not post it anywhere else but here, so everything to Google+ is public.

Jul 30, 2013 06:33 AM #39
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Debbie, I will look forward to seeing your weekly tips adn yes I believe you can keep up. Afterall you are The Flooring Girl.

Jul 30, 2013 11:50 AM #40
Kaye Swain
Keller Williams Real Estate Roseville CA - Roseville, CA
Your Roseville Real Estate Agent

Oh gracious - thank you! I used to do that, then thought I should do private. Back to public I go. Thank you 

Jan 31, 2014 03:41 PM #41
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Kaye - Oh yes, it's so important.  I just found another friend posting privately and it doesn't do you any good.

Jan 31, 2014 06:06 PM #42
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