Google + Tip of the day 8/3

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Home Builder with The Flooring Girl

Make sure to post a picture with  your status update and NOT the Active Rain default button.

 

Active Rain default button on G+A picture helps communicate your idea.  It creates interest in your post.  It's more likely to be read, plussed, shared and get comments with a picture.  So add a picture.  One of the biggest mistakes I see on here is that people do their update from AR, and never push the button to insert a picture.  Instead, the default Active Rain button appears on the stream.  And, it looks stupid.  It does nothing to attract attention for your post, and G+ users have been trained to realized that these are non-engaging newbies who don't know what they are doing, so most people will ignor you.

 

Instead, after you push the button, but before you push submit, hover over the AR logo and you'll see some arrows come up.  As you push the arrows, you can use any of the other pictures in your post.  This only takes 5 seconds to do (if that) and it's worth it.

 

Previous tip of the day:

google plus red buttonA common blunder I see on Google + and it's easy to fix - 7/29

Google + Tip of the day 7/30

Google + Tip of the day 7/31

Google + Tip of the day 8/1

Google + Tip of the day 8/2

 

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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Rainmaker
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Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Janis B. just did one the other day on this tip...it is so easy and has such a better presence for the plusser...have a good day Deb!

Aug 02, 2013 10:08 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Ginny - Yes, she did.  And, I suggested it.  It's so important.  I still see people doing it, so I thought it needed to be repeated.

Aug 02, 2013 10:14 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Debbie: This is a common mistake that many seem to make.  Literally a few seconds is all it takes to choose another photo before sending the content over to G+.

Aug 02, 2013 10:25 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Anita - Yes, I see it often and it's so easy to fix.

Aug 02, 2013 10:56 PM #4
Rainer
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Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

Good idea. I don't share from AR, though. I cut and paste the URL, which gives me more photo choices. I also edit the text.

Aug 02, 2013 11:07 PM #5
Rainmaker
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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Great tips Debbie, thanks for sharing here on ActiveRain.

Aug 02, 2013 11:27 PM #6
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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debbie, alright I am up to two things I do right on Google+, I am on a roll :)

I always make sure I add the picture, and if I have more than one picture in the blog, it let's me choose which one most of the time.

By the way I started adding a comment before sending the blog to Google+ today, so I guess that makes it three things I am now doing right.  I may be slow but I do catch on to a few things :)

Aug 03, 2013 03:34 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Gay E. Rosen
Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty - Larchmont, NY
As Real as Real Estate Gets!

HI Debbie - thank you for sharing this.. will set it into motion

Aug 03, 2013 04:45 AM #8
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debbie-  another informative post.  The more I see Google+ the more I think that photos/pictures are the key.  

Aug 03, 2013 04:48 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Brad - Yes, that works equally as well, and sometimes better.

David - Thank you, and you're welcome.

George - LOL, yes, you are. Yes, 3 is a magic #.

Gay - You're welcome, and glad to hear that.

Kathy - Yes, they are sooooo key, Kathy.

Aug 03, 2013 05:04 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I haven't got the feel of how to navigate in Google+ plus but keep these tips coming Debbie and I may get there.  Thank You!

Aug 03, 2013 07:55 AM #11
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

An AR member called and shared this with me because she had learned from another AR member. I like the fact it works that way.

Aug 03, 2013 01:06 PM #12
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Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
Thanks for your Google+ tip of the day Debbie!
Aug 03, 2013 01:38 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Kevin - Yes, I'm confident that you will.

Debbie - Yes, I love this place and how everyone shares.

Ralph - You are welcome.

Aug 03, 2013 08:48 PM #14
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