How set up Google Authorship for your Real Estate website

Reblogger Jack O'Neal
Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Elite Group

Google Authorship

I just went to a class where this was discussed your directions were great I printed them and got it done in 20 minutes. The process allows you get better branding of your RE activities.

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How to set up Google Authorship for your Real Estate website

How to set up Google Authorship for your Real Estate Website


If you would like your photo appear next to your site in google search results you should definitely set up Google Authorship for your Real Estate website. 

It will take just a few minutes to learn how to set up Google Authorship for your Real Estate Website.  This will help your website to rank on google, maximize exposure for your listings, and drive consumers to your Real Estate website.


Sign in to Google Plus


If you do not have a Google Plus profile set up, you can do so at in a few minutes.  Be sure to add a profile picture of your face and not a logo to your profile.  Once you have signed in, click on the About tab of your profile.

Scroll down to the contributor to section and click Edit.  This section can be found between the Other Profiles and the Links sections. 


Add your Real Estate Website to the Contributor to section

When you click Edit, a menu will pop open and you can click Add Custom Link.  Your screen should look like this:

Type the name of your website into the Label section and your full website address example into the URL section.  Make sure the dropdown menu to the right says Current Contributor and press Save.  

Review your About section of your Google Plus profile.

Your website should now appear on your Google Plus profile page. 

Add a link to your Google Plus profile on your Real Estate Website


This can be done by editing your website.  I use Business Suite by Market Leader to host and edit my website.  If you are interested in learning more about this system, feel free to email me!

Log into the administrative side of your Real Estate Website

1. Click on the Admin Tab

2. Click on the Website Tab

3. Click on Main Text in the Left Column to edit the main page of your site.

4. Insert a Google Plus icon by clicking on the photo icon in the editor.  If you are using a Market Leader website, You can use the Image URL: 

5. Link to your Google Plus profile by clicking on the Link icon in the editor.

6. Click the Save button.


You are done!  When your website appears on google your Google Plus profile picture will appear next to the results. 


Thank you for reading about how to set up Google Authorship for your Real Estate website!



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Kaye Swain
Keller Williams Real Estate Roseville CA - Roseville, CA
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Thanks to both of you for sharing this info. I just did this with my regular blogs but wasn't sure how to do it with ActiveRain. I'll work on that this weekend. Thank you. 

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