How set up Google Authorship for your Real Estate website

Reblogger Cheryl Johnson
Industry Observer

This tutorial by Katrina Benton on setting up Google Authorship is so well done, I just have to reblog it.   Especially now that I must change the AR contributor link on My Google+ Profile  :-) 

Thanks Katrina!

Original content by Katrina Benton License #16564

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.

FINAL STEP: Visit and verify your email address.

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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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

My understanding is that even with the change, your picture is not guaranteed but it's worth a try.

Apr 20, 2014 08:21 AM #1
Cheryl Johnson
Highland Park, CA

If the image shows up, fine.  if it doesn't that's fine too.  I still wanted to update my contributor link, and couldn't remember where Google+ buried it.   (It's under Profile -> About)

I know Bob Stewart and the rest of the gang here put a lot of effort into creating all their video tutorials, but sometimes I don't want to watch thru an entire video when I just have one dumb-doofas question on my mind.... :-)



Apr 20, 2014 08:46 PM #2
Jeff Fisher
RE/MAX Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
RE/MAX Fine Properties

Great post to remind us to get as much exposure as possible!  Thank you.

Apr 21, 2014 01:47 PM #3
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