How set up Google Authorship for your Real Estate website

Reblogger Winston Heverly
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Winston Realty, Inc. BK63078915

Katrina Benton, presented this blog a couple of months ago that would be great to re-discover today. There are many useful ideas that can be used to further help guide your next real estate transaction. Use these suggestions as a starting point and customize further to your own specific situation. Thanks for sharing.

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 plus.google.com 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 http://www.homefindersoftexas.com 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:

http://images.marketleader.com/Vision/socialmedia/small/GooglePlus.png 

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

6. Click the Save button.

FINAL STEP: Visit https://plus.google.com/authorship 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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Thanks for re blogging this Winston. I missed it the first time and have bookmarked it for reference later. 

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Simple and yet the reminder does help a lot! Thanks!

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