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Rainmaker
3,155,183
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I push my AR posts out and periodically interact with those who + my post or commented, this year I tend to focus more on it just out of politeness and in turn it will improve SEO

 

Jan 01, 2017 09:11 PM
Rainmaker
3,218,547
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Fred - my involvement with Google+ is linking my ActiveRain posts there. Nothing more.  

Jan 02, 2017 12:58 AM
Ambassador
1,240,901
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

I've never been into Google +.  There were already too many to keep up with when it came along. 

Jan 01, 2017 09:28 PM
Ambassador
3,155,309
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I push my posts from my website and sometimes AR there - As someone else mentioned, I haven't been able to directly correlate business from G+ at this point.

Jan 01, 2017 09:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,139,683
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I post the link from activerain on G+ with a title and my name and it will rank on google. I don't use it for anything else. 

Jan 01, 2017 05:41 PM
Rainmaker
378,426
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I use Google + for SEO. I don't believe it does much else.

Jan 01, 2017 05:30 PM
Rainer
144,903
Andrzej Niemyjski
Realty One Group - Sun City West, AZ

Its been quite some time since I used Google Plus 

Jan 01, 2017 09:44 PM
Rainmaker
4,281,905
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Not active on Google plus.  

Jan 01, 2017 09:15 PM
Ambassador
1,598,628
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I share videos but have no direct correlation to getting clients.

Jan 01, 2017 06:58 PM
Rainmaker
143,956
Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

I'm not very active on Google+, but I do like to share my blog posts there just because I understand it's what Google likes!  :)

Jan 01, 2017 06:03 PM
Rainmaker
3,048,869
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Michael Jacobs  nailed this one!

Jan 02, 2017 03:54 AM
Rainmaker
3,976,051
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I really have no idea

Jan 01, 2017 05:46 PM
Ambassador
3,028,844
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I haven't had much luck with G+.

Jan 01, 2017 05:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,204,273
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I push my blogs there.  I have had no traffic from it.

Jan 02, 2017 12:57 PM
Ambassador
3,981,820
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I do think there is a benefit to post on any Google sites. I plan to do more of that this year and to reap the results.

Jan 02, 2017 09:59 AM
Rainmaker
95,209
Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

Google "your area + real estate agent." Make certain you clean your cookies and browser history first so you get a clean view.

See the Google map with the 3 businesses come up nice and showcased like (after the paid ads of course)??? You can only get there by having a Google Plus account. Remember to set up a Google Plus for Business account, not an individual one--that's the difference between success and failure on G+.

 This is really only effective if you are trying to improve a website ranking. Once you have the G+ for Biz account set up, you have to link it to your website (you will need to authenticate the business with Google).

 Now you're a member of the club. You cannot get into the showcased local business list without going through this exercise. To improve your ranking, get some local client reviews and keep working to optimize your site. You'll see your ranking rise in no time. Put the G+ badge on your site as well for an extra kick.

 Again, you cannot rank a business on Google effectively without going through this step. I hope this opens a few eyes about G+. It is not something to pooh pooh--it is a basic essential for oline marketing...

 

 

Jan 02, 2017 09:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,264
FN LN
Toronto, ON

SEO is a key reason for Google+.

Jan 02, 2017 08:47 AM
Rainmaker
2,650,596
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I've mainly been using for SEO.  I add new posts there and they seem to get indexed in an instant.  I used to use to keep up/learn more about SEO and social media as the best of the best were on there.  But, now I just follow their blogs directly (when I have time).

Jan 02, 2017 05:29 AM
Rainmaker
596,551
Mitchell J Hall
Compass - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

I still use it. All my blog posts are sent to G+ with hashtags. It serves as an online landing page. The profile page links to all sites I can be found online.  I spend more time on facebook because it's fun and my friends and family are on facebook but Google immediately indexes everything posted there. In my opinion it's more professional more of a business site compared to Facebook which is a personal site that is everything to everybody and filled with clutter.

 

Jan 02, 2017 04:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,513,818
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes; I like G+

Jan 02, 2017 04:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,497,707
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I still like it & use it just differently. There are many people using it extensively & doing great. If you want to get your stuff out there right away, G+ is the place.

Gets better placement for your AR stuff too. I've developed a whole plan for 2017 so we'll see how it goes.

There are people that are doing great with LinkedIn's blog. I think that when we post here we get lost in the shuffle.

Jan 02, 2017 04:29 AM
Rainmaker
2,944,045
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I do nothing on Google+ except send my AR posts to it.

Jan 02, 2017 04:01 AM
Rainmaker
5,228,469
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I am not very active on Google+ and would not miss it if it disappeared.

Jan 02, 2017 03:54 AM
Ambassador
3,671,830
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I'm not active on Google +. I can't do all and maintain a real estate practice.

Jan 01, 2017 08:19 PM
Rainmaker
977,478
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

AR seems to lose its viability.  I notice G+ is not getting the juice it used to.

Almost all my blogs come from G+ for the last several months now.

Jan 01, 2017 08:11 PM
Rainmaker
555,750
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I share my Rain articles on it but that's it.

Jan 01, 2017 06:21 PM
Rainmaker
863,526
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Google+ has always been on my back burner. For 2017, I intend to work more on Instagram and Linkedin.

Jan 01, 2017 06:17 PM
Ambassador
4,013,451
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

All that I have ever used it for was SEO.

Jan 01, 2017 05:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,037,109
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I tried using it for other things but now I only use it to backlink to other platforms and my website

Jan 26, 2018 07:33 PM
Rainmaker
1,472,345
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm afraid I did not do much recently on Google+. My priority: my fb pages, this blog, and IG+ Twitter. 

Jan 03, 2017 11:27 PM
Rainmaker
4,003,735
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do see my SEO improve when I post (and interact) on G+.

Jan 03, 2017 11:51 AM
Rainmaker
576,463
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I have to wordpress platforms, one I use for blogging alone, and another for my website, which is also wordpressed base.  Both sites allow me to post blogs which automatically get posted on my FB business page, Twitter, Linkedin and now Google +.  As far as I'm concerned the more exposure to my business, the better..

Jan 03, 2017 11:42 AM
Rainmaker
532,888
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

Everything is searchable so it works without giving it much attention, just post blogs to it, same with Linkedin.

Jan 02, 2017 06:29 PM
Ambassador
4,297,836
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - I just share my AR posts on G+ - and that's the extent of it.

Jan 02, 2017 03:51 PM
Ambassador
2,662,379
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Yes, still active. I see G+ still showing up on Google SERPS, but more important is that they integrated Google My Business into the dashboard. So that makes it easy to access. 

That is about it. I do like the new photos back up from Google. 

Jan 02, 2017 02:38 PM
Rainmaker
4,431,606
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Jan 02, 2017 09:13 AM
Rainmaker
2,756,196
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I have no clue Fred Griffin - I will link my WordPress posts on G+ after the posts are indexed.  

Jan 02, 2017 09:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,364,727
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin I have an account, but rarely check it. I do get the notifications on my iPad.

Jan 02, 2017 08:25 AM
Rainmaker
818,416
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

IMO G loves G so I'm on it but I don't do anything special there - feel free to add me howeever and of course I will return the add to anyone who does :)

Jan 02, 2017 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
3,138,247
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have never used it!

Jan 02, 2017 06:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,813,990
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Send all my new posts there

Jan 02, 2017 05:59 AM
Ambassador
1,613,368
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I just do it

Jan 02, 2017 05:48 AM
Rainmaker
795,828
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I had an account but never did much with it, just could not get into it.

Jan 01, 2017 10:19 PM
Ambassador
2,341,739
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Scott Lawson  and Katerina Nestor & Katerina Gasset et al provided some great positive affirmations for using Google+

     TYVM!

Jan 02, 2017 03:42 PM