Google Authorship...It's As Simple As You Want It To Be...And Valuable

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Managing Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX Executive Realty
http://actvra.in/KGl

Have you seen your thumbnail photo online next to the title of a blog post?  Your eyes go right to it.  Yes, I claimed authorship to my site.  Is that important?   It probably is to many bloggers.  To me, the fact that a photo is visible and it catches the attention of whoever is searching is worth a bundle.

I’ve been told that the process of creating Google authorship is simple.  To me, the word “simple” means picking up the phone and dialing a "techie person" to accomplish this “simple” task.  That’s simple!!!  It’s not only “simple” it’s one less thing for me to devote hours trying to figure out. 

If you haven’t seen your photo next to the title of your post, you know that whoever has a photo on that page will be getting the phone call from that potential client before you!!!!   That’s pretty simple to understand!!

I still consider myself technology challenged, but I sure do know how to use the phone to call a techie person.  I also know that I want my photo on the SERP so my phone will be the one to ring before that of others.  It's "simple" to understand, and it all makes sense to me.  How about you?  Thanks, Bill Gassett!!!

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Rainmaker
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Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT)
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I went thru Bob Strwarts training on Google Authorship. In a way it was simple - like attaching it to Active Rain was simple, but I find it completely frustrating to add it to Market leader. Does anyone have any advice for that platform? Please advise. Shanna
October 28, 2012 03:26 PM
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
RE/MAX Executive Realty

Barbara you are correct that it is huge to have your photo come up in the search results. Not only from a visual perspective but from an seo perspective as well.

October 28, 2012 03:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
"New Franklin MA Homes"
RE/MAX Executive Realty

Nancy Golliday is who I called to take care of all of my websites...she's a rainer....

October 28, 2012 03:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
"New Franklin MA Homes"
RE/MAX Executive Realty

ill.....Yes, I've been blogging on my websites all day..... thanks, so much for the awakening....

October 28, 2012 03:31 PM
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Beverly Herdman
Northern VA Wine Country Experts
Keller Williams Realty

I agree with you about the photo, I think it really helps with identifying. Makes it more real for the consumer. And, it was super easy to set up. 

October 28, 2012 03:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
"New Franklin MA Homes"
RE/MAX Executive Realty

Hi Beverly....I'm sure it was.... my way was easier!!!

October 28, 2012 03:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Marte Cliff
your real estate writer
Marte Cliff Copywriting

Good idea. I think I have this done for Active Rain, but would like some of that other "stuff" on my websites as well. You just woke me up - maybe I know someone I can hire...

October 28, 2012 03:42 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
"New Franklin MA Homes"
RE/MAX Executive Realty

Marte....an important lesson is that what YOU own comes first.... we all love ActiveRain, but you don't have control of activerain.... they could disappear and so will your posts.... websites first, then activerain.

October 28, 2012 03:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating

Good evening Barbara.

Thank you for the tip.

Stay safe during the hurricane.

October 28, 2012 04:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
"New Franklin MA Homes"
RE/MAX Executive Realty

Thanks, joshua.... you, too....

October 28, 2012 05:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Where There's a Will, There's a WAY!
Hamm Homes

Hello Barbara, thanks for pointing this out.  Did I miss Rocky picks?  Hope the weather will not get to bad in your area.

October 28, 2012 06:08 PM
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Doug Rogers
Your Pineville Louisiana Agent
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I found out how to accomplish this thanks to Activerain. Could I do this on my own again for a 1,000,000 dollar prize? Not a chance.

October 28, 2012 06:49 PM
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Ed Silva
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754

Barbara, that is the added benefit of ActiveRain. Someone hits up the thought and the phone call to techie gets made. Got to love it

October 28, 2012 07:41 PM
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Janis Borgueta
LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115

ActiveRain rocks as without the info here I would never have learned ANY of the stuff I'm doing..Yes.. simple is to call the SEO tech guru.. and believe me some days I need one! Thanks to all the people here and the crew on my website I'm making it happen!

October 28, 2012 07:45 PM
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Kathryn Maguire
Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881

I claimed my authorship but there was a bit of delay before I got the official google seal of approval.  But it is well worth it!

October 29, 2012 05:21 AM
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