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Plus One, Please

By now, you're probably VERY acquainted with Facebook's "like" button. When one of your Facebook friends posts something, you simply click "like" and it shows up on your profile as well as those of all your friends. It's a great way to share information with other friends and tell them, "Hey, check this out!" Well, Google has come up with something similar that also gives you a heck of a boost in the Google juice department...the Google +1 button. All you need is a Google profile, the correct code and you'll soon be saying "Plus One, please".

What IS Google +1?

The Google +1 button allows anyone with a Google profile to share information with others in their network (via your email contacts) like recommendations for restaurants, loan companies, mortgage brokers, printers, nail salons, etc and share news items that are of particular interest to you. When someone clicks on the Google +1 button, it's letting everyone in their network know that they like what you have to offer.

Google +1 Button

How Does Google +1 Work?

Once the button is installed, anyone who clicks it will have your site show up whenever they are logged into their Google account. In turn, when you are logged into Google, you, too, can see what other friends and colleagues have liked via Google +1. You decide which of your "pluses" you wish to make public and which you want to keep to yourself. So, you won't be sharing any information you don't want to. Even if a +1 isn't publicly shared, however, it will still be recognized as a worthy site in Google's eyes, garnering more Google juice to the site and propelling it up the search engine ladders. Also, when someone visits your Google profile, they will be able to see all of the sites you publicly +1'd.

How Do I add Google +1 to My Site?

It's really quite simple. You simply need to get the code and plug it into your site. You can even make it different sizes. If you are struggling with adding your button, Second Self Virtual Assistance can help.

Google +1 can do for real estate professionals what the Facebook "like" button does for them on the social networking site. Next time you want to have your name shouted to the heavens for potential clients to hear (and see), just say "Plus One, please".

Pamela Cendejas, Real Estate V.A. Second Self Virtual Assistance: When There Isn't Enough of You to Go Around!

Comment balloon 10 commentsPamela Cendejas • June 09 2011 04:50PM

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Pamela, I've read something about this lately but it didn't have such a clear explanation like yours so I didn't do anything.  I'm actually going to check this out now and add it to my sites.  Thanks!

Posted by Trang Beuschlein, Campbell CA Real Estate - Campbell CA Homes for Sa (Homes for Sale in Campbell CA- Broker-BKR Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Trang - Great!  Happy to help.  Some things are just too good not share.  Enjoy your day!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

I am bookmarking it to see more about it!!  thanks for sharing!

Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) over 9 years ago

Hi Deborah - Now, don't let that bookmarking list get too long. ;o)  Let me know if you have any questions.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Thanks, that looks sooooooo  cool. I am going to check it out!

Posted by Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale (Sells Real Estate, LLC) over 9 years ago

Pamela, I just read about this earlier this week, it sounds pretty kewl!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 9 years ago

Hi Dick and Dixie - Thanks for responding.  Hope you find it helpful.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Hi Joan - I read about this and thought we can all use as much help with our online presence as we can get.  Let me know how it works out for you.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the explanation, Pam.  I am going to bookmark this, my brain is too tired to figure it out right now!

Posted by Christine O'Shea (Christine E O'Shea Broker) over 9 years ago

Hi Christine - Thanks for bookmarking my post.  Get some rest! ;)

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

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