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Google+ 2 Year Anniversary Photo Walk Could Be Coming To Your City!

Join the Google+ 2 Year Anniversary Photo Walk in your city!   

Cities world wide will have having Google+ 2 Year Anniversary Photowalk on June 29, 2013 where anyone with a camera can meet up with google+ participants and walk around the city taking shots of their favorite places. This global event is FREE to anyone!   Registered Google+ participants will have an opportunity to enter 1 photo in each of 7 categories for grand prizes from sponsors.  Last year the prizes were over $7,000 in value and we expect more prizes this year.  

As a real estate agent with a camera you can host a photo walk in in your city, at a specific location or join in an existing global photo walk where ever you are on June 29, 2013. Invite your clients and make it a fun customer connection event!  

This will be the 2nd annual history making photo walk to share with friends, clients, businesses in your community and affiliates. This will be a great time along with enjoying the Google SEO as you post and share this incredible opportunity to connect through photography. 

Google photo walk map

Thirty cities are already on the map so check out the list on this google+ page and then go to the Google+ Two Year Anniversary Community and read the directions on the left and see all the cities that are set up with events.  If you set up a photo walk in your area with an event your link will be on this interactive google map with your name and a link to your event.  

The Event tool on google+ makes it easy for you to set up the photo walk in your city. Check out the event set up in Williams, Arizona and feel free to copy and modify the words to create the event in your area. People can RSVP on the Google+ event and they will be eligible to participate in the prizes offered by the sponsors by using the RSVP tool to prove they are google+ participants. 

As an active member of your community this activity gives you a golden opportunity to participate in the Google driven event, use the hashtags, #G+2yearAnniversary. talk about the photowalk for the next 2 months, share your event and create posts with plenty of blog content and photos to share the fun!  

This is a low cost, high return way to connect with past and current clients along the business community by inviting them to come and participate. It also allows you to connect with photographers in your community sharing photography which is now the key to opening the doors of communication. Digital imagery is how the world is sharing on Instagram, Pinterest, facebook, twitter and google+ so aligning with people who are enjoying photography can only enhance your digital experience and help improve your photography skills just by listening and connecting with those having more advanced techniques.  

The opportunity to engage with the photographers who have signed up for an existing event in unparalleled. If there is not photo walk in your city, create your own photo walk and connect with them after they RSVP for the photo walk or contact a photographer now and do it together. 

Think about how easy this global event makes it to introduce yourself and invite others to come and bring their friends or clients to this history making 2 year anniversary celebration for Google+.  Perfect way to connect with new google+ users and validate why engaging on google+ is so fun taking online relationships to a new IRL- In Real Life level.

How to get going:

Below are 2 examples of sharing photos from Williams with the information on the photo walk in Williams, Arizona.

  • Create an event for the photo walk in your city if you are going to host it.  Use the existing event link if one is already planned in your city.
  • Create posts on your google+ stream about the event.  Share all the details of the photo walk in a link and just have some fun.
  • Share the posts on google+ with different daily photo themes.  Be sure and share your posts with #MyCitySunday My City Sunday curated by activerain's Sally Weatherley and me.  We will reshare your posts and spread the word about your event on the My City Sunday google+ page.  
  • Create individual url links to your post and then share on other social media with a shortener  
  • Use the hashtag #G+2yearAnniversary and add your city when sharing your specific event  #G+2yearAnniversaryWilliamsAZ



                             Baby Bear


  • Add your photos to the event you create and keep adding photos during the week to create more interest in your city and the fun photo walk event.    Use the ink to post describing the photo and the walk.

                           Williams wall art   

Don't miss the incredible opportunity to socialize with your local businesses, past and current clients and local photographers on a fun filled photography day celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of Google+.  

When:  Saturday, June 29,2013  time to be determined by the event coordinator

Where:  ANYWHERE in the world.. you pick the place and share with the world! 

Who: YOU!  Photographers of all skill levels, beginners to pros!  What if you only have a phone camera? YES, you too! 

Why:  To celebrate the two year anniversary of Google+, hang out with other fun Google+ photographers and Google+ participants world wide. To share more photos, To meet new and interesting people! 

Cost:  All FREE!  The best things in life are FREE right?  

The link to be a new host is right here, it's easy!  

Put the power of google to work for you and have some fun! 

Think about hosting a Google+ 2 Year Anniversary Photowalk in your city today!  


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Comment balloon 24 commentsCarra Riley • April 29 2013 03:03PM


Carra this is an awesome event to take place in for all of us real estate bloggers!  What fun! Thanks for the info!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) almost 5 years ago

Anna ~  Thanks Anna, this should be fun for anyone around the world!   There is a photo walk going with a photographer friend of mine from google+ in Phoenix.  Her name is Christina Lawrie... let me know ifyou would like an introduction or if you will be doing your own.   I know there might be several around the Phoenix area.... going to be hot on June 29th so maybe sunrise or sunset shoots too.  Mabye an indoor event possible too!  

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 5 years ago

Carra lots of good things to showcase here......early am or inside!  I've got a few in mind.  What is your friend Christina doing?

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) almost 5 years ago

Anna~  I just tagged you on Google+ introducing you to Christina Lawrie.  Here is the link to her event.  She has not posted the time or location yet... so you can create your own and invite all your clients and affilate friends to celebrate the google + 2 year anniversary with you.. I have another photographer friend Jim Warthman that might come as your go to photographer guy.. hie is great on our Landscape Photography show... could be a great connection for you.. let me know if you would like the intro and you and he could create an event.  Maybe you know a professional photographer on google+?  To win the prizes people have to register and be a google+ member.

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 5 years ago

Carra, I have been thinking about you!  What a great idea to connect even more dots. I would love to help with this project. Let's talk tomorrow if you have time. You always come up with the best ideas.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 5 years ago

Margaret,  so glad you thought this would be fun!  I knew you would!  There is no Baltimore walk set up yet but Stephanie Fecki is a photographer that participated last year.. her google+ link is  Yes, let's talk tomorrow!  Give me a call.  You could actually do a walk at your very special library.. I have seen so many cool shots there.. or somewhere by the water!  Lots of fun photo locations in Baltimore!

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 5 years ago
Reblog intro is...I hope a few of my Blogger Buds notice this post. I can see the benefit of participating with others on this event. I would live to see a lot of the final results. Anyway, if you have photography skills, here is a great way to showcase your local area.
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge almost 5 years ago

Carra, The day got away from me...let's try again for tomorrow.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 5 years ago

Carra- I love the idea of this event.  I'm going to see if there's one in my area.  I want and need to get more involved with Google+ and this looks like a good way to start. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 5 years ago

Cheryl ~  thank you so much for the re-blog. I am so glad you see it as a great opportunity for real estate agents to connect with clients and other local busineses and just have fun.. can even get some tips from the professional photographers that will be sharing their tips along the way!  Did you set up one for your city?  Check out the list of where they are already scheduled and then connect with a photographer in your area and do your own!  No limits on how many different photo walks there will be!  Google has done all the work we just get to take advantage of it.. Thanks agan Cheryl!  

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 5 years ago

Margaret.. i know how that goes...I am in Flagstaff all day tomorrow... leaving at 10 so call before noon your time.. I will be gone by 1 your time.  Sounds like you are good to go!  I did hear back from one atendee in Baltimore last year so we can get you hooked up!  Looking forward to catching up!

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 5 years ago

Kathy ~  you go girl.. perfect for you to have fun with and get connected!  I know there will be quite a few in Florida... so let me know if you need help connecting.  

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 5 years ago

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 5 years ago

Carra, I'm halfway there with camera in hand.  Hats off to Kathy for getting me here.

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) almost 5 years ago
One more way I suppose Google gets all the information for practically free. I wonder if you offer everyone that sells through a chance to sell their home for no commission if it would work.
Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) almost 5 years ago

Carra, this is really interesting and I appreciate you sharing this information!  I don't think there is anything in our area yet so I'm keeping it on my radar!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) almost 5 years ago
Carra, Oh No! The entire week got away from me. Don't give up on me. Lets talk soon.
Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 5 years ago
Carra, this is an inventive way for Google to expand their geographic photo database without having hired help 'pound the pavement'. The results will be amazing.
Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty One Group) almost 5 years ago

Hi Carra... Thanks to Kathy I got to come over and enjoy your post... sounds like an awesome event... Happy Day

Posted by Richard and Beth Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940 (Long Island Cash Home Buyer) almost 5 years ago

@Kathy Streib you are such a fun and loving lady!  Thank you so muc hfor the feature on your weekly post of what you learned at activerain! I can't wait to see your photos and how you use this opportunity to connect with your clients!  Thank you my friend!  

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 5 years ago


@Kevin May ~  I am so excited to read you are almost there!  I hope you do start a photowalk and then I can't wait to see your photos!  


@Charles Stallions ~  Thank you so much for stopping by! There are a lot of different ways to obtain information and google is just unique in how it harvests that data... 


@Silva Dukes  ~  Look at this.. Florida in action!  I would just go start one and just invite people to bring a camera and walk around with you.. take macro shots of flowers... lines in the sidewalk.. angles on buildings.. just have fun!  Thank you for stopping by! 


@Margaret Rome ~  I know you are crazy busy.. call me and I will help you connect these dots to make it a customer connection event!  You love photography and your clients love you.. PERFECT to get together with them for a couple hours.. they come to where you set the event.. and who cares if no one comes but your clients.. it's that simple and YOU are sharing google+ with them and how powerful it is!  CALL ME!  


@Norman Padula ~ there you go.. and you can tag your photos with your location and they will come up in any google search attached to you.. so if they search Sarasota Bay and you have your photos tagged.. guess what.. you are the person they find with a photo of your area.. I see it as a win win!  How about you?



@Richard and Beth ~  So glad you came over.. Kathy is a dear for doing this.. Looking foward to seeing your photos! 


@Kathy Streib ~ thank you again for sending all your friends my way.. I think it is the perfect way for a client touch that really costs nothing and creates lots of fun! 

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 5 years ago

Good morning Carra -

Wow this sounds like a great event!  Thanks for sharing the info on the Google+ 2 Year Anniversary Photo Walk.  Debbie and I look forward to this event and hope to participate!  

Posted by John McCormack,, Albuquerque Homes Realty (Albuquerque Homes Realty * almost 5 years ago

John~  So great to see you on google+ and thank you for commenting on my Mother's day photo.. see how the engagement just starts!  Glad you both got to see what is going on.. here is the link to your Albuquerque event!  There are so many comments looks like it is going to be very BIG deal! 

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 5 years ago

I share this information quite a bit so I thought it would be helpful to me as well to have some of the best pins in one post..

Posted by Clark Smith over 3 years ago