Win Big in the Point2 Google+ Authorship Contest!

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THIS CONTEST IS NOW OVER!

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Everyone’s a WINNER!

Enter our Google+ Authorship contest for a chance to win a year’s subscription to Point2 Agent Professional. Every participant gets a FREE Featured Agent ad on Point2 Homes!

We are excited to announce our Google+ Authorship contest in which every participant is a winner. Simply enter the contest during the month of October, and you are guaranteed to win a free, one-month Featured Agent ad on Point2 Homes, no strings attached. In addition, one lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive a one-year subscription to Point2 Agent Professional for absolutely FREE! The winner of the grand prize will be announced on November 4th.

What exactly is Google+ Authorship? What are its benefits to real estate agents?

Great questions! If you had the chance to download our exclusive Point2 Agent SEO tutorial, you might have read about the authorship feature. It is a feature unique to Point2, and it can greatly enhance your search visibility by associating your listings with a real person. If people search for one of your listings in the search engines, the results will be enhanced with your picture, like in the case of Amy Jones (depicted below):

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Who is eligible to participate in this contest?

Every Point2 Agent paid subscriber.

How do you enter?

First implement the Google+ Authorship feature, then leave a comment at the end of this blog post that includes a link to your Google+ profile.

Implementing Google+ Authorship is an easy, 3-step process. If you’ve already implemented Google+ Authorship, you’re ahead of the pack! You can skip straight to step 3.

1. Link to your Google+ profile from your Online Office – Go to the Edit Profile menu in your Online Office and fill in your Google+ URL

2. Link to your Point2 website from your Google + profile – Go to your Google+ profile (or create a new one  and click the Profile icon on the left-hand side

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Then go to the About section near the top of the screen:

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Now add your Point2 Agent website URL in the Links section you see below:

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3. Link to Point2 Homes from your Google+ profile – Finally, add a second link in your Google+ profile to the Point2 Homes website http://point2homes.com/. This way, your syndicated listings will be automatically associated with your profile.

When you’re done, don’t forget to leave a comment below.

And that’s about it. If you have any questions about the contest, check out these FAQs or watch the instructional video below. Remember to leave us a comment with your Google+ profile info and let’s get those free Featured Agent ads up and running!



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  1.    Reply

    Thanks a lot for the great info….

  2.    Reply

    Thanks!!

  3.    Reply

    Okay, Done! Thanks to the Point2 Team: Jacquelyn; Aaron & Jessica. Great support!

  4.    Reply

    I’m happy to learn about this linkage option! Thanks

  5.    Reply

    google.com/+CarineJeffICProperty done!

  6.    Reply

    Thanks Jacqueline, I changed it to my name. Will watch for your emails. Thanks

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    Donna, Marilyn, Simon, Diego, Katerina, Alberto, Charlie – I’ve added Featured Agent ad credits to your accounts and you’ve been entered into the grand prize draw.

    Carver, Tom G, Blair, Willow, Scott, Barb, Terri, Teresa, Tom S, Melody, Manny, Clay, Adam, Jennifer, Joseph, Julie – I’ve sent you emails as there are changes that need to be made.

    Robin – It can take up to a month before Google will start properly displaying the Authorship info. Also, our SEO team recommended you update your Goolge+ profile to show your real name so that it is better indexed. (I also got your other emails and will reply asap :).

    Toni – I had a conversation over a support ticket with someone (perhaps it was Nestor?) stating that it was complete and that the ad credit had been added to your account. You can view past support tickets at http://point2.zendesk.com. Let me know if you have any questions!

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      Hi Jacqueline, we have completed the process. Have you credited a featured listing to our account?
      thank you, Sue and Michael

  8.    Reply

    Done

  9.    Reply

    Done!

  10.    Reply

    I’ve tried getting in touch with Jaquelyn many times for someone to check out if what I did to be counted in the google + is okay. Can someone please answer me and let me know if it’s okay or do I need to do something else? Thanks

  11.    Reply

    I set up Google + quite awhile ago but now it is linked to Point2Agent.

  12.    Reply

    Marketing at its BEST!

  13.    Reply

    yeah….it’s already working!

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  15.    Reply

    google.com/+KaterinaBrosda

  16.    Reply

    Done!

  17.    Reply

    Follow me on Google+ and if you are a Southeast Florida real estate agent join my Miami Google+ Community (and if you are not you can still join, if interest in All Things Miami). Search Miami, Magical City

  18.    Reply

    Does anyone know how many weeks it takes for Google to reflect how this looks? It’s been a few weeks since I triggered the “authorship”, seems like its taking a long time. thanks for any feedback

  19.    Reply

    All Done.

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    https://plus.google.com/u/0/109315762872100672318/about
    We have added point2agent to links so we should be good to go…

    thanks!

  21.    Reply

    DONE!

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    Jason and Mark – I’ve added a Featured Agent ad credit to your account and you’ve been entered into the grand prize draw.

    Jean-Paul, Diane, Terri and Michael- I’ve sent you emails as there are some small changes needed.

    Patrick – I will have a member of our Customer Care team give you a call to help you get it all set up.

  23.    Reply

    I set up G+ and linked it over a year ago and have been share through G+ all this time….come on point 2….a lot of us are ahead of the game

  24.    Reply

    I have added mine.

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  26.    Reply

    No sure how to implement Google+Authorship. In my point2 profile I put the URL for my google plus account but not sure if it’s correct.

  27.    Reply

    Just started Google+ need people for my circles!
    https://plus.google.com/103036408679878483488

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    George – I’ve added a Featured Agent ad credit to your account and you have been entered into the grand prize draw.

    Patrick – I’ve sent you an email as there are some changes that need to be made.

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      Hi Jacquelyn

      Not sure how to set this up.

      Thx,
      Patrick

      1.   

        Dear Patrick Please have a look that I have done correctly as my site stop showing on google for most keywords:https://plus.google.com/108958976246031148565/about
        Regards
        Tony

      2.   

        Thanks Tony, think I might be getting close. I seemed to have set up an iGoogle account, not sure if that’s the right one as google said they the iGoogle is being discontinued soon,
        Patrick
        Patrick

  29.    Reply

    It is a work in progress but here is the link:
    https://plus.google.com/116999779809364142865/about?partnerid=gplp0

  30.    Reply

    Maita – I’ve added a Featured Agent ad credit to your account and you’ve been entered into the grand prize draw.

    Chad – I’ve sent you an email: one small change to make.

  31.    Reply

    Here it is: Looking forward to more good things and sales from Point2Homes. https://plus.google.com/u/0/106005327913377748414/posts

  32.    Reply

    Robert – can you provide us with your Google+ profile url so that we can verify if it’s been set up correctly?

  33.    Reply

    DONE THIS !

  34.    Reply

    Thanks Pam, I’ve added a Featured Agent ad credit to your account and you’ve been entered into the grand prize draw!

  35.    Reply

    Jacquelyn, I’ve done it… Here it is: https://plus.google.com/117162948517047856824/posts

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    Tammy, I’ve sent you an email – one small change to make.

    Cleo, Google Authorship only works with a personal profile, as your website address needs to be added to the “Contributor to” section under “Links”, which does not exist for business pages. Once you have made the necessary changes to your personal profile, please provide us with the link so that we can verify that everything is set up correctly.

    Thanks!

  37.    Reply

    Does this have to be from your profile or can it be from my business page.
    Here is my page URL https://plus.google.com/b/118146437836804858792/118146437836804858792/about

  38.    Reply

    Looks good Cyd! I’ve added a Featured Agent ad credit to your account and you’ve been entered into the grand prize draw.

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    Natalie & Kyla,

    I’ve emailed both of you – one quick change to make.

  41.    Reply

    Jacqueline – can you confirm I’ve done this correctly? https://plus.google.com/103857636173159041301/posts

  42.    Reply

    I am not sure if I did all steps correctly. Can someone take a look? Here is my google+ link:
    https://plus.google.com/102141945649815254726/posts?hl=en-GB&partnerid=gplp0

  43.    Reply

    Lana & Valerie D, looks great! I’ve added Featured Agent ad credits to your accounts and you’ve been entered into the draw.

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    Ben, Ivan, Ken R, Jason, Tony…I’ve added Featured Agent ad credits to your accounts and you’ve been entered into the draw.

    Austin, James, Valerie D, Lana, William, Toni – I’ve sent you emails as there are some adjustments that need to be made before it will work properly.

    Have a good night!

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      Fixed…I hope.

      Please let me know if there is anything else that I need to do.

    2.    Reply

      Fixed… I think… Let me know if there’s anything else I need to do.

  45.    Reply

    I’m in and ready to win the prize. Thanks

  46.    Reply

    Here is my profile you requested. https://plus.google.com/102689873940583710669

  47.    Reply

    thank you Jacquelyn

  48.    Reply

    I’ve followed the instructions… I hope I did it right! 🙂

  49.    Reply

    Valerie DoBrava Point2Professional
    Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/?tab=XX#111983402247083228209/posts

  50.    Reply

    I hope this works, 🙂

  51.    Reply

    Thanks for the help guys! Love Point2!

  52.    Reply

    Thanks Terry, I’ve added a Featured Agent credit to your account and you’ve been entered into the draw.

    Have a great weekend!

  53.    Reply

    Redid mine properly

  54.    Reply

    Lilo, Rob, Robin, Amy, Denise, Scott, Jason, Ritu, Rosa, and Stan…I’ve added Featured Agent ad credits to your accounts and you’ve been entered into the draw.

    Judi, Cindy, Carole, Cathy, Terry, Mary, Valerie, Ken, Joshua, Tammy, Wayne – I’ve sent you emails as there are some adjustments that need to be made before it will work properly.

    Brenda, I just sent you another email – one more change left to make.

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  56.    Reply

    Done In fact I had most of it done, just not the link direct to point2. Will that help SEO to my site?

  57.    Reply

    Hey Jacquelyn – could you please try my email again? tobrell@gmail.com I have not seen anything from you yet. Thanks!

  58.    Reply

    I have done it, thanks to Point2homes, “Darrin” for your help

  59.    Reply

    Thanks for sharing. Here is my entry

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/102810545383480565207/about

  60.    Reply

    Aw3esome idea. Good way to share info and drive traffic to your site. Well done Point 2.

  61.    Reply

    Just trying to figure out Google+. Seems like a great idea to have the 2 linked. Just set it up.

  62.    Reply

    already have postings to google + good seo will check on this and make sure

  63.    Reply

    Already had this done, have added point 2 to links
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/102884814698418699128/about?partnerid=gplp0

  64.    Reply

    Helpful article, and it reminds us to link our content with Google Authorship. Thanks for the contest. My Google+:
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/109679891453955194199/about#109679891453955194199/about

  65.    Reply

    Point2 is an amazing partner for real estate professionals. I get far more response on my listings/services than I do from any other site combined, including MLS.

  66.    Reply

    I think I set it up, but not sure, my google account is associated with a different email account. Does that matter

  67.    Reply

    Can I enter too!

  68.    Reply

    I did it last night and left a message here too but it is not showing up.

  69.    Reply

    I had set this up the day you recommended to do this
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/108233804015084872858

  70.    Reply

    Was set up but verified everything! https://plus.google.com/114297925441832314364

    Any ideas what happens whe we have 2 different g+ profiles, can we merge them??

  71.    Reply

    no email yet Jacquelyn ;-(

  72.    Reply

    Steve, Matt, Ronald and Myron…I’ve added Featured Agent ad credits to your accounts.

    Nick and Brenda, I’ve sent you emails as there are some adjustments that need to be made before it will work properly.

    Have a great weekend everyone!

  73.    Reply

    Had this set up too – I think?! Is there a way to verify the authorship is in place?

  74.    Reply

    Great idea, feel free to join my circles. https://plus.google.com/u/0/108097613041103834387/posts/p/pub

  75.    Reply

    Actually already had this all set up, so feel pretty good. Sorry for the bragging.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/118157981980605238275/about?partnerid=gplp0

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    Stephen D. White, Point 2 Professional, Google+ http://gplusid.com/sdw1