Google+ Authorship Contest: FAQs

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Have you entered to win a FREE year of Point2 Agent Professional yet? Our fall contest is under way, and there’s still time to participate. templateAll you have to do to enter is follow these steps to set up Google+ Authorship for your listings. Google+ Authorship enhances the visibility of your listings in online searches by adding your agent photo next to your listing.

And did we mention that every agent who enters will also get a FREE Featured Agent ad on Point2 Homes? Everyone’s a winner!

If you’re ready to enter, but have a few questions, we’ve created this list of FAQs just for you:

1. I have a Google+ page for my company, can I use it to set up authorship?

Unfortunately this is not possible. Only personal Google+ accounts are eligible for the Authorship feature. If you have a business page, you will also need to set up a personal profile.

2. I have multiple Google+ profiles, can I link them all to my Point2 Agent Account?

At this moment, only one Google+ Profile can be attached to one Point2 Agent. Based on your feedback we might extend the implementation to multiple profiles.

3. I have my domain, but it redirects to a Point2 Agent portal URL. What link should I use?

If your domain redirects to a Point2 Agent URL, the latter needs to be added on your Google+ profile.

4. What URLs should I use?

On Google+, only the domain URL should be used. You should not add individual pages.

Example:

Correct link: http://www.amysellsaz.com/
Wrong link: http://www.amysellsaz.com/Contact_Me/page_215834.html

To obtain the Google+ URL that needs to be added in your Online Office, simply access this link and copy-paste the URL that you get in your browser (first make sure that you are logged in to your Google Account).

5. How can I make sure that I configured everything correctly?

  • Step 1: Add the Google+ link in your Online Office.

  • Step 2: Add the links to your agent site and to Point2Homes in the “Contributor to” section of your Google+ account profile.

  • Step 3: Access this link and type in your domain to verify that Authorship is working.

6. Great, how do I enter?

Follow the steps outlined in the original post! You MUST leave your comment on the original post for a chance to win big.

Good luck, agents! If you have any additional questions, feel free to leave them below.



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