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Google+ for Real Estate: How to Get into the Game

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By Rebekah Radice

Think of Google+ as a combination of fast-paced Twitter with longer form content like Facebook.

On Facebook, you are talking with your friends and family, these people are most likely not your next client. You want to meet new people and build up your social SEO for your location and top keywords. It’s not really learning a whole new social network, you can use all the skills that you’ve learned on Google+ and cross pollinate between the networks to maximize all your efforts.

The most important thing on Google+ is creating a bio with links, keywords and compelling text.

Q: Why should agents join communities and how can they strategically use them to market their business?

Communities are the most targeted place to meet people on Google+. You can meet people who want to discuss the same topics as you as well as build your thought leadership on topics that will help boost your Google search with social SEO. It’s easiest to meet new people in a community on Google+.

Focusing on the topics that are most important to you will help you make the best use of your social media time. There’s less empty chatter on Google+ than on Facebook and Twitter.

Q: Can you briefly explain hangouts and how business professionals are using them to connect with consumers?

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