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3,986,760
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Both of the specialists said it had lost its effectiveness and Google recognized it will never give Facebook a run for its money. They said don't waste my time.

Mar 04, 2016 12:04 PM
Rainer
480,673
DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

Ohhhhh Debbie; you must have missed my question a few days ago.   I've been trying to find somebody, anybody; that can help me find a Google human being for help with a Google Plus problem that's two years old.

They have NO support network at all for it.   If you're not overly invested in time and materials on their platform, I would recommend walking away.   They thought they could challenge FaceBook and it failed miserably.

Mar 04, 2016 10:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,771,430
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I don't know but it does not work like it used to for SEO Debbie, I think they failed at killing  Face Book.

Mar 04, 2016 12:16 PM
Ambassador
2,577,407
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    That rumor has been around for a while.  But it may very well come true... they just killed Google Glass, because it never caught on.

     Google Plus is excellent for ranking on page one of Google, but the general public could not care less. They are on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.

     I believe that Google will pull the plug on Google Plus by the end of this year.

Mar 04, 2016 12:02 PM
Rainmaker
2,089,230
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

It works if used correctly and is one of the stops to regularly weed, feed and water. Still is.

Mar 04, 2016 11:15 AM
Ambassador
4,314,394
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds I heard this at the beginning of 2015 - and warned people about it who were around me.

They are laughing at me because G+ is still around.

Mar 04, 2016 01:59 PM
Rainmaker
5,655,980
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Debbie,

It is what Google is famous for.  They start something and then they give it up.  They gave it up about 7-8 months ago, and at one time, they could have surpassed FB,  They don't have customer support.  A

Mar 04, 2016 01:02 PM
Rainer
68,795
Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
Realtor

I've been hearing this for the last year. I've been in several social media classes where we were told not to waste our time on it. I never got into it anyway.

Mar 04, 2016 12:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I'm on it but it is at the back end of importance at this time. If soemthing changes I would reconsider.

Mar 04, 2016 11:46 AM
Rainmaker
2,224,167
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have heard this from other AR members. I haven't been spending a lot of time on G+. Mainly because of what I've heard, and my time is precious to me. I wonder what google will think of to replace it. 

Mar 04, 2016 10:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have not heard of this but it does not surprise me given the way that Google and now Alphabet have been closing projects regularly over the past few years.

Mar 04, 2016 10:50 AM
Rainmaker
223,769
LuxurySoCalRealty San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

I've read this in summary as well.  Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest are the strongest three.  Linkedin too but those people don't really want to see listings and stuff.  The audience seems entrepreneural and business building related.

Mar 04, 2016 10:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,158,212
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

The ones I post with G+ shows up under Google not the ranking I would expect from analytics.

The one's with AR posted I barely see mine..

I also validated a few ambassadors they are slightly over me. But not much ...

Mar 04, 2016 10:47 AM
Rainer
43,931
Stephanie & John Webb
Latte Stone Realty LLC - Albuquerque, NM
Stephanie Webb Co-Owner, Latte Stone Realty, LLC

I signed up for Google plus but never really used it.

Mar 04, 2016 10:37 AM
Rainmaker
2,442,558
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No! This is the first I have heard.

Mar 04, 2016 10:35 AM
Rainmaker
140,568
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I have heard that also.  I don't remember where I read it though.

Mar 04, 2016 10:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,929,091
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I would be surprised if it went away but then again the only time I use it is after I post to Active Rain I also click the button to post it to G+.

Mar 04, 2016 10:33 AM
Rainmaker
796,132
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

I have just started posting on it, but will check out the rumor so that it isn't a waste of time.  Thanks Debbie!

Mar 04, 2016 10:21 AM
Rainmaker
5,572,203
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

No....Google plus has always been very powerful for me....

Mar 05, 2016 12:42 AM
Ambassador
1,767,616
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Yes, that seems to be a widespread rumor.  If they're not supporting it, I'd say it is already gone.

Mar 05, 2016 12:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,644,982
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Most likely this rumor and it is only a rumor in the Webworld, was probably formented by Google's competition.

Mar 04, 2016 10:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,462,827
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Reynolds I have not heard this.

Mar 04, 2016 10:41 PM
Rainmaker
4,271,655
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have not adopted it, so if it goes away I do not care!

Mar 04, 2016 08:11 PM
Rainmaker
899,698
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

I dont use use it but I do think k it is dead.

Mar 04, 2016 07:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,851,349
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Well the guru of sm, bill gassett, uses it relently, Debbie Reynolds ...he always puts his eggs in the right basket.

Mar 04, 2016 07:39 PM
Rainer
12,251
Jeannie Steele
Townsend, MT

I have not heard this about google Plus.

Mar 04, 2016 06:49 PM
Ambassador
5,468,561
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes that is what I have been hearing also.

Mar 04, 2016 06:17 PM
Rainmaker
2,456,889
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Debbie. I could never get the Google Plus thing, so never got into it.

Mar 04, 2016 04:17 PM
Rainmaker
634,332
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I've used Google+ for general posts and have some following there. It isn't a big part of my visibility but I'll be watching the news now to see if what you've heard is indeed the plan.

Mar 04, 2016 04:03 PM
Rainer
319,019
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I've heard the same. I thought G+ would be great.. apparently not.

Mar 04, 2016 12:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,992,901
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Yes

Mar 04, 2016 12:18 PM
Ambassador
4,610,067
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have heard rumblings about this for quite some time now...at least a year. It doesn't seem to have taken off like was predicted or expected, although lots of people use it, myself included

Mar 05, 2016 01:09 AM
Rainmaker
4,095,121
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Sorry I don't use it or know anything about it.  But interested to hear what others have to say.

Mar 05, 2016 12:52 AM
Rainmaker
48,897
Adele Langdon
Los Angeles, CA
Exclusive Realty Inc.

The issue with google plus is they change it every few weeks /months.

The platform, what you see, broken links right now I have 2 links on the search engines. One broken goes to error and the second one works.

Who knows....

Mar 05, 2016 12:25 AM
Rainmaker
4,143,404
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I hear lots of things.   Unless I have control over the "thing" I don't concern myself with it too much.  

Mar 05, 2016 12:23 AM
Rainmaker
3,070,134
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading

Mar 04, 2016 10:04 PM
Ambassador
1,585,605
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I've heard this rumor as well but I have no answer.

Mar 04, 2016 09:06 PM
Rainmaker
853,645
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I've been hearing that for over 1 year, and it's still here, and I see many top marketers are still using it.

Mar 04, 2016 08:59 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,753
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Mar 04, 2016 08:50 PM
Rainmaker
3,340,842
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have heard this and have long given up on it

Mar 04, 2016 08:49 PM
Rainmaker
3,751,845
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Where is their support team? You can't get any answers from them???

Mar 04, 2016 06:38 PM
Rainmaker
5,003,638
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have heard this for a while now, and think it isn't as effective as it once was, but still use it.

Mar 06, 2016 04:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,209,159
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Google + is a joke.  

Mar 05, 2016 09:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,394,969
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm keeping mine and keeping it active until the service goes belly up (like their Orkut one did).  Doesn't cost me anything and it's another outlet that I can publish to automatically.

Mar 05, 2016 07:17 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,928
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I hav also heard these rumblings

Mar 05, 2016 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,601
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I've been hearing this since Google Plus first started.

Mar 05, 2016 04:45 AM
Ambassador
2,079,167
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I haven't heard this bit then again, I'm not doing much on the site.

Mar 05, 2016 04:29 AM
Rainmaker
6,680,133
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. Only rumors.

Mar 05, 2016 01:17 AM
Rainmaker
2,649,348
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Heard nothing. However, it makes sense. Only the cream of the crop will live

Mar 04, 2016 11:16 PM