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20 Google Tools for Your Business

 These are some really great tools that are ALL provided by Google for FREE. It's obvious that they are on a mission to remain the leader in Internet services and tools for us in our business. You will have seen some of these before, but I am certain you have not seen or used them all. You'll be amazed at what Google can do for you and your business, your websites and Blogs, and for your overall health and wealth. :-)

Google Search
Everyone knows about Google's search engine and it's capabilities. This is one of the most universal search engines and used by more "web surfers" than any other on the Internet. The simplest search is at Google.com but do you ever use the "Advanced Search"? This takes your searches to the next level. Here's a link to their Help Center which gives a great overview on how to use the advanced search options. You won't believe your options!

Google Analytics
If you want to know who's been to your website or blogs, this tool is a must. Google Analytics helps you to understand where your visitors are coming from and how they interact with your website. What pages they view, how long they're there, and much more. This tool will help you improve your site and strengthen your on-line marketing initiatives.

Google Free Email
Gmail is a way to have a free email account that you can use for personal or business use. This is a fantastic alternative to your regular daily email account. Tired of spam? Paranoid about entering your email when registering for on-line products, tools and services? Gmail is what I use to filter out my spam, and still have a valid email address for my on-line travels and endeavors. This keeps my business email from getting out of control. Gmail has a very user friendly interface that allows you to navigate easily and quickly.

Google SEO Tools
For those of you who may not understand SEO
(Search Engine Optimization), you really need to look into this one and try to understand it as much as possible. This can make all the difference in what you decide to put on your website and post on your blogs. The goal (for most) is to have your website or Blog come up first in the search engines without having to pay for it. Understanding how SEO works, then making it work for you gets my highest recommendation.

Google AdSense
Have you considered making an additional income from your website or Blog? Google will pay you. That's right, pay you to advertise using their AdSense Widget. Make sure you take the time to understand all the benefits and drawbacks of Advertising on your Internet presence portal. Here is their Help Center which will answer any questions you may have. The ads you place on your site can be individually selected, customized, or automatically be chosen by Google based on your content. Thi$ is worth checking out.

Google Maps
Brand New! Now you can add maps to your Website or Blog
in 3 easy steps. This is an ultimate tool for your web presence as well. You can probably think of at least 10 uses right away that would help in your marketing efforts. I can't think of a better way to promote your location than this. Google maps has a ton of other features that many of you already use or are aware of, and it's also now available for your TREO and cell phones.

Google News
Here you can search and browse 4500 news sources
and web-pages that are being continuously updated. Want to get your arms around what's going on in your area or around the world? Google drops no balls in this area. The beauty of this tool is that, once you decide what you want and need the most in the news, you can use the RSS Feed to have it all brought to you. iGoogle let's you customize your home page to anything you want. If you don't like the news, go out and make some of your own! :-) Now you're in the news!

iGoogle
This article is discussing Google's newest brand. iGoogle. It's on ZD Net and written by Garrett Rogers and is titled, "What Google is up to". It's an easy and short read if you want to save some time. I have customized My iGoogle to use as a link in some strategic locations out on the web. This is a great tool for helping you gather and organize the on-line tools you use most. It's your own personal web-page to use for yourself, but can definitely be shared with others...especially clients. It all depends on how you decide to set it up.

Google Alerts
It's easy to do a search in Google for just about anything on the planet, that's why so many millions of people use it. This tool allows you to have the future delivered right to your email door-step. You can run any phrase or keywords, then be notified if any website, blog, or article is posted with your "Alert" specifications. I just did a post regarding this powerful tool, I hope you'll take the time to read and use this one! "Staying Alerted"

Blogger
Are you looking to start your own personal Blog? Google's Blogger allows you to create, customize and personalize your "stand alone" Blog and it's FREE! When done properly, you can't even tell it's a Blog, it looks more like a website. You don't need to be a programmer or an HTML code designer, you just have to decide which of the many options to use, to best suit you and your audiences needs. I have 3 personal Blogs that were created using Blogger.

The Google Blog
This is the Official Google Blog using Blogger. They currently have 842,000 readers subscribed through Feedburner. Imagine having that many people viewing your Blog or Website continuously! If you are looking for posts that relate to anything, for every Country, this is a great Blog to subscribe to. This Blog is so huge, you can't even leave a comment, but you can create a link. I would most certainly check this one out, even if it were to just get an idea on a layout for your own. Why re-create the wheel?

Google AdWords
This is a quick and simple way to advertise on Google regardless of your budget. This link to the AdWords Help Center will give much more detail than I can possibly post here. You should investigate all these types of tools for your business, if you foresee doing more and using the Internet to do it. I'm not sure of the returns in value for every business, but the successes I have heard and read about are phenomenal.

Google Web History
All the Websites you ever visit right at your finger tips. Some of you may not want to use this! I guess that depends on how much you browse the web and where you browse. I use it because I want to track some of the sites I visit for updates and I don't want to use Google Alerts for everything. This is a personal preference, but it seems better to me than having 1000 bookmarks in my Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla's Firefox browser.

Google Groups
Here are over 10,000 groups you can join or visit for just about any topic out there. Here are over 2700 just for the Real Estate Industry. If you want to see how big the world really is on the intenet, fasten your seatbelt and drive your cyber-cycle through here. There is enough information here to give you some great reasons to run to the medicine cabinet for something to stop making your head spin!! LOL! :-O

Google Photos (Picasa)
Each account with Google's Picasa gives you about 1 Free gigabyte of space.
That's approximately 4000 standard resolution photos! You can then share them with family, friends, clients and co-workers. You can create albums, add captions, and even comments to your posted photos. Keep them private, or share them with the world. I know there are many other photo applications like Kodak Share, Photo Bucket, Slide, and Image Shack, but Google has it as an addition to ALL these other tools. It's like a One-Stop-Shop!

Google Earth
Let's face it, if you haven't heard or used Google Earth, then let me be the first to welcome you to our planet! :) This has to be one of the best services and tools you can incorporate into your business. Find directions, email 3-D maps and areal views, look into outer space, and see who's parked in front of your clients house (just kidding on the last one), I use it almost everyday. Google Earth is a must have for any Industry Company or Professional. Click here if you have any doubt.

Google Translator
You may have seen this on other websites or Blogs most recently. Google has a Widget you can add to your site that will convert your entire site or page into a multiple selection of different languages. Now I know how many feel about these translators, but I have to say, if Google has services in every Country, wouldn't you think that their translator must be the most accurate? It's not like they don't have the money or people to invest into it. I have tried it, and of all the translators I have used, Google gets my highest rating. *****

Google Video
Here's my favorite 1 minute video on Google Video. I know you'll enjoy this one! This tool is much like Youtube.com video, but it's provided to you by Google. You can email, forward, or add to your posts, blogs, websites and more. The interface is very easy to use and is a great alternative to some of the others out there. Google Video can be quite educational and entertaining at the same time. Try it, you'll like it!

Google Labs
This is Google's technology playground.
Here you can have the chance to see what Google is working on next, and get the chance to try it out before it hits the Prime Time! They are looking for feedback and suggestions from you! For example, they are working on a prototype which is still in Beta testing; Google Voice Local Search where you can search for local businesses using your voice, from any phone, for Free! Just Dial 1-800 GOOG-411. You should look at Google Labs to see what other products, tools and services they are working on while you're here reading this post!

Google Desktop
Info when you want it, right on your desktop. Now you can download Google Desktop and search your computer like you would the web with Google, view news, photos, and more anywhere on your desktop, add Google Gadgets and Widgets to customize your Google sidebar, you can even create and share your own gadgets and widgets with others.

Google Mobile
Great Google features right on your mobile device. Maps, Gmail, Searches and their newest addition, YouTube Videos. This is brand new, you can watch, upload, and share videos right from your mobile device. Also new is the ability to access your Picasa albums and photos from your mobile device. What will they think of next? I'll tell you. I saved the best for last. Google Mobile now allows you to Blog from your mobile device. Take a photo, upload it, create your post, all on the go. WOW! Thank you Google, there's no need to be frugal, since all this stuff is FREE!! Do you Google?

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Comment balloon 268 commentsBrad Andersohn • September 05 2007 09:40AM

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Brad - I GOOGLE frequently but you keep coming up with hidden treasures!  LOL  Thanks for yet another great post. 
Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) over 11 years ago

Brad-I use the analytics, and it really helps to see where my marketing is working when it comes to directing trafic to my website.

Posted by Roy Kotz (NPDodge) over 11 years ago

Brad, thanks for the great info.  I know some, others I will be learning soon.

John M. Dye

http://www.MKEproperty.com

Posted by John Dye (Terapak Realty & Management) over 11 years ago
Great post as usual Brad!  I'm bookmarking this and I think this is a prime example of one of the better blogs of All Time!
Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) over 11 years ago

Brad,

Thanks for the reminder to check out what the silly folks at google are up to. They have some clever tools.

Best regards,

Sam  White

Posted by Sam White, Integrated Marketing - Bryan College Station, over 11 years ago
Great stuff Brad. Thanks for the exhaustive list. Google is so far and away my favorite.
Posted by Rolo Cuadrado (Colorado Mountain College) over 11 years ago
Wow, great stuff here!  Thanks for taking the time to pull it altogether!
Posted by Joyce "Joy" Mahaney Brewster (High Profile Realty) over 11 years ago

Brad,
I didn't know about some of these.  Thanks for sharing the knowledge!

Posted by Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (RE/MAX Southern Shores) over 11 years ago

Don't forget Google Webmaster Tools

 

It is a great little tool to see when and how often your site is cralled by google, and a few other interesting things.

Posted by New Jersey Real Estate James Boyer Morris, Essex & Union County NJ Realtor (RE/MAX Properties Unlimited, Real Estate) over 11 years ago
HI Mr. Google, opps I mean Brad. I use Google desktop and have all the activerain posts brought in, they are right at my finger tips. Love it.
Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 11 years ago
Thanks for the useful information.  I did not realize all google had to offer.  I am going to start using some of these today!
Posted by Dan Homan (Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty, Inc) over 11 years ago
Brad - Good list of Google resources. I am going to have to look over the SEO one in great detail as it seems to have much more than I would have thought. Thanks! You have heard my opinion on the translator's before but I do agree if anyone can do it correctly Google can. I will have to get some friends to test a couple of the languages and see how it works out.
Posted by Ashley Drake Gephart (Drake Intel Group) over 11 years ago
Google Labs is very importang\t. Google loves to keep secrets and loves to provide things in beta. This is where you will find them. Good examples are Gmail and Desktop and Google World. All announced in beta here.
Posted by Jim Little, Your Sun City Arizona Realtor (Ken Meade Realty) over 11 years ago
Brad, you always come up with such great idea's! Thanks!!
Posted by Trace Galle (Designs by Trace) over 11 years ago
Great list! I love Google but didn't know about many of these.
Posted by Debbie DiFonzo, Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate (Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri) over 11 years ago

As always, thanks for the great information. We can always count on you. :)

 

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Posted by LaShon James-Major, Long Beach Mobile Notary - 562.314.4319 (The Document Diva) over 11 years ago
I too have been Googlized.  I just set up Google Alerts this week and it works great.
Posted by Dan Forbes over 11 years ago
Brad-Great list!  I just tried Picasa this week and LOVE it.  So many tools, so little time! 
Posted by Ginger Wilcox (Sindeo) over 11 years ago
Good grief. I read this and realized that I know NOTHING. Phew.
Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 11 years ago
We are huge google fans around my office.  Thank you, Brad, for the easy refernce to all the best products.
Posted by Tracy Thrower Conyers, buy. sell. lease. residential in silicon beach. (Silicon Beach Properties • KW) over 11 years ago
Brad, what a great post!  You are always providing such great tools, features and benefits to the Active Rain community!  Thanks again for your hard work!
Posted by David L. Britt, MBA (Platinum Realty, LLC) over 11 years ago
You are succeeding in creating little gadget,widget and google obsessed bloggers ....Heeelllllppp I'm being sucked in!
Posted by Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire (Homequest Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Thanks for the helpful info.
Posted by JANNA HELMICK (ALLEGIANCE REALTY) over 11 years ago

Great list, Brad. I learned a few things here. Always appreciate your sharing the techie stuff!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 11 years ago
Brad - Thanks for the complete list! This is great info. I was wonderig, though, are you on Google's payroll now?:) If not, they should be paying you for advertising their great products.
Posted by Paula Henry, Realtor - Indianapolis Real Estate - 317-605-4174 (Home to Indy Team @ HomeSmart Realty Group) over 11 years ago

Carol - google for you! :-)  Always glad to see others benefit from what lies at the end of the rainbow!

Roy - I have used analytics for the past 6 months, it's a fantastic tool for doing exactly what you said! 

John - that's why I posted this for you.  Many have seen some, but most have not seen all. 

Jason - thanks, i appreciate that.  I hope you can use some of these tools yourself.  Some really cool tools. 

Jon - If you go to google labs, you'll know exactly what they are coming up with next. Labs is the one you want!

Sam - yes the silly folks a google are clever and funny, and laughing all the way to the bank! :-) 

Rolando - I like your choice of words "Exhaustive", this post took me 3 evenings and about 4 hours. Thanks!

Joyce - you're very welcome, thanks for your comment.

David and Kristin - I didn't either.  That's why when I started researching this stuff, thought it would save other members and clients the time.

James - I'll have to check that one out.  I have always used the HTML code <meta NAME="robots" CONTENT="ALL"/><meta NAME="revisit-after" CONTENT="7 days"/> on my website and blog, this way I know when google and others are coming by. Thanks for the added tip!

Missy - Mr. Google (haha) loves the Desktop, and now the mobile too!  I am shocked that no body has commented on my 1 favorite Google Video.  Cutest darn thing in the whole post!  :-) (being a leo and all) 

Dan - glad to help. Let me know which ones you decide to use, and what you think of them. I bet 18 out of 20. 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Dana - neither did they at one point! LOL!  haha  :-)

Ashley - glad you enjoyed this.  As far as translators, I don't think it will ever be perfect, but Google will be the first and best to do it if and when they do.  

Jim - Google Labs has had many applications and widgets come from that lab. It's nice they let us beta, test and give input and feedback to all this great stuff. 

Trace - they're not always my ideas but thanks!  I am usually inspired by comments, tasks during the day, or just another blog or post that makes me realize that some people just don't know about this stuff. Glad to share it!

Debbie - now ya know, so off ya go, to seek and play, have a great day!  Thanks! :-) 

Document Diva - I mean LaShon - yes, you CAN always count on me, ad not jut here on my Blog!! :-) 

Dan - Googleized, I wonder if "Alerts" will pick that up?  Also, I typed my name in a comment box today to see if it picks up comments too, or just posts. Hmmm...I'll let you know.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Ginger - Picasa is a great tool if working with photos. Glad you love it...yes...so much stuff...so little time! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Brad - as usual, great information.  I use google services extensively, but I have learned a few new tricks in this post.  Thanx.

 

Posted by Ted Baker, MidFloridaMediation.com (Carmody and Associates LLC) over 11 years ago
Awesome post... I amazed that some people aren't using these free tools (or even know of them).
Posted by Vicente A. Martinez, Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes (Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson) over 11 years ago
Man, there is good information posted today on the Active Rain, this one is right at the top.  I hadn't heard of some of these tools. iGoogle looks interesting.  Thanks
Posted by Kate Bourland, Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing (Marketing with Kate) over 11 years ago
The maps are cool. Of course, the SE is essential. I think I'm too simple-minded to have more than one e-mail account! And my desktop is already too cluttered -- don't need google desktop there, too. But thanks, as always, I learn something from your posts
Posted by Ann Heitland, Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales (Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties) over 11 years ago

Ellie - you know much more than you're willing to admit, you found this post, so now you know that much more!! I hope you find these tools useful in your business too! :-)

Tracy - your office sounds like they're on it!  Google has so many other tools to offer too, these are just the ones I researched and that I use.  Google rocks!!

David - thanks for the nice comment, I'm glad that you appreciate the work that goes into these posts, it really does take time and quite a bit of effort to come up with this stuff.  I hope they help you and your business! 

Joan - go into the light, it's ok!! LOL!!!  This business is an obsession and so are all the tools that are available. Thanks for the laugh this morning! :-) 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Janna - you are welcome, hope you enjoyed these!

Jeff - glad you enjoyed the "techy" side of my Blog!  I love sharing these types of posts with others, they say that what you put out comes back to you, in my case, much already has.  Thanks my friend! :-) 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Ted - if you got one more tool you can use from this post, then it's a win-win for us both.  Google has other tools you can use too, just ran out of time and room on this post to list them all.  Maybe I'll do a sequel to this post in the future...once again, I'm out of time, gotta go to work and do my real job! LOL!  Thanks for the comment!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Vincent - me too!  I believe there is so much technology available in our industry, that many just can't get their arms around it all.  That's why I do these posts, hopefully to help those who aren't aware or just don't have the time to do the research. Thanks.

Kate - AR is the place for everything you want or need. So many great writers, blogs, tools and information.  It's a little world all in it's self.  I learn something new or meet someone new everyday.  What a fantastic industry network of great people and knowledge!!  Let me know what you think of iGoogle?!?

 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Ann - you just help yourself to anything you need here and discard what doesn't work for you.  That's the beauty of having so many tools and options available.  If I just posted about the Google Desktop, you might have not even commented, I would also check out some of the other tools google is working on at google labs, you can see what the future brings and even test the stuff out that you are interested in.  Thanks for sharing your comment here, I do appreciate it!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
I've bookmarked this and given you a 5.  Thanks, again, for your research and knowledge. 
Posted by Patsy Ittner, Your Premier Broker Selling St. Augustine Real Estate (Little Fox Realty) over 11 years ago

Hey, that's a great list that you compiled. 

In addition I use another tool that I think is pretty neat. It uses Google Technology and allows you to specify what is OUTSIDE your listing (as against inside it).

It's at AroundPoint.com (http://www.aroundpoint.com) 

What's the best feature is that it allows my sellers to specify points of interest. So I just set up the listing and then invite the sellers and I'm done.

But now I've started building Sets of Points of interest also, so I can re-use them for several of my listings.

It's FREE too! 

Posted by Shalini Tandon (Northwood Realty) over 11 years ago

Brad I started my second blog on blogger. - Really great layout and professional looking.

Google is a powerful tool all round. 

Posted by Paul Viau, Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog + Photo Services (Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog) over 11 years ago

Brad, you are amazing! Thank you so much for the Google 'primer" as they used to call them! Seems like your posts are a must read!

This is why I have not written much today. Gray is feeling "close".

David

Can't use my mouse!

Posted by David M. Childress, I would love to be your Realtor® in Akron Ohio! (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) over 11 years ago

Patsy - bookmarks and high 5's are greatly appreciated!! :-)  Thanks, i hope these links will be useful to you.

 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Shalini - I'll go check it out right now...I use firefox right now so I can open another tab, I'll be right back...

Ok I'm back...looks like a cool sire, I entered in 2 mls numbers in my area, and nothing came back!  All I got was a Kansas state line map with no data. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.  Do you have to register and sign in to use it?  

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

David - you better let Gray go ahead and feel "Close"! LOL!  Almost looks like our kitty Cleo who herself, is a Blogger as you can see!  Thanks my friend, your comments are always great and appreciated....always!!


Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Paul - I think Blogger is one of the better free Blog websites out there. I tried wordpress and liked it, but not as much as Blogger.  Congrats on getting your blog started, google really does offer some great tools, websites, and services!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Wow- lots of great stuff here. I will have to bookmark and take a look at Analytics again. Thanks!
Posted by Ron Fuhrer, Lehigh Valley PA Homes (Nazareth,Easton, Bethlehem - Prudential Patt, White ) over 11 years ago
Brad, I have found a few of these during my aimless searching but not nearly all of them. Thank you for the links!!  I am always trying to optimize my site! This will really help. You are wonderful! Deb
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 11 years ago

Hi Brad,

Yes, you do have to register at aroundpoint.com and then enter your MLS numbers.

Or you can view one of mine, that I have already entered: 635310.

Just go to arondPoint.com and enter the above MLS number in the view surroundings box on the left. 

  

Shalini 

 

Posted by Shalini Tandon (Northwood Realty) over 11 years ago

Thanks Brad - This is great info...have a great and blessed weekend.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago

Jill and Ron - Analytics is one of the best ways to track your website or blog.  Some really great features and tools to help you maximize your page to your readers!

Debra - thanks!  I'm glad I was able to put these all in one-easy-to-access post for members just like yourself.  I think you'll find each and every one of them to be useful in your business.   

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Shalini - it works great with your MLS number, but none of the ones I tried from this area work.  I even went to Realtor.com to grab a couple from other areas and still no luck.  I will register later and try again. Thanks, I'm sure it's just operator error!  LOL! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
George - my pleasure, you do the same my friend! Thanks!!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Brad, Thanks for such a wealth of information and explanation!
Posted by Renee L. Norton over 11 years ago
Renee - as long as you use it, then it was worth every effort. Thanks for commenting, have a great weekend!!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Thanks so much for the tips. It is reallyh nice to have them all explained all in one place.
Posted by Don Diltz, DRE:01204965 (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

Brad,

I just started my own blog ob blogger....not sure of the exposure I'll get but hey its free...I also want to use a few of the others you mentioned.

Posted by Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Brad, I have not been able to get Google Analytics to work on my AR blog, have you? I use it on all my other blogs and web sites.
Posted by Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate (Joe Manausa Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Don - did it for you, truth is, did it for me too!  One location is nice to have these all available to share with others! Thanks!  :-)

Neal - that's awesome, let me k now when your blogger blog is done, I'll support you on it and I'm sure others will too.  Thanks, glad these may be useful for you!

Joe - I have added it to "My Settings" in the description box and yes, it is working just fine.

Shalini - thanks for sharing this and for following up!  It's clear why clients would want to work with someone like you. You are very thorough and efficient!  Thanks again, I'll check it out! :-)

 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Great article - I found I use 10 of them on a regular basis and another 4 frequent enought ob e familiar.  What you left off is the Google Documents and Google Calandar making the virtual office much closer than we many think.

Now Have a Blessed Day,

John Occhi, Heme CA REALTOR®
Mission Grove Realty

Posted by John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate (Mason Real Estate) over 11 years ago
I love Picasa ... couldn't live without it, in fact. I'll be checking out some of the other great stuff you have shared with us. Thanks a lot! - Marti in Kent
Posted by Marti Reeder, Realtor, Broker (John L. Scott) over 11 years ago
John - I didn't forget, just started running out of room and time! haha.  Google Docs andCalendar are great additions to this post, thanks John for adding those here. Hope you are having a great weekend my friend! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Marti - Picasa Tucasa!!  LOL! I love it too!  Hope you find these others to be interesting as well. Thanks!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Brad, I keep hearing that google is coming out with an online office suite. Do you know where to go and see it in action?
Posted by Randy Lyon (Kettley and Company) over 11 years ago
Wow! You will surely have me up all night now checking out all this great info! Thank You so much.
Posted by Claudia Clausen, Middlesex County Real Estate (Keller Williams Elite Realtors) over 11 years ago
great list.  thanks
Posted by ... ... (...) over 11 years ago

thank you, thank you, thank you --

 

anything similar with Yahoo? 

Posted by Lewis Poretz, Mortgage Loan Officer - Lending in 50 States (Bank of England Mortgage) over 11 years ago

Great detail! Thanks

Posted by Michael Zack (Coldwell Banker Primus Realty) over 11 years ago
Brad - thank you for the information.  It's great and their are google tools on there that I am going to check out right away.
Posted by Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple (Keller Williams Realty - Elk Grove, CA Homes for Sale) over 11 years ago
Randy - you might wnat to search google labs, that is where all this stuff gets beta tested and prepared for release.  I'd start there and then do a google search "advanced" for it.  If that doesn't get you what you want or need, go to google alerts, and have it sent to your email when it does come out!  Let me know what you find out, love to know about that stuff! Thanks Randy! B-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Claudia - I hope it helps you in your business, you might want to pick up some No-Doze, or get a good cup of Java, it will take you a couple days to really get your arms around this stuff. Worth every minute though!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Todd - thanks and you're welcome! 

Lewis - you're welcome, and I know yahoo has some cool stuff too, but we don't mention those things on a Google post!  LOL!  Especially if you're wanting some SEO from Google! :-)  Go check out their website, you'll have something to post about now! :-)

Michael - man...you aren't kidding, this mutha took me a couple hours to post and days to research! Thanks! 

 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Lori - check it all out, then come back and let us know what you think?  Would love to hear your feedback or maybe even a couple success stories.  If you do any posts, be sure to let me know!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

My goodness, that was one heck of an effort and extremely useful.  I must admit I don't Google as much as I should, but I hope your list will encourage me to change my errant ways.

Karen

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) over 11 years ago
We knew about some of Googles offerings but not all. We are off to check them out!  Once again you have opened our eyes to so much more! We love reading your blogs and everyday we look forward to signing on to ActiveRain to see what else Brad Andersohn has to offer us RAINERS! Thanks so much for your contributions!!!
Posted by Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro (RE/MAX All Pro) over 11 years ago
Barbara - thanks, i hope this info will be helful and even more important, useful to you!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Karen - I hope you will be encouraged to use more of the google array of tools, they really can help you and your business.
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Rick and Lynn - thanks for the wonderful comment, I really appreciate you guys too!  If my contributions help you and your business, then I am confident that what goes around, will come around!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Brad....  this is an awesome collection of so many tools on the internet and that Google has put together. Thanks for taking the time and sharing this.

I haven't been on AR much in the last several weeks, so it might take me a while to get back to these. But thanks again....

jeff belonger

Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) over 11 years ago

Brad, is it any wonder they call it "Google"? My head is spinning!  Seriously though, I can't tell you enough how much I have learned and will continue to learn from your awesome posts!  As a relatively new member of AR without a shred of previous blogging experience (ok, now thanks to you and the myriad of other committed AR member's help, I have developed a small thread!) I'd like to thank you for taking the time to continually post and share oodles of useful information!

Best regards,

Sarah

Posted by Sarah Miller-Legg, It's Real Estate; Done Right! (Meridian Star Realty, LLC) over 11 years ago
Jeff - thanks, we've missed you being around lately, hope all is ok with you and the family. Thanks for stoppin in and for the compliment. 
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Sarah - that is so sweet of you to say.  I am glad that you are able to use my blog as a watering - hole for your blogging experience.  I have really enjoyed sharing my posts with other AR members.  I may even start up my own consulting and coaching company to assist those who want to learn more about blogging and how it works in bringing you business.  More on that later, but thanks again for your wonderful and heartfelt comment, you made my day!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Boy that was enlightening.  I have used a few google tools but you have laid them all out.  I did not know about the Google Analytics or at least never looked into it before.  After reading your blog, I have and look forward to the results.

Thanks for sharing. 

 

Posted by Steve Shaw, e-PRO, Gulf Region Properties Team (Keller Williams Realty) over 11 years ago
Steve - Google has some great tools that many of us are unaware of.  I thought it would be nice to share some of the tools that have helped me and some of my clients on the web.  The analytics is a very powerful script to include on your blogs, your websites, and even posts when you feel it necessary.  Google is working on new stuff everyday, that's why I love Google Labs, you can see exactly what they are up to "realtime" and explore how the newest beta tools can benefit your business. Glad you found this post my friend, and thanks for your comment! Please come back and share your results!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
This is one of the best posts I have read. I can't wait to have my assistant, (who is tech-saavy) check out all of these resources. She can figure it all out in minutes, while it would take me a couple of years!
Posted by Michelle Musick Jones, The Michelle Musick Jones Team - Texas Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors) over 11 years ago
Michelle - thank you for such a high rating with your comment. WOW! That is really nice!  have your assistant look into each one of these links and see how they can better help your business.  Each of them has some great features, and reasons you should be using them. Thanks for your comment Michelle! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Thank you, thank you! I did a search for Google Maps on AR and here you are - the perfect answers!
Posted by Kim Wood, Kim Wood ~ The Tech Byte (The Tech Byte) over 11 years ago
Kim - glad you found me, I think google has too! LOL!  Guess where the SEO has taken this post! Love it!! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Brad - Could we throw Google Hot Trends (http://www.google.com/trends) on the list? I have used this handy little tool to determine the "Hot Trends" (if you will) for a given date. Sometimes it is nice to know what the world is searching for and these trends can often be used to incorporate keywords into a blog. My little 2 cents!

I personally use just about everyone of the Google Tools listed here. They really do know how to help out the internet user.
As always a masterful blog! Your an open box of knowledge!

Posted by PropertyNut.com The Internet Real Estate Maketplace (PropertyNut.com) over 11 years ago
Jared - we can absolutely include Google Trends!  Your link in your comment is now a valued part of this post. Thank you for sharing that here. Your 2 cents is actually "Priceless!"  Also, thank you for your fine compliment!  Nothing means more to a human being than having friends, sharing life's experiences, and being appreciated.  You have certainly hit 10's on all three playing fields! Thanks Jared, my open box of knowledge and resources are always here for ya!!  B-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Thanks Brad, it is nice for a "newbie" to be welcomed with such open arms. 
Posted by PropertyNut.com The Internet Real Estate Maketplace (PropertyNut.com) over 11 years ago
Jared - at this rate, you won't be a newbie for long, I think you have found and commented on every one of my posts! LOL!  Love it!  Welcome and the open arms are what Active Rain is really all about. You won't EVER find a better place to grow your business, your network and your relationships. Enjoy my friend, I wish you the very best here and in all your personal and business endeavors! Really truly!! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Brad - I was just going through some of your older posts. It's true goldmine!
Posted by Ryan Martin, Bellingham Commercial RE Broker (Windermere Real Estate / Whatcom Inc.) over 11 years ago
Ryan - my posts and blog are just small chunks and nuggets of gold compared to the Real Goldmine, and that's ACTIVE RAIN!  Thanks for checking me out, hope you'll be back more in the future. B-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Come on Brad, don't be so modest. If ActiveRain is a goldmine (which it is) then your blog is the pure gold vein.

Posted by Ryan Martin, Bellingham Commercial RE Broker (Windermere Real Estate / Whatcom Inc.) over 11 years ago

Thanks for the tips. I use quite a few of these Google tools, but I amnot quite sure I knew so many existed! I will see if I can find more uses for some of these tools to make my life a little bit easier. Thanks again.

Ed Nailor
1st Metropolitan Mortgage
Charlotte, NC

Posted by Charlotte Home Loans Your Charlotte Mortgage Lender over 11 years ago
Brad: Thanks for the great tip. I am going to put a google map of my area in my AR profile
Posted by Jill Wente, Realtor, CRS, MCNE, CHMS (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Gary Greene) over 11 years ago
Ryan - ok...what do you want? LOL!  Just kidding!  What's the cash value exchange for gold right now?  Should I be cashing in? hahahaha!!! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Ed - simplify your life, and Google CAN help you do that!  Have fun exploring this stuff, there are some great tools here, just be creative in how you use them.  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Jill - that is a great idea, I hope you got to see the post I did about turning your Profile Page into a "Masterpiece!"  I just posted it late last night. Timing is everything eh?  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Ryan - Brad can joke if he wants, but he gets more comments than I get readers - so he IS the man.
Posted by Ted Baker, MidFloridaMediation.com (Carmody and Associates LLC) over 11 years ago
Brad - Lets just say that you have a strong investment. Education is the best investment because it can't be stolen or lost. Thank you for investing in the community.
Posted by Ryan Martin, Bellingham Commercial RE Broker (Windermere Real Estate / Whatcom Inc.) over 11 years ago
Ted - we need to balance this out and get you more readers and comments, which hopefully turns into more contacts, referrals and business.  How can I help you do that?  And now I'm not joking, I'll always try to help a fellow AR member and friend if I can!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Ryan - seriously, AR is the greatest investment I have made in a long time.  It has given me so many opportunities to share and be shared with, it has gotten me business, and it has gotten me referrals, but the best part it that I have built some great relationships here of which you're a part of.  Thanks for that my friend, and I'm here to give back what's been given to me.  You're right about education, it can't be stolen or lost, and I am honored to be able to contribute back to a community that has contributed so much to me!  :-)

Have a great weekend, and all the best to you!! 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Brad - We appreciate all that you bring to the table. Have a good weekend and good luck with your 49ers.
Posted by Ryan Martin, Bellingham Commercial RE Broker (Windermere Real Estate / Whatcom Inc.) over 11 years ago
Ryan - thanks! I appreciate that very much!  Regarding the 49ers...key word there is definitely LUCK!! LOL  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Brad - The keyword for the 49ers should be points. Their offense is struggling right now. Hopefully they don't get that offense going until after the MNF game against the Hawks.

Speaking of which, I told my girlfriend that she can come to that MNF game last night. I was just talking to Bob Stewart and we might meet up with him outside the stadium before the game. I have one extra ticket for a Hawks fan. Are you going to be in Seattle next weekend?

Posted by Ryan Martin, Bellingham Commercial RE Broker (Windermere Real Estate / Whatcom Inc.) over 11 years ago
What a great list, looks like any people appreciate you putting it together for us...thanks!
Posted by Tyghre Collentine (Coldwell Banker Burnet) over 11 years ago
Ryan - I wish I could make it to Seattle this weekend, my 15 year old has drivers ed this weekend, so I am already committed....to an insane asylum!  Just kidding, thanks for the offer, maybe next time.  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Tyghre - there's definitely some love here!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Brad - Too bad. It's going to be fun. I just realized that the game is on Veterans Day, so hopefully the rush hour traffic won't be a killer getting to the game.

Posted by Ryan Martin, Bellingham Commercial RE Broker (Windermere Real Estate / Whatcom Inc.) over 11 years ago
Brad, thanks for sharing these google highlights. Google earth is my favorite.
Posted by Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) over 11 years ago
Brad:  Thank you for some great information.  I can't wait to check out Google Blogger.  I've been looking for another "free" blogging site.  Thanks again.
Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) over 11 years ago
Ryan - have a blast and get some garlic fries for me! LOL
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Frank - google earth is one of my favs too!!  Love all the new features they've added! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Donna - Blogger.com has FREE Blogs and Yahoo has FREE Blogs at Wordpress.com.  I have done of few of these at both sites. They both work pretty good! 
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Thanks for the tips.  A couple of them I haven't tried so I am going to add them to my list to go check out.
Posted by Linda Reynolds, Bradenton Real Estate (Bradenton Real Estate - Linda Reynolds) over 11 years ago
Brad, great info. I have bookmarked and plan to adapt several of the tools today.taru
Posted by Larry Kueser (Keller Williams Realty Diamond Partners Inc) over 11 years ago
Linda - I think all 20 are very useful tools, good luck with the one's you haven't tried out yet, I'm certain yo'll see their value. :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Larry - that's awesome.  I think you'll be pleased.  thanks!  Hey, sorry for the ignorant question, but what does taru stand for or mean?  Just curious...   :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Google rocks - thanks for sharing all of the latest features. Nancy
Posted by Nancy Moeller (Seven Gables Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Nancy - no prob, now go take advantage of all their hard work and efforts to help you with your business! These are some fantastic tools to incorporate!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Brad, you rock!  You just have so much interesting and informative stuff.  I am still trying to read through all of your blogs because I know I will be well educated by the time I get done.  :)
Posted by Ernie Cabrera, Real Estate America (REAL ESTATE AMERICA - Ernie Cabrera) over 11 years ago
the seo is very important, thanks for this post
Posted by Kevin Gapol (Golden Star Financing) over 11 years ago
Brad,  This is good information.  I thought Google was just for Googling!  Thanks
Posted by Joanna Schlansky (Showcase of Homes, Realtors) over 11 years ago
Ernie - thanks!  I hope you'll find value and information on my blog that will help you here and in your business.  It's been a wonderful journey for me in the "rain", I hope it is the same for you. :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Kevin - SEO is very important, but so is your content.  Google tools are just another great way to get the most out of your Blogging experience.  I use each of these tools in a unique way, and I'm happy to have Google as part of my Team and my Blog.  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Joanna - Googling with Google is just a small part of the powerful tools they offer.  I'm glad you have found there is more to Google than what most people realize! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Mr Brad, Mr Google, Mr Active Rain, Mr Knowledge, Mr Internet, etc, etc,

Thanks for keeping on keeping on!

Posted by Anonymous over 11 years ago
I wish I knew who to reply to on the last comment! LOL!  I love all my nik-name title's! Thanks!! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Was that you Wendy C? :-)  (Big Smile) if it was you, then you know I'm good! hahaha!  If not, then I'm also Mr. Jack_ _ _!!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
So are you using any of these google tools yet?  I actually use all 20 of them now!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

I have printed this out, and I want to look into some of these.  This is very informative Thank you

Don

Posted by D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578 over 11 years ago
Don - you'll find then all to be of value, how else do you think google stock got so high?!?  :-O  Enjoy!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Rebecka - love the calendar too!  You'll see it's the first thing under my photo over here on the right ------------>

So many ways to use a tool like this in our business.  The other 19 tools I listed here have just as much if not more power than the calendar. (not trying to change your favorite though)   :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Hi Brad,

Thank you for sharing.  Google is addicting like AR!  We just can't get enough.  Good thing they are FREE! :-)

Catherine

Posted by Catherine Sinocruz, Broker-Salesperson, ABR, GRI, CRS (Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate ) over 11 years ago
Catherine - isn't that odd?  All the google tools are FREE except their stock!  Over $500.00 per share..go figure! :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Brad - I think I need to go back into your archives and read all your past posts.  I need a slow rainy day to do that, though.  Your information is so helpful to me.  Your concise and it's easy for me to understand.  Thank you.

Happy New Year!

Posted by Meg Zoller, Houston Fine Homes (Keller Williams) over 11 years ago

Brad, Brad.... how did I miss this? Thanks for the heads up.  Good time to get a move on some of these - others I'll bookmark. 

 2008 is a time to be organized and resourceful.

Posted by Rosemary Brooks, The Mother & Daughter Realty Team (BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706) over 11 years ago

Brad,

You really do a great job at providing great information.  At times, you make it look too easy.  Thanks for all you do!

Posted by Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate (Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.) over 11 years ago
Thank you for your time and expertise.  You are awesome and very generous.  I'm 3 weeks into my new blogging website, and am addicted to it.  Have a great 2008.
Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing over 11 years ago

Brad, Google Sketch is a nice free app to draw floorplans, etc on!

Posted by Kent Simpson, Real Estate Is About People (Realty One Group Mountain Desert) over 11 years ago
I like the Google free Web Page Maker. You can put together some pretty nice web sites quick and them use them for inbound links to your web site to help with search engine optimization. I wouldn't use it for a business web site, but it's great for supporting pages.
Posted by Robert Krames (Smart Media Creative Solutions) over 11 years ago

Meg - feel free to read any of my posts anytime!  I hope you'll find them useful and to be of value! Thanks! :-)

Rosemary - it's easy to miss any post with 63,000 plus members and thousands of posts! LOL!~  Be GR8 in 08!

Ray - thanks, I try to make them as easy to understand as possible! Sometimes that's difficult as you're aware.

Susie - thanks for your nice comment.  I hope these tools will help contribute to your success in 2008!  :-) 

Kent - I will have to add that one to the list as a bonus!  Thanks for sharing that here!  Have a great year!  :-) 

Robert - another great Google tool to add to the list, thank you very much for sharing that on this post!  

 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
You have alot of great info in the post.  I had to bookmark it for future reference.  That is too much for my mind at one sitting.  Thx
Posted by Latonia Parks, Certified Military Relocation Expert (Top Bragg Realty, Fayetteville NC, Home of the 82d ABN DIV) over 11 years ago
Latonia - it is a lot, but every tool here will help you and your business!  Enjoy!!   :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Wow!  I had no idea Google had THAT much!  Great post Brad!
Posted by -- Casey Brischle, Spokane Home Loan Mortgage Professional (Columbia Bank) about 11 years ago
Casey - there is even more things that google has created and provided since this post, but this is a great start to help members realize the value of Google to their on-line business.  Thanks for your comment, I truly appreciate it!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 11 years ago

Brad,

Thank you for posting this. I "google" things all the time but I had no idea that Google had all of these other great tools to offer. I am in the process of having a website developed for me and trying to learn all that I can about making a statement online. These will come in handy!

Posted by Misty Thomas, Realtor Crosby, TX (Houston Realty) about 11 years ago

Thanks Brad, we knew of most of theses but you surprised us with a couple that we didn't know about. Thanks for the great info!

Patty & Scott Carroll - RE/Max Equity Group Vancouver WA

Posted by Patty Carroll about 11 years ago
Misty - there have been some additions to the tools google offers since I had written this post.  It's good to explore their site once in a while and see all the new tools they offer.  Many will help you with your Blog and websites.  Thanks for the comment!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 11 years ago
Patty and Scott - it's like any great site out there, you just have to keep checking in with Google to see what they are up to next.  They are just like us, always trying to come up with useful information for their viewers.  New and fresh ideas and content is one thing you can count on from Google and from my blog!  Thanks for stopping by and especially for taking the time to comment!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 11 years ago
I'm glad this one surfaced again, I've been finding out about Google tools here and there but this helps with them all in one spot. I'll take note of your comment above.
Posted by Bob Edwards, Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI (Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc.) about 11 years ago
Bob - glad you found this one.  When I wrote it, I thought it was the most valuable post I'd ever write. Might still be! LOL!  These really are some great tools for ANY business, but especially for Bloggers in REal Estate!  Hope it brings you some added value, and doesn't take away from you having a wonderful weekend!  Enjoy my friend!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 11 years ago

Yea Thanks for releasing Googles Hidden Treasures :)

TOM DAVIS - Delaware Realtor

Posted by Tom Davis, FREE Delaware Homes Search!, $$ Save $$ - Find Homes! Delaware Realtor (Harrington ERA,DE Homes For Sale, $$ Save $$ Buy Today !) almost 11 years ago
Tom - google is a great resource and has so much to offer to help your business, I hope you'll use these tools and services to their fullest.  You should see some of the stuff they have added since I did this post! OMG!!  I may need to do a new one called:  40 Google Tools for your Business!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago
Another great post thanks Brad...I haven't checked out the new google stuff
Posted by Anonymous almost 11 years ago
Thanks for sharing, I use some, and have not heard of a few.
Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) almost 11 years ago
Thanks for the comment, the new google stuff is very cool, I noticed you weren't logged in when you commented, so I'm not sure who I'm thanking.  :-))  But thanks anyway!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago
Jim - they are all worth checking out, and now there's even more that google offers.  It's nice to have so many tools and options available from such a powerhouse like Google.  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago
Great posting with valuable information.  In the web world it seems if your not on Google your not on line.
Posted by Gary McAdams (GMAC Schwartz Property Sales) almost 11 years ago
Gary - Google is your Best Friend on the web, especially if you're in the Real Estate Industry. Make that ANY industry for that matter!  If Google knows you, everyone else will eventually!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad,

As usual great information. Thank you.

All the best!

Posted by Kevin O'Shea, White Plains, NY Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) almost 11 years ago
Kevin - thanks, great to see you back at the blog front.  It's only great information if you use it and it benefits.
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Brad - 8 months later and this post is still relevant!  I'm trying to take advantage of all the google tools but there are so many!  I am already inserting Google Analytics onto various websites, it's been about a month so I should have some data now.  We'll see how helpful they are. 

Posted by Bo Buchanan (Kettley Realtors) almost 11 years ago

Hi Bo - did you know, 8 months later, there's probably 10 new tools I could should add to this post?  Google has provided some awesome tools and they continue to add more to the toolbox.  It will be great to come back to this post in 8 more months and see all the NEW things google will be doing for our internet business then. Let me know how the analytics on your sites is working out for you.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

I have been using several of these tools for a few months and find them to be very good.  They appear to be replacing MS-Office online. 

Posted by Bob Gibbons (REATA Commercial Realty, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Bob - they are some powerful tools and the best part is that they're all FREE.  MS-Office online will probably never be replaced by Google tools, but these tools sure do enhance our business when used properly and effectively.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Thanks for the additional information. I already have a couple of outside blogs but had inspiration yesterday for a new one - so I will check out blogger. Also, I love google analytics . . . You always have the best information for us!!!

Have a great day!

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) almost 11 years ago

Good afternoon Brad! Great post as usual. You stay killin this website! Keep up the good work!

Posted by Jeffrey deJESUS, Realtor (Better Homes & Garden - DeJESUS Real Estate Group) almost 11 years ago

Sharon - you might want to wait and see what AR is announcing this next month before you do anything.  You will be very happy when you here about some of the really cool stuff we'll be doing in the rain for you. Hmmmm..... I think that's all I'm allowed to say.  :-)  Thanks for your kind words.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Jeffrey - thanks man, this site is just KILLER period...with or with out me, but thanks again, I appreciate your comment!  Have a great rest of the week.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

There you have it folks Brad has confirmed AR will be releasing public blogs next month!

Posted by Robert Krames (Smart Media Creative Solutions) almost 11 years ago

Hey Robert, where did you get that idea?  I don't recall ever saying that.  I did mention AR is doing some really cool stuff next month, but I didn't say anything about blogs.... is there something you know that I don't?  :-)))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

;-D

Posted by Robert Krames (Smart Media Creative Solutions) almost 11 years ago

Aha - you do!!  ;-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hi Brad.  I knew about a great deal of these but there's always something new.  I figure if I continue chipping away and do a little bit today, a little more tomorrow, etc, at some point I will have the best website I can possibly have.  And you've helped me out!  Thanks again! 

Posted by Kathy Anderson, Arizona Retirement Homes For Sale, Sun City Grand (HomeSmart) almost 11 years ago

Kathy - just keep eating the elephant one bite at a time, and you will continue to better your website, your Blog and your business.  There is enough information and experience here on AR to help ANYONE get to any level they desire.  :-) Thanks for commenting, I always appreciate when members take time to not only read posts, but comment on them too. Thank you. :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Brad,

Thank you for the excellent info!  I have not been in RE that long and I am still learning!  I hope to use them soon.  I have already but in my calendar for one full day of just playing with my website.  Thanks again!

Take Care & Have a Great '08!

Posted by Sylvie Dolley, CHMS, ePRO, SFR Phoenix Arizona Real Estate 602-32 (My Home Group Real Estate LLC ) almost 11 years ago

Sylvie - the one thing I do know for sure is that no matter how long you're in the RE Industry, you will continue to keep learning every single day. After 22 years in this business, I still make it a point to learn something new in all my business and personal endeavors.  Hanging out here on ActiveRain, you will learn hundreds of new things on a daily basis.  It's like drinking from a firehose! lol~  :-) 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

I'm a daily "Google-er" and also use AdWords, but this is some great info -- thank you!

Posted by Kerry Lucasse, Your Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant (eXp Realty - Nest Atlanta Team) almost 11 years ago

I'm a daily "Google-er" and also use AdWords, but this is some great info -- thank you!

Posted by Kerry Lucasse, Your Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant (eXp Realty - Nest Atlanta Team) almost 11 years ago

I'm a daily "Google-er" and also use AdWords, but this is some great info -- thank you!

Posted by Kerry Lucasse, Your Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant (eXp Realty - Nest Atlanta Team) almost 11 years ago

WoW Brad... another older Blog has made its way back around... As always... Great information .... even today !

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) almost 11 years ago

Kerry - you're welcome, you're welcome. and you're welcome! lol~  A single click on the Submit Comment will do my friend. This is not the fast food, fast comment drive thru! haha~  You must have patience when submittng comments, thanks for taking the time, all 3 times to show your appreciaton. :-)))))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Roland - yes, although this one isn't too old. haha!  Thanks, have a great week. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Brad, thank you for giving us so much information. Have to play with google a bit more to learn all that stuff. Your blog is always one of the best! Thanks again,

Posted by Griselda Tealdo-Perez, REALTOR®, e-Pro, GRI, TRC (Coldwell Banker Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

So much to read and do but I'm going to work on using these tools.  THank you!

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) almost 11 years ago

Griselda - one of my favs here is still google alerts, anything you want to know and in many cases you get alerted right away. What a great tool along with the many others google provides.  I'm just wondering how it's all FREE? lol~  ;-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Pippa - it's like drinking from a firehose, that's my latest slogan as of late.  You take in what you can, and the rest just blows right past ya!! Welcome to ActiveRain, the storm of information that not even mother nature could tame!  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Google is a monster with many heads.  The real power of Google is when you click more. It is marvelous that a simple looking screen could hide so much treasure.

Posted by Find a Notary Public needAnotary (QEC Internet Services) almost 11 years ago

I have a lot to learn from Google! It's a great resource.

Posted by Linda Greco Rich, ABR, SRES, Harford County Specialist (Exit Preferred Realty) almost 11 years ago

Ntsike - Google is the kind of Monster you DO want hanging out in your closet! lol~  The more link does demonstrate some of the hidden treasures of Google for sure.  I don't think many even knowit's there, great comment and thanks for helping bring that section back to the forefront here.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Linda - you truly said a mouthful, Google.com, it's a brainful too!  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

It's been said that "Google Rules the World!"  You have definitely helped shed some light as to why that may be so.  Thanks for the enlightenment.

Posted by Mike Miller (EXIT REALTY SERVICES) almost 11 years ago

Mike - They do rule the world, the Internet world anyway.  I hear they even have a church now. Serious, google the keywords "Church of Google" and you'll be blown away. Don't laugh, try it.  It's for real...I think! :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Brad

Thanks for the amazing information.  I'm very new to AR and and most of the Google tools you talked about are also new to me.  I have so much to learn, it is overwhelming.  But I have  figured out that your blogs are one of the best places to learn.  I will definitely search out all your blogs!! 

 

Posted by Vicki Pedersen, Providing Exceptional Real Estate Service (Pedersen Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Vicki - thanks for making the 200th comment on this google post, I'm sure they appreciate that as much as I do. If you ever need any assistance here, comments like that will get you anything you need. Contact me anytime if you need any help here.  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Once again, I am surprised by another one of your blogs.  The more I dive into AR, the more I am seeing your blogs.  I never knew that Google had so much to offer.  I am definately checking out most of these tools, as my website, SEO, AR Profile and Blog (as soon as I write one) are all in need of some sprucing up, and I am new to all this stuff.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) almost 11 years ago

Troy - trust me, Google is should be your very best friend...besides me! lol~  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Brad - More stuff to learn. I've only heard of about half of these tools and don't use and/or understand perhaps as much as I should.

 

thanks,

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hey Brad ~ Really good information as always from you. Lots of learning to be had here.

Posted by Doug Fritchie (DOUG FRITCHIE-Silver Legacy Properties,Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Christine - try one at a time, this post was written back in September, they have added so many more tools now. Just gotta start somewhere.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Doug - enjoy, there is lots to learn, but worthy of the time and effort when you do.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago
Links to Google Services
 
 
Gadgets powered by Google
 
   
       
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

This is giving me a lot to work on--my head is spinning. Thanks for this info.

Posted by Simone Shaw, e-Pro, SFR (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Brad as always, such great information that we all can use. thanks for sharing this with all of us!

Posted by Patty Ledford, Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue (RE/MAX Town and Country) almost 11 years ago

Brad,  thanks for the info.  I am really getting to like this internet marketing stuff.. I have had over 20 phone calls since joining AR a few weeks ago, and I have learned oooohhh so much.

Posted by Thomas Hargreaves (TriStar Financial Services) almost 11 years ago

Simone - take your time, understanding these tools and how they'll help you and your business is first and foremost the most important issue.  Don't stress out, just dive in and do the best you can.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Patty - glad you are finding this information to be useful to you.

Thomas - 20 phone calls is somewhat Ironic since this is a 20 tools post!  haha.  Congrats and good luck to you on AR!

 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

I think I missed this one.... thanks for linking to it in your other post.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 10 years ago

Georgina - you'll find many others over on my AR profile page. I sorted and placed all the decent ones there if you're interested.  I update the profile page as I create new posts!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

I use many of these tools and they are just plain cool. There are so many cool and useful tools that can be incorporated into our online presence

Posted by Linda Reynolds, Bradenton Real Estate (Bradenton Real Estate - Linda Reynolds) over 10 years ago

Linda - there are so many more now available since I did this post. Check out the link I put in te comments about 10 comments up from this one. I need to do a new post called 40 tools....  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Go google the essential tool for people to oogle over. More than just search, now a complete lifestyle. JP
Posted by Jason Pastucha (Realtywnc.com - Keller Williams Asheville) over 10 years ago

Jason - google is putting Microsoft in a very tough position. All the google tools can replace all the MS ones.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

i knew of some of the google services, but definitley not all of these. thanks entireley for all the new information.

Posted by Dominic Zendejas (KASE Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Dominic - if you think this was a lot, look at the date I posted this. Want to see an update of what Google has available now? 

 

That was Google then, This is Google Now!!!

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Thanks again for great information! I bookmarked this so I could come back & check out everything. Thanks for helping the new and lost! Have a great day! Brenda :)

Posted by Brenda Tressler (Crye-Leike Realtors) over 10 years ago

Good stuff that Google is i'm using half of those listed i need to start working on the other half. Thanks...

Posted by Tony Perez, "Serving You & Your Needs" (Hudson Realty Executives) over 10 years ago

Brenda - thank you, have a great week and come on back anytime.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Tony - I still don't use all the google tools out there, but I have found great value and time savings in the ones I do.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad,

Much more to it than I thought and I know I am not taking advantage as I should..

Posted by Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR, SRES, e-PRO,ABR,GREEN,CSP (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038) over 10 years ago

Brad, thanks for this post.  THIS is the type of information which is so helpful.  I'm not always exploring the google.com site itself, so finding these "hidden" nuggets doesn't happen in my daily visits to their main page.  I'm on my way to check them out now!

Posted by Howard Wilson (Wilson Than Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Dan - take advantage...it's all FREE!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Howard - they have a ton more available now. Have fun on your surf! 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Wow!  I knew about google earth and the translator, but had no idea that most of the rest of those tools were available.  Thank you very much.

Posted by Janice Dalston Kreymborg, Representing Buyers and Sellers in The Hamptons (Janice Dalston Kreymborg, Realtor (c)) over 10 years ago

Janice - what till you see all the other stuff google has added since I wrote this post. 

Just CLICK HERE  if you want to see for yourself!  :-)) Trust me, there are some awesome things on that link.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Thank you for sharinf these great tools with the active rain community. I am exploring the google video. Nice tool!!!

Jay Skinner

 

Posted by Joseph Skinner, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Skinner & Associates Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad, thanks for making this info available to the newbies. This is a great help.

Posted by Scott Mazza (Stewart Title of California) over 10 years ago

Jo and Scott - my pleasure, I hope you'll check out all the new Google tools that are now available.  I setup a link to them just above your comments.  They have some really cool stuff!  Enjoy!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Gr8 advice Brad Thx 4 taking the time to post all this info!

Posted by Jennifer Ricco (JohnHart Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Thanks for all your great advice Brad. I thought I knew enough about Google and keyword tracking to get by.  I'm a newbie to Active Rain with so much to learn and so little time, but you are making it easier.

Posted by Eve Hansen, Long Island Realtor (Thomas J. McCarthy Real Estate, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Thank you for sharing all the information.  I have written down three you have suggested to do more research on.

Posted by Paul Jones, PIC Properties - Kansas & Missouri (Kansas City Regional Homes) over 10 years ago

WOW...so much great information. Thank You!

Cheri Rayas

Posted by Cheri Rayas, CRS (Millwood Realty) over 10 years ago

Jennifer, Eve, Paul and Cheri - Thanks for your comments. These really are some of the coolest Google tools and you should really check out iGoogle.  You can create your own page to work from, it's very cool.  My son from Cal Poly was all over it and said we need to be as well.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad-Thanks again for another great post.

Joe

Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) over 10 years ago

Brad-Great post, thanks for all the information.  I'm amazed at what I've learned in the last few days.

Lee

Posted by Lee McLain over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad for posting this and all that is available from Google. I had heard of a few but many I had not.

Posted by Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker (ERA Joyner Realty) over 10 years ago

Joe - you bet!

Lee - just wait 3 months!  lol~  You'll know it all! 

Jan - have fun exploring!

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Wonderful information keep it up!  thanks

Posted by PJ Belle, ABR, GRI, SFR (Long and Foster) over 10 years ago

thanks for the google list -- I have been using more and more of the tools.  Just learned how to share a google calendar with others.

Posted by Scott Hoen, VP, Marketing Systems & Sales Tech, 714-270-9607 (TitleCapture.com) over 10 years ago

PJ- thanks, I'll try.

Scott - the calendar feature is sweet, you can also embed google docs and stuff into your AR Blog, very cool.

 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad,

Another great article. I just have to find the time to read all your blogs & implement your suggestions :-)

Posted by Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Ann - take your time, I just wrote my 270th post today... 

Glad you're enjoying these and getting something out of them. Thanks. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

I too have recently discovered the features available from goggle. I've used gmail for over a year but recently discovered googlepages, adwords and anyalics. It has been very exciting using them. I appreciate all the help from AR.

Eva  

Posted by Eva Aliaga, Boca Raton & Delray Beach: SE Florida Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Boca Raton IdealFloridaLiving.com) over 10 years ago

Thanks for so much good stuff, I use quite a few of these, but see a few more I gotta try

Posted by Ronelle Schroeder-Hill over 10 years ago

Eva- there are even more tools now than there were when I wrote this.  Google is incredible!

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Ronelle - check out the Google Labs, that's where all the new and cool stuff is that's coming out or that they're working on.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Thanks for this info Brad. Have not heard of a third of these but they seem to be helpful although there is so much stuff out there that it might take me weeks to figure out which ones are best.

Posted by Michael Sahlman, e-PRO - Miami Beach Florida Luxury Homes (www.HomesForVIPs.com - Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago

Michael - it may take you weeks, but many of these tools from Google will be worth your while to investigate. Have fun and enjoy the Holidays!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

We now have "Google Talk" "Google News" and a google friend feed type thing. I would also check out Google Real Estate. I noticed that when I do a Postlets, it uploads to that.

Posted by Sandy McAlpine, Search Lake Norman Homes For Sale - Lake Norman NC (RE/MAX EXECUTIVE) over 10 years ago

Awesome list!

Looks like I have some studying/work to do! Thanks for the great post!

 

-Brendan Winans

Posted by Brendan Winans, Professional Real Estate Services (Winans & Associates) over 10 years ago

Sandy - I could probably do this post now and rename it "40 Google Tools for your Business" in fact, I think I will.  Thanks.  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Brendan - I think you'll find many, if not all of these tools very useful and beneficial to your Blog and Business. Happy Holidays.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

I was looking for some guidance on how to strengthen my online marketing.  This should certainly help.  Joining ActiveRain was definitely the first step on the long journey.  Thanks Brad and the rest of the Elves.

Posted by Anonymous over 10 years ago

Most important thing, enjoy the journey!!   :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Another great post and tutorial.  Thank you Brad.  Best of the new year to you and I look forward to reading your posts.  Wish the Comment section was directly under the blogs however.  I takes a while to scroll down to the bottom to comment on great blogs. :)

Frank D'Angelo

Posted by Frank D'Angelo, Helping people is my business in Real Estate (EXIT REALTY NEXUS Minneapolis & St. Paul MN) over 10 years ago

Frank - thanks, I know what you mean about having to scroll to the bottom, I have to do it every time too! lol~  Have a great New Year!!   :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad, you know everything. i will come back again and again to read these blogs

Posted by aaa aaaaa over 10 years ago

Rafeeq - almost everything!  lol~  Thanks, I appreciate the compliment.  I'll tell you one thing for sure, if I don't know something, I sure know where to go to find it.  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Thank you Brad for the interesting info. This is good help for everybody. I will try some of the tools to help me on my new carreer in Real Estate.

Posted by Javier Biendicho (Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners) over 10 years ago
WOW! This is a lot of information. I have much to learn. Thanks for helping!
Posted by Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake (Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho) over 10 years ago

What would we do without Google? lol

Posted by Winston Westbrook (Westbrook National Real Estate Co) about 10 years ago

This is def. a helpful tool.  I've been working extremely hard making sure that my Home Staging business gets recognized on all the major search engines.  Thanks alot for the information.

Posted by John Lupton, The Premier Home Staging Company Servicing Washington DC, MD, VA (Elite Home Redesign, LLC) about 10 years ago

Thank you for such an informative post.  This is incredible information!

Posted by Adam Nash (Brooks Real Estate, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Brad, all I can say is THANKS!  This information is awesome and very helpful.  You are THE community builder!

Posted by Aron Bailey Bruser (Win-Win Home Staging & Redesign) about 10 years ago

I love reading your blog's!  You a wealth of knowledge - Thank You!

 

 

Posted by Angel Quintero, Realtor, Property Manager & Eclectic Music Aficionado (KNEWHOMES at Silver Creek Realty of Santa Clarita) almost 10 years ago

John, Adam, Aron, and Angel - thanks for the nice comments and kudos, I appreciate that more than you know.  The truth is, I have learned more on AR and from our members than any other source on the web.  You will find more sources of information here than you will ever need.  It's all here on AR.   :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

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