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Google Plus and The Author Platform


For folks new to this blog, I’m a self-published author who’s a maverick when it comes to promoting my work.

The most obvious example is in the side-bar—my novel is for sale but I still give it away :-)

I’ve written here, many times, about how I’ve dealt with the need to let folks know about my work—here are just a few:

Do Pre-Publication Promotion And Sanity Go Together ?

How Can Authors Find Readers?

Social Networking and Insanity . . .

For Writers Who Don’t Think They Can “Do The Business Side” of Self-Publishing

The Author’s Platform ~ Community of Interest

Do you have a Google account?

If not, I’d advise you get one—the email is cool and, as they say, you can “Talk, chat, share, schedule, store, organize, collaborate, discover, and create.”

So, CopyBlogger, “the most popular content marketing and writing blog on the planet”, has an article called, Seven Ways Writers Can Build Online Authority with Google+

Here are those seven ways:

1. Beef up your Google+ audience (faster than Twitter)

2. Target traffic to your blog with Circles

3. Hustle Hangouts

4. Maximize the life of your content

5. Attack a narrow topic

6. Create a community

7. Park all your content on Google+ (don’t do this one)

Now, just a few brief excerpts from that article:

“When it comes to improved search rankings, building an audience on Google+ might just be the smartest thing you can do as a content creator.”

“So, what’s the moral of the story for you — the writer? Why should you care? Well, if you are a content creator who cares about:

  • Your reputation
  • Your work
  • Establishing online authority
  • Building an audience (which tends to happen faster on G+ than other social sites)
  • Driving more traffic to your website or blog
  • Growing your email newsletter subscriber list
  • And boosting sales and opportunities

“Then you need a Google+ account.”

Also, that article has Many interesting comments :-)
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4 responses to “Google Plus and The Author Platform

  1. Pingback: Why All Writers “Should” Consider Having A Google Plus Account . . . | Notes from An Alien

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  3. libraryassociate September 30, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Interesting article and study on this very topic: http://writerswin.com/the-best-social-media-networks-for-authors/

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    • Alexander M Zoltai September 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks for that link :-)

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