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All About Google+ For Writers | Savvy Book Writers

More than 625,000 People join Google+ EVERY DAY, according to Digital Buzz and Huffington Post statistics.  Before I even joined Twitter, GooglePlus (Google+)

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The Write Transition: Pingbacks and Twitter Mentions, Are You Up to Snuff?

Carrie Rubin

Like a toddler teaching astrophysics, I’m probably the last person to give tech advice.

But I won’t let that stop me.

For any bloggers not yet savvy about pingbacks and Twitter mentions, here are two tips I’d like to share that will make things easier for your followers:

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1. Pingbacks

It’s an honor to be mentioned in someone else’s blog post, and it’s a great way to build blogging connections. But unless our blog gets a notification, we won’t be aware we were mentioned unless we stumble upon the post. And since most of us can’t read every post of every blogger we follow, we risk not seeing the mention at all.

The good news is, we can help our fellow bloggers by activating a pingback whenever we mention them in our posts. Pingbacks are an automated way to alert other bloggers we have…

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Michael’s Origins: Stumble Me This -Stumble Me That

This is a great tutorial! I never knew how to get the picture there for Stumble Upon! Thank you!

Michael Rios

Last night I ran across a Blog that had a StumbleUpon button on their Blog so that people could share their work if that wanted to do so.

I was like how is that possible, WordPress got rid of that. So research I did. Then I ran across Debby Gies’s Google Plus Page where she shared an article about “The Power of StumbleUpon” which I read, then I was like SOB! So there I am at my desk just shaking my head.

So, if you would like to put a StumbleUpon button on your Blog, then follow these simple steps.

Sharing

Go to your Dashboard,

Then settings

Then click on Sharing.

Click on services

Locate

Add a new Service

When you click on “Add a new service”

A new popup window will open

Enter info

Service Name: Enter Stumble Me (if feeling like a smart butt)

Sharing URL: Copy the below URL…

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111 Publishing » Book Marketing on a Shoestring

Book Marketing on a Shoestring Doris-Maria Heilmann 111Publishing Savvy Book Writers

111 Publishing » Book Marketing on a Shoestring.

Book Marketing on a Shoestring (e-book)
How Authors Can Promote their Books Without Spending a lot of Money.
No Money? No Problem!  Success as an author, especially when creating your platform in social media and establishing your brand, using the tools described here, is almost free. It’s all about where to find readers, book bloggers and reviewers and how to connect with them.  A book marketing checklist in the last chapter will provide you with a useful timeline.
You Never Get a Second Chance for a Good First Impression!  The goal of this book is to show you the professional, yet inexpensive way of publishing a book and how to build your readership, no matter if you self publish or sell your manuscript to a traditional publisher.
Available at Amazon for only $ 2.99

 

What to Post on Social Media

Excellent information from Doris-Maria Heilmann at savvybookwriters.wordpress.com

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People are on the Internet for one of two reasons: Either to solve a problem, or be entertained.   Are you struggling to create daily numerous engaging “posts” on your Social Media sites?  Then you are not the only one on the search of great content. We all want to stand out from our “competition”.  On the other hand, creating content for Social Media should not end up in stress. In a former post I explained that blogs do not necessarily need to consist of written content, but also may be among others, videos, images, curated content, re-posts etc.  The same is true for Social Media content.  How can you achieve this is explained in nine suggestions at   http://www.savvybookwriters.com/blog
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Our WordPress blog http://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/ has moved to our web domain at:

http://www.savvybookwriters.com/blog.

As we cannot transfer thousands of subscribers we will re-blog for a while.  If you want to get these valuable tips…

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How Much Traffic Get Your Website / Blog?

Excellent information from Doris-Maria Heilmann with 111Publishing!

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Do you want to be on Google’s first page improve your search engine optimization?  Using Google+ should be on your main effort on the list of activities. Make sure that your Google+ usage will help with your search rankings.

  1. Priority is to get lots of followers, to make sure that your posts are read by as many people as possible and that they get a chance to go viral.
  2. Link your Google+ page to your own website. Get more recommendations for your site in Google search and grow your audience on Google+.
  3. Fill in the information for your profile and pages completely.  Google prioritizes different areas of the profile for both on-page optimization and in search results: the first 55 characters of your Introduction are important for search results within Google+.
  4. Encourage +1′s. Do you have a +1 button (Google+ Sharing Button) on your website? The +1…

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50 Web Links to Let Your Book Go Viral!

Excellent information from Doris-Maria Heilmann at Savvy Writers & e-Books!

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PART ONE Tips to “Advertise” your Book for FREE:  Forums / Networks / Book Communities / Book Bloggers – all this means free show casing of your book and free PR.  

For your book to sell, you need to create the demand. You need an audience, a platform – which you will get when your book is showing up on many websites and forums, visible to readers, bloggers and to book reviewers.

Here are fifty links to top websites for you and tomorrow’s blog post will bring you even more!

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  1.        http://www.wattpad.com/
  2.        http://www.kindlemojo.com
  3.        http://blog.booksontheknob.org/
  4.        http://www.askdavid.com/free-book-promotio
  5.        http://www.goodreads.com/
  6.        http://www.booktalk.org/
  7.        http://www.booktalk.com/authors/
  8.        http://www.librarything.com/
  9.        http://www.shelfari.com/
  10.        http://authonomy.com
  11.        http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums

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