Help Search Engines Find Your Blog

If you have ever wondered how web content can be optimized for search engines, here’s a good overview of what SEO is and how to create Search Engine Optimized content. If you find that you enjoy creating this kind of content, you can even turn it into a freelance writing specialty to pay the bills!

What is SEO Friendly Content – Content Written to be SEO Friendly.

Maximize Your Promotional Time: A Report on Most Popular Social Networking Sites

Here is a report about the top networking sites as of March, 2013. It is a good idea to keep an eye on trends. Things can change quickly. I was surprised to see My Space rank so high. I didn’t know anybody still used that site. Last time I visited, it was so cluttered. Will have to take another look. Maybe they have redesigned it.

Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites.

Amazon Buys Goodreads: What it Could Mean to Authors

Reviews now on Goodreads will be readily accessable on the Amazon site and on Kindle. If you are marketing your book, this could be good news for you. Alternative purchasing buttons are said to remain. Ultimate impacts of the marriage between Amazon and the popular review site are unknown at this point. (You don’t have to share your Amazon purchases on Goodreads if you don’t want to.) Click on the link below for more information.

Amazon Buys Goodreads: The Impact On Authors Book Sales | Bestseller Labs.

To Be a Successful Author, Use Social Media Wisely

I met this author on Twitter this morning. He offers amazing practical advice for writers. This post is about avoiding social media trainwrecks and it is a must-read for newbies to the social media scene. It’s good for veterans, too.

Take a look at this post, and the rest of his excellent blog by clicking on the link below.

The Social Media ‘Train Wreck’ That All Authors Must Avoid | Bestseller Labs.

Build an Online Presence Without Annoying Everyone

Here’s an interesting post about the uses of social media for authors. I agree with some and not others. What do you think?

Anne R. Allen’s Blog: 12 Social Media Mistakes for Authors to Avoid.

Don’t Use Discussion Forums to Pitch Your New Book

I do not self-publish, but this article about writers in discussion forums is  for everyone. Thanks for drawing it to my attention, Julie Hedlund.

Forum Etiquette: Selling Your Book in Discussion Forums? Don’t!.

A Primer on Pinterest for Authors

From Charlene Oldham, suggestions about using Pinterest to build an audience for your writing.

Network: How to Use Pinterest to Connect With Readers | Poets and Writers.

Building Your Social Media Community

Authors are told they need to use social media to build their platforms, but for most of us, that is easier said than done.

Click on the link below for some good advice from Sarah Nego.

Sarah Nego Writes: 3 Ways to Build Up Your Community.

To Blog or Not to Blog, That is the Question

I love QueryTracker. They send the best articles to my inbox! Here’s one to consider from author Sarah Pinneo (http://www.sarahpinneo.com).

Click on the link below. It may apply to you.

QueryTracker Blog: The Case Against Blogging.

Set Up a Facebook Page for Your Book

Here’s an easy guide to help you set up a Facebook page for your new book. People can “Like” your page and see your book-related posts without being a “friend.” You can also reserve the pictures of your sister’s baby for your personal wall.

You Can Create a Facebook Page for Your Book | The Official BookBuzzr Blog.