Monday, December 16, 2013

Why Writers Need to be on Google Plus.

Many of us, myself included, have been struggling our way through Google+. As this post explains, it's definitely a good idea for writers to become familiar with the platform, and excel at it. Please watch for these points as you read this:

  • Anne's four Google+ tips
  • Book Launch via Hangouts
  • Google Authorship
  • Semantic Search: per this article,  http://goo.gl/1TuPTu, it's already killing keyword search
  • Google+ for writers community

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Maybe Google+ would be a good topic for workshops in 2014. What do you think?

5 comments:

  1. Absolutely it would be a great topic for a workshop. Google + is the up and coming thing, at least what I hear in the food blogging world. I applied for authorship as soon as it was available and got my name just as I requested. Apply soon and don't delay. It's amazing how many people have your name. I'm a beginner in Google + and just in the learning stage, but I have a tutorial, written by one of the strongest supporters of Google + on how to properly set up yourself if you have a blog. I would be happy to forward it to anyone who would like a copy.
    Sam

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  2. Because I can hardly keep up with what I do now, I have avoided Google + but sounds like I need to plunge in and take on something else. I'd love to see Netwest hold a workshop on Google +.

    Thanks, Ellen, for this post. You do such a good job with keeping up with the Web.

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  3. Thanks, Sam and Glenda, for your comments. Looks like it's time to start planning for a workshop.

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  4. Ellen,thanks for this post on Google +. I'd sure like some instruction - have not much of a clue!

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  5. If you're like me, you write because you love it, but you don't love having to do constant self-promotion. We all have the fantasy that if you write something good, readers will flock to you. We seldom consider the fact that they have to find out about you first. Since a large percentage of us are retired,we come from a pre-digital age, and electronic propagation is not in our native tongue. A "hash tag" sounds like a label you'd put on ground meat. As I re-read my commentary, I suspect I'd be a prime candidate for a Google + workshop!

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