Authors: Engage with Your Readers on Twitter

Engage with Your Readers on Twitter by Frances CaballoYou’re reading the text version of the Social Media for Authors Podcast, Episode 33 published and copyrighted by Frances Caballo every week.

As usual, this week’s episode includes summaries of four blog posts with awesome Tips about Twitter and, of course, I have your tip of the week. Enjoy!


 

Let’s Talk About Blab.im

Everyone seems to be talking about Blab, a new live-streaming video app. I’ve been receiving Blab announcements in my email all week from a variety of users.

For example, people like Jon Loomer seems to be holding Blab gatherings every day.

But what is it, you ask?

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Email Marketing, Twitter Analytics, Facebook Changes & SEO for Writers

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Each of the posts included in this roundup contains information to help author entrepreneurs succeed in their writing careers. If you haven’t started an email newsletter, start one soon and read the post listed below for some great tips. Even though I seem to include a post on SEO each week, I’ve included another because it’s important to learn as much as we can about this topic so that we can rise from obscurity and become more discoverable. There’s also a post on Twitter’s new analytics feature and information about Facebook’s recent change, which downgrades calls to action that include “please Like” and “please share.” Keep reading for further details on each of these great topics.

5 Quick Tips on How to Email Market like a Rock Star from Social Media Today: Email marketing has grown progressively more popular as a powerful tool for businesses around the globe, and it is being talked about everywhere – from across the internet to corporate boardrooms and from company meetings to marketing strategy seminars and conferences. While you may have heard about email marketing almost constantly, you may not necessarily know how to do email marketing. Here then, are five effective and successful tips on how to email market:

Classic SEO is Like Counterfeiting Money from Business to Community: esterday, Expedia felt the full wrath of Google’s power: Google punished Expedia for trying to manipulate its search results through questionable SEO tactics. Expedia’s visibility in search results fell 25% and, as a result, their stock took a 5% hit (a value of about $450M). SEO has always been highly sought after and an extremely lucrative business, because appearing high in Google searches is obviously extremely important, as Expedia found out yesterday. After all, a new DeepField study just released shows that Google now receives more traffic than Facebook, Twitter, and Netflix COMBINED. But the problem with SEO as a business it’s that it’s a lot like counterfeiting money.

Twitter Launches Card Analytics To Let Publishers Monitor Impressions, Clicks And More from TechCrunch: In a move that could give brands and publishers more insight into what to tweet, today Twitter is rolling out Analytics For Twitter Cards. The dashboard shows impressions, URL clicks, and app installs of a publisher’s tweets and mentions by other users, as well as easy ways to measure favorites, retweets, and follows. If Twitter can teach publishers how to create better content, the service as a whole will become more informative, engaging, and monetizable.

Should I Use Google Authorship? from Business to Community: Google Authorship is a solution that Google came up with to connect a piece of content with the Google Plus profile of its author and help eliminate duplicate content, reduce spam and increase quality content. By linking the content to the actual author, it helps strengthen search results instead of relying on bots to make their rankings. Everyone screams “Content is King!” Well, targeted content is king, so Google came up with this solution to help authors get their content found more easily.

How To Be a Successful Self-Publishing Author in 2014 from Mike Fook: Becoming a successful author of fiction ebooks in 2014 does not have much to do with anything extra you do besides publishing your schlock and waiting for the money to roll in. If you can write well, and a large group of people agree with you, and can find you, you’ll do well enough as you begin. You’ll be KILLING IT later on if you make a lifelong effort of it.

 

socialmediaforwritersAbout the Author: Frances Caballo is a social media manager for writers and author of Social Media Just for Writers: The Best Online Marketing Tips for Selling Your Books and Blogging Just for Writers. Presently, she is the Social Media Manager for the Women’s National Book Association-SF Chapter, the San Francisco Writers Conference, and the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+.

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