There are a lot of topics about the benefits of “Social Marketing” over the net. Among other social networks, Google Plus might be the best and most rewarding.
It’s very important for a blogger to share the link of their new blog post on Google+ for the following reasons:
- Your link will appear immediately on Google search through the G+ post. Moreover, it’ll be at the top of search results.
- Your link will be open for more +1s. The more +1s your link gets, the higher its ranking is. Nothing official in this regard though.
A link will get +1 through one or more of the following:
- Each sharing of the link to Google+.
- +1 on the G+ post that contains the link (or sharing it).
- +1 on the blog post itself through the official button of Google+. (see also my Letter to WordPress)
SO, start auto sharing your blog posts to Google Plus. AND, follow people with similar interests and give them +1s. They usually pay the favor back and +1 yours.
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I have a question. If I have previous posts in my Blog, will I need to individually share them each separately to have them on Google +? I am thinking I will have to manually share the older ones but the new ones will be shared when I start the auto share on Google + in WordPress. Am I right?
We’re talking here about WordPress.com not org. So, as far as I know, re-share is only for premium and business users and for single post: https://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/#sharing-your-content-again
So, I think you’re right, Tish. Manual sharing might be faster for multiple posts
I meant stories in categories of my WordPress blog. I do have a Medium account that I am not as active in, yet. That could be considered as a second one. I shared the first Trust Your Gut story there, and have 2 fictional pieces in the medium account, that are not published on my WordPress blog. I am also a dot com, not a dot org WordPress Blogger. I am expanding my horizons as I work on my dream of writing books. I have started thinking about short stories to write more creatively in the Medium account.
Here is the link for the Medium Account, in case you want to check it out. I hope it is OK for me to share it here.
As you wrote about the blogging world revolving around likes and clicks and followers, I am hoping that you like my fiction as well as my blog on WordPress.
Thanks for reading and supporting other Bloggers. And thanks for the tips, too! 🙂
Of course, it’s ok, Tish, to post your link here. I’m glad to know about it and I’ll do my best to read some of it soonest. Thank you for your kind words and I wish you all luck in publishing your book(s). You should let’s know upon doing that 🙂
What I like about Medium is at the top of a story, it gives an estimate based on the word count of how long it should take you to read the stories. They are less than 5 minutes, so far, and only 2 new stories are new if you follow my blog. It will not take anyone long to check it out. Thanks in advance! 😀
This is good to know. I’ll check it for sure. And, I think other writers will like this. Thank you Tish too for sharing and this wonderful conversation…
I know nothing of Google +, really, so this was interesting!
Welcome, Shawna. Glad this was of a help…
Same here haha gonna set up an account now
Thank you for the information. I guess I’ll do that. : )
Thank you, Byung. Happy this was helpful…
I love all the stuff you post! Thank you for following (: I’m very new to this but happy to find a place to share my writings. I hope I find more readers! If you really do like any a share would be amazing!
Thank you for your kind words. You have a good site too. Welcome to the blogging world. I read some of your posts
Thank you for your feedback! (: means a lot!
Hey man hope all is well! Would you mind giving me some tips on how to find readers for my writings? I want feed back and to be critiqued so I can grow as a writer…
Usually those you contribute on their blogs, they pay it back and contribute on your blog too… I think this is a good start