#SMB – Google+Week – Grow Your Community!
There are so many pieces and parts to running a great blog, it’s hard to keep up with it all. Social Media helps you to connect with others, get your posts seen and shared. Are you blogging to yourself? Do you want to be noticed but don’t know how to get there?
Running your blog in a vacuum is a futile process. “Build it and they will come” is just a line from a movie. Instantaneous Stardom rarely happens in real life. You have to be seen to be noticed.
Social Media and Blogging
Social Media connects us with others who find value in our posts. It helps to grow our audience and hone our skills. It will put you in the position to be noticed by Brands. Brands who do business with bloggers.
[tweetthis]Follower count is just one of the things Brands look for. Engagement is key. #allbloggers[/tweetthis]
Social Media and Monetizing your Blog
Brands want bloggers that are connected. Not only are they looking for a large following, they search for bloggers who have an engaged following. You may have a million followers on Twitter, but are you interacting with them? If not, you won’t be as valuable to a Brand as someone with 5,000 followers that are interactive.
Building a large, committed platform can take years. It’s a lot of work and it takes a concentrated effort. Let’s work together to speed it up a bit.
Meet your hosts:
|Nikki from View From In Here||Jessica from Adventures of a Cavemom|
|Lindsey from Lindsey Tradup||Yvonne from Double the Monkey Business|
|Rena from Fine, Whatever Blog||Gidget from Mommy Perfect|
|Leah from Elm Photo Studio||Leanne from Smiles and Sundays|
|Tinese from Inspired by A3|
Social Media Blast
We have partnered together to bring you the Social Media Blast. Each week we will feature a different social media platform, link up your account and follow the others in the linkup. Your social media numbers will grow, but follower growth is just one part of the equation. We can help you with the numbers, it’s up to you to make the connection.
When you are clicking through to each social media account in the linkup, take some action. Like a few status updates, comment or share. Make a connection.
If you are working to make yourself attractive to Brands, size does matter. Honest. Brands want to work with Bloggers, make them take notice of you, take action and grow!
Grow Big and Grow Quickly
In order to grow quickly and begin making money from your blog you need to build your platforms. The quickest way to grow is to join with other bloggers, working together to build each other. Add your link below, follow and be followed! Let’s work together and make 2017 a phenomenal year.
Social Media Blast will be live on all of our Blogs each Thursday, giving you the opportunity to hang out with us and meet our Social Media Following.
There will be a different Social Media Platform for you to build each week, we will focus on the platforms Brands and Sponsors like to see. This is where the Blog Karma sets in, the more people you follow, the more that will follow you.
[tweetthis]Build your social media platforms. Follow and be followed. Blog Karma Baby! #allbloggers[/tweetthis]
Social Media Blast Requirements
ONE Add the link to your Social Media Account. It must be a Public account or Facebook PAGE not personal.
TWO Follow everyone in the linkup, come back later in the week to follow those that have joined after you. This linkup will be open for a week, so come back and follow more as the week goes on, and get followed back! This is not a link dump, if you aren’t following others your link will be deleted. Thanks.
THREE Share. Click to Tweet. The more people that link up, the bigger we all grow.
This week we’re focusing on Google+
This week, link up the URL to your Google+ Profile (NOT YOUR BLOG URL), follow others on the list.
To find the URL to your Google+ profile, open up your Google+ account, click profile, grab the URL in the browser bar.
My URL is:
Yours should be similar!
Why Google+ Is So Important
You may not have thought that focusing on Google+ was a priority, but you may want to rethink that. Brands and Sponsors ask for your Google+ connections and it’s great for sending you organic traffic from Google. So let’s work together to grow our accounts.
Compelling reasons why you should be using Google+:
As of June 2014 there were 343 million active accounts in Google+ (and even more use it indirectly, such as by uploading mobile phone photos without opening the app). That is far less than Facebook’s 1.28 billion, but quite a lot more than Twitter’s 270 million. It’s certainly not a slow market that you can choose to ignore.
If you want to sell your product or service, you would be crazy to pass up the opportunity to put your brand in front of qualified leads, right? Whether lots of people use Google+ or not, the truth is that Google loves it when you play in their sand box. Today 68% of searches are conducted on Google, so if we told you Google+ can help your company rank higher in their search results, wouldn’t it be worth looking into it?
Everything you post on you Google Plus for Business page is immediately indexed by Google. Thus, the content you post to your page can rank in search results even if your website doesn’t. This is huge for companies and professionals, because the websites that appear on the first page of Google, and especially in the first few positions, get 54.8% of all clicks from users (Optify). Business to Community
If you’d like more info read the whole article from Business to Community
Now let’s work to grow Google+
By the way, share this, let’s reach out to as many bloggers as we can, we’ve made it easy to Tweet above. Let’s make 2016 a year for blogging community!
PS did you know that Brands will pay you good money for large, active Google+ accounts? The larger and more involved your Google++ Following the more money you can be paid. Let’s get some dollars in your pocket!