#SMB – Google+ Week – Grow Your Community!
Doesn’t it crack you up when people think that Blogging is an “easy” job. There are so many pieces and parts to running a great blog, it’s hard to keep up with it all. When you started your Blog did you realize everything that needed to go into a post? Me neither!
Finding other Bloggers on Social Media, to follow and be followed by, opens doors. It connects us with others, leads more people to our sites who then share our work on Social Media. 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.
Reasons to Grow Your Social Media Platforms with Other Bloggers
Social Media connects us with others who find value in our posts. It helps us to grow our audience and hone our skills. It puts you in the position to be noticed by fans and Brands.
It’s hard work to grow your Social Media Platforms. Taking photos, editing them, creating different sizes for Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Twitter and Instagram. Phew! I’m tired already. Aren’t you???
And we haven’t even created the posts and written the Social Media Updates yet.
Or scheduled them. Found the appropriate hashtags. Or, at the very least, hashtags that aren’t flagged as spam. ARG!
Check out the Top Five Reasons why you should be working together with other Bloggers, then add yourself to the linkup and let’s all grow together. We got this!
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|
|Gidget from Mommy Perfect||Rena from Fine, Whatever Blog|
|Leah from Elm Photo Studio||Leanne from Smiles and Sunday|
Top Five Reasons To Grow Your Social Media Platforms
ONE: Bloggers are a cool, creative bunch. I love reading updates from other Bloggers on my Social Media Feeds. We are so doggone fun! When I’m having a creative dry spot I get my best ideas from the Bloggers that I follow. (Bonus points for a great food video, or crazy cat vid? Amiright?!)
TWO: Bloggers know all the good stuff. Need a recommendation for a hotel while on vacation? Ask a Blogger. Looking for potty training tips? Ask a Blogger. DIY? Decorating? Paint Colors? Get it? Follow Bloggers from every niche and all the answers you need are at your fingertips! Boo-Yah!
THREE: Algorithm Changes drive you crazy? Yeah, me too. But guess what? Another Blogger has already figured it all out. And you follow her/him! Score. Think about all those hours of research saved.
FOUR: Is there anyone more fun to hang out with than a Blogger? I think not.
FIVE: Okay, here’s the REALS. You want people to read your blog, right? You’re working to raise your Pageviews. You may even be thinking about making money from your Blog. Perhaps you’ve started to Monetize, but you’d like to make more income. Maybe you want all these things, but it’s a slow process?
Guess what? Growing your Social Media Platforms, hanging with other Bloggers, can help you achieve all these things. But working together with other Bloggers can speed up the process.
Social Media Blast Requirements
-Add the link to your Social Media Account. It must be a Public account or Facebook PAGE not personal.
-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 the others your link will be deleted. Thanks.
–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!