More vital than knowing when and where to network with your readers or peers or to post your blogs, is finding like-minded groups of people, such as Google+ reader and blogger Communities. There you can reach new people who are likely interested in what you are writing or blogging about…
Start Conversations and Share Relevant Content
Google+ Communities are for users who are more interested in vibrant conversations around topics than they are about self-promotion. Quality community members are those who share relevant content that sparks conversation or debate, and who participate in conversations by leaving comments and +1’ing posts. Users whose intentions are to promote themselves or spam the community will most likely be removed by a moderator, so be careful how you approach your communities.
Posts within a community are indexed by Google
and will be found in organic search results –
which means higher ranking for you on Google’s Search Engine!
Avoid Too Much Promotion
When you join a community, you can find people who are interested in the same topics you are. Depending on the type of community, you may have to wait for approval before becoming a member. Google+ Communities are for users who are more interested in vibrant conversations around topics than they are about self-promotion. Quality community members are those who share relevant content that sparks conversation or debate, and who participate in conversations by leaving comments and +1’s. Users whose intentions are to promote themselves or spam the community will most likely be removed by a moderator, so be careful how you approach your communities..
How to Join a Google+ Community Step by Step
- Go to the left side of your Google+ page with your cursor
- click on communities
- search or type in e.g. “books” or “blogging” and click the magnifying glass symbol
- almost 60! communities show up, sorted by membership size
- choose for example “Promote Your Book” with over 2,799 members and thousands of posts
- click on their image and see lots of posts
- on top you will see “Join this community to post or comment”
- we are polite and click “Join community”
- then we introduce ourselves and greet the owner of the community
- unless most other pages, this one does not require to choose a category
- you can post right away, either text and an image or just an image
A great feature of Google+ posts to a community is that you can edit them at any time.
– everyone in the community can read / answer to your post (also not your timeline)
– at most communities you can also choose if you want notifications to your email
– on the left hand side you will find another search function where you can search this community
– you can also see who is a member of your community and follow them
Start Your Own Google+ Community
When you own or moderate a Google+ community, you can create categories to organize discussions, remove offensive content, highlight great posts, add moderators to help you keep the conversation going, invite members, or edit your community. You can invite people to join your community – up to 500 people at a time. Having more people usually increases the number of posts in your community, and encourages others to use it.
Tip: Anyone can share a community by clicking the “Share this community” button. When you click it, you’ll create a Google+ post that links to the community’s page. But it won’t create an actual invitation for people to accept or decline. Learn more at Google+ Support .
Communities for Writer and Readers
Indie readers and writers come together
Book Reviews (make lots of friends there : )
Share your new books here!
Authors and bloggers share their work with readers
Learn more about Blogging
Community of readers, writers and reviewers
Writers, publishers, bloggers share ideas, suggestions. Link to your website
Writers helping Writers navigate the world of creative fiction and publication
Google+ is very international
In fact, nearly three-quarters of the Google+ user base is non-American. And it’s passion-based. There is mostly a superior level of the conversations, the obviously great anti-troll features and the fact that Google+ has zero advertising – but does have the best photo tools and video Hangouts. However THE one important reason for writers is the fact that they will increase YOUR Google Search Engine Ranking tremendously – and with it your books exposure!
Which Google+ Communities do YOU recommend?
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