Saturday, November 23, 2013

6 Reasons Google+ Beats Facebook for Author Platform Building

Marcy Kennedy's article makes a good case for G+.

1. It’s less popular than Facebook. Read more to find out why that's good!

2. Google+ users can sign up for Google Authorship.

3. You don’t have to pay to reach people who’ve already said they want to see your status posts. No need to boost!

4. Communities encourage relationship building among strangers. 

5. Posts made on Google+ receive higher visibility in Google searches than material from any other social network. Duh!

6. Google’s Hangouts on Air give even tech-phobic writers a way to create videos.

If Facebook and Twitter had a secret love child, it would be Google+.  Read the full article by Marcy Kennedy on Jane Friedman's blog.  http://janefriedman.com/2013/05/28/google-plus-for-authors/

About Marcy Kennedy - Marcy (@marcykennedy) is a speculative fiction writer who believes fantasy is more real than you think. It helps us see life in this world in a new way and gives us a safe place to explore problems that might otherwise be too difficult to face. Alongside her own writing, Marcy works as a freelance editor and teaches classes on craft and social media through WANA International. You can find her blogging about writing and about the place where real life meets science fiction, fantasy, and myth at www.marcykennedy.com.