Lucky you—here’s our March Links Roundup! This month we bring you articles about how to set up your browser to minimize distraction and increase productivity; predictions for SEO in the coming year; tips on how to start a blog; advice on teaching an online writing course; and what we can expect for book marketing in the coming year. Whether you create your own author website or we create one for you, we want to give you the best possible tools to build an effective online author platform and get your writing out there for the world to read.
Setting Up Your Browser To Increase Your Productivity – via ProBlogger – Nicole Avery talks about setting up your browser to minimize distraction, being smart with your bookmarks bar, and what tools you need to install to increase your writing productivity.
The 2017 Local SEO Forecast: 10 Predictions According To Mozzers – via Moz – SEO experts Rand Fishkin, Dr. Pete Meyers, George Freitag, Britney Muller, and Miriam Ellis predict the SEO trends that will take over in 2017, from shifting SEO ranking factors, to feature diversification, to the influence of voice search.
How To Start A Blog In 2017 – via BlogTyrant – BlogTyrant talks about the unique challenges and facets of starting a blog in the year 2017: the importance of truth and accuracy in a blog post; how a blog can emerge into a multi-platform offering more than just content; and the importance of understanding SEO in today’s world.
So You Want To Teach An Online Writing Course? – via Jane Friedman – Jane Friedman gives tips on how to teach a writing course online. She discusses what to teach, course structure, critique and engagement, discussion opportunities, and recommended technology for teaching.
Book Marketing: What To Expect In 2017 – via RyanZee – Ryan Zee discusses important book marketing trends that are likely to take place in the coming year, from expanded author collaborations, to personalized e-mail marketing, to improved direct sales channels.