Hey, writers! We hope you’ve been enjoying our biweekly Links Roundups as much as we’ve enjoyed putting them together for you.
The goal is simple: Whether you create your own author website or we create one for you, we want to give you the best tools possible to build an effective online author platform and get your writing out there for all the world to read.
So let’s get to it!
Readability—Making Web Pages Easy To Read via Ben Hunt – One of our clients recently said to us: “I’ve heard sans serif fonts are easier to read online. What do you guys think?” It was an excellent question that made us think about how we view the seemingly trivial task of choosing a site’s font. This article from Web Design From Scratch lays out the most important things to consider.
How To Start Your Social Media Year Off With A Bang via The Next Web – January is not quite over, so you still have time to think about revamping your social media campaigns! But unlike the resolution to get rock hard abs for the new year, this is an easy goal to achieve—just renew the energy around your social media profiles and follow these simple steps for a bigger, better year of networking.
How To Use Pinterest To Drive More Traffic To Your Blog via Social Media Examiner – We’ve said it quite a few times by now—Pinterest is NOT just for sharing and saving tasty gluten-free recipes. And we mean it! Did you know that this visually driven site accounts for more referral traffic than Twitter, Bing, and the almighty Google itself? Well, check out this article to learn how to capitalize on that.
The Definitive Guide To Google Authorship Markup via Search Engine Land – Have you ever noticed when you’re searching for something on Google that some articles come up with the author’s picture attached to the search result? That’s the beauty of Google Authorship, and you can set up your blog and Google+ profile so that your posts come up in searches the same way.
If You’re Looking For More Traffic, STOP! via Social Triggers – Like most things in life, attracting visitors to your author website isn’t about quantity so much as it is about quality. You can get thousands of people to click into your site, but are they staying to read your work? Are they returning again and again for more content? Blogging expert Derek Halpern explains the difference in this article.
QUESTION: What aspect of maintaining your online author platform do you think you’ve nailed so far?