My name is Jeniffer Thompson and I am an author, speaker, and Internet Marketing strategist. I’m not a guru—I don’t have some miracle answer to guarantee your online success. What I do offer is a common sense approach to Internet Marketing. I concentrate on the nuts and bolts of how you can establish a professional online presence and will teach you simple steps anyone can follow:
develop your brand and fine-tune your message,
build a professional website and implement a strategic marketing funnel,
write engaging content that draws in your audience,
drive traffic and convert that traffic into revenue.
Plus, my team at Monkey C Media specializes in author services. We’ll implement anything you don’t have the time or the energy to tackle yourself: basic to advanced websites, custom Wordress websites, book cover and interior design, logo design, business cards and more—if you need it, we’ll create it. We will deliver on time—above and beyond your expectations.
Google offers many support tools for authors. One of my favorites is Google Alerts. This is the clipping service of the Internet. I’m interested in Internet Marketing for Authors, so I ask Google to notify me anytime these words appear online.
I recommend that you setup a few Google Alerts for things you are interested in (five to ten). This will help you stay on top of new trends, research your topic, and also tell you what your competition is doing. Remember, it’s okay to share your findings with your readers. In fact, they will appreciate it if you do all the research and become their number one resource for valuable content (think Huffington Post). While your at it, setup an alert for your name—you want to know what others are saying about you.
Word of caution: Too many alerts will clog up your inbox and drive you crazy. Also, be specific. For example, I placed the alert for my name in quotes: “Jeniffer Thompson.” This ensures that I am notified when my complete name (spelled correctly) appears somewhere online. Otherwise I would get a notice for every Jennifer, Jeniffer, Jenniffer and or any other similar variation online (of which there are thousands).
When it comes to Internet Marketing, you need to be mindful of how you spend your time lest you reach critical burn out and move to a cabin somewhere in the backwoods of Wyoming (that sounds pretty good).
You may have received an email from Google indicating that you’ve been pre-approved for a Google Plus custom URL, or you may have seen a notification appearing across the top of your Google+ profile page, like the below:
This is great news, since, until now, most of our Google+ profile URLs have consisted of a random string of numbers, making it hard to easily share our profile address on business cards and other print media, etc.
To find out if you’re eligible to claim a custom URL, if you don’t see a notification banner like the above on your account, you can alternatively click on your About page and then scroll down to the box on your page titled “Links”. There, under the heading “Google+ URL” you should see a link that says “Get URL”. Read the rest of this entry »