Working on new articles on a different site. The reason for the articles isn’t to make nichels and dimes as much as they are to show my expertise on specific subjects such as gardening, novel writing, and Christian beliefs.
For a number of years I have had Hubpages. Recently i have been reworking these “hubs” as they are called and fixing any typos (very few to be found) and updating information. I worked on a number of hubs because they weren’t getting the traffic they need to “stay featured”, so I rewrote a number of them and improving their SEO. SEO doesn’t have the mystic that I used to think it had. Basically I use Google Adwords Keyword Planner to find words that have more traffic, but little competition. Google has the system worked out where online articles will be docked if they have more keyword terms than they deem necessary. Using the keywords in titles and sub headlines and aa time or two in paragraphs is plenty.
No More Bubblews
Last year I had put a lot of time and effort into Bubblews and before the year ended, the site was shut down. No warning to the contributors, just one day I went to go on there and the site was taken down.
In addition to updating Hubpages, I have been adding articles to a site called E-Zine. Basically it is an advertising site that isn’t exactly an advertising site. It is more of a site for business people to show their expertise in specific areas and then in the end pitch themselves or their own products. (No affiliates please). Currently I am working on a number of articles that relate to my expertise related to my nonfiction books. As it stands right now, to become the top expert in gardening, I need to write almost five hundred articles. Just 497 to go! translate that: (I wrote three so far.)The first ten articles are carefully scrutinized after that, I have more freedom in my writing. because these are picked up by various sites around the internet, learning SEO has been an essential component of my learning curve so far.
Doing More With My Website and Blog
Lately in my studies of online marketing, I have seen where some people are having great success with email marketing campaigns as they relate to their books. Last week I started working on my own e-mail marketing. I started by contacting a group of friends on Facebook and asking them if they would give me their address so that I could send them information regarding my books, my blog, and my online articles. In addition, I will be sharing various events that I will be attending or having. Most of the people that I have contacted so far are friends and relatives of mine that I have known for a long time. These are people that have developed a relationship with. me. I will be talking more about this as I develop this project.
Donna Brown is pastor at Faith in God Church 1 1/2 miles south of Brandsville, Missouri on Hwy 63. Sunday services are at 10 am and Wednesday night Bible Study at 6:30 pm. As Author Cygnet Brown, she has recently published her first nonfiction book: Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener
She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga. which includes When God Turned His Head and Soldiers Don’t Cry, the Locket Saga Continues, and most recently, A Coward’s Solace, Book III of the Locket Saga