We discussed social media groups during our recent Twitter #BookMarketingChat. Of course, there is a lot to cover in one hour, so we chopped the list down to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+. We’ll discuss Pinterest, Goodreads, and other social media groups in future chats and my next post. Here are some key tips to get you started on social media groups.
If you have any social media accounts, chances are you’re already in several groups. But for those who are just getting their virtual foot in the social networking door, let’s explain what a social media group is and why they’re so great for building relationships!
Social media groups are general interest or niche-specific forums within social media platforms. Indie writers, paranormal romance book lovers, and author street teams are all examples of the different types of groups you might find on social media. These groups can be open or closed/secret, based on the owner’s (aka, moderator’s) preferences.
Once you’re established your own street team beyond a launch phase, they can become your biggest fans. Treat them well and with respect. Interact, run contests, provide exclusive content to them, ask them to be beta-readers, whatever.
This is the group every author dreams of having — a group of raving fans! Honor and respect them.
Check out this helpful article on Google+ and visibility:
5 Surprising Reasons to Reconsider G+ http://ow.ly/2h3g30aBXCS via @Buffer
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