Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of August 15, 2011

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We’re highlighting some of the best book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include successfully pitching reporters, improving your “About” page on your blog, getting the most out of Google+, learning how to start video blogging and much more! Happy marketing!

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* 7 Traffic Stats You Should Know About Your Blog or Website

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Learn about the top 7 traffic stats that you should know about your blog or website and why:

http://blog.marketingtipsforauthors.com/2011/06/7-traffic-stats-you-should-know-about.html

* Authors: Get Started with Video Blogging

Picture of a Flip Mino HD video camera.

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Since video has become such a vital part of being online, discover how to get started with video blogging:

http://workflowwriting.com/632282/authors-getting-started-with-video-blogging.php

* 10 Dead Honest Reasons Reporters Delete Your Emails

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You can make a reporter care, without being famous:

http://www.businessinsider.com/10-secrets-to-pitching-reporters-when-no-one-knows-who-the-hell-you-are-2011-6?op=1

* Google+ Tips and Tricks: 10 More Ways to Make the Most of Your Account

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As Google+ continues to grow and evolve, many of its users are sharing useful shortcuts and tips:

http://mashable.com/2011/08/10/google-plus-tips/

* Why You Need to Get Active on Google+ Now

Mari Smith & Gary Vaynerchuk at #Gulltaggen

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After a few short weeks, social media expert Mari Smith is convinced Google+ will become a *major* player in the social networking arena. Here’s why:

http://www.marismith.com/whats-so-exciting-about-google-plus-overview/

* Why Your Blog’s “About” Page Matters

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Make sure visitors to your website aren’t disappointed when they visit your “About” page:

http://workflowwriting.com/633111/why-your-blog%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cabout%E2%80%9D-page-matters.php

* Writing a Book – Marketing and Promotion

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It’s an author’s job to promote his or her book. Author and marketer Chris Brogan offers some insights:

http://www.chrisbrogan.com/writing-a-book-marketing-and-promotion-2/

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