Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of June 27, 2011

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Let’s look back at a few of the top book marketing Tweets during the past week, from bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include key elements to include on an author website, a spreadsheet of book promotion ideas, how to improve your Google ranking, why authors should network with other authors and much more. Happy marketing – and have a great Fourth of July!

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* 5 Twitter Profile Mistakes Writers Should Avoid

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Who are you? If you’re on Twitter your profile is the place to let people know about you – and provide a link to your website or blog so they can keep up. Learn what other elements your profile must have:

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/5-twitter-profile-mistakes-writers-should-avoid_b32527

* 10 Tips on How to Write the Perfect Blog Post

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While content matters, format counts too. Here’s how you can ensure that your topics, design and blog strategy bring success:

http://workflowwriting.com/626876/10-tips-on-how-to-write-the-perfect-blog-post.php

* The Importance of Networking With Other Authors

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There are ways authors can work together; see if any of these ideas hold appeal:

http://www.sellingbooks.com/the-importance-of-networking-with-other-authors/

* 7 New Ways to Improve Your Google Rankings

Panda Gao Gao in San Diego Zoo, USA

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Have you heard of Panda? That’s the name for Google’s recent algorithm changes. Learn how you can respond so your site remains relevant in Google search:

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/7-new-ways-to-improve-your-google-rankings/

* Proper Tagging Can Get More Quality Content in Front of Search Engines

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Tags and keywords are not the same. But tags can be another valuable way to get more readers to your blog:

http://www.trafficgenerationcafe.com/blog-tags-seo/

* A Spreadsheet for the Self-Published Author

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This spreadsheet contains hundreds of book promotion ideas, all nicely organized. It’s a great author resource!

http://www.thedominoproject.com/2011/06/a-spreadsheet-for-the-self-published.html

* 6 Things Readers Want from Your Author Website

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The Codex Group researched what readers want from author websites. And the survey says:

http://www.authortechtips.com/what-readers-want-from-your-author-website/

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