As someone that is often short of time, I use Youtube a lot to learn and sometimes prefer it to reading long posts. So for those of you who feel the same, I plan to do some Q and A videos from time to time.
Here is the first one, inspired by a great question I got from a reader today. I think it is a question a lot of people are asking so I am sure some of you will find it useful.
If you want your Q answered, you can send it to me. If you would like a shout out let me know, since, unless I get your permission I will not name names when publicly answering questions.
Don’t limit yourself to general questions, you can send tutorial requests as well. So let’s jump straight into this:
Here is the transcript of the video:
“Hey guys, this is Brankica from Bloglikeastar.com.
I got a great question this morning from one of my readers and I thought “It’s amazing question and it definitely deserves a video”.
The question is: “Should I start writing my original post as a Google+ post, then repost that to my blog with the Google Plus post link. I’m considering this because I thought I read that Google Search was aiming for social engagement more so then websites and blogs. I have much more interaction on social networks than I do my blogs.”
OK, so I answered this email via email but here is my answer for everyone that’s considering doing the same thing.
To start with “No don’t do it”. You should not do that because you want to post your best content on your own blog. Everything you post on Google Plus is hosted on someone else’s site so instead of sending traffic from your blog to Google Plus, you should do it the other way around.
So what would I do, is write a blog post, post it on my blog and then go to Google Plus. Write a teaser, like just a part of your blog post in different words and put a link to your blog post in it and this will give you the opportunity to, of course, get a link to your blog; you will get people from Google Plus to your blog; you will get interaction and people can leave a comment on either one of these two (they can leave a comment on your blog or the Google Plus post). you’re not losing anything there and you can add an extra tip to your Google Plus post, so now you have something to get people interested in following you closer on Google Plus.
Just make sure that you leave your best piece of info out of the Google Plus post. You write that teaser but tell people there is more information on your blog so they would click and go and read it. Of course don’t do that unless there is more info on your blog post because people don’t like to be tricked.
I understand the worry and a lot of people have the same question weather it is about Google Plus or Facebook or any other social network, but definitely one main thing about this is that you need to try to get people from social media to your blog and not the other way around.
I would love to hear your comments on this. Leave a comment below this video and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel. Bye!”