Google your name to see your results. Most people when starting out will average between 100-1500. This means the Internet can find your name or others with your exact name that specific number of times.
The more articles you submit to ezines, websites, guest blogs, social media site back links and all other Internet high ranked websites, the better results you will have.
In January 2005 I had 30,000 results without knowing how to make an impact. I had about 20 websites by then and was on Linked In, Spoke, Ryze and a few other smaller sites.
I was attending a class for Internet Marketing by Internet guru, Tom Antion. He took one of the originators of Internet Marketing, Cory Rudel’s programs and put them on steroids. His results were 90,000.
A year and three months later I was taking the Speaker Match course by Brian Capovich in Chicago and they Googled Tom’s name and everyone oohed and aahed over Tom’s 90,000 results. From the back of the room I asked them to Google my name and the results were 92,000. It surprised even me. Obviously my street credibility went up on the spot.
In 2009 during my calls to radio stations I was talking with Sybil in Boston about her possibly interview me on her show. I heard her typing i the background and then her response, “holy s…!” I asked her what was wrong and she said “I just Googled your name and there’s over 200,000 results!”
I landed the interview for the next Friday and was given a higher level of respect, which included the program manager offering me a full time weekly show on their station.
The more your name is out there, the more credibility you have. Here are some of the methods I’ve used:
Post a short 3-5 minute video of you reading from your book add keywords to the video description and post a notice with a brief description on each of the groups and forums you participate with the YouTube link and your website/blog link. That will give you a large number of viewers and more visitors to your website/blog.
Another great way to raise the rating of your website is by putting free articles on Craig’s List. Every once in awhile they reject my articles, but it’s a simple process to submit the articles and it’s a great back link because of their high ranking
- Create a profile on Amazon. By now you should have your profile saved in a Word doc so you can copy and paste it on the various websites.
- Another way to get major recognition in the author community is to go to Amazon and review no less than 10 books a week. This takes about an hour and can be one of those tasks your VA can do for you.
Good Reads is another website for you to create a profile and register your book. This is another site you will want to write reviews of other’s books.
Google Forums which are related to your book’s concepts will also raise your rankings. You’ll have to sign up on the forum, but after you have, you can reply to posts related to your book’s topics and include a link to your book’s website/blog. Try to add one forum each week and reply to at least one post every day.
There are thousands of groups on LinkedIn and several topic in which you can find people who are interested in your topics.
Write articles to promote your book and make sure you have a capture box on the link use use included in the article, which can be an ebook when you write it as a “how to” article.
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