Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Google + Wants You and I Want You to Learn From Them! (-:

The mini story in this blog is directly from the "In the News" feature that appears regularly in my Sharing with Writers newsletter. Those who would like to subscribe may send me an e-mail ( ) with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line. And, now on with the lesson from Google.

In the News: Google is testing Google +, an online social network that (though they aren’t saying so) is being geared to compete with Facebook which generates $29 billion in revenues per year. What it appears Google wants is a place where folks will come bide a bit more time with them! (-: On average, US Gooogle users spend 231 minutes with them and Facbook reels visitors in for more than 375 minutes. You may not care and I may not care but minutes spent adds up to advertising that gets seen. Advertising that gets seen adds up to more sales. And more sales per ad adds up to more money spent on the sites ads pay off.
So, how can you coax visitors to spending more time on YOUR Web site. I offer a tip on every page. Find them in gray boxes with green borders at .
----- Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor . If your followers at Twitter would benefit from this blog post, please use the little Green widget to let them know about this blog:

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