Saturday, April 20, 2013

A to Z Challenge - Day 18: R is for Range!

I'm participating the this crazy challenge on 2 of my blogs. This one and Paranormal Lounge. The A to Z Challenge is a blogging event that takes place every April. The challenge is to write a post for each letter of the alphabet and post nearly every day during April, omitting Sundays.

My theme for this challenge is: Marketing is like war. I'm going to try to stick to that theme as much as possible, but I may have to deviate. R is for Range.

In marketing, range is how far your posts can reach. Here is how to determine what your reach is and how to gain a larger reach/range.

You range is different on each of your social media outlets.

How many friends do you have on Facebook? How many like does your page have?
To increase your number of friends, simply request friendships. Just be careful because Facebook is cracking down on friend requesting people you don't know. Most people have caught on and make sure to answer the "Do you know this person outside of Facebook?" question with "Yes" in order to keep them from being "jailed."
To increase the number of likes on your page, join or throw a Facebook like event on Facebook. You should also share everything you post on your pages to your personal account since those will link back to your page.

How many followers do you have? Are you a member of Triberr? If you said yes to the second question, what is your reach on there?
To increase your followers on Twitter, simply tweet interesting stuff and retweet important posts by others. They'll see that you are helping them out and soon the good karma will pay off.

How many have you in their circles? How many in your groups? how many in your communities?
Google+ has a nice feature. When you add someone, they automatically suggest others for you to add who are similar. Keep doing that. Most will add you back.

How many followers do you have?
I've yet to find the secret to getting more followers on Pinterest, (Mainly because I try to stay away from it as I could spend a whole afternoon on there and not get anything done.) so if you have suggestions, please leave them in the comments field!

Your blog:
How many followers do you have?
Join in on blog events like blog hops and other fun things that will get traffic flowing. Join Triberr and add your blog. Host your own blog event. Host other authors on your blog. Cross promotion is great for both parties. They send you some of their followers and in return they get some exposure with yours.

Okay. Well, there are tons of other ways to extend your reach and expand your range. Goodreads is another area, but I'm sure that with the advice given above, you can figure it out. I'm sure since Amazon bought them it's all about to change anyway. Hope this helps you reach more people!