This post is from monthly contributor, Mama Kautz.
If you have been blogging for at least the past year, and you have a blog page on Facebook, you are most likely aware of the way Facebook messes with our numbers. Those numbers are called algorithms.
Basically, Facebook decides who sees your posts.
For a while, bloggers would put the link to their blog post in the first comment. It seemed that if there wasn’t a link in the actual post, more fans would see the post.
That may be the case, but if you have your Facebook linked to automatically post to Twitter, then your Twitter followers don’t see that link.
I am seeing a lot of bloggers totally jumping the Facebook ship and heading over to the next best thing: Google Plus. I am seeing that Google+ is great for your blog’s search engine optimization (SEO) and Google Authorship. It is also great for networking with other bloggers, but what about the people who actually take the time to read your blog?
My Facebook page is where I interact the most with my readers–where we talk about the day-to-day stuff. If it weren’t for them I wouldn’t even have a blog. Well, I would, just a readerless blog.
Google+ is where I learn about the technical side of blogging and network with other homeschool bloggers. I have tried to interact with people there, but it is not Facebook. You don’t post about the daily grind, at least not that I have found, and expect to get much feedback.
I don’t like to post and fly, i.e. just post links to my blog and leave, so I try to +1 and share posts from others. But there again, where is the “How is your day going?” interaction?
This is why, while I will have a presence on G+, I won’t leave behind my readers who follow me on Facebook.
Here are a few of my go-to’s for G+ that will help you understand it more:
Do you still have or use a Facebook page for your blog?
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