The following books are exactly what you need. If you are new to blogging, or even not so new, you should read Gundi Gabrielle’s Beginner Internet Marketing Series. The series is geared to beginner bloggers, but there is a lot of information and resources that will be of benefit to any blogger.
My original intention was not to review these books. My blog is mostly devoted to fiction, and I read these books for personal growth, not for entertainment. The more I thought about it, I decided it was crazy not to write a review.
While none of the books in the series are a huge time commitment, they did take time away from the books I should be reading and reviewing. There are three books in my queue right now that I had hoped to have reviewed before now.
To keep up the consistency of blogging book reviews, I decided it best to go ahead and review what I was reading.
Let me start by saying I love the books I have read in this series. To date I have read three, which I will review below.
There are at least five books in Gundi Gabrielle’s Beginner Internet Marketing Series. I say five because only five of the books specifically have that tag, but there are other books with similar covers that may be intended to be part of the series.
Often unconventional in my approach, I started the series with book six, SEO – The Sassy Way to Ranking #1 in Google. There was a method to my madness. I was originally only interested in learning more about SEO. I got so much quality content from the SEO book that I decided to read some of the others.
If you have ever wondered how sites make it to number one on search pages, you should read this book.
SEO – The Sassy Way to Ranking #1 in Google is an ideal book for beginners. Gabrielle does a stellar job of giving you the basics about SEO in a way that makes it easy to understand and implement into your site.
One of my favorite parts in the book is the description of white hat and black hat practices when it comes to SEO planning and ranking. The wrong practices can damage your ranking or get you banned from search results completely. There are some SEO games you don’t want to ever play.
It takes about two hours to read the book, but there is such detailed information and numerous useful links that you will want to go through it more than once.
Next up I read You Started a Blog – Now What….?, book three in the series. This book covers topics like writing viral blog posts, steps to grow your audience, and how to monetize your blog.
The main point I picked up from this book was that there is a difference between writing styles for general writing and blog writing. It never had occurred to me before. I spent some time looking at popular blogs and now I can clearly see the differences.
Blog writing is an evolving process so continued training and modifications are necessary for future growth. Gabrielle points out some great resources to improve blog writing skills.
On the subject of monetizing a blog, Gabrielle goes over some of the different options and how to get started with each one.
The last one I read was book four, Social Media Marketing when you have NO CLUE! This book delves deep into the main social media platforms: YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook. Each platform has a section of the book devoted to it. An overview is given of the platform and then best practices and additional resources.
Step-by-step instructions are included from setting up your initial account and profile, to how and what to post, to the best daily routine for each platform. Specific advice is given to how your posts should vary from one site to the next and which posts will do the best.
Book four IS. FULL. OF. LINKS. It only took me about two hours to read the book, but there are dozens of links that you will want to visit. Gabrielle has a resource page on her website that you can access from a link in the book. That page goes into even more detail on how to prosper with social media.
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My primary reason for this review is that I truly enjoyed and benefitted from these books. I have plans to read the other books in the series and will come back and add them to this page after I finish.
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