Social Media is a content distribution channel used to disseminate and distribute information.
As bloggers we know how important it is for our work to be accessible, shareable and findable. But with so many ways to pour information into the sea of the internet, is there a way to make it by the bucket rather than a teaspoon?
Quick answer is YES!
Google is the search engine of choice for most of the world. Google+ slides your information into the stream with ease and increased SEO. You can make your blog post stand out On Google+ with BIg, Beautiful, 2 column images, complete with searchable links, hashtags for additional findability, and immediate copyright claim for your work. Yes, as soon as you place your images into a Google+ photo album, Google places a grey box on them when reshared. No more getting ripped off for your amazing images!
Create a community to share your work with other like minded folks- keep it public or make it just for you and your special folk. You can share files, images and The Google+ Transition Team is coming to Shiftcon, guiding the way to an understanding of the most powerful social media platform. Using our powers gained from several years of experience in Google+ land, we’ll guide you on setting up a profile, a page, claiming your authorship and publisher connections, and show you how much fun it can be to enjoy live conversations from around the world using Hangouts on Air and the evergreen content of the YouTube that is automagically created as you go.
Like all social media, there is a learning curve. Join Chef Dennis Littley, Dr. Jean Layton, Mia Voss and Amie Valpone for a fast paced panel of education, all about their favorite place on the web.
Then the fun can really start as we do live Hangouts on Air (HOA) from the event, sharing the information we will be getting from all the Organic, NonGMO, Local, Grass-Fed, Non-toxic brands to the world.
Have to admit, we aren’t truly the Transition Team. There are folks who work for Google that have that claim to fame.
Chef Dennis Littley and Dr. Jean Layton have had a great series of HOAs called the Bloggers Guide to using Google+ Effectively.
Mia Voss and Chef Dennis Littley have a new series of HOA’s, Food & Booze.
Dr. Jean Layton–Dr. Jean Layton is a Naturopathic Doctor who solves problems for patients and brands. Her medical knowledge teaches how to Thrive Gluten-free and she is Co-Author of Gluten Free Baking for Dummies. Her 7+ years of social media work, writing and photography combine to solve marketing dilemmas. Google+ is her current focus. You can connect with her as @DrJeanLayton on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.
Amie Valpone–Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of www.TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer, Writer and Motivational Speaker specializing in simple gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free ‘Clean’ recipes. Amie recently healed herself from a decade of chronic pain including Lyme Disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Heavy Metals and much more exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating and Detox saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, organic, whole foods. Amie’s work appears on Martha Stewart, Fox News Health, WebMD, The Huffington Post, The Food Network, Glamour Magazine, Clean Eating Magazine, SHAPE Magazine, Prevention Magazine, PBS and many others. Visit Amie on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus and Pinterest @TheHealthyApple.
Chef Dennis Little– Dennis Littley OR “Chef Dennis” as he’s known both at work and across the blogsphere is an Executive Chef, Culinary Instructor, Recipe Developer and most recently an award winning Food Blogger & Photographer. After 25 years of white table cloth restaurants and Executive Dining, he moved into School Foodservice and rather than adapt to cooking school food, taught students the joys of real food. The graduating class of 2010 at Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Flourtown, PA, voted food as their #1 memory of four years of high school and he’s now enjoying semi retirement in Florida. Chef began blogging in 2009 as a resource to culinary students and soon found himself with followers around the world. In 2011 he was awarded “Most Valuable Foodie” by the food blogging community at Foodbuzz, for the work he did on his series Ask Chef Dennis Series covering a range of topics that every food blogger should know and In My Restaurant Kitchen teaching people to make restaurant style dishes at home. You can find Chef on his blog A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis and in his Google+ Community for Food Bloggers on Twitter Or Facebook.
Mia Voss–Mia Voss is an entrepreneur and OnAir/YouTube Show Host with several business ventures that all have one thing in common: building a stronger community & keeping you connected. The Mia Connect–Youtube/Online Programming & The Mia Connect OnAir programming keeps you connected to the best & the brightest in the business world and beyond. Earth week they talk with industry experts, social influencers, interesting characters, community gamechangers and more. Subscribe at http://themiaconnect.com for updates and event invites! And in addition to hosting online programming, Mia also works with individuals & companies & provides panel moderation and Hangout Hosting for various company online events and leverage the power of Google Hangouts–it’s a free broadcast tower for your business! Mia can be found on Google+, Twitter or Facebook.