To Boost Or Not To Boost

I’m not a Facebook guru, by any stretch.

My fan page confuses the heck out of me, specifically why some posts get minimal reach whereas others get tremendous engagement…we’re talking mind-blowing numbers. From little old me. =)

I still have yet to figure out how these posts are evaluated by the elusive Facebook algorithms but here is what I suspect…they pick up on certain words and if there is anything remotely related to a contest or giveaway or solicitation of business, they hide those posts (or at least bury them in the News Feed).  This may not be a revelation to everyone but I’ve tested this on my own page and believe it to be true.

Here’s a simple example…yesterday’s post asking for erotic novel character names received engagement of over 500 folks to date, whereas a post that announced a giveaway with a $25 Amazon gift card mention got a pathetic reach of 13!!!!!!!

Facebook clearly holds the cards here.  =)

So, I decided to take the leap and BOOST.  I’m testing this over a non-consecutive two-day period.  I only went with friends and friends of friends and I paid $10 for the initial boost. I’ve heard negatives and positives associated with boosting but I figured, for $10, it wasn’t a really huge financial risk. Lord knows, I’ve spent much more on much less. =)

So we boost…today and again on Monday.  And let’s see what kind of activity my $20 can buy!!!

I’m So Thankful For….

All of YOU!!!!! <3 <3 <3

So in honor of Thanksgiving, I thought it would be fun to do a GIVEAWAY!!!!!

And who wouldn’t want to win a $25 Amazon gift card, especially this week when the cyber deals are a plenty? Plus, you can also win an e-copy of my newly launched contemporary romance, UNLIKELY VENTURE!!!

So many ways to win!!!  You can add UNLIKELY VENTURE to Goodreads, follow me on Twitter, “like” my Facebook author page or subscribe to my mailing list!

Click here to enter the Gobble Gobble Giveaway!!!

 HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!

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Stop Hounding Me With Buy Links!!!!

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People want to buy but they don’t WANT TO BE SOLD! I love that quote. It’s so true. How many times do you go into a store, greeted by eager-beaver salespeople asking if they can help you find something to buy? I could never be in sales… But alas, I AM. I’m an indie author. […]

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Trailer Alert and Giveaway!!!

YAY!!!!  So excited to share the trailer for “Unlikely Venture!!!” Aren’t they a perfect James and Jessica??  Matt Lanter…mmm…so delicious. =) And don’t forget to check out the giveaway. You can enter to win a signed copy of “Unlikely Venture” and $20 Amazon gift card! Click here to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway!

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Think I Found My Solemate

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I love wearing ridiculously high heels.  You know, the kind that make you cringe in anguish with each step taken after a short while of wear.  Regrettably, as I age, my threshold because shorter and shorter. The pain is never a deterrent for me.  Nope, I suffer willingly. I ignore the toe-crushing sensations and the […]

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How To Make A Big Splash…Relatively Speaking

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Launch week was AMAZING!!!!  Okay, I’m not hitting the USA or NYT bestseller lists, but “Unlikely Venture” held onto 2 Amazon bestseller lists – to this moment!  And the rankings are awesome!  I worked really hard to make a big splash launch week and I’m very happy with the results…though I will tirelessly work towards […]

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Just Add A Hint Of Sex To The Title

Courtesy of https://getemailmarketingsolution.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/create-enticing-subject-to-gain-the-real-advantage-of-mass-mailing-software/

Okay, so about a week ago I wrote a post about email marketing techniques.  Remember…I said I wanted to figure out a way to get people to actually open my newsletter?  On my big BOOK LAUNCH DAY??? Well, here are the results of my efforts.  Out of 229 recipients, 45.4% opened the email. That is […]

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IT’S LAUNCH DAY!!!!!!!!!

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It is finally LAUNCH DAY!!!!  You can find “Unlikely Venture” pretty much everywhere online at a special launch price of $0.99 – Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Apple iBooks, Kobo…take your pick. =) I am SO thankful for the enthusiasm and support of my family and friends…it’s been a long road but we’re finally here! […]

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Don’t Go It Alone

Courtesy of www.venturebeat.com

Entrepreneurs aren’t superhuman. Sure, they have drive, vision and dedication but that doesn’t always guarantee success. It’s easy to get derailed and frustrated when things don’t go smoothly as planned. And trust me, they never do. The road to greatness is fraught with challenges so why not rely on help from others who share your […]

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Steamy Shower Scenes & Swag

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How many mailing lists do you subscribe to? Of all the emails that clutter your inbox, how many do you actually read or even OPEN, for that matter? I’m sure the number is looooooooow. (It certainly is for me.) So why bother sending them? They’ll probably get deleted on sight anyway, right? Probably. But if […]

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