Authors Websites Critiqued

In case you missed it, Monday I did a guest post at Romance University about seven things an author’s website must be. I drew three lucky websites from the comments that day and today RU has posted my critiques on their content, navigation, networking, promotion, design, and search engine presence.

There is a lot of information over there, including quick tips on what to put on your site, how to increase our search engine rankings, and how to promote (or prepare to promote) your books on your site. Check it out!
free website guide
I used to do author website critiques here from time to time, and it’s been almost a year and a half since our last round. And because I seem to need a little extra motivation these days, I’ll do it as a challenge to myself: if I finish my rewrites by May 25, we’ll do a quick series of (aspiring) author website critiques here!

In the meantime, check out my series on aspiring author websites (also available in PDF)!

A little about me
I do actually know what I’m talking about. I worked in Internet marketing for five years, specializing in organic search engine marketing and industry news. Until I left to have baby #3, I was the editor of the prominent Internet marketing news blog Marketing Pilgrim, one of Advertising Age’s Top 10 Internet Marketing Blogs. I’ve spoken at (and otherwise attended) several industry conferences and might even be called an “expert.” But I’m way too modest for that 😉 .

What do you think? What kind of feedback would you want on your website?

6 thoughts on “Authors Websites Critiqued”

  1. That’s really cool! I’m always trying to improve my blog. I recently asked my readers what they wanted to see and here was the response: (a) no captchas (b) faster load time (c) no ads (d) easy to find follower button (e) easy to find rss button. What a great service you do.

  2. I started my blog this week so I was excited to see this post. I need all the help I can get so I’ll definitely be scouring all your links. Thanks!

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