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5 Ways To Promote a Blog

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by nihalsad, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. nihalsad

    nihalsad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Blogging is fun. Some of us write because it is an hobby. We share our ideas with our friends and relatives. This type of blogging does not require you to make your blog very popular. We only need to ensure the right people are reading our posts and we are happy.

    However there are those of us that blog so that we can earn money online. This is commercial blogging. If you fall into this category you might want to promote your blog so that it is very popular. Search engine optimization (SEO) might also come in handy. Getting to the top of a search engine like Google can give you lots of free targeted traffic. That however is a story for another day.

    Today lets talk about how you can promote your blog. There are several ways to do this and make your blog popular or even make it go viral.

    1. Social Networking sites ? Everyone is definitely on Facebook and Twitter. If you are not, you must be living under a rock. You can turn your followers on Twitter or Friends on Facebook into active readers of your blog. The bottom line here is do not spam. If you keep posting links nobody cares about they are bound to stop following you or unfriend you.
    2. Commenting ? When reading other blogs in your niche you might want to leave your thoughtful comments at the end of the post. Make sure your comment is relevant to the post. You can leave your link if it feels appropriate. This will bring readers to your blog.
    3. Article Marketing ? Article submission sites like Ezine articles, Articlebase, GoArticles and the rest give you a chance to submit articles to them for free. For this you get to link back to your site. This not only brings you highly targeted traffic, it also helps you in building backlinks.
    4. Email signatures ? Include you URL in your outgoing emails. Nearly every site owner out there does it. You can also include your URL in your business cards. This is a very effective way of offline blog promotion.
    5. Contacting other bloggers ? Talk to other bloggers and ask them to consider linking to your post. There are more likely to, than the reader who just stumbled on your blog.

    These five ways are very effective in increasing your blogs visibility out there. There are many other ways you can use to promote your blog. You can even use word of mouth. Just make sure somebody is reading what you are writing.

    Do you have a blog? What ways have you been using to promote it? Do leave me a comment.
     
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  2. extreme90

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    Nice piece of advises! thanks for the tips!
     
  3. LeopardSeal

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    Guest blogging. Ezines are ok but guest blogging is where the real strength is.
     
  4. mazgalici

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  5. casketmoney

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    Thanks so much for the tip,it helps a lot cos am a new blogger at wordpress
     
  6. Blaknanay

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    Just starting my blog... been pumping it with original niche content for the last couple of weeks.

    Still VERY little organic traffic with some fairly heavy SEO... I'm certainly looking into some methods of driving traffic for cheap. It's a hosted Wordpress blog with a custom domain and all.

    I feel I'm hitting a couple of low competition niches pretty strongly, but still not seeing much traffic. It's health-oriented, any specific resources for that niche you could point me to I would be very appreciative of!
     
  7. Seo Lover

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    Nice informative thread .

    BTW to promote , having freebies , contests are the best choices
     
  8. melissa91

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    I would highly suggest to get involved with guest blogging... even if you need to purchase posts. That's the way to go in the current post-Penguin climate.
     
  9. Kiopa_Matt

    Kiopa_Matt Registered Member

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    Excellent advice. Thanks for the tips!
     
  10. guruslayer23

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    Very helpful! Thanks for sharing so generously! :eek:
     
  11. paulwilliams972

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    That's good but add some more like PDF submission, directory.
     
  12. poweronics

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    I agree as contests drive much people and increase traffic fast.
     
  13. Kittykat1

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    Thank you so much for your advice. I was wondering what your thoughts were of YahooVoices for article submissions. They seem to be pretty picky...posted 2 articles and rejected 2... The process was very, very slow also.. Is Yahoo voices worth it?
     
  14. Big_0n3

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    Very simple and good guide for promoting a blog.
     
  15. ysb888

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    Thank! Nice tips for blogger !!
     
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    true, hence the whole automation seems less useful nowadays, cmiiw
     
  17. markhenry121

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    That's another good and cool way for promotion. Yes, i have a two blog for more info you check my this thread here you can find out my reply my daily plan blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/white-hat-seo/461782-what-do-you-guys-do-backlinking-daily-basis.html
     
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  18. williamk

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    I had the best results with freebies. Not sure about you guys though.
     
  19. Seoworking

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    i just did 2 and 5 when i was bloging and got enormous results just by 2 things .But you just need to have patience to get results,it takes time
     
  20. Blaknanay

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    I submitted one of my articles to them as well... They're certainly on my "Not worth the time" list nowadays.

    Took them many days just to turn around and drop a

    "This content violates Yahoo! Contributor Network's Master License Agreementbecause it was copied directly from copyrighted content, which may also be attributed to a different author. If published, this could constitute a violation of copyright law. Future submissions of this nature may result in closure of your account."

    The work is completely mine, so it seems to me they want things that will be totally unique to them alone. Haven't had a problem using the same article on other depositories, though I do need more recommendations/advice on how to properly utilize them to their fullest. Squidoo is a bit tough to break through on, but I'm hoping it will turn out some progress.