How to promote your blog and success tips ?



All ways to promote your blog : social media – bookmarking sites -syndication

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You spent hours researching, writing, finding graphics and uploading your blog posts, but your work is not done yet. To get the most out of each blog post, you need to promote it as much as you can.

Below are thirty ways you can promote each blog post, most of which are free. Print out this handy graphic and check off each item as you do it. With a little work and planning, you’ll get the most leverage out of each post.

Blog Success Tips

  1. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. Write in your own voice and be authentic. There’s only one YOU!
  2. If you want to gain readers, be consistent with your blogging efforts, even if that means you blog less frequently. Pick a frequency- daily, weekly, monthly, etc.- and stick with it.
  3. Have visually appealing photos with each blog post. Make them relevant and original. Don’t steal other people’s photos.
  4. Building a following takes time. The adage “if you build it, they will come” is incorrect. Instead, think “If you market it, they will come.”

Social Media

Sharing each post on social media should be your first avenue for promotion.

  1. Add it on your personal and business pages, groups and through ads.
  2. Schedule it on twitter 2-3 times per day for the next 30 days (change the title).
  3. Create a board specifically for all your blog posts and pin each post to it.
  4. Share on your linkedin profile, in groups you belong to and through ads.
  5. Share with your circles, and publicly, on Google+ for added SEO benefits.

Bookmarking Sites

  1. Create an account at Stumbleupon.com and start stumbling your posts.
  2. Submit each post to dig.com and share with others and help them discover.
  3. One of the most popular bookmark sites, reddit.com is a must
  4. Help others discover your posts when you submit them to delicious.com.
  5. The top search engine for blogs, Technorati.com is a must.

Your Contacts

They signed up for your newsletter or RSS feed because they want to hear from you.

  1. Add your latest blog post in your email newsletters.
  2. Share your blog post with people in groups or forums you belong to.
  3. Add your latest blog posts to your email signature using wisestamp.com.
  4. Send an email to your list with your latest blog post and ask them for feedback.
  5. An RSS feed automatically pushes your posts to those who sign up.

Other Blogs

  1. Comment on relevant blogs and include a link to your blog post.
  2. Submit it as a guest post to other relevant blogs (with a bit of re-writing).
  3. Ask influential bloggers to link to your relevant blog posts.
  4. Submit it as a reprint to other relevant blogs.
  5. Join a blogging community and exchange links with other bloggers.

Syndication

Syndication allowes you to spread your content across many networks.

Here are ten sites that make syndicating your blog posts super easy:

  1. IFTTT.COM- allows you to syndicate to over 50 different sites.
  2. BlogCatalog,com- helps you connect with other bloggers to share ideas and posts
  3. Demandstudios.com- distributes your blog posts to publishers like USAToday.com, salon.com and ehow.com
  4. Networkedblogs.com- Get found and get more traffic when you submit your blog. Also links to facebook.
  5. Alltop.com- syndicates content in every category, form autos and food to business and sports
  6. Scribnia.com- the source for reader reviews of the web’s bloggers and columnists
  7. Sybdic8.com- syndicates blogs that cover a wide variety of topics; one of the most popular syndication services
  8. Evancarmichael.com- If you provide business related content, this site is a must
  9. Outbrain.com- Syndicates your blog posts to sites like CNN.com and FastCompany.com

You don’t have tp sign up with all these sites- pick 2-3 that are best fit for your industry and focus on those. Having the same content appear on too many sites can actually hurt your search engine rankings.

 



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