8 Helpful Tips, How To Promote Your Blog

First of all: Why the hell do you want to promote your blog?

Each blogger has his or her own reason or reasons for doing it, but a common point for them: they want to have more quality visitors on their blog!

Here are eight tips for promoting your blog:

 

1)      Focus on Quality Content on Your Site

It’s the first and most important thing. Write an article for readers, not for uou or for Google or other search engines. Focus on high quality content of your post, including grammar, spelling and punctuation. The topic should be interesting and encourage your visitors to read your articles.

 

2)      Say Hello! to Your Blogosphere

But say it not on the first week of your blogging adventure, but after you’ve posted at least 10-15 high quality articles to your blog. After (or before) it, please prepare a list of 50-200 blogs from your niche. And don’t be shy – write a personal email to each blog owner. In 3-5 sentences describe who are you, what your blog is about and the reason(s), why he or she should read your blog. At the end of your email, you can gently ask for subscribing your blog (via RSS or e-mail list) or following you on Twitter

 

3)      Make Comments on Other Blogs From Your Niche

Find five to 10 blogs about your topic and try to comment each new article on them for at least 1 month. Try to be first with your comment, or at least between first 10 persons commenting the post. And remember – commenting isn’t spamming, but adding something into the discussion (do you like comments like: ”Thank you for nice post, greetings!” ? – I don’t like it).

 

4)      Prepare Free Ebook or Short “How to” Guide

After preparing your “golden egg” ask other bloggers to review it or comment on their blogs. But ask bloggers not from A-list (they probably will not have time for you), but bloggers from growing blogs, with comparable audience to yours. Please ask no more than 10 bloggers in one week, and not less than five :) . For one ebook or guide, if you are a beginner blogger, you should do it repeatedly for one or two months.

Examples of some “How to” articles are below:

How to Write an Article in Less Than One Hour – 10 Useful Tips

How To Attract Your Blog Posts – 20 Tips For Normal People

 

5)      Write Guest Posts on Other Blogs

A lot of bloggers are waiting for your post… Really! Guest blogging has only advantages for you because you have access to new readers. For blog owners – because they don’t have to write a new post, they have free content. And the advantage for readers is that, they may read something with another point of view. Before writing a guest post, you should assure, that the blog owner is “ready for guest blogging”. You should also meet requirements for guest posts, which may be different for each blog. And most important tip concerning this point – try to make your guest post related to your free ebook. It really works.

 

6)     Prepare “Summarizing Article”

Find 3-5 interesting articles from your Top blogger list and summarize it in your article (of course linking to the source). Now it’s time to promote it – send info about it to your email list, Tweet it, tell your Facebook friends/fans about this post. After getting some comments, please send an e-mail about it to the blogger(s) who you mention in your article. And have fun for growing audience :)

 

7)      Use Your Twitter or Facebook Power For Boosting Your Blog

Tweet each article from your blog. But this tip only works, when you have lots of followers or fans/friends. If you have a few, you may be interested in http://www.reddit.com/ Promotion on this site is very simple – write an interesting article with killing competition topic and there you are – independent of numbers of your Facebook fans or if you are famous or not, you will get a lot of readers. And if you want to get more Tweeter followers or are newbie, please read How to Use Twitter – Tutorial for Beginners

 

8)      Be Consistent in Your Action

That means you should promote your blog daily. And don’t be discouraged with small amount of readers at the beginning – promotion is a long term action. Make at least one step a day. And whatever you do – always end with a call to action (visit my blog, follow me on Twitter, sign in into my e-mail list, etc.).

You can also read Google Penguin attacked – 50 types of links to strengthen your website

I assure you, that if you will follow these eight tips for promoting your blog, your audience will be constantly growing! But if it’s not enough for you, feel free and sign in for my newsletter to be informed about other tips & tricks in the blog promotion area.

 

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53 Responses to “8 Helpful Tips, How To Promote Your Blog”

  1. December 10, 2013 at 2:36 am #

    Hi! Thank you for your share above with a lot of useful tips to make a blog more attractive. As a blogger, I personally think it is really important to pick up a colorful and unique blog theme. That will make a blog become more specific and memorable to visiters. Hence, bloggers can attract a greater traffic! Anyway, thanks a lot for your useful share!
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  2. November 20, 2013 at 5:04 am #


    Twitter:
    I have a quick question here?

    How you are actually getting comments on your blog?
    Is it due to comment luv plugin or is there something else which is bringing the lots of comments and interaction on your blog, please do share with us.

    Thanks
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  3. vipin
    September 6, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    thanks..backlinks are also good ..
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  4. August 16, 2013 at 8:40 pm #


    Twitter:
    I’m a bit of a newbie so this post was extremely helpful. Thank you for these awesome tips! I I didn’t even consider personally emailing bloggers, so that’s a great way to get community support. I’m going to learn a lot from exploring your blog :) Thank you!
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  5. June 28, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    All of the advice for getting likes is good, but very obvious. I was hoping for some crazy secret techniques.
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  6. May 20, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    very well crafted tips which comprise of every resource of SEO really helpful for everyone

  7. May 14, 2013 at 9:28 pm #


    Twitter:
    Thank you for another brilliant post. My blog has actually been a hit without me even trying. Two tips to add, possibly.

    Firstly, you’ve said you need a lot of followers for Twitter to work, not so if you know the hash tags that apply to area you blog about. For example, I blog about two things, the hash tags are #MECFS #CFSME #statebenefits #welfarereform; boom, lots of hits.

    Secondly, StumbleUpon! Every post I write I add to StumbleUpon. I use the same tags that I used in the post for tags on SU, and write a brief review, as if I was someone else reading the post.

    I believe these two methods are what bring in the majority of my views. I also belong to a web-ring, but not sure how effective it is.

    Question: you mentioned updating your email lists with each new post (I think). I use Google’s blogger. I know people can ‘follow’ my blog, but I am ‘following’ some other blogs and have never received any emails telling me of new posts. Do you know whether there is actually a way to do this with Blogger?

    I do love guest blogging and bloggers too. If anyone would like to write their piece on either M.E./CFS, or the British Welfare Reforms you should be able to see my link with this post (otherwise Google Olana’s Fog Blog). I also take posts from people describing their experience with the WCA / Atos / DWP, and posts from people with M.E. / CFS who are trying to run a small business.
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  8. Shafi
    May 12, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    Comments on other blogs have helped me increase traffic to my blog. As a result, I am beginning to see some money – albeit little but nevertheless some – from Google AdSense.
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  9. May 12, 2013 at 7:06 am #

    really helpful writeup for making blog promote in white hat way and increase it visibility ..thirstily looking for next post
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  10. Isabella
    May 10, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    I had a blog but unfortunately I did not know so many things and I gradually gave up. Now I intend to start a new project and I will be your advice useful.

  11. May 10, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    promotion of a blog is always a tidy task for every blogger as it makes your blog popular in mass…
    Thanks for aware us with all these methods…Such a nice info providing post…it also it helps the new bloggers like me,most

  12. May 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    Hey Chris,

    If I were to choose one out of the eight tips that you shared, I will go to guest blogging because for me, it really helps a lot to generate traffic as well as establishing relationship not only to your fellow bloggers but also to the potential readers that would visit your blog site.
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  13. May 10, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    Wow really very good information about how to promote our blogs.
    Well i generally do all above discussed steps, but haven’t tried guest blogging yet. A after reading your article i have found out that the role of gust blogging in promoting your site is quiet important.
    Will surely give a chance to it….keep sharing!!!
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  14. May 6, 2013 at 6:33 am #


    Twitter:
    Hello Chris,

    I really like the breakdown of your post. The advice is easy to follow. Any new or established blogger can apply your tips right away. I look forward to reading more of your posts via Bizsugar. I love that community:)

    To Your Success,
    Stacie Walker
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  15. May 5, 2013 at 10:47 am #


    Twitter:
    Good tips, but the key is to take action on them and apply them :) then you will see results.
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  16. May 4, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    As I am scanning article titles in Bizsugar.com, I fortunately found this because I’m collecting blog tips. I believe this article will help me how to promote my blog effectively. Thank you. In addition, social media really helps a lot in promoting blogs..

  17. May 2, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    It’s actually interesting to read these tips, and the comments as well. People have different ideas on how to promote blog. I guess Ehsan (GuideAndNews) is really good on this. BTW getting traffic is ridiculously hard.
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  18. Prakash
    April 9, 2013 at 7:34 am #

    The best way for promoting our blog is creating an ebook and guest posting is also a nice option for it.
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  19. March 24, 2013 at 3:22 pm #


    Twitter:
    Hi Chris and thanks for this very helpful advices.

    Vladimir
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  20. January 28, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    Very nice article. It really helped me since im new to seo and promoting blogs.
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  21. Marc Amon
    January 25, 2013 at 6:48 pm #


    Twitter:
    Thanks. I begin blogging i need this kind of article from major to continue. i speak french and just a little english but i do an effort to understand what you write
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  22. January 24, 2013 at 5:42 pm #


    Twitter:
    Just now I started my self hosted domain, previously on blogspot blogs. Thanks for sharing the tips to promote the blog. Hope it would be helpful for me n newbie bloggers to improve the blog’s traffic.
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  23. Pesch
    January 6, 2013 at 12:02 pm #


    Twitter:
    Thanks for the useful tips because I really can use it right now. I have only 2 to 5 visitors a day. Hopefully that will change in the future.

  24. October 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    Excellent and simple tips, the reason why we don’t get result is that we are not consistent as your last point tells us. Wonderful message.
    Thanks.
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  25. October 29, 2012 at 7:55 am #


    Twitter:
    Wow thank you for this very helpful ideas you shared, i’m a new blogger and this would really help me. Thank you Chris! God Bless!
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  26. August 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    Promoting a blog is important to improve the Alexa ranking of your. Besides this, you can have plenty of visitors if you choose the promoting of your blog.

  27. Michelle
    July 12, 2012 at 8:20 am #

    Thank you for sharing this very interesting information with us.
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  28. July 12, 2012 at 5:42 am #


    Twitter:
    Great Post!

    Guest blogging is great – and can really improve your profile. It should be about this for me and not just another traffic strategy.

    Regards,
    John
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  29. July 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm #


    Twitter:
    I don’t know why people don’t understand the power of comment…
    I am following comment policy very seriously and i can see its benefit….
    believe me social bookmarking and social networking is nothing if you are champ of comment
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  30. July 2, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    Consistency is definitely very important and one has to be consistent in almost every aspect of blogging, including posting, commenting on your own and other blogs as well as being active in the social media fields. Unfortunately I’m somewhat lacking in the last one and will have to try harder to overcome this roadblock.
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    • July 3, 2012 at 5:21 am #


      Twitter:
      Hi Sire, thanks for your comment. Consistency is really important, especially on the beginning, when we don’t have a lot of traffic or content.

      • July 3, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

        Yeah, that is when most people give up, which is a shame really because they will never know how far they would have gone or what they could have achieved if only they had persisted.
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        • July 4, 2012 at 5:30 pm #


          Twitter:
          Yes, most of “internet money makers” want to make money fast, and after few months they give up…

  31. June 28, 2012 at 4:08 pm #


    Twitter:
    Hey Chris,

    Ah, a favorite topic of mine and I even learned something new here. Oh yeah, you mentioned a few things I have not done myself. Huh… Well, I guess what I’ve been doing hasn’t been all that bad. lol…

    I harp consistency every time I turn around. If people just realized that if they were consistent in their daily actions what kind of progress they would make. It’s like having a day job. You have to get up every day and go to work right! You have to do the job or you get fired right! So why can’t you do the same thing with your blog?

    Great tips Chris and I’m taking notes. :-)

    ~Adrienne
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    • June 29, 2012 at 5:48 am #


      Twitter:
      Hi Adrienne, great that you learned something new here ;) Not everyone is consistent in online business – a lot of people are looking for “magic button”, and if they didn’t find it, they are jumping into another online “business”.
      Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend!

  32. June 27, 2012 at 2:02 pm #


    Twitter:
    Great post again Chris !!!
    I always follow all the points you mentioned except the e-book one. I don’t think at this stage I can write an e-book or a ‘How-to-guide’. But whatever it may be, I love your writing style.
    Superb bro :)
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    • June 27, 2012 at 5:08 pm #


      Twitter:
      Arbaz, thanks for your support, I really appreciate it! I’m just working on my “hook” – it will be ebook consisted of some posts from my blog. It should be ready in July :)

  33. Christine Brady
    June 27, 2012 at 2:07 pm #


    Twitter:
    Hi Chris,

    Being consistent in your action is a great point – I know when I’ve slacked off just a little, it shows everywhere!

    Consistency is key… and content is king!

    ~Christine
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    • June 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm #


      Twitter:
      Hi Christine, thanks for stopping by. And, IMHO, content is kingdom ;) and traffic and conversion are King and Queen…

  34. btbuzz
    June 27, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    That’s a good one on posting your blogs off your websites on FB.
    Though i’m not real fond of timeline, I guess it grows on you.
    I’m not sure posting Hitlers response to Google was a great idea.
    I posted it a few places too. ha ha ha.
    But it was funny and informative all at the same time, Just like George Carlin
    he’d make you laugh and think at the same time. What a character he was.
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  35. RCONNORIII
    May 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm #


    Twitter:
    GOOD ADVICE HERE #8 GOES ALONG WAY. HAVE A GREAT DAY ON PURPOSE!

  36. May 10, 2012 at 3:53 am #


    Twitter:
    Ok thanks Chris.

  37. May 9, 2012 at 6:57 pm #


    Twitter:
    Bro I have already all the guidelines. At problogger guidelines they did not mention where to send my guest post and at Dailyblogtips I have to send at daniel@dailyblogtips.com but how to do it I mean what should I write at email’s subject? Post title should be posted on subject and description on body?

    • May 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm #


      Twitter:
      Everything is clear on the guidelines – on Probloger you firstly contact with them via contact form.
      To Daniel you send it in email:”Please include the post in the body of the email itself, or as a .doc attachment”

  38. Ehsan
    May 9, 2012 at 12:25 pm #


    Twitter:
    Hi Chris, I want to write guest post for ProBlogger or DailyBlogTips, So can you tell me clearly how to send my post to them?

    I mean after completing my post where should I send it to get submitted at Problogger.net or dailyblogtips.com?

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