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.

 

What do you think about this list? Do you have any more tips for promoting your blog?

Comments

  1. says

    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. says


    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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  3. Isabella says

    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.

  4. champ says

    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

  5. says

    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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  6. says

    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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  7. says

    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..

  8. Pesch says


    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.

  9. Santosh Mishra says

    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.

  10. says

    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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  11. says


    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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    • says


      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!

    • says


      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 :)

  12. btbuzz says

    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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  13. says


    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?

    • says


      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”

  14. Ehsan says


    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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