10 Ways to promote your blog!
10 Ways to promote your blog!
You need to learn online marketing strategies to help you promote your blog as a whole, as well as each piece of content you create. It is called content marketing. Your marketing skills will determine how much traffic comes to your website, how many social shares you receive, how many comments your blog posts get and how many subscribers you gain.
Ultimately, the goal is to have as many visitors as possible before you could start monetizing your blog. Visitors who you can convert into advertising clicks, affiliate referrals, and product/service buyers — depending on how you want to make money from your blog.
- You need to get the word out about your new blog so that those interested in your niche can find your blog, consume your content and spread the word.
- Focus on becoming an authority and gaining trust from your readers and other influencers within your niche. Build relationships with top bloggers in complementary topic areas and strive to enhance your name and credibility.
- Engagement with your niche market happens every time anyone mentions your blog. When people start discussing your content, be sure to join the discussion wherever it may be, including on your blog, social networks, forums, etc.
These are especially important steps when you are just starting out:
Steps to promote your blog
- Add your blog Url to your email signature
Thus, anyone you contact via email can check it out. WiseStamp is a great app to try for anyone using Gmail or other browser-based email systems. It will even pull in your latest blog post into your signature.
- Add your blog URL to the social profiles
That includes the networks you use the most, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest. This way, whenever people find you on social media, they can discover your blog as well.
- Add your blog URL to forum profiles
All the profiles with signatures where you participate in discussions, preferably related to your new blog’s niche.
- Network with others at every opportunity
Attend networking events? Be sure to have a quick elevator pitch about your blog when people ask you what you do. If you’re at a blogging conference, in particular, it’s highly acceptable to let people know that you founded yourdomain.com, a blog that helps people learn more about your subject matter. Even if you have a day job that you need to promote, your elevator pitch is that you are a [your job title], and you also run yourdomain.com, a blog that helps people learn more about your subject matter.
- Use blog promotion networks
- Build your network or group
You can also create your promotional operation as you network with others in your niche. Just have everyone connect in a Facebook group or create a new team on Slack where anyone can share their ideas or latest posts.
- Collaborate with other bloggers
Working with other bloggers is always a right choice. However, don’t confuse collaboration with networking. While networking is all about making new connections and forming relationships with other bloggers, collaboration is the result of networking. Therefore, once you establish reliable connections, make sure you work on collaborating with authority bloggers, as it will help you go way beyond your potential. When you join forces with like-minded people, you can achieve so much more than if you were working on your own.
- Send emails every time you post
This step is pretty basic, let all your existing subscribers (even if you don’t have many) and anyone who might like your content when you post a fresh article.
- Send emails at the best time
It’s important to send emails, but it’s also important to do it at the right time, so more people see it and open it.
- Have posts schedule and blog consistently
Creating a consistent schedule of posting on your blog helps your readers know when they can expect to hear from you again, whether it’s daily, weekly, monthly or even quarterly. The key to maintaining publishing consistency is to be realistic. Individual bloggers will find it difficult to create high-quality content on a daily basis. Start with weekly or bi-weekly posts and work your way up to daily posts, if that is your ultimate goal. Just don’t sacrifice quantity for quality.