Posted October 17, 2012 by lauraleewalker in Blogging, Business, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, small business, social media, Social Media Marketing, Twitter. Tagged: Tags: blog success tips, blogging, blogging advice, blogging success, blogging tips, digg, Facebook, google plus, LinkedIn, marketing, Pinterest, Reddit, social media, social network, StumbleUpon, Twitter 17 Comments
The key to effectively promoting your blog posts is to understand which methods are most appropriate for your blog. You have a finite amount of time to promote your posts so spend it wisely. Regardless of what you’re blogging about and your target audience, you want to capitalize on your existing social networks as tools to promote your posts. Your success in doing this will depend on your online presence and your online influence, indicative of metrics such your Klout score.
Beyond posting your blog post directly to your Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus social networks, it’s important consider how to maximize the flexing power of each social network.
If you only consider one website as a tool to getting your posts in front of more eyeballs, consider teaming up with other bloggers that blog about similar things you blog about and using their social networks via Triberr.
Using bookmarking sites to promote your posts should be an integral part of your blog hygiene. Find out how to best use each bookmarking site and measure how effective your efforts are using the Google Analytics plugin. Look at the referrer information to see how much traffic your bookmarking sites are attracting. StumbleUpon brings in the most traffic to my social media blog. Use the su.pr URL shortener to send out posts to increase the chances of people clicking on your post.Use every opportunity to promote your blog posts to your contacts. One way to do this is to use Wisestamp to customize you’re e-signature to promote your latest posts and your social networks in general.
You can also comment on related blogs and include a link to your post, but only if it provides value to the blog’s readers. Some blogs have a plugin called CommentLuv that automatically links your last post to your comment. I use this plugin on my blog so when readers comment, they automatically get a backlink to their site. It’s another effective way to drive traffic to your blog.
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