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How to Effectively Promote Your Blog Posts


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.

 

30 Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts


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.

17 Responses to this post.

  1. Adi Gaskell's Gravatar

    Posted by Adi Gaskell on 17.10.12 at 1:43 am

    Some interesting tips here. Another to think about of course is SEO. It might not effect a blog post per se, but doing lots of link building can do wonders for both your blogs SEO and your personal brand. Guest writing for instance is a great way to both get your name out there and build your credibility.

  2. Alaiyo Kiasi's Gravatar

    Posted by Alaiyo Kiasi on 17.10.12 at 1:43 am

    This is a wonderfully helpful article. I’m going to put these ideas into practice. Thanks!

  3. Aisha Kareem's Gravatar

    Posted by Aisha Kareem on 17.10.12 at 1:43 am

    Wow so many tips to grab. Thank you!

  4. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 17.10.12 at 1:43 am

    So glad you find this post valuable! Happy blogging! :)

  5. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 17.10.12 at 1:43 am

    Thank you! Let me know how it works out for you or email me if you have any questions. :) )

  6. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 17.10.12 at 1:43 am

    Couldn`t agree more. For those who are new to the SEO world, I recommend using http://scribeseo.com to take the guesswork out of SEO. It comes with a handy WordPress plugin to maximize each posts SEO power.

    After using it for a month you learn a lot about SEO and might be able to to DIY. It is extremely user friendly. In fact, if you own a monkey now is the time to put him to work. ;)

    Don`t flush large amounts of money down the proverbial toilet in the name of SEO. It might be mysterious to many folk, but it`s not rocket science and is less complicated than many people might think.

  7. Elise's Gravatar

    Posted by Elise on 17.10.12 at 1:43 am

    This was AMAZING. Thank you SO much for this extreeeemely helpful infographic!

    Elise x
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    Posted by Greig Oliver on 17.10.12 at 1:43 am

    Agree with everything that you, would also recommend using http://www.linksalpha.com its free and an excellent agregator, really cuts down on the workload

  9. Lisa's Gravatar

    Posted by Lisa on 17.10.12 at 1:43 am

    wow what a great read, these tips are wonderful. I have not even heard of the syndication sites you mention, I will be checking those out for sure. Thanks
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    Posted by lauraleewalker on 17.10.12 at 1:43 am

    Yay!! Awesome you find it useful. :) )

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    Posted by lauraleewalker on 17.10.12 at 1:43 am

    Hi Greig. Cool, I’ll check that out. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

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    Posted by Paul on 17.10.12 at 1:43 am

    Awesome tips, thanks Laura I’ll start submitting my links more on social bookmarking sites.
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    Posted by Hillerie Camille on 17.10.12 at 1:43 am

    This post couldn’t have come at a better time. I just started blogging again, and need tips on how to build my brand and reach. I love these simple to-the-point tips. THANK YOU!!!!

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