Promoting your blog is the most important thing you should do after pressing that publish button. After all, you want your blog posts to get noticed.
One of the most difficult things about starting a blog is gaining traffic, so it’s lucky that you can share your content online for free.
Here are some ideas on promoting your new blog which is guaranteed to help you get noticed:
Create a Facebook Ad
Create a Facebook group page and share it! Check out mine
Share on promo threads, and themed post. E.g., Twitter Tuesday, Comment Sunday, etc.
Show your friends and family your profile
Join relevant group boards, and pin and re pin to them. I’m new to Pinterest, so please join my group board here!)
Share Pinterest promo’s on Facebook which I’m going to start doing
Schedule my pins on social listening tool Tailwind
Instagram ads are great for promoting your blogs
Make sure your creative is eye catching and fits your story
Add your current post to your bio
Join an Instagram pod
Pin your latest post to the top
Ask your followers to retweet your posts
Join a Twitter Chat
Join a Twitter Pod (I’ve just found this myself)
Send out a new Tweet out to your followers every time you publish a new blog post
Contact your email subscribers
Promote your new blog posts by contacting your email subscribers every time you publish a new post
You can use Mailerlite to mail out your blog posts and take advantage of their free email automation and landing pages.
Add your website to blogging directories
Blog directories are crawled by search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN.
Most blog directories see a lot of traffic. In addition to ranking high in search engine results, individuals like to see who else is listed in their category. This can create clicks and exposure that you otherwise wouldn’t get.
Join Facebook groups
Facebook attracts a large group of people, so why not join some blogging groups or create a group yourself. Many bloggers find opportunities to communicate, make friends, learn about social meet ups and collaborations.
Install social media sharing buttons
The best way for readers to find your blog posts is to share thoughts about them. Promoting your blog posts to get the message across is to add social media share buttons to your website is free on WordPress.
Here are some benefits of sharing social media buttons
- It’s free advertising
- You will increase your post exposure
- Grow your link network
Comment on other peoples blogs and leave your URL in the comments section
If you have just started blogging or you have no idea how to promote your blog. Visit some fellow bloggers websites that you have an interest in and comment on their blog posts. When you have finished commenting leave a link to your blog, and they might return the favour.
What are your favourite ways for promoting your blog? Please share your tips with us in the comments below or visit us on our social media channels and join in the conversations. If you would like me to feature a topic or you would like to submit guest posts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.