How to Promote your Blog: 9 best Ways
Blogging is always sweet and many people always desires to become a Blogger right? Are you one of them? if really you are one of them, here is a tutorial on how to Promote your Blog without spending money for it
I guess that you have gotten a domain and also have paid for your domain hosting,
You have finished going through the customisation process & have prepared yourself fully for your Blogging journey, you can even check out here to see your recommended must have helpful bloggers Plugins. 15 Must Have WordPress Plugins
I think you want to know how to Promote your blog? Then keep reading please!
Now I am going to show you 9 different ways to promote your blog, assuming you have not gotten your own blog Website but have developed interest in blogging.
You can take a short incite here How To Start A Blog: Step by Step Guide to learn how to start a blog and not just a blog but a successful blog,
You should note that as a Blogger you didn’t need money to promote your blog, though some people prefers to pay for advertising space from Advertising Companies,
This is not what you needed now as a new blogger, though sometimes in the future you may choose to go with advertisers, the best required of you to know is the powerful ways to Promote a Blog and be successful
That should be when you have gotten yourself enough traffic in your Blog and also loaded and compacted your blog with enough quality posts, what your blog needed now for its promotion should be three in number;
- Good writing skills
- Good communicating skills
- Enough Marketing strategies to move ahead
How to promote your blog ( 9 best ways )
1. Search engine awareness Optimization ( SEO )
It is strongly required that the first promotion needed for promoting a bloggers blog should be creating search engine awareness.
Because you’re not writing for yourself instead you’re writing to reach the outside world, it’s easy to optimize your site for search engine
You can always initiate the whole process in your Website by downloading and activating a plugin in your WordPress dashboard, for those using WordPress, even people that are not using WordPress can also achieve that using a Plugin too,
In this place now we’re using WordPress to create and optimize a blog for search engines recognition, there are many SEO Plugins available in the WordPress Plugins sections but the number one recommended Plugin is Yoast SEO Plugin, we have to achieve that in three steps;
- You just have to install the Yoast SEO Plugins in your site
- Generate your sitemap with the plugin and
- Submit the generated sitemap to Google Search Engine
You may want to read my article on the best SEO Plugin for WordPress? Here is the article that says it all; Best SEO Plugin for WordPress
If in case you didn’t know how to Submit your Sitemap to Google Search Engine, you can learn how to do it perfectly here How To Submit A Sitemap To Google Search Engine
2. Create awareness to people to promote your blog
This is the second step to take after successfully optimizing your site to search engines, you can create awareness of your Blog or Website to the world, you seriously needed to do that because you’re not writing for yourself but to your visitors, that is why it is necessary to give your targeted readers a notice about your Blog,
There are many ways to do that but the most powerful way to create awareness is through Social Media Sharing, you can share your Post on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Pinterest, LinkedIn and many other social media platforms.
The social media promotion is as-simple-as; write a Post and immediately share your Post to all friends in your social media platforms, when they read they will like to share with their friends, and their friends will also share with their friends & the Cycles continues, you never know what it means to your blog right?
- It will Popularize your Website
- Increases the number of your Subscribers
- Generate a massive traffic to you which means money
3. Link to other bloggers to Promote your blog
Another accepted way of blog promotion is through linking to Other bloggers forums, it is one of the recommended ways because it will help you communicate and share your opinions with other members of the forums,
You can decide to share one of your link in the forum just to explain your opinion in a particular discussion, but please try not to be too self centered, give a good opinion in some cases, only drop your link when necessary and at appropriate time so that you won’t scare people away by giving them the notion that your joining to the forum was only for you to market your Website.
Whenever Other members of the forums have that idea about you, they’re not ready again to click on your link, and you know what it means right? A failure to achieve blog promotion by linking to bloggers forums.
You should make sure that the link you’re bringing to the forum is not just a Post but a quality post with higher level of easy to digest explanations. By so doing you will create in their mind that your Website is known for quality and not quantity.
Some of the recommended bloggers forums to join are; Quoira, Reddit, Hubski,News360, Yahoo answers, StackExchange and many others. Follow my steps and I bet you that you’re going to generate more traffic from the forum.
Or didn’t you like joining a forum to promote your Blog, you can decide to partner with some Popular Bloggers like Harsh Agrawal on http://shoutmeloud.com and write a guest post on their site to help you reach out to their worldwide subscribers, the Website can proudly boast of 40,000 page views everyday, so why not join them and submit a guest post to them and increase your blog traffic.
4. Promote your Blog Via YouTube
YouTube is included in the top 4 Ways on how to Promote your Blog, in our today’s century about 90 percent of the world populations are using YouTube Channel Videos, so why not create a YouTube Channel which is as easy as going to YouTube site and signup with them, no money required, http://Youtube.com
Or if you already have a YouTube Channel, why not grab the opportunity and also make your Post video attaching the post URL on your YouTube video, it will help increase your Blog traffic in no distant time. And you know that traffic means money to your account.
Is not only done with YouTube videos alone , you can also do that on Instagram videos that’s if you’re using instagram, or you can also make a Snapchat video of your Post and upload with a link to your Post. That’s it.
5. Promote your blog through Email marketing
Email Marketing is one of the 5 Powerful Ways to Promote a Blog, Promoting a blog through Email Marketing is simple, but before giving out my explanations on that, I would like to first of all give the simple definition of Email Marketing.
Email Marketing can be defined as the process of collecting and storing people’s Email address for the purpose of promoting and monetizing a blog, it is done in such a way that whenever a new Post is published in your Website, you go straight to all your collected emails subscribers and push notifications awareness of your new post to them,
Do not get me misquoted where I mentioned new Post, it’s never limited to new Post alone, you can also choose to revive and warm up your old post using your Subscribers Email address.
There are a lots of Plugins that will help you achieve a good Email Marketing strategies and some of them have their free and paid plans, but as a beginner I will advice you to start with some free plugins out there and later go for upgrade.
Some of the Plugins for Email Marketing are;
- Constant Contact
- SendPress etc
6. Promote your blog by frequently updating your old post.
It is not just true that a frequently updated blog post gets more ranking than old forsaken post, no matter how good and quality the post may appear initially,
It gradually start dropping from its ranked page.
Due to the fact that Google always like to display a more recent and updated post in their first page, neglecting and not updating your old post means more harm to its ranking.
It is strongly recommended to not neglect the power of organic ranking in blog promotion, so to still maintain your site ranking
The whole game works in 5 steps
- Write a quality incomparable post
- Include enough keywords and links
- Optimize your Post for better organic ranking,
- Be prepared to see your Post in the first page of Google.
- Keep updating frequently with more recent and new ideas for you to keep ranking
- Get more website promotion organically through search engines.
7. Add different social share button to all your blog posts
You never can believe the working power of social share button in a Website until when you start implementing it on your blog post.
I could remember my first period of researching in the blogging world when I was surfing the net like their is no tomorrow, studying on the best way to promote a blog but couldn’t get the all in one covered topic on blog promotion.
Surprisingly, when i was scrolling through my facebook news feeds, I saw a post shared by one of my facebook friend on the exact topic I have been searching,
The Post contents got me fully satisfied, it was concise, detailed, easy to understand in a simplified way. And I am very happy to announce the one in a million author of that incomparable post to be Coschedule
You couldn’t believe my next line of action,
Anyway, I quickly bookmarked the page, not only that I bookmarked the page, I also shared it to my facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp immediately. I am very sure that at least 15 of my friends re-shared the post.
Making the website to be going viral, that is how I got to know about the website, and whenever I have a research to read, I would first of all check the topic in the website before doing a Google search on the topic.
The viral sharing and awareness of the website happened only because the owner of the Website added a sharing button on his post making it easier for visitors to read and share.
I think you may be curious to know the website link right? http://www.coschedule.com
8. Create easy navigation to posts on your blog.
Whenever I am writing my post, I am writing out of my experience, also during my research days, I find it difficult to like a Website that is difficult to navigate no matter how good the website contents may appear.
I may read their well written contents but will never plan of coming back tomorrow, this is just because I didn’t find the website navigation to friendly to me.
To avoid this mistake from happening to your site, please kindly create an easy to navigate environment for your readers.
I believed during those researching days,
I saw the best easy to navigate blog on this website http://www.bloggingwizard.com owned by a popular blogger by name Sir Adam Connell
9. Include sharing via Emails to Promote your blog
Some people might find sharing via email option as one of the non converting way of blog promotion but I must tell you that it converts more than you could think.
Depending on peoples personality and likes, in spite of social media sharing options, some readers based on their personal choice still prefers sharing the articles they loved privately to a special person.
And unfortunately for such reader, such option of sharing to a specific person couldn’t be achieved when sharing through Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest etc,
That is why you must not forget to include sharing via email in your articles.
I personaly prefers sharing via email depending on some factors which includes the nature of the article in question.
Some of the Plugins that works perfectly on it are;
- Wp- Email
- Email This Page
I hope my post on how to Promote your Blog will help you solve your promotion problems, and induce more traffic to your blog, finally before closing the chapter.
Always learn to hand over to God whatever you choose to do, even also handover your Website to God” Because he has the key to Promote even without Promotion. I am a living witness to that.
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