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    Is Promoting Blog Posts and How To?

    Hi,

    I have been writing blog posts for my site however I am trying to determine whether it is worth promoting blog posts. I post them on Twitter and Facebook but are there any other methods I can use.

    I dont use sites such as Digg or StumbleUpon but is it worth spending the time promote them on here?

    My site is B2B.

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    Make sure that your blog has the following:

    Rich, unique content
    Interesting or useful for the visitors.
    Fresh, hot and trending topics.
    Are you displaying some statistics data in the blog
    Is your title, headlines catchy?

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    Sites like Digg and Stumbpleupon can give you huge traffic on your blog. They are good sites. also you can try Google+ and Pintrest. Both of them are rising social networking websites.

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    You should definitely read this:

    http://www.quicksprout.com/the-advan...ing-chapter-1/
    and
    http://www.copyblogger.com/content-marketing/

    Very well written and explained fairly in-depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justlukeyou View Post
    Hi,

    I have been writing blog posts for my site however I am trying to determine whether it is worth promoting blog posts. I post them on Twitter and Facebook but are there any other methods I can use.

    I dont use sites such as Digg or StumbleUpon but is it worth spending the time promote them on here?

    My site is B2B.
    Of course there are many ways to promote a website. It boils down to the amount of time you have left after all the time you need to spend on creating the website content.

    Have you gave LinkedIn a try? I don't want to jump to conclusions but so far, I have seen good performance from LinkedIn in delivering not just quality traffic but also leads for B2B businesses.

    What you should do, if you don't have time to be everywhere, is to come up with a list of websites or social networks which you can use to promote your website, try them out for a month and monitor the traffic performance on Google Analytics. Usually, this will tell whether it is worth spending time on a particular social network.

    Quote Originally Posted by ian_d View Post
    Hi,

    Allow comment on your posts, & give answer to all comments on your posts. i think this is the best idea to promote your posts.

    Kindest
    Err, no. If your site is not getting traffic, I don't see how allowing comments can help promote a website.

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    First your blog post should be unique, post interesting information and make SEO to your for promoting. If you follow these steps you definitely attain good result in blog post writing.
    Last edited by Stevie D; Jun 13, 2013 at 00:21.

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    One avenue I've had pretty good success with is to create a magazine on Zite (curated magazine on the iPad - it's free) - and then feed the magazine content from my Twitter feed. Great way to reach new prospects.

    Andy

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    Brilliant thanks, I shall try Zite. How do you promote it, do you use Twitter?

    I have seen alot of people use paper.li on Twitter but I dont use it.

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    You can use reddit, folkd, freindfeed as well
    I use Google-ping services for quick index and there are some other websites like pingfarm to bookmark your post to more sites in less time. The more links your blog post will have the more will be the traffic on your blogpost.

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    Sharing in sites like Digg or StumbleUpon can generate very good traffic for you, if your content is unique, fresh and valuable to readers.

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    Your blog must have unique and quality content and it should be intresting and informative. You can promote your blog in various high pr social bookmarking websites, article submission websites. Through which you can get high traffic and good ranking results.

    Some of the good Social Bookmarking websites are:

    DropJack
    Reddit
    Digg
    Newsvine
    BizSugar
    BlinkList
    JumpTags
    Newsmeback
    Linkarena
    Bibsonomy

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    I would suggest you to write user-friendly content. Because people loves to content that is friendly manner. I hope that would get rank over search engine website.

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    Hi Justlikeyou,

    I dont use sites such as Digg or StumbleUpon but is it worth spending the time promote them on here?
    Yes. When promoting a blog, I'll typically use linkedin, facebook, twitter as well as digg, delicious and StumbleUpon. If you use B2B, then linkedin is going to be your best bet (as already mentioned).

    Your blog must have unique and quality content and it should be intresting and informative.
    I would suggest you to write user-friendly content. Because people loves to content that is friendly manner. I hope that would get rank over search engine website.
    First your blog post should be unique, post interesting information and make SEO to your for promoting. If you follow these steps you definitely attain good result in blog post writing.
    I hate it when people say things like this. I think it goes without saying you're not using duplicate content for your blog. You're probably writing very nice articles, but nobody's viewing them and you're wondering what the heck the point is. Without seeing examples of your work I can't really tell what (if anything) you're doing wrong.

    Are you targeting your blogs? Are you asking yourself "who am I aiming for with this blog? Who is going to be my audience?" Chances are, you're just writing the blog. Next time, try and thing about who you're going to target before you put pen to paper. Another good method is to play "Devil's Advocate". Think about the top issues in your business at the moment and try to offer a fresh perspective. It doesn't matter if you agree with what you're saying, you're offering a new perspective on a hot topic.

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    There is an another way to promote your business and that will also help you to earn some green as well. The name of the site is Triond.com and there are millions of the users are using this site. Just keep one thing in mind before using this site that your content should be unique and written by you. Don't upload copy content.

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    Of course it's worth to post blogs. You need to disseminate information of your website (and it's offerings) to the interested buyers. Your blog content can do a link bait -- this is to make the reader click the link on your blog site.

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    Content should be informative so that the visitors can get the answers of the questions they have. Content should not copied from any other site, keyword should be properly stuffed in it. Such criteria can leads to the benefit of blog posting.

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    Hi,

    There is lots of way to promote your blog posts like share & like on google+ & some other Social bookmarking sites like:-
    newsmeback.com
    tagza.com
    prmsp.net
    & many more........

    Kindest

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    google ,globalsearchdirectory 'yahoo, global,addme ,submitexpress are also very effective sites for blog posting.

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    I had same problem like yours. I got a blog who describes "How to promote blog" . Followings are the perfect way to increase your blog traffics and comment(if you have informative context). Trust me on this you should follow this methods atleast some part of it. You will definitely got positive result.

    The Basics (Social Media)

    Tweet your post
    Facebook
    Pinterest
    Stumbleupon
    Instagram
    Google+
    Include a “Follow me on Bloglovin” link in all of your posts
    Do a Twitter chat around a blog topic

    SEO Promotion

    Use Google Keywords to promote via SEO
    Look in your Google Analytics for to see how people find your blog (and expand on that)
    Link to other posts within your site to boost SEO
    Put relevant keywords in your image “Alt” Tags
    Guest Post

    Good Old-Fashioned Email

    Email Newsletter to your readers
    Ask your blog friends to promote a post
    Pitch your post to other blogs
    Pitch your post to the press

    Create Sharable Content

    Create a free download to share with your readers
    Write content that solves a problem
    Write a catchy headline
    Write a controversial post
    Feature another blogger
    Start a blog meme
    Create an infographic, and pitch it to other blogs

    or you can visit that site.

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    Thanks,

    I have read "content which solves a problem" in a number of places but Im not totally sure what this means.

    Do you mean titles such as "How To Clean Your Home Quickly" or "10 Tips On How To Train Your Dog"

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    Yes it is worth promoting. You need to come up with the strategy on how get traffic on blog and then convert them.
    You can consult marketing articles for this. I don't know about what kind of business you are into so can't suggest anything.

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    Hello Friend,

    If you use Digg and delicious and stumbleupon for promotion social bookmarking sites for your website or blog promoition and traffic then this is a good way because you can create backlinks on these sites and after that you can easily vote them through facebook,google+ and twitter etc but your content should be unique because you know that content is king and search engine is very smart, if you are going to promotion for your website or blog.


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