How to Promote a blog?

Welcome to Sitepoint, buzzcom!

Identify your target audience and find out where they are on the web or even offline, then you know where you can reach them, not necessarily the how - the how depends on the where.

Lets take your business education, one possibility is to get active on LinkedIn, join groups where people congregate that might be interested in business education (not those providing business education, but do that as well, just with a different aim). You can also subscribe to relevant Q&A categories via RSS and answer related questions in a meaningful and valuable way, not just spamming.

Another approach is to build relationships with blogs that have a similar topic or a similar target audience. Building the relationship happens through regularly commenting (valuable comments of course and not spam or simple thanks) on their blogs as well as incorporating their blog posts in your blog posts.

Hi, IMHO, directory submission might help you a lot. You can also do article marketing and link baiting.

The most important thing is to have good content and keep your content current.

Then do all the promotion techniques. Like doing the off page optimization such as Directory submission and put it in travel category. Or Social Media Optimization. Creating your twitter account and targeted all your followers…

There are several ways using which you can promote your blog… a few of which that work well are -

Submit to some quality blog directories
Comment and make networks with fellow bloggers of similar niche
Join social networks, and blog networks like MyBlogLog etc.
Promote through article directories
Write long killer articles and promote them with social bookmarking
Try linkbaiting if you have ever heard about it. One of the viral ways to promote your blog.

Addinr good quality contents is the main step behind getting traffic. You can also use link building, social bookmarking are also very effective methods for bringing traffic to your blog.

Here are some techniques you can try out.

  1. Comment on others’ blogs.
  2. Submit your posts to social bookmarking sites.
  3. Submit your blog to blog directories like technorati (I think technorati system is a bit changed now)
  4. Tell your friends about the sites.
  5. Add your site as a signature in forums, email etc.
  6. Use article directories like ezines, articlebase etc.
  7. Contact webmasters who have your niche and request for link exchange
  1. join with social networking
  2. forums
  3. gogle adwords
  4. seo
  5. rss feed
  6. bookmark

Promote option in Orkut is good and you can make your friends aware of your blog. Stumbleupon, Digg and Reddit are good sites to promote your site. Reddit sometimes earns you a couple of visitors sometimes!

Well, the most important thing about promoting a blog is to remember that a blog IS a website. So, you’re not just promoting a blog, you’re promoting a website. So, you can use all traffic building methods available to you for driving traffic to a website as for driving traffic to a blog.

Hi buzzcom and welcome.

Here are some methods of promotion you could try:

  1. Guest Posting on other people’s blogs.
  2. SEO - try doing some seo on your blogs to rank higher on the search engines.
  3. Forum posting - i.e. sitepoint and other related forums.
  4. Video - make a video and submit it to youtube and other related video sites.
  5. Blog commenting - like you mentioned is another good way provided you do it consistently and contribute a quality comment.

I know there are LOTS more…but those are 5 good methods off the top of my head :slight_smile:

well said. i think this answer has it all. :slight_smile:

I would love to add doing guest posts on your niche blogs to this list

besides promotion make sure that you have good content.

  1. quality content
  2. update every day

use google webmaster tool. dont forget about robot.txt and sitemap.xml

daily updating blog or website
socialmedia is important beacause new blogger facing huge competition in seo

Try to write very interesting article and all the said list will automatically comes to you

put a tweetmeme button in your blog, so that readers can help you tweet the blog post too.

First important thing is to update your blog with origional and useful content time to time and submit it to top blog and RSS dierctories.

Images… people love images. You will find that often times you will get lots of hits from Google Images Search, Bing Image Search, etc, just for images that you have in posts. Also, it might be a good idea to make several downloadable web ads that your friends can put on their own blogs to link to yours. Also if you are going to put a video on YouTube or Vimeo, it might be a good idea to put your website’s address down in the bottom. Another good way to promote your blog is to put a link to it in the signature of the forums you use.

These are just some of the ideas I’ve had and used. Hope this is helpful!