A common problem that all bloggers have to face is getting their blog recognized. Starting a blog, and then posting original good quality content is no big issue, the fatigue kicks in when you realize your blog isn\’t reaching out to readers, despite how good your blog looks and feels.
There’s no use starting a blog in the first place, if you end up posting content for only five to twenty readers a day. So the question you have to ask yourself is ‘How many visitors does my blog reach out to in a day?’ If your answer is a hundred to two hundred; there’s no use reading this article any further, you\’re already doing something right, but if you get only get a handful of fifty to eighty visitors a day, then you\’ve come to the right place for improvement and escalation. Here are some effective tips to promote your new blog and improve your traffic statistics.
We can all agree that there is no better way to spread the word, than through good old social media. Make use of your social assets and grab as many visitors as you can through techniques on different media platforms. Here are some common ones to get you started up:
You might already know the art of promoting pages on Facebook. You can use the same technique for your blog and post recent content from your blog to your page on Facebook. Eventually, you’ll catch up on some liker\’s and people who want to read your content.
It’s quite simple to get followers on twitter, all you have to do is TWEET! Use tweeting to get followers for yourself; and you\’ve practically got people hooked on to your blog. Keep tweeting on what’s happening lately with your blog with links leading to it, and followers will tap in to your content automatically. All it takes is a little time management and dedication to twitter.
There are hundreds of users on LinkedIn that would like to see posts related to your blog content. There’s no better way to promote your blog via social media than sharing your posts and making online friends here. Your content can take root and catch a little popularity. There’s one thing you need to watch out for though, never lose the flow of your sharing, keep consistent in sharing so that people can at least catch a post or two.
Pinterest is a great way to fish for some contacts who’d love to visit your blog. Pin your blog material on your Pinterest board and let people view what interesting content you have. Keep the content crisp and eye catching by using pictures, screenshots, and other attachments so it grabs massive attention to promote your blog.
This technique is a little criminal if you ask me. But all’s fair in love and war so here’s what you have to do – Other famous blogs and forums get a lot of comments and visitors there are interested to know what you have to say. If you give them some interesting information and constructive comments, they would like to get to know you better and your blog for additional information. So don’t be afraid to comment on other people’s blogs; engage in conversations and also post your link to lead the readers back to your blog. This is not to be mistaken with comment spamming. Key here is to be informational and helpful. That would get you some traffic.
Don’t forget that the blogosphere is a place where bloggers need to interact with their field mates for improvements. Don’t stay all cramped up in your own blog space; Be social! Make friends with other bloggers and make plans with them to improve traffic. Try befriending popular bloggers so you can use their blogs to endorse your content and drive traffic. It’s mostly a give and take process, so you might have to promote other bloggers’ content as well.
Sometimes, a little spice is needed to make the blog fun and entertaining, and most of all, to make it traffic friendly. Readers who want to read your blog content will come and go, but contests and giveaways are an excellent way of driving in visitors who are interested in lucky draws for amazing prizes.
Let’s say you own a fashion blog, handbags and clothing giveaways will make people want to participate and visit your blog more often. Of course, there’s going to be some money you have to spend for this kind of promotion. But then again, there’s always a FAKE giveaway, which of course we totally discourage, it might just backfire and bite you on the ass.
Finding people who are interested in topics related to your blog is a little difficult, but not if you have an email list. If you already have an email list, you should start right away by using your subscribers to promote your blog right now!
These are the only troopers who will be loyal to you in blog promotion and telling people about how awesome your blog content is. They’re the ones who will leave comments and share your posts to ignite a little chit chat. So utilize the list and take the first step towards spreading your blog news. After all, if they signed up for your email newsletter, they want content sent to their email right?