7 Ways to Market and Get your Blog Out There

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With more than 150 million blogs in existence, it can be hard to get the word out about one specific blog. Getting users to come to an individual site requires following seven steps to get the links out there on sites that have high traffic regularly.

How to get the word out!

1. Interaction

Interact with users on the blog. Responding to comments and asking for feedback are great ways to get more users interested in what the writer has to say.

2. Filling in as a Guest

Look for ways to be a guest blogger on other websites. When the entry is posted on the site, there will usually be links to a social media profile and bio, which allow for more exposure and access to the main blog. When choosing to follow this step, it is important to carefully read all guidelines and restrictions listed on the host blog, because breaking a rule could result in removal of the post.

3. Getting the Word Out

Comment on other blogs since anyone reading these comments can click on the profile to access another person’s blog. Online services such as commentluv and back linking also provide more access to the blog via comments. Those who are interested in the content of the comment may want to read more, and could thus become a loyal reader.

4. Participate in Contests

The next step is to participate in as many blogging contests as possible. There are many contests available online, and include a chance to become a guest blogger.

5. Then, Host a Contest

A fifth way is to be the host of a blogging contest as visitors can lead to more subscribers. When planning to host a contest, bloggers can gain sponsors, which can lead to advertising opportunities, meaning more income.

6. Linking to Other Sites

Along with this is the sixth step, which is to offer promotional pages. These allow fellow bloggers to be featured, which can lead to links on other individuals’ pages. This is a form of marketing that won’t cost the blogger anything.

7. Be Everywhere

The final way to increase accessibility to a blog is to market within social networking websites. The Facebook home page offers a news feed where a blogger could post frequent links to the topics on the blog as often as desired. It is estimated that Facebook currently has over 500 million users, and many of these individuals are accessing the site multiple times per day through a mobile application. Utilizing website development courses can also help users understand how to maximize the potential growth of the blog through these sites.

Making a blog stand out can result in higher traffic and interest in advertising opportunities for the writer, and interest in the opinions and thoughts of what is being discussed on the blog. Some bloggers start out with few readers, and then end up becoming some of the most highly visited sites on the web. Why not give blogging a try and increase readers with every step?

  • Social media promotion is also very necessary because many users use social networking or other top networks to discover new content for information and inspiration. Always watermark videos and images uploaded by you and let them promote you for life long 🙂 .

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  • Yes, you are quite right. We, as bloggers, have to constantly push ourself and our products (blog posts etc) and market ourselves in order to sustain among such fierce competition.

  • I would say sharing links was the best thing I ever did. Then you start to get them back and it takes off. I always believe you get what you give.

  • I have such a hard time with SEO and trying to market my site. This was absolutely a great post. Its because of people like you who write interesting material we all are able to benefit from it. Thanks so much

  • Your tips on blogging is really helpful for blogger. You have described your ideas under seven points which really praiseworthy. I think blogger should follow the rules for more traffic in their site.

  • The tips provided are really good. I haven’t tried guest post. Commenting and facebook is often what I do.

  • your blog must have a facebook page and twitter channel. these two are a must to get the social media traffic

  • Solid tips, but what if you have more then one blog? I know its lot easier to just concentrate on one single blog/website but myself for example have a few projects that were started together. I can’t be “Everywhere” with all of them…

  • I love the idea of being a guest blogger as a means to get your name (blog) ‘out there’. Although I have yet to do this, I know of many bloggers who have gained a ton of exposure this way.

  • Wow, I didn’t know that blogging was so intense. Blogging combined with social networking sounds like a great way to get exposure. I am certainly going to pursue blogging.

  • Thanks for sharing this useful information.

    I should add article and social media marketing,

    but a very effective method that you listed is comments on other blogs.

  • Very informative post. Social media and link building are very important for getting traffic. Idea of guest blogging sounds very good. 
    Thanks for sharing this brilliant post. 

  • rnd technologies

    Nice thought

  • I was thinking that being everywhere might be overwhelming. I guess its the way to go.

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