How do you promote your blog for free?… With so many blogs being being born every day, it’s kind of hard hard to make your own blog stand out. Of course the best way is to give people what they want, good and useful content. But we all know it’s not that easy! It takes more than just quality content to attract visitors to your blog. Here are 22 tips for promoting your blog.
1- Get your own unique domain like www.yourblog.com. Although free blogging platform offer a good way to experience blogging and get to know it, it’s not a smart choice for serious blogging.
2- Customize the look and feel of your blog to make it unique and yours.
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3- Bookmark your posts
4- Setup Google account for Sitemap, validate and prep for future submission.
5- Use web 2.0 sites to build backlinks to your blog.
6- Create keyword rich categories
7- Format archived posts, related posts.
8- Submit your articles to article directories.
9- Convert your articles to video and submit to video sharing directories.
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10- Submit RSS feed and Blog URL to prominent RSS and Blog directories / search engines.
11- Submit your blog url to blog directories.
12- Optimize and distribute a press release announcing blog.
13- Find relevant blogs and comment on them regularly.
14- Enable automatic trackback and ping functionality.
15- Post frequently. Readers like to read fresh and up to date content.
16- Keep an eye on your inbound links, traffic, comments and mentions of your blog using tools like Google Alerts.
17- If a blogger mentioned you in a post on their blog, be sure to thank them in a post no matter how short.
18- Respond to your commentators. These are your readers, let them know they matter to you.
19- When making blog posts don’t be afraid to link to your sources. Many times those sources will link back to you as well.
20- Make sure you use keywords in the blog post title, in the body of the post and use anchor text when you link to previous posts you’ve made.
21- Connect to other bloggers using social networking sites and forums, and also offline. That’s a good way to find link exchange partners.
22- Print your blog address everywhere you print your phone number!
There are more ways to promote your blog and many more ways to drive targeted traffic to your blog, but hopefully these tips will help you get going. please feel free to mention any other way you know or use to promote your blog.