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10 Bulletproof Strategies for Promoting Your Blog

Every blogger has to promote their blog to get into the market and reach their goals. Blog promotion might seem a little scary, but it is not that difficult to promote your blog. Find below ten promotion strategies that will work for you to make your blog well-known and profitable.

1. Write fresh, qualitative and unique content to make visitors read, comment and refer to your articles. Not only will worth-reading content keep visitors coming back, but it will make others come at your blog through referring links. Good articles will rise the authority of your blog and will make you a well-known author.

2. Post at regular bases to keep the interest of the visitors active and make them come back to get more form your blog. This will find it worthy to subscribe by email or get the RSS feed of your blog to stay tuned. And the most they subscribe and come back to your blog, the greater will your blog grow and so will your fame and revenue.

3. Interact with your visitors through fanatically responding to their comments. They will translate this into a welcome and will feel comfortable at your blog. Once you give them pleasure and make them feel important, you will have them come back, if not for your posts, for your good company. This is a good way to make keyboard (the time of pen is done) friends; remember. friends are there in good and bad times.

4. Comment in other blogs of the same niche regularly and try to say as much worthy comments as you can. This will make you an authoritative commenter out there and curiosity will push more and more people to visit your blog through the link under your commenting name. This will bring you a good number of visitors, including the blog owners. The same as you do with your commenters, don’t you? As a matter of fact this is a social give-and-take relationship.

5. Run a contest at your blog and give away some money, free ad space or something else valuable for bloggers. Make this in exchange to a blog post in their blog about the contest you are running or ask them to subscribe to RSS feeds or by email to your blog or both. This will boost your traffic and bring a lot of people at your blog. Remember, do not run a blog contest yet unless you have a good number of articles that visitors can browse through the content and not be the contest post the only post that they read.

6. Get your blog reviewed by someone who has a niche blog and offers blog reviews. Make sure you ask this to someone who has a well-known blog and gets a lot of traffic. Don’t forget that generally you get what you give, so prepare for different prices in different authority blogs. This will bring to your blog a lot of traffic and brand your blog a little bit out there.

7. Submit your blog into directories to have some extra traffic time and again by people interested in your niche. This is a good away to get traffic and it it mostly free, even though there are some payable directories. Choose what you think is best for you and submit.

8. Blogrolling, link and banner exchanging is another great way to get traffic. While blogrolling might be a natural result of your good content and/or the good friendship you have with other bloggers, you can always ask blog owners in whose blogs you have an interest for link exchanging or banner exchanging. I would consider this a very good way of promotion and branding. Also there are several sites out there that offer banner exchange so prepare some banners for your blog and go hunt there for niche blogs.

9. Use your blog URL in your signatures such as forum signatures and email ones. After you do that go posting in your preferred forums and reply to emails even to say thanks – thanking is virtue. This will be helpful.

10. Make use of relevant keywords and description Meta tags. Go to your template files in which case 99% you will be using WordPress so go directly to header.php file and edit the META keyword and META description with the right info about your blog. This will help you get indexed in search engines. Also, when posting a new post, make sure to chose the most piquant keywords of the post and submit them to the tags field just below the post text area. The tags will be individually indexed by Google, isn’t this a great news.

Now move you lazy guy, get to work to implement these strategies and boost your traffic, your income and your authority out there. Good luck and do not even think to NOT give me a feedback of what you read here; this would be the implementation of strategy number 4, right?

Baki Goxhaj
I’m a web consultant specializing in WordPress. I love elegant solutions, quality code and a good laughter.
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29 Comments
  • Kristi S. Sep 26,2011 at 11:51 pm

    Hello. I try to scour the internet daily to learn as much as I can. I have never thought of your #9 (Use your blog URL in your signatures)! You never know what you will find when on the Internet. Thank you so much!

  • BANAGO Feb 8,2009 at 10:57 am

    Hi Rajeev, Thanks for the good words. Yes, it is true social media is really strong. The problem with this is that, at the time I wrote the article, I did not know the social media power yet. I will edit it and add another couple of points.

    Thanks for the theme compliment. I like me theme too.

  • Rajeev Edmonds Feb 7,2009 at 9:32 am

    Good post Banago. I think we can also use social media marketing to promote our blog. It’s one of the strongest and most popular promotion mechanism on Internet.

    BTW, I must admit your blog theme is excellent.

  • Damian Hebert Jan 9,2009 at 4:45 pm

    hi, good luck

  • BANAGO Dec 16,2008 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Ann – thanks for coming around. I am happy you found my writing helpful.

  • Ann Dec 16,2008 at 7:20 pm

    Good tips,
    I am new to the blogging thing, and need tips like this.
    Cheers

  • Mittu Dec 11,2008 at 1:06 pm

    Blogwalking ..
    nice posting i found here,.. thanks for the info

  • Farrhad Nov 21,2008 at 3:15 am

    @Banago No Problems
    It is fArrhad (the second letter is an “A”) haha

  • BANAGO Nov 20,2008 at 9:35 pm

    Farrhad, I am sorry for the misspelling?

    I have not tried to submit my blog in RSS directories, I am afraid I cannot tell you much about this.

  • Farrhad Nov 20,2008 at 4:40 pm

    @Banago: It is “Farrhad” not “Ferrhad” :p

    Also, do you think submitting to RSS directories really increases you rss subscribers?

  • BANAGO Nov 18,2008 at 7:36 pm

    Yes George, you’re right. However, RSS help more to have returning visitors and keep a steady traffic rather than promoting the blog or site. However it is worth mentioning.

    I would also mention social bookmarking. It is a great way of promotions that I have not included in my article.

  • George Serradinho Nov 18,2008 at 5:54 pm

    Hi, what about RSS feed. I don’t see it anywhere

  • BANAGO Nov 18,2008 at 2:11 pm

    I am very happy about you Ferrhad. I just wanted to hear this from somebody. Thanks very much!

  • Farrhad Nov 18,2008 at 12:45 pm

    I think, I have followed all your pointers for my blog.
    It is really working out now, i am getting days with 1k visits now!

  • BANAGO Nov 18,2008 at 9:41 am

    Natanya,

    Thanks for your comment and for your good words. I really appreciate your reading my blog.

    Welcome back again!

  • Natanya Nov 18,2008 at 5:52 am

    Thanks for the great ideas! Your site is looking great too, keep up the good work!

  • BANAGO Nov 12,2008 at 10:26 am

    You’re welcome James! Thank you too for the comment!

  • James Nov 11,2008 at 10:41 pm

    Nice site, thanks for information!

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  • BANAGO Aug 25,2008 at 2:27 pm

    Thanks for the good words guys. It is encouraging to have you around.

  • OzFreeStuff Aug 25,2008 at 12:57 pm

    Really good tips there. Maybe try to expand on a few of them, or add more to the list but overall I think it’s really good!

  • John Williams Aug 20,2008 at 5:35 pm

    Pretty nice site, wants to see much more on it! πŸ™‚

  • Gaje Master Jul 10,2008 at 2:55 am

    I really enjoyed this list. I try to stay as active as I can with my readers.

  • BANAGO Jun 20,2008 at 1:13 pm

    Pictures and Videos. Thanks for the comment! πŸ™‚

  • newyorkdude Jun 19,2008 at 10:22 pm

    Pictures, pictures, pictures.

  • BANAGO Jun 9,2008 at 10:34 am

    Thanks very much Silver. I really appreciate your good words.

  • Silver Firefly Jun 7,2008 at 7:57 pm

    Currently, I am designing my theme so my blog looks a bit of a mess at the moment, but after I have finished the theme, I will be working on SEO and promotion. This article gave me some food for thought. Cheers.

  • BANAGO May 24,2008 at 5:53 pm

    I am sorry you cannot run a contest. I have several ideas to implement soon and I find them very thrilling. Thanks for commenting!

  • Siddharth May 24,2008 at 12:21 pm

    I can do all other things except for contest thingy πŸ˜›

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