5 Simple Ways to promote your blog posts
Posted by Helen Tonetti
Here are 5 simple ways to start.
Look for Blogs to comment on with similar topics
If you add valuable comments on other blogs, (not just a link to your post) this can be a very effective way to create new traffic, build relationships and add backlinks. So as soon as your new post is created do a quick search to find other blog posts on the same topic. Look for ways to add your viewpoint to the discussion – do not blatantly promote – and if you can add your blog.
Twitter Search on ways to help
Genuine assistance is one of the best ways to build a community of loyal Twitter followers. For example I could go to Twitter and search for “ I need help to promote my blog” and that will then bring up a list of people looking for assistance, I could send them a link to this post. This often leads to new Blog subscribers and of course new Twitter followers.
Tell your target customers
You know who would benefit from reading your artcle create an quick email “thought this could really help your business.” You can create a shortened link of course and then track the link to see who opens it.
Another powerful little technique is to add your latest blog post headline to your email signature. Many email platforms now have nifty little apps (Wisestamp for Gmail) that will pull your latest blog post headline into your email signature automatically. Do it manually if you have to. You never know when a prospect, vendor or client might read a post that sparks a conversation or creates an opportunity.
Don’t forget to include your post to your newsletter
Add a good headline with a teaser to your latest blog article in the next newsletter, so simple and so often forgotten.
Something I do not do often enough is to add your latest blog post headline to your email signature. Many email platforms now have great apps (Wisestamp for Gmail) that will pull your latest blog post headline into your email signature automatically. Even do it manually, it’s an easy way to tell a wider audience about your blog, and may lead to a prospect or a client giving you a call.
What ways do you promote your blog posts?
About Helen TonettiInternet and Marketing fantatic. We help you develop and implement Social Media into your marketing activity. Done in stages we develop a clear strategy for you, build the accounts, add content and followers, before training your team to take over and manage the process. Marketing Director of Video Expression, we develop on-line marketing and sales video channels that get results.
Posted on August 20, 2012, in 100 top tips and Social Media Tools, Social Media and interesting tools and tagged blogging, Helen Tonetti, how do I start blogging, how to promote a blog post, Social Media Consultant Reading UK. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.