How To Promote Your Blog and Increase Visitors

by Ket-Sang Tai

RSS MegaphoneSEO? Social Media? PPC? Link Building? How do I promote my blog?

You might have spent days, weeks and even months creating a stunning blog with nice graphics and good content but then you realise no one look at your blog! A blog is just like any other websites. Of course sometimes people stumble upon it but that is not enough. You need to have strategies to promote it. Below are a few key strategies:

1. Optimise Your Blog For Google

  • Use a plugin called All In One SEO Pack to add title, description and keywords to your blog, pages and blog posts.
  • Change the permalink setting of your blog post so that your blog post title is included in the url, instead of a number. For example, the url for this blog post is http://www.ketsangtai.com/promote-blog-increase-visitors/.
  • Link your posts to other posts in your blog and also to other popular websites

2. Social Media

  • Sign up to 10-20 social media sites and use ping.fm to post your latest blog posts to all these sites.
  • Participate in conversation in social media and use your blog post to answer questions.
  • Ask your social media friends to comment on your posts. More comments = higher google ranking

3. Social Bookmarking

  • I use a service called Onlywire to send my new blog posts to various social bookmarking sites.
  • Make sure you use appropriate keywords or tag for your bookmarks.

4. Cross Promotion

  • Build relationship with other bloggers and cross promote your blog posts.

5. Utilise your contacts and leads

  • If you have a good blog post which gives good value, send it to your leads or contacts. Don’t forget to ask them to comment.
  • You can do the same if you have a facebook group or fan page.
  • If you tweet about your blog post, ask people to retweet it.

6. Post good content at regular basis

  • Content is king. The more content you have on your blog, the more google likes you.

7. Blog Communities

This list is by no mean comprehensive but it is a good starting point. If you like this article, please comment, share and tweet.

If you are new to blogging and need advice on building your first blog, check out my blogging tutorial at my YouTube channel.

To Your Success,

Ket-Sang Tai

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  • Excellent post! I have taken away a few key ideas to start implementing. I am going to have to look more into using ping.fm, submitting to social bookmark sites differently than I have been, and submitting my blog to blogging sites. These are all fantastic ideas! Thanks so much!

  • Great! Nice list of resources. After all, just because you have a website doesn't mean people will see it… 😉

  • Wow, Ket.. This is a great post with some great resources ! I've used all in one seo, ping.fm, onlywire but i've never done anything with any of the blogging communities. I've actually never even heard of them. Thanks for the tips!

    -Adam

  • lizh

    Thats a great post,especially for people starting out there own blog…great resources.
    Love your work,
    Capt.liz

  • aleciastringer

    Great content! Tips on what to take action right away.

    Keep it coming,
    Alecia

  • Hey Doc. This is a great starting point for newbie Internet Marketers because your blog is the “HUB” of your online existence. I ONLY use Ping.fm to post to all media outlets. It is fantastic!I posted an article about the six keys to success on my blog that I would like if you could check it out and give me some feedback on it as well. To your success! Seth Larrabee

  • Very nice post. Thanks for your insights.
    🙂

  • Great insights as always Ket! Let's cross promote… that's a cool idea.

  • Hey Ket-Sang, Really nice article with really good tip ts to get started on generating interest and traffice to a blog. I am about to start a blog, so will defo be coming back to pick up further tips and golden nuggets of advice. Best, Lavinia,

  • splim

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Thank you very much for the informative post!!!
    To Our Massive Success
    Diane L Fisher

  • Thanks for all the Great Info. I always enjoy taking away some new tidbits.

  • Awesome, Awesome article! It's hard to find good relevant information but I've found some here! I am bookmarking this post for future reference! I've found it hard to promote my blog and drive traffic to my blog as well, but now with these tips I think I will find those tasks a bit easier. Thanks a ton!!

  • I really enjoyed reading your article. You have some great tips. There are so many ideas out there on how to promote your blog. You have it laid out in just a few steps. This article will provide help for lots of readers.

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  • akuchey

    Thank for the great info.I want to learn something here espc. in promoting my blog.

  • samark

    Nice tips for how we can promote our blogs and increase visitors.

  • Hi Ket-Sang.

    Nice timely post. On my agenda today is to submit my blog to blog communities. It's amazing how when your looking to do something, things regarding that topic turn up.

    I like the cross blog promoting idea as well. I hope we will be able to cross promote in the near future.

    I would also like to add getting backlinks to your blog, especially from high authority sites. This can add some crazy link 'juice to a site'.

    All the best
    Dwayne

  • kstai

    Thanks for your comment Dwayne

  • kstai

    Thanks for your comment Dwayne

  • eirefitz

    Great info, thanks for the post. I look forward to taking some of your keys and putting them into play!
    Cheers!

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  • Tony Franks-Buckley

    Thanks for your help was very very helpful

  • Ricky

    Thank you for the info!

  • Hi Ket-Sang, goos post you have! 
    I can add that using good RSS feed with newsletter to existing customers. 
    All the best!

  • Tech Galaxy

    Very interesting,Ket-Sang! As a member of the Tech Galaxy Team, I am very happy to see this site and will promote it with all my fellow colleagues. This is John Smith, Asst. Member of Tech Galaxy.

  • ram

    thanx for the great ideas for bloggers..appreciated.

  • Telecolumnist

    fantastic food for thought for any new serious blogger. Effortless way to explain complex things is a Fantastic Bloggers sign and hence comprehend things to make sure your readers understand and hence grasp your effort completly.

  • Xueenho

    like it. 

  • Sami_faizullah

    Thanks for this!

  • Pratikgohel13

    Hi Ket-Sang,

    what an excellent advise given by u friend…

    thank u …thank u very very much
    i am new blogger and your advise is very helpful to me.

    give me some more advise so i can do my blog popular.

    thank u

  • giood

  • promoting a blog is really challenging but this post really can help

  • Surendra Man Dangol

    good post…thanks..

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  • Nice post. Thanks for sharing. Many times we spend so much time writing a good post that we forget to pay attention to its promotion. Anyways following most of the above tricks. Thanks !!

  • Thanks Ket. One of the best overviews of the various options I’ve seen. A great starting point for me.

  • Aim2012

    All people has same promotion stories link copy and paste. and just promoting their own blog for nothing.

  • Rk

    nice, very useful post .. thanks for sharing .. 🙂

  • Thanks for this tips. I am really searching this type of tips. Hope your tips will help me to promote my blog.

  • All these ideas do work to some degree, but there are many other ways to get traffic. Thanks for sharing

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