Promoting a Blog

Discussion in 'Website Promotion' started by netjobs, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. netjobs

    netjobs Member

    We all knew pinging Blog is pretty much important everytime and what else you people does for promoting a Blog? ok its just like promoting a website.. any other tips especially for blogs...
     
  2. cyberchick

    cyberchick New Member

    Linking to other Blogs might help your web exposure. And subscibing to feeds plus posting in del.icio.us
    I have only just discovered these...how slow am I or what? So I'm still working on details and learning the actual workings.
    My question is whether you guys use the free version of wordpress and with which hosting account/company or the 2.0 or another one altogheter[​IMG]
     
  3. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    CPanel has an option to automatically install a Wordpress blog, most reputed hosting companies offer it for free
     
  4. cyberchick

    cyberchick New Member

    Hey PC thanks
    Sorry for the late reply. When you wrote that most reputed companies offer it for free do you mean the integration of WP?
     
  5. mtsouth

    mtsouth New Member

    Hit some of the social bookmark sites with each post you make. This will help get some traffic going and maybe some repeat visitors. Also, look for like blogs and post comments, including your URL where appropriate. Don't spam. Forums similar to your site are also good places as you can advertise with your signature.
     
  6. WebGuru

    WebGuru New Member

    Sure that might be the case. Social bookmarking is a good way to get traffic to your site. Its alot on differnet ways of getting traffic. It also take alot of hard and effort. Its takes time but it worth it in the long run.
     
  7. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    They offer a one click installation option from their control panel
     
  8. cambrianne

    cambrianne New Member

    I am new to this, and therefore need help. I have just started a blog, and would like to know how to increase traffic to my blog. Some of you have mentioned
    - PING
    - Social Bookmark site
    - Feeds
    - del.icio.us
    What does the above do, and how does it work? How do I install them or use them?

    Are there any other methods as well?
     
  9. cherie27

    cherie27 New Member

    cambrianne: - PING
    - Social Bookmark site
    - Feeds
    - del.icio.us

    Definition

    Ping - notifies a server that your blog content has been updated

    Social bookmark site - Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata.

    Feeds - news feed) is a data format used for providing users with frequently updated content.

    del.icio.us - social bookmarking site
     
  10. cupbucket

    cupbucket New Member

    pretty much the same way you do with any other site. It is really important to have a blog that keeps visitors coming back. If someone is impressed by your blog they will likely tell others and that may be the best advertising you can have!
     
  11. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    Some search engines prefer blogs to other types of websites
     
  12. De La Mente

    De La Mente New Member

    Marketing a blog is easy when you know how. Basically you need to get your blog seen. You don't want any ole traffic. The key is to get returning visitors and a lot of page views. This can be done in several ways. 1.) Before anything you need good, unique, and well organized content. People don't read just anything these days. They need lead ends, bulleted paragraphs, and bold words. You also need to good keyword phrases. Not the ones that bring the most hits, but the unique ones, so there is less competition and your links won't get drowned out by competitors in search engines. 2.) Find related web blogs with similar information. Shoot them an email and request to affiliate link. You d be surprised by how successful this is [​IMG] .. It's also a good way to get your page rank up. 3.)Take the permalinks of your Best blog posts and submit them to sites like Digg, BuzzFlash, and Reddit. If your blog gets a glimpse of the front page of popurl.com, where the most popular links from Digg, Reddit, Mixx, etc. are compiled on one page, you can expect 1-2,000 unique hits. 4.) I also use Facebook and Myspace to advertise to my offline friends. Your friends are faithful. They'll click. 5.) Trackbacks and comments are pretty useful to. Post on similar blogs and leave a link. Don't spam, leave intelligent comments that they'll like and appreciate. Otherwise you're wasting yours and their time. Give them a reason to follow your links. I get a lot of hits from trackbacks, if you write good posts, people will often post your stuff on their site and leave a link back to their source. That's as easy as it gets.
     
  13. herwindz

    herwindz New Member

    could you tell how to add a del.icio.us button on each of my article, so when my visitor read and like it they can click it.
     
  14. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

  15. yommys01

    yommys01 New Member

    I have tried Digg , Seachles , Reddit and humsurfer and they get some decent traffic but I have yet to try del.icio.us will be glad if some one here can explain how it works and how to go about it to me
     
  16. rcarney6

    rcarney6 New Member

    So, how do you PING your blog?
     
  17. Lori G

    Lori G New Member

    rcarney6: So, how do you PING your blog?

    Some blogs will do it automatically whenever you post. Or, you can go to places like pingoat and they will "ping" it for you.

    Lori
     
  18. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    yommys01: I have tried Digg , Seachles , Reddit and humsurfer and they get some decent traffic but I have yet to try del.icio.us will be glad if some one here can explain how it works and how to go about it to me


    Hi yommys01,

    Since you've used Digg, it will be straight forward to learn how to use del.icio.us as it is quite similar.

    ~Newbie Shield~
     
  19. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    rcarney6: So, how do you PING your blog?

    Hi rcarney6,

    Most blogs can be or are set to do so each time you add a new entry. Just look in your blog control panel or read the FAQs.

    ~Newbie Shield~
     
  20. Mark_Worthen

    Mark_Worthen New Member

    In addition to the many excellent suggestions others have added, here are a couple more:

    1) I don't think we can do this on this forum (Vishal - If you read this, let us know! [​IMG] ) but on many forums you can start or join a "Blog Buzz" thread. Here's the way I like to set them up:

    [Remember - This is simply an example. This is NOT a "Blog Buzz" thread itself.]

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    Begin Suggested Blog Buzz Instructions
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    a) Visit two of the blogs listed in the thread and help those blogs by doing two of any of the following, listed in order of helpfulness from most helpful to least helpful (my rough estimates).

    i) Create a blog post on your own blog in which you say something nice (and genuine) about the other person's blog. Use the name of the blog or the blog's primary keyword when you link to it.

    ii) Add their blog to Del.icio.us - Use the blogs primary keyword (if you know it) in the tags and write a nice note about it.

    iii) Stumble it - Another social bookmarking site.

    iv) If they have a newsworthy post, Digg it and, again, add a nice comment.

    v) Comment on one of their posts. Of course, say something complimentary!

    With all of the above only do it if it's genuine.

    After you help out two other members, then, and only then, add the name of your blog and a link to it.
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    End Suggested Blog Buzz Instructions
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    2) Submit your blog to directories. Search Google for "blog directories" and "home business directories" and "network marketing directories" -- whatever fits for your blog's subject matter.

    3) If you have a self-hosted Wordpress blog, use one of the SEO plugins. Look through the Wordpress Plugins site.

    All the Best,

    Mark
     

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