What’s your blog promotion strategy?
Since the time, Google cracked down on guest blogging and banned a few sites like myblogguest.com, guest blogging has taken a hit. In fact I too used to get a lot of guest blogging requests, which suddenly died down.
But the good thing about this is the fact that people who were into guest blogging with the sole purpose of getting a quality backlink, is now getting filtered out and only the ones who are genuinely interested in finding a newer audience for their voice are the ones who are still continuing to do it.
Yaro Starak in his Blog Profit Blueprint 2.0, discusses about guest blogging and how it is one the best blog promotion strategy amongst a few others, for 2016 and onwards.
If you thought, guest blogging is dead then you would want to think again. But if you were one amongst those who felt that guest blogging has just become even more stronger then you are thinking right.
Most of the posts in this week’s roundup are on blog promotion and there are some nice strategies that are being discussed in some of these posts.
A Better Blog Promotion Strategy
Blog promotion can span a variety of to-dos, immediately after a post is published. Some of these might be posting about it on social media sites, blogger outreach and getting visibility for your content from sites like medium and inbound.org.
But there is more to it that these and you will discover some of them in these posts.
4 Comment Moderation Tools for Bloggers
Commenting has always been an integral part of blogging. In fact blogging was considered a medium of interaction and this interaction usually took place through commenting.
Off late blogs have started disabling commenting and some like Copyblogger even moved to Google + to manage their comments. This might seem like a good move if most of your interactions are taking place at Google plus.
But I still feel that the best place for an interaction is at the point where the conversation is taking place. And so, I think commenting is something that should stay at your blog and not elsewhere.
This post on the different comment moderation tools will help you with managing commenting on your blogs and at the same time using commenting as part of your blog promotion strategy.
Are you struggling to manage the comments on your blog?
Looking for a tool to help?
The right tool can make managing comments easier and faster, allowing you to focus on creating great content that sparks conversation.
In this article, you’ll discover four tools to help you moderate blog comments more effectively.
Discover four comment moderation tools for bloggers.
Disqus is one of the most well-known and most-used commenting tools available today. It offers a feature-rich commenting system that’s designed to encourage engagement, while making it easy to moderate and analyze the comments.
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10 Ways to Get Comments On Your Blog Every Time
Do you really need comments on your blog?
We just discussed about the relevance of comments and how comments are a way of interacting and engaging with your readers.
But as a blogger, comments has even more relevance to you. It tells you that your readers are enjoying the content you are producing and that your content is being read. And the satisfaction that you get when you realize that your voice is reaching the intended audience is second to nothing.
In a way, it is one proof that your blog promotion strategy is working.
It is here that it becomes important to invite comments on your blog and this posts talks about 10 different ways to get comments on your blogs.
During Content Marketing World last week, I had the great honor of being able to have conversations with some really smart people about the state of blogging.
EVERYONE is talking about how comments are dead, no one shares anything anymore, and readership continues to decline.
We’re all talking about how we need to reach new audiences, but there isn’t a great way to do it.
Sure, Facebook sponsored posts work to some degree, as does other types of advertising, but what are we all to do?
As it turns out, there are types of content you can create that still get lots of shares and comments…as was evidenced by the 10 year anniversary blog post that ran yesterday.
NEVER SAY NEVER: Do You Always Have to Follow Writing “Rules” to Be a Successful Blogger?
Yes! indeed. Writing has rules and writers are governed by these rules. But as a blogger, do you really need to follow these rules?
I still remember. Long back I was reading this nice post on one of the blogs that was as new as mine. The article was on the usage of grammar in blog posts and the author in his classic style put it nicely across as to how irrelevant grammar can be, if you are able to voice your opinion in an easily understandable language and it can clearly be understood by your intended audience.
8 years later, the blogger still exists and is a brand name in his niche.
This excellent post at Problogger touches a similar topic and the argument cannot be more interesting as in this post.
“Never,” exhorts George Orwell in his prolific essay Politics and the English Language, “use a long word where a short word will do.”
This etymological edict claims many adherents, and who amongst us has not wrestled with that great literary conundrum of word choice? Whether you blog, pen fiction, nonfiction or anything at all, finding the right words and writing style is essential. But how to do it? And are these rules written in stone?
William Faulkner might have said no, especially in light of an exchange he once shared with Ernest Hemingway. Their relationship was freighted at turns with rivalry and respect, and some believe Faulkner intended no malice when he said pointedly of his fellow Nobel Prize winner: “he has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.”
How to Promote Your Blog Posts: 101+ Actionable Ideas – MARKINBLOG
What’s the first thing you do after you publish your blog post?
Take a sigh of relief and shutdown your computer?
You are then, missing out on the most effective couple of hours in your blog promotion plan. If you are not spending the immediate next 2 hours in promoting your blog post, then you are responsible for the post going stale.
Sell it when it is Fresh. I have heard a fruit seller teaching his young son to sell. And this is as relevant in blogging as it is in selling fruits.
If you are not selling it fresh, then you are trying to sell stale content and your might not get any buyers. This post has an excellent list of 101 + actionable ideas to promote your blog.
Here’s the brutal truth:
There are way too many people in online marketing today that think “great content” is enough to get traffic to your blog.
If only it were that easy…
If you’re serious about your blog you have to put lots of hard work in order to get things started.
So, I’ve decided to compile a list of 101+ actionable ideas you can use to promote your blog posts and drive waves of traffic to your site.
Truth be told, if you implement only 30% of the tips in this blog post, you can easily grow your blog from 0 to 1,000-50,000 visitors/month.
I’d like to give you a special gift…
Why Blog Post Titles Are All About You
Enough has been said about how important blog post titles are. The biggest living proof is Buzzfeed. The website has only thrived and survived on catchy headlines.
Can you think of an instance where you clicked on a post in your Facebook news feed which took you to Buzzfeed, only because you liked the image on the post?
I am sure you cannot…
For Buzzfeed, images were never relevant. But headlines were, and their headlines create inquisitiveness and curiosity.
So does it mean that all blog post titles need to create inquisitiveness and curiosity? Partially yes. Because only then you will be able to attract your readers to start reading the post.
But there is more to blog post titles than just creating curiosity. This post at John Chow’s blog discussed this in detail..
What is your blogging process? For most people, it starts with coming up with an idea for a blog post, refining the idea until they feel it’s a good one, coming up with a post title (at least a tentative one), and then writing the blog post itself. Some people decide on the title for their blog posts after they’ve completed writing the post itself.
The Blogger’s Guide To Landing Page Optimization: Best Practice Tips To Get You Started
What has a blog got to do with a landing page? If this is your question too, then it is time that you seriously think about your blogging strategy.
Landing pages are not just relevant when you sell something. In fact it is one of the best ways to promote yourself and your blog.
So if you still do not have a landing page, then create on today. You can use Thrive Content Builder to create beautiful landing pages without any designing skills.
But if you already have one, then you might want to check if it is optimized. And if you are looking to optimize your landing page, then this guide is all that you need.
Starting a new blog is so dang exciting. You have endless themes to choose from, social sharing buttons to decide on and oh, the fun of writing your very first blog post.
But when the excitement wears down, you start to become aware of all the new terminology blogging opens up. You read about favicons, plugins, hyperlinks and long-tail keywords.
It’s a lot to take in.
And now, you’ve been hearing about landing pages. Do bloggers need to know about landing pages?
If you’re wondering what landing pages are and how to use them effectively on your site, I’m sure it’s been tough to find that information online.
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8 Success Tips For Writing a Guest Blog Post
Guest blogging is one of the most effective blog promotion strategy that I recommend to anyone. And if you are able to publish 2 or, 3 guest posts at a high profile blog, then your blog could become and overnight success.
But the question is, how would you land an opportunity to write for a high profile blog.
Nikki Woods writes about some easy tips to writing effective guest posts, in this post at her blog at nikkiwoodsmedia.com
Sometimes we have more invitations than we know what to do with. But every once in a while there’s an event we’d love to be part of and have to work extra hard to be placed on the guest list.
If you’re a blogger how do you get the chance to share your info on a hot site? Here are some helpful ways for writing a guest blog post.
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It’s Over to You Now
Were you able to frame a blog promotion strategy for yourself after reading some of these posts? I hope you did.
Writing good content is not enough anymore. Promoting it is as important as churning out these valuables pieces of content. I still remember one of my scout leaders telling,
“You don’t lose because you cannot win. You lose because you cannot play your bugle after your win”.
It is true.
So go ahead and put together a blog promotion strategy for your blog and let me know in case you need any help.
Don’t forget to comment and tell me your thoughts about this week link roundup.