Last updated on April 2nd, 2014 at 11:28 pm
Hello! Welcome to the eighth part of the Blogging Tutorial Series by KJRocker.com. If you want to attract maximum traffic to your blog, here’s the right place to learn. In this part of the series, you will learn about the basic promotion strategies for your blog.
Writing content alone is not enough to attract traffic to your blog. You need to promote your blog as well. Without a constant effort in promoting your blog, you won’t be able to build your audience and grow your blog traffic. You already know about numerous methods of traffic building for your blog. But, to tell you the truth, there are only several core strategies that you need to apply to your blog in order to bring you the best result. Here are 5 basic promotion strategies that will never fail to bring consistent traffic to your blog:
1. Guest Posting
This is the best way to bring new readers to your blog. With guest posting, you are writing content for other blogs that are relevant with your blog. You will submit your content to popular blogs and expect them to publish it. You will leave your resource box in your content, which will lead people to visit your blog after reading your guest post. This is a win-win solution for you and the host blog. You will get traffic to your blog for free, and your host blog will get new content for free. If there’s only one promotion strategy that you want to apply for your blog, it is guest posting. Another great way is to send goodies to other fellow bloggers and trust me that always works.
2. Video Promotion
Your blog should exist on YouTube. You need to create your own YouTube channel and publish regular videos to it. Remember that YouTube is the largest video sharing website on the internet, and many blogs are having millions of new visitors thanks to YouTube. This is a traffic gem for your blog. If you don’t use it, you’ll never get the benefit of it. Video promotion is one of the best ways to make your blog go viral quickly. What you need to do is just to publish informative and entertaining videos to YouTube regularly. You can even embed your videos to your blog posts if they are relevant enough. How ever its purpose should n`t be only getting back links but should provide some useful information to the readers.
3. On-Page And Off-Page SEO
When you apply on-page and off-page SEO, you will be able to optimize your blog for the search engine, which means you will increase the chance for your blog to get more organic traffic coming. On-page SEO is about optimizing the elements within your blog for SEO, such as your title, images, content, headings, links, and so on. Off-page SEO is about giving outside support for your blog in order to gain prominent ranking in the search engine, such as by doing link building. Make sure you have SEO Plugin WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast installed on your blog.
4. List Building
List building will allow your blog to keep the loyal readers glued to your blog and make them come to your blog again and again. You know, many people are losing their traffic because they can’t keep it. By creating a mailing list in your blog, you can ask people to enter their email address in exchange for something valuable. Then, you can send follow-up emails that will attract them to come back to your blog. You can even promote your products to your list and earn more money from your blog.
5. Social Media
Search engines are giving more importance for social media in their ranking algorithm. Due to its heavy user base, social media is growing fast on the internet. It’s a great place for you to promote your blog content, connect with your audience, and make your blog popular. This is your holy grail of content marketing. By establishing your presence in social media, you will be able to network with your audience and create buzz related to your blog, which will likely go viral in a short amount of time.
Those are the basic blog promotion strategies that you should focus on. There are still many more tactics that you can apply to attract more traffic to your blog, but those are enough for you to attract good amount of traffic that will let you to earn good profit from your blog.
In the next part of the series, you will learn about how to build your blog brand and increase your blog popularity. We’re getting closer to the end of the series.
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