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10 Ways to Promote and Market your Blog Posts

Mar 19 '16 | By La Afrique Media | Views: 71 | Comments: 0

So you have hit the publish key on your latest blog post.50 Ways to Promote and Market your Blog Posts

The angels are singing, the sun is shining and a torrent of traffic is about to turn up. It is the best article you have ever written and it deserves some attention.

It’s your baby.

You spent time agonizing over the headline, the introduction is a sizzler and the structure is written for web skimming readers.

Nothing happens. The visitors don’t show.

The reality is very different to the imagination that started with a dream of thousands of fanatical readers, advocates and viewers turning up to your web front door. The adage of “build it and they will come” does not work on a web where you are competing with hundreds of millions of websites and over 2 billion internet users who still don’t know you exist.

Dream shattered?

No, it’s just time to roll up the sleeves and build traffic one marketing tactic at a time. It will involve somesocial media marketing, old fashioned blogger networking and also understanding the nuances of Google.

You don’t need to do all of them but just start. Pick three to five marketing methods from this article that catch your attention and work on those.

Here are 50 ways of promoting your articles on your blog.

50 tips to market your blog

Let’s kick this off with some social media marketing tactics.

1. Facebook

On your profile and Facebook page, post as many inspiring statuses that will engage your friends, fans and followers with a link to your published article.

2. Twitter

Post to Twitter straight after publishing your post. The more followers you have on Twitter the better this will work.

3. Google+

Add as many relevant users to your friend’s list so that they can add you back, increasing the chances of receiving more “+1’s” and “shares” from them.

4. Pinterest

Create a large number of boards on your Pinterest profile and pin the images from your blog post,  these will contain the links to your published articles.

Example: 4 Ways to Succeed With Your Pinterest Brand Page

5. Stumbleupon

Networking on Stumbleupon still works and join a “voting” group if you are looking to promote your article on there.

6. Facebook ads

Research prior to setting up your first Ad and create an eye-catching Ad that will draw the people into your newly published article.

7. Scoop.It

Add your published article’s link to a page, as a suggestion, only if you are engaging on that specific page and have a small relationship with the page’s owner.

8. LinkedIn

Create as many connections on this social media site as well as utilizing the ability of adding your newest article to the groups found on LinkedIn.

9. Stumbleupon paid discovery

It is important that you create a visually appealing article with a “catchy” title that will draw the attention of paid stumblers as they stumble away!

10. New threads on forums

This doesn’t exactly involve the direct promotion of the new article’s link but it helps get the signature (Contains the article’s link) in front of more eyes.

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