What are the best ways to promote your blog? Well, I asked some top bloggers for their best blog promotion tips and want to share them with you here.
Adam Connell, Founder of Blogging Wizard
Leverage the influencers of others in your niche: there are bloggers in your niche that have direct influence over your target audience. You can leverage that influence to grow your own blog but the great thing is that this all starts with helping.
Focus on developing relationships with key bloggers; engage with them via social media, promote their content, write an awesome guest post for them, link out to it and most importantly – let them know about it.
When you publish a blog post that says awesome stuff about someone, they will be more inclined to share it because it’s a validation of their authority.
Lynn Terry, Professional Blogger at ClickNewz!
If you have an audience, you can monetize it – period.
Repeat visitors (a readership) are most valuable, so focus on list building and social media – and making strong connections through conversations and responses!
Adrienne Smith, Blogging Consultant at Adrienne Smith
By leaving genuine comments on blogs within your niche you can easily grab the attention of their readers.
People will naturally become curious when they start seeing you everywhere they turn and eventually want to visit your blog.
M. Shannon Hernandez, Content Strategist, Copywriter, Speaker & Trainer, Author of The Writing Whisperer
The number one tip I offer is to be yourself. If you try to be someone you are not, your audience will see it immediately.
Share some personal stuff once in a while—people connect with people. Be human!
If you have a distinct personality and voice in your writing, people will keep coming back for more, because you will build a relationship with them from the other side of the computer.
Josh Coffy, Blogger & Marketer at Flight Media
Pick a social network and master it. When you try to master multiple at once, you spread yourself too thin, see little results and get burnt out.
Personally, I chose Twitter because it allows for high-frequency posting & I can increase the amount of followers I have by connecting with more people every day.
Using this method, I've amassed roughly 36,000 followers in the last month–making Twitter my largest social avenue for traffic. (Now, on to Instagram!)
Jonathan Milligan, ProBlogger at Blogging Your Passion
My favorite blog promotion tip is to interview other successful people in your niche.
This can be done with a blog post, but my favorite at the moment is by doing podcast interviews.
On the day your interview goes live, the person you've interviewed will share your blog with their audience.
Kerry Russell, Strategic Blogger at The Strategic Blogger
Good old ethical networking on social media sites, active niche related forums, popular groups and communities.
Jessica Knapp, Editor and Blogger at Blogging Basics 101
If you’re writing guest posts the right way, then they can they build your authority, earn natural, high-quality inbound links, and drive traffic back to your blog. If you’re accepting them, you build credibility in the eyes of your readers because readers, according to surveys, rate multi-author blogs as more authoritative. Overall, the news is good: Guest blogging isn’t dead at all. You just have to do it the right way, whether you’re writing guest posts for other blogs or accepting guest posts for your own blog.
I wanted to add Kim's great resource on 101 Ways To Promote Your Next Blog Post.
What's your favorite way to promote your blog? We all want to know!