10 Ways To Promote Your Next Blog Post

You publish that awesome piece of content. If you don’t promote it properly, no one reads it.

It’ll be stacked above 4 million blog posts written every single day.

In order to get your voice heard in the world of noise, and to grow your blog traffic, you need to promote your content effectively and cut through the noise.

Or else, you’re doing a disservice for not letting people discover your awesome content.

In this post, I’ll be presenting you some blog promotional strategies that you need to execute right after publishing your new blog post.

1. Make your content easily promotable

First things first.

You need to make sure that all the posts you publish are easily promotable.

Here are some formats of blog posts that you can easily promote:

  1. List posts
  2. Case studies
  3. Ultimate guides

In these blog posts, make sure you include lots of statistics, researches, facts, and also make sure that the blog post delivers true value to your target audience.

Before writing any blog post, take a look at some of the highly shared content in that topic, and try to analyze what made them go viral.

You can also consider adding these elements in the blog post to make it more promotable

  1. Feature other’s stories, case studies and research work.
  2. Giveaway some freebies to your readers in turn for sharing your post using WordPress social locker plugins.
  3. Ask people to share your content on social media at the end of your blog post as a call to action.
  4. Have social sharing buttons on your website. You can make use of plugins like Social Snap or Social Pug for this.
  5. Have click to tweet buttons embedded in your blog posts.

The moment you have all these elements in your blog post, it’ll become very easy for you to promote your blog post. And, your blog post visitors also find it easy and worthwhile to share your blog post.

2. Add internal links

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What’s the best way to drive traffic to your newly published blog posts?

It is to mention and link to your new post from your old popular blog posts.

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For this, you need to head over to Google Analytics > Behavior > All pages.

In here, find out the top traffic-driving pages on your site.

Head over to those pages, and find or create context in which you can internally link to your new blog post.

With this strategy in place, you attract lots of traffic to your new blog post by people visiting your top pages.

This strategy has great advantages when it comes to SEO too. When your newly published blog post gets lots of internal links, it increases the crawlability of your new post and thus blog post indexation will be faster.

It also helps Google quickly determine the topical relevance of your latest blog post and helps it determine for what keywords it needs to rank your article.

So, the next time, whenever you publish a new blog post, just head over to your old blog posts and add internal links to the new one. It’s very crucial for on-page SEO too.

3. Send a broadcast to your subscribers

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I know it sounds simple when I say that you need to send email newsletters every time you publish a new blog post.

Yet, many people forget this.

You see, the traffic you drive on the day of publishing your new blog post is very important. It helps Google to analyze the kind of user interaction you’re getting on your site and rank accordingly.

You also need to consider growing your Facebook Messenger subscribers. According to many reports, the chatbot messages have an open rate of 80% and click thru rate of 13% which is quite astounding.

That means, if you have 10,000 Messenger subscribers, from a single broadcast you can get 1,300 to your new blog post. That’s quite a big number.

You may want to also consider building push notification subscribers using great free services like OneSignal. This allows your visitors to subscribe for the browser notifications. You can send them new post notifications right to their browser.

4. Resend the broadcast to non-openers

In case of email marketing, there’ll be people who don’t open your emails. Or, your emails may have landed in the spam box for them.

To combat this, once you send your initial email, wait for 3 days. Then again resend your campaign to all the non-openers of your initial email to make sure that they open. This time, you need to consider adding a more intriguing subject line that makes them open.

You’ll be often surprised by the number of additional people who open your email the next time.

According to a SendPulse’s case study, sending emails to non-openers increased overall open rates by 47%. That’s a good increase!

5. Send emails to whom you’ve featured

In one of the previous sections of this blog post, I suggested you to feature some great influencers in your space, include their case studies, stories, so on.

Now after you publish your blog post, make a list of people whom you’ve featured in your blog post and reach out to them that they’ve been featured.

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To often make this outreach effective, you may try to include social sharing buttons right in the email so that influencers may find easy to share your awesome content with their audience. To get a clear idea, you may want to read this article on blogger outreach by BloggingX.

The influencers you feature often have more social media followings than yours. It leads to more shares and traffic than you could ever bring.

6. Share it on social media

The moment you publish any new blog post, you need to consider sharing it on social media sites like:

  1. Facebook page
  2. Facebook profile
  3. Facebook groups
  4. Twitter
  5. Pinterest
  6. Instagram
  7. LinkedIn

It has great benefits like brand awareness, SEO, relevant traffic etc.

You may also need to make use of social media scheduling tools like Hootsuite or Planable to schedule the promotion of your blog post.

The moment you publish any of your new blog post:

  1. Share it right away
  2. Share it after a week
  3. Share it after a month
  4. Share it every 3 months after on.

Like this, using the social media tools to regularly promote your new blog posts is very important to attract your audience who hangout on these platforms.

You may also know that the social shares or signals is also a major Google ranking factor. Google takes a look at the social shares your content has got while ranking it for specific keywords.

Read: How I Got 103 Shares and 42 Comments When I Had Zero Traffic

In addition to this, it’s very essential to include social media share buttons in prominent places of your blog like:

  1. Sidebar
  2. End of the blog post
  3. Beginning of the blog post (optional)

You may also need to read awesome guide by Adam, on how to encourage social sharing on your site.

7. Share on content aggregator platforms

You can consider sharing your content on content aggregator platforms like AllTop, GrowthHackers, BlogEngage, Triberr, etc.

These platforms allow publishers to share their awesome content on the platform and help that content get more eyeballs.

If your blog is new, you can’t afford to miss these platforms to get a headstart for your blog traffic.

There will be also niche specific content aggregator platforms.

In some of these channels, you need to work on building your profile by engaging with other community members, commenting on other posts, and so on.

8. Find influencers who will love your content

You need to remember sharing your content with other niche influencers.

You can reach out to people who’ve shared similar content previously on social media.

For this, you can make use of tools like NinjaOutreach or BuzzSumo.

In either of these tools, you just need to enter your target keyword.

blog influencers

Here you’ll get to know the people who shared a specific content previously on social media. You also get to know about their Twitter followers.

You just need to make a list of people who likely share your content on social media and reach out to them.

If they’ve shared similar content on social media previously, chances of them sharing your content will also be higher.

9. Repurpose content

I often advise people to follow an omnichannel approach when promoting content.

But to follow this approach, you need to have an endless stream of content.

Right? Not quite right.

You need to consider repurposing your blog content so as to tailor it to different channels for promotion.

  • Repurpose your blog content to YouTube videos and publish on YouTube
  • Create podcasts out of those videos or the blog posts
  • Create slides out of your blog post outlines and upload them to SlideShare
  • Repurpose parts of your blog posts as Quora answers or your Facebook group posts
  • Create infographics out of your blog posts and submit to infographic directories and publish Guestographics

Like this, you can leverage the content that is already published on your site, create various content formats out of it and get traffic to your site.

10. Comment on a few high traffic blogs

Whenever you publish new blog posts on your blog, make it a habit to leave insightful comments on other popular blogs.

You can find blogs to comment, using the search query – niche “leave a comment”.

This will return you all the blogs in your niche that are accepting comments from the readers.

Again, the goal here is not to build backlinks as the comment backlinks are no-follow.

The goal here is to build a connection with the blog owners and also to make people of other blogs aware of your brand. Your comment needs to be really insightful and well-thought. Or else, you may end up hurting yourself instead of helping.

Wrapping up

These are some of the best ways to promote your blog posts, after you publish them. You need to get your voice heard by as many people as possible to get a loyal audience for your blog.

You can mix ‘n match the above strategies, to come up your own creative promotional strategy.

So what about you?

What are your favorite blog promotional strategies? Let me know in the comments below. I’ll jump right in!

Akshay Hallur is the founder of BloggingX, InfoSparkle, and many other online ventures. He is a professional blogger, digital marketer, and a trainer.
His blog BloggingX (previously GoBloggingTips) helps aspiring bloggers and businesses to leverage the power of the internet and content marketing to spread their brand message.

33 thoughts on “10 Ways To Promote Your Next Blog Post”

  1. I’ve always wondered how internal links help in promoting a blog post and you definitely explained it with a few sentences, thanks. And tip number 7 is something new to me, I’ll definitely find more websites that can feature my posts.

  2. Hi Akshay,
    As it says, if you spend 20% of your time to create contents, you need to spend 80% time to promote them.
    The ways you’ve shared in this post are nice.
    Beginner bloggers often find it overwhelming to promote blog posts. So, it’ll be good to start with a few promoting channels in the beginning.
    However, thanks for sharing your valuable thoughts.

  3. Is there a specific way you recommend using your blog post as a Quora answer? Like maybe post a short paragraph answering the question then link to your blog post at the bottom? I’ve never done anything on Quora but I’ve heard about it.
    Thanks!

    • Yes, do it exactly like that, Melissa. But the answer doesn’t need to be short on Quora – take as much space as you like to thoroughly answer the question.

      Thanks for your question and comment!
      Sue

  4. Hello Akshay, I’ve always wondered how internal links help in promoting a blog post and you definitely explained it with a few sentences, thanks. And tip number 7 is something new to me,

  5. Hey Akshay, the post is fantabulous. I have implemented these techniques and have found better traffic on my latest blog as compared to the previous one.

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful article Akshay, waiting for the next one & yeah keep up the good work.

  6. I love blogging and through the content I came to know about its promotion.Very nice tips. I really liked reading the article you wrote. Thank you very much for expressing an article in front of us
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  7. Hi! Akshay Hallur

    I was following the rule no. 6 and was sharing the post on social media BUT only when I used to post a new blog. I never thought to post it again after a week or share it even every 3 months after on. That is something I was missing in my social media sharing part.

    Thanks for this tip mate. Loved your article.
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  8. These are some of the best ways to promote your blog posts, after you publish them. You need to get your voice heard by as many people as possible to get a loyal audience for your blog.

  9. Hi akshay ,
    I must say these tips about blog post promotion looks quite practical and effective and i appreciate your efforts in writing this article and sharing it with us..thank you keep sharing.. 🙂

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