This is What You Need to Know to Get More Traffic from Content Syndication Sites

By: | June 11, 2016 | Tags: , , , , ,

Content Syndication brings #bloggers traffic #bloggingShortcuts.

That is the answer to the question how to find time to blog and live a quality life.

So many people ask me that question, I published a post offering an explanation.

Different bloggers would answer how they find time to do it “all” in different ways. However, I am sure all their answers would include one commonality. They know shortcuts.

This post is about shortcuts you can take to help you promote your blog by getting your content in front of new readers without writing an additional word. This post is about how to syndicate your content.

Content syndication saves you time and enables you to promote to new readers. The best part is no one will accuse you of spamming even though you will engage in self-promotion.

Consider these comments from readers:

Melinda from PurpleSlobinRecovery asked me recently if I sleep. An understandable question since I work outside the home at a full-time job, have a family, and I publish on my blog five times a week.

Ellen from NotesfromtheUK.com wrote, “I’m still trying to figure out how you find the time.”

I will not deny that blogging is time-consuming. It is extremely time-consuming.

I recently published a post explaining how I created a community of thousands of subscribers within fifteen months of blogging.

Where did I find the time? Shortcuts. One of those shortcuts is content syndication.

What is Content Syndication?

Content syndication is the process of pushing your blog, site, or video content out to another site, either as a full article, snippet, link, or thumbnail.

This post suggests places that allow you to post links to articles or entire articles that you’ve already written.

According to  SearchEngineJournal.com, “Syndicating your content is a great way to earn visibility on other platforms without having to put in any extra hours to write a great article. It’s too easy.

Anything easy will save us time.

Content Syndication Sites

Yahoo Answers

Yahoo Answers is so much fun people report it is addictive.

DrinkCoffeeandProsper.com recommends answering at least five questions a day in order to become an expert.

Step 1: Go to Answers.Yahoo.com. I did not have to sign in, but I already have a Yahoo account. If you are not signed in, you should sign in, so it knows who you are. Anonymous is an option. If you are trying to woo traffic to your blog, don’t pick it.

Step 2: In the search bar at the top, type in your blogging niche or area of specialty. I typed in “blogging”. It doesn’t have to be your blogging niche. Any area in which you consider yourself an expert is fine. I could have just as easily typed in Ancient History, World History, or Broadway Musicals since I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about all those areas.

Step 3: Find a question you know the answer to. Scroll all the way to the bottom. There will be a box where you can type your answer. Click “Submit”. At this point, you will not be able to leave a link in order to self-promote.

Step 4: Once your answer is published, click your name. It will tell you how many points you have earned. Once you have 250 points, you will be at Level 2, and you will be able to leave links to your posts in your answers.

Yahoo Answers is a content syndication site that brings blog traffic #blogging

By looking at the screenshot, you can see that I have 102 points. Since I haven’t yet earned 250, I am still at Level 1. For this reason, I can’t include a link to a post that might contain an answer. When I get to 250 points, I will be able to self-promote at Yahoo Answers.

BlogLovin’

Getting traffic from BlogLovin’ is effortless. All you do is sign up, and then watch the referral traffic pour in on your dashboard.

Step 1: Go to http://www.bloglovin.com/

Step 2: Type your blog’s URL into the search bar.

Step 3: Follow your blog.

Others can now follow, be notified of your articles, and click your links to read more, which, of course, results in traffic for you.

CoPromote Update: CoPromote has folded.

Blogging shouldn’t be done alone. It is easier and quicker when you collaborate. CoPromote helps you find a tribe of people to collaborate with by sharing each other’s links.

Step 1: Go to https://copromote.com/

Step 2: Sign in with your Twitter, Tumblr, or YouTube account.

Step 3: Wait while the site analyzes your account.

Step 4: A list of the articles you’ve published appears. There are choices suggested by CoPromote or you can see all your articles.

Step 5: Scroll down. If you want to “boost” the post, click “boost.”

Step 6: Tag the post.

Step 7: Click “Create Boost.”

For the next week, CoPromote will match your article with social media users who might be interested in sharing it.

Step 8: Choose 5 tags of posts you might be interested in sharing. Options will come up.

Step 9: You will then be given a chance to boost other member’s posts by retweeting them.

When you retweet, you gain points. The more points you gain by retweeting, the more reach your own articles receive.

If you are not happy with the tweets that come up since the topic isn’t in your blogging niche, it is easy to edit your interests. A box appears on the left that gives you the chance to type in other interest choices.

Each time I retweeted an article I thought my followers would like, CoPromote was extending the reach of my article by 4,297 people.

Within just a few minutes, the reach of my post extended to 48,581.

CoPromote site administrators act as cheerleaders of sorts.

CoPromote helps bloggers get blog traffic

Notice they Emailed me to encourage me to share more people’s tweets.

Will Blunt of BloggerSidekick recommended CoPromote.

More Content Syndication Sites

BizSugar

My article 7 Reasons Why BizSugar Will Make You an Awesome Blogger explains the many advantages to using BizSugar to promote your blog. You can post your articles without being called a “spammer,” the site offers valuable resources, and you can strengthen old connections and make new connections with like-minded bloggers.

Inbound.org Update: Inbound is folding.

Neil Patel lists Inbound.org as his #2 source for content syndication.

Related article: 17 Ways Inbound.org Will Make You a Better Blogger

Flipboard

Harsh Agrawal received  3,682 page views from Flipboard in just one day.

Related article: How to Get Swarms of Free Blog Traffic with Flipboard

Quora

Since publishing my article How to Be a Better Blogger with Quora, I discovered additional information.

President Obama uses the site. Also, your answers get published in search engines which make it easier for potential readers to find you.

Consider this comment from a reader, “Quora is really cool. This really could be a boon to my blog!”

ViralContentBuzz UPDATE 2019: Viral Content Buzz is now called “Viral Content Bee.”

At ViralContentBuzz, you are able to promote at five sites at once. What a time-saver that is! ViralContentBuzz allows you to promote to StumbleUpon, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook.

Blogger Will Blunt calls ViralContentBuzz a “cool” place to promote your posts for free.

Related post: 5 Smart Things You Can Do to Be a Better Blog Promoter

Reddit

Like with these other content syndication sites, you are able to post an entire article to one of Reddit’s many subreddits where you will find interested readers and have the potential to get massive blog traffic.

However, unless you are able to find the “right” subreddit, you risk having a disappointing experience. Reddit’s reputation is mixed.

Related post: How to Get the Kind of Blog Traffic You Want with Reddit

Medium

By linking to your blog at a suspenseful part in your post, you can easily woo traffic to your site.

Related posts: Here are the 29 Great Reasons You Should Use Medium to Blog NowThis is How to Write the Best Call to Action That Will Boost Comments and Subscribers (See Tip #2)

Concerns About Content Syndication

A few years ago, Google came out with penalties that caused great fear in SEO-minded bloggers. However, according to Search Engine Marketing News (March 2015), there is no penalty for duplicate content. Jennifer Slegg, the article’s author, insists that a duplicate content penalty is a myth.

Conclusion

In conclusion, how do I have time to do it all?

Easy, shortcuts, and the best part– all of these content syndication sites allow you to self-promote articles you’ve already written for free.

Content syndication is a great way to repurpose old posts, rather than sit on the proverbial shelf and get dusty. Get new value to old posts through content syndication.

Bloggers, please share, so that other bloggers can save time promoting to new potential audiences by syndicating their content.

Have you tried syndicating your content at these places? What is your experience? Can you recommend other sites that allow syndication? Do you know any that pay bloggers to syndicate their articles? I look forward to your views in the comments section.

Related Posts:

Do You Desire Improved Blog Growth? [Blog Directories]

How to Increase Blog Traffic with Content Curation

How to Blog and Easily Have Time to Sleep

Source:

The Complete Guide to Building Your Blog Audience, Chapter 4

  1. Peter

    When it comes to blogging, Every single drop in the ocean counts is roughly equivalent to “Every single visit counts”. Being away from blogging for some time resulted in a drop in traffic stats for my blog.

    In any case, i will make it a point to use every single tip on this post and elsewhere on this blog to promote my blog.

    An important point I want to highlight here: “An understandable question since I work outside the home at a full-time job, have a family, and I publish on my blog five times a week.” You are a superhuman.You have provided me a big boost of inspiration.

  2. Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle

    Thanks Janice, nice work. So much inspiration here to look into all these avenues to expand our reach.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kathleen,
      Thank you for coming by my site yesterday and writing such nice words about my post. I was hoping with 10 choices that there would be enough for people to pick and choose what to focus on, what works for them.
      Janice

  3. John Doe

    You had mentioned clipboard and Reddit before, but thank you for the comprehensive list.

  4. John Doe

    Sorry for the spelling error, Siri heard me say clipboard when I was trying to say flip board.

  5. Sandy KS

    I love Co-Promote and have been pushing friends to sign up. I think a few may have but I don’t know. I know I have seen my twitter followers grow that way. I am trying it out with Instagram now.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sandy,
      Great to see you here! I need to explore CoPromote more than I have. I know it’s retweeting other people’s links for me, and for that I am grateful. I just don’t have the time otherwise. Is that why you love it?
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Andrea,
      Thanks for coming by my blog yesterday. I appreciate your kind words and your stumbling the post. Of all social media sites, I am the most obsessed with StumbleUpon. When it hits, it hits big. I am getting traffic from StumbleUpon today, so thank you!
      Janice

  6. dgkaye

    Great marketing ideas here Janice. I’m bookmarking for when I think I may venture out into more sites to babysit. I really don’t know how anyone could work all these sites, we’d never get work done. 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Debby,
      Great to see you! Regarding how we could work all these sites, I guess it’s like with anything, we pick and choose what works for us and focus those. I like to make people aware of additional options so they can make informed choices.
      Thanks for your support as always. I love running into you at Google+. You are such a strong community member.
      Janice

  7. Mark

    Wow Janice!

    Thanks for sharing so many excellent sources, for generating
    targeted traffic to our blog posts, almost instantly!

    And while the vast majority of these sources are completely new
    to me, thanks to you, I’m currently a subscriber to Quora.

    And copromote definitely looks like I need to be an active subscriber
    there as well!

    I can certainly appreciate how being active on these various platforms,
    leverages our time and marketing efforts!Thanks, you have really
    helped us make a giant leap forward!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mark,
      Great to see you! Because I work outside the home, I am busier than many bloggers. I just don’t have time to retweet people. CoPromote does it for me. After you try it, let me know how you like it. Thanks so much for the visit and the kind words about my post.
      Janice

  8. Carol Cassara

    As usual, a wealth of information in your post. I don’t know how you managed to figure all this out, but it’s to our benefit that you have!

  9. Cathy Lawdanski

    As always, Janice – great information. I had no idea about most of these!

  10. LISA CARPENTER

    Wow! This is fantastic! I’ve been blogging since 2009 and didn’t know self-syndication could be so simple! What a huge help this will be for repurposing my oldies but goodies. Thank you!

  11. Toni McCloe

    This is great information I knew nothing about. I will be using all of you suggestions. Thanks so much.

  12. Sue

    Thanks for always providing great content about blogging Janice. There is so much to learn but I have pinned this so I have a reference.

  13. Rena McDaniel

    Great information as usual, Janice. I didn’t know about half of these and the other half I hadn’t used in forever. I need to take another look. Pinned and tweeted.

  14. Leanne

    I’ve tried a couple of these without great success, but you never know when something is going to work for you until you give it a go. I’ve stumbled and pinned this Janice in case I want to try a few more!

  15. Nicole

    Such a helpful post thank you! I’m trying to increase the traffic to my site (it’s pretty minimal at the moment) so perhaps using some of these suggestions will help. Found your post at Blogger’s Pit Stop

  16. Lee MacArthur

    Thank you for these leads. I’ll have to set a few up this weekend when I have a bit more time to do it. You are awesome Janice. Thanks

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Lee,
      Thank you for writing. Let me know how you enjoy the sites. Thank you for the kind words. I think you are pretty terrific too.
      Janice

  17. Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle

    Congratulations Janice this post was among the most clicked in the Bloggers Pit Stop #28. Be looking for a feature on Friday.
    Kathleen
    Bloggers Pit Stop

  18. Yasar

    Hi Janice,
    Interesting piece of contents.
    While reading the content, I found that the URL that points to purpleslobinrecovery isn’t working.
    Thanks for sharing.

  19. Gaurav Kumar

    Thank you for sharing this detailed article about content syndication sites. I know most of the sites from this list.

    copromote is a new site for me so I will surely give it a try. Keep sharing more helpful content.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Gaurav,
      Thank you for writing me to tell me you enjoyed the article. I’m glad you found one new site to experiment with. Enjoy CoPromote.
      Janice

  20. Techbunch

    hey Janice!

    Thanks for sharing so many excellent sources, for generating targeted traffic to our blog posts, almost instantly! very informative article! I’ll have to look further into several of them!

  21. Apoorv

    I learnt a lot of new strategies here. I was unaware of these things. Sometimes big sites are also not able to deliver quality content like yours. Once they have got good followers, whatever they will write will be liked and shared by their audiences. No matter if the content is same everywhere at other places of internet.

    Your content is really good and influential. Highly appreciated.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Apoorv,
      I’m grateful for your compliments. Much appreciated! Thank you!
      Janice

      • Janice Wald

        I wondered where you found this article as it’s rather old now. I always wonder. Thanks,
        Janice

        • Apoorv

          I don’t know. Somehow I found. You got your new permanent audience. 🙂

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