Did you know being a blogger is trendy?
According to today’s guest author, Vincent Hill, “Blogging is the newest trend nowadays.”
My post 7 Ways Blogging Helps You Better Navigate Life explains you are better at dealing with life than people who live outside of the blogosphere.
According to my guest author, you are trendy as well.
Vincent explains 8 ways you can capitalize on that trend in order to woo visitors to your blog and increase your blog traffic.
Vincent’s tips are not only trendy, he makes them sound downright fun.
Vincent, take it away.
8 Smart Ways to Promote Your Latest Post And Get Traffic
By Vincent Hill
Blogging is the newest trend nowadays for people who spend a decent amount of time on the internet and have a lot of thoughts to share.
A blog site is like your own personal journal with a twist of social media sharing and the occasional “theme” for the website.
Some of us prefer to have a spontaneous theme for our blogs; nevertheless, we follow a certain writing style.
Your main objectives may be to share your thoughts and skills in writing, but it’s always preferable to have a continually growing audience.
Before you start a blog, here are 8 smart ways to help you promote your blog site and get traffic.
- Write controversial content so people need to share.
Controversial content and latest gossip and trends are always the easiest topics to capture the attention of an audience. Keep your blog posts interesting and updated with the latest.
- Link to authoritative blogs so they link back.
Linking your blog posts to bigger and more influential blog sites is a key strategy to increasing your traffic. This means you refer to authoritative and reliable sources. This way, these links will also link back to you.
- Make your content easy to share.
When customizing your blog site and your posts, always make it easy for your audience to share. Add a link to social media sites that they can simply click and it will link to their profiles. This way, your audience can help you build a bigger network with their own networks.
- Link to your other, relevant blog posts.
Highlight the relevant message and topics to your blog posts and link them to relevant articles on your topic. It would be much better to link them to articles on your blog, which has the same key message, to make your audience see that your site is complete in information on a specific niche.
- Optimize your blog for search engines.
Learn about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and how to use it to your site’s advantage. With SEO, Google will be your best friend. Adding the SEO factor to your website management can add a significant growth to your internet traffic.
- Syndicate your content to other blogs.
You will need to find sites that allow syndicated content – this is when other sites re-publish your posts and also allow you to look into their audience. Syndicated content sites can allow you to “steal” their audiences without any illegalities. [Admin Blogger’s Commentary: You can find a list of sites that welcome syndicated content in my post This is What You Need to Know to Get More Traffic from Content Syndication Sites.]
- Produce a resource article.
Resource articles have relatively higher traffic than other types. This is mainly because resource articles are used as references, thus they become a necessity for those who research on your specific niche. [Admin Blogger’s Commentary: Bloggers find resources so valuable, writers often publish them in Ebook form. My post 89 of the Best Free Blogging Tools That Will Save You Time Blogging is an example of a resource article.]
- Promote your blog by joining Top Forums in your niche.
Join forums in your blog category, and join open discussions. This will allow you to build a bigger network by meeting other bloggers that have the same niche and also gathering a new audience. [Admin Blogger’s Commentary: Kingged and Inbound are examples of forums.]
Always remember that your audience and followers will only grow if you write blogs and articles that are interesting and informative. Of course, when you follow these tips and tricks, adding traffic to your blog site will be easier and you can grow your followers a lot faster.
Vincent Hill is an expert writer who writes on different categories like how to start a blog, content
writing, blog design and much more. His writing is not only descriptive but also meaningful. He
loves to share his ideas on different categories.
Admin Blogger’s Commentary:
Readers, please share, so other bloggers know how to promote their articles, increase traffic, and be social, a skill too many bloggers often leave out of their promotion strategy.
What did you think of Vincent’s tips? Did any surprise you? Which did you think was the most valuable? I look forward to your views in the comments section.