The Ultimate Guide On Promoting New Blog Posts

blog promotion tips ultimate guide

The traffic you get to your blog posts totally depends on the way you promote. Your promotion strategies will decide the quality and quantity of the traffic you get. But the key here is to not to waste your time on promoting your new blog posts in wrong ways. Avoid the time wasters that don’t give you any traffic to your blog posts, focus on promoting to your posts on hot spots where you can pull massive readers.

Let’s get into the details on how to promote your latest blog posts. Note that, this article is going to be lengthy (around 1400 words), but I want to make it one stop guide for bloggers to promote their new blog posts to get more traffic.

How to promote your new blog posts?

blog promotion tips ultimate guide

Social media promotion

Social media sites are becoming vital for webmasters and bloggers to get more attention in less time. Even if you are new to blogging, you can pull massive readers to your blog posts by writing powerful blog post headlines. Here are few things to do after publishing a new blog post.

Promote on Facebook: Facebook is the #1 destination for most bloggers, they spend a lot of time in connecting with other bloggers, sharing their posts and becoming part of different Facebook groups. So when you spend active time on Facebook to promote your blog posts and connecting with other bloggers, you will instantly get wide reach for your new blog posts.

Be active on Twitter: Twitter is widely used by many professional bloggers who are actively searching for different queries using hash tags. So if you are using powerful headlines for your blog posts and submit them on twitter using relevant hash tags, you will definitely see better results. The key here is to get more twitter followers, but make sure they all are related to your blogging space. Unknown followers on twitter may give you a great social influence, but it doesn’t give you any value to your posts (random followers won’t click on your links or connect with your posts).

Share your posts on Google+: Google is giving top priority to the shares your get on Google+. The posts that get too many social shares on Google+ are also tend to rank high in the search engines. So if you are a blogger and looking for ways to increase your SEO traffic along with the social influence, spend most of your time on Google+. You will definitely notice the rewarding results soon.

List out other blogs and start commenting

One of the best ways to get more reach for your latest blog posts is to comment on other blogs in your niche. Start listing out other blogs in your network and comment on their latest blog posts (try to be the top commenter) when you post something new on your blog.

It’s also advisable for you to comment on CommentLuv enabled blogs, this plugin enables to easily show your recent entries. You will not only get backlinks but you will also drive relevant traffic to your blog posts.

Here are few tips to write great blog comments that get more attention and drive traffic.

  • Never leave short comments, no one likes to read and no one wants to click on your Gravatar links. Always read the post and leave thoughtful comments that will definitely bring your more traffic.
  • Use a gravatar (good looking)
  • Mention the authors name when leaving a comment (this adds personal touch)
  • Try to be the top commenter on any given post

Here’s a great list of CommentLuv enabled blogs if you want to get started.

Guest post on related topics

If you consistently post high quality articles on your blog, you should consider landing your guest posts on top blogs in your niche to get more reach.

Guest posting is the effective way to build loyal readership and subscribers to your blog. Guest blogging is not dead yet, it’s as good as before it used to be. You just need to write quality articles to build relationships with others and never use guest posting as a way to build backlinks. It won’t give you any results in the long run. Network with other bloggers and share their posts, you will be fine with guest blogging.

Email list promotion

If you are not building an email list, you are going to hate yourself later. Google is coming up with too many updates to refine its search algorithms to give better search results. So you can’t depend solely on search engines to bring traffic or make more money. You must build a responsive email list who listens and buy your stuff.

Why build an email list, you may ask. Here are few strong reasons to build a list to grow your blog.

  • To bring more targeted traffic
  • To make more money
  • To build relationships
  • To create awareness about your brand or products

After creating having a good list of subscribers, you can send your latest newsletters about your new posts to them to bring more traffic. That way you will be able to get more reach, shares and comments on them with just a click.

Forum participation

Blokube: Blokube founded by Devesh Sharma who is young and talented blogger from India. It is an online community for the bloggers who wants to share their blog posts and pages.

BizSugar: It is similar to Blokube, it’s also a blogging community where users can promote their links and posts and uses votes to prioritize their blog posts. If you get more shares or votes on your links, you will get more visibility.

Indiblogger.in: This is especially created for the Indian bloggers. If you want to get more visibility and traffic from Indians, this is for you. You can share, comment and promote others links using Indiblogger. It’s also a great chance for all the Indian bloggers to get in touch with each others.

Blog engage: Blog engage comes with both free and premium accounts. Where the paid version can bring you more online visibility to your blogs and posts (they spot light your blogs to increase visibility). Whereas in free account, you can still contact with other bloggers and promote your stuff.

Kingged.com: It’s a social networking community for internet marketers. On Kingged.com, you can share blogging, seo, make money, affiliate marketing, social media and link building etc type of contents.

Apart from Kingged.com, internet marketers can share their contents on Triberr.com website.

Use Just Retweet to get more tweets

Who else wants to get quality retweets from other bloggers? If you are searching for ways to get more tweets on your blog posts or links, Just Retweet is for you. It’s created by Devesh Sharma along with other bloggers where the primary focus is on getting more tweets.

You can create a free account here and share your links to get more tweets. You have to tweet others contents to get credits. You can then use those credits to promote your links to get more tweets. You can also buy credits if you don’t want to promote others stuff.

Bookmarking sites can give you traffic and links

Stumble Upon: It’s one of the easiest ways to both increase your backlinks and get more traffic. You can also use SU ads to bring massive traffic to your blogs or landing pages.

Here are few more bookmarking sites that can drive you enough traffic to your latest blog posts.

  • Digg
  • Reddit
  • Delicious
  • Technorati

Note: Always make sure to submit on the above bookmarking sites after publishing each and every post on your blogs. To see a great traffic from above sources, you have to spend active time on creating a name for yourself.

Best WordPress plugins to promote new blog posts

Digg Digg: One of the mostly used WordPress plugins (to increase social media shares) is Digg Digg. It’s easy to use and a light weight plugin that takes less time to load. All in all, this is a great social sharing plugin to boost your social shares.

Download here

Flare plugin: I have been using Flares on one of my other sites lately and I must say it is one of the best social sharing plugins I have ever used. It looks amazing and loads faster. You can give a pro touch and feel to your visitors using Flares plugin. Your visitors will absolutely love it using Flares plugin to share your blog posts.

Download here

Conclusion: Promotion is the only way to get more traffic and eye balls on your latest blog posts. Without promotion, your blog won’t go anywhere. If you don’t want to depend on SEO traffic (especially when your blog is new), use the above proven ways to promote your new blog posts.

What are your favorite ways to promote new blog posts? Do you have any more blog promotion tips? Please share them below.

28 Comments

  1. Uday Ghulaxe says:

    Yes social media promotion is the best way to promote new post and social media sites play important role and drive traffic. I was not using forum for my blog promotions but after reading this post I am going to try it . I think you forgot to mention pinterest here , I hear a lot about it. I really enjoy reading this post

  2. Pramod says:

    Nice article Anil, I recently tried blogging community listed above and I am getting good result. Indiblogger is quite good and driving me lot of traffic. On the other hand blogengage is not free, you need to get promote it firstly on your blog then you can request account from admin.
    I am also using Facebook group to promote but I am not getting that much as I expected, may be this is because I have joined spamy groups.

  3. Amiti says:

    Great article Anil.
    Anyone that is starting a blog or been blogging for years should take a look at the info you have presented in the post. I think that Reddit is awesome and can provide a great traffic boost, depending on the content.

  4. vikas yadav says:

    WOO, a great article and I have found some new tips like social media sharing for the new blog posts. But, I think you missed another very popular social media sites named pinterest. Pinterest can also boost a blog traffic significantly.

    I have one doubt@Anil, that when I submit my blog on technorati, it asks some Blogs url like facebook, google+, twitter etc. I have created all of them, but my blog name is eakala.com, and due to some problem the facebook url and twitter url of my blog is already taken by some other people and due to these reasons the facebook and twitter and url of my blog is eakala1, instead of eakala, now what I can do. I’m unable to submit my blog to technorati, help me@Anil.

  5. Vikas, I claimed my blog long time back on Technorati with success. I think you should set up an account on technorati and need to claim your blog there. Please check this page http://technorati.com/blog-claiming-faq/ to know in detail about like how you can claim your blog on Technorati. This should help. And in case you still find problems, lets sit time in the weekend to get it fixed.

  6. mvenkat K says:

    Ya great article, sharing social media right now the most important point to every blogger, you told pin to pin thank you, first you know Google adsense publishers traffic is come only organic traffic only, Google not allowed facebook traffic, bcz it’s a promoted category, I saw many people told in fb too much expos in fb is harmful to your site, anyhow you did good job on this article, thank you

    • According to me, you will be able to monetize your blog some way or the other in case you have the targeted traffic. For many years I have monetized my blogs without adsense.

      on BloggersPassion even, I’m not using a single AdSense widget today only. Its always good to have multiple revenue streams as you can use other revenue streams in case one monetization method stop working for you for some reason.

  7. My personal favorite is StumbleUpon. Getting 17% of traffic from SU. Next comes Facebook followed by Google+ and Twitter.
    Nice guide Anil bhai..

  8. Ravi Kumar says:

    An awesome article Anil but you have missed an important point. These days, Blogger communities are also usefull for promoting your blog posts. Best blogging communities like Bizsugar,Klinkk,Dosplash etc are doing well.

    • That’s true Ravi, blogging communities are really helpful for promoting our blog posts. I have already mentioned few blogging communities including the Bizsugar that you mentioned in my post. I will check out the rest of communities that you shared.

  9. Nikhil says:

    Hi Anil,
    You are right. Blog promotion is the most important if you want to create your brand. It helps you to drive traffic, create awareness, build brand and to get famous. Tips you provided is most useful to achieve all that things mention is the comment.

    Thank you for providing this useful guide to us….. 🙂

  10. Sayyed Parvez says:

    Hello Anil,
    This is a nice article about promoting new posts. You have rightly said that social media promotion should be given high priority. Thanks for the post !!!

  11. Sumit sharma says:

    Great !
    I am going to follow these tips for promoting my blogs.it will definitely improve optimization of my website too.Thanks

  12. Thank you for the list of forums and plugins, I haven’t used those before. 🙂

    Sadly I have some blogs that don’t exactly have a lot of blogs for me to comment on and still stay in my niche (one is about American law). But I think I can supplement the lack of blogs to comment on with forums.

  13. Priten says:

    Great article, it delivers the information in such an easy way so the novice could understand very easily. Yes the tactics given here to promote the blog is very effective one. As an SEO analyst I am using this kind of techniques for my clients and it delivers good results too. Thanks you very much for sharing this nice and really very helpful information here.
    With this I want to raise my hand for one important question regarding Social Media Promotion. Google says that it is not giving any importance at all to the backlinks generated via social media, still showing data for social visit in the social section of analytics. Sometime it becomes difficult to judge that upto what extend SMM is useful.

    Any thoughts on this ?

  14. I think Google is considering link from Facebook and twitter type of websites as links from other websites. Google is unable to give much weightage to those websites that are showing little content to its bots.

    One cannot expect ranking boost just because his post got good amount of likes and shares on Facebook. If we believe the recent case studies, Google is giving weight age to Google plus presence. All content on G plus is public and pass on page rank as well.

    You can use social media networks for driving targeted traffic, branding, relationship building kind of things at least.

    There can be cases where your content did well on social networks and as a result you got good amount of comments and some natural back links as well. Because there will be some people who will be adding your contents in their blogs, websites and other web 2 properties.

    I hope this make make sense to you.

  15. Haroon says:

    I am trying to drive traffic form communities like BizSugar. But question is that as we publish post on our blog and same title and url we paste in these communities. will google consider it duplicate content??? As google bots also crawl these sites.

    • Ideally we should be using different titles and descriptions when sharing our contents on other websites. But due to laziness we end up submitting our content with original titles and meta values there.

  16. Max says:

    Hi Anil,

    I have been following your blog for awhile but never left a comment.
    I see you have a nice amount of social interaction, with comments and likes etc.

    If I only have to focus on 3 things what should i do?

    • Max here are few things you can do:

      – Write well researched contents around the niche of your interest and keep it coming on regular intervals
      – Promote your blog posts in as many way you can
      – Interact with your readers through comments, social networks, offline

      There could be many more things you could do to take your blog to next level.

  17. Syed Ali says:

    Using Social Media is the Best way to Promote new Blog Posts
    Thanks for sharing such a nice information

  18. Marjorie says:

    For me personally utilizing associated with social media marketing designs throughout website have some consideration of visitors in the direction of social networking users. Therefore, attempt to add the particular follow me icons involving well-known social sites with your weblog.

  19. Hello Anil bro,

    Great ways of promoting new blog posts. One thing, I noticed that reciprocation works great. I mean when a blogger comes to my blog and leave comments then I use to go to his/her blog and do some readings, sharing and commenting. It works great.

    Other ways you have mentioned are indeed the best ones. Keep writing such stuffs bro.

  20. Arpit Roy says:

    Excellent article ! This summarizes all the important stuff related to sharing your blog posts and leveraging social media. This will be very helpful for all the bloggers who have just started and will definitely give a tip or two to the senior folks as well. Thank You !

  21. Roue says:

    Some great advice here! I definitely agree with social media promotion. I find twitter and Reddit to be great avenues for this very purpose. Personally, I think this is a more foolproof way of getting organic visitors, as opposed to SEO means. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Hi Anil,

    I was always a follower of you and as a newbie always trying to learn from your post. This was superb. Thanks !

  23. Roger says:

    Thanks for this helpful post. I’m going to follow your advice and install commentluv on my blog as well as comment on relevant blogs to improve traffic to my website

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