One of the biggest challenges of blogging is in generating good traffic because the success of your blog depends on it. I never realize my blog could become a business or brand that brings money until the first time i receive some payment from Adsense, few guest post and affiliate sales. Since then, i have been surfing the internet on how and ways to promote my blog.
The main reasons to promote a blog are to attract new readers, new visitors, increased pageviews and buyers which bring about an increase in earnings. Here are the things I do to promote my blog which I believe you also can do to help get your bog across to a wider audience. Check out the 7 ways to promote your blog below and i hope you can share your views on them on the comment section below.
1 Blog Regularly: One of the ways to promote your blog and get it blog in shape, attract readers and also increase the blog popularity is to publish top quality content on a regular basis. When I decide to devote the time used in chatting on social media websites like Facebook or watching movies to my blog, I observed an increase in traffic. You could decide to post content weekly, daily or few times per week which is very good.
Publishing good content regularly makes your readers return for more. Ensure to publish content that adds value to the lives of your readers or solves their problems, that way you can always get them to return for more and this will improve your return visitors and in general your blog traffic and probably earnings.
2 Write Original Content: If you are the type of writer or blogger that copy and paste other people’s work, then it’s bad for your site. A good way to promote your blog is to publish original and well written content frequently. It makes the site fit and healthy thereby bringing a considerable increase in traffic and earnings.
3. Paid adverts: This is a fast way to get your site across to thousands of people with your money in shorter time. It involves exposing your site through online paid advertising programs like Google Adwords, Facebook ads, Addynamo, Yahoo ads and many more. It brings instant traffic that converts.
You need to determine where your potential audience hang out, if its on Facebook then Facebook ads can work like magic for you. A good social media campaign can promote your site and bring about more audience and of course earnings. You should consider reaching more audience via paid ads.
4. Share Your Blog URL: A good way to also promote a blog is to share your blog or post URL to friends on social networks such a Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest and other social bookmarking site like reddit, StumbleUpon and Quora.
5. Focus on Topic: You also need to stay focused on topics relating to your site. Even if other sites are getting huge traffic doesn’t mean you should copy their content and leave topics relating to your site for others.
Publishing related contents will surely improve your site engagement and page-views as more and more people will spend more time on your site reading from one related article to another.
6.Comment on Other People’s Blog: You should also make it a habit to leave worthy comments on other sites or blogs relating to your niche. Apart from gaining backlinks, you can also promote your blog to a wider audience and the quality of your content can spur them to visiting your site for more.
This is a trick that has worked wonder for me. I have made it a habit to make certain number of comments on blogs i find interesting daily. That way i have increased my reach, traffic and earnings.
7.Related Widget: Whether the site is on WordPress or Blogger, there are must widget to use such as popular post, recent post or related post widget. They help readers stay more on the site which also reduces the bounce rate of the site.
These are things that helps promote your blog or site to people, remember that as the blog increase in traffic, the earnings also increases and you can make money steady with your blog.
Thanks for reading.
This is a guest post by Odunukan Dayo. He is the author of www.earnonlineng.com, where he shares his experience on internet business ideas and how to Earn Money Online.