5 Free Ways To Promote Your Blog
When it comes to marketing, there are tons of ways to go about promoting your blog. Some things are free while others can be expensive for the average blogger. Below is a list of 5 things you can start doing now for absolutely free.
1. Leave Comments
Leaving comments on blogs is an often overlooked method of getting traffic. Every time you leave a comment on a blog, your name becomes a hyperlink back to your own blog. Now only does this help your blogs SEO, it can also engage other bloggers to click the link to see more about you.
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2. Submit To Blog Directories
There are thousands of blog directories on the web that allow you to submit your blog or feed for free. They will then place a link to your blog under the category you choose. It’s a great way to get some backlinks to your blog while also giving potential readers a place to find it.
3. Link Out
By linking to other websites, you are not only giving your readers more resources, but also helping out your own blog. Many bloggers and webmasters monitor their incoming links and often visit the sites linking to them. This is a great way to grab peoples attention and get them to your blog.
4. Offer Guest Posts
A little over a week ago I did a guest post over at Problogger. Once it went live, I immediately started getting more traffic, feed subscribers, and newsletter opt-ins. I was amazed at how well it helped out my blog.
By writing guest posts for other blogs, you are placing yourself in front of a new audience. The key is to write great content that makes readers want to find out more about you.
5. Submit Articles
There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of free article directories on the internet. These sites allow you to post free articles about any topic you choose. Best of all, many of them allow you to place links within the articles pointing back to your blog. Some popular article directories include Ezine, Squidoo, and Go Articles.
By using these 5 techniques to promote your blog for free, you can start to see more traffic and readers. The harder you work at them, the better the results you will get.