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.

Posted By: Justin Wright

This post was published by Justin Wright on December 13th, 2008.

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  1. Adam from PageRush 15 December 2008 at 9:12 pm permalink

    I’m wondering if there is a Twitter equivalent of a “Guest Post”. Or “blog directory” – because getting more Twitter followers is analogous to promoting your blog.

  2. Justin Wright 16 December 2008 at 12:12 am permalink

    @ Adam: That’s a good question. It would be pretty cool if you could tweet under a popular username. Maybe your on to something…

  3. Jim Gaudet 16 December 2008 at 4:07 pm permalink

    Another nice “easy entrance” into blogging post..

  4. newbiesblogger 17 December 2008 at 12:36 am permalink

    Yes, I agree With you, I love to leave comments on other people blog.. and a quite lazy to write some artice and post it at articles directory

  5. rupali 30 December 2008 at 11:56 pm permalink

    Simple & interesting ways to promote the blog….

  6. raheel 1 January 2009 at 6:40 pm permalink

    it looks really helpful nice and quick great tips for the bloggers

  7. Chris 3 January 2009 at 4:40 pm permalink

    Re your 1st suggestion, my company blog happens to be a section off our main website rather than on a site of its own. When you’re leaving a comment (such as I am now), would you suggest linking to the top level of your website or the specific URL of your blog?

  8. Matt | Small Biz Bee 3 January 2009 at 8:27 pm permalink

    Solid advice. The only thing I would add is getting active on a couple social media sites. Twitter alone can drive hundreds of hits a day to your site if you are moderately active.

    Matt

  9. @CandlesOffMain 3 January 2009 at 8:47 pm permalink

    Very helpful, thorough and consise! Thanks so much for the help.

    Sue

  10. Kay Amir 4 January 2009 at 1:37 am permalink

    Well said. With thousands of blogs surfacing each day, it’s becoming easier to find similarly themed blog to cross reference and share our opinions.

  11. dinaExcedia 12 January 2009 at 8:09 pm permalink

    I think you are thinking like sukrat, but I think you should cover the other side of the topic in the post too…

  12. katrina kaif 18 January 2010 at 3:08 pm permalink

    dropping a link like this one right? 😀


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