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8 Cool Ways To Promote Your Blog Posts

As a blogger, you have the responsibility of promoting your blog posts. Sure, you can have other people promote them via social sharing and all that good stuff, but at the end of the day you need to work your ass off to promote your posts. There are really two kinds of promotional work you need to do to ensure upfront and lasting traffic to your blog posts. Social and search engine promotion.

Social promotion is basically syndicating your content on social media sites and blogging communities. While search engine traffic is fantastic for building a list and making money… Hardly anyone who comes directly from the search engines will share your content, leave comments or return to your blog. That’s why you need to engage in activities like blog commenting and content syndication. So you attract visitors who’ll interact with your content.

Then the other side is link building, building backlinks to your posts so they rank in the search engines and bring in free search engine traffic for months/years to come. Remember – Social Traffic = Short term interactive traffic and Search Engine Traffic = Long term traffic that comes in for years (it ensures you make the most out of every blog post).

Keeping that stuff in mind: Here are 6 cool ways to promote your blog posts…

1. Share On Social Networks

Ping.fm

As soon as you publish a new blog post, you need to share it with your closest friends and followers. It’s the fastest way to drive traffic to your blog posts and gain a little exposure. I generally use Ping.fm to share my new posts on 30+ social networks. Ping.fm is completely free, all you have to do is login, enter a quick message along with your post’s URL and hit ping. When you share your content on social networks, your friends and friends of theirs will see your post, visit it and are highly likely to share it with their other friends. It works virally so you slowly work your way through people’s networks of friends.

2. Blog Engage

blogengage 3 KILLER Places To Syndicate your Content for Maximum Exposure

Blog Engage is a seriously powerful blogging community that’s been around for a while. For a onetime cost of around $30 you get a lifetime membership. It’s a place for you to syndicate your content, make friends and gain exposure. Every time you publish a new blog post, you should submit it into Blog Engage. Once submitted, it goes into the queue.

Everyone’s posts go into a queue until they get featured on the home page where other members can choose to vote up and or comment on your post. A lot of the biggest bloggers in the world use Blog Engage and it’s just a fantastic way to get traffic and exposure for your blog. You also gain a high Page Rank backlink from every submission.

3. Submit To TribePro

TribePro is an amazing content syndication platform that I use very heavily. The concept is just incredible and it’s something you’re going to have to start using. Essentially you join tribes; there are hundreds if not thousands of them. The tribes are like content syndication sites where all the members share each other’s content.

You syndicate other member’s content on bookmarking/social media sites. In return then do the same whenever you submit your own content into the tribe. Or with the higher up packages you can automatically syndicate someone’s content every time they submit a piece into the tribe.

If they choose to auto syndicate you back you’ll automatically get a load of backlinks and exposure when you submit your content into the tribe. Over time you build up tons of auto syndicators so whenever you submit content into a tribe, it gets shared thousands of times on dozens of sites. Powerful strategy, a must have tool!

4. Spin And Submit To Directories

Article Marketing is something I’ve done since the very beginning of my Internet Marketing career. I enjoy it; it’s simple, fun and highly effective. After you’re done with a post, you can spin it. You know that thing where you take each word/sentence/paragraph and turn it from this {to|right the way to|all the way to} {this|exactly this}.

Once spun load up your favorite article submission tool and submit your spun blog post to as many directories as possible linking back to your post in your author resource box. You can do it manually, but why bother when you can save hours of work using a tool like Article Marketing Robot. Once your submissions get approved you’ll gain hundreds of relevant backlinks. With recent Google algorithm changes, it’s a much better idea to write a new article for submission.

5. Submit to web2.0 sites.

Same strategy as #4, but submitting to different websites. Take your spun article and submit unique variations of it to the top 10+ web2.0 sites. This will give you instant backlinks; web2.0′s don’t even get reviewed. They are basically sites where users can create their own pages and add content.

Sites like blogger, WordPress, Hubpages and Squidoo. Create accounts on them and post your spun content linking back to your posts. Here’s a more extensive list of web2.0′s. For maximum results, bookmark your web2.0′s, submit their RSS feeds and send them through ping.fm.

6. Biz Sugar

bizsugar

Biz Sugar is another blogging community you can use to syndicate your content. It’s less effective than Blog Engage but it’s completely free. I don’t know that much about Biz Sugar, but I know several very successful bloggers who all syndicate their posts there. Exactly the same as Blog Engage, less popular but still worth the submission. It definitely drives traffic and you get a powerful backlink since the home page is PR6.

7. Press Release

Whenever I post a news related blog post or anything that’s related to what’s going on in the world… I write and submit a press release announcing my post to the world. That’s essentially what PR’s will do for you, they’re used for announcements. They also drive direct referral traffic, rank extremely well in the search engines and provide powerful backlinks. Here’s a list of the top free press release sites and their domain Page Rank on the right:

http://www.betanews.com 7
http://www.directionsmag.com 7
https://www.prleap.com 6
http://www.nanotech-now.com 6
http://www.prlog.org 6
http://www.downloadjunction.com 6
http://www.24-7pressrelease.com 6
http://www.pr.com 6
http://www.newswiretoday.com 6
http://www.pr-inside.com 6
http://www.free-press-release.com

8. Blog Interact

Blog Interact is yet another blogging community that you can use to syndicate your blog posts. It’s full of members and very similar to Blog Engage. Again, you’ll gain a high quality backlink and a little traffic per submission. If you engage in the community and vote/like other blog posts, you’ll gain a lot more out of them. I’m talking repeat visitors and regular blog commenters.

That’s it, 8 cool ways to promote your blog posts, gain traffic, backlinks and lots of exposure!

In Prosperity,

David Wood

P.S. Let me know what you think in the comments below. Also put your name and email in the form below for more blogging tips, tricks and Internet Marketing secrets.

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15 comments
kensherman902
kensherman902

Ping.fm is no more. Seesmic acquired them, albeit from it's too easy syndication, then HootSuite acquired Seesmic. Besides these 3, what will be 'the' alternative to Ping?

Ojo olusegun
Ojo olusegun

David i must say this, these tips are Badass!!! THANKS

Shonda
Shonda

I signed up for TribePro about a year ago but I do not use it. Perhaps I will take a deeper look at it now. As for Blog Engage and Blog Interact - I notice some high traffic sites use these tools. However, I am curious if anyone uses Blog Glue or You Say Too? I wonder how these two tools work if anyone has experience with them. Thanks.

Nancee G. Kemper
Nancee G. Kemper

David - you are amazing! I'm going to try each and every one of these strategies!

Jacob
Jacob

Thanks for giving back to the community David. I will have to try out these blog promoting tips. I'm trying Biz Sugar and TribePro right now.

GODWIN OKODUWA
GODWIN OKODUWA

Great stuff always, getting your blog out there can be so herculean a task, thanks for sharing , David.

Tyronne Ratcliff
Tyronne Ratcliff

I'll have to check out Blog Engage, nice post by the way.

Vítor Maia
Vítor Maia

Hello David, Love all your posts! What about Internet Marketing for non-English sites, like Portuguese for e.g. This kind of tools/sites that you share in this post accept content in other languages? Thank you.

Kelli Goldin
Kelli Goldin

What a treasure trove of information gems! I owe you a big thank you!

Harleena Singh@Freelance Writer
Harleena Singh@Freelance Writer

Those sure are great 8 services to use, and though I use a few of them, others I had never heard of earlier. Would surely check them out. TribePro sounds a lot like Triberr though, are they based on the same lines- on making your own tribes? Thanks for sharing :)

Ryan Biddulph
Ryan Biddulph

I use a few of these services but will bump it up going forward.

Gabriel Johansson
Gabriel Johansson

This is pretty awesome! I definitely need to check out Blog Engage, Biz Sugar, and Blog Interact! Also, have you heard of Triberr? It's a syndication site kinda like TribePro, but there is only a free option and designed exclusively for Twitter and bloggers. It's by invite only, so if you're interested, I can send you an invite code and you can create your own Tribe on there. It's meant for smaller more focused groups. Either way, thanks for the awesome post! -Gabriel Johansson

davidmwood
davidmwood

Yep, it works really well, increases user activity dramatically and the easy backlink is always nice.

davidmwood
davidmwood

Haha, no problem Gabriel. I'm happy with TribePro for some, seeing great results so far.

Gabriel Johansson
Gabriel Johansson

Yeah definitely, TribePro is awesome even though I am not upgraded right now. I checked out those blog communities, and posted in a couple and already have some comments and quite a bit more Tweets! Thanks for those sites as I might not have found them otherwise!

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