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How To Promote Your Blog In 4 Simple Steps

How To Promote Your BlogEvery blogger dreams of having thousands of followers and daily blog visitors. For most people it’s just a dream, but for others it’s reality. So I wanted to talk about how anyone can promote their blog in 4 easy steps. When I first got started I didn’t do any of these steps and I struggled for a while, well over 6 months to be precise. But once I understood these concepts and started implementing the strategies I’m about to reveal; my blog took off!

So here are just 4 easy steps you can use to promote your blog and grow a community of avid readers:

  1. Email Marketing

Email marketing is probably the most important thing one can do to grow a blog. The majority of new bloggers take a shot at making money with advertising, but the smart guys know building a list is far more profitable in the long run. Building an email list of your blog subscribers has countless benefits.

First you have an actual email list can sell stuff to. Promote affiliate offers and of course your own products. Also having an email list is like having a group of followers that listen to every word you say. It’s like having a massive group of fans you can send anywhere you like at any time you choose. Sure, you can make money with email marketing, but how do you use it to promote your blog?

Simple, you email your list every time you publish a new blog post! Yep – you can easily use Aweber to install a form in the sidebar of your blog. Maybe you’ll get just 10 subscribers per day. That’s 300 new subscribers per month. Let’s say after 3 months of doing it you have 1000 people subscribing to your blog newsletter/list. Whenever you publish a blog post, you can email the link to them and get around 500-900 of your 1000 subscribers reading your blog post minutes later.

After you send the same people to your new blog posts a couple of time, a community will start to build itself right in front of your eyes. Your subscribers will start commenting and sharing your posts on their favorite social networks! That’s the power of using email marketing to grow your blog.

2. Grow A Community (Connect With Followers)

Growing a community is the biggest thing you can do for your blog to make it an immense success. After all, a community is what every blogger wants right? People commenting, sharing and raving about their content etc. Anyway, there are a couple of ways to grow a community around your blog.

The first is to attract the RIGHT readers. Random visitors coming from the search engines are a lot harder to convert into loyal subscribers than from other sources. The best source of traffic for community building is guest blogging and blog commenting. As by blogging on elder established blogs in your niche, you can steal or borrow some of their community. The big blogs in most niches have a huge following.

So if you can put a great post in front of them which they like, they will checkout your blog and most likely subscribe. Then after doing the next few tricks you can grow a real community. Once you’re getting the right traffic and building a list, you need to make personal connections with every subscriber. You do this by adding them on Facebook; following them on Twitter and any other social networks they’re on. You can do it manually or hire someone to do this for you.

Basically, the more social networks you connect with them on the more exposure your blog will get. Why? Well because you’ll be syndicating your new posts onto Twitter, Facebook, other social networks and you’ll be emailing the posts to your subscribers. So by connecting with them on the social networks they’ll see your latest posts in their inbox, Facebook wall and in their Twitter feed. Those are the three main networks which make your subscribers 3 times more likely to read your posts.

3. Guest Authors

This is a huge step that can’t be taken very easily – but this is the only difficult one. When you get to the point where you’re getting tons of traffic and you have a nice community – the demand for your content will go up. One or two posts a week isn’t going to cut it, so you need guest authors!

It’s simple enough to do, you just create a page explaining how it works and the benefits people will receive from guest posting on your blog. Followed by your post guidelines and a submission box. Then just stick the page in your sidebar and if you are getting enough traffic – the guest authors will come. However you need a lot of traffic and authority to spark the interest of decent guest bloggers.

Your blog should be Page Rank 3 or above and you should be getting 500+ visitors a day. Once you get to that point or above you’ll have plenty of people begging to post their content on your blog. If you’re not quite there yet, work on link building to boost Page Rank and post more regularly. If you’re getting less traffic but have a nice Page Rank – you can email other blog owners asking if they’d like to guest post. You’d be surprised how many people will say yes.

By doing the above you’ll get far more high quality content on hopefully a daily basis. Therefore feeding the demand and growing your blog at an exponential rate!

4. Link Building

Link building is obviously a major step to blogging success. Without lots of backlinks, your great content will be nothing. No one will ever see or hear about your blog PERIOD. In the beginning when you’re gaining that authority status and making your blog popular – search engine traffic is key. It’s one of the best sources for fast and reliable traffic. There are two steps to start getting more search engine traffic:

In every blog post you write, target a keyword that’s getting searched at least 300 times per month. That’s a potential of 10 visitors a day, if you know a lot about SEO then aim for 500 or more. Then straight after you’ve published a blog post, syndicate it everywhere. This bit covers the social side of SEO and gets you those initial rankings. You can syndicate your posts onto Facebook, Twitter and 28 other social networks using Ping.fm which is free by the way.

On top of that you can create a video out of your post and distribute it to video sites linking back. Then spin the post and submit it to a few hundred+ article directories with the help of a tool like Article Marketing Robot. On top of that you can syndicate your posts onto web2.0 sites like Hubpages, WordPress, Squidoo, Wetpaint and Typepad. Web2.0’s are great for building backlinks, use them or install a plugin called WP Syndicator to automatically syndicate every post onto the top 10 web2.0 sites.

That’s about it for link building and everything else, follow these 4 steps and your blog will become ridiculously popular in the next 2-4 months!

In Prosperity,

David Wood

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D M Plant

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TyronneRatcliff
TyronneRatcliff

Building a list of people that know,like, and trust you is the name of the game, just like if you were selling something offline. It's really the best way to make money online. To think that people will just hit your site and buy from you on the spot is not the right way to think, you may get an affiliate sale here and there but thats about it, keep bringin the value!

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Akos Fintor
Akos Fintor

Hey David, I can't seem to find the WP Syndicator plugin. Anyway, thanks for the share and for to the point blueprint on how to put out the word about our content. cheers Akos

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Rajnish Kashyap

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Eric
Eric

Thank you for sharing these interesting ideas. Although blogging also takes time and dedication these steps are very important too. Nice reading indeed.

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Marie Brannon

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Meghana
Meghana

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Hoyt Holmes
Hoyt Holmes

Your first point is grossly simplified and very misleading. First, no blogger would want to email their email list every time they publish a new blog post. That's a certain way to get people to unsubscribe and flame you. You need a schedule for your regular email newsletter, in which you include links to your latest posts. Secondly, I have never seen, and I doubt very much anyone gets a rate of 60-70% of their email list to click-thru to their site and read their content. An open rate of 30% would be really good. Of those, a percentage more like 50% may click on one of your links. I think you have some great advice on this site, but this article is way off base by creating unrealistic expectations and also giving just plain bad advice.

Nick French
Nick French

Awesome tips! I noticed some great results from conecting on twitter with my Niche, though it takes patience it will pay off! trainingdaddy.blogspot.com a daddyto be blog!

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glade
glade

Very informativ article, especially that part with email lists. Thanks

Amelia Bartlett
Amelia Bartlett

Oh, and by the way, everything you're doing here is FAKE. You don't provide any goods or services, other than the knowledge used to DUPE STUPID, WEAK, POOR PEOPLE out of their money, only to teach them to use the same techniques on others! What's that called, in the real world? BULL SHIT. I hope some of you fucks grow a conscience because what you're doing is scheming and absurd. You've built monetary wealth where the deficit of a conscience stands. Oh, and all those videos of everyone praising each other? They all staged on your whack ass cult trip to Costa Rica where you mix adrenaline-dumping activities with instilling beliefs in weak people - that's called BRAIN WASHING. Seems like heavy shit for an Internet marketing gig, right? IT'S NOT. It's what happened to the only sister I had, and because she was weak, you preyed on her. You, David Wood, who invited her to stay in your house in Costa Rica then lectured her about the importance of the movie V for Vendetta, you cult freak, are a con artist and a conscienceless crook. Enjoy your mansion, because it's empty, just like your wealth, your business, your ideals, and your soul.

Amelia Bartlett
Amelia Bartlett

This whole thing is a scam. You ruined my best friend and sister Angela Moore's life with your fucked up, scheming cult. I hope you all rot in prison for the bullshit you feed people and the money you take from them. If no one comes for your, karma will, you con-artist assholes.

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Davis St.Cyr
Davis St.Cyr

've never felt so guilty about liking "v for vendetta"

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