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So, you want more visitors to your blog? Don’t worry, we got you covered. Here are ten way on how to promote your blog and in the process bring a ton of traffic to your blog without spending money on ads. Simply follow the given guidance, apply what you learn, and you will be able to open the door to new traffic fast.
When running a blog, there is nothing more frustrating than spending hours writing an awesome post, and then having noone to read it. Truth is that any new blogger that doesn’t have a large base of followers need to put some time and effort into blog post promotion.
So here are 10 places where you can promote a blog or blog post for free!
Nowadays, there are Facebook groups for every niche, every hobby, every interest. And they are massive in numbers, some of them are in the millions. Posting a super-cool blog post about something that is of interest to the group members can bring a lot of attention to your blog. The only trick here is to comply with the Facebook group’s rules and avoid being seen as a spammer. If you post a link, better make sure that it leads to something that brings value or is of interest to the members of the group. Otherwise, it can be deleted or you can be thrown out of the group. There is no limit to how many groups you can join.
Twitter is another social platform where you can find followers and promote your blog posts. You can start by following accounts influential in your niche and engage in comments. That way you can slowly build your authority within the Twitter community and find followers. Again, the trick is to be relevant and on point. The Twitter community is a bit pickier and delicate than the average Facebook user.
Pinterest is one of those social platforms that is widely underestimated by marketing bloggers. It has a massive base of users and holds a great promotion potential. Pinterest among other things is a visual search engine. The trick here is to create appealing pictures that can be later re-pinned by other users. Then there are the Pinterest group boards where you can place your work in front of thousands of people. The best thing of all – there are group boards in every niche.
The popularity of Instagram has skyrocketed in the recent few years. IG doesn’t let you post links in the photo caption, but you can have some in the bio. Then there are also the IG stories that you can use to drive traffic to your blog. If you have more than 10K followers you can take advantage of the “swipe up” option. If you have less than that you can rely on a free app called Linktree to include links in the bio.
This one never gets old and has always delivered great results. All you need to do is to find blogs in your niche and ask if they are interested in having you as a guest blogger. The vast majority of them will answer positively and it is very likely that in return they will ask to be a guest blogger on your blog. That’s how things work, most of the time.
Reddit is one massive forum where people talk about everything and anything. First of all, you need to find a few subreddits close to your niche and comment with a link to your blog. But before you start make sure that you follow the rules of the subreddit. And of course, be relevant and on point. Reddit is a community in which the smartest people thrive the most.
So yes, you can comment on other people blogs and forums and add a link to your blog. The trick here is to be thoughtful and your comments to be relevant. That way you won’t be accused of spamming and your comments won’t be erased.
Open an account and start browsing for questions related to your niche. In some of the answers, you can include a link to your blog. It’s amazing how popular Quora has become and the number of visits it gets on a daily basis. Again, the trick is to provide good and relevant answers to what is asked.
Linkedin is not just for job posting, networking, and job searching. Both companies and experts share their blogs on Linkedin and engage with other people. Feel free to ride that wave and make the most of Linkedin’s growing community. Posting and sharing are pretty much as on Facebook.
This is a content aggregate platform that promotes news and blog posts. It’s a magazine styled type of aggregator in which the most popular and most interesting posts and articles find their way to the top. If your niche is popular and you know how to write great blog posts than you can expect plenty of traffic from Flipboard.
There they are the top 10 places where you can promote your blog for free and get plenty of traffic. Remember the 80/20 rule – 20% goes for content making and the rest to promotion.
Once you get the hang of it, how each promotional channels works, fine tune your content, the traffic will come. If you could combine SEO with your promotional activities you will be doing yourself and your blog a great favor. SEO and the promotion channels mentioned above can be a super powerful tool that will continuously bring large amounts of free traffic.