Top 15 Proven Marketing Strategies To Promote Your Blog
Creating a blog is not anymore a tedious task, with popular software like WordPress, Joomla etc, the problem is how can you promote it!
Many quite blogging due to lack of sufficient traffic, and you know clearly traffic means to a blogger! No traffic, no revenue.
This post will highlight some of the most marketing strategies to skyrocket your traffic in 2019, it may not be as simple as you may think, but it worth a try.
TELL FAMILY AND FRIENDS ABOUT IT
Sounds crazy, right? Huh, believe me it really work!
Your family and friends are your close ones, take starting a blog as an achievement that is worth sharing with friends and family.
Tell them by words, that is mouth to mouth, or through email, in fact you can even organize a party in honor of its launch, it’s ridiculous but effective, I bet none of your friends will forget that blog.
ADD YOUR BLOG TO YOUR PROFILE
Social accounts Facebook for example, grant its user the ability to include the URL (Universal Resource Locator; web address in form of www.yourdomain.com) into his social profile.
Grab that opportunity, add your blog URL into your social profiles.
ADD YOUR BLOG TO FORUM PROFILE
If you are a member of any forum, it is a wise idea to add your blog URL into that forum, by using it as your signature; this will really help in earning you a backlink from trusted domains and hence increase your blog traffic.
USE YOUR BLOG URL AS EMAIL STAMP
Using your blog URL as your email stamp means your blog will be shared whenever you send an email to someone, who knows, the recipient may decide to click on your link. Here is the link to generate email signature for free.
BE ACTIVE IN FORUMS
One of the best methods to drive traffic into your blog is forum, but you don’t expect people to click your link when they knew you not, you come from nowhere so don’t expect much clicks.
The only solution is to be active in that forum, comment on other peoples post, create a thread, answer questions, at all cost, just be active, so when you share your blog post, once you are known, you don’t need to beg for clicks, members will start clicking your signature (which contains your blog link as recommended in no. 3).
NOTE: you don’t just have to start sharing the link of your blog on forums and expect clicks, rather interact with members, answer questions and help newbies.
If you are not a member of any forum you can make a google search for forums related to your blog, simply add “forum+[your niche keyword]” into the google search bar and choose.
ASK AND ANSWER QUESTIONS ON Q&A WEBSITES
Making users visit your blog is easy, it depends on how you handle it.
I believe if you ask a question, and someone answer you in details, you won’t hesitate to visit his blog, because you know there may be more facts there.
COMMENT OTHER BLOGS
This will serve as a means through which you can interact with bloggers, share your ideas, this will help your blog.
Guest blogging is very important, not just to blog promotion but also to SEO.
You get backlinks which will increase your DA (Domain Authority) which clearly means more click from search engines.
ACCEPT GUEST POST
You can accept guest post from other bloggers, this will make you collaborate with other bloggers and get your users updated.
GROW EMAIL LIST SUBSCRIBERS
By growing your email list subscribers, you are directly increasing your traffic.
Use websites like mailchimp to create your email list, make users subscribe and start sharing your contents.
Make sure you customize the email to look good.
BE CONSISTENT ON WRITING
Write regularly, let your readers know when they will be expecting a new post.
Schedule it, daily? Weekly? Bi-weekly? Or even monthly? Just have a plan!
WRITE LONG ARTICLES
It is not a joke , truly, long articles perform better, try to write long articles, this will ensure more traffic and more social shares.
USE PROPER HEADLINES
Without proper headlines, visitors won’t the hidden jewels in your content, give them a reason to view your post.
Make your headline flashy and captivating, this will ensure more clicks.
Take your headline as what you promise your visitors, and the content as the fulfillment of that promise, so make sure the headline tally with the content.
MAKE YOUR CONTENT SCANNABLE
In case if you don’t know, most readers don’t read your content from A to Z, they only scan.
So make your content scannable, that’s what will make them stay.
Use headlines, paragraphs, boldings, numbering, bulleting, and everything it takes to make your content scannable, but do so only where applicable.
CONVERT ARTICLES TO PDF
A good pretty idea I guess, convert your content into a free downloadable PDF will help indirectly in driving traffic.
But make sure your blog link is present there, then sit back and wait for massive traffic increase.
With these few out of many strategies, I believe if used properly, your blog will get as much traffic as you want.