How do you guys promote your blog?

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Hi there, just being curious and searching for some underused strategies to promote a blog

Almost everyone tells about the importance of SEO, social media (including running ads), but I want to try more unconventional approaches and experiment. So for example I added myself in some communities on Slack where I could share an article from my blog.

Do you guys have any other non-cliche ideas for blog promotion? Paid ideas are also fine, as long as they bring value.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raza I
    There are multiple ways. Sometimes,it depends on your niche as well. For example, if your blog is about lifestyle,home,design or simply areas which are more popular among women. I say go for Pinterest. Don't forget to add hashtags though and popular keyword.
    Creating a profile on Quora and providing valuable answers to the community could be quite beneficial. Just put your blog link with some persuasive question in your description. Having said that, traffic from there is not an overnight thing. It takes time and one has to spent considerable time. Once your posts start getting views, then good things happen
    Yet another method getting even more popular is medium. Write a catchy article, put your blog link in the body, so intrigued readers click on that.

    Just my two cents. There are certainly dozens of other ways ,if you don't want to go for the regular SEO route. All the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Stanley
    It's not exactly under-the-radar, but have you explored guest posting? (some of which costs $; some of which is free to do). There was a thread here a few weeks back examining different tactics there if it helps:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/search-e...term=read-more
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  • Profile picture of the author TheReedster
    Forum posting is still a decent tactic.

    Some people consider it 'oldschool' but it gives you an option to drive both traffic, as well as build relevant links at the same time. It also gives you the possibility to network.

    As they say, 2 birds, 1 stone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamell
    Repurpose your content and share it on multiple platforms.You can take excerpts from your blog post and use it as a pdf or slide share to get more traffic. You can set up a auto responder and drive traffic to a squeeze page then give them weekly updates of blog post or blog post ideas. You can set up a Facebook fan page as well to build awareness as well
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  • Profile picture of the author surajbag94
    Share your content in many places. ...

    Include your blog link in your social media profiles. ...

    Rock the power of 100 rule. ...

    Clean up your open graph data. ...

    Share your blog posts on social media right when you publish them. ...

    Share your brand new posts more than once.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew North
    You can republish your evergreen content over and over again on your social channels.

    You can do a "round up" post by connecting with other bloggers in your niche and asking them a question or their opinion about the topic you are writing about. This will get them to share it on their social channels or site too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Outsourcingnerd
    Here is a few tips:

    A) Set up a syndication network - Use IFTTT and so every time you post a new blog post it would be autu syndicated to platforms like Twitter, FB, Tumblr etc.

    B) Republish you best content on medium.com (Remember to go to advanced settings at set up the URL that the content was originally posted on so you avoid duplicate content (it would set a cononical tag on Medium.
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  • Profile picture of the author yako
    You can also go for facebook ads, but you have to pay for it. It will be a waste of money if you are just starting out.

    In my case, I started with Facebook. I created a Facebook page and used Facebook ads as well. What I did was, I created a Facebook page which was related to my blog and started targeted ad campaign. I spent around $50 for ads. Facebook ads are more effective and targeted.

    So,I've decided to build my audience on Facebook. After a week, I've gained around 1500 followers on Facebook. The Facebook page I made was also getting organic traffic. I used a simple cover image and a catchy description.

    The best part is I could create a lead magnet for my Facebook page and get more subscribers.

    Tip: Create a landing page for your Facebook page. You can create a lead magnet and get more subscribers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincentbre
    Oh, email marketing, for sure... offering exclusive content to sponsors, reusing or converting blog content into youtube videos, and featuring infographics and posting them on image sites really help too. of course, when I'm really desperate, I go the paid route. Facebook PPC, Google paid ads, WebTrafficGeeks where I buy targeted website traffic, you know that kind of stuff... Those are just the bonus stuff, though...
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  • Profile picture of the author ravikumarfront
    Do you share it on social media once and hope for the best?

    Focus on the most relevant social networks for your blog.

    Engage with people on those platforms including influencers and brands.

    Participate in social groups to grow your social media reach.

    Promote on Popular social bookmarking sites.

    Share on Niche social bookmarking sites.

    Share on Social groups, communities, and forums
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    • Profile picture of the author Raza I
      Well said. Social bookmarking sites are quite effective, as per my experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author crazymart
    Offer your substance in numerous spots. ...

    Incorporate your blog connect in your web based life profiles. ...

    Rock the intensity of 100 principle. ...

    Tidy up your open chart information. ...

    Offer your blog entries via web-based networking media right when you distribute them. ...

    Offer your fresh out of the plastic new posts more than once.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Make account on diferent platforms and redirect to your blog .You can use forums ,youtube channel ,facebook groups ,pinterest ,instagram ,ad many other
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  • Profile picture of the author Abu Zaid
    I am just use simple way, Just promote your blog on forum or community of blogger. I have increasing my website traffic and also improve my ads (to get earning) through certain community that have strict rules.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raza I
    Very valuable answers indeed.
    I'd like to add. Never underestimate the power of guest post either
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  • Profile picture of the author diyakapoor
    There are a lot of things you can do to promote your blog posts and get referral traffic. The below given blog marketing steps in whole also help you get rank in search engines and drive traffic on blog.

    1. Optimize your blog posts with important meta tags, alt tags, internal linking
    2. Promote on social media
    3. Promote via email marketing
    4.. Promote on Youtube as well, if your blog has any video
    5. You can create backlinks for your blog posts (the more sources link to your blog post, more are chances of traffic and getting easy indexing in Google)
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  • Profile picture of the author susan2015parker
    You can promote your blog on different social media platforms. It also depends on the niches of your blog for instance if it is related to fashion, travel, etc. you can promote it on Pinterest. You can also answer relevant question on Quora and promote your blog there.
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  • Profile picture of the author UnicornClash
    Social media mostly.

    Twitter for tech and science things.

    Instagram for science and design.

    I'm still learning though.
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  • Profile picture of the author marksmith121
    For blog promotion, you can share your blog on social media platforms like Facebook. The first tool that comes up is certainly social media. Facebook is a leader of social media platforms. ...
    Twitter,Google+,LinkedIn,Pinterest,StumbleUpon,Dig g.com,
    Reddit.com, flicker.com, and you can join the blogging community and share your blogs there.
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  • Profile picture of the author SalimSheikh
    Originally Posted by Stan Fox View Post

    Hi there, just being curious and searching for some underused strategies to promote a blog

    Almost everyone tells about the importance of SEO, social media (including running ads), but I want to try more unconventional approaches and experiment. So for example I added myself in some communities on Slack where I could share an article from my blog.

    Do you guys have any other non-cliche ideas for blog promotion? Paid ideas are also fine, as long as they bring value.
    Share your content in many places. ...
    Include your blog link in your social media profiles
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