How To Promote My Blog?

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Hey guys,

I have a blog where i write about making money online. I know, this niche is overpopulated, but i truly believe that my content can be truly beneficial for the folks out there. I'm trying to write articles that can actually help people.

But how do i promote my articles? I'm not talking just about SEO - i want to create a social presence.

What should i do? Whom should I follow? Are there manuals, courses, articles on that subject?

King regards,
Andrii
#blog #promote
  • Profile picture of the author LooseChange
    Personally, I avoud the "make money online" niche like the plague. It's been beaten to death and over-saturated. Not to mention, if you're attracting people trying to make money, you're marketing to people without money. Think about it.

    As far as promotion goes, try the usual, Facebook, Twitter, social media, RSS, directories, article marketing, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author trytolearnmore
      Originally Posted by LooseChange View Post

      Personally, I avoud the "make money online" niche like the plague. It's been beaten to death and over-saturated. Not to mention, if you're attracting people trying to make money, you're marketing to people without money. Think about it.
      You make a good point, but internet marketing is what i love to do. It's so much fun to figure out how to make money without killing yourself in the process
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      • Profile picture of the author JR Consulting
        To create an effective social presence, you're going to have to do things a lot differently than you do on the Twitter account that's listed here in your bio. You'll need to put the "social" in social, and not just auto-blast out promotional link after promotional link.

        Make real connections with real people and give them real reasons to visit your blog and learn from your information. Sure, it takes time, but in the matter of a couple of months I managed to get virtually every major social media expert (the Chris Brogans, Mari Smiths, and Calvin Lees of the world) to promote my blog on Twitter (nearly 300 re-tweets of one blog post in a two week period) and Facebook (over 100 posts) because of the real connections that I made with them and/or their friends.
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        • Profile picture of the author StevenJones
          I agree, that's just spamming in a sense, this could work for bookmarks as there isn't a real conversation going on. Just likes and one-way reviews. Twitter on the otherhands is like constant chat box and should be valued.

          Originally Posted by Jeffrey Reidy View Post

          To create an effective social presence, you're going to have to do things a lot differently than you do on the Twitter account that's listed here in your bio. You'll need to put the "social" in social, and not just auto-blast out promotional link after promotional link.

          Make real connections with real people and give them real reasons to visit your blog and learn from your information. Sure, it takes time, but in the matter of a couple of months I managed to get virtually every major social media expert (the Chris Brogans, Mari Smiths, and Calvin Lees of the world) to promote my blog on Twitter (nearly 300 re-tweets of one blog post in a two week period) and Facebook (over 100 posts) because of the real connections that I made with them and/or their friends.
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          • Profile picture of the author JR Consulting
            Originally Posted by StevenJones View Post

            I agree, that's just spamming in a sense, this could work for bookmarks as there isn't a real conversation going on. Just likes and one-way reviews. Twitter on the otherhands is like constant chat box and should be valued.
            Definitely. Twitter is one huge conversation with millions of smaller conversations going on all at once. To really use it effectively, you have to take part in the conversation that is going on in your niche, and preferably lead that conversation. Sure, you might luck into the occasional sale by blasting out link after link, but you'll get much better results if you engage with people and then leverage the relationships that you build through the conversations that you take part in.
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        • Profile picture of the author trytolearnmore
          Originally Posted by Jeffrey Reidy View Post

          To create an effective social presence, you're going to have to do things a lot differently than you do on the Twitter account that's listed here in your bio. You'll need to put the "social" in social, and not just auto-blast out promotional link after promotional link.

          Make real connections with real people and give them real reasons to visit your blog and learn from your information. Sure, it takes time, but in the matter of a couple of months I managed to get virtually every major social media expert (the Chris Brogans, Mari Smiths, and Calvin Lees of the world) to promote my blog on Twitter (nearly 300 re-tweets of one blog post in a two week period) and Facebook (over 100 posts) because of the real connections that I made with them and/or their friends.
          Thanks for pointing that out. That is my old Twitter account which I use to get my backlinks indexed.

          This is the account that i'm using with my blog:
          Andrii D (TryToLearnMore) on Twitter

          As you can see, all i do is letting TwitterFeed automatically post a tweet whenever i publish a post.
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          • Profile picture of the author JR Consulting
            Originally Posted by trytolearnmore View Post

            Thanks for pointing that out. That is my old Twitter account which I use to get my backlinks indexed.

            This is the account that i'm using with my blog:
            Andrii D (TryToLearnMore) on Twitter

            As you can see, all i do is letting TwitterFeed automatically post a tweet whenever i publish a post.
            My advice would be to use the Twitter search feature, especially the advanced search feature, and find the conversations that are going on in your niche and jump in and start making connections with people. Make some friends, visit their blogs, comment on their posts, re-tweet their blog posts and you'll soon see them doing the same for you.

            A good rule of thumb is 20 conversational style tweets (or re-tweets of other people's content) per 1 self-promotional tweet.
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            • Profile picture of the author trytolearnmore
              Originally Posted by Jeffrey Reidy View Post

              My advice would be to use the Twitter search feature, especially the advanced search feature, and find the conversations that are going on in your niche and jump in and start making connections with people. Make some friends, visit their blogs, comment on their posts, re-tweet their blog posts and you'll soon see them doing the same for you.

              A good rule of thumb is 20 conversational style tweets (or re-tweets of other people's content) per 1 self-promotional tweet.
              Thanks Jeffrey! I wrote your tips down and will implement them
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              • Profile picture of the author JR Consulting
                Originally Posted by trytolearnmore View Post

                Thanks Jeffrey! I wrote your tips down and will implement them.
                You're welcome. Let me know if you have any specific questions, I'd be more than happy to explain anything in further detail if you need it. And naturally, feel free to hit me up on Twitter with an @mention.
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenJones
    Hello!

    Consider to go to onlywire.com, this is a service which automatically adds your new post to the most popular boomarking sites. Setup the accounts, set your favorite tags and you are good to go. It will automatically paste your new post in the right category.

    Everything will happen on auto pilot and it will get you that extra exposure. I get 50 - 100 additional views with doing this and my new blog is just a week old.

    Hope this helps!

    Steven
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  • Profile picture of the author Ghansson
    Originally Posted by trytolearnmore View Post

    Hey guys,

    I have a blog where i write about making money online. I know, this niche is overpopulated, but i truly believe that my content can be truly beneficial for the folks out there. I'm trying to write articles that can actually help people.

    But how do i promote my articles? I'm not talking just about SEO - i want to create a social presence.

    What should i do? Whom should I follow? Are there manuals, courses, articles on that subject?

    King regards,
    Andrii
    You say "truly believe that my content can be truly beneficial for the folks out there". What in your content is unique and beneficial for people? How is your blog and content unique?

    Yea, IM may be overpopulated but most people are not making any money, so it's still a good niche But maybe you should find your own unique thing and become the best in that particular sub niche?
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  • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
    If you're really looking for more exposure, do some guest blogging. Look for popular blogs in your niche that accept guest posts (with your link at the bottom, of course - similar to a resource box in article marketing). By guest blogging, you can capture the attention of everyone who visits the other blog. Just like that, you've gotten your name, you link, and your awesome content out in front of highly-targeted traffic.

    All you have to do is impress readers of the other blog. If you do, they can click right on your link to see what you have to offer on your own personal blog. If you get a few quality guest blogging opportunities under your belt, you can really increase your readership. And, as an extra benefit, the links you get will help you SEO-wise, too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce Drago
    Great information Thanks everyone, this will help me out alot for posting my blogs....

    Bruce Drago
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Donne
      I would 100% agree that marketing via social media , done correctly is the most sensible way to go,
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  • Profile picture of the author jt808
    Leaving comments on blogs and forums helps.

    Just try and stay active within the community and contribute as much as possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    You shouldn't need to be asking how to promote your blog if you're going to be blogging about making money online.

    That's just IMO, though.

    That said: create a FB page, guest post, write cool stuff, network with other bloggers, digg all your posts, create a twitter, etc.
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