I got 2 blogs, now what?

by ildarius 8 replies
Do you have some pointers as to how you can promote your blogs
to get some traffic on them?

(blogs are used for links to point to the main web-site)

Is there any special ways to drive traffic to a blog apart from the conventional (article submission/collecting inbound links from directories etc)?

I was thinking something in the terms of replying to other blogs...

Thank you
#main internet marketing discussion forum #blogs
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  • Profile picture of the author martinkeens
    Originally Posted by ildarius View Post

    I was thinking something in the terms of replying to other blogs...
    Any blogs where the name that you enter for the comment is linked to the URL that you enter are great. Most people won't copy/paste your URL if you just type it as text in the comment body.
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    • Profile picture of the author sknollii
      Consider the use of communities like blogcatalog.com, mybloglog.com, and blogrush.com.

      You can also submit your feeds to many RSS directories and social bookmark your posts.

      On what sort of topics do your blogs focus?

      Sam
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
      Originally Posted by martinkeens View Post

      Any blogs where the name that you enter for the comment is linked to the URL that you enter are great. Most people won't copy/paste your URL if you just type it as text in the comment body.
      Not to mention that some blogs will block comments that contain URLs within the comment itself.

      Also, you need to be careful to actually comment, as opposed to spamming. And, be aware that, if your comment gets marked as spam, and gets marked that way on a number of blogs running the same spam-blocking plugin, you'll find that your comments will end up being marked as spam on every blog running that plugin.

      Experienced bloggers can spot spam comments a mile away. I recently did a blog post on a popular topic, and it wasn't long before I started seeing comments coming in, where the presumed commenter had just happened to find this great website with more information on the topic and wanted to share it. Yeah. Those comments will never see the light of day.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisgarrett
    - Linkbait
    - Social media (stumbleupon is easiest, Digg hardest but most traffic)
    - Give something away
    - Guest post
    - the list goes on

    Really the best thing is to think about your audience, what do they need and how do they want it?
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        I would also recommend signing up for FeedBurner if you haven't already.
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          • Profile picture of the author ildarius
            This thread is another proof that this is the greatest forum on the net.
            Thank you for your replies, this is packed with useful information.

            My blog is about brain training.

            Unfortunately the blog itself is not very content rich and is used for linking purposes,
            so I can't say that the blog will offer any kind of valuable information...

            Do you think it's still worth it to post my comments? Do they make a decision to mark it as spam, by reviewing the comment or reviewing the actual content of the blog to where it links?

            Thank you
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            • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
              Originally Posted by ildarius View Post

              My blog is about brain training.
              That was what my blog started as too.

              Unfortunately the blog itself is not very content rich and is used for linking purposes, so I can't say that the blog will offer any kind of valuable information...

              Do you think it's still worth it to post my comments? Do they make a decision to mark it as spam, by reviewing the comment or reviewing the actual content of the blog to where it links?
              I don't know how other bloggers do it, but when I get a new person commenting, I will check their link before approving the comment. If the site looks spammy, the comment gets marked as spam. Of course, if the comment looks spammy to begin with, I don't bother checking the site; I just mark it as spam.

              If your blog is not content rich and just looks like a link farm of some sort, you're probably going to get a lot of virtual doors slammed in your face.
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