Increasing our traffic is one of the most important thing in the blogosphere along with advertising. In order to gain more traffic or to get ads on your blog, you need to promote your blog posts more effectively. This posts wants to give you a hint on how to do that. Here are 7 ways to better promote your blog posts:
1. Write Quality Posts
The first rule is this: In order to promote it, your post should be valuable for a certain target. So, the first thing is to make sure that you have a potential target and that some users will benefit from the post. This is a crucial thing, because the users that are happy with your content, will help you spread it across the web. You can’t promote posts that are useless and unattractive.
2. Use Catchy Title Posts
The title post is the first point of interaction between the reader and the blog post. So, in order to make the user read your article, your blog posts should: describe the content, use of common words, have an appropriate length. For advanced tips please read the following article: The Importance of Blog Posts Titles
3. Write Effective Posts
These days, the most effective blog posts are lists. Their big advantages are: they are easy to write and they are very important for the readers. That is because a list has diverse information compared to a personal blog post. So, an effective post could be a list, a good review, a new product launch etc. All you have to do is to cover well any of these topics.
4. Create and Distribute Freebies
Freebies are one of the most certain way of promoting a blog. Again, you need to make sure that you offer quality stuff. Things that have a great rate of success are icon packs, cms themes, photos etc. Analyze the market, check for competitors and make the best offer.
5. Use Twitter
Twitter is now the new traffic tool. And who knows to manage and work with this tool will get a lot of coverage and traffic at no cost. For example, Twitter is now the 3rd traffic provider for Techcrunch with a 9.7%. Think about it, around 200.000 unique visitors for Techrunch from tweets.
6. Use Social News Sites
7. Boost Your Blog with Tools
The last thing you will have to do in order to get better stats is to take advantage of the RSS and posts sharing widgets. With the help of ShareThis or AddThis a happy visitor has a greater possibility to share your blog post with a friend. It is not necessary to use these 2 services. You can create your own based on your needs.
I would like to hear from your experience. What is the best approach to spread a blog post? Please share with us. Cheers!