Help! I need to build traffic to my blog!

Posted: April 18, 2011 in Digital Marketing, Social Media
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You’re sold that a blog is a central piece to your content marketing strategy. But what good is your blog if no one visits?

Here’s a short take on the things you can be doing to promote your blog: 

  • Use Google for keyword suggestion tool to fine tune content for most searched for terms and words.
  • Use apps like Zemanta to quickly add related links, related stories and to push your content out to other blogs.
  • Search and find niche blog listing sites.
  • Answer questions in online forums and Q+A sites.
  • Submit best blog posts to social portals.
  • Guest post on other blogs with links back to your blog.
  • Comment on respected blogs and those blogs of the caliber of which you want to be associated with.
  • Set up an RSS feedto your
    • Facebook
    • Linked In
    • Plaxo
    • Ning Community Sites
    • Use shortened URL to be able to track click-throughs
    • Submit to Facebook and Twitter multiple times on multiple days with multiple headlines.
    • Provide content teasers on other sites
    • Post content to social bookmarking sites like Digg, StumbleUpon and Delicious.
    • Incorporate your latest blog posts into your newsletter.
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