We are all well aware of what Blogs are. Blogs can range from personal to political; can focus on a single topic, to a wide range of topics. Different blogs are written for different purposes. So, you end up writing a great piece of work, What Next?
Gone are the days when writing was just enough. With so much traffic on all the Social Media platforms, your voice might get lost in the noise. You need to promote your work well so that your voice is heard. You need to make sure that your work reaches all the platforms, where your potential or target market is. Let us look at a few ways to do so:
1. RSS Feed
The Rich Site Summary (RSS) method is one of the most powerful content syndication tools.It is very often misunderstood by people. This tool allows you to automatically link your blog to various platforms like Facebook, Linkedin, etc. Once you go to your settings and activate this tool, your content will be automatically posted on all the linked platforms as and when you publish it. This tool is very easy to use and also saves a lot of manual effort and time.
2. Growth Hackers
It is the premiere site for posts related to growth hacking and startup marketing. It is like a huge community of people who want inspiration and motivation related to growth in their business. If your content fits their mantra, it is the smartest place to cross-promote your content. You only have to submit a link and URL of the post that you want to promote.
Their model is very similar to that of Growth Hackers. Their aim is to enable great content and people from the inbound world of marketing to get noticed. You can Sign Up for free and just send them the link and URL of the post that you want to promote. However, their guidelines are one of the strictest we have ever seen.
This is one of the very innovative ways to promote your blog. You can turn your blog into a presentation using PowerPoint or any other software and share it on SlideShare. Not only is there less competition as compared to other platforms, but it also makes your post interesting and stand out.
It's an active community of people, which makes it a great way to build traffic. The trick is to post an attractive and relevant picture and put the link to your post. It will help bring readers to your site.
This is one of the most popular social-bookmarking site. It is a place to discover great content. It does not have all kinds of content, but if your post is relevant and picked up by them, it can drive thousands of users to your site in a very short span of time. You just need to submit your latest post with proper tags and description.
Their goal is to be “The front page on the internet” and also to be one of the most popular sites on the internet. They are rapidly working towards that. It's a unique site where users promote posts by submitting votes to bring it on the front page. They are categorized into areas of interest, so just make sure that your content is relevant to the category. This site has an immense amount of traffic, so if you gain credibility here, it can get you a lot of readers.
This is a place where users head when they are looking for fresh, intriguing and extraordinary content. So, it is a perfect place to promote your blog post. You can create categories and submit your content. You can start by using the “Freemium” account, but that is limited to a certain number of posts.
If you are looking to drive a lot of traffic in a very short span of time, Triberr is the place to go. This is a platform where joining targeted tribes can help you build traffic by building relationships with other bloggers and also sharing each others content.
10. Google+ Communities
It is another great way to expand the reach of your blog. It is very simple; all you need to do is search for relevant communities of your niche and join them. Make sure that you read the rules and guidelines of the community very well before joining it, as some do not allow posting content, they are only meant for discussions.
The conclusion is that you should post unique content and make sure that whatever you post offers legitimate value to your followers. These ideas are based on experience with personal and client accounts. We at Edgytal take pride in helping our clients add business value through social media marketing. To find out more on how we can help, give us a shout and we will be happy to line up a discussion.