5 Simple Ways to Promote Your Blog to Get More Traffic

Without any doubt, the present world is dominated by the internet and everything that happens in real life somehow makes its way through to the internet where it then gets shared across the globe instantly. Out of various ways through which the information gets shared on the internet, the basic and prime platform for information sharing is a blog.

I blog, you blog, people blog, corporations blog, small businesses blog, every one of us who uses the internet and wants to be heard uses a blog for transmission of information. However, the transmission of information is one part of the sharing of information, whereas the spread of information is the other better half. A piece of quality information is of no use if there is no one to read it or no one to benefit from it. Therefore, it is imperative that you promote your blog effectively so that you get more traffic and make your name in the target audience.

Being a successful blogger myself, I would like to tell you about 5 simple ways that have worked for me and that can also help you promote your blog to get more traffic and increase your outreach.

5 Simple Ways to Promote Your Blog to Get More Traffic

Use Social Media:

Blogging without sharing your content on social media platforms these days is like utilizing half the potential of your content. Although people would like to read your content, before reading your content they are more curious and concerned about your personality and what you do. Therefore, most of the traffic that will come to your blog will originate from social media platforms; hence it is imperative that you have a good social media presence. Once you have a good social media presence, then the blog content that you will share on social media will attract your fans to visit your blog and read more of your content and check what you have to say. When sharing content just make sure that your sharing does not become annoying for the audience, and depending upon the kind of audience you have, share content after some time.

Use Social Bookmarking Sites:

Another great way of promoting your blog and increasing the traffic coming to it is by using social bookmarking sites. You can post on sites such as Delicious, Digg, and StumbleUpon, which can bring you great traffic as well as backlinks. If you are able to utilize these bookmarking sites properly, then the chain of continuous blog traffic starts and you keep on receiving consistent traffic to your blog. Although the majority of social bookmarking sites are free, however, you can utilize Facebook advertising and Google AdWords for paid traffic as well.

Content Syndication:

The other way you can promote your blog effectively and increase the traffic to your website is by syndicating your content. There are numerous websites and the majority of which surely will be related to your niche, which you can find and have your content published on them. The benefit of using such websites for publication is that they already have an established and regular audience base, which you can easily draw towards your blog by sharing quality content.

5 Simple Ways to Promote Your Blog to Get More Traffic

Guest Blogging:

Like content syndication, guest blogging is also an effective way of promoting your blog and bringing the target audience from an established community to your blog. In guest blogging, you will have to do a little research and find other reputed blogs related to your niche that accept guest posts. Thus, then all you need to do is write a good post and publish it on the guest blog, from where the already present audience of that blog will move towards your blog and you will have the name of your blog spread in no time.

Discussion Forums:

Forums and discussions are also two excellent platforms, which you can utilize to promote your blog and increase the amount of traffic coming to your website. In this regard, first you have to find the popular forums and discussion platforms related to your niche; secondly, you have to start participating in the discussions and forums in a meaningful way. Once your participation and contribution to such platforms are meaningful, the audience at these platforms will find your content valuable and hence will start visiting your blog for more information.

Now it’s Your Turn!

How do you promote your blog? Which platforms yield the most traffic for your blog? How do you make sure that the amount of traffic keeps on increasing? Which platforms would you recommend? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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30 responses to “5 Simple Ways to Promote Your Blog to Get More Traffic”

  1. Krystle says:

    I promote my blog with content syndication and social media. I will definitely be looking into the other ways to get my blog out there as well. Thanks for the tips Nate! πŸ™‚

  2. Promoting your blog is so important, and the only way you will be able to get traffic to it. There’s no other way! I love blog syndication groups and other blogging communities, as well as social media and bookmarking sites. Thanks, Nate. Great post.

  3. I am going to have to look into the bookmarking sites…I wonder how that would work on my blog.

  4. Judy Garey says:

    I use a variety of ways to promote my blog, which you have mentioned here. Great tips as always Nate!

  5. I have done a horrible job at using Social Bookmarking sites… that is where I am going to start focusing next.

    Thanks for the reminder!

  6. Allyson says:

    Those are so great tips! I’m new to blogging, so I only promote it on Facebook right now. Thx for opening my eyes to other opportunities!

  7. Amy Bovaird says:

    Nate,
    Excellent post! I don’t know anything about content syndication or bookmarking sites (except Stumbled Upon). Today I’m guest posting and I use Social Media and Discussion Groups. It’s nice to know I’m on track, and have a few other ways to work on. Thanks!
    Amy

  8. Katrina says:

    StumbleUpon has been a huge traffic source for me. Also engaging and building relationships inside the Google+ communities has been a great platform.

    As always you provide great value and insight! Thank you.

  9. Shameem says:

    Hey Nate

    Great share about bringing traffic for our blog which I always prefer social media sites and book marking sites for my promotion especially with stumbleupon between do you work on those bookmarking sites which you listed or do you have any other I wish if you could share them for us

  10. Erik Salmon says:

    You have offered some great tips on driving traffic to a persons blog!

  11. Hi Nate,

    Awesome post. I’m torn between Facebook and Google+ right now. I am using both but at this point, I believe Facebook still has the monopoly on social media.

    But that doesn’t mean G+ won’t be a big contender. Post something on G+ and check your keywords, you get on 1st page very quickly. Staying there is the key.

    Have a great day. Monna

  12. Nate, this is a great post because this is something I need to master.
    Thank you for posting. You’re top banana!!

  13. Melissa says:

    These are great tips, I haven’t hear of some of them. Thanks

  14. Isaiah Joe says:

    Hello Nate, Mona has some points about sharing our posts on Google+ and getting lots of Traffic from search engine, there;s certain argument that it has benefits and it does not…

    However, i think sharing our posts on FB and G+ gives us social signal, which plays a vital role in google ranking tips.

    Thanks for the share Nate.

  15. Nate,

    Forums are growing on me. I visit Warrior Daily, stop by Rise here and there and just set up my own forum for The Blogging Manifesto. What a fun and valued way to drive traffic to your blog.

    Be active. Share. Add. Prosper.

    Solid tips.

  16. Hi Nate,

    These are traditionally proven avenues for the traffic and backlinks. Apart from these sources, I found a couple of others working great to drive in more traffic such as slideShare, YouTube, and PDF distribution.

  17. Hi nate,
    Good post to read up. These are nice basic tips to generate traffic. Social promotion is very good way to make your visitors from two to five. Very informative post.
    Thanks.

  18. I love sharing my content on facebook, google+ and pinterest at times – but Youtube is by far the best for me.. πŸ™‚

  19. David Haines says:

    Great list Nate. I sure wish I had the time to utilize all of the suggestions you give. I’ll keep plugging away at it though. I’m determined to succeed this time.

  20. Esha says:

    I use #4 and it’s been my bread and butter for getting more traffic to my site!

  21. frank joseph says:

    Thanks for the tips, i use social networks, guest posts and also use yahoo answer to promote my blog.
    And when doing this, you will start getting traffic from search engines…

  22. Emmanuel says:

    Guest blogging is something I intend considering from now onwards. Getting traffic is every blogger’s dream but the ‘how’ is what are looking for.

  23. matt insardi says:

    Writing content worth sharing and then promoting it using FB ppc is still my favorite way to get massive traffic on demand and you can do it on any budget.

  24. Nomusa says:

    Thanks nate. I have been focusing on facebook sharing, tweets and syndication. I am certainly going to explore the other routes that you talked about here as well. Thanks for sharing.

  25. elena stasik says:

    Great tips Nate! Thanks!!

  26. Bonnie Gean says:

    I use my mailing list. I talk to my followers as I do the rest of my friends and gently nudge them to reply via email, or go to the blog and share their thoughts there.

    It works most of the time, unless they’re busy!

  27. Uday Ghulaxe says:

    great post. Yes the use of social media is the best way to earn traffic.
    I like your second point and this is really new to me content syndication.Gust blogging is only ysefull for driving traffis and not to increase ranking in 2014

  28. Worli says:

    I think you can get more traffic from youtube. Since Its easy to submit a video to YouTube. Add your website’s URL to the video itself, and add a link to your site in the description of the video, too. This will help generate traffic, especially if you target keywords with your video titles.

    I never had luck with forums though πŸ™‚

  29. Philip says:

    Hello Nate,

    I really appreciate these 5 tips as they are no just ordinary tips. Every blogger’s dream is to be found on the blogophere and these tips you listed here are just the key to be found and also gain a lot traffic.

    Thank you so much Nate for sharing this.

    Philip

  30. Jason Ellis says:

    Nate, very cool staples for traffic generation listed here. One thing I would highly recommend you add are the places where content syndication can best be pursued. (IE: DocStoc, YouTube, SoundCloud, MetaCafe etc.) There are so many places on the web that you can manually submit articles, video and audio to to slowly but surely scale up your visitor count. Thanks!

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