Thursday, July 12, 2018

25 Free Tips for Marketing your Blog 2018

With so many blogs being created every day, it’s a mystery to many bloggers how to make their blog stand out. It’s simple. People want to read good content, and with good content comes ad revenue. Well, maybe it’s not that easy… We’ve finally unleashed the secrets of successful blog marketing. Do note that these are not guaranteed to increase your click-through ratios and they will not bring good karma to you or your ads.. If only..




With so many blogs being created every day, it’s a mystery to many bloggers how to make their blog stand out. It’s simple. People want to read good content, and with good content comes ad revenue. Well, maybe it’s not that easy… We’ve finally unleashed the secrets of successful blog marketing. Do note that these are not guaranteed to increase your click-through ratios and they will not bring good karma to you or your ads.. If only.. Nonetheless, these tips should benefit your blog and make it more user-friendly, more easily accessible, and more content-enabled.

There are many types of blogs or purposes for blogs and a certain number of tactics are applicable to just about all of them, so here is a -short- list of tips for marketing and optimizing a blog:

1. Decide on a stand alone domain name www.myblog.com or directory of existing site www.mysite.com/blog. Sub domain is also an option blog.mysite.com. Avoid hosted services that do not allow you to use your own domain name!


2. Obtain and install customizable blog software - WordPress and Moveable Type are my favorites.


3. Customize blog look and feel templates - aka design.


4. Research keywords and develop a glossary - Keyword Discovery, WordTracker, SitePoint, SEOBook Keyword Research.


5. Optimize the blog:
 * Template optimization - RSS subscription options, social bookmark links, HTML code, Unique title tags, URLs, Sitemap
 * Add helper plugins specific to WordPress or MT
 * Create keyword rich categories (reference your keyword glossary)


6. Enable automatic trackback and ping functionality.


7. Create Feedburner Pro account and enable feed tracking.


8. Setup Google acount for Sitemap, validate and prep for future submission.


9. Identify authoritative blogs, web sites and hubs for outbound resource links and blogroll.


10. Format archived posts, related posts.


11. Enable statistics for tracking - Performancing, Google Analytics, ClickTracks.


12. Submit RSS feed and Blog URL to prominent RSS and Blog directories / search engines.
13. Engage in an ongoing link building campaign.
14. If podcast or video content are available, submit to Podcast and Vlog directories.
15. Submit blog url to paid directories with categories for blogs - Yahoo, BOTW, bCentral, WOW, JoeAnt.


16. Optimize and distribute a press release announcing blog.


17. Request feedback or reviews of your blog in relevant forums, discussion threads. If you have a resourceful post that will help others, point to it.


18. Research and comment on relevant industry related blogs and blogs with significant centers of influence.


19. Post regularly. If it’s a news oriented blog, 3-5 times per day. If it’s an authoritative blog, 3-5 times per week, but each post must be unique and high value.


20. Monitor inbound links, traffic, comments and mentions of your blog - Google Alerts, Technorati, Blogpulse, Yahoo News, Ask Blogs and Feeds.


21. Always respond to comments on your blog and when you detect a mention of your blog on another blog, thank that blogger in the comments of the post.


22. Make contact with related bloggers on AND offline if possible.


23. When making blog posts always cite the source with a link and don’t be afraid to mention popular bloggers by name. Use keywords in the blog post title, in the body of the post and use anchor text when you link to previous posts you’ve made.


24. Use social networking services, forums and discussion threads to connect with other bloggers. If they like your stuff, they will link to you.


25. Remember when web sites were a new concept and the sage advice to print your web address everywhere you print your phone number? The same advice applies for your blog.


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23 comments:

  1. I really love reading this blog, you have such great content, and you made me so much more aware of stuff I never knew about!✌️

    Keep up this great work!
    Thanks for sharing

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  2. These are all useful tips and many will benefit from starting out

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    1. yes thank you! hope this is useful for you

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  3. Awesome post! This is going to my favorites list and I will continue to look at this list. I need some of these tips for my blog!

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  4. Very useful tips.thanks for such good information.

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  5. These are all great tips for people that are looking to start their own website.

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  6. My blog is new so this will definitely help. Thank you

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  7. This information could help a lot nice post!

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  8. I was looking for something similar but not able to find. Lucky me I saw your blog. Thanks.

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  9. Wow, these are really useful tips. That's a great help. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. That's a very good list of tips for marketing one's blog, one of the biggest challenge faced by many. Best.. Backpacking Series

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  11. Thanks for sharing this tips. At #7 you mentioned something about having Feedburner Pro account, I have a Google feedburner account, is this enough? If not what can I do to have a feedburner pro account?

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  12. This is an awesome resource in helping to start and maintain a successful blog!

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  13. Great ideas. I hope I can follow some of these

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  14. This is a great post for beginners! Thanks

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  15. Great tips! I'm going to use this as a reference in the future!

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  16. Thanks for such amazing tips. I am certainly going to use something from here.

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  17. this is such a big help for many bloggers. thanks for the info.

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  18. Thank you for this information! I'm a new blogger and I really needed this help

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  19. awesome information, bookmarked this page for future references.

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  20. Thanks for sharing your 25 tips! Making your blog accessible to everywhere is a must.

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