So you just made a great blog post, huh? And you want people to see that blog post, right? Here are 5 quick ways to promote a blog post. It’s the internet equivalent of screaming at the top of your lungs in a crowded mall “I made a new post!”
Take some nice pictures to go with your post. I’m hoping you do that anyway. Pin that picture to your account and you’ll get a click-through from that for every few people who see your pin.
Tweet about your post. Don’t just Tweet a title and a link, but make it interesting. For example, I will Tweet about this post with something like: “Learn how to get more people to see your blog posts here **LINK**” or “Interested in getting more people to your blog? See how here **LINK**”. Also, use hashtags on Twitter to get more people to see your tweets. With Facebook, post a status update with a link to the blog post at least twice on the day that your post goes live. Statistically, if you have a Facebook page set up for your site, only 15-25% of your fans see your status updates. Posting more than one time will get more of your fans to see your post.
Find a large link-up that relates to your blog post and add yours. Link-ups are a great way to get more people to see your posts. Just make sure to follow the rules of whatever link-up you’re participating in.
Don’t leave a spammy looking comment on someone else’s post, but if you find a post that relates to your post, leave your comment as usual and mention that you just wrote a similar post. If your name is linked to your blog, people may click it to see your post.
5. Link to Yourself
It’s a good idea to link to posts within your own blog for several reasons. It’s a great way to get people to click through to that post. Additionally, it is good for SEO. So if you’ve got a post about a pair of pants you bought recently, link to a previous post about some clothes you bought. Since they are reading a post about clothes, they’d probably be interested in reading another one, so give them a chance to do that! If you do a weekly themed post, that’s always a great place to link back to the previous week’s post.