Normally many newbie bloggers use various methods to promote their blogs rather than spending more time on it. But, the result would be nothing. This is a very frustrating issue faced by almost all the bloggers during their starting period in blogging. Social media marketing has always played an important role for the promotion of sites.
When I talk about Social media marketing, many newbies just think of Facebook, Twitter and Google but nothing else. This is where every newbie goes wrong. There are also many other Social media sites where you could promote your blog and earn enough traffic from them. All you need to do is, just publish great content with correct keywords.
Let me be straight from this point. I’ll give the best ways of social media marketing (SMM) where one could just follow them and drive huge traffic to your blog/site. Before getting into that, you need to know what exactly does “Social Media Marketing” mean.
Social media marketing is promoting your product or website or blog through social media by advertising or publishing your content link or URL in various social networking sites.
You just publish your content where you find more number of active users engaged with topics. So, now you are done with Social media marketing and let us now see on promoting your website/blog.
How to Promote a Website/ Blog?
This is a very normal question, in fact a FAQ asked by many newbie bloggers on various platforms. And they find answers which they couldn’t understand. But here in this post, you can get clear idea on “How to promote a website?”.
Promoting a website or blog is a very simple task. You can advertise it by spending money or you could post your content on various platforms for free. Social media sites are very large in number out of which Twitter and Facebook are very famous with vast number of active users. So, promoting here would be the best option to gain traffic. Also remember, you do not get a single backlink if you promote here. You could just gain Link popularity by this.
List of Best Social Media Sites
Let me list some social media sites where you could try your own social media marketing strategies and drive some decent traffic to your website/ blog.
- Viral Content Buzz
The above mentioned are more than enough for promoting your blogs. Everybody will have idea on promoting their blogs on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. So, I need not tell more about them. But, a simple suggestion is to have a page on the blog name of yours and post in it daily. And when coming to Facebook, join various groups and post content there.
Social Media Promotion
You were given list of Social media sites where you could post your content using your own social media marketing strategy. Now, we will move on to the ways of promoting your blog using other 5 sites mentioned above other than the top 3 sites.
Many of here must’ve heard about Stumbleupon by now, but not sure on using it. Believe me, it is a great platform to drive traffic to your blog. All you need to do is, just submit your blog URL in it and wait for traffic. But before that, be active on Stumbleupon for some days and research on the options available in it.
Get some good number of followers. Later, when you know how it works, you could submit your post in “YOUR LIKES” page. Just click on your profile and you could then see “YOUR LIKES” page. Submit it and you are done.
Reddit is another great source to drive traffic to your source. But, using Reddit is very tricky and to be frank, I’ve failed in using it. You’ll have karma points in reddit which shows the users engagement on your posts. You should try to entertain them and get more Upvotes for every post of yours.
Your karma points count will be increased slowly and once you reach 150+ karma points, you can post your blog URL. And trust me, you will be surprised to see the increase in traffic once you post your URL. And unlike other social media sites, you should post only ONE post a day in Reddit. Reddit can also be used to research on keywords. Isn’t it helpful?
Quora is another best way to promote your blog and personally, I love it. Quora is where you would not find any ads and where you could post any question that comes into your mind. People will answer your questions very fast and in the best way.
There is also an option to Anonymously add a question and wait for answers. If you answer for a question, you get some credit points. If you are asked to answer some question, you get more credit points.
But, how this could help you in promoting your blog? It surely does. If you come up with a question for which you’ve already given an answer in your blog, you could just put up your blog URL for reference. The chances of people visiting are more.
Also make sure that you do not put any links on the question. That is against the rules of Quora. Each and every single question is scanned and edited by Quora. So, never misuse.
Tumblr is another source to get traffic to your blog. But, you should concentrate on building up followers and also the design of your Tumblr blog. You may find it little boring at the beginning, but once you are used to it, the chances of you getting good number of followers increases.
Using Viral Content Buzz
VCB ( Viral Content Buzz) is one great social media site. In VCB, you first link up your Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin accounts. You’ll have 10 credits on your sign up. Once you start sharing content that is available on it to your profiles, you earn some credits.
Suppose if you have around 1000+ people on your Facebook page, you earn 4 credits on sharing an article. Once you earn some good count of credits, you can click on “ADD PROJECT” available there and simply give your article’s URL and post it.
You’ve to put good amount of credits you earned to that article so that others could share it. In simple words, others get credits you put up for that project. It’s like a money transfer in your banking services.
Last but not least is Guest blogging and also Blog commenting. These are helpful in creating backlinks for your blog.
The above are the best possible ways that one could promote their blogs effectively to gain huge traffic. Feel free to comment if there are any other sources you use to promote your blog. Happy Blogging.