How to Promote Blog Posts: 17 Easy-Peasy Ways that Cost Nothing

Nice blog post you got there.

Want to know how to promote it?

Then you’ve come to the right place.

This post is a collection of 17 actionable tips on how to promote your blog for free.

No premium tools, no paid subscriptions, no-nonsense — only clear-cut steps on what to do after publishing an article.

Let’s roll.

1. Share it on Facebook for Easy Traffic

Sharing your post on Facebook for quick exposure is something you can do right now.

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For the description, just try to keep it short and talk about the benefits of reading your post.

Statistics show that the best time to post on Facebook is between 11 AM and 1 PM on Wednesdays. Keep this in mind if you want your posts to make the most impact.

How about your Facebook page?

Since you want to establish your brand on Facebook, you should also share your post on your blog’s official page.

Wait — don’t tell me you haven’t configured legit-looking profiles and pages on social networks yet?

Then you’re wasting time.

Luckily for you, creating a more professional Facebook page for your blog only takes minutes.

Facebook’s assisted page creation process should be a breeze to go through. You simply need to fill up the required fields, upload a profile picture, and set a cover photo.

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Here are a few reminders when building your blog’s official Facebook page:

  • Enter your contact information to encourage prospective leads and influencers to connect with you.
  • Use a unique username to make your page easier to find.
  • Create a “Learn More” button to send users to your website.
  • Tell the story of your brand using the tips found here.

2. Tweet it Out to Stir Social Buzz

When talking about places to promote your blogs, Twitter is always a part of the conversation.

For blog promotion, the steps are similar to posting your content on Facebook.

The catch is, you have to squeeze everything into a 280-character post.

That’s really not a lot — I know. Still, it should be enough for a crisp and clear introduction to your post.

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There are also certain posting times that could maximize the visibility of your tweets.

On weekdays, try posting at 9 in the morning on Wednesdays and Fridays. Avoid posting between 10 PM and 4 AM since fewer people check their Twitter feeds for news late at night.


3. Pin it on Pinterest to Convey Your Message Visually

If you’re blogging about recipes, DIY stuff, or anything that can be conveyed better with visual content, you need Pinterest.

A glance at the platform will tell you how other bloggers, marketers, and businesses use the site.

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Naturally, you’ll want to use custom visual content if you want to share your content on Pinterest.

No — I’m not suggesting you should shell out cash for a professional graphic designer.

There are plenty of tools like Canva and Piktochart that let you whip up presentable visuals in no time.

Nailing your Pinterest strategy

For your posting schedule, CoSchedule crunched the numbers and determined that around 9 PM is the best time to post. That’s on Fridays and Saturdays when Pinterest users typically sign in to look for informative visual references.

Unfortunately, preparing posts at night is in no way a convenient time, especially right before the weekend.

On the bright side, you can schedule your posts in advance with a tool like Tailwind. It also comes with a handful of useful features, like analytics, bulk uploads, and more.

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4. Publish it on LinkedIn to Reach a Professional Audience

The key to successful social media marketing is knowing the right type of content for each site.

This isn’t just because of the way these websites work. It also has something to do with the content preferences of their user bases.

This brings us to LinkedIn — a website for those who want to build their professional network.

It’s the perfect place to share in-depth, data-driven content.

How to promote a blog on LinkedIn

What makes LinkedIn particularly interesting is that it allows you to publish content right on the site. It will then be consolidated into your profile’s “Articles & activity” section.

For the sake of this post, let’s take a look at the profile of Ryan Biddulph of Blogging From Paradise.

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Of course, you shouldn’t paste your entire post on LinkedIn. To make sure users visit your website, just provide a teaser while including a link to the full article.

Here’s an example from another LinkedIn profile — this time, owned by Neil Patel himself.

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5. Use Instagram to Maximize Visual Content Reach

We’ve already mentioned Pinterest for promoting visual content, but we definitely shouldn’t forget about Instagram.

Other than selfies and photos of food, you can also find infographics, blog banners, and product photos floating around.

You can also repurpose your tweetable quotes into more shareable Instagram posts — just like what HubSpot often does.

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Building rapport with your audience with authentic posts

While the tips above will surely help bring traffic to your blog, there’s one thing you should always remember.

If you want to promote your visual content on Instagram, you should throw in a few authentic posts.

I’m talking about your own photos that give followers a glimpse of who you really are.

To give you an idea, here’s a post about a four-hour marketing class I was invited to.

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6. Participate in Social Media Groups to Connect with Prospects

It’s one thing to use social media as a regular person your followers can relate to.

But to truly be on your target audience’s radar, you need to actually participate in the community as a user.

Joining social media groups that are related to your niche is a step in the right direction.

Let’s say you’re a travel blogger and would like to mingle with like-minded individuals. On LinkedIn, just type “travel” and select ‘Groups’ from the drop-down menu.

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Some social media groups prohibit users from sharing anything that’s self-promotional or salesy.

Don’t worry — it should be relatively easy to find groups that allow the sharing of promotional content.

Regardless, you can still promote your brand by building a killer profile and participating through:

  • Answering questions — In every social media group, there are users who need advice and answers to their questions. If you can help them accomplish their objectives, they may voluntarily check out your profile as well as your site.
  • Run polls — Some social media networks like Facebook let you run polls in groups. Use this to draw attention and receive useful insights from the community.
  • Build your reputation — As you play the role of a contributing member, you should soon be able to gain recognition in any group. Just remain active, be respectful to others, and continue giving value to the group by sharing your knowledge.

7. Reach Potential Leads on Q&A Websites

Social media groups aren’t the only places where you can promote your blog by answering questions.

There are literally Q&A or Question & Answer sites that welcome you to showcase your expertise.

When it comes to Q&A websites, nothing else comes close to Quora — the go-to Q&A platform on the internet today.

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But unlike social media networks, promoting your blog content on Quora requires an elaborate strategy. That’s why I put together this guide on how to get traffic from Quora.

Give that post a thorough read when you have the time. It explains everything from creating an eye-catching bio to performing content research.


8. Comment on Authoritative Blogs for Extra Exposure

Once you’re done with social media and Q&A sites, your next target would be other authoritative sites in your niche.

Leaving a link to your blog post for some traffic?

You sure can, but you need to be careful.

The thing is, most bloggers nowadays don’t allow comments with external links. Not only is it an obvious promotion attempt, spammers also take advantage of blog comments and ruin the user experience.

They don’t even try to hide it.

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I’m not saying every blog out there would decline a comment that contains links. But if you don’t see any approved comment with a link, your best bet is to just comment naturally.

Invest in a potential relationship between you and the authoritative blogger.

Anyway, if your comment adds value to the post, there’s bound to be readers who’d look up your name online.

It’s worth noting, however, that there are blogs that let you provide links to a specific page. They just don’t want any links to be pasted on the actual comment — like me on Master Blogging.

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In which case, readers will be redirected to the URL when they click your name. The only roadblock now is constructing an insightful comment that’s worthy of approval.

For your reference, below are some comments that I personally like to see on my blog.

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Here’s a tip: the integrated commenting system on WordPress pulls in user images from Gravatar. It’s a global avatar service that automatically loads a picture based on the user’s email address.

I recommend setting up your Gravatar account for free on their homepage.

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9. Share Your Content on Message Boards

In addition to social media, Q&A sites, and other blogs, you can also boost your content’s reach through message boards.

Unlike blogs, message boards are more likely to accept posts that include links.

You can find them on Google using any relevant keyword along with terms like “forums” or “message boards.”

Suppose you’re in the beauty niche and would like to promote your latest skincare routine.

A search query I’d make would be something like:

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Value first, link second

Although plenty of forums give you the freedom to post at will, you still need to plan your approach.

A rule of thumb is to write responses that can stand on their own. This means users should be able to learn something without being forced to click an external link.


10. Use Viral Content Bee to Leverage the Social Reach of Other Users

As far as blog promotion goes, everything you’ve learned thus far should be enough to get the ball rolling.

But I won’t let you settle for “should be enough.”

What you need are surefire strategies that are guaranteed to generate traffic.

Using Viral Content Bee to spread your content is one such strategy. It’s kind of like an open marketplace in which social shares are the primary commodity.

Put simply, you earn “credits” by sharing the posts of other users on your social media channels. In exchange, you can use these credits to have your own projects shared by other users — win-win.

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11. Start Building an Email List for Long-Term Traffic Value

If you want your blog to grow, you can’t rely on traffic alone.

You should also try to build an email list that can supply your future posts with readers.

Other than getting traffic, an email list is a must-have tool for turning leads into potential customers down the stretch. This will prove to be useful once you finally develop your own products — from online courses to downloadable resources.

To build and manage an email list, bloggers can depend on free email marketing platforms like MailChimp.

It has every tool you need for a comprehensive email marketing campaign. You can easily create signup forms, design landing pages, craft professional newsletters, and more.

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What if I don’t like a basic platform?

If you want to go all-in on email marketing, you might want to try Active Campaign.

Some of its features include email segmentation, automation, and split testing for sustainable results.


12. Write an Expert Roundup and Ask Them to Share

I have a question for you.

What if you saw your name mentioned in an article by a different blogger? What is your first reaction?

My first instinct is to share that post right away.

Especially if the title is something like “top bloggers in something” or “best advice from blog experts.”

If you write your own roundup post, you can also encourage other experts to share your post. They might even tell their own followers to pay your blog a visit.

That is, if they liked your topic and the way you described them.

For your reference, here’s a roundup post from Search Engine Journal.

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Other titles you can use can be similar to the following:

  • Top Blogs to Read for [Your Target Audience]
  • [Your Niche] Tips from Industry Experts
  • Mistakes You Should Avoid According to [Your Niche] Influencers

How do you inform your prospects about your roundup?

Just send them an email and be upfront about it.


13. Look for Brand Mentions and Engage Users Head-On

For bloggers who already get a decent stream of traffic, people online might be talking about you.

That’s a strong indication that they’re interested in your brand and what you have to offer.

You can look for these mentions and respond with a link to your website. To streamline this task, use a social media listening tool like Hootsuite or set up Google Alerts.

These platforms work by alerting you via email whenever your brand is mentioned online.

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Your answers to social media mentions depend, of course, on the context of the post.

For example, if a user is asking a question about you, your job is to step in and introduce yourself. You then cleverly insert a link to any of your blog posts and ask them to check it out.

In some cases, there could be dirty competitors who are spreading false information that could affect your credibility.

Social media listening tools can help you hunt them down so you could set things straight.

Lastly, showing your appreciation to those who share your post is an excellent gesture. This will inspire them to share more of your posts as well as invite others to the fun.

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14. Build Relationships with Social Media Influencers

In blogging, the most challenging aspect is expanding your online reach.

If you want to know how to get blog traffic quick, don’t wait for your own online presence to mature.

Make a move right now and leverage the online reach of other people to accelerate yours.

The game plan is simple: introduce yourself via email and keep following up from there.

As your relationship develops, they’ll eventually wind up in your website and share some of your posts.

That’s already a huge win.

It all begins with a blogger outreach campaign, which I’ve discussed in detail right here. You can also gain exposure for your brand, backlinks for SEO, and maybe some useful insights from your new friend.


15. Use “Ego Bait” to Get Links

Speaking of building relationships with influencers, you can use “ego bait” tactics to really entice them.

For bloggers, an ego boost is something you just can’t pass up.

Besides, you need other people to talk about you in a positive light. That’s how you cultivate a blogging brand that your readers will trust.

A roundup post, which we’ve already covered earlier, is an example of ego bait content. You can also conduct interviews, listicles, and data-driven posts with your prospective influencer as a data source.

Neil Patel as a Target of Ego Bait
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If you don’t plan to write an ego bait post, you can set them as examples in your article instead. This should be easy to do, especially if you often read other blogs for inspiration.

That way, you just have to be honest and describe your example based on your own observation.

I do this often to help get my point across to readers.

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Giving them a nudge

An ego bait strategy isn’t finished until you notify your prospect about your post.

There’s no need to overcomplicate your message. Talk to them, person-to-person, and mention that you’ve featured them in your content.

If they don’t respond to your initial email, don’t give up too soon. Wait a couple of days before sending a follow-up — they might’ve just missed it.


16. Just Ask Readers to Share

This next strategy should be quite self-explanatory.

From the perspective of readers, sharing something on social media is fair as long as they thoroughly enjoyed the content.

Don’t underestimate the willingness of your loyal readers to do small favors.

If you have confidence in your post’s quality, perhaps all you need to do is ask readers to share it.

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17. Save Time by Automating Everything with IFTTT

Finally, promotion tactics can quickly consume hours in a blogger’s busy schedule.

This means less time for meaningful content development tasks, like keyword research and proofreading.

The good news is, you don’t have to execute everything manually.

With an automation platform like IFTTT, these things can be done on autopilot. You just need to activate the right workflow or “applet” that connects to the right services.

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For blog promotion purposes, you can refer to this post about the best IFTTT applets. It will teach you how to automate your promotion efforts on websites like Facebook, Twitter, Buffer, and more.


Conclusion

Well, you did it — you blitzed through this article and learned how to get traffic to your blog in 17 different ways.

Always remember that I’m rooting for you. Go out there, apply the strategies above, and make us all proud!

I’ll be waiting to hear about your results in the comments below.

In the meantime, consider sharing this post and helping other aspiring bloggers reach their goals. Cheers and good luck!

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AUTHOR

Ankit Singla

Ankit Singla

Ankit Singla is a full-time blogger and founder of Master Blogging. You can learn more about him at Master Blogging about page. If you have any questions or comments for him, just send an email or leave a comment!

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193 thoughts on “How to Promote Blog Posts: 17 Easy-Peasy Ways that Cost Nothing”

  1. First Ankit, I really impressed with the title especially “non-nonsense”. 😉 I love to promote my blog on facebook and blog communities. 🙂 And Google+, AH! it take time to open and grab my pc cpu usage. 🙁

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    • Hey Abhishek,

      Thanks buddy to like my post title.. hope you like it’s content too 😛

      Haha… It takes time.. ? It may be bro, but it’s working fine for me.. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Nice Post Ankit

    I share most of My articles in Facebook Groups namely Smashing Bloggers ,Blogging Squad , Blogging Communities etc .
    One of the Best social network site Stumbleupon for Building Referral traffic
    I started stumbling my posts from recent days and getting decent Referral traffic from Stumble Upon
    I also submitted my blog to indiblogger and some other Blog directories

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    • Hey Lalith,

      Facebook groups are fine to get traffic but bro I’m not getting traffic from stumbleUpon.

      It only gives me bounce rate and nothing else.

      How you are getting traffic from stumbleupon. Please share your strategies of using it.

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      • Hi Ankit,
        Nice post indeed. I learnt some new things from here like sharing in google+ communities, linkedin groups, etc.

        Regarding your query on stumbleupon traffic. Just do the similar thing like we do on other social network. Stumble others posts. Join relevant interests, comment on others post, etc. you will definitely get some traffic.

        Traffic is depend on your activity. Hope this will help you.

        Thanks for the nice post.

        Reply
  3. Hi Ankit,
    How are you? This is one of the useful posts of you. I should say these places (G+, LinkedIn, FB and Blogging communities) are not nonsense places rather they are great place to get targeted traffic.
    Keep doing and sharing good stuffs.

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    • Hey Sriram,

      Yes bro, all these are great places to get referral traffic to our blog and I truly love them.

      Bro, would you like to share your ways to promote your content. I would like to hear from you.

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    • Hey Sriram,

      Now I’m well bro, thanks a lot for asking.

      Yeah bro surely they all are great places to get traffic from social media sites and blog communities. 🙂

      Reply
  4. Thanks for the great info. You rightly mentioned LinkedIn is much more professional and sometimes people may have to hear harsh words or even ban from the community if violating their rules. \

    Google+ communities are the best for me to drive traffic to my blog.

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    • Hey Ambarish,

      Your welcome buddy. Yeah truly LinkedIn is for professionals and if used smartly then we can get good results.

      Bro, would you please share the G+ communities name where you promote your blog articles.

      It’ll be helpful for others too. 🙂

      Reply
  5. First of all i am totally impressed by the title of this post. After read the article i found something different. that thing make me laugh and more curious to read this article.

    These are the BEST place in which you can share your POST. Thanks For this WONDERFUL article.

    Hoping you provide some good topic.

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    • Hey Aditya,

      Thanks buddy..I’m happy that my post impressed you.

      Hope to see you more often here and maintain your top-commentor position 🙂

      Reply
  6. first of all Welcome back Ankitther. I prayed for you. this post is great. you say right we should share our post only limited group. my point of view share only one or two post per day. but quality content with great description. People don’t like to junk of post per day. if you share limited post then visitor interest in you post thanks brother for sharing such kind of post with us.
    Please brother it’s my request to share a great top 100 or more social bookmarking site list which give us more traffic and do follow link.

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    • Hello Rana Irfan,

      Thanks bro for being here on my blog and I really appreciate your comment.

      Bro, I’ll provide you the list soon. Be in touch with me 🙂

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      • Hello Ambika Mam and Samuel,

        buddies, it’s not a big deal to look for G+ communities.

        Simply go to G+ communities page here : plus.google.com/communities
        and look for your niche related communities. Join few of them which have good number of active members. 🙂

        Hope it’ll help you!

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    • Hey Muhammad,

      Thanks buddy for being here and to appreciate my content.

      I love to hear precious feedback from my readers like you.

      Keep around here buddy 🙂

      Reply
  7. I am totally agree with you Ankit, we should not waste our time on in active groups or pages. there are many reputed places where we can promote our posts. Thanks for the info.

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    • Yes Sanjay!

      Surely we can attract lots of targeted traffic to our blog posts from social media sites, blogging communities and groups but as you said it’s tough to find an active group of bloggers.

      But once to get them, it’s worth your time.

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    • Hey Umesh,
      Bro, I had shared the directories list above. Check out in the post.
      And bro, I’m a full time blogger. I got time to do blogging efficiently.

      Yeah sometimes it being tough to manage time because of client’s work but I manage.

      Thanks for being here 🙂

      Reply
  8. My favorite is LinkedIn groups, there i get quality traffic and comments from, apart from the traffic i get from them, i consider them a great source of backlinks. SO i always share my posts in those places when i publish.

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    • Yes Nwose bro LinkedIn is the most popular and quality social sharing place from where we can also get Uk sides traffics. It also gives us quality back-links, a great source for sharing blog posts.

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  9. HI Ankit
    I am using these techniques and getting good results. This best to get targeted traffic on your easily and if your content have a worth of information for them then you can get permanent reader from there. Thanks for sharing these ways for us.

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    • Absolutely right, Muhammad!

      Your valuable content can easily convert your visitors into regular readers and these all places are great source to find targeted audience for your blog.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Reply
  10. Another great post Ankit. I usually use Facebook for promoting my posts. It’s a great place to share your posts as most of we people stay on Facebook for most of the times. I will try the other websites also. Thanks a lot for sharing your resources with us mate. 🙂

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  11. Hi Ankit,
    Nice article, I agree with you about the point you made about Stumbleupon, when share any post on Stumble you get traffic immediately but they disappear with same speed, I think to get real benefit from stumble you have to spend time with them stumbling others post.

    G+ communities will be one big source for all bloggers, as it is comparatively new there is huge potential of traffic. Triberr is a good source again need to spend time to get maximum benefit, Inbound does not encourage people posting their own post.
    Commenting on places like Mashable does help to get some traffic, but don’t know how targeted they are.

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  12. Hello Ankitther

    Nice Sharing thanks for that
    I’m using mostly Facebook groups for my blog post promoting i also using Google+ and i am getting great results I think Facebook groups are greater opportunity for every blogger to share their blog posts facebook groups giving 60 percent Reff Traffic which is very nice for our blog.
    Well I Always Appreciate your work Ankit Keep it up
    Thanks for nice sharing
    Best of Luck
    Regard

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    • Yes Rizwan bro its an awesome opportunity for bloggers to share theirs posts on Facebook groups and be interacts with live bloggers. we can easily get tons of referral traffics from Facebook by simply sharing on groups,

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  13. I totally agree with Ankit what has he explained….i would say these are the top pro places where we should must share our posts immediately after publishing it. Thanks for giving us this nice information

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  14. Hi Ankit,

    This is indeed a great post bro, I do make use of bizsugar consistently and this has really helped my blog in the time being. Thanks for sharing this bro!

    Reply
  15. Nice article Ankit, I have been using Facebook and Google Communities but now also know about the LinkedIn groups. Thanks for you valuable post.

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  16. Hi Ankit Bro,
    Thanks 4 sharing one more fantastic article , i usually use Facebook group & g+ communities for blog traffic.
    Bt from now onwards i ll use LinkedIn 🙂
    Ankit could u plz tell me how to use stumble upon to get huge traffic ?
    & thanks again for your post.

    Reply
  17. Interesting and informative article. i am always looking for more places to share my blog posts.

    At one point I was trying to learn about Stumbleupon. But then I realized that the traffic comes quickly but it does not stay very long.

    I don’t use LinkedIn. I thought that you had to have a certain type of site to share on it? Thanks for this info..it really helped me out.

    Reply
  18. Hello,

    Well no doubt sharing blog posts in facebook groups is really cool idea and it can get us awesome amount of referral traffic. And i think i should give a try to other mentioned ideas.

    thanks

    Reply
  19. Hey There.
    yet another Amazing post from you. Sharing articles on Google + is really benificial. There are high chances that your blog is listing high on search engine rankings. Beside that I have never used Linked In to promote my blog. Well I would give that a Try later.
    Thanks anyways for the amazing update. keep up the good work and keep posting more awesome content.
    Regards

    Reply
  20. Hello Ankit.

    I have just started my blog( with help of friends) and this is something which I need now. Promoting your blog is really important if you want to get success.
    Facebook group seems like a great idea. I have established a Page for my blog. What do you think ? What are the best ways to increase like ?

    Thank you 🙂 Have Fun

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  21. Well, Ankit i agree with you.And Facebook groups do bring a lot of Traffic and they also socialize you and make connections with other popular bloggers.I have even mentioned some other tricks and ways to share your content in my new post here

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  22. Facebook groups and Google+ are great places to share plus you meet so many cool people in the process. So its a wonderful way to network.Facebook worked great for me because everyone over the age of twelve has facebook. I am on linkedin but I never thought about joining any of the groups I will have to check that out

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  23. Great article. I’ve been following your blog and picking up a lot of pointers. I am from the US and utilize the info you shared. I share on facebook and in groups, linkedin, google, twitter, triber, etc. Thanks. Donna

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  24. Feeling happy after reading this post 😀 really i was not aware before how to use social sites. I shared my link on different social sites but did’t get any traffic what was the reason i have learned after reading this post. Its really a precious post very thanks ankit.

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  25. superb,ankit as usual i post my blog post on various facebook groups,google+ communities.but never received much response from them why don’t you just share your secret of driving traffic from social media.what exceptions should i do to get more from them.

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    • Hey Mahesh,

      There is not secret to drive traffic from social media. But I can suggest you one and the best thing which is that you must be active over the social media and try to engage with others. Comment on others’ posts and share them. They will do same for you too.

      Reply
  26. Hi Respected Ankit Sir…..
    First Of All I Would Like To Say To You A Wonderful Thanks For Share This Post With Us. Because this is very common problem of all bloggers. But sir is this good or bad that i am sharing my article on(G+,Facebook Page Only,Reddit,stumbleupon,twitter). Sir If yes then it is good for me if no then please can you tell me the site name only.
    Thank You Sir………

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  27. Thanks for your kind information bro,
    I was also thinking that why am I not getting any backlinks from google+ and linkedin, though i was only sharing my all posts on my specified pages where very less visitors come and clicks on my links.
    now i got to know about the real funda to get social media traffic and quality backlinks from these social sites.
    but its a request that I would also like to have a blog post by you to get backlinks for entertainment website, i have a entertaining website but unable to make backlinks though i have not got any related sites where i can share my posts and leave comments

    Reply
  28. I want to know what is the benefits of sharing your content on blog communities.
    i know it drive traffic to your blog but there is another reason. Do you have.
    Please share your views.

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    • Blogging community are a big source for driving traffic, but that’s not all. There is a lot of benefits of using blogging communities which makes it more useful to join blogging community for every bloggers. Click on my name to visit my blog where i have been mentioned the benefits of using blogging communities.
      I hope that will help you.

      Reply
  29. Hey Ankit,

    I hope that it would help many newbie bloggers to promote their blog posts in a better way. Thanks for including my promoting strategies here, means a lot. I read the tips given by other bloggers and they are mind blowing, easily excutable too.

    Good to read the comprehensive promoting tips from Atish and Ryan, hats off to them.

    Keep your good work bro, thanks again for the honor 🙂

    Reply
  30. Thank you for the chance to get our strategies and views out in the open Ankit. As for the content marketing bit, I think whole businesses can be built around content marketing. Earlier I used to underestimate it and kept blogging alone, but now I am slowly coming to terms with it’s power to create huge brands!

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  31. Thanks Ankit.
    This is really informative; collating information from experts and put it infront of us in a table is really a good idea… I will surely implement few and thanks for your time on this.
    Esther

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  32. Thanks for writing such detailed post with lots of tips regarding promoting blog content. I came across many worthy tips from Kulwant and Atish bro. I’m going to start working on them straight away. Thanks again!

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  33. Hi Ankit, thanks for posting it out. I was reading the tips from all experts and then I went to their blogs, they are also quite cool. Will definitely follow the suggestions. 🙂

    Shashank

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  34. Word of mouth is the best thing to promote your article. Write an article one would like to share 🙂 Mashable lives on the same strategy. I haven’t seen many Mashable articles ranking on Google, still they get million hits.

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  35. All the experts mentioned everything right especially Sam
    As creating a blog is just a little thing in blogging but main thing we need to do is Blog post promotion. And Kingged.com helps us to drive traffic + Some quality comment which help in getting high rank

    I am using it daily as it provide little cash giveaway

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  36. Awesome post Ankit. Very informative and nicely explained post. After Google’s changes in the algorithm of SEO, Content Marketing is really important for all bloggers to engage their readers. I think following those tips mentioned by the Experts in your post will work charmly for everyone.

    Sharing contents in Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Guest Commenting and social relationship with authority bloggers are very important to make your content viral within minutes.

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  37. Hey Ankit,

    Promoting articles is one of the hardest tasks after crafting content, those who succeed in promoting their content are the kings. You’ve included some nice people in the list.

    I feel proud over Sam’s appearance in this roundup post as he is one my best buddies and a great blogger too.

    -Siraj Wahid

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    • Indeed it’s so hard to do blog promotion and yet it needs to be done to get us and our works out to our world.

      Awwwwh………thanks for your kind words and of course you’ve got a big heart. I really appreciate. 🙂

      Sam

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  38. Hi Ankit,

    Thanks so much for featuring me with a group of top shelf bloggers. I’m digging each point.

    One note: CWATC is a my old blog, I just started a new one yesterday. The site bloggingfromparadise(dot)com

    Just for your readers to take note of.

    Sam’s quoting of Chris Brogan is perfect. Me and Chris had an email chat yesterday. He’s brilliant because he realizes that building personal, 1 to 1 friendships, through careful attention, is the way to promote posts. So the 80% promoting thing is about dead on.

    I’m focusing heavily on blogger outreach with my new blog. I may publish 2 to 3 posts a week or one, depending on how much I can connect with fellow bloggers, leave comments and build strong bonds after I’ve written for my freelance clients. Yaro Starak also stresses this point heavily, write a bit, publish a bit, but promote by building bonds with authority leaders, persistently.

    Make outreach one of your prime objectives to reap the greatest returns in the long run. Make friends, help, and be genuine, and of course, over deliver whenever you comment or publish a post to make a lasting impact wherever you show up….and to make a bunch of good friends too.

    Thanks Ankit, deeply appreciate this. I’ll be tweeting now.

    Ryan

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    • Hey uncle Ryan,

      I’m glad to see you here and of course read your tips – those were the coolest have read this week. Thanks!

      And Chris is the big deal, I was thrilled when I read that in one of his articles. Spot on for sure.

      Blogger’s outreach is cool and I have decided to focus more on that, though mine will be in form of Roundup posts, and Experts interviews kind of. What do you think?

      Sam

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  39. Hi Ankit
    Big bravo on doing much hard work and compiling such informative post with variety of views of several awesome bloggers (except me). 🙂
    It shows your dedication to offer variety of solutions to promote a blog post.
    Stress on blog post promotion reflects the changing trends of blogging. Now competition has stiffened fiercely in blogosphere. Hundreds of top quality posts are produced daily. Google can’t put all of them at the top of a search page. So several best posts get position at lower pages.
    So bloggers have alternate support of blog posts promotion with social media and bookmarking sites. They can’t afford to let their posts go unnoticed.
    The way you produced the whole post itself is a proof you have deep insight on the topic of blog promotion.
    Thanks a lot Ankit for having me into this awesome list

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  40. Hey Ankit, it’s finally good to be here again on your famous blog and this time to with being featured on your blog. Thanks for the opportunity! I’m so humbled and honored. 🙂

    Speaking of content marketing, like I said with Chris Brogan’s words, success in blogging or perhaps is a 80/20% rule.

    Gone are the days when the word build and they will come reign……now, you either share your post by yourself behind those beautiful computer of yours and share the hell out of your post and then cross legs to start harvesting the traffics you’ve hard-workingly sown.

    I love those famous words of Helen Keller – that blind, deaf and dumb woman who truthfully uttered, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

    You don’t share your posts after publishing? Then don’t expect traffic!

    Oh you share but not much, like once or twice? Oh boy! You a first class joker!

    How do you then do blog promotion and make your blog go viral?

    Well, that’s what these eight(8) indomitable pros have just shared.

    Go ahead and bookmark this page, print it or something, just make sure you start implementing the rules thought here today and the sky will only be your starting point of success. 🙂

    I sure will see you all at the top!

    Oh, thanks a bunch, Ankit for believing me and giving me a distinctive opportunity to share my little take con “Content Promotion/Marketing”. I really do appreciate it man! 😀

    Sam

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  41. Very good article it’s rare to see such indepth articles now a days and you did fantastic job to let us know some of the best kept secrets by big bloggers

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  42. Ankit,
    These are some great suggestions from great authority bloggers. I have been following a couple of these but not I have more to follow. Right now I am commenting on blogs but I see there are so many other options. I think the key is consistency and to master at least one or two of these suggestions before moving on to others. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Hi Nathaniel, surely it takes time in getting the desired results and consistency is needed to reach your goal.
      We must look for multiple places to share blog posts and stick to them from where we get great results.

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    • Hi Atish,

      Thanks a lot bro for sharing your best strategies with me and my readers. They all are very useful and working methods to promote a blog post.

      Also thanks for mentioning this post in your blog post. Very much appreciated.

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  43. Ankit, very interesting to see it takes the 80/20 and that that the 80% is on promotion and not writing blog posts.

    Wow. I was starting to think that but after reading all the advice by these awesome bloggers it appears to be true. I don’t know how Ryan does it all, by writing daily and all that promotion along the way. I couldn’t believe he had over 3,000 posts on one blog alone!

    Thanks for sharing all of these with us and for taking the time to interview them. I know this post wasn’t a quick one to do.

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    • Hi Lisa,

      Surely it took a lot of time in compiling this guide but it’s great that finally it’s ready and helping so many bloggers.

      Ryan is a blogging machine and I really want to know what’s his fuel 😛

      Thanks for your comment, Lisa!
      ~Ankit

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        • Hey Lisa, it’s nice to see you here. 🙂

          And speaking bout Ryan, you might know about what fuels his passion for writing that much has my interview with him will be live anytime soon.

          Sam

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  44. Hey Ankit learnt lot of things from this post.. Ryan’s point to write depth posts which are very informative is really a very good idea. Atish Ranjan is my very good friend and he helps me out many times, am happy to see that he has shared his knowledge in this post. Nirmala’s point that it is very necessary to include keywords in the right places in an article shall prove very helpful for many bloggers.. Other bloggers also have provided very good info in this post…Hoping to read more tips on your blog..

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    • Hi Mohit, thanks for liking the article.

      Surely all these bloggers are very talented and helpful. I obliged all of them.

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  45. Hey Ankit,

    This is a great list with so many great tricks and tips inside it. All these tricks and tips are useful.

    All tips given by all bloggers are great and each blogger has their different approach towards promoting a blog post. It will help many newbie bloggers to plan their new blog promotion strategy by taking a good suggestion which works for them.

    Thank you for sharing this great post. 😉

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    • Absolutely true Nikhil.

      All these methods of promoting a blog post are just awesome and even a newbie can follow them with ease. No paid promotion needed to target your right audience.

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  46. I am glad to learn the following from this post ( not mentioning the names of people)
    1. Golden Rule – Promoting authority bloggers aggressively is a quick, easy and painless route.
    2. comment/content – Treat comment like content and go for indepth comprehensive commenting to add value.
    3. Tools – Buffer, Do share, justretweet – i have not used buffer and do share.
    4. Every blog has a self promotion ability .
    5. Write comments on comments luv enabled blogs( learnt how to find such blogs).
    6. share other’s blog posts – absolutely valid
    7. Kingged.com – i have heard about it but not tried, will explore.

    I read only one mention of social bookmarking, which as per me is also a great way to market the content. It is actually a long drawn process, if promoted to wrong audience, it backfires. well if you build relations and participate in the community, it can help to get traffic. thanks.

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    • Hi Harish,

      Good intake mate. Implement these points in your blogging and surely you’ll get great results.

      Writing frequently, quality content, promoting others and adding value to communities all are the best practices that every blogger must follow to get success.

      I wish you luck!
      ~Ankit

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    • Hey Bali, be sure to try all this things and the sky will sure be your starting point. And you think you’re making money before? It will tripple with kingged.com

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  47. wow! It is a great thing seeing most of the gurus in the blogosphere sharing their thoughts. I read with lots of interest and one thing is clear, I see promoting content is a major thing to do as a blogger.

    I once read a quote which went something like this,’Doing business without advertising is like doing standing in the dark and winking at a girl. You know what you’re doing but no one else sees it’.

    I love the insights you guys shared. Keep it up!

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    • Haha! Very nice quote Emmanuel.

      It’s absolutely true that without promoting your content, it looks like you are writing for no one.

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  48. Hey Ankit,

    Thanks for imarting the experts tips with us. Oh no this list is awesome andthey are equally my favourite as well.

    I off and on visit to them and try to grasp their bizarre mantra for shaping my brain. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Yes Shiwangi, all these are also my favorite bloggers and during this process of interviewing these great personalities I also learnt many great methods of content marketing.

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  49. Wonderful article!

    These blog stars shared wonderful information with you Ankit and you revealed every thing and helped us a lot to get quality visitors and these things help us to make the visitors stick with us.

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  50. What a great roundup of ideas. I am currently working on building up a list for both my blog and my article writing website.
    One problem I know I have is that I spend so much time writing blog posts because I enjoy doing that and adding fun images. Then I forget to put in the necessary effort to actually promote the thing. lol

    Trying to learn from my past mistakes – this post has provide some great ideas. Thanks 🙂

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    • Putting efforts in writing a great article is good but surely you need to promote that content at your best to reach the right audience.

      Happy to know that you found this article useful.

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  51. Hi Ankit,
    I love this kind of articles where are gathered several tips and suggestions from expert in our field.
    And the several methods of promoting our blog posts is a topic we always want to learn about, more and more!

    Thanks for sharing at Klinkk, very useful! 🙂

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    • Hi Erik,

      Thanks for sharing your views. It means a lot.
      Surely it’s a good practice to learn from experts!

      It would be great if you also share some of your content marketing tips and tricks here with my readers.

      Thanks!
      Ankit

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  52. Nice Post Ankit.

    I learn new things to promote a new blog post.

    The tips given by experts are awesome and in Last you highlighted the points which helps to remember the tricks.

    Thanks.

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  53. Great Job Ankit, all experts at one place. What an informative post for bloggers.
    My intake is to build email list.
    Run Contests or Giveaways on blog
    Comment more frequently.
    Awesome !!!!

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  54. Hi Ankit Bro,

    Thanks for assembling some of the great authorties of the blogging and their tips on promotion on blog posts. Promotion is an important part of blogging and I always wanted to learn all the tips and tricks used by the professionals to promote their content.

    Thanks,
    Sayantan

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    • Automation tools are good to use but you must understand that your followers should not feel you like a spammer.

      Make use of Automation tools only to schedule quality posts that would be really useful for your followers.

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  55. Hey Ankit,
    Thanks for gathering all expert tips altogether. It would have been pretty hard to find those advises randomly. And besides your daily awesome tips, it’s sort of bonus post for us. So thanks again for your hard work.

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  56. Hy Ankit,
    This is awesome list blog promotion from all influential blogger. Each and every promotion ideas of every bloggers are useful to promote their blog and no one should ignore this. Social Promotions, Blogging communities and blog commenting are the thing that every bloggers are giving importance and actually it works.
    Thanks once again bro for this wonderful article and i have also shared this on both Facebook and Twitter.

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  57. Hello Ankitji..
    Thanks for such a great post.
    All blogging masters on a master’s blog !!!
    Learnt many new tips from all masters, bookmarked the post. Was unaware with some of the contents.
    Keep posting such informative articles which are very helpful to layman like me.

    Regards
    Gurmeet

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  58. Hi Ankit,

    I have finally arrived and I can see you doing awesome job here, though this blog is not strange to me, I was able to use the logo to identify that I have been here before.

    On the topic of discussion that you brought to us, one thing I will say here is that the experts have spoken and we have no choice than to take their words pertaining blog post promotion.

    It will definitely be errors or mistakes on bloggers part to create blog posts and just leaving them on their blog to lie idle without taking them outside. For a bog post to go far, you definitely need to take them to the front of your audience.

    It is just like going either staying at home or going out. It is when you go out that you will meet or see new faces, but when you are inside the home, you barely see or interact with many people.

    Time for true confession Ankit, from the summaries you gave at the bottom of the post, I want to say that I am guilty of the first one, even-though I try to promote others posts, I don’t do it aggressively the way I like doing mine. So