9 ways to Promote your Blog other than SEO

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This is a guest post written by James Adams who works as a blogger at a leading toner cartridges supplier in the UK. If you want to post a guest post then Contact me for the time being.

Getting exposure to your blog is important so you can reach as many potential customers as possible. These days, many marketing efforts rely on search engine placement to drive traffic to your blog.

Search engine optimization (SEO) is important, but it is not the only way to attract visitors to your online property.

Here are 9 ways to promote your blog other than SEO that will bring in high value visitors and complete your marketing effort.

1. Build a following on Facebook

Facebook seems like the modern answer to every online marketing effort: there is a reason for that. Facebook attracts users from virtually every demographic, meaning that if you can expose your website to elements of your target market on Facebook, you can draw highly qualified leads that are already interested in your products and services.

2. Write guest posts on relevant blogs

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Guest blogging is a powerful way to build your credentials as an expert in your field and create a positive reputation for your site is by writing on blogs that relate to your market.

Of course, every time you get published you get a link back to your blog, leading interested parties directly to your doorstep. Of course you have to build some relationships, but once you get started, people will soon recognize you as a sought after expert in your market.

3. Participate in conversations on Twitter

Tweeting is another way to get your opinions known. Originally meant to be a micro blogging platform, Twitter has become a great way to announce new articles and products, special events, and blog updates. When you make interesting and valuable Tweets you get followers that are interested in what you have to offer.

4. Hang out on niche blogs similar to yours

Be part of a vibrant community that talks about products and services that are similar to yours. Every time you comment, you leave behind a link to your blog, an invitation to every reader to find out more about you and your business.

Of course, you want to take the time to make valuable contributions to the discussion: you don’t want to be thought of as a spammer.

5. Use LinkedIn to network

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LinkedIn is often thought of as the Facebook of the business world. Don’t think for a second that LinkedIn is just a place to park your resume: it is a place where business people visit on a regular basis, so you want to create a compelling profile that links back to your website.

You can have three URLs in your LinkedIn profile, so be sure to use them all.

6. Social bookmarking websites

Don’t forget about social bookmarking sites such as Digg, StumbleUpon, Delicious and others. Make sure you add buttons to your pages that allow visitors to submit your blog to these sites.

Social bookmarking is a popular phenomenon that can attract a large volume of qualified visitors to your site, so be sure they are not disappointed when they arrive.

7. Do the occasional relevant link exchange

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The humble link exchange is still are effective for website promotion. You want to work to get links on relevant sites with good reputations. Some advertising services don’t allow users to pay for link exchanges so be careful if you decide to buy or sell links so you don’t end up violating any license agreements.

8. Submit to high profile web directories

Directories such as Technorati, Google Directory, and others are great places to list your website. These sites get a lot of traffic and send people looking for what you have to offer.

You may not get a rush of visitors to your site from these specialized directories, but you will get some and the links there will help you with the search engines too.

9. Create freebies that you can use to promote your website

If you have graphics, WordPress themes, Firefox plugins, or other useful products that you have created, embed your URL in them and distribute them for free. This lets people get a taste of your work and lures them to visit your site to find out what you are all about.

Take advantage of these 9 ways to promote your site other than SEO. As you work on these, you’ll be surprised at how many other innovative ways to bring visitors and business to your place on the web.

Have you got any more points to add up to the existing 9 ?

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    Most of the time we forgot offline promotions, Excellent presentation :).Thanking you james…

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    Guest post is the awesome tip to boost our website’s traffic and Alexa rank

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    Hi James,
    Very good post. There’s no quick fix for promoting blogs, all these ways require a lot of hard work.

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    Liked the linkedin tip

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    There are the ways to promote website, your blog, I also have a similar post at http://goblogtips.com/seo-tips/10-ways-get-more-traffic.html. Thanks James for sharing

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    Another great way to promote your blog is through the use of click thru marketing or a traffic exchange. A quality traffic exchange can drive instant traffic to your site and get interested readers to your blog in no time.

    I run http://www.trafficdynamite.com and invite you to come by and try it or check me out, I am a real person and Traffic Dynamite provides real traffic.

    To Your Success Always,

    Mark Edward Brown (Proud Owner)

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    I was always skeptical about too frequent link exchanges. Thank you for reaffirming my doubts, i will be more careful.

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    James,

    Great Post man. I think Guest posting is the best and effective way to get targeted traffic and links.
    I’ve done 5-6 guest post so far and i’m really happy with the results.

    Social bookmarking sites like blogengage and bloggerluv are great way to get quality traffic.

    Thanks for sharing this great Post.

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    I am using all the methods listed here except the Linkedin network and I seriously don’t know how to start with it. Can anyone guide me?

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    i am using most of the method… and i am getting good results from these methods….

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    Nice article James… One imp thing which I believe you missed it or left it intentionally to point it out via some one :)
    Email list is the most viral one and most important of all I believe…
    Apart from that Feed subscribers, Fb fan page and twitter fans are very imp….

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    Great article here. All the points are depicted beautifully and very effective too. I have done all the things you said here for a successful online business campaign and i have got huge success, Especially guest post make me smiling really and it gave me very quality traffic also.

  13. #

    nice with you james, i think Forums is way to promote your blog too.

  14. #

    Great article , i will try to implement all these things for my blog .
    Thanks for the share .

  15. #

    Nice article , im using few

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    Must follow tips for all bloggers! :)

  17. #

    awsome..wondering..tat we can get traffic from linkedin gonna work on it..

  18. #

    nice tips

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    Guest posts can help

  20. #

    Great information you have there. Offline marketing also helps I believe, like putting your website link to your calling cards, stickers in your car, stuffs like that. These might be a given to some but just thought of mentioning.

  21. Li Smith
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    Thank you for a great article with loads of good advice!

  22. #

    Such a great Post. Thank you for sharing . I will definitely check it out.thks again

  23. #

    Nice post James!

    Apart from what you mentioned RSS can also help in building the connection base.

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    i will try this to my site

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    I have never use linkedln, i have to try this. All the other i have made it.

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    Submitting rss feeds to Rss Directories is also very Usefull and can gain huge Backlinks.

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    Submitting free Directories and social bookmarking is very useful to get backlinks.

  28. #

    I really like the straightforward way you write. I learned some good things here, simply because you didn’t confuse the info with tekky jargon!

    Thanks

    Patti

  29. #

    Very Nice .
    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post!

  30. #

    This article is very helpful. Thanks

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    Best method is to use Social Media. BTW I want to know who i can add my twitter name in comment section?

  32. #

    valuable tips. really inspired with the complete information about how to promote our blogs itself. guest posting, offline marketing everything here is very useful to give boost your blog and brings it up in Alexa raking.

  33. #

    Nice share bro, I like Learn SEO :D
    Thanks

  34. #

    Normally I do not learn post on blogs, but I would
    like to say that this write-up very pressured me to try and do it!
    Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thanks, very nice post.

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