10 Best Ways To Promote Your Blog For Free
In a digital world today, you can’t be a successful blogger without promoting it no matter how useful and interesting posts you have created. There are some simple and free strategies to promote your blog for free.
As a beginner, you have to build your position to inform the internet world about your online presence. Your blogging success depends on the promoting strategies you adopt and create your network.
You can continue to promote your blogs parallel to your blog writing. Not necessarily every single day you have to follow the methods but may be weekly twice.
Let’s check below some of the useful strategies to promote your blog for free and to become a successful blogger:
There are lot of paid services to promote your blogging website to drive traffic. But you can try the above methods to promote your blog for free as a beginner.
These will attract more organic traffic to your new website for sure. This will help your blogging website to earn more money online.
Now, let’s check the methods in detail:
The first and the most important thing is to submit your blog URL to Google search engine to appear your posts in Google search results.
Go to Google Search Console Webmaster Tool to create account and submit your URL for indexing with a few simple steps. Also you can sign up for a Bing Webmaster account and add your blog to index.
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Don’t be shy to tell your community or network about your nice work. Your family, friends, relatives and colleagues are the people you can reach first with a little effort. Tell them to have a look and refer your new blog to their own networks.
As a blog starter, this should be the first public connection to introduce your online presence to the outer world.
Request them to follow your post and make comments. Take their feedback and don’t forget to thank them!
It’s a great opportunity to use your social networks like Facebook page, LinkedIn, Twitter account since these are your existing networks. You have already a lot of friends and followers there.
It’s very easy to share your each of your blog posts. Your friends can multiply the readers by sharing again.
If people get interest, they will visit your website and this will help to create your reputation to appear in Google search engine.
You can start free sharing by creating Facebook business page, LinkedIn business page.
It’s a great idea to create your own YouTube channel. There are several reasons behind this parallel activity:
- Some people like videos to learn and understand any topic in a short time instead of reading a post. So you can create video and also put the website URL in your video description to re-direct more traffic to your site.
- You can make money from YouTube channel by monetizing it.
- You can embed the YouTube videos in your site for each blog-post you create so that readers can be re-directed in your YouTube channel. This will create new subscribers and increase watch time for the videos.
- You should show the YouTube icon in the navigation menu of your site and link with your channel. This is beneficial for SEO ranking as well.
So you can get double benefits by creating your free YouTube channel in parallel with your blogging website.
Find other reputed successful blogs in your niche and put your positive comments there. They will allow you to create Backlinks which are very important for SEO ranking of your website.
But don’t put any negative comment. Be always positive whenever making comment. The blog owners will appreciate to your observation and may recommend your blogging site.
You can create an account with Quora. It’s a nice platform and lot of bloggers and readers visit & put their Q&A.
You can answer or put your question within your niche proving the URL link there. This is also an effective way to create backlinks and announce your online presence.
Make a good relationship with other blog owners by offering guest posting in their blog sites. This will leave a link to your website and the readers of the reputed sites can be re-directed to your site creating more traffic.
You have to find and choose the reputed bloggers to get quality results. Guest blogging is also an excellent way to build an online presence.
Question hub by Google is an absolutely free platform to submit your blog posts.
Google Search engine organizes to find the most relevant and useful content in the internet. However, some contents may not be available when the users search for.
That’s why Google has created “Question Hub” to collect the unanswered questions.
You can search the topics within your niche and try to answer the questions.
You have to submit only the URL of the relevant blog post.
It’s very simple to sign up with the Question Hub. Visit the website and just follow the easy instructions to create your account.
Now, you can give answers to the questions with your blog posts.
Also you can create reach contents based on the topics available here.
While getting new readers in your site, don’t forget to engage the existing readers to your blog.
You can collect email addresses of your readers by simple Contact Form using WordPress free plugin.
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Inform your readers via email when you publish a new post. This will attract them to come back and keep engaged while building trust at the same time.
If your posts can really solve their pain and problems, believe me, they will come back again and refer to their networks.
They will promote your blog on behalf of you!
Perseverance! This is very important, difficult but possible to maintain.
However, if you can build habit of posting frequently, it’ll be easy to follow. If you publish one or two post(s) monthly, your readers will forget about your topics and lose their interest.
No need to publish one post every single day. Don’t be so rude to yourself. Make a plan to publish a post or two weekly.
If time permits, you can publish two days interval. But be consistent in blog posting. Follow the principle, “Slow but steady wins the race!”
Also don’t compromise with the quality of your posts to increase only the quantity. This will build trust in your reader’s mind and helpful to be detected by search engine.
Acknowledge & respond to the reader’s queries in social media or your blog site and hit the “like” button to appreciate their interest. Be enthusiastic and make positive response to their queries.
It may not be possible everyday to respond. However, you can make a plan once or twice a week. Again, be consistent here. This will create a bonding relationship with the readers.
If you care about the reader’s community and readership, people will naturally be encouraged to visit your site repeatedly.
There are numerous ways to create traffic in your blog site. You can create organic traffic by following the above free methods which are very effective. Some of the resources are already available with you.
However, there are paid service providers as well to promote your site (like Facebook Ads, Google AdWords etc.).
But we recommend you, as a beginner, to go for the above free methods which really work in a nice way to promote your blog site.
Finally, don’t worry, if you’re not getting enough visitors in your blogging site in the first one or two months. Your website may take some time, maybe 4-6 months, to be identified by search engine.
Keep patience! Encourage yourself and move forward. You’ll get success definitely.
Let’s know what you feel about the above methods to promote your blog for free. Also provide us feedback how you’re getting benefitted with the free methods.