10 places to promote your latest blog post
August 20, 2018
Once you’ve worked really hard on a blog post, you’ll want as many people as possible to come and read it. It’s important that your efforts don’t stop once your post is live.
If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to promoting your new posts but want to boost your traffic, here is our list of 10 places promote your latest blog post…
10 places to promote your latest blog post
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There are lots of different ways to promote your blog on Facebook – your personal Facebook profile, your blog’s Facebook page and also Facebook groups.
If you’re not a member of any Facebook groups, try searching for some by typing things like “Share your blog” or “Blog promotion” in the Facebook search bar.
Ask other bloggers which groups they would recommend to find out the ones worth joining. These are a few of our favourite Facebook blogging groups:
Follow these tips and you’ll get more traffic from Facebook to your blog.
The beauty of Twitter is that you can share the same post multiple times without spamming your followers due to the fast moving nature of the platform. Just make sure you change the copy of the post each time to stick to Twitter’s rules around duplicate tweets.
Look out for relevant Twitter chats you can join in with to promote your post and meet other bloggers.
For more Twitter tips, check out our post 6 things all bloggers should do on Twitter
Create eye-catching, pinnable images and add these to each post you publish. Share all pins to your own Pinterest boards as well as to lots of group boards.
Pinterest works like a visual search engine so make sure your image alt tags include keywords and a few hashtags so that these are shared along with your pin.
The best way to share your pins to Pinterest is to set up a pinning schedule using Tailwind so that you don’t have to spend lots of time manually pinning. You can get a free trial of Tailwind here to see what all the fuss is about.
#4 Tailwind Tribes
Once you are set up on Tailwind you can start joining Tailwind Tribes (like group boards) where you share your own content as well as other people’s pins in return.
The basic Tailwind subscription will allow you to join 5 tribes and you can add Power-Ups to give you access to more tribes if you find that they really start sending lots of traffic your way.
Your use of LinkedIn to share your blog posts will depend on what you blog about, not all niches will be relevant to LinkedIn users who are more business focussed than on other social media networks.
Before you start sharing your blog posts, connect with PRs and employees of companies you’d like to work with. Then you can share your posts to LinkedIn Pulse and LinkedIn Groups to get maximum exposure.
#6 Your email subscribers
Hopefully, you’ve been collecting email subscribers since you started your blog? If not, get a subscribers plug-in installed right now so you don’t miss out on any more contacts.
Your subscribers have signed up to be kept up to date with your content so give them what they want!
Don’t spam them with every post, a monthly round-up with links to your best posts will be enough to get people clicking through for more.
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A ‘link-up’ is a great way to get your blog in front of more people. Link-ups, Linkies, Link Parties or Blog Hops are where you add a link to your latest blog post and visit others that interest you.
You’ll comment on every blog post you visit and hopefully get lots in return. Different Link-ups will have different rules about how many comments you need to leave and what hashtags you need to include, so make sure you check the rules before you start sharing your posts.
#8 Comment on other blogs
If you read other blogs and enjoy a post, it’s only polite to leave a comment. Some blogs will allow you to leave a link to your latest blog post by ticking a box on a plug-in such as CommentLuv.
Even if blogs don’t give you the option to automatically leave a link, you can still link to your posts where relevant. When you’ve read a post that is in your niche or similar to a post you’ve written, leave a well thought out comment saying how you enjoyed the post, and suggest that they might also find your post interesting before adding your link.
Just make sure you only do this where relevant and not on every blog you read – you don’t want to become a spammer!
#9 Mix.com (Formerly Stumbleupon)
Stumbleupon turned into Mix.com earlier this year and we’re still trying to get used to it as it was a really great source of blog traffic.
If you’re not using it yet, you haven’t got anything to lose by giving it a go. Sign up, create some boards and gradually add your posts as well as some from other blogs.
Click on posts that interest you and don’t forget to check your Google Analytics stats to see if it’s driving any traffic to your blog.
It can be hard to get much traffic from Instagram since you can’t add clickable links to post captions. However, it is worth adding your latest blog post and adding a comment that directs people to your URL in your bio.
If you have loyal Instagram followers who love your regular content, they’ll probably be interested in your blog posts too.
You can add up to 30 hashtags on Instagram, so use these wisely by including popular blogging hashtags as well as those specific to your niche.
Have we listed any places where you don’t currently share your blog posts? If we’ve missed anywhere do let us know in the comments below!
We’d also love to hear from you ince you’ve tried some of the above tips – are you getting more social media referrals to your blog now?