When you have a blog, you must promote your blog to get more traffic. More traffic means more money from the site. When it comes to promotion you’ll think of spamming other’s blogs, forums (oh yeah! Not everyone… I can hear you) or buying PPC ads on Google Adwords.
When your blog is new, probably you’ll be starting it as a hobby. At this time, you must introduce your blog to your family and friends. Get their opinions and modify your web site accordingly. You can use them as your testing community. Most probably you’ll get honest feedback from them. Once your site started to catch up in blogosphere, you’ll be already one step ahead of your compititors.
Let me tell you some interesting ways to promote your site to your friends and relatives.
1. Email them about your blog
First thing you can do is, email your family and relatives about your blog. Ask them humbly to leave a comment. Don’t give up on your friends. They’ll come and comment on your site. This technique will bring you traffic and comments.
2. Email a sample post
Copy a post from your site and email it to your friends. This technique is much similar to the previous one but instead of sending a link, you’re sending a whole article with a link to your blog.
3. Status Message
You must be using Yahoo, MSN or at least embedded Gmail chat. When you write a post leave a link and description about your post in your status message. Whenever you’re online you can promote your blog to your online friends. I always do this technique to grab the attention of my messenger contacts.
4. Email Signature
Leave a link to your blog at the bottom of your email signature. Therefore when you send your email to others you’re automatically promoting your blog to your email reader. When you leave a link at the bottom of your signature leave the link to your home page. Otherwise they’ll think this guy is spamming our account.
5. Social Network
Last but not least, you must leave the updates of your blog in Social network sites such as facebook , Hi5. When I write a new post I leave a status update in facebook. I can get at least 10 impression from facebook. This hits are worth more than the hits you get from search engine, because your friends will stay in your site for a long time compare to the person came from search engine.
Also guys please remember too much of anything is good for nothing. Use them but don’t use them excessively. Happy blogging!
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