So, the other day a client asked me how to promote his business blog. I started to come up with a few things, but I knew it would be overwhelming. I slept on it and decided to make a detailed blog post about how to promote his blog.
After all I’m sure this one person, I’ll call Jack, must mean others are wondering the same thing today.
The one thing I did tell Jack is that you either pay for it promoting your blog in TIME or MONEY. You can’t get around that. There is no EASY way to promote your blog or website in 2020. Now, there are so many out there and many very good ones.
Video – Video Here, There and Everywhere!
Today, video has become a must to survive online with your business. Video on every social network today is generating more views than posts with images or text only.
You can also produce video for your blog and/or your YouTube Channel. These videos can help you come up closer to page one in the search engines as well.
According to Forbes recently, Among millennial audiences, two-thirds of social media users reported engaging with a brand after watching a video posted on social media. Video has matured and is here to stay.
Many clients of mine are shy to do a video. I did one recently on Twitter to inspire others to get in front of the camera. Oftentimes, I will them to do a video of them talking and showing something to start and take away a little of the fear.
Podcasting To Promote Your Blog
Podcasting and live streaming both have become very big in 2019 and will continue to do so in 2020 and through the next decade. You may have remember the piece I wrote here about Ms. Ileane Smith and her podcasting advice to all.
More and more people are listening to podcasts as they are readily available on many devices such as Alexa, iTunes and Google Home. More people have these devices in their homes, offices and during their drive time.
Triberr to Promote Your Blog
Triberr is still a good way to generate traffic to your blog. It takes time and patience to set up. But once you do, there is a free version and a paid version. I’ve been using the paid version (Lite) for years now. They have changed their rates but after you use it FREE to start I do recommend upgrading on this one.
The Triberr set-up can go automatic for you or you can pick and choose what to share and where to share as I do. You put in your own RSS feed so others can share your latest post. You can read more using Triberr on an instructional piece I did a while back.
Traffic does not come quick with Tribber but once it does, it’s great. It wasa my main driver for Twitter traffic for years. It has come down the past year but I still recommend it.
Another great place to have your blog showcased. I always go there after publishing a new post to share it. If I find another blogger who has great content and is not on Biz Sugar I’ll share it there as well. Similarly, you have options to share on social media right from their dashboard too for extra exposure.
Sometimes, your posts may be shared into other business communities from this website, so I highly recommend it. They just recently revamped their look and it’s looking GOOD . They also have a Biz Sugar community site that was launched a few weeks ago. My friend Gail Gardner from Grow Map is a coordinator there and a major contributor.
Not only do you share on this network but you can engage there. People’s posts are upvoted and those with the most votes usually end up on the front page. Oftentimes, I’ll leave some comments on posts I find interesting. I’ve met more like minded people there on that network.
Zest only accepts the best content from the web but once your content is accepted it does get seen in many wonderful places on the web. It’s a high-end content syndication place. It’s a great place to find high end quality content as well. You can vote on content there too.
The one thing that is very different about this one too is you must have their extension on your browser. You can turn it off if it becomes too cumbersome and turn it back on when you need it.