Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Top Tips for Marketing Your Blog

Thanks to charitynet.USA for this request. Here are some top tips for marketing your blog.

1. The best way to promote your blog is to do good work. So WRITE, WRITE, and WRITE some more.

2. Next, the blogosphere is a COMMUNITY of folks who care about stuff. To get your blog noticed you must PARTICIPATE in your online community(ies) of interest by:

  • following the conversations you care about
  • reading other people's work
  • linking, linking, and linking some more
  • asking and answering questions
  • tagging and acknowledging great content
  • volunteering for on- and offline projects in your areas of interest
3. Purely promotional tactics for getting out the word about your blog, include:
  • registering it with key search engines like Technorati and Blogpulse
  • listing the URL of your blog in your e-mail signature and on your business cards
  • sending out a press release about it's launch
4. It's also VERY IMPORTANT that you choose an intuitive name for your blog and use key words in your posts so that your blog shows up in Search.

For more tips on how to market your blog, read this article by the folks at OnlineMarketingBlog.
For more on how to get found in Search, go here.

Cheers!
Jocelyn

2 comments:

John Haydon said...

Joselyn,

Thanks for the great info and the link to Blogpulse - I'm checking it out now...

Technorati is great because it shows you how people many folks are reading your blog.

Have a great weekend.

John
CorporateDollar.Org

CharityNetUSA.com said...

Thank you so much for this!

www.charitynetusa.com/blog