101 FREE Ways To Promote Your Blog
Author: Sam Affiliates
Hello blogoolians, I am collating a huge list of blog promotion resources to help you promote your blogs across the World Wide Web! The list is in no particular order and will continue to grow when I discover new methods. There are two lists, one for free blog promotion methods and one for paid blog promotion methods.
Please note that this list is for FREE options only.
Every man and his dog knows what Facebook is so I’m not going to explain this one but say just one thing: Get a Facebook page for your blog! Get your friends to click like and each one that does a link will be posted so all their friends can see… and so on.
Sams verdict: A Facebook page is essential to any blog.
Just about every man and his dog knows what Twitter is so I’m not going to explain this one either but say just one thing: Get a Twitter account for your blog! Link it to your blog so that a message gets send out to your Twitter followers every time you make a post on your blog.
Sams verdict: A Twitter account is essential to any blog.
Twiends is a great way to find Twitter followers who are interested in the same things you are. For example, you can add “blogging” to your interests and then it will list all those people who also have “blogging” as an interest. It also provides the ability to gain Facebook fans or turn your credits into website views.
Sams verdict: Please Follow the Rules and Best Practices provided by Twitter. It has the ability to drastically boost your twitter followers so if your new to Twitter it might be a good way to get you started. Be careful to use it in moderation because Twitter may ban your account if you go crazy following and unfollowing hundreds of people everyday.
Twitter stats that “every user can follow 2000 people total. Once you’ve followed 2000 users, there are limits to the number of additional users you can follow: this limit is different for every user and is based on your ratio of followers to following.” Obviously celebrities are once again exception to the rules with Tiger Woods getting 130,000 or so followers in his first few days!
With stats like Pinoyexchange has 402,938 users, 51,457,768 posts, and 6759 online users (when I last looked). And to top that registration is free! Who is going to argue with that promoting?
Sams verdict: Gave me 75 visits (322 page views) during the first 5 weeks.
Blinklist is like iTunes for web pages. You can upload your favourites (bookmarks in your browser) and share any of those favourites with others who are also on blinklist. You can add friends and view their bookmarks.
Sams verdict: Gave my blog 8 visits (32 page views) during the first 5 weeks.
Blogoola is a relatively new website which allows bloggers to list thier blogs and represent your country in your niche area. This is appealing to those passionate about their country or blog topic. With over 500 signups from 29 different countries in its first few weeks it certainly has the potential to reach a worldwide audience.
Sams verdict: Free signup is worth it just to get free links to your blog and expose yourself to over 50 countries currently listed.
Technorati is a free blog directory that has been around for a while (around 1,192,108 blogs listed).
Sams verdict: Took a long time to get my blog listed, almost 3 weeks! Not sure if it is bringing much traffic yet. I will keep this space updated.
Great site to share your blog posts and share (Digg) other blog posts. Definitely one to check out especially if you have good networking skills.
Sams verdict: Not sure if it is bringing much traffic yet. I will keep this space updated.
Delicious is a leading social bookmarking site where you can upload your favourites and share them with others. Signup is free but you need a yahoo email address.
Sams verdict: Looks like a good way to promote your blog posts. To be honest I haven’t really used it that much. I will keep this space updated.
List of free blog promotion directories:
Sams verdict: The higher the Google Page Rank (PR#) the better! Signup to BLOGOOLA for the full list of blog directories.
List of free blog promotion forums:
Sams verdict: Answering and posting questions in blog forums with links back to your blog will definitely bring more people to your blog! Be sure to include a link to your blog in your signature. Signup to BLOGOOLA for the full list of blog forums.
List of high PR blogs to add comments:
Sams verdict: Answering questions and commenting on other blogs with high PR and dofollow with links back to your blog will definitely bring more people to your blog! Signup to BLOGOOLA for the full list of high PR blogs.
List of free social bookmarking sites:
Sams verdict: Social bookmarking sites are useful to organize, store and manage bookmarks of resources online. Add bookmarks for your blog posts and tags and build friends in the areas of your blog niche. This may take some time but will definately pay off in the long run.
List of free blog and article promotion sites:
Source: 101 FREE Ways To Promote Your Blog | TheBitBot Organic SEO Techniques