Maybe you haven’t even started to build your blog and you don’t have any content yet. Content is the easy part because you can easily outsource it so a professional writer. However, if you don’t use that content properly, you’ll never see the results you want from your blog posts. Here are 10 easy and fast ways you can promote your blog posts and drive new traffic to your website.
Share on Twitter
The easiest thing you can do, especially if you’re using WordPress, is share your content on Twitter. If you don’t already have a Twitter account, you should get one set up. Then, just set up one of the many free WordPress plugins to automatically Tweet your new blog posts.
Share on Facebook
Just like Twitter, you can rinse and repeat the process with Facebook. While there are WordPress plugins to help you automatically share blog content on Facebook, you may want to do this manually when you complete a post. By sharing manually, you can easily add a little introduction or more content to the actual post on Facebook for your readers and followers.
Send a Newsletter
Every week or every two weeks, you can send a newsletter out to your subscribers. This newsletter can actually include an intro with “read more” links and an image for all of the blog posts you’ve put up since the last newsletter. This is one of the fastest ways to get subscribers back to your website.
Use Content Communities
Many websites will allow you to submit blog posts to them, if they fit with their audience. You can check sites, such as Blog Engage or Triberr. If your content is very good, it will get seen and you can get a large amount of traffic from places like this.
Share Images on Pinterest
You should be using at least one image with every blog post. If so, you can share your images on Pinterest for all of your followers to see and re-pin. This is one of the fastest growing and most popular social media sites you can use today.
Share on Instagram
Just like Pinterest, you can take advantage of the popularity of Instagram with every blog post. You can easily share through the app with hashtags, images and captions to make sure you get the most out of your blog posts.
Share on LinkedIn
LinkedIn may be a bit more specific to a professional type of user, but most blog posts still fit with the site. When you share on LinkedIn, you do want to make sure you share only what’s relevant to the site. If you decide to share in groups, make sure the content fits well.
Email People You Mention
Sometimes, you may have a reason to mention a person or company in your blog post. If you do, email the individual or the company executive and let them know about the content. This will allow you to potentially draw more attention to your content.
Use Notifier from ContentMarketer.io
ContentMarketer.io allows you to use a tool they call Notifier. This tool will scan your blog posts and will Tweet any Twitter users you have mentioned in the blog. This will help you get more shares and you may end up with more followers, as well.
Flipboard allows you to make a blog post look like it came from a magazine. They have more than 80 million users and you can take advantage by getting your blog content on the site.
If you want to get more out of every blog post, you need a plan for sharing content across the internet. Some types of sharing can be put on autopilot and you can always pay your professional writer a little extra to share the content for you.