How to advertise a blog can be confusing at best and a nightmare at worst. I’ve been hearing a lot of horror stories about people actually paying hundreds of dollars to get traffic to their blog with little or no success. Here are three simple steps you can take to advertise your blog for free and get more traffic without breaking the bank.
1 — Forum Marketing
You need to look for forums in your niche and join them. After you join, add an attractive signature link to your profile that points back to your blog. Once you have that in place, join the conversation. Help people out. Answer questions that you know the answer to. In other words, begin to build relationships. Allocate your time wisely, however, because forum marketing is addicting.
2 — Social Messaging
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase. Social messaging services like Friendfeed and Plurk are automated tools that will send your actual blog posts to your social bookmarking sites (Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, HubPages, Squidoo, etc.). Join a couple of these social messaging services and you will save a bunch of time. Create some buzz in your target market by sharing up the great content. Remember to link all those pages back to your main blog. Important — don’t get too caught up in doing this sort of thing because you’ll wind up spending hours trying to get it right. Just get it going.
3 — Internal Linking
This simple and quick method of how to advertise a blog is highly overlooked. Listen carefully. Every single time you create a blog post, I want you to fire up another browser tab with your blog site on it. Now examine your blog pages, posts, categories, tags, etc. Find an existing place (another post or page) on your blog to link back to. Now, go back to the post you just wrote and add a hyper-texted link into that post that you just wrote that links back to your own blog. You got that. If not, then read it again. This is a very simple, yet overlook way to advertise blog for free and build backlinks.
I’ve just explained three simple, yet effective, ways to advertise you blog for free. There’s forum marketing that can be quite fun. Social messaging adds automation so that every time you post content to your blog it will be shared on your social bookmarking sites without any further effort. And lastly, the internal linking strategy I learned from one of my internet marketing guru friends. I invite you to use these easy techniques to begin advertising blog.