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11:43 pm on Mar 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have started a blog and I am very serious about it. How can I promote it? There is no point in building great source of information if nobody will read it.
11:36 am on Mar 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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SEO, PPC, links from blog directories and related sites...
12:04 pm on Mar 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Optimize the Blog.
Keep adding new content on your target keywords in the blog.
Optimize your blog for visitors first and then for search engine's
Marketing your blog through Email Marketing.
Building Asthetic Links to your blog (Thematic, Content Syndication and many other techniques)

Hope that helps

2:01 pm on Mar 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've recently started a blogging type site, it does depend on what blogging software you are using.

First off I would say make sure you have some software that is able to 'ping' blogging aggregator services like technorati, weblogs.com etc, theres lots of them out there, this is also a feature of feedburner (more on that below).

If your blog has an RSS feed, which it should have, put it in feedburner, this will give you a lot more options to do with the feed and let you track readers, it will also publicise your blog links and will allow them to 'ping' blogging sites for you too.

Make sure that the site is not too complicated and does not have too much in the way of 'asthetics' personally I like to be quite minimal in all of my design work, but a blog site let me go as minimal as possible, make sure the bulk of your HTML is actually the content. Content is king with blogs, not to mention make it unique, even if you just change the colour scheme on the default blog/cms software I hate seeing 1m blogs all looking exactly the same.

If you think you've posted a particulary good article add it to stumbleupon, digg and del.icio.us. This not only gives you a few more backlinks every month, but it gets your site out there.

Post good and unique content (as always), this is the most important part of the blog (I should hope this part is obvious).

If you follow the above few steps you should see organic links popping up, I get links from allsorts of websites including some high authority sites. Then its just a case of content, content, content.

9:13 pm on Mar 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I would definitely suggest writing some linkbait for you blog. There are various tutorials and suggestions online about how to write good linkbait. We've found that this is by far the best way to get some exposure and to increase our reader base. If you can stay on topic with your blog, then you're right on track, but even if its only slightly related, and you're able to get it to go viral, or even popular on sites like Digg or Reddit, you'll be amazed at how well you can do, and the number of blogs that will link back to you. We have a write up about how we were able to write particularly effective content over at our website.

Hope This Helps

-Dan

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6:37 pm on Mar 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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The best way to promote your blog is to leave comments in other blogs. Not spammy comments but useful or even funny comments. You will get clicks on any links you may leave and the other webmasters may notice you and link to your blog.

It also helps to link out to other blogs. Webmasters check their stats and if a site is sending decent traffic some webmasters will link back.

 

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