Many people, probably 92% of those who starts a blog quit or fail at blogging due to lack of readership, lack of sustainable growth e.t.c
There are reasons why people quit. Those reasons include poor blogging habits, lack of promotion, persistency, lack of goal setting, long time blogging investment e.t.c These are just the few reasons out of tons of other reasons why most bloggers fail at blogging.
Now without wasting your time let’s go straight to the point.
Ways To Promote & Make Your Blog Go Viral:
Before i go to the number one way to promote your blog, you need to know this. Don’t judge your blog’s growth or relevance based on subscribers alone. You might have little subs with lots of visitors. So don’t get discouraged cause you have little subscribers. Always check your stats, that’s where the real progress is and that’s what you should focus on.
Most bloggers just focus on their subscribers count and forget about the visitors and returning visitors.
Having lots of subscribers is great, don’t get me wrong, but the visitors and returning visitors are the ones that will give you that boost to make your blog go viral, either through shares, or by them telling their friends, and their friends telling their other friends about your blog. Before you know it, your blog spreads around the world like wildfire.
So now let’s get to it;
1. Develop a blogger outreach plan/ social media promotion:
Many bloggers just publish their articles or contents and chill for traffic to come, (chuckles) if you are doing this, you won’t get anywhere with blogging. That’s the bitter truth about it, no matter how good or great your article or content is, without promotion, you’ll never get readers or visitors at all.
For every article you publish, not every article tho, make sure you have a solid blogger outreach plan. Compile a list of relevant bloggers you can email your articles to and ask them to share or link to your article.
You can also promote your blog contents on social media through the use of hashtags or paid promotion. This will boost your content and help you reach the right audience.
I personally used Instagram a lot to promote my contents when i started blogging. I used hashtags a lot and it brought in amazing traffic. If this doesn’t still work for you don’t give up yet, I’ll be showing you other ways to grow your blog.
2. Commenting on other blogs:
Commenting on a highly authoritative blog or a big and established blog can send you lots of traffic. Not just commenting, but making the right comment.
Find the top blogs in your niche and start interacting and commenting on them. This will get people to notice you and visit your blog, leading to more traffic.
3. Submit your contents to blogging communities:
Blogging communities are good places to get traffic on your blog. Look for blogging communities in your niche that you can share and submit articles with. But ensure your blog is neatly organized and your article is well written or else those visitors will just be one time visitors.
4. Promotion through guest posts:
One of the fastest ways to get traffic or grow your blog is to write for other people. You can look for a blog bigger and more established than yours and write an article for that blog. You’ll be allowed to have a bio that includes a link to your site in your guest post, this will surely boost your traffic.
A week back or so a big company (name withheld for personal reasons) approached me via email and gave me a long time paid contract of writing blog contents for them. The CEO himself told me he loves the way my blog is organized and the way i write as well, that’s why he sent his team to me.
They created a bio for me together with a link to my site as well, and my traffic has doubled in just three post I’ve written for them.
That’s why i always emphasize on writing great articles, pushing out amazing contents and making your blog look attractive. There are a lot of opportunities that comes with investing more on your blog.
Writing for others is another means, if not the fastest means of promoting your blog and earning more as well.
5. Media syndication opportunities:
Many top websites excel in publishing a lot of contents daily. They go as far as publishing 70+ contents and articles daily, they have to rely on contents from other guests and sources to meet their schedule.
You can reach out to them and be part of their content syndication program and build, establish, promote and grow your blog through them. It’s not going to be easy but with determination and consistency you’ll succeed.
6. Keyword optimize your post:
Put your main topics into Google keyword tool and title the post based on the most popular search. In other words, write using the right keywords to get featured in Google’s top search terms.
It’s not just about writing what comes to mind, but also including keywords that will feature you post on the top or top 10 Google search list. With the right keywords in each post you write, your contents will be featured by Google regularly.
It’s like cooking your favorite meal, without that unique flavor or sauce, that meal will be tasteless. But adding that sauce or flavor brings out the real taste. Same applies to writing a blog article, the keyword here is the sauce. So adding the right keyword to your article gives it that unique flow that makes the difference.
7. Create blog posts based on your audience perspective:
One of the ways to make your blog or blog post go viral is to put yourself in the readers shoes.
Put the following into consideration when writing your blog post;
• What issues will your blog post or content solve for the readers/visitors?
• Is your blog post or content going to resonate with the readers/visitors?
• Will your blog post or content provide solutions to your readers/visitors?
• Will your blog post or content be easily understood by your readers/visitors? e.t.c
Examine your readers carefully and examine the kind of post they engage with the most. The information will give you the idea of what kind of content will resonate your readers/visitors or audience.
Trust me, if you do this, you blog and it’s contents will go viral.
If this was very helpful, share it with as many people as possible, spread the word and continue visiting my blog for more. Next time I’ll be talking about the benefits of a viral blog post.
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