You will therefore have to promote it in order to get some traffic. Not all promotional techniques are equal, however, so you need to determine what works the best for you.
Your goal is to receive as much quality, targeted traffic as possible.
Here is a list of the ultimate ways to promote your blog:
Most webmasters and bloggers agree that article marketing is extremely helpful in bringing in targeted traffic. It’s perhaps the most effective type of “bum” marketing. Article directories rank very high in search engines, and you can get two or three backlinks for every single article you submit. This not only serves in helping you get traffic to your blog, but it helps your blog’s ranking go up as well.
Forums and message boards
Most forums allow users to have a link in their signature line, which is great for getting visitors and backlinks. Participate and contribute useful ideas and information at forums associated with your niche. You can’t just spam, however, you need to make intelligent and thoughtful posts. That way, readers will be interested in visiting your site to learn more. If it’s a public forum, your posts will end up being indexed in Google, as well, which means your link will be exposed to more people.
Social networking and bookmarking
Social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, are often overlooked by bloggers. Make sure you don’t overlook or underestimate the importance of networking with other people; you can never have too many contacts on the internet. Most of these sites have forums and chat rooms as well in which you can participate. Once again, however, make sure you contribute quality information and never spam.
Social bookmarking sites are also very useful. In fact, if you want your articles or videos to go viral, then your best bet is to promote through bookmarking sites. These sites include Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit, etc. If your article or video goes viral, your blog hits will literally skyrocket overnight!
One way to promote your blog is through other blogs. Post comments in other people’s blogs and leave a link to your own blog. You especially need to leave your link in “do-follow” blogs so that the search engines will pick it up. Your blog’s ranking will improve a bit if your do-follow comments are accepted by other bloggers. Make sure you leave an insightful post and not just spam. Return back and respond if someone (the blogger or other readers) responds to your comment.
All of these promotion techniques are free. Some take a lot of work, but they’re definitely worth the time and effort you put into them.
Try doing all of these, if you can, in order to promote your blog as much as you can. If you notice some methods work better than others, spend more time on those that work. You need to be consistent and persistent in order to promote your blog successfully.
What’s your best method of promoting your blog?
Please share your views in the comments below. Thanks.