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Blogging Tips:Is Someone Other Than Your Family Reading Your Blog?

Posted by Jimmy Hovey on Wed, Feb 22, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

Blogging Tips To Make Sure Your Blog Is Getting Read

Blogging can be a great way to float new business ideas, engage in an enlightening conversation with existing and potential customers, and comment on relevant issues and developments of the day in real time. 

However, there is little point in having a blog online if nobody reads what you have written(family doesn't count)and it would be a shame to have your efforts and insights go to waste. 

blogging tips to get your blog readFortunately, there are many different ways to get your blog noticed by popular search engines and your target audience alike, and there are plenty of user-friendly sites that make this type of promotional activity quite easy!

Don't Forget Search Engine Submission

The first thing you need to do in order to boost the popularity of your blog online is to make sure that all of the popular search engines know about its existence. 

Plenty of free or low-cost services exist out there today that can submit the URL of your blog to dozens of search engines at once, including Google, Yahoo, and Bing. 

This will instruct the search engines in question to index your site, and list your blog for others to find at their leisure.

Use Social Media Promotion

The power of social media should never be underestimated when it comes to promoting your blog online.  Just as your blog itself should have a chatty, engaging natural conversational tone that easily facilitates conversation about the topic at hand, you should extend the same basic principles to any social media accounts that you set up to promote your posts. 

Besides simply posting links back to your blog posts -- which is a good idea in and of itself -- start engaging in conversations with other social media users on relevant topics. 

Make sure that you avoid coming off as spammy or insincere, and ensure that any followers or friends you have on sites such as Facebook and Twitter feel as if their existence and input are important to you in order to create and retain a loyal following.

Create Two-Way Conversations

One terrific way to share your blog online is to regularly comment on the blogs of others in your field.  Many comment forms have an optional field in which you can input your blog URL, so be sure to fill out these forms completely, and add the most useful insights possible. 

Ask bloggers that you might have a friendly relationship with if they would mind a guest post from you, as this type of promotion can help to introduce your work to a whole new audience very quickly.  With any luck, your blog's popularity should increase in no time!

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