I love the big yellow and black books for dummies that are put out on every subject under the sun. I checked Amazon and there is a book Blogging for Dummies for sale. I have not read it but it made me laugh. I could write my own book on Blog Promotion for dummies if I could find the time, but instead I will just write about it on this blog in Chapters.
Blog Promotion for Dummies Chapter 1
I will assume you have already started a blog about something you are passionate about or just want to write about on a constant basis. Lets get started on your Blog Promotion.
Step 1 : You should write one blog post everyday for 10 days . It does not matter if anyone is reading your first posts as you need some content on your blog before you start your blog promotion. Just pretend you have thousands of people that are going to read your first 10 posts and you should do well.
Step 2 : Ten days have passed and you should now have 10 blog posts completed. You will now start submitting your blog to all the major search engines,google,yahoo,bing,excite,jayde. If you do not know how to submit your blog to a search engine the best way to do it is to do it yourself. Example go to google.com and type in the words submit url this should return a link to submit url to google. Fill out the form and submit your url, repeat this process for all the major search engines above. Dont waste your money paying someone to do this for you it is not worth it. You can do the same thing in 5 minutes. It is not necessary to submit your site to the hundreds of little search engines as nobody uses them and they wont bring you any traffic.
Step 3 : Tell everyone you know about your new blog friends,family,co workers tell everyone. And ask them to tell there friends and family members about your blog. You will be surprised at how fast word of mouth can spread when you ask your family and friends and co workers for help. If you want somebody to read your blog then start with those closest to you and then branch out.
Step 4 : Email your entire email list and let them know you have started a new blog and you would like them to come by and check it out and give you some feedback. Sometimes this is effective blog promotion sometimes it is not. The spam police are everywhere now and some of the people on your email list might not like unsolicited email or will not even open your email. But some will open your email and come to your site. Make sure you leave a direct link to your site in the email message.
Step 5 : Start your social networking blog promotion campaign. Start with Twitter and make a account with your blog name if available and then facebook and myspace and blogengage. Those are the four social networks you should start with and concentrate on. You can only juggle so much blog promotion in a day and you still have to write new content. On all of your new social networking sites make sure you put your link back to your blog in your profile. Also take a different blog article you wrote in the 10 days and copy paste it into the blog you have on facebook and myspace. You will then want to start submitting your articles to blogengage and get a plugin that tweets all your posts to twitter. These are your first five tasks to getting your blog promotion off the ground. If this article was beneath your knowledge because you are a seasoned blogger this article was not meant for you it was meant for the new blogger.
Quote of the day: A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half.