How to Promote a Blog Post for Maximum Exposure


The need for frequent updates is often taught as essential to effective blogging. Quantity often takes the place of quality, driven by the anxiety that readers will find alternative sites to keep them interested. Large sites will benefit from regular posting, but smaller operations won't have the staff to maintain such a schedule. However, for smaller blogs, producing less frequent posts of exceptional quality can be a more effective approach. With the right promotional strategies in place, generating large amounts of traffic for every blog post is an achievable goal.


Networking


Blogging is often seen as an individual pursuit, but bear in mind your readers probably look at a number of different sources. Effective networking allows you to build a number of key relationships that will help promote each post. When you post new content, key influencers will post to their own sites and social media, therefore; you should also reciprocate the effort. In most cases, networking can be as simple as reaching out to people with a compliment, idea, or some assistance. Quoting an expert within your post can be a way to gain their attention, but you need to follow this up with some direct communication.


Keyword Research


A good blog post shouldn't be created for the search engines, but keyword research will let you take advantage of consistent traffic. While keyword research for blogging is often thought of as stuffing keywords into the text, it can simply involve adjusting your URL and title to emphasize the focus of the post.


First, search for a trending keyword without too much competition, then look for some related terms. Finally, make sure to add the terms to your content sparingly and naturally. If the keyword is not too competitive, you can find your content starts to rank quickly based on the authority of your blog and the backlinks gained from your network.


Social Media


It is easy to set up a number of social media profiles, but more work is required to maximize your visibility. Rather than simply posting links to updates, make engaging with your followers about the content you are creating a priority. You don't need to sacrifice all your time to social media, but spending short periods of time communicating can make a big difference. When you post new content, linking to it from your active social profiles should lead to immediate responses. Ultimately, more people will view the posts, the content will be shared widely, and greater discussion will follow.


Facebook Advertising


Many bloggers are reluctant to use paid advertising, with the idea that these ads are more useful for physical or information products. However, a good blog will have a monetization plan in place, whether that involves banner ads, affiliate marketing, or a complete product for sale. New readers will increase revenue, so there is no need to fear paying for advertising. Facebook is an excellent option because users will be highly likely to engage with good content. Prices for ads are also reasonable, while the demographic targeting is hard to beat.


The quality of content you post will always be at the heart of your success, but creating an interesting blog is not enough. There is so much new content posted