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Creating your blog content is only half the battle when it comes to getting traffic or gaining revenue from ads. Once you hit publish, the next step begins, which is to promote your blog and driving traffic to your site. Use the 10 tips below to help promote your blog.

1. Get Social

Make social media a part of your blog posting regimen. After publishing a blog post, share it on Facebook with your friends, followers, and any Facebook Groups where the topic may have relevance. Prepare an eye-catching shareable tweet with a link that takes them back to your blog. Also, be sure to add your blog link to your LinkedIn profile and make connections that would be a good fit with your area of expertise.

Another good idea would be to take an ‘old’ blog post and revive it by using it for a Facebook live stream topic. You can highlight some good points from the blog and then mention how they can get the rest of the deets from your blog and where to find it.

2. Email a Link to Your Contacts

Ultimately the goal is to have a list of email subscribers to send weekly or monthly emails with links to promote your blog’s relevant posts. If you do not have a subscriber list established, or this is one of your first posts, try sharing the link in an email with others on your personal email list who might find the information interesting or useful.

Did you know that Convertkit email marketing platform can do this automatically for you?!?! Say WHAT? Yes, they have a function where you can set up your blog posts to send out to your email lists once it posted live, or you can send a recap type email once a month with the most recent blog posts and a snippet from each one. HOW COOL IS THAT?

3. Comment on Relevant Forums

Find forums related to your blog topic and interact with users in the comment section. Make sure to have relevant or informational comments that will catch the reader’s attention and include your website link in your signature.

4. Create a Viral Pin to Promote your blog

Open a Pinterest account and join any relevant groups that you may create posts about. When you have created your post, pin the photo to one of the group boards with a link back to the original post which will then promote your blog.

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5. Share Your Post on Reddit

Reddit is a content-sharing site that breaks topics down by niche. Sharing your post on Reddit will help you get in front of a large audience and is searching for targeted information. Viewers will see a section of your post when they search and will be able to click on a link to take the reader directly to your site.

6. Mix (Formerly StumbleUpon)

Create a campaign on Mix. Mix offers a paid discovery service that gets your blog post in front of a large number of targeted audience members. You can target a specific audience by age, location, gender, device, and general interests. Payment is done per visitor, so you will only pay for those who see your posts.

7. Share One of Your Post Photos on Instagram

Include eye-catching or enticing photos along with your blog posts and post them to Instagram with relevant links to your site. Instagram is an easy way to get a lot of exposure through simple keyword searches.

8. Share with Other Bloggers

Send a link with your post to other bloggers with who you may have developed relationships or might be able to utilize your content with their own. Ask them to post a link to your post in any relevant articles on their site to promote your blog and offer to do the same for them in exchange.

9. Submit Your Post to Content Communities

There are multiple sites that will allow you to post your blog to get it in front of their audience. Some of these sites include Triberr, Blod Engage and TribePro. These sites receive a lot of traffic so they are a great way to get in front of a large audience without any cost.

10. Google+ Communities

Google+ is another social networking site that offers communities where users can go who have a shared interest. Sharing your post with a community that is interested in your topic will not only make it more likely to be read but more likely to be shared as well.

Promoting your blog does not have to be difficult, just remember the more places your post is shared the more traffic your website will receive. Try the tips above to increase traffic and get your blog in front of as many readers as possible.

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