Social Bookmarking for Blog Advertising

Social bookmarking sites have changed over the years and are still very popular. They are a great place to share your bookmarks with everyone and to be able to access them from any computer. They are also a great place that you can post a link to your blog.

There are over fifty social bookmarking sites that you can use to submit your link to your blog. blogmarks.net, diigo.com, pinterest.com, mix.com (formerly Stumbleupon), and Pocket (getpocket.com), are just a few of them that are the most popular. Each site has its own guidelines and rules for posting links, so it’s important that you want to read the rules that they have before you post any links.

Because social bookmarking isn’t as targeted as other forms of advertising for your blog, you may find that it will take longer for it to be effective. But it’s also a good way for you to get your blog noticed and it may bring in people who may not have found your blog another way.

Since social bookmarking doesn’t always give you the opportunity to know who it is that has seen your site, or get to know other people, it’s always a good idea to keep track of the visitors who say they were linked to your site through a bookmarking site. If the site allows you to put a comment, ask people to let you know on your blog that they found it through a social bookmarking site and which one. That will help you know how effective it is.

Join A Community To Advertise Your Blog

Something that you will find, especially if you join something like LiveJournal, is that users just like you have created communities for people with common interests.

There are communities for just about any subject, and if you find that there isn’t a community for the subject you can create one. This is a great place to advertise your blog.

The nice thing about communities is that there isn’t any limit as to how many communities that you can join.

For example, say that you love blogging about books, horseback riding, and skiing in Tahoe. All you have to do is look through the communities for ones that have those interests and join them.

As long as you post something related to the topic to the chosen community, people will see you and perhaps they will check out your personal blog.

Something to remember is that you don’t want to write a post tht is one sentence long in order to get people to go to your blog. They will want to know that what you write is interesting and is something worth reading.

Joining communities can be a great way to advertise your blog and drive traffic to it. If you are referring to something that you posted about on your blog, you can use a link back to your entry in your post.

As with posting comments on someone else’s blog, you don’t want people to think that you joined a community simply to get traffic to your blog. Otherwise, people won’t visit your blog and you may get banned from the community as well.

SEO Importance In Blog Advertising

Having a blog on the Internet that gives people some good informaton doens’t do a lot of good if people don’t know that it’s there.

If you want people to be able to find your blog, something that is important is that you have good Search Engine Optimization, or SEO.

Whenever you put one or more words into a search bar to look for something, the SEO of a website is what helps bring up those websites.

For example, if your blog is about Harry Potter, you are going to want to be sure that your blog includes popular terms such as Harry Pottter, JK Rowling, and other things that are related to Harry Potter.

Think about the things that people look for when they are interested in Harry Potter, and the kinds of things that come up when you search.

It’s always a good idea to use your own experience when you are optimizing your blog for searching.

Think about what has worked, what hasn’t worked, and use them for your own blog SEO. This way, when someone puts one of the terms that you put in your blog into a
search engine it will be one of the sites that comes up.

Of course, there are other factors that come into play that determine where your blog will come up in the list, but everyone starts somewhere.

The more keywords that your blog uses, the more people will come to your blog. It just takes time and patience.

Using Blogs As Sources In Articles

Depending on what type of blog that you have, it might be a good idea to advertise your blog using articles.

For example, say you know about jewelry and gemstones, and your blog is a place where you post information for people to read about jewelry.

Submitting an article to a website such as EzineArticles.com can be very instrumental in bringing people to your blog.

An good example would be is if you wanted to talk about the common misconceptions about the colors of gemstones.

You could write about the fact that people assume that gemstones such as emeralds, sapphires and rubies are one different color, but the truth is that those stones come in a variety of colors and hues.

Then you can use your blog as a source for your information, as long as you have blogged about those gemstones.

Of course, this is just an example of the way you can use articles to advertise your blog.

When you are writing an article, be creative. You don’t have to be an expert at what you do. If you enjoy writing stories, you can say that posting stories on blogs is a new and different way to share your stories with others.

Then, post your blog link as your source and you have people checking out your blog and your stories.

Getting The Message Across

If you are someone who uses chat/messaging programs such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, Viber, Google + Hangouts or Skype, and have a lot of online friends, it can be a great way to get people to read your blog and to leave comments on it.

As it is with your signature on your email, you don’t want to just send an instant message to people every time you update your blog. You also don’t want to simply send a message to someone asking to read your blog.

For someone who has been on your friends list for a while, you can be less formal of course, but you want to be polite when you talk to people who you may have not talked to in a while or someone who is new.

Use your own judgement when you are chatting with people about your blog. If it’s someone that you haven’t talked to in a while, and someone asks you what you have been up to, you can point them to your blog so that they know what is going on with you.

Some blogs, like LiveJournal, have their own messaging program, so that’s also another good way to advertise your blog.

Be certain that you don’t send someone a message though only to advertise your blog. It’s more polite to say something about their blog first, and then tell them about your blog.

If you have a common interest, it’s a good ice breaker and it will give you something to talk about.

Blogging Traffic – Give And Take

Blogging traffic is a give and take relationship. Sometimes one of the best ways to get traffic to your blog is by visiting someone else ‘s blog.

Go to their blog and read one of their entries, or read a few of them. Chances are that you are going to find something that you have in common.

When you find something that you find truly interesting on a blog, leave a comment so that they know that you were there.

One of the best known blogs available is LiveJournal. A great feature of LiveJournal is that you can search for interests on their site and it will come up with results of those who have that interest.

Are you interested in horseback riding? You can see what other bloggers are interested in horseback riding as well.

When you are commenting on someone’s post, you want to make sure that you don’t leave a generic comment. If you like the post, say something about what you read in the post.

After you have commented on the person’s post, then you can say something like, ‘I really like horseback riding too. I had a similar experience to yours.’ and then use it to link back to your journal.

But be sure that you sound sincere when you are commenting, and don’t make them feel like you’re just fishing for traffic.

If someone thinks that you are using their blog to get more traffic to yours, they won’t visit your site and your efforts will be wasted.