Friday, July 4, 2008

Getting People To Notice Your Blog Site

I an sorry I haven't updated for a while. Things have been quite busy around here. And for a while, I have also been experiencing some problems with my wordpress blog.

So, you already have your blog site up and running, you have determined what your topic will be and you have started writing on it regularly. All this is useless if the only person to see your blog is YOU and a few friends. You have to get the word out so that people will visit your site, and, hopefully, visit again and again.

So, how do you get people to actually visit your website?

There are actually some cost-free ways to promote your websites. I've found the following to be effective for me:

- Put your site's URL in your signature, whether it is for your emails or your forum entry.

- Everytime you send an email or post an entry for the forum, your URL will appear at the end.

- Join Entrecard and "drop" your entrecards to other blogs. Do not forget to put your widget on your site so that other people can "drop" their entrecards too. Everytime you drop a card, you get a credit which you can use for advertising your site. Everytime somebody drops a card, you also get a credit. :)


- Join social networking sites if you haven't done so (facebook, myspace, friendster, multiply). Put your URL prominently in your homepage so that people can visit your site.


- Visit other blogs and leave comments. Do not forget to put your URL. People are usually courteous, not to mention curious about the ones who comment on their posts, and will usually take a look.


- If it complements your business or profession, you may also add your URL to your business card.


- Join blogcarnivals. If you're a Filipino parent, you can join The Pinoy Parenting Blog Carnival. If you're a Filipino doctor, you can join The Blog Rounds. There are a lot of blog carnivals out there. You can take your pick here. You may even volunteer to be a host for one of these carnivals when you get the hang of it.


- Join blog communities. Pinaybloggers is a blog community for Filipino women who blog.


- Participate in memes and tags.


- Exchange links with your friends.


I'll add to this list when I think of more cost-free strategies. Do feel free to add your ideas here.

3 comments:

iGossip said...

Hey, I have a question. My blog is strictly a blog about the gossip that goes on in our school. How do I spread the word, without people knowing who I am? I was thinking about making a myspace profile and then just friend requesting everybody @ my school, but a lot of people use Facebook...any ideas? Thanks a bunch.
-iGossip "Seneca Gossip"

laimoonaHD said...

haha, that was pretty helpful! thanks :D

i'm about to use one of those tips so feel free to visit my blog @ http://laimoonahd.blogspot.com/

see what i did there ? ;)

Taylor said...

Thanks for the advise :) might have to try some of these.
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