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How to market your blog

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I am not an expert on this it’s quite obvious by looking at my own blogs stats but here are some tid-bits I have learned and I know work (I just don’t have enough time to do these myself;d) so I think I will share them here, they might come useful to you or some other experts will correct/add/contribute so it will eventually help me as well hmm

Oh well here goes:

1) Look for forums that have sections like “Show off your website” (or blog in our case), you can submit your site there and members there will be able to see that post, it’s not counted as spam and people check those sections quite regularly

And participate generally in discussions as well, don’t feel shy to share things that you know Just let the knowledge out

2) In the beginning register for all aggregators, like Bloggerspk, TeaBreak, PakBlogging etc They bring good and very diverse traffic, but if you already have a good user base then aggregators will most probably affect you negatively [more: http://bloggers.pk/forum/discussion/12/blog-aggregators-affecting-search-engines/]

3) Submit to multiple (even very tiny) search engines using tools like addmecom – they will add your links to search engines that you didn’t even know about

4) If you are at facebook, share everything you write on your blog with Facebook’s share link utility, you can also import RSS feeds etc There are more new stuff like Facebook connect which you can use to allow facebook users to post comments with there facebook ID (I am using that at: http://blog.skdev.net , original: http://www.sociable.es/facebook-connect/ )

5) Use trackbacks, add in your post links to relevant and high ranking websites, most sites with blogs have auto trackbacks enabled so your linking them means your link will be visible in there post as well (in trackbacks I mean)

6) Participate in other’s blogs, Comments on posts, pages etc, especially where some relevant to your blog debate is happening like if you write about Politics you can participate in almost all blogs that talk about current situations

7) Submit to blog directories (search for “blog directories” on google)

8) Use sitemap’s and submit them to google (for wordpress: http://www.arnebrachhold.de/projects/wordpress-plugins/google-xml-sitemaps-generator/)

9) Share your work on others sites with a link back to your site

10) Socialize with other bloggers, tags, references, comments on each other’s blogs etc etc

11) Use sites like MyBlogLog, Yahoo! Answers, Squidoo, Myspace, Digg, Reddit, Stumbleupon, Delicious

12) and the most important, KEEP WRITING, don’t get dishearten if you are not getting enough traffic Just keep writing and keep working on links, backlinks, trackbacks, sharing, socializing public/traffic will eventually come 🙂 Just be consistent

-Salman