Month: March 2017

10 Actionable Ways to Build Whitehat Backlinks

Lately, it feels like Google is cracking down harder on blackhat backlinks. The days of ranking by spamming blog comments across the web are over. You need to focus on building in-content, contextually relevant backlinks on high DA/PA sites. By “in-content”, I mean a backlink that’s within the article itself (not a comment or sidebar link).

Relevancy is also important, which is why you should always seek backlinks from sites that are in the same niche as yours. If you’re wondering why you’re not ranking in Google, then it’s probably because you haven’t built enough relevant backlinks. In this article, I’m going to show you 10 actionable ways to build whitehat backlinks to your website.

#1: Write “Blogger Roundup” Style Articles

Have you ever read articles with titles like “42 Experts Give Their Advice on….” or “10 Bloggers Share Their Favorite….”? This is an example of a blogger roundup style article. It’s when you gather the opinions of all the experts in your niche about a specific topic. You then publish this information as a single value-packed article. How does this get your backlinks? Well, chances are that at least some of the people you interviewed are going to share a link to the post on their own site. The more people you interview, the higher the chances of getting more links!

#2: Outreach (A.K.A. Guest Posting)

No matter how new you are to internet marketing, you’ve probably heard of outreach. Basically, this is when you reach out to bloggers in your niche and ask them if you can submit a guest post with your link in it. It’s a win-win for both parties: you get a link back to your site and the site owner gets awesome content for their audience. Of all the link-building strategies out there, blogger outreach is considered one of the safest in terms of not getting a Google penalty. Just make sure that you’re not posting on obvious link farms and you should be okay.

#3: Submit Testimonials

Companies are always looking for testimonials to put on the homepage of their site. Well, guess what? You can be that person who gives it. A lot of the time, companies looking for testimonials will publicly announce it: they’ll put it on their homepage, saying something along the lines of “Email us to have your site featured here” (or something similar). In other cases, they may actively email you asking for a testimonial (I’ve had both happen to me). The point is, submitting your testimonials can result in some powerful links, so don’t overlook this link-building strategy.

#4: Give Away Your Product/Service to Bloggers (For Free)

Do you have a product or service that you’re willing to give away for free in exchange for a link? If so, bloggers all around the web are willing to take them and write a review. Simply email a blogger that’s in your niche and ask them if they’d be willing to review your product or service. If they agree, they’ll write the review along with a backlink to your site. It’s fast, free, and efficient way to get a lot of backlinks to your site in a relatively short amount of time.

#5: Create an Awesome Infographic

While the popularity of infographics peaked between 2015 and 2016, they’re still very popular today. But you need to focus on making the infographic good, catchy, and memorable. On average, expect to spend a minimum of $400 on a good infographic. You’re probably thinking, “That’s a lot of money!” I agree- that’s a lot of money, but the link value you’ll get in return (if you do things right) is priceless. Once you create the infographic, submit it to bloggers in your niche and watch the backlinks flow in.

#6: Write Something Controversial

Want to get thousands of shares and/or backlinks to your site in a short amount of time? Then write something controversial. When I say controversial, I don’t mean write something spiteful, hateful, or discriminatory. I mean write something that goes against the grain. If all the bloggers in your niche agree with X, then write about why you think Y is better. For example, if you go to YouTube, you’ll notice that all the “Flat Earth Theory” videos have millions of views. Why? Because these videos are extremely controversial and provoke discussion.

#7: Broken Link Building

Broken link building is when you contact bloggers who have broken links on a specific page, and then you ask them to replace that link with one back to your site. The reason this works is because you’re helping the blogger- if you didn’t tell them about the broken link, they may have never known. To return the favor of you helping them, they’ll typically agree to replacing that link with one back to your site. It’s a simple, yet, highly effective way to build whitehat backlinks.

#8: Join HARO

HARO stands for Help a Reporter Out. This is a site where reporters go to find sources for specific stories. You can sign up and then be the person who provides sources and information for reporters. If the reporter likes your respond, they’ll use you in the “Sources” section of their article, which will often include a link back to your site. One drawback is that HARO costs money to join. Still, it’s a powerful way to get backlinks from high DA sites like CNN.com, HuffingtonPost.com, etc.

#9: Turn “Mentions” into Links

Don’t you hate it when a site “mentions” you but doesn’t take the time to create the link? For example, they’ll write “Check out yoursite.com” but won’t physically insert the hyperlink. Fortunately, there’s a way to easily turn this around: simply email the site owner and ask them to add the link. Most of the time, they’ll happily do this. You can use BuzzSumo.com to see what sites are mentioning you but not physically linking to you.

#10: Do a Scholarship Giveaway

The last actionable way to build whitehat backlinks is to do a scholarship giveaway. Here’s how it works: you come up with the scholarship requirements and giveaway amount. You then contact universities and tell them about your scholarship. The universities will then link to your scholarship from their website. Since Edu links are very powerful, you only need a few of them to increase your rankings and traffic.

Bottom Line

I hope you enjoyed this post on building whitehat backlinks. Remember that building backlinks is all about persistence and patience. In other words, it’s about long-term success- not short-term gain. Whitehat backlinks typically have far less risk when it comes to getting penalized, so you can confidently build them without worrying about losing your rankings during a future Google update.

Original post: 10 Actionable Ways to Build Whitehat Backlinks

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4 Tips to Improve Your Website SEO

If you are not working on SEO, you are doing it wrong! SEO will probably give you the highest possible ROI online. That is because once your website starts ranking well you will get thousands of free visitors to your site. Not only that, those will be relevant visitors, and they might keep coming for years!

Below you will find 4 tips that you might not be using yet.

1. Optimize for mobile

Optimizing your site for mobile devices is a must today. Some large websites like eBay already get more visitors and business from mobile users than from desktop ones! On some cases, the mobile part represents 70% of all traffic and sales!

The first thing you need to do in this regard is to make sure that your site is mobile friend. Google offers a very useful and free tool that can help you identify and fix any problems that your site might have.

2. Optimize your content

Content is a big pillar of SEO, and you need to optimize it if you want to maximize your returns. There is a service called WebTextTool you can use to get real time recommendations to optimize your content and find keywords that will bring more traffic to your site. The difference between a bad and a good keyword can literally be tens of thousands of visitors every month.

If you use a CMS like Drupal or WordPress you can install their plugin and get the recommendations directly in your text editor. This will both save you time and make sure that you don’t forget to do that optimization part.

3. Get links to your content

Writing great content alone is not enough. Unless you get high quality and relevant backlinks, no one will find your great content. You can use Ahrefs to get an overview of the backlinks to your site.

Social media and social news sites represent a great way to get those initial, high quality backlinks. For instance, you can get links from YouTube, Medium, Reddit, Instagram and so on.

4. Track the progress over time

You can’t improve what you can’t measure! Make sure to track how many visitors you are getting from Google (with Google Analytics and Google Search Console), overall and for each of your popular articles.

Identify the articles that are performing better, and try to understand what you did different on those. Identify those factors, and replicate them on future articles to make sure they will attract a lot of visitors as well.

Good luck!

Original post: 4 Tips to Improve Your Website SEO

How to Pick Effective Photos and Videos for Your Blog

When people think of blogs they often think of the written content, but for those in the business it’s clear that there is a whole lot more to consider than just the copy. Including photos and/or videos in your blog can help its Google rankings, get more attention from readers, and engage with visitors in a more effective way. If you’re convinced that your blog needs photos and/or videos but don’t know how to go about picking them, you’ll enjoy reading through these tips on how to pick effective content.

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Tap Into Your Creative Side

Perhaps you took the steps necessary to design a website. Once you’ve got the website up and running, it’s time to start bringing in visitors and one way to increase traffic is to start up a blog. Blogs offer you an excellent way to share helpful information with visitors, feature guest posts from industry experts, and build your own brand and reputation in the industry. They allow you an opportunity to tap into your creative side, even if you didn’t know it existed.

Why are Videos and Photos Necessary?

So now that you’ve gone to all the work to pen the perfect blog you may be asking why videos and photos are even necessary. Aren’t your words enough? The simple answer is no, words alone aren’t enough. It is a fact that by adding videos and photos it will drive more traffic to your blog, and in turn your website.

Some other reasons you’ll want to include a photo or video is the simple fact that it is visually appealing. It can really help to drive home the message in your blog. Photos and videos tend to be shared through social media a lot more often than text, and let’s not forget if someone is performing an image search on a search engine your blog will then come up.

Factors to Consider

When picking that right image or video there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. The most important should be whether or not it is legal to use the image. Finding images on Google does not give you permission to use them! Instead, look for royalty free images on platforms like Pixabay. It can’t be some randomly selected photo that you thought was cute or funny. And lastly you want to make sure the image is high quality. There is nothing worse than a pixelated photo, or one that is out of focus.
You can use all these same sorts of criteria when picking a video for your blog.

Your Visuals are Ready

Now that you understand why it’s so important to have visuals in your blog, and you’ve considered all the important criteria, you’re ready to go ahead and post them. Photos and videos are a fun and effective way to engage with your visitors, and shouldn’t be overlooked.

Original post: How to Pick Effective Photos and Videos for Your Blog

4 Web Monitoring Tools You Should Know

Whether you have a blog, online app or eCommerce store, monitoring your server and security is essential. If your website goes down and you are not aware, it might stay down for hours or even days, is this is terrible, both for your human customers who will not be able to find your site, and to Google, because it will start wondering if your site is really solid and desever those high rankings!

Don’t worry, below you will find 4 tools that will help you with that!

1. Pingdom

This is one of the oldest and most popular website monitoring tools around. The starter plan starts at $12 per month, and it will check if your website is up every minute. You can customize what happens in case your website goes down, and you can include up to 10 different websites on the same plan.

2. Apica Monitoring

If you need something more sophisticated, or if you are looking to monitor the uptime and performance of cloud or mobile applications as well, take a look at Apica. They offer some very advanced monitoring features like load testing and scale testing. There is a free trial available if you want to test the services at no risk.

3. Sucuri

This tool will monitor the security aspects of your site. For instance, it keeps track of all file modifications on your server, to make sure that no malicious code was added without you being aware of it. They also check for known vulnerabilities, and they even have a service to clean your server in case something bad happens. Worth a look.

4. Logentries

This service allows you to monitor the log files from your online application (it can be hosted on your own server or on third party servers like Heroku). You can set custom tags, and if those tags appear on the logs, it can take specific actions (like sending you an email). This is very useful for complex applications that might require different actions in case of different crashes or errors.

Original post: 4 Web Monitoring Tools You Should Know

SEO Is Not Hard. Let’s Cut the BS And Talk About A Strategy that Works EVERY Single Time

SEO is scary, isn’t it?

Are you wondering why you’re not getting enough traffic from Google even after writing 100’s of blog posts?

I know how frustrating it is when you don’t get rewards even after working hard. I work with several clients and most of them constantly ask me one thing: how do I get more search engine traffic?

Let me tell you a secret.

SEO is NOT actually SEO, it’s HEO (Human Eye Optimization).

Here’s what it means.

SEO usually involves in pleasing search engine crawlers (keyword research, on-page optimization, link building etc) whereas HEO involves in pleasing people and your content is optimized for human eyes.

The people who understand that little secret can bring a ton of search traffic to their sites.

I’ve been helping other bloggers and small businesses to boost their search traffic for over 5 years now and I know a thing or two about SEO.

And today I want to share a strategy that works every single time.

If done right, it will open the floodgates of traffic to your sites. Are you curious to find out? Let’s jump in.

Google ranking factors

Whether you know it or not, there are over 200 factors considered by Google crawlers to rank a website on search results. TWO HUNDRED! Yes, that’s a lot.

Even the SEO experts like Rand Fishkin can’t focus on all of them to get higher search rankings for a page.

So what can you do instead?

Apply 80/20 rule.

You might have already heard about the 80/20 Pareto rule which says, “80% of the results come from 20% of the actions”.

Instead of focusing on 200+ Google ranking factors, focus on just 2 to 3.

Here’s a good news.

You don’t have to learn and apply all the 200 ranking factors considered by Google. There are 2 such ranking factors if applied can fetch you more results than all the others combined.

Applying 80/20 rule to SEO

So what are the top 2 Google ranking factors?

1. Content
2. Backlinks

Let’s now break down those 2 ranking factors in detail so you can bring massive visitors from Google to your sites.

#1: Create MEGA blog posts

Did you know long form of content can bring you MASSIVE search results?

Neil Patel went from 0 to over over 1 million visitors within a year by using this one single tactic: he created MASSIVE blog posts (with over 4000 words, some of them are over 10,000+ words).

Well, I’m not saying that you need to include 2000+ words in every post you write.

BUT

If you are trying to rank for highly potential and profitable keywords (that send you long lasting traffic and sales), then you should definitely create epic content that educates your audience.

How to create long form of content?

I’ve been churning out 2000+ word articles for over 3 years now and here are some of the tips that work for me (and might work for you too!).

Research. Research is the key. The more time you spend on doing research (be it keyword research, competitor research or content research) the more information you can gather. The more data you have the more content you can churn out. It’s as simple as that. There are people like Brian Dean who spends over 20 hours to craft 1 post.

Write every single day. There’s no other way around. There are no shortcuts. Write until it becomes as natural as breathing. Start writing 250 words a day. Use a pomodoro timer. Write for 10 minutes without a break. Cultivate the habit of writing.

Outline your content the right way. Use Google docs. While doing research, add all the reference links for future reference. Write sub headings first. Fill out them. Once the article is completely done, start writing your introduction (as it takes a lot of time for more people). End your copy with a captivating conclusion to make it easy for readers to digest your stuff.

Don’t forget to use visuals. Long form of content is boring without images. Break your content into short paragraphs, sub headings and use lots of bullet points along with the images. You can use tools like Canva to create appealing images.

#2: Attract links from RELEVANT sources

Have you ever wondered why authority sites get better rankings all the time?

There are a ton of reasons but the primary one is this: they attract a lot of backlinks.

Google rewards the sites that have a lot of quality backlinks. Backlinks are simply considered as “votes” by Google crawlers. The more you get the better you rank.

Although getting a link from an authority site is better than getting 100 links from sites with no Domain Authority. So the quality always beats the quantity. But make a note that, the more quality links you attract the better search results you get.

If you are wondering how to attract quality backlinks to your content, here are few proven strategies for you.

– Implement author’s advice and reach out to them by sharing results. If someone wrote a blog post on reducing your belly fat within 3 months, implement the advice and share the results with the author. The chances of linking to your stuff will be really high (after all, everyone likes to know that their advice working, right?).

– Use Skyscraper technique. Find out the top performing content in your industry. Create in-depth and improved version of that piece of content and reach out to the people who linked to the original source. You can use tools like Buzzsumo to find out the top content in your niche along with the backlink sources. The key here is to create content that is timeless and 10 times better than your competition.

– Write for others. Guest posting is still one of the most effective ways to build links for your site. Spend quality time in researching and coming up with ideas for your guest posts. Write highly informative guest posts that add value to your targeted blog’s audience.

Final thoughts

There are no rules in SEO. What works today may not work after an year. And what worked an year ago may not work now.

SEO is constantly changing. If done right, proper content marketing can help you get 1000+ visitors a day.

But the basics NEVER change: put your audience first and Google will reward you. Always!

Content + backlinks = More search traffic

If you remember that, SEO becomes fun. So what are your thoughts?

Do you think SEO is hard? Did you like the “content + links” strategy shared here? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Original post: SEO Is Not Hard. Let’s Cut the BS And Talk About A Strategy that Works EVERY Single Time

5 Tips to Help Bloggers and Webmasters Stay in Shape

Working from home as a blogger or webmaster has a number of benefits, but there are also some disadvantages. For example, whilst working from home can often mean that you’re able to make your own rules and be your own boss, it can also lead to a sedentary lifestyle. Here’s how you can beat this and stay in shape.

1. Take Regular Breaks from Sitting

When you first start working from home, you’ll probably love the fact that you’re able to sit in your living room and enjoy all of your home comforts whilst making money. But, sitting for too long during each day can be bad for you, and along with leading to aches and pains, this sedentary lifestyle can lead to weight gain and poor heart health. So, taking regular breaks from sitting to take a short walk and stretch your legs will help you to stay more active and keep your metabolism from getting sluggish.

2. Drink Lots of Water

One of the easiest ways to stay in shape and improve your health whilst working from home is to drink lots of water and ensure that you are always properly hydrated. Without the right hydration, you could quickly become tired. This won’t only affect your health, fitness and well-being – it could also have an impact on your work productivity. Simply making sure that you have a bottle or glass of fresh water available at all times can make a huge difference to your health and fitness as a home-based webmaster or blogger.

3. Exercise Every Day

If your workload is quite large then you might be wondering where you’re going to find the time to exercise daily. Thankfully, there’s no need to sign up for a costly gym membership and commit to working out for hours daily if you’re hoping to stay in shape. In fact, there are many types of physical activity that you can do from home, such as exercise DVDs, weight lifting with free weights or even household objects, resistance exercises with your own body weight, and more. Whether you enjoy swimming, walking, jogging, weight lifting or even yoga, just 20-30 minutes a day will help you to feel and look fitter.

4. Watch What You Eat

When working from home, it can be all too easy to turn to convenience foods and takeaways to fuel you through the day. But, whilst there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself every so often, this can quickly pile pounds on you and affect your health. You can try the 3 day military diet to kick start your weight loss, but be sure to stick to a balanced diet afterwards with plenty of protein, fruit and vegetables.

5. Sleep Enough Hours

Lastly, getting enough sleep is just as important to staying in shape as exercise and diet. When your body gets a good amount of restful sleep each night, your metabolism will improve. You’ll also have more energy to exercise, and sleeping and rising early can be beneficial for your work productivity. Along with that, getting enough sleep means that you’ll have more energy, which often leads to fewer sugar cravings.
Do you work from home? Share your top tips for staying in shape in the comments.

Original post: 5 Tips to Help Bloggers and Webmasters Stay in Shape

Guide on The Best Web Hosting for Small Businesses

There are many types of web hosting designed for webmasters with different budgets and website needs. Understanding the differences of each type of web hosting allows you to make the right choice when you are shopping for a web hosting service. The best type of web hosting for your business will depend on your purpose and website needs. There are four main types of web hosting for small businesses including shared, VPS, dedicated and reseller hosting.

1. Shared Hosting

Shared hosting is the lowest level of web hosting and it is also the cheapest type of hosting you can sign up. It is called shared hosting because thousands of webmasters will be hosting their sites on the same server. The resources are being divided equally among the thousands of webmasters to reduce the operation cost. Shared hosting is the best web hosting for small businesses who have just started out and not yet receive any significant traffic.

All the sites hosted on the shared server shares the same type of resources including CPU and RAM. With the resources being shared, your website can quickly exceed the resources limit when it starts to get a lot of traffic. Shared hosting does not give you root access to the server so that you won’t be able to customize the settings of the server for your website needs. Root access may not be important for small sites but it can definitely mean a big deal if it is a large business site. Shared hosting is available in both Linux and Windows version.

2. Virtual Private Server (VPS)

Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a higher level of web hosting plan compared to shared hosting. Like shared hosting, it hosts multiple accounts but only a few people are sharing the same server. The server is partitioned with the use of a special software. Each partition is operated completely independent of one another. If a webmaster reaches the limit of the resources on his partition, other websites hosted on other partitions won’t be affected.

VPS gives you root access so you will be able to carry out administrative tasks on the server including add/delete files, install/uninstall apps. You must have a team of staff that is knowledgeable in managing a VPS server otherwise you should choose a managed VPS where all the maintenance tasks are being taken care by the web hosting company’s technical team.

VPS is relatively affordable and costs only twice the price of a shared hosting plan. When you are shopping for a VPS plan, you should check features like CPU, RAM, disk space and bandwidth. You should also find out what type of control panel you will be provided if you choose the managed VPS plan. The control panel can be a proprietary dashboard created by the web hosting company or cPanel.

3. Dedicated Hosting

Dedicated hosting gives you the highest level of resources because you get to use the resources of the entire server for your websites. Dedicated hosting is the best because you are not sharing the server with anyone else. Because of the dedicated allocation of resources, your website will be able to run fast even during the peak time when you are getting a huge incoming of visitors. Dedicated hosting is ideal for a business site where you cannot afford your site to experience downtime as this could mean a difference in the loss of profit. Dedicated hosting usually maintain the uptime at a level that is higher than 99.94%.

High traffic will not cause problems for the websites. Since you have root access, you will be able to strengthen the security of your server by installing security software. Your site performance will no longer be affected by other sites since only your site occupies the server. The staff at the web hosting company will take care of the hardware of the dedicated server. However, it is the customer who will have control of the server for example installing any software they want. You will need to have a team of professionals who have experience in managing the dedicated server.

4. Reseller Hosting

Reseller hosting is for people who want to sell web hosting services without having to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in buying their own data center and servers. Reseller hosting is also ideal for web designers who want to host the clients’ sites that they design. Many reseller hosting plans include a free WHMCS for you to manage the billing and ticket requests submitted by your customers. It will also include a free cPanel for you to manage the websites.

With the reseller hosting, you can run a web hosting business under your own brand. Reseller hosting features anonymous name servers, site builder, free website themes, and site builders. Some reseller web hosting plans will take a percentage of the commission you earn from reselling the web hosting services while others don’t charge any fee at all. You can set up the hosting account for your customers and your customers will have access to Softaculous one click installer to install the scripts.

Original post: Guide on The Best Web Hosting for Small Businesses

7 Easy and Free Ways to Promote your Blog

Many are under the impression that a blog is a “set it and forget it” process. While creating great content is essential to the success of any blog, writing a blog is only half the challenge. The other half is marketing your blog and getting the word out in order to generate the traffic your blog needs. Here are seven easy and free ways to promote your blog.

1. Give Constructive Feedback on Other Blogs

Generic comments followed by a link to your blog are spam. Do this often, and these spammy links will actually hurt your blog’s ranking by search engines. Conversely, constructive feedback on other blogs will get read by other blog readers, while a mention of your blog’s name without the link improves brand recognition by both search engines and a wider audience.
Great bloggers solicit constructive feedback in order to improve as well as deepen their engagement with their audience. HowToCreateABlog.org is a classic example of this, as well as an excellent resource for new bloggers.

2. Contribute to Others Blogs

If you are able to engage with the author of another blog through the comments section, offer to write a blog entry for them as long as it mentions the name of your blog and contains a backlink to your blog. Many content creators will welcome such content so that they don’t have to struggle to come up with new content as often.

3. In the News

News sites rival educational sites like Wikipedia for trust rankings by search engines. Any references to you personally, your business or your blog by news organizations are SEO gold. One way to do this is to volunteer to be interviewed as a subject matter expert in your area of expertise. Another option is reporting stories to news organizations about upcoming events in exchange for a mention in the story.

For example, if you write a blog about a medical condition and are working with others for a charitable fundraiser, you should tell the local newspapers about the fundraiser and be interviewed as part of the story.

If you have video or images of events that other news sites would like to have, contact those news sites and offer to share the content in exchange for attribution, including a link back to your blog. If you can submit guest posts to industry news websites, then you can include a link to your blog as part of your author biography.

4. Blog Contests

Blog contests have several advantages over other forms of blog marketing. First, for the price of whatever you are giving away, you’ll receive an inordinate amount of attention once you get the word out about the contest. Second, you can promote your blog through contest websites and receive a massive number of social media mentions as a result. Third, you may even be able to get the items you give away for free, depending on the giveaway. For example, you may be able to receive a free copy of a new book coming out as a thank you for interviewing the author, and then boost the social media mentions of your blog by holding a contest to give away the brand new book.

5. Participate in Online Forums

Consider creating an account on sites like Quora or Reddit, and link to your blog in the user profile. Online forums give you the opportunity to answer others’ questions and show off your expertise. Questions that have many followers but lack answers are ideal for answering while building up your following. In an ideal case, you could give a short answer to the commonly asked question on the online forum and link back to an in depth answer on your blog.

You can put a link to your blog in your forum signature, as well, though you need to be careful about back and forth conversations that start to look like link spam to search engines.

6. Social Media Outreach

Create social media accounts on a number of platforms. Place a link to your blog along with your other social media accounts in each social media account. Then, use these accounts to promote your content. However, in order to gain followers, you should share quality content created by others regularly. Don’t forget to put social media sharing buttons on your blogs. Your blogs also need clear calls to action asking readers to share the content or follow you on social media.

7. Your Signature Touch

One way to increase recognition of your blog is to put the link to your blog in your email signature. Now everyone you correspond with from friends to professional contacts receives the link to your blog. This move also ensures that everyone you correspond with about guest posting or giveaways has your blog’s URL to check out for themselves.

Conclusion

If you want to get the word out about your blog, give constructive feedback and, where possible, guest write for other blogs. When you can get the word out about events you’re supporting, do so and receive a mention of your blog in the process. Set up giveaways on your blog to generate a massive number of social media mentions. Create several social media accounts that reference each other and your blog before using them to share links to your blog. Put your blog URL in your email signature line, and consider using it as a signature line on every forum comment if it won’t show up so often that it hurts your backlink profile.

Original post: 7 Easy and Free Ways to Promote your Blog