31 Ways To Promote Your Blog Posts & Get Blog Traffic - [Updated March 2017]

TRAFFICStruggling to get anyone to read your latest blog post (and the one before than and the one before that)?

Is your blog like a ghost town?

Here's why...

Publishing a blog post and sitting around waiting for people to find it is not an effective method to build your blog audience.

And no sharing to your family and friends and non existing audience won't do it either.

You need to actively promote your posts and engage new readers if you want the exposure your blog deserves.

Just one of these 31 steps resulted in a 342% increase in traffic to NicheHacks overnight (more information below).

And I have 2.2 million reasons why I believe you should take my advice on blog traffic.

So what do you think all 31 ways revealed in this post can do for your blog?

Read on to find out...

 

2.2 Million Reasons Why You Should Listen To Me About Blog Traffic

When I started NicheHacks back in December 2013 I was an unknown blogger, with an empty WordPress blog, in a super competitive niche.

I didn't know any other bloggers or marketers and they certainly didn't know me.

I didn't know the best traffic sources.

I didn't know how to create the best content.

Yet fast-forward to now and traffic is no longer a problem.

The graph below is a screenshot from Google Analytics showing the growth in traffic to NicheHacks from the humble beginning until now...

 

 

 

And look at how much total traffic the blog has received since then....

 

Over 2.2 million sessions and 1.2 million users

 

That's over 2.2 million sessions and 1.2 million users that have visited NicheHacks since it's inception in December 2013 and it's growing by the second.

And hopefully that gives you 2.2 million good reasons to listen to my advice on how to grow your blog and get traffic.

Let's get on with the 31 ways to promote your blog posts...

 

 

What You'll Learn:

  • How just 1 of these ways results in a 342% increase in traffic.
  • 31 ways you can easily get more traffic to your blog without too much extra work.
  • How to create guaranteed viral content which naturally picks up shares.
  • The "secret" methods to get influential people to link to your content and share it increasing your authority in the process.
  • "Hacks" to automate your social sharing saving you time to focus on more important things.

 

(P.S. If you'd like to download a free checklist of 31 blog traffic secrets click here or the image below)

 

Let Your Content Promote Your Blog For You

 

1. Make Your Content Epic So People NEED To Share

Your content has to be REALLY good if people are to link to, share it, read and comment on it.

Make every single piece you post count.

You can easily outsource your content, Jawad has written a guide about that here.

Epic content doesn't come in a one size fits all package. It takes different forms.

However it tends to be bigger and better than other content on the topic, 1500+ words.

Have a lot of actionable content the reader can go and try for themselves.

And reference other authorities or epic blog content in the niche.

Think 'ultimate guides', '101 lists', 'video tutorials', 'in-depth posts'.

The sort of stuff regularly posted on Backlinko, Quick Sprout, Matthew Woodward, Smart Passive Income & Viper Chill for example.

Examples from NicheHacks:

 

1,300 social shares can't be wrong

 

2. Link To Influential Blogs So They Link Back.

Linking out to influential blogs and key players in your niche is a great way to get on their radar and get them sharing or linking to your content.

Link to show where people can find more information, a similar topic or find an opposing view.

Be sure to let people know on social media that you've linked to them.

This works best on Twitter, in my experience, as they can easily hit re-tweet and share with their audiences.

My Ultimate Guide To Blogging: How To Start A Blog That's Epic has been shared over 580 times, and counting, across social media by other bloggers I'd featured using this method.

 

 

 

3. Reference and Quote Experts So They Share Your Content

To back up your stats and statements reference experts and quote them then let them know you've done so via twitter and watch them re-tweet.

People love being referenced as an expert and want to share that with their audiences.

 

 

4. Make Your Content Easy To Share

Include floating social share buttons that move with your reader so they can share at any time.

I recommends SumoMe's floating share bar as it's what I use on the blog.

Also add social locked sections to posts as in the example below.

These have increased my posts social shares by up to 50%.

Give people bonuses or additional content if they share, it can be anything from a PDF copy of the post, additional worksheets, bonus content or free downloads.

Start increasing your social shares by up to 50% with Social Locker.

 

social locker

 

Share With Your Own Audience For Floods Of Instant Traffic

 

5. Email Your Subscriber List For Instant Traffic

Sending a broadcast email to your list as soon as you publish a new post is the best way to get a fury of traffic to it.

Traffic from emails I send to my list are accountable for around 20% of all my sites traffic.

 

2016 traffic stats

 

If you're not building a subscriber list you should be so get started with a $1 Aweber trial on this link.

Also don't forget to add a follow up message to the end of your autoresponder series promoting the post.

So it continues to receive traffic over time instead of being lost in the archives.

 

(FYI: You've read 25% of the post already. You're almost there. Keep reading...)

 

6. Share To Your Social Networks & Get Your Followers Reading

Use Buffer to automatically schedule your content to all your social media accounts.

It can post to all the main sites like Facebook, Twitter, G+, Pinterest.

Schedule once to Buffer at the start of the week and tell Buffer when to post it and it will do so automatically.

Meaning it saves you having to manually be on social media all the time.

Buffer can even tell you when is the best time for you to post based on analyzing your stats.

 

(P.S. If you'd like to download a free checklist of 31 blog traffic secrets click here or the image below)

 

7. Publish To Other Social Hubs That Have Internal Traffic

There are social hubs that have internal audiences you can tap into even if you don't have your own audience there yet.

You can manage or interact in hubs  on these websites, if your niche audience is present on there, and use them to drive traffic back to your site by sharing your own content.

Facebook Groups, Tumblr and Flipboard are good examples.

You can find groups and pages to share your own content and other content from your niche.

You can find Facebook Groups related to your topic and become a valued contributor.

Or create your own Group on Facebook and  pages on Tumblr and Flipboard where you curate your content and others with links back to your site.

 

Flipboard for content curation

 

Syndicate, Share & Suggest To Get Blog Traffic Without Effort

 

8. Syndicate To Other Blogs & 'Steal' Their Audience

Source out blogs in your niche which accept syndicated content.

It takes a bit of work to build up a list of sites who both accept syndicated content and like what you write about.

But once done you'll have a list of sites that will re-publish your post and allow you to tap into their audience.

It's one of the best ways I know to 'steal' traffic from your competitors without doing anything illegal.

Simply reach out to them on social media or via email and ask if they haven't already mentioned it on their blog.

It tends to be much easier to find people willing outwith the IM niche.

You can also Google "syndicated content + your niche" e.g. "syndicated content + preppers" to find blogs.

 

9. Publish To Relevant Sub-Reddits To Get Wider Exposure

Reddit has 'sub-reddits' in thousands of different niches that allow you to share good quality content including your own.

It's a great way to get wider exposure with little work for your new blog posts.

Use this 3rd party tool to find the best results: http://searchreddit.com/

Just enter your niche or keyword of choice into the search bar and see if there's a relevant sub-Reddit.

Then check the rules on sharing content, most allow it but some do not.

It's best to get involved with the community first BEFORE you post your own content as Reddit users are very strict about this.

 

 

10. Engage New Readers Via Blog Engage

BlogEngage allows you to submit your blog posts to BlogEngages RSS feed and get access to several thousand potential new blog readers.

They have different levels of exposure you can get access to so choose the one that suits you best.

Another easy way to get more eyes on your new posts.

 

11. Post To Popular Facebook Pages & Groups To 'Hack' Into Existing Audiences

There are FB pages and groups with huge amounts of fans which allow you to share your content or have simply been abandoned by the owners and are a free for all.

Log into Facebook and type your keyword or niche into the search bar then choose to search for groups.

Pick any with over 1,000+ followers and see whether users can share content or not (some are locked).

Try not just to spam your links but become a valued contributor and share value too.

Share your new blog posts with these groups and you're 'hacking' your way into existing audiences.

Log into Facebook.com and type your niche into the search bar then choose groups...

 

Facebook Groups in your niche

 

Again there's no set number you're looking for just signs of popular groups in your niche.

Facebook shows the member numbers underneath the group.

But doesn't seem to show the groups in any logical order or the most popular first.

So you may have to scroll to see the biggest ones.

 

 

These will come in handy later if you decide to profit from this niche as you can share content to them for traffic.

So take a note of them now in a Word document or notepad.

 

12. Get LinkedIn For New People To Discover Your Content

Sharing content to related Linked In groups can help new people discover your content that otherwise wouldn't.

You'll be surprised at the amount of niche groups available for discussions and content sharing.

Check the rules before posting and try not to spam or endless self promote.

Go to https://www.linkedin.com/directory/groups/ to find the different groups available.

 

LinkedIn Groups

 

 

13. Pin To Shared Boards On Pinterest For The Viral Affect

Images tend to go viral much easier than written content does so be sure to post any images, infographics or even videos to shared Pinterest boards.

You can post your blog posts too and watch your content get shared.

Pinterest isn't for every niche, it's largely dominated with women aged 30+ so depending on your niche you may not find anything relevant.

You can browse the different category boards here. 

 

 

14. Tap Into 80 Million Users With Flipboard.com

Flipboard is a mobile app turned web based platform that has over 80 million users.

It turns your content into stunning magazine style formats and taps into their 80 million users with just a couple of clicks.

Sign up for an account and with one click you can submit your blog posts and Flipboard will turn them into magazine style layouts without any extra work from you.

Build up a digital magazine that shares the best content across your niche.

Big name blogs like Copyblogger are already in on the act.

 

 

15. Run Circles Around Your Competitors With G+

Being active on Google Plus and sharing your newest blog post with relevant 'circles' or groups can not only drive traffic but generate discussion and engage new readers.

You can search Google Plus here: https://plus.google.com/+Gpluspagesearch

I have ignored G+ for far too long and that's a huge mistake, see these 8 ways to drive traffic from Google Plus.

 

16. Target Tumblr's 90 Million Users

Tumblr.com has over 90 million users mostly in photo and picture rich niches like cooking, fashion, style, food and more.

You can easily build up your own  tumblr blog using the SNAP plugin just by syndicating your existing content.

You can also suggest your content to other peoples blogs and if they like it they will share driving their readers to your new posts.

Tumblr ranks well, has a huge internal audience and content goes viral FAST so there's multiple benefits to using it.

To see exactly how this all works watch this video from LazyAssStoner.

 

 

17. Be A Valued Member In Niche Forums & Reap The Benefits

Being an active and useful member of niche related forums is a fantastic way to find targeted traffic for your site.

Whenever you add a new post update your forum signature to point to the new post with a clear call to action.

Then spend 30 mins answering questions and being a valued member.

It will encourage people to click on your link to find out how else you can help them.

Some forums will even allow you to share your content in the forum through a post giving a summary of what's they can find in the post with a link directly to it IF you're a valued member.

Other's have 'download' or 'freebie' sections where you can share your blog posts in PDF formats.

Places like the Warrior Forum. Blackhatworld, Digital Point in the IM sphere have market places where you can give away reports for free in exchange for an email opt in or even charge for.

It's easy to turn a high quality post into a report or guide.

 

18. Add Your Blog Content To Aggregation Sites

Sites like Digg.com and AllTop.com are content aggregation sites that you can add your posts to for effortless traffic.

Simply sign up and 'submit your link' and watch as people discover them without any effort on your part.

 

 

19. Share With Other Syndication Sites To Build A Buzz

Depending on your niche these sites will be different but in the online marketing area you can syndicate your content to the following sites and build a buzz around your new blog posts...

  • Inbound.com – online marketing news.
  • Kingged.com – internet marketing content and products.
  • BizSugar.com – small and online business news.
  • AffPosts.com – affiliate marketing news.

For 500+ sources in all niches check out this resource.

 

 

Repurpose Your Content To Reach New Markets

 

20. Package Posts Into PDF Files And Share On Document Sites

Sites like Slideshare, DocStoc and Scribd allow you to share PDF files and documents and can rank well in Google.

These sites also have huge internal audiences seeking out new content.

Turn your blog posts into PDF files and add to these sites to reach new markets.

You can do it simply with one click here: https://www.printfriendly.com/

 

21. Make Slideshows That Send Shoots of Traffic To New Posts

Turning your posts into simple slides then sharing on Slideshare can bring in server busting traffic overnight.

See Ana from TrafficGenerationCafe's post on how to do this properly.

There are endless gigs on Fiverr that you can get this done for just $5, click here.

 

 

22. Create Visual Infographics That Bring New Visitors

Turning posts into infographics and sharing on sites like Visual.ly, DailyInfographic.com, and Vizualarchive.com can bring in new visitors who react well to visual content.

Creating an infographic and offering it to other bloggers in your niche with a custom written introdiction also works for getting traffic and links.

To make your infographic go viral check out this post on Quicksprout and for a great infographic traffic and link strategy see Brian Dean's guestographic case study.

 

23. Create Videos That Tease People

Get in front of the camera and give people a teaser of your post asking them to jump over to your site to see the rest of it.

If you're afraid to be filmed then you can find surprisingly good video makers on Fiverr.com.

Who will make you a 30-60 second video for just $5 or even make animations and whiteboard videos.

Check out all the options here.

Upload to Youtube, Vimeo and Daily Motion which all have huge internal audiences.

 

 

Networking & Outreach To Get Shared By Authorities In Your Niche

 

24. Networking With Authorities To 'Hack' Your Way To Success

One of the best way to get blog traffic to your post and become known to the authorities in the niche is to network with them.

Scope out the big name bloggers, product creators and social media hub owners and get known to them.

Share their stuff, link to them, do stuff for them without asking for anything in return.

And they may repay the favor over time IF you're creating content worth sharing.

NicheHacks has had links, social shares and blog comments from big name bloggers like:

  • Neil Patel
  • Matthew Woodward
  • Brian Dean
  • Ramsay Taplin (BlogTyrant.com)
  • Jon Morrow
  • Jeff Bullas

And websites like:

  • Huffington Post
  • Entrepreneur.com
  • HubSpot
  • Ahrefs
  • OptinMonster
  • Empire Flippers

All this is a result from doing just this - and they all help promote the blog and drive more traffic.

It's a great way to 'hack' your way to success and get your blog posts shared.

Simply look for ways you can add value to their businesses.

Whether it be offering advice on their website, feedback on their product, an in-depth and insightful blog comment, sending them something free they can use (like a report for example).

These are all things I did in the early days of NicheHacks to get on authorities radars.

You could follow James's recommendation as he wrote about gaining traffic from commenting here.

 

 

(FYI: You've read 75% of the post already. You're almost there. Keep reading...)

 

25. Tweet Influential People & Watch Them Retweet For Floods Of Traffic

If you've created content that you think an influential player in the niche will like or more importantly their readers will like then tweet them and tell them.

If you've mentioned them in your posts then let them know.

Chances are they will hit re-tweet if it's high quality content.

Bloggers are interested in sharing great content with their audiences.

I've found Twitter outreach is great for getting instant blog traffic due to the re-tweets but email outreach works better for attaining links.

I hit the manual outreach hard for my Ultimate Guide To Blogging resource.

The tweets I sent were a mix of telling individuals I had featured them and 'group tweets'.

 

Twitter 3

 

The group tweets took 2 forms, mentioning a mix of lesser known bloggers in with big authority bloggers and all authority bloggers.

 

twitter 1

 

Mixing the lesser known bloggers with big names is a great method for getting re-tweets from the lesser known guys as it's an ego boost being mentioned with authorities in the niche and they want their audience to see that.

 

Twitter 2

 

Putting all the big name bloggers together also works well as they want their audience to know they are seen as authorities up their with the best of them.

My social media outreach campaign saw over 100 shares across social media by prominent bloggers allowing me to tap into their audiences and get blog traffic from them.

 

26. Email Anyone You've Referenced To Get More Links & Shares

Messages on social media can be easily be lost in the clutter but people read personal emails.

Send out a quick email telling people you've mentioned them.

Many will go on to share or link back to you.

Even if they don't link or share you've made a connection with them and they've seen your blog.

 

27. Blog Comment & Leave Relevant Links To Drive Traffic.

 

Hardly anyone leaves detailed or insightful blog comments anymore which means it's wide open for you to do it and get noticed.

Blog comments can still work really well for driving traffic when done properly.

James wrote an in-depth guide here you can follow.

 

 

28. Use G Alerts To Stay Updated Of Similar Content

Using Google Alerts to find new content based on your keywords is a good way to reach out to people who post similar content and get links, social shares and tap into their audiences.

It's a service which alerts you to content related to your topic being published across the web.

You can then go to that content, be an early blog commenter, social sharer, or network with the poster.

 

29. Contact People Who Have Linked To & Shared Similar Popular Content

Before creating content be sure that it's going to be something that people want to read, share and link to.

You can do that by finding the best content in your niche (i.e. the content with the most social shares and links) and improving on it.

Then reach out and suggest to people who have already linked to similar content that they might be interested in it.

 

So How Do You Find The Most Popular Content?

Finding the most popular content isn't always the easiest task in all niches especially if you're new to the niche and don't know who puts out the best content.

There are a few ways you can find it...

 

Check Successful Blogs For Popular Posts

If you already know some of the popular blogs check them for 'most popular posts' or 'ultimate guides' which can usually be listed in the sidebar.

Ad see how many people have shared the posts on social media.

If it's over 100 this is a good sign (if it's an authority blog it will likely be MUCH more)

 

An Old Fashioned Google Search

No need to complicate things you can simply go to Google.com and search for keywords related to the content you've created.

In theory these should be posts that have received a lot of love in the form of social shares and links.

 

Find Highly Linked Content on Open Site Explorer

Alternatively use Open Site Explorer to find out which pages have the most links .

Go to http://www.opensiteexplorer.org/ and enter a URL of a popular blog in your niche which creates great content.

 

OSE 1

 

Click on the 'top pages' tab.

 

OSE 2

 

Look for pages with 100+ linking root domains, this is a sign of a quality post that you could look to improve on.

 

OSE 3

 

Thanks to Brian Dean of Backlinko.com for this method.

 

Discover Popular & Trending Content Via AllTop.com

Or use AllTop.com to discover the most popular and trending content.

Pick a category that best suits your niche then a sub-category if required.

 

alltop 1

 

You'll be displayed a list of the most popular blogs with their last 5 posts. Check for posts with lots of social activity.

 

alltop 2

 

Once You've Found Great Content Create Something Better

Once you know what the best content is set out to better it.

If you find a post that lists '101 Resources To Find Niches' you should set out to create a 150 resources post.

If 8 experts were asked “What's The Best Keyword Research Tool?” you should ask 10 or more.

 

Reaching Out To Authorities For Social Shares & Links

Once the content is created and posted start contacting people who linked to the original content or similar content and suggest they and their audiences might be interested in it.

Here's the email I used for The Ultimate Guide To Blogging to outreach to people who had linked to similar content.

 

email smaller

 

I tweeted people too to let them know I had featured them in case the email was missed or ended up in spam or promo folders so I was increasing my chances of them seeing it.

 

Twitter 4

 

This email and social media outreach resulted in over 100 social shares from top bloggers.

More than 10 permanent links from prominent blogs, and a 342% increase in traffic over night.

It takes time to reach out manually but it's one of the best ways to get influential bloggers promoting YOUR blog posts.

(Just look at the shares and influencers in Nader's epic round up post)

You can't expect them to share it with their audience if they don't know about it.

And you can't always assume they will have noticed.

However if you reach out and they genuinely do like your blog post.

Then they will feel compelled to share with their audience which is a great way to promote blog posts and get blog traffic.

 

(P.S. If you'd like to download a free checklist of 31 blog traffic secrets click here or the image below)

 

Use These Low Cost Paid Methods To Get Fast Traffic To Your Blog

Spending a little money on sending traffic to your blog posts if you have the budget can be a great way to get instant traffic.

 

30. Use Facebook Retargeting Ads To Boomerang Your Visitors Back

As you're probably already aware...

Facebook allow you to place a 'pixel (a piece of code) on your website to track your visitors.

And then "re-target" them with adverts to drive them back to your site.

As these people are already warmed up to your brand and website it's cheaper to run re-targeting ads than targeting new visitors usually.

Facebook have a handy guide here showing you how to set it up.

Then you create simple ads telling people you have new content.

Here's an example of a recent, high performing ad, I ran that I was getting $0.19 clicks for...

 

How to create ad's is a series of posts in it's self so luckily we have you covered here:

 

31. Push Notifications: The Newest Traffic Technology Most Bloggers Are Missing

You might have seen these around....

 

 

You're asked if you'd like to subscribe to updates in your browser.

And you get a notification usually any time a new blog post is made and for anything else the blogger would like to send.

It's push notifications from PushCrew.com

If you have low traffic and expect less than 500 sign ups to your notification it's free.

Otherwise it becomes a paid service.

Most bloggers aren't using them yet especially outside the internet marketing niche so now is a golden time to get on them.

You can set it to automatically send out a notification to any subscribers whenever a new blog post is published making them a very passive source of traffic.

Right now these are resulting in up to 22% click through rates for me...

 

 

Which is better than I get from email and far better than I get from Facebook Ad's.

And in the past 6 months since I've implemented them they've resulted in over 45,000 extra visitors to my content.

 

Over 45,000 passive visitors from PushNotifications

 

Not bad for a passive traffic source, right?

Please get them on your site ASAP as you're missing out on easy, passive, traffic otherwise.

 

Conclusion

Knowing how to promote your blog posts is essential if you want to get more blog traffic and build your audience.

You can't simply publish and hope for the best and only sharing with your email list and social media profiles is NOT enough as they are limited in numbers.

You have to reach out to authorities in your niche (see the report to finding your profitable niche in 7 easy steps), syndicate your content, share with others and put in some work to get links, shares and new readers.

When you spend more time promoting you get rewarded with a more e

ngaged community who in turn tell others about your site causing a snowball effect.

And if you haven't even started a blog yet, you can start one with less than $32 as James has shown here.

Following the 31 steps above is a good start but if you're looking for more advanced methods that can make you up to $1,000 per blog post click here.

 

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Which methods do you use to promote your blog posts? Which of the above have you found to be the most effective?

Tell the Niche Hacks tribe in the comments section below...

 

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  1. dave says:

    awesome post Stuart I have book marked this one for later!

  2. You forgot Empire Avenue Missions, which is how I discovered this blog!

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Duleepa, thanks for commenting. I discovered Empire Avenue about 1hr ago for the first time so I will have to wait and see how it works out before I add it to the post. Good start though. 😀

      Thanks again for visiting and leaving a comment.

  3. Lisa says:

    Stuart, what a great checklist after we finish a blog post! It's chuck fill of great ideas! I added it my listly so I don't forget to check back. I've never heard of Sulia. Thanks for the tips and share!

  4. NicheHacks says:

    Hey Lisa,
    I hadn't heard of Sulia either until I checked my analytics one day and saw a huge surge of traffic from it. Turns out you can share interesting content with people who have similar interests so search out something related to your site and you can share with that group of people.

  5. Marc says:

    Stuart,
    This is a very thorough post. Thank you. As you mentioned, it all starts with the content. Any strategy you use is going to be more effective with good content.

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hi Marc, yep content is the corner stone of all good blogs. Without it everything else is a waste of time.

  6. Barb Brady says:

    Hi Stuart. We have left each other comments on kingged.com, but I also wanted to actually comment on your site and say thank you. I am still reading through your ideas. thank you for the additional info on Scoop.it.

    Barb

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Barb, glad you like the site. The Scoop It info should have been included from the start really. I know not everyone will have used it before. It's great for traffic and links. Couldn't be easier.

      Kingged is a great site too. Nice community there.

  7. Sunday says:

    Well, quite a list! I must remark that not all of these actions produce same level of traffic. While some would bring about appreciable increase in traffic, others would need time to generate traffic. Its important that the blogger test and adopt the method that best suits his/her blog.

    I found this post in kingged.com - the content syndication and social bookmarking website for Internet marketers. Hence, I also left the above comment.

    Sunday - kingged.com contributor

    http://kingged.com/31-ways-to-promote-blog-posts-get-blog-traffic/

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Sunday, yes not all will produce the same level of traffic it's about finding out which ones work best for you and making the most out of them. As many are 1 click solutions though I don't see any reason not to do them.

      Thanks for commenting.

  8. bbrian017 says:

    Hi Stuart, I wanted to stop in and thank you for adding Blog Engage into your network. Being added to fantastic posts like this makes the years of hard work all worth it! As you clearly see unlike most pro social media marketers I enjoy the engagement and appreciate you taking the time to add us. The list is really fantastic, I used to link to other blogs during my post, ti actually works amazing especially if you have a high quality article such as this one.

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Brian, thanks for commenting and no problem on adding Blog Engage, thanks for offering a great service to bloggers.

      Linking to other bloggers and great blog posts really is a fantastic way to get more exposure, social shares and links.

      Glad you like the article and keep up the good work.

  9. Maketta says:

    Hello Stuart,

    This was an excellent blog post! Many of these methods I use myself. I have heard of Sulia before but I only used it one time. I'm going to have to start using it again. It can seem like a lot of work to get the word out about your blog posts but being consistent is definitely the key. Thanks for sharing this with us!

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Maketta, thanks for the compliment and for commenting! Yeah Sulia is worth checking out you can suggest your content to people with similar interests and there's everything from blogging to True Blood so you'll find your niche I'm sure.

      Most of the 31 steps are NOT much work. One click stuff. A lot of the social media stuff can be automated or is literally clicking a button on the tool bar. You don't have to do all of them but try them out and see what works best for you and then really focus on those methods.

  10. Mike says:

    Great roundup. I use a lot of these myself, and find some of them to be very effective at times. Once you know your audience it becomes a lot easier to tailor the delivery to channels where they'll find it. I've found Slideshare can be especially rewarding. Publishing aA blog post is really just the start of getting exposure and building new relationships...

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Mike, yeah it's about trying them out and seeing which one works best. Not every step will work for every blog / niche. Find the ones that bring in traffic and convert and really focus on them.

      Yep writing a blog post is just the beginning. There's a lot more work to be done after that.

      Slideshare has a huge internal audience. I'd written it off for a long time but if you do it properly as Ana Hoffman describes in the link I posted you can get a ton of targeted traffic.

      Thanks for commenting.

  11. Ana Hoffman says:

    Great resources, Stuart; some I agree with more than others, but definitely a lot to sink your teeth into.

    If you don't mind, a few notes I took while reading your post:

    - linking out to other bloggers is a must, but don't pick bloggers that are too influential; your mention will be like a drop in a bucket.

    - syndicating on other sites: don't do it if hoping to get search engine traffic long-term.

    - Facebook might be more of a waste of time with all the latest changes - do it if time is not an issue.

    - Flipboard.com - great thinking.

    - email every mention on your blog - always, always do it; you never know if they see your tag on social media.

    And yes, your mention is always hugely appreciated.

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Ana, thanks for coming over and commenting again always good to see you here.

      Love the feedback, on the syndicating to other sites point, can you elaborate why it would you think it would be bad for SEO traffic long term?

      Facebook brings in some steady traffic for me just by sharing with niche related groups that allow me to share posts. Doesn't take too long.

      Flipboard with their 80 million users doesn't bring in as much traffic as I'd like yet but I only discovered it fairly recently and content is added with one click of a button on the browser so worth testing for now. Will see how it pans out.

      Thanks again for commenting.

  12. Leonie Barel says:

    Thanks so much for all the great advice, an example of fabulous content when length is no hindrance, especially with the PDF checklist,
    Thanks!!

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Leonie, thanks for commenting. Glad you liked it.

      Did you have no problem accessing the PDF file? Sometimes the social locker doesn't work properly and won't unlock it.

  13. christian says:

    Hey Dave,

    This amazing post is so valuable to me as a newbie in blogging. I spend the whole night ready and studding all the stuff you share in here after discovering the post via a re-tweet by Jeremy Shoemaker.
    also as a newbie, I have a problem with my blog and being looking for help over a month now with no solution. So please allow me to request your help as well: the problem is that since i release the about page and posted my very first post on the blog, it made a buzz and received 100+ comment in a laps of 10 min, for a total of 500+ comment in 2 weeks. then I noticed that all of those 500+ comment are keep repeating everyday. I put them in moderation and being looking for solution but can't still fix it. I have over 5000 of them in the moderation panel now and still have no clue what to do. thanks in advance for your help as it may help me to resume posting and apply what I just learn here on your site.
    Chri$, We are all born to win!

  14. NicheHacks says:

    Hey Christian, thanks for commenting.

    I just checked http://www.born-towin.com/my-challenge and all of those comments are SPAM comments posted automatically by a tool.

    Look at the names of the 'people' commenting it's stuff like "mexico vacation", "national health care", "custom printed boxes", "where to find cheap flight tickets" and even the ones using real sounding names have left junk comments that don't relate to your article, it's just generic nonsense posted to generate links.

    By allowing these comments to be posted on your blog you opened it up to be bombarded by spam.

    The tools will have alerted the users that you don't stop spam and now you're getting tons of garbage messages every day.

    Mark them all as spam including the ones in the moderation queue and install a spam plugin like 'Clean Talk' or 'Askimet'. I pay $7.99 a year for Clean Talk and it keeps my site free from spam whilst auto posting relevant comments.

    Hope that helps.

    Best of luck with the blog.

  15. Nikky says:

    Good post Stuart. I haven't come across SNAP plugin. Will try that out

  16. ccnis says:

    Found this very useful mate.
    I'm a beginner and like to start like this. 🙂

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey, glad you like it. How far into the internet marketing journey are you? Started any new projects yet?

  17. sachin says:

    nice post i like it

  18. Qasim says:

    Hi Stuart,

    You have ended listed a lot of tips that would help us get traffic, you can create the best content on the world but still if no body reads it then there is no value of it, every blogger should be in the look for new ways to get more traffic.
    I have added your article to my list of traffic generation tips.

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Qasim, thanks for commenting. Exactly posting content isn't enough. People need to know about it so they can share and link to it.

      Great content + networking and exposing that content to your target market and influential people is where it's at.

      Also don't forget to focus on traffic that converts. If all the traffic does is land on the site then bounce or never engages and / or signs up to your list it's not much use to you - some people just want as much traffic as possible even when it's essentially junk.

  19. Very comprehensive guide. I think that there are more than 150 ways to drive traffic to a blog, but the key is to drive quality traffic and this artcile exactly target this topic.

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Kaloya, yeah there are hundreds of ways to promote a blog but best just focusing on ones that work and convert. Traffic is meaningless if it doesn't convert.

      Thanks for commenting. Good to see you here. If you liked this post consider signing up for the email list so you never miss them - http://www.nichehacks.com/join/

  20. Mi Muba says:

    Vow; very few of them are stereotyped while most of them are quite new and do have huge potential to lift your post to the sky. But a blog most must also be clickable to take the benefits these sources for promotion. Otherwise it will remain a dud stuff and no one will look at it even if you have share it in a platform that has millions of members.
    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful list that really works if a blogger fully exploit it to promote his blog post.

  21. Great tips no doubt! I must confess this post is well researched and highly informative. But my concern is having the time to follow these tips as sharing contents across different platforms can be time consuming.

    Anyone who wants to succeed in this niche must be prepared to outsource a lot of the jobs. However, as a newbie, outsourcing could be a great challenge too as money is needed to do it successfully.

    Thanks NicheHacks, for sharing these tips with us. I will try the much I can do to implement a number of them.
    Do have a lovely weekend.

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Efoghor, you wouldn't need to do EVERY tip because not all would suit your blog. You figure out which ones are most suitable for finding your audience and then focus on them.

      Spending more time on promoting posts is the way forward with blogging. People who continually publish content but spend next to no time promoting don't tend to see much success.

      I personally don't outsource much of the promotional stuff as I don't trust anyone else to do it correctly. Especially seeing as most of my promo stuff revolves around networking and interacting with people in the niche - only I can do that the most effectively.

      Have a great weekend yourself. Mines is going to be great. It's Songkran aka Thai New Year here this weekend and it's celebrated by a 3-4 day water fight! 😀

  22. And the article was never ending it felt. Superb ways to get traffic, finally found something new and interesting on a blog about blogging.

  23. Ashwin Singh says:

    Thanks stuart to share this awesome post, I was searching for a while how to promote post. This post will definitely help me. Many blogger says write less and pramot more but you are the only who give the deep idea for post promoting.

    • NicheHacks says:

      Yeah you have to do a LOT of promoting of your posts otherwise they don't get the attention they deserve. We spend ages creating content to just publish it to the blog and then leave it hoping for the best isn't a good strategy.

  24. Mukesh Mali says:

    Superb ways to get traffic, finally found something new and interesting on a blog about blogging.

    • NicheHacks says:

      Yep some great ways in there Mukesh. Which do you use already and which will you start using?
      Thanks for commenting.

  25. Amit Kumar says:

    This is really one of the most detailed and informative article about Promote Blog Posts & Get Blog Traffic. I really just enjoyed this mind-blowing post. From this post i learnt a lot of things and i am going to apply on my blog. thanks again 🙂

    • NicheHacks says:

      Put it to good use Amit, there's a lot of good methods there. Thanks for commenting. Hope to see you around here again.

  26. Dan Mayor says:

    heres a new one for blog promotion http://www.sixtymarketing.com/bloggersleague/

  27. Ikram Rana says:

    Your is nice I am going to write a tip and that is internal linking before posting keep an eye on relevant pages of your blog and then hyper link them by this method your post each page will support other pages of your blog and your website or blog's structure will be strong.
    Regards
    Ikram Rana

    • NicheHacks says:

      Awesome tip Ikram. Something I've started doing much more on my posts. Try to keep the bounce rate down.

  28. Ocso says:

    I just finished reading 25 Smart Ways to Promote Your Latest Blog Post by Rebekah Radice with kin interest on how she detailed the dots.

    I even left her a free kiss, but like they say; the best is yet to come.

    You did a wonderful job.

    You're on Google 01 spot on how to promote your blog post as at the time of writing this comment.

    Am sorry, Iv given the kiss to Rebekah Radice.

    All the way from Nigeria.

  29. Nextweblink says:

    just launch our tech blog, will try your suggestions and come up with my analysis. Please have a look on our website

    • NicheHacks says:

      Let me know how you get on promoting your posts.

      • NicheHacks says:

        P.S.

        Your content really needs work. Some of your headlines simply don't make sense and the content is badly written and poor English is used.

        • Nextweblink says:

          Thank you for your response.
          /
          Can you point out some of the post written in poor English? Currently I am focusing on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for social sharing, like and comment. For now things are going well but I need to get more visitors. I am following steps written above for blog promotion.

          • NicheHacks says:

            Best thing to do is get a native English speaker to proof read and edit it.

            What exactly are you doing on FB, Twitter and G+. Simply sharing to your own (limited) audiences isn't enough. You need to be getting other people in your niche, who have the audience you want, to share your stuff.

            Start networking like crazy with them. Share their stuff. Comment on their posts. Re-tweet them. Email them. Chat with them. Do cool stuff for them. Get on their radar in a big way.

  30. Faffy Tea says:

    Great article, I haven't tried implementing any of your tricks yet but definitely saved for later! Lots of ideas I hadn't thought of!

  31. Jerry says:

    I am definately going to use this for my blog. But I am wondering, what if you made a blog about a topic because you don't find something like it on the web? How do you then find the important sites to get connected with?

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Jerry, thanks for commenting.

      Great question too.

      I think if no one else has ever created a post on the topic before you have to ask yourself 'why'.

      Could it be because it's not a topic people are really that interested in?

      Usually if there's no competition in a niche it's for good reason - there's very little demand.

      And no demand means no customers, no products, no money to be made etc.

      • Jerry says:

        Wow... that was a seriously fast response! From experience, I am actually already surprised at getting a response at all!

        My "product" is "compassion", but stripped from all the religious connotations. There's a lot on compassion, yes. but most of this comes from churches and other such groups. I struggled with the concept, but all sources I found were either Christian, or Buddhist. I believe true compassion is not a religious thing, which is why I made this (and also as a bit of a counterweight against all those newssites which bring us only tales of misery).

        I am not very worried about money (yet). Perhaps if the thing grows, it becomes an issue (to enable me to put in more hours and resources), but for now... I don't really care.

        • NicheHacks says:

          Glad you mentioned money Jerry as I was going to ask how you would monetize this. Do you have any idea?

          You say now you don't care but presumably at some point you would like to make money from this, right?

          It's important to work out a monetization strategy from day 1 even if you don't plan to implement it till later (but I always recommend having it in place from day 1).

          I've not put much thought into it but I'm struggling to think how you would make money from it?

  32. Jerry says:

    Ah, but that's because you define (if I interpret you right) success as monetary success. But while I do this with different sites (to a certain amount), this particular site has other objectives than getting filthy rich 🙂

    If you have other ideas how to monetize, and bring in some resources we can use to spread the message, please let me know (any type of help is welcome, and not just NicheHacks, but others are more than welcome to contribute too 🙂

  33. Kevin John says:

    This is a really good post. I have started to implement some of the tips already. Promoting your blog posts is key to getting traffic.

    • NicheHacks says:

      It sure s Kevin, we should spend more time promoting posts than writing. Otherwise hardly anyone sees them. Something I sometimes forget to do.

  34. rihsam says:

    Wow. very useful tips to increase social presence and better way to have good SEO

  35. Ama says:

    Hey, I found this post near the top of a Google search. I'm just writing for fun but want more readers. Good stuff here.

  36. Ivan Cuxeva says:

    Stewart, how do you come up with all these ideas?!! This is similar to buzzfeed but for niche stuff. Love it so far!

  37. Quidejoher says:

    Thats really interesting article which will help me in promoting my blog.

  38. Dirk says:

    Thanks for posting another reliable article here! I agree with you! Basic keyword research can work wonders. Search for keywords related to your industry, but make it sure that the keywords you listed aren’t too competitive. Once you’ve decided upon your keywords, incorporate them into your online content to make it more natural and organic.

  39. Thank u for this tips i hope my blog would be in the first page

  40. Howie says:

    I just wanted to drop a line and say how awesome this resource has been for me. I am constantly referring back to it for reminders and resources on how and where to promote every new blog post that I create. Great stuff and keep up the good work!

  41. Hey buddy,

    Came here via a random link on inbound but remember your content from MW site on conversions

    About to read but fyi your optin link at the start is broken (No spaces for the code)

    Will read now!

    Dan

  42. Joe says:

    Hi,
    i was just wondering how you feel about paying someone on say fiverr.com to submit to digg.com, Tumblr, scoop.it on your behalf. Looks like doing this manually is quite some work and it might be difficult to get exposure if you don't have a seasoned account. Any thoughts?

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Joe, yeah you could do or just use a plugin, there are some that submit to most social networks. Not sure Scoop It will be included in any but you never know, Digg, Tumblr etc are common enough.

      • Howie says:

        Hey Stuart,

        What plugin that is fairly light on resources would you recommend to do something like this? Do these types of plug-ins weigh heavy on the back end and affect page load times or anything?

        I have also seen these services offered at places like, Fiverr. Do those types of links really serve much purpose as just a profile with no engagement or anything to it? The main site is an authority with a homepage that has high PR's, but how much juice do these links really pass through a meaningless profile page?

        Just to clarify, I am talking about getting this done by a service on fiverr, as opposed to building web 2.0 properties and setting them up the right way with branding and some form of engagement. I guess I want to know if those types of links carry enough juice that it's worth it for $5-10? Thanks

        • NicheHacks says:

          SNAP plugin auto-posts to most social networks including Tumblr, Digg, all the main ones and smaller ones like Tagged and VK. But if you're posting to empty profiles with no audience it's pretty pointless and I wouldn't bother.

          The links are worth nothing and more likely to do you harm than good. Only worth it if you have an audience or plan to build one there.

  43. classify says:

    its interesting to know there are so many resources to get backlinks to your website.

    I am really impressed with the presentation of your blog.

    I have recently designed website http://www.classifywall.com and don't know much about backlinks,hopw this information will help me to get backlinks.

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  44. William says:

    Hi Stuart,

    Thanks for such an helpful post. It will be of much help to me while promoting my blog. Can you please tell me which plugin are you using to insert those attention grabbing yellow box in your posts offering various offers like checklist etc?

    Regards,
    William

  45. Ammar says:

    Watchout for Mid April when Google let's out the update penalizing websites that aren't Mobile friendly. Over 30% of traffic these days are on Tablets & mobiles, why lose this traffic if your website doesn't show up properly on mobile or tablet! Search Engine Optimization is a crazy world these days 😀

  46. Craig says:

    Wow - This is a great post Stuart! I found this with my trusty Google search when I was looking for different ways of promoting blog content. All outstanding ideas!

    I just went through and implemented a handful of them, and I've bookmarked this puppy for later reference. Going to see if I can crank out a few more in the next 20 minutes.

    Outstanding content here - thank you!

    Craig

  47. Nice tips for blog promotion, Thanks for sharing it with us.

  48. James says:

    These are very practical suggestions although I'll need time to pick the ones that work for me. Thank man

  49. Amar kumar says:

    Hey,

    The majority of traffic that comes to a blog post comes within the first day or so after it's published. Twitter is a perfect place to share a link to your blog post as soon as you publish it.

    Growing your email list play vital role to drive healthy traffic to websites. Eventually, thanks for sharing your worthy tips with us.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

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