How to reach out to new blog readers
Getting your message out to a new audience can be very difficult. In most large scale situations it can cost a large sum of money per year. If your like me you have a smaller operation and need to find resources that are free.
Thankfully my social network Blog Engage will help you accomplish this.
Everything I have done to date regarding marketing or promoting has been by myself and my fellow bloggers at little or no cost to me. The only cost is my time and willingness to actively promote the site. The idea’s I share below I did for a large social network but the same can be done for your personal blog.
Be specific when you start marketing and promoting. Stay within your niche. I would like to reference an article I wrote in September 2008. It’s a nice list of suggestions you can use to market and promote successfully in any website forum.
Increase Website Traffic by using Top Webmaster Forums
Website Review Forums – Website reviews are perfect ways to jump start the traffic flow to your website. At this point you should be creating a basic template for a Website review request which can be used with little change at all the webmaster forums your sign up at. Don’t forget in this process you should include a website url to the website under review. If you want to be very specific you can ask for reviews on multiple pages which have minor differences in design and or reasoning.
Domain Name Appraisal Forums – Another great reason to post a website url. Simply ask the members to appraise the domain name and when adding a live link 99% of the time they will also visit your website! Trust me add the link these guys giving free review are deadly bored think about the service there offering for free! Use a similar script as mentioned in the above paragraph and make minor changes for each forum.
Buy, Sell or Trade Forums – The mother of all examples is this amazing forum. It’s like a free ticket to extremely exploit your website url with so many different way to do so. The best thing about the Buy, Sell or Trade Forums is they normally have about 10 other forums inside them. The sub forums you should be looking for include the following and sometimes you might have reasoning for the rest but normally these are great forums to start with,
Freebies – If you are offering any sort of free services or products (or seeking them), this is the only place those offers should be posted. Remember to always add your url when offering these services especially if it involves your website.
Content – Users buying and selling content (including databases) can conduct business here. This is another forum you should be adding your url too and again especially if it’s pertaining to your website!
Templates – Post your url when asking for custom or free template! Make sure the members know what website you are looking to replace the current template on.
Services – Offering free services on your website? This is the forum you should be posting inside. Always add the url where the free services are located allowing you to gain another back link and increased traffic.
Link Exchange – This is another great way to get a back link. Post your url and offer a link exchange with other webmaster forum members. This will generate a nice wave of website traffic as all people willing to link exchange will want to see the website there dealing with.
Link Sales – Selling links from your website? Have an empty sidebar you don’t know what to do with? Again this is another forum for yet another back link. Post your website url and sell your link spots!
Contests – Everyone loves contests but we can’t join if we don’t know what website is offering the contest so yup, another back link opportunity! Post your website url and tell all webmaster about this awesome contest!
Take it into consideration and start implementing it! This is the way of webmaster forums and if done right you will gain traffic and new blog readers.
I also have another post to reference here on the site. This will help you decide where to market and promote your blogs using the tips I have added.
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