What is a Viral List Builder?

Well, in short a Viral List Builder is a community of like minded people who agree to receive emails from each other.  Members click on the emails to receive credits.  Members in turn use these credits to send emails of their own to the community.  There is also a platform where you can advertise using … Read more

Top 4 Ways To Promote Your Blog Post

Promote Your Blog PostsSo you have just finished crafting your latest blog post.  But you don’t know who will ever see it.  The only people that know your new post exists are YOU!

If you are relying on search engines to rank your posts for all to see you may be waiting a very long time.  That is why content publishers need to utilize syndication strategies to get targeted viewers to your blog content and get noticed by your ideal customers.

Well, here are 4 ways to promote your new blog post…

 1. Social Media Sharing

This one probably goes without saying but most people don’t do this one properly.  Just by sharing your one line title and description on Twitter doesn’t attract new viewers to your blog post.  You will need to custom tailor your updates to the social media platform your are promoting to.

For example if you are posting to Facebook you may want to include an image and a longer description of your post.  For Twitter a shorter description is preferred but using the right hash tags is very important.

If you mention people, products or tools in your posts make sure you mention them in your social media updates.  They will be more likely to share your content with their following too.  Let them now you have mentioned them in the post so they are aware that they have been mentioned.  You can even ask them if they would mind sharing the content with their followers too.

Don’t think just by posting one update that your content will be seen by all.  Make sure you schedule updates to be published 2 or 3 times for maximum benefit.

(To get the ball rolling I use a premium plugin called Social Network Auto Poster PRO – You can get it here)

Do NOT underestimate the importance of creating a proper social media campaign for all your blog posts.  Allow yourself enough time to do it properly.

 2. Share With Your Subscribers

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Get Google Authorship Working For You

google-authorshipSo now that we know what Google Authorship is and how important it is to the promotion of our content and branding it’s time to get verified!

Here are the instructions from Google to set up your authorship correctly.  The instructions are a little thin so I will take you through the steps below.

Google requires:

  1. A profile photo on your Google+ account
  2. A byline on your content where your name appears on every page of your content
  3. You byline must match your Google+ name
  4. Have an email address on the same domain as your content

If you don’t have one already you will need to create a Google Plus account and ensure it contains photo of yourself.  The photo must be a head shot where you are recognizable.

 

Step 1: Link Your Google Plus Profile To Your Website

Google needs to verify you as an author even on your own site Therefore you must create a link between your Google Plus profile and your website.

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How To Add Sharebar Plugin To Your Blog

Social media and online communities are a major influence on how successful your business can become.  The more visibility and “eyes” on your content the more exposure you will have.  The better quality your content the more chance that your visitors will be engage and want to share your expertise with others. By having an … Read more

QUICK UPDATE: Blog Redesign!

    Well I have started the changes to re-energize my blog. First, I have decided to use the Flexibility 3 theme.  This theme is extremely easy to use and customize.  The theme interface is very straight forward and easy to follow.       As you can see there are many options in the … Read more