Have a blog? Need more traffic? If you said yes to both questions then this post is for you. As a content creator, it can be difficult to get eyeballs on your content. Sometimes it can feel like you are talking to nothing and no one. It is not easy to create AND promote, but there are a few ways to promote a blog for free.
You will want to diversify your blog promotion strategy by leveraging social media platforms.
Different platforms do different things. There are content aggregators, social bookmarking sites, and reciprocal sharing sites. You can post your blog links or create videos. These are all ways to promote a blog for FREE.
Next, we will take a look at the best blog promotion websites. This list is in no particular order.
Blog Promotion Sites:
- Scoop It
- Tik Tok
Now we will get into details for each of these promotion sites so that you can get started today.
A social bookmarking website where users can save videos, blogs, and stories from any publication or web page.
Sign up with your google account or email address.
What Pocket says about itself…
“Here’s the thing about Pocket: It allows you to do a lot of things. You can save (and organize) anything from across the web—and discover great new content in the process.
A user can save a blog to their Pocket by first downloading the browser extension. Then when they want to save something, they click the Pocket button. They can also share their content with others.
You can add a social share Pocket button to your blog.
Medium allows you to publish blogs online. It has over 100 million users per month.
Many freelance writers post to Medium to get more traffic to their site.
Your blog must meet Medium’s standards, however, if it meets their standards, and you get published the traffic to your blog will flow freely.
Pinterest is a great way to promote a blog for free. It is a social bookmarking site and search engine but with emphasis on images rather than plain text.
Create a pin inside a graphic site like Canva and then link the pin to your post. Inside your pin you want to use keywords and hashtags to get found in the Pinterest search engine.
There are over 250 million users on Pinterest so you should most definitely be using Pinterest for your niche.
It is mostly free but you can pay to “boost” your pins.
Instagram is a social media platform with over 1 billion users.
Again use Canva for Instagram graphics then post to Instagram and leave a link in the bio along with relevant hashtags.
It’s fine if you don’t have any followers to start as you will soon get your own following from your unique posts.
YouTube is a site for videos. Create your own videos and post them to YouTube. Build a following. Repurpose your content from your blog in to videos and then embed them on your site.
The number of videos being watched everyday on YouTube is upwards of five billion.
Flipboard allows you to add your website and start posting blogs as a publisher. Once you are accepted to Flipboard and add your details your content will publish to the site immediately. So it is a relatively hands off way to get traffic to your site.
Facebook is a great place to post your blogs. Create a business page and/or start a group. Join Facebook groups in your niche. Be helpful and active so that people want to know more about you and your business.
AllTop is a content aggregator which allows users to view content from many sources by using RSS feeds.
You can submit a request through the Contact page to have your site listed. Your blogs will be added to the site if they are accepted.
This can help you increase your backlinks, boost traffic, improve ranking, and build authority for your site.
Triberr is a new one to us and we are still trying to get the hang of using it but it is a place where influencers and bloggers go to amplify their content.
Create or join groups based on your interests. Promote your blog to get more traffic and shares.
There is a place where you can pay to promote posts. Pick a URL and Triberr will present your content to real visitors who will likely share it with their followers.
10. Mix (formerly Stubble Upon)
Mix is a social bookmarking site where you can curate and “mix” topics.
Also called “microblogging”…
“Twitter is a service for friends, family, and coworkers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent messages.” -Twitter-
Twitter is also public by default as in anyone can see it and share. This makes it easier to go viral.
Keen is another social bookmarking site. It helps users to pick a topic and see only what is relevant to that topic. It is owned and operated by Google. It is like a stripped down version on Pinterest.
13. Scoop It
Scoop It, is another social bookmarking site where you can save your content to the board. Be aware that you can only have one topic unless you upgrade. We think as long as you choose your one topic well that the free version is just fine.
Get out there and promote your content! There are many ways to do this and we have only listed a few.
Take time to do some research on social media platforms to find the ones best for you and your content.
Make sure you know what the rules of the platform are so that you don’t get banned. This process is worth it in the end
Pick out two or three of these platforms, do the research and then get to posting.
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