Yesterday was my Introduction to Blogging Workshop and the attendees had some great questions for me, which I hope I answered. Today’s blog answers another important question. How do I get my Blog noticed?
All of us want the amazing content that we’ve written to be seen by as many people as possible, to help as many people as possible. Right?
Okay, so since this blog is on WordPress.com, why not start the tips with the support section of WordPress.com. It reads,
Tell people in your social networks about your new post.
Promote your posts across your social networks with WordPress.com’s Publicize feature, which will automatically tell your Twitter followers, Facebook friends, LinkedIn connections, and more as soon as you publish a new post. You can find more ideas in our Social Tools support pages.
Advice from Forbes includes,
Speak your audience’s language
“Sometimes when marketers start the blogging process they start typing words that sound more like a press release than a conversation,” Shah says. “You benefit more (both from an SEO perspective and general engagement) from using terms that resonate with your end customers, so don’t use your blog to impress your high school English teacher–try to impress your customers instead.”
In his 7-step tutorial, Matthew Woodward mentions that you should come up with…
Ideas that you could easily create and can be digestible in less than five minutes
A reoccurring theme that WikiHow is to read other blogs and they say,
Interact with other blogs
This helps create relationships with both the blogger whose blog you’re interacting with and the people who follow that blog.
Hubspot is one of the leading marketing companies and therefore their website is a treasure trove of information. On their checklists it says,
Make sure your blog is mobile-friendly
It’s been over a year since Google revealed that more people use the search engine on their mobile phones than on desktop. And for all those valuable search queries being done on mobile, Google displays the mobile-friendly results first.
I hope that this has helped you on your blogging journey. Remember I can help with blogging and website content, as well as delivery of blogging workshops. You can check out my website here.