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7 Ways to Promote Your Content After You Hit Publish

Most bloggers would agree with my bold statement that ‘80% of blogging is promoting your content. You would be right in thinking research and creating content take time but no more than promotion. For every blog post, I write, I have a ritual that starts with research and ends continues with promoting content. The simple ritual has four steps;

  1. Research on the chosen topic
  2. Graphic preparation and content writing
  3. SEO optimization
  4. Publishing and continuous promotion

This ritual has served me well over the last couple of years, it is very simple but also very effective. Blogging as many can attest is not easy, it calls for hard work day in and out but it’s worth it. If I was to sit down and write down all the things that make it worth it, we would be here a while. I guess it is content for another day, for today, here are some ways to promote your content.

[bctt tweet=”The hardest thing about blogging when you publish a post is promotion and getting traffic to your website” username=”myrabev”]

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7 Ways to Promote your Content

You’ve just spent however long to research and write your content and have published. It is a great feeling to write content that you’re proud of and share it with the world. But not everyone will know that you’ve dropped some great content, they need to be informed of this. Here are 7 ways to promote your content;

Newsletter

I am sure everyone started over with their newsletters after GDPR passed in Europe. Your subscribers should have agreed to be informed of the content you publish. If they have, make sure to utilise this avenue to inform them of the new article. It is a great way to ensure your subscribers stay informed of all your articles you publish but do not spam them. You can look to send a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly newsletter with highlights of the articles you’ve shared.

[bctt tweet=”Have you ever tried using your newsletter as a way to promote your content and drive traffic to your website?” username=”myrabev”]

Facebook Page and Groups

Every blogger is aware that Facebook is a great way to promote and drive traffic to your blog. Everyone uses Facebook for various reasons and it is a great tool to promote your content. One of the ways I use Facebook to drive traffic to my blog is by participating in threads in various groups. Join Bloggers 2 Brands, a Facebook group dedicated to supporting bloggers.

Another way you can utilise Facebook is by creating a page for your website and promoting content. For my blog A July Dreamer, I created a Facebook page with the same name; A July Dreamer. This way it makes it easier to associate the content on my page to my blog.

[bctt tweet=”Creating a Facebook page for your website and publishing content on it is great for promoting content to your followers and drive traffic to your website.” username=”myrabev”]

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Twitter

Twitter is not only a great way to connect with brands but a great tool for promoting your content. It is a fast-paced social media and therefore calls for a fast-paced way of promoting content. Personally I mix and match the content that I share on twitter but I promoted 8-12 times a day.

Content on Twitter has a way of reaching more readers than Facebook and not necessarily your own. If any of your followers retweet your content, their retweet is exposed to their followers too. And this is how many people are then able to read your content and drive traffic to your website.

[bctt tweet=”Twitter has the ability to reach more readers than Facebook as each retweet exposed your content to a new audience.” username=”myrabev”]

Instagram

Another way to promote it to a wider audience is by using Instagram and sharing content. The trick with Instagram is not only adding the link to your latest post but to add to your feed and stories. For those with over 10k followers, they have the ability to add a link into the Instagram stories.

One thing I suggest when utilising Instagram to promote your content is to use the same graphics. Find one or two graphics from your post that you can upload to Instagram. Make sure to use the relevant hashtags to reach an even bigger audience.

[bctt tweet=”Instagram is a great tool to use to promote your content, use graphics from your article and publish on your feed and stories. Add hashtags and make sure to add the link to your profile.” username=”myrabev”]

Google+

Google is one of the biggest search engines that everyone uses every day but Google+ is different. To make Google+ work for you and drive traffic you need to share your posts to the groups and communities.

Google+ works because it is part of Google but also tagging relevant brands helps. Depending on your blogging platform you can configure your content to be auto-published.

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Pinterest

One of the biggest drivers of traffic to my website is Pinterest and you can make it as such a tool. Like Instagram, Pinterest is all about the best graphics and using the right keywords. No one will know if your content is good enough but the graphic is enough to draw them in.

For every post, have a minimum of two Pinterest sharable images in the post. Make sure the ATL text is populated and added text with hashtags to your pins. The pinnable image has to be easy to read and relevant to the topic. It is also helpful to have a theme to your pins so they can easily be associated with your website.

When it comes to promoting my content on Pinterest I use the Tailwind App which allows me to schedule content. I always use it for every content that I want to share on Pinterest, use my affiliate link to sign up.

[bctt tweet=”Pinterest is all about the graphics and relevant topics, no one will know how good your content is unless your graphics draws them in.” username=”myrabev”]

Guest Posting

Whilst guest posting does not necessarily drive traffic to one specific post, it can drive traffic to the entire site. And you never know who of the new readers might be a fan and want to stay to read other posts.

Guest posting allows for your website to be exposed to a new audience either in same niche or others. This is a great way to promote your website’s content and gain new readers in the long run.

There are many other ways you can promote your content and drive traffic to your website. As I mentioned blogging is hard work but there are Blogging Tools that make it bearable.

One important thing that you shouldn’t be forgotten is, whilst self-promotion is essential in the blogging world, it is important to also share other people’s content that is relevant to your niche. The blogging community is all about being supportive and this is one way you can be supportive.

To my fellow bloggers, how do you promote your content? What tools do you utilise?

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60 Comments

  1. Hannah
    October 8, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    Thanks for posting these tips as these will really benefit me.

  2. October 8, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    You are absolutely right, promoting every post you made is crucial. I have never used google ads, maybe I should try their free ads being offered.

  3. October 8, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    Great tips! I currently utilize all these and a little bit of Google Plus. I’m really interested in getting my Pinterest in tip top shape and may need to start using Tailwind

  4. October 8, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    I do all of these, you definitely need to promote otherwise hardly anyone would know about the posts x

  5. October 8, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    I have been blogging since 2006 and so many things have changed in the world of blogging. What used to be a small close knit community has become big business. Promoting your blog properly has become so vital to keep it going and alive. Some great tips here.

  6. October 8, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    I think graphics are a HUGE must when it comes to content. I will click or avoid based solely on this half of the time.

  7. Melanie
    October 8, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    These are all great tips, although I have never found much value in guest posting. It was always a lot of work with little reward. Promoting a blog post after publishing is definitely necessary!

  8. October 8, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    Social media sites are a huge help when it comes to promoting a post from your blog. I think these are important steps to incorporate when you’re a blogger who would like to get more traffic or exposure.

  9. October 8, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    Girl, yes! This is everything I do!! I have been able to narrow it all a lot down too so I don’t spread myself too thin and promote to places that I know aren’t going to garner much traffic/buzz! I remember when I used to do SOOOO much more, but get less results! Ha! THANK GOODNESS I am no longer doing that crazyyyyyy time consuming waste of time crap! Instagram has been a BOMB source of traffic for me!

  10. October 8, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I am doing all of these and have found success! The thing I struggle with the most is SEO.

  11. October 8, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I find Pinterest the hardest social media platform to use, but I don’t use it near enough for me to know about it properly. I seriously need to read up about how to utilise it for my blog!

  12. Peter
    October 8, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    Being s new blogger with my wife being a seasoned blogger has its ups and its downs. Two very different blogs to me means different promotional tactics. I have found that Instagram and Pinterest are two huge factors for spreading the word and getting my post out there. Where would we all really be without social media?

  13. Sara
    October 8, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    These are really great tips! I had given up on Google plus years ago but maybe I should start posting there again!

  14. lisalisa
    October 8, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I’m a firm believer in all your tips above and I do use them for my blog. Most people think posting is all you need but nope, you need to make sure to promote, promote each time you post. Love this because it’s so true!

  15. October 8, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I’ve never really gotten into Google + but it’s definitely something I need to look into more as I work on all the other social sites you’ve mentioned x

  16. October 8, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I do all of these, except for guest posting. I probably should find some other blogs to guest post on soon.

  17. October 8, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I use all of these except G+ I just don’t know much about it – I really should look into it!

  18. October 8, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I’m just getting my blog started so these are some great ideas that I’m going to start trying. It seems that promoting right away really helps the post go much farther.

  19. October 8, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    There is so many ways to promote a blog that is hard to focus and pin down what is the best way. I think you have hit the nail right on the head with what you mention here. One of my favorite ways is Instagram. I love the simple and that picture explains just about everything

  20. October 8, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I do use a lot of these to promote my posts! I admit I haven’t used Google +, because I didn’t think many people bothered anymore. I might have to start again.

  21. October 8, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I love Instagram but I get a huge percentage of my traffic from Pinterest and Facebook. I focus a bit more on those two since that’s where most of my traffic comes from.

  22. October 8, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I seem to get most of my hits from Pinterest and Google searches.

  23. October 8, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I do use these methods and have really been uping my game when it comes to making sure my posts are shared more and more. Great post.

  24. October 8, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I’ve never really utilised twitter for promoting my blog. I should definitely look into that.

  25. October 8, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    This are some really great tips. I always try to remember to post my content on all social media channels. Even BlogLovin, it’s such a great way to connect with new readers.

  26. October 8, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    Basic and Bella tips, well done! Will be pinning this to help others- and to remind Babushka. Pinterest needs some tending to. BB2U

  27. October 8, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    Thank you for this! I’m currently using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to bring people to my website and blog. Great information!

  28. October 8, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    Fantastic tips! I’ve just joined the facebook group you mentioned. x

  29. October 8, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    Twitter is not so big in our location. We mostly utilize Facebook pages and groups to boost our content. We also use Google ads if we need more reach.

    • October 8, 2018 / 1:59 pm

      Never thought about using google ads to promote my content but good idea

  30. Hannah
    July 28, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Thanks for posting these tips as these will really benefit me.

  31. July 28, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    Girl, yes! This is everything I do!! I have been able to narrow it all a lot down too so I don’t spread myself too thin and promote to places that I know aren’t going to garner much traffic/buzz! I remember when I used to do SOOOO much more, but get less results! Ha! THANK GOODNESS I am no longer doing that crazyyyyyy time consuming waste of time crap! Instagram has been a BOMB source of traffic for me!

  32. July 28, 2018 / 9:39 am

    I find Pinterest the hardest social media platform to use, but I don’t use it near enough for me to know about it properly. I seriously need to read up about how to utilise it for my blog!

  33. July 28, 2018 / 8:05 am

    I do all of these, you definitely need to promote otherwise hardly anyone would know about the posts x

  34. July 28, 2018 / 4:59 am

    I have been blogging since 2006 and so many things have changed in the world of blogging. What used to be a small close knit community has become big business. Promoting your blog properly has become so vital to keep it going and alive. Some great tips here.

  35. July 28, 2018 / 2:40 am

    I am doing all of these and have found success! The thing I struggle with the most is SEO.

  36. July 27, 2018 / 2:08 pm

    Great tips! I currently utilize all these and a little bit of Google Plus. I’m really interested in getting my Pinterest in tip top shape and may need to start using Tailwind

  37. July 27, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    You are absolutely right, promoting every post you made is crucial. I have never used google ads, maybe I should try their free ads being offered.

  38. Peter
    July 27, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    Being s new blogger with my wife being a seasoned blogger has its ups and its downs. Two very different blogs to me means different promotional tactics. I have found that Instagram and Pinterest are two huge factors for spreading the word and getting my post out there. Where would we all really be without social media?

  39. July 27, 2018 / 10:10 am

    Social media sites are a huge help when it comes to promoting a post from your blog. I think these are important steps to incorporate when you’re a blogger who would like to get more traffic or exposure.

  40. July 27, 2018 / 9:23 am

    I use all of these except G+ I just don’t know much about it – I really should look into it!

  41. July 27, 2018 / 9:06 am

    I’ve never really gotten into Google + but it’s definitely something I need to look into more as I work on all the other social sites you’ve mentioned x

  42. July 27, 2018 / 2:46 am

    I do all of these, except for guest posting. I probably should find some other blogs to guest post on soon.

  43. Sara
    July 27, 2018 / 2:15 am

    These are really great tips! I had given up on Google plus years ago but maybe I should start posting there again!

  44. lisalisa
    July 27, 2018 / 12:40 am

    I’m a firm believer in all your tips above and I do use them for my blog. Most people think posting is all you need but nope, you need to make sure to promote, promote each time you post. Love this because it’s so true!

  45. Melanie
    July 26, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    These are all great tips, although I have never found much value in guest posting. It was always a lot of work with little reward. Promoting a blog post after publishing is definitely necessary!

  46. July 26, 2018 / 9:00 pm

    I think graphics are a HUGE must when it comes to content. I will click or avoid based solely on this half of the time.

  47. July 26, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    I’m just getting my blog started so these are some great ideas that I’m going to start trying. It seems that promoting right away really helps the post go much farther.

  48. July 26, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    Basic and Bella tips, well done! Will be pinning this to help others- and to remind Babushka. Pinterest needs some tending to. BB2U

  49. July 26, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    I do use these methods and have really been uping my game when it comes to making sure my posts are shared more and more. Great post.

  50. July 26, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    Fantastic tips! I’ve just joined the facebook group you mentioned. x

  51. July 26, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    I do use a lot of these to promote my posts! I admit I haven’t used Google +, because I didn’t think many people bothered anymore. I might have to start again.

  52. July 26, 2018 / 4:29 pm

    This are some really great tips. I always try to remember to post my content on all social media channels. Even BlogLovin, it’s such a great way to connect with new readers.

  53. July 26, 2018 / 4:18 pm

    Thank you for this! I’m currently using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to bring people to my website and blog. Great information!

  54. July 26, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    There is so many ways to promote a blog that is hard to focus and pin down what is the best way. I think you have hit the nail right on the head with what you mention here. One of my favorite ways is Instagram. I love the simple and that picture explains just about everything

  55. July 26, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    I seem to get most of my hits from Pinterest and Google searches.

  56. July 26, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    I’ve never really utilised twitter for promoting my blog. I should definitely look into that.

  57. July 26, 2018 / 11:40 am

    I love Instagram but I get a huge percentage of my traffic from Pinterest and Facebook. I focus a bit more on those two since that’s where most of my traffic comes from.

  58. July 26, 2018 / 9:36 am

    Twitter is not so big in our location. We mostly utilize Facebook pages and groups to boost our content. We also use Google ads if we need more reach.

    • Miranda
      Author
      July 26, 2018 / 9:37 am

      Never thought about using google ads to promote my content but good idea

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