How do you promote your blog?

@klaudine (3652)
Indonesia
January 6, 2009 2:30pm CST
I only have little income from my blog, because there are only few people comes to my blog in http://bookandreview.blogspot.com. I wonder how do you promote your blog to make people come to your blog and click something from it. I mean, I have gone through the traffic exchange like entrecard, and have done some blogwalking but I have never known how to make people keep coming to my blog and read what I have made there. Should I go somewhere and do the link exchange as well? I also have put the link of the blog in blog listings but I don't know how it would work. Can someone tell me how we could make our blog known and crawled by the search engines?
4 responses
6 Jan 09
I started visiting linkreferral.com recently and have had a bunch of visitors in exchange from there. Some people hate it, but it seems OK to me. Entrecard, I didn't really like - far too much setting up, fiddling with code, faffing with graphics. Strangely, I seem to get a fair few visitors from BlogCatalog, of all places - I would never have expected that at all. To get listed, I totally lucked out and ran across a blog yesterday that has a 350-search submit thing on it, absolutely free. Let me hunt down the URL... http://www.official.my No guarantees on that - it's not mine. I just found it by accident! I gave it a false email ID (or rather a spam-filtered one), but haven't been hit by anything bad at all yet. Looks entirely legitimate. I didn't use the IE download, by the way, despite using IE. The basic submit button worked fine. As for regular visitors, it usually takes 9-12 months to build up a decent following, unless you're writing about a very popular subject. Content is king, as they say. Good luck!
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@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
7 Jan 09
wow. thank you Spike. It is so much helping. I have tried the official.my, but never put my e-mail address there. I hope it would help me in getting my blog promoted. Just like you I came to this site by accident, http://www.directorymaximizer.com, what do you think about this one? Do you think this would help us to get our blog promoted as well?
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7 Jan 09
Since we have to pay for it, I wouldn't use it. I always doubt whether the return would be valuable or not. Freebies are always better than having to pay!
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@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
14 Jan 09
Thank you for the information. I really appreciated it. You're right. The places which would need you to pay some amount of money before giving any services to us should be noticed because it could turn scam anytime and take away our money with them. Thank you for reminding me about that.
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• Philippines
11 Jan 09
maybe, entrecard is good way of promoting your blog.
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• United States
7 Jan 09
one way that I promote my blogs is to comment on other blogs. Entrecard is a good idea. Join blog rolls. Join mybloglog. one way to get the search engines to place you higher is to write really good content that is original. I can think of some more ideas later.
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@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
8 Jan 09
Thanks. I wrote the reviews myself. It was about books I have ever read before. I love reading books, that's how I know all the books I was reviewed, so I hope it would be original enough for the content. Thanks for your idea to join the blog rolls and bloglog, I would try those options. Thanks a lot sweetpeasmom.
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
Do a lot of blogwalking.. visit high ranking websites and leave comments! =) then try to exchange links with them.. i used to have high ranking blogs before but they all dropped to page rank 0.. maybe because i've stopped updating blogs... yay!
@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
8 Jan 09
I do the blogwalking but I don't know how it would lead people to my blog. Tried as hard to do that but no one to exchange the link with. I think I have to start asking them to exchange the link with me, right? I used to have some links in my blogroll but I don't have it now because I lost my old blog. Have to start all over again.