While checking out “Blogger Help” articles, I stumbled on “Ways of Promoting Blogger Blogs” and decided to share it with you. This is in no way a science or guarantee; it’s simply a few suggestions with which many bloggers ( including me) have found success.
Publish regular updates. Simple: the more you blog, the more traffic you’ll get.
Add your blog to Blogger’s listings. When you add your blog to Blogger listings it shows up in Nextblog, Recently Updated, and other places. It’s like opting-in to traffic.
Think of your audience. A good way to build an audience is to speak to one in particular. When you keep your audience in mind, your writing gains focus. Focus goes a long way toward repeat visitors.
Keep search engines in mind. There are a few things you can do to make your blog more search engine friendly. Use post titles and post page archiving. This will automatically give each of your post pages an intelligent name based on the title of your post. Also, try to be descriptive when you blog. A well crafted post about something very specific can end up very near the top results of a search.
Keep your posts and paragraphs short. Keep your posts short and sweet so visitors can pop in, read up, and click on.
Put your blog URL in your email signature. Think of how many forwarded emails you’ve seen in your day, and just imagine the possibilities.
Submit your address to blog search sites and directories. People look for blog content at Technorati every day, are you on their list? You should be. Submit your blog’s url to Technorati, Daypop, Blogdex, Popdex, and any other site of that you come across.
Link to other blogs. Links are the currency of the blogosphere and it takes money to make money so start linking.
Install a blogroll. It’s a very simple yet effective social networking scheme and it has the same result as a simple link if not stronger: traffic! So if you don’t have one yet, you can add one to your blog using the “Blog List” gadget.
Be an active commenter. This is in the same vein as linking. Most comment systems also provide a way for you to leave a link back to your blog which begs a visit at the very least. So if you feel inspired, leave a comment or two in your blog travels. It helps.
Enable Following on your blog. Following a is a great way to keep your friends updated on the latest activity on your blog. New blogs will have this blog feature enabled by default, but for older blogs you will have to enable it from the Layout | Page Elements tab. Follow others and you will be followed too.
Turn on Post Pages. By publishing every post as its very own web page with Post Pages, you ensure that your entries are way more link-able and more attractive to search engines.
Turn on your site feed. When people subscribe to your site feed in their newsreaders, they’re very likely going to read your post. I prefer setting it to “Full” so that web apps making use of my blog feed ( eg Facebook Notes, Mobstac etc) can be displaying my full blog posts without any problem.
Install Email This Post. If you use Email This Post on your blog, people will be able to forward your posts to friends. This may not have an immediate impact on your site stats but it enables others to publicize your blog for you. The Facebook Send button does the same.
Always Ping your blog. This makes your blog to be included in various “recently updated” lists on the web as well as other blog-related services. Pinging alerts Search engines that your blog has been updated.
Install Share buttons. Those buttons make it easy for your blog visitors to easily share posts they find interesting and worthy to share with friends. The Floating share bar is highly recommended for this.
Network with fellow bloggers. Join forums, groups related to your niche and start building relationship with co-bloggers. It helps a lot in the long run. BloggersLab is highly recommended too for you to connect with bloggers asap.
I hope this helps…
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