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15 Smart Ways to Promote Blog Posts

promote blog postsWhy Should You Promote Blog Posts?

Have you ever wondered why and how to promote blog posts you create?

Can you recall that horrible empty feeling of having triple checked your blog post, added in the best images you could think of, used your wordpress Yoast SEO plugin to maximize your blog posts chances of being found online and after all this all you get is…..nothing. Zilch. Not even one single comment.

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You start asking yourself “why did this happen to me?” It’s not bloody fair because I really did come up with one heck of a great post.

Well that’s what you think anyway but you have no one else’s opinion on your blog post content because no one else has even seen it.

Surely those search engines must have seen my post by now so why aren’t I getting any traffic or interest in my post?

You’re devastated after all the work you put into your post and once again those feelings of failure and frustration start creeping in. You’re probably asking yourself “Why bother with all this if this is all I get as a result?”

These feelings are very, very common and NOT just among beginner bloggers either.

You may be surprised to learn that most bloggers have experienced this at one time or another. And for many they experienced this one time too many and their blogs have long been abandoned.

 

Did You Promote Your Blog Post?

If you’d asked me that question when I first started blogging my answer would have been – What do you mean promote?

I can clearly recall my very first few posts when after waiting at least a week for people to find my “blog post masterpiece” I asked in a Facebook group if anyone else was having this problem or was it just me?

It was then I was asked what promotion activities I had undertaken. Immediately my answer was “what do you mean?” “I published the post nearly a week ago already but still I had not seen any results.”

Obviously I was completely missing the point.

As a beginner blogger I had absolutely no conception of the need to “market and promote my blog posts.”

This was the start of a complete revelation for me and it soon became apparent that to be a success in my blogging I would have to spend the majority of my time marketing my post to attract visitors to my blog.

In fact my time allocation to promote blog posts now comes close to 80% of the time I spend on each post.

These were hard and difficult lessons for me but now I am very happy to share what has worked for me.

If you are a beginner blogger then underestand you’re in the marketing game whether you like it or not. You may not like this but to survive as a blogger you have to “sell yourself” and what you offer with your blog posts.

If what I am about to share with you makes little or no sense to you then please, please make sure you leave me a comment below. Deal?

Using Influential Blog Links

Before I give you the very steps I take to promote my posts I’d like to add that on occasions I have quoted authorities or influential bloggers and linked directly to them in my posts.

Usually I contact the authority I am quoting and let them know in advance with a link to the relevant post. This has been very successful for me in building relationships with highly experienced and skilled bloggers.

Create a Personal Thank You Videopromote blog posts

Every new reader who visits my blog and leaves a meaningful comment gets a 45-60 second “thank you” video from me and this also has provided me with more relationship building opportunities plus more traffic to my blogs as well as some substantial sales of the affiliate offers I have available.

TIP: Sell More By Not Selling Anything On Your Blog

Pease note that I do NOT sell anything on my blog apart from the offers to join with “my tribe” (my email lists) – all my selling is done via email marketing follow up plus very personalized video marketing as well as Skype and Facebook chats.

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15 Smart Ways to Promote Blog Posts

These are the 15 exact steps I take with each and every post I create to ensure I get the best possible exposure and resultant targeted traffic.

Are there other ways to do this? Yes of course and I’m adding to this process as I learn more blog post marketing skills.

But today I simply sharing with you what is working for me right now

  1. As soon as my post is published I “ping it” with “Ping o Matic” just to make sure the search engines are at least aware of my latest published post
  2. I add this post to a paid sharing site called TribePro 
  3. Then I share the post with all my social platforms using a service called Buffer
  4. I add my post with 2 Facebook blogging groups I belong to and start my “blog hopping” activities whilst I am there. By “blog hopping”I mean the process of visiting other blogs and leaving my best possible comment on these posts.
  5. Then the real marketing starts with my visits to influential blogs in my niche that I have researched and bookmarked.Every comment I leave on these leading blogs is very carefully considered and on some occasions I get carried away with my enthusiasm and my comments are almost a mini-post.I have a list of 15 niche leaders that I visit after I have published my weekly blog post.The real purpose of these visits is to build your blogging reputation and credibility.

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I preferably only comment on blogs that are in my niche because this part of the blog marketing process is extremely time consuming. However, it’s a very enjoyable experience as well as being a great learning curve.

  1. I then share these posts socially using Buffer and more often than not, making adding my own unique wording to the social share.
  2. Before leaving these influential blog posts I check out the other comments made looking for potential readers of my post and if I find any I immediately go over to their blog post and repeat the process.
  3. I will spend 3 days doing this process spending about 2 or 3 hours each day – it’s that important to both building my reputation as well as my skills learning process.
  4. Sometimes I spend a few hours on forums in my niche but to be honest this has not been at that successful for me re targeted traffic.
  5. To further promote blog posts I visit a “question and Answer” site called Quora and spend at least 2 hours each day for 2 days answering specific questions in my niche (especially “affiliate marketing” and “list building” with every well thought out answer including a link to a relevant blog post and/or a relevant optin page.

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  1. Another important step to promote blog posts involves re-purposing my post content in my Slideshare Presentations Podcast episodes called Internet Marketing for Beginners and my YouTube Channel videos.
  2. Once my YouTube video is published it automatically is posted to a variety of sites using a free service called IFTTT.This is the “If This Then That” site where I have set up a series of what they call “recipes” that automatically share my YouTube videos that contain my blog post links to Flickr, Pinterest, Google Drive, Buffer, Twitter, Dropbox, Tumblr and one of my Facebook pages.
  1. In addition to these shares I also share this repurposed content in my Facebook group called Peter’s Tribe.
  2. Most importantly my email list is sent links to the blog post and the repurposed content because people on my list will consume my content in different ways – some prefer audio or video to the written word.
  3. The last steps I take to promote blog posts sometimes involves paid promotions like a boost to a specific Facebook post that is linking to my blog or a YouTube video that again links to a blog Click Here To Get FREE Targeted Traffic For Your Posts

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I have not spent much money on paid promotions as I have had much better success using “video live events” with YouTube that have given me very high rankings both in Google and YouTube for relatively competitive key word phrases.

 

 

This process is where you use an existing video and upload it to YouTube not via the usual “uploading process” but rather using “YouTube Live Events” upload function.

If you would like more information about this or any other step I use please leave me a comment below and I’ll get back to you.

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It’s Your Turn

I know just how busy you must be so many thanks for taking the time to leave me your comments – it is always appreciated.

As a beginner blogger what were the key things you got from this post?
What do you use to market your blog posts?

Do you need help in promoting your blog posts?
Need help in identifying your target audience?
Would you like me to help you with your blogging?

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88 Comments

    • Hi Rohit,

      Please let me know how I can help you some more

      Just leave me a message here or contact me via my blog “Contact” page – I would be delighted to help you in any way that I can

      Cheers and best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter

    • My pleasure Kallol.

      Glad you found the post about how to promote your blog posts helpful.
      It’s what I spend most of my blogging time doing each day.

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter

    • Hi Mansoor,

      Absolutely delighted you found some real value in my post.

      Blog post marketing is just SO important to our future as bloggers.

      Make sure you try out all the methods “i shared and please let me know what your results are OK? I’d love to hear from you

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village marketer

      Peter

  1. Hey Peter,

    Blog is one of the best ways to drive traffic to a website whether it be a corporate website, directory, or online shop. By adding great content to our blog regularly, we will provide useful resources to visitors and publish more pages for search engines to index. High quality articles will also generate more incoming links to our website, strengthen brand, and increase loyalty from readers, existing customers, and potential customers.

    Our website does not only need to look good for humans, it needs to be easily interpreted by search engines so that they can crawl and index our content efficiently. The topics cover on our blog, will influence the kind of people who read articles. If we publish many basic tutorials on a subject, we will attract a lot of beginners.

    One of the most effective ways of doing keyword research is by looking at how our competitors are generating traffic. Using images in our articles have potential to increase social media shares and break up long pieces of text. A blog gives us the opportunity to get to know our readers better and vice-versa. One of the best places to connect with readers is through the comment area. Eventually, thanks for sharing your thought with us.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

    • Hi Amar and welcome back,

      I totally agree with you re valuable content. However, the content’s value will be determined by its relevance to your target audience.

      U also use keyword research as part of my content creation process but in all honesty, I don’t spend all that much time doing this research.
      I simply look for keywords that are not too competitive but still attracting a reasonable number of searches each month. Combining these keyword phrases with the interests of my audience is my simple way of going about content creation.

      Many thanks for your excellent contribution to this post Amar – much appreciated

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village marketer

      Peter

  2. Peter, good read here. I also use IFTTT, it is pure gold when it comes down to content syndication. Some other ones in here too that I either neglect or never put into action. I’m going to start very soon though. Good stuff.

    • Hi Cecil,
      Great to have you visit with me and for taking the time to leave me a comment.

      Awesome stuff mate – many thanks.
      \
      Cecil, normally I would create you a thank you visit for your first visit with me but I see that your comment email is Yahoo based and unfortunately Yaho will often not deliver video links for some strange reason.

      So just let me tell you here – thank you for your first visit and for taking some of your valuable time to leave me a comment that adds to the value of the post.

      Best wishes Cecil from the remote Thai village marketer

      Peter
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  3. Thanks for all of the information first Peter. We have been trying to build a travel blog while living on the road for the last two years and It has not gotten as far as would have liked. I know from reading this post and one Enstine Muki at least a way to begin solving part of the problem. I have not been active enough on other people’s blogs trying instead to do it all with Social Media and that has not worked out well. I will begin your process and along with Enstine Mukis together and see if I can’t get a little further along .
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    • Hello John and welcome to my place,

      It’s my pleasure t provide this info John and I’m delighted that you will be implementing some of the ideas I shared – they work that’s for sure.

      By the way, you can’t go wrong in using the advice that my dear friend, Enstine Muki, has shared with you. Enstine is one of the very best and I’m delighted you are getting input from him as well.

      If there is anything in particular I could help you with then please watch out and ask. Maybe you need help getting more free traffic to your blog or perhaps you need help getting more warm targeted free leads? Whatever let me know ad I’ll send you a link to the free training I’ve created on these critical topics for all online marketer.

      Thank you again for your visit and comment – watch your email for a surprise I’ll be sending you John

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village marketer

      Peter
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  4. About the post, it’s great. Without promoting your blog posts, you won’t get much exposure to it unless you have a very high authority. Even people who are great authorities do promote their blog posts.

    I usually share my blog posts heavily on social media, send it to my email subscribers, and I also try to build some link backs to it for better search rankings.

    About thank you video. Yes, it does work, and that is why I am here on your blog as when you sent the video we have started a good professional blogging relationship.

    • Hello Arya and welcome back to my place,

      Firstly thank you for taking the time to read my post and then to leave me this comment – very much appreciated.

      I am so pleased that the thank you video made you a regular visitor for me – awesome feedback.

      Social media sharing plus using your email subscribers are both excellent blog post promotion methods.

      Have you tried using “Buffer” to help you schedule the sharing of your posts across social media?

      Best wishes as always and thanks for your awesome feedback Arya

      Peter the remote Thai village blogger
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    • Hi Emi,
      You are right about getting the traffic as it does take some time and effort.

      The marketing and promotion of our blog posts can be easily done with free methods like blog commenting, social maedia sharing and video marketing.

      The problem is beginners may not know where to get started with this process and that’s why I created this step-by-step blog post.

      Many thanks for the visit and feedback Emi

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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    • Hello Daniel,

      Thanks for your visit but you comment has me somewhat confused.

      Are you saying that this post was actually curated from other posts?

      Because if you are then I have to tell you that what I shared was EXACTLY what I do with every blog post – and it did not require me to check with anyone else about what I actually do.

      The post was in response to quite a few questions I got about how best to promote our blog posts.

      So the easiest thing for me to do was to give the 15 steps I do with most (not all) of my posts.

      Maybe I’ve misunderstood you Daniel so could you please let me know as this is a critical part of my blogging.

      There is nothing new online really and I am always learning new things every day from my network.

      However, I also pride myself on creating my own unique approach to all my content and especially when it comes to how I actually go about doing specific tasks like blog post promotion.

      Look forward to your reply Daniel and apologies if I got carried away a little but you hit a nerve with me.

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  5. This post is fantastic, as are many of your others that I have read so far. You give such great advice for those of us that are newbies at blogging. One of the things that I really like about your posts is that they are things that I can do and that are not incredibly complicated. My blog is not very exciting and I am still learning all of the technical pieces to get it functioning. I also don’t yet really know what my niche is or how to promote my blog but I have lots of new ideas after reading your posts.

    I have subscribed and have received your traffic video which I am very interested in watching. Thank you for these wonderfully detailed and so valuable posts!

    Susan
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    • Hello and welcome to my place Susan,

      I’m delighted to have you visit with me and many thanks for your lovely kind words.

      As a blogger there is nothing better than getting feedback like yours – you just made my day!

      You mention that your blog is not very exciting and that you don’t know really what youre target audoence is.

      I’ve picked out 2 blog posts that should help you Susan.

      Firstly this one called “What is Your Target Market?” and this one called “Get Started Online the Smart Way”

      The most important thing is to really discover just WHO you want to target as your readers and then go find WHERE they hang out online.

      Maybe in social media groups or forums etc.

      Then by watching and listenig and joining into the conversations on those sites, you can find out exactly WHAT their challenges, problems, frustrations and pain points are.

      This information is gold to a blogger.

      Why? Because then you know exactly the type of content you could then write your blog posts about.

      And just because you’re newbie don’t let that put you off.

      There’s nothing really new online but many people will really appreciate you researching the answers for them and simply putting your own spin on things i a blog post.

      This is what makes your blog exciting, readable and attractive to readers in your target niche.

      Never simply copy someone else’s content but by all means use what they have as part of your answer to a specific problem your target audience
      may have. OK?

      One more thing make sure you only answer one problem at a time in your post.

      I hope this helps you with your blogging journey Susan but please reach out and ask me anything that is concerning you.

      BUT one exception…never ask me about techinal issues with your blog. I have absolutely no idea how to fix techie issues.

      One last thing please make sure you check the email addess you used to leave me your comment as I sent you a little surprise.

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger come marketer

      Peter
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  6. Hi, Peter
    I am a newbie into this platform please help me with some of the alternatives tips to promotes my blogs. I find it very difficult to understand and even lacking to handle my small business.!
    Your blogs is very helpful to me but seems to be little lacking to satisfy me with the tips..!
    Thanks for your hard work.

    • Hello and welcome to my place,

      Thank you for your comment but now you have me concerned.

      Please don’t worry about being a newbie – I was one as well and not that long ago either. We all started out as newbies OK?

      Please tell me exactly how I can help you? you mention you need some alternative ways to promote your blogs. Are you asking me for ideas and suggestions?

      If so please email me at support@peterbeckenham.net and tell me what you need.

      Then I’ll be able to help you with specific examples and ideas to follow.

      Hang in there – I’ll get you going

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger and marketer

      Peter
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  7. I’m really impressed that with this post, you’ve taken what all the other big name content marketers have done in the past in one way or another, and added value to it by creating an even more in depth advice.

    • Hello Joan and welcome to my place,

      I’m delighted you found this post of real interest. I truly apprweciate nyour kind and supportive comment.

      The key issue for me is to make clear, especially to beginner bloggers, that there is much more efort required to promote our posts than creating them in the first place – if you want to survive as a blogger.

      Thank you again for your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon Joan

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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    • Hi Viki,

      Please tell me exactly whqat you’d like me to help you with.

      Of course you can ue social media to promote your blog posts but that should not be the only thing you try to do IF you want to succeed with blogging.

      I’m more than happy to help you but I need to know what you need and what you’ve already tried doing. OK?

      Just leave me a comment here or connect with me on Skype (peter.beckenham) and we can talk about it.

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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    • Hi Ian and welcome mate,

      I am truly delighted that you found some real value in my post – and took the time to leave me a comment.

      A blogger can ask for no more than that – well apart from buying my stuff that is!

      Implement the ideas I’ve given you re blog post promotion and please come back and let me know the results.

      I’d be delighted to help you out Ian if I possibly can so keep me in the loop OK?

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  8. I tried Tribepro but it seems kinda not useful for me since I have very little to share. I mean, after a week I had already shared every post and I only post on my blog once every month.

    My thoughts on Tribepro: looks very good for social sharing. It took me a day to learn how to use it. The posters/sharers are active. However, it is a paid service so you do have to consider the profit vs cost ration. In my case, I figured that a few social shares once a month is not worth paying for.

    • Hello Annie,

      I’m sorry Tribepro didn’t work out for you but I only create a blog post every week and so I only add 1 post every week to Tribepro.

      And you’re right – it is a paid service that if the social sharingis not providing youwith the traffic you want then for sure, I’d also cancel the service.

      Many thanks for your feedback Annie – is here anything else I can help you with? Posting once a month is not going to get you all tha much traffic Annie but if that’s not your focus then fine – I wish you every success.

      Please come and visit with me again soon – I really appreciate you and your honesty.

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  9. Hey Peter,
    I’m very comfortable I’m back here today after some days of absence. Looks like I have been missing a lot. How is the village going?

    Well, thank you for sharing with us your own steps.

    In the past, I used to use “Ping o Matic” but I think at one moment, WordPress had the ping function automatically run each time you hit the publish button. Have there been some changes? I might have missed a point.

    What I do to get my blog posts indexed by Google in less than 60 seconds is that I submit them to Google Index through Search Console. Have you tried that before?
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    • Hi Enstine and welcome back to my place,

      Sincere apologies for the commenting issues you’d had with my posts and I truly appreciate your patience with me in getting your valuable feedback added to my posts.

      All is well now in our village after a very troublesome time re the dengue fever outbreak. Thanks for your kind and supportive thoughts during this most difficult periond of time.

      Re “Ping o Matic” I’m not sure if WordPress does that automatically – perhaps theyc do but I do it just to be sure.

      I’ve never used the Google Index via the Search Console – many thanks for that and forsure I’ll be checking tht option out.

      Enstine many thanks as always for your valuable contribution to my blog post – awesome mate

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  10. Wow Peter, this information is a goldmine, i never thought about “promoting my posts” before.
    I always find myself asking “I wrote a great post now where the hell are my comments?” because i usually get just spam comments.
    But after i get few things off my plates i will start focusing on my blog.
    Truly from may be my past 15 years online and reading blogs i never read anything that comes even closer to the tips you providing on attracting comments.

    Thanks alot

    • Hi Ibrahim,

      For me its easy – just keep thinking you’re having a conversation with sometime in your target audience.

      However, I truly appreciate your extremely knd words and with your permission I’d love to quote you one day in one of my future posts re “Truly from my past 15 years online and reading blogs I never read anything that comes even closer to the tips you providing on attracting comments.” – now that is one truly awesome comment!

      Thank you my man

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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    • Hello and welcome to my place Souvik,

      Nice to have you visit with me and thanks you for your kind and supportive words.

      Not sure how inspirational they are but if it works like that for you then that’s great as well.

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  11. Hi Peter. They are some great ways to promote your blog. I do most of what you said other than YouTube and Quora. I might give Quora a try.

    I started my blog to improve the overall SEO of my website, so getting visitors to actually come to visit my blog posts was a distant second goal. As long as I saw traffic in Google Analytics, especially traffic to the page that I was promoting with my post, then I was satisfied. I started promoting my blog because I found that interacting with the people who did leave a comment was a lot of fun, and very educational at times.

    You have written an informative post, as always.
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    • Hi Ben and welcome back to my place,

      Yes if I was you I’d give Quora a try and why not use YouTube as well? That’s a free traffic source for you. Would you like me to help you with some video marketing ideas? Happy to share if you want Ben.

      You are absolutely right when you mentioned the benefits of interacting with people – its amazing how your traffic can improve dramatically simply be building relationships with people online and sharing your ideas and support.

      always great to have your feedback Ben – much appreciated.

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  12. Hi Peter,

    Sorry to have been AWOL for so long, but for the best of reasons…. a lovely holiday plus an upsurge of activity in other areas of my business!

    This is a superb list of ways to promote blog posts. I wish I’d had it a few years ago. I had a blog that I worked really hard on (in the health niche) but I had no clue I was supposed to promote it. Been watching too make “buy a blog from us and wait for floods of traffic” videos.

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing and I know better now, but still learned a lot from your post. I already did Pingomatic on an old post and will be interesting to see if it revives it.

    Look forward to implementing more of your tips.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

    • Hello Joy and welcome back,

      Glad you had a great holiday – that’s something that is really at the top of my “wish list” right now

      Joy I was exactly like you not that long agho re being absolutely lost about how best to promote my blog posts. In fact my first attempts were hopeless!

      However, as I learned from visitng and sharing with top bloggers in my niche, there are lots of ways to promote – you just have to focus on what suits your style and then consistently take action.

      As always its great to have your feedback Joy

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  13. Very interesting post Peter, I will try the Quora thing for sure to see what is all about :). There are a lot of ways to promote a blog post, making a good post about something helpful at any related forum with a signature with the latest post can make great results!

    Another cool way is to offer some giveaways related to the post itself, we can’t do this every single time but is something that people love and share quite often to their contacts 🙂

    Reddit also is great if you know what you are doing!

    • Hi Nicolas and welcome back mate,

      Yes please try out Quora but remember the more quality help you can give the better your reponses will be.

      I like that idea about a “giveaway” – never thought of that bewfore so will have to see what I can come up with. Many thnaks for that share Nicolas.

      Forum marketing is supposed to be a good way to promote posts but I must tell you that I have had very limited success with that strategy.

      Thanks again for your awesome comment mate – much appreciated

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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    • Hello and welocme to my place Nishadha,

      Great t have you visit with me and delighted you found some real value in my post.

      TribePro is a paid service that shares your content socially – I’m nt sure if its the best option but I’ve been using it for some time now.

      Triberr as you know id a free site where you share other bloggers content and they do the same for you. This can be very helpful with your social media shares and getting your content out there.

      Please let me know if there is anythng I can help you with Nishadha

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  14. Is there a medium you HAVEN’T mastered yet, brother Peter? 🙂
    I chose to view the video this time, but it’s so great that you’ve provided every mode a person could want to use — or prefer to use — to benefit from your highly usable tips!
    Thanks for sharing so generously with all the rest of us.

    • Hello and welcome Phil,

      Thanks for your lovely comment mate but really I don’t think I’ve mastered anything just yet.

      But I do like to give my readers lots of options when it comes to checking out my content.

      I find creating videos (and podcasts) lots of fun as I simply approach them as if I was talking to you Phil.

      Glad you found the tips helpful mate

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  15. Hi Peter,
    This is a post that could (and probably *will*) be a little course from you – superb info!

    My two main takeaways –
    Promoting the actual post itself.
    Re-purposing the content, notably video.

    Better to spend time getting one post used to its fullest than writing the next post, in my view!
    Cheers, Gordon

    • Hello Gordon and welcome back to my place mate,

      Actually I was thinking about creating a video training program based on this post and will be doing this probably as a lead magnet in the near future.

      Blog post promotion is the name of the game Gordon and it takes far more time than the actual blog post creation itself.

      But as you know Gordon, this is where our future is as bloggers. We must always have a focus on building our email lists in order to survive online in the long term

      The re-purposing strategy is something that does not take very much time once you have system in place but it sure does help with the traffic finding your blog posts

      Thnks again Gordon – your feedback is much appreciated

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  16. Hi Peter,

    I love everything on this blog post from reading, listening and seeing a video of you. The information you have shared is spot on. We cannot write the best blog post ever and just expect people to flood in.

    No…like you mention, we have to go out and visit other bloggers, especially authority blogs. We can also share our new posts on the social sites and in forums. It is up to us at the end of the day to either make our blogs active or just hear crickets.

    Awesome information….I will share.

    -Donna

    • Hello Donna and welcome back,

      Its always great to have such an awesome blogger like you visit my place and have your comments add significantly to the value of my posts.

      If only we could get floods of people to our sites just by creating great content – oh I wish!

      However, the more valuable content we do create for our target audience the more respect and authority we earn with our readers.

      To me that is just so important.

      When I send my email subscirbers to my posts I want to them to have a friendly, welcoming and valuable experience. Then I know my “know, like and trust” factors will be compouding with exactly the right audience.

      Donna when I hear that even highly experienced and successful bloggers like you acknowledge need to be active then I know I’m heading in the right direction.

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger come marketer

      Peter
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    • Hello Hai and welcome back mate,

      You know much more than me about SEO but for me the “pinging” task is simply to make sure the search engines like Google at least are aware of my latest content.

      I actually need to improve my knowledge and skills about SEO and at this stage re natural traffic I’m relying on a plugin called Yoast SEO

      The post was crated exactly to be used as you mentioned – like a menu or a to do list for each new post you create.

      I am delighted you found some real value in my poists Hai

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  17. Hi Peter,

    This is the first time I’ve come across your blog and it was thanks to Rachel’s Facebook post about it that I found it. It caught my eye because pormoting my blog posts is something I am not very good at.

    I promote by pinning images to my Pinterest boards, adding it to my Facebook page, submitting my URL to socialadr ( paid service) , Stumbleupon, Redditt, Digg and Delicious and a site I belong to where members can promote their posts but I get very few comments if any. I used to get a lot at one time but I don’t know what’s changed. Are people just too busy or is it a niche thing?

    You’ve certainly given me some new ideas. I’ve heard of Buffer but not used it but I’ve never come across TribePro. Is this something to do with Triber?

    I’ve never got into Slideshare nor turning posts into videos although I’ve seen bloggers say that is a good way to promote. I tend to shy away from learning new things. Certainly lots of food for thought and action here!

    Will be back for more.
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    • Hello Sandy and welcome to my place,

      Great to have you visit with me.

      Tribe Pro is a paid social sharing service that acutaly uses Onlywire to distrubute your social shares. It’s quite good for backlinking but not for blog comments

      Sandy if your primary focus is to get blog comments then you must start that process by becoming a valuable and regular blog commentator yourself. When peole see you taking the time to add a valuable comment they will reciprocate and return the favour. I see you have CommentLuv plug so that’s great and it help folks to visit back with you.

      Blog comments are something that you really have to work on with consistency but here’s 2 posts I created that may also help you.

      One is all about blog post engagement, another is all about getting more readers to your blog posts and this one is a good old fashioned dose of reality re most bloggers are broke! I hope you find them helpful

      Please don’t shy away from things like Slideshare – its easy. Just create a few powerpoint slides with some images about a post but focus on just giving them enough to make them interested enough to click the links you have in your slides to get them over to your blog post. I’ve found that folks that come via Slideshare (and Pinterest) are really good commentators.

      Sandy many thanks for your visit and feedback – please if there is anything I can help you with then just reach out to me. Always happy to share whatever I can.

      Best woshes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  18. Hey Peter,

    Great info, especially seen this is my focus area now. I have been doing a lot research on creating traffic of late and have found your post to be the most practical for me. Over the last couple of weeks I was following advice to locate 20 groups and participate. Upon following these instructions I feel stressed. Never will I be able to commit the way I love to and engage. Joining too many groups feels as though I’m spreading myself so thin. So when I found your post, it really resonated with me. It was not cause you are a fellow Aussie, it was because I could put what you are doing into action.

    I use Quora, not as often as you, so I’m going to shake that up. Can I ask you to clarify Ping-omatic for me. I registered some time ago and thought that was all I had to do. What procedure do you do after each posting? I want to thank you again Peter, I appreciate the post.

    Rachel

    • Hi Rachel,

      Great to have you visit with me and glad you found some real value you can put into action from this post.

      Whenever I get feedback like yours it makes me feel that all the work we do is really helping others – so very much appreciate what you said.

      Wow 20 groups is way too much – I just couldn’t make the time to do every one of those groups justice.

      Reduce your commitment there and reduce your stress levels as well- being stressed out will certainly not help you with your online business activities.

      Take your time and go step by step.

      Re Ping- omatic just enter the url of your blog post plus the name of your post – ignore the optional RSS feed bit then click “check all” – that’s it.

      Thanks again Rachel and come back again soon – would love to know how you get on with Quora

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village marketer

      Peter
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  19. Peter,
    As always your posts are value packed. While I am using some of theses techniques there are many I’ve never thought of nor heard of.

    In addition I love, love that you offer your content in video and written form. I am a visual learner and will often skip over a blog post who’s content is in video format.

    Well done!
    Jennifer

    • Hi Jennifer and welcome to my place,

      Great to have you here Jennifer – its been a long, long time since we connected.

      I’m delighted that you found some helpful tips in my post – awesome news for me.

      Many thanks for your visit and supportive feedback – very much appreciated Jennifer.

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  20. Hello Peter,

    The blue call to action button just below the #5 point goes to a not found page. So correct it!

    About the post, it’s great. Without promoting your blog posts, you won’t get much exposure to it unless you have a very high authority. Even people who are great authorities do promote their blog posts.

    I usually share my blog posts heavily on social media, send it to my email subscribers, and I also try to build some link backs to it for better search rankings.

    About thank you video. Yes, it does work, and that is why I am here on your blog as when you sent the video we have started a good professional blogging relationship.

    Thanks for the post, Peter.

    Have a great day ahead.
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    • Hello Atish and welcome back,

      Firstly many thanks for the aleret re the broken link issue – fixed already and it was caused by of all things a font I used in the CTA.

      Great to have feedback from an SEO expert like you Atish – very much appreciated.

      Actually I have never worked on back links for my posts so that is something I’ll really have to consider – thanks for that.

      Glad you enjoyed the video – its the little things in life that count and for me I like to keep things simple yet personal – as you may have already noticed!

      Thank you again for your valuable and helpful feedback Atish – look forward to many connections with you my friend.

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

      Peter
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  21. Wow Peter

    You’ve gone over and above the call of duty with your latest post. So many gold nuggets here. In fact, I will be using some of them for myself – thanks.

    To be honest, I don’t do nearly as much as you to promote. (It’s not because of laziness – I just don’t have the time.)

    I’ve read about the Quora strategy before – I do like it, but once again time poverty stops me dead in my tracks.

    Of the tips you mentioned I only use the following:

    1. Blog commenting
    2. Commenting on my Commenters
    3. Social media promotion
    4. Email List

    That’s it.

    Frankly, I’m still more inclined to give extra emphasis to outbound strategies such as cold email, cold contacting on LinkedIn, and advertising. Wherever possible I will call leads, which for me, is still the best way to convert them into income.

    Thanks for the heads up about Buffer and Tribe Pro, I’ll use them from now on. (I’m embarrassed to say that I haven’t been using these services/strategies!)

    You have a generosity of spirit that’s endearing, Peter. Good for your business too!

    Kim
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    • Hi Kim and welcome back mate,

      Delighted that you found some useful tipos here in this post

      The outbound strategies you mentioned never work all that well for me but I appreciate whewre you are coming from.

      You are runni8ng a far bigger business than me and I understand the pressures you must haver re time allocations.

      However, many of the steps I listed are set and forget options like the IFTTT site so its very time effective.

      Buffer is brilliant and you’ll enjou the benefits of being able to leverage your highly limited social media time with this site.

      Thanks as always for contributing to my post Kim

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village marketer

      Peter
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  22. Hi Peter
    Always nice reading your posts. As you know my little blog was hacked
    So bad I had to delete the whole site. But a blessing in diguise. I love the way you market and using your methods as a model will put me on the right path. I have learned that we should have high security on our blogs. Again thanks for all that you do. Sincerely David aka the bluegoose man

    • Hello David and welcome back to my place mate,

      I am so very sorry to hear about your blog hacking problems – wow that is such a huge blow and I jusat hope my blog security arragements are sufficient.

      The very thought of losing all the work we put into our blogs is scary mate.

      Thank you for your kind and supportive words mate and if I can help you in any way with your markting please just let me know. OK?

      Always happy to help out in any way I can

      Best wishes from ther remote Thai village marketer

      Peter
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  23. Hi, Peter Sir.
    Just one word for your writings. Simply amazing. I really wanted to know more from you regarding blog post and most important SEO. I am a new comer in this field. So, as a much-experienced person like you, it would be a wonderful opportunity to learn from you. I am totally glad after visiting here.
    A warm thank you Sir. Have a great day.
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  24. Peter,
    Great post. This issue had been on my mind ALOT lately, especially because A. I have a bunch of irons in the fire, thus spending my marketing time wisely is essential; and B. My blog niche is article style comedy, which I find to be difficult to market since it isn’t really something people need other than when they’re looking for a laugh. I’ll put your suggestions to use the best way that I can. I’m excited to see what k,ind of results I get. Thanks for the great advice!
    -Michael

    • Hi Michael and welcome to my place,

      I have seen your blog and really enjoy your humour mate but yes I can also the challengem you have re blog post promotion of such a specific style oif blog posts.

      Have you ever considered using your comedy talents to create posts about the essentials of say blogging or sales but doing it with your owen unique comedy twist? I think people would really love and learn a lot from posts like that as they would be so different from the normal boring old posts people put out every day on these topics?

      Think how you could build some funny short stories around things like “email marketing,” “sakes skills,” “leadership” or “marketing bloopers” etc.

      Each post could have say a single important take-away bit of value.

      Just a thought as I know people love to learn in different ways and with your talent you could be sitting on a real winner mate!

      Let me know what you think Michael OK?

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village marketer

      Peter
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  25. Wow Peter,
    Some new stuff in here for me. I am curious to know about the you tube live uploading. I will have to re- read this post as it has a lot of info in it.
    You definitely do keep busy. Have you tried Facebook livestream or Periscope yet? Anyway Peter as always you have do much value to share. I like you am spending more time focusing on finding my people in my niche and I think you do that very well. Thanks for reminding me of that.-Jennifer

    • Hi Jennifer and welcome back to my place,

      I’d be delighted to share all about YouTube Live events – actually planning a video about it right now and will probably add it to an upcoming blog post as well.

      I can’t access Facebook livestream as my Thai village intenet connections are not good enough for live streaming unfortunately plus I thought Facebook live required an iphone and my phone is an android Samsung Galaxy Note 3 beast – already a few years old and I’m still trying to get my old head around how to use all the functions!

      Re Periscope I know already that my phone will not allow me to use both the front and rear cameras on that site for some strange reason and that’s shame as that functionality is a key part of effective periscope presentations. Although when I did do my one and only pericscope presentation about 6 months ago their plarform did enable me to use both front and rear camers. But the updrades to either my phone or that site has since removed my ability to use both cameras.

      And to be brutally honest with my time zone, the only audience I was connecting with were kids or totally wacky peolle who just liked to spam others and leave rude comments.

      I should try Blab one day but the time differential plus the need for a reasonable internet connection speed makes these thing a bit of a challenge – but one I’ll definitely take on that’s for sure.

      I love video marketing and really wish I could do more live streaming as its got so much potential re bulding relationships and connections online.

      Glad you got some value from this post Jennifer and thank you as always for adding value with your aweome comment – much appreciated.

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger come marketer

      Peter
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