In what ways are you marketing your blog online? Do you even have a blog? If you don’t, then you should get one. This can be one of the biggest things that can revolutionize your business. I started off with a Blogger.com blog, and you can get started with one also for free. They have great tools that allows you to get up and running in no time at all.
Plus, Blogger blogs rank very well in the search engines. If you don’t believe me, try it out for yourself. They have a lot of templates to work with, and signing up is easy as 1, 2, 3. Now when you come across the templates or themes to build your blog around, you may have to do some customizations to it. But if you’re content with what they give you, that’s fine also.
Now even though starting a blog is incredibly easy, marketing one is the tough part. This is especially true if you have no idea of what blogging is, don’t know what it’s used for, and don’t even know a thing about internet marketing. This is why I recommend Blogger for beginner online marketers, because trying to set up and customize a WordPress blog is much harder.
So what are some of the ways that you can market or get traffic to your blog? Well, that’s what this lesson is all about. Let’s take a look at one of the ways that you can drive traffic to your blog:
1) Video marketing
I don’t know about you, but if you aren’t using YouTube in your business, then you’re missing out on a huge marketplace of people to sell to. Everyday millions of people go to YouTube to watch videos on their favorite topics. And if you didn’t know, YouTube is the number 3 ranked website on the internet. Number 1 is Google and number 2 is Facebook. So you can stand to get a ton of traffic from YouTube simply and easily.
To make YouTube work for you, limit your videos to around 4-5 minutes long. Focus on giving your viewers great information that they can use in their business right away. Don’t focus on your blog and how many hits you will get back to your site. No one will visit your blog and learn more from you if they don’t think that your information is of high quality. So this should be your primary focus. Here’s another tip for getting traffic to your blog.
Forum marketing is a great way to build a name for yourself on the internet, and is an excellent way to connect with friends also. But not only that, but you can get a ton of traffic from forums in your niche. Before you join a forum however, make sure that they allow you to leave your website information in something called a “signature”.
If the forum doesn’t allow signatures, don’t sign up for it. It’ll be a waste of time. You want hits to your blog, so only focus your energies on those forums that will allow you to insert your blog information in your signature.
Both of these techniques will help you to earn the kind of money that you desire in your business. They are both easy to do, and are very effective for getting traffic immediately back to your blog. Be sure to use them right away.
By Andrew Adamson