Here are some effective ways to promote your blog.
Use Social Networks. Social networking sites is very useful in promoting websites. They are not just used for personal connection with friends but they are also very useful in promoting business and websites. Join communities related to your niche and participate in the discussions. Put your websites link on your profile so people will know about you and your blog.
Here are some lists of social networking sites.
- You tube
- E-mail Newsletters
- RSS feeds
Do some research, visit blogs that are similar to yours and learn how they advertise.
Use Google or any major search engine and type "free advertising". Use those sites to promote your ads, just remember to bookmark them so you can return for a repost.
- Tweet first before you publish your blog by using a shortened URL
- Tweet again later on the day using a different intro. But do not tweet every hour.
- If you mention someone on the your post, ping them
Create a page about your brand.
Create relationships with other bloggers. Look for a team of bloggers who are just like you and add them on social networking sites. Make sure they are within reach.Visit and make comments on their blog as often as you can. Make sure you attached your blog URL on your comment.
Share some of their post on your facebook or twitter. You don't have to do it everyday, just be friendly and give feedbacks when they ask to.
Do not ask them to comment on your blog, if they like you they will do it on their own.
Go to these sites and submit your blog or website; www.dmoz.org, www.worldsiteindex.com, www.domaining.in, www.webworldindex.com, and www.searchsight.com.
Unique Domain name. Before you start blogging you should carefully select a unique name for your blog. It should go with the theme as well. In the long run, this will be very helpful to maintain a distinctive identity which will differentiate you from others. Make sure you are clear about who is your targeted audience, the articles you are going to post and your goal.
Make article videos. Lets say you have a cooking blog, and you make this great articles about cooking. It is good but not everyone can follow exact instructions of your cooking lesson. Some people like it moving or visual. Because people like watching videos instead of reading, it can be achieve by making article videos. It is easy just grab a digicam, then post it to your blog.