How to Promote Your Blog Posts

When you first start blogging — and even if you’ve been doing it for a while — it’s hard to find readers for your excellent, engaging content. There are a few key things you can do to help others see your blog posts, though. I found this infographic via my friend Stephanie Schwab of Crackerjack Marketing. The author, Brody Dorland of DivvyHQ, provided a sharing option, so I thought I’d share it with you in the hopes you’d find it useful.

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30 Responses

  1. Ansh April 10, 2013 / 9:55 am

    This is such a great infographics. Explained almost everything.

    • Melanie Nelson April 18, 2013 / 8:56 am

      I’m glad you liked it, Ansh! Definitely be sure to click the link to the original source. They have directions on how to print it out so you can easily reference it!

  2. Jessica April 10, 2013 / 10:28 pm

    This is really great advice and a very useful infogram. Thank you for providing this information.

    • Melanie Nelson April 18, 2013 / 8:56 am

      Jessica, you’re welcome! Thank you for taking the time to comment!

  3. Cecilia Harry April 11, 2013 / 8:42 am

    This was useful! Thanks for sharing. I especially liked the reminder about bookmarks and adding it to my email signature.

    • Melanie Nelson April 18, 2013 / 8:58 am

      Cecilia, you may also want to check out if you use Gmail. It’s a great way to set up an auto email signature that links to all your stuff.

  4. Koj Tajo April 14, 2013 / 4:55 am

    Hi Melanie, Nice 12 tips to promote blog post. I am concentrating much harder on your 7th i.e. Comments. And right here doing that too. 🙂
    Regards – Koj

    • Melanie Nelson April 14, 2013 / 10:37 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Koj Tajo! Good luck!

  5. Mahendra Chhimwal April 15, 2013 / 11:13 pm

    Nice post Melanie Nelson .Ya a good saying “real blogging starts after writing a blog post”.Thats why we have to do a lot of work to get noticed after a blog post. Thanks for sharing nice information in very attractive way.By the way the info grams are awesome.

    • Melanie Nelson April 18, 2013 / 8:58 am

      Mahendra, YES! Many bloggers post but don’t tell people it’s out there! I’ve been guilty of it myself. These are good reminders. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Ryan Biddulph April 16, 2013 / 6:05 pm

    Uber helpful steps Melanie!

    Optimize to target your market. Follow up by promoting your blog post across multiple channels and do not forget to reach out to other bloggers by commenting on their posts.

    Thanks for sharing 😉


    • Melanie Nelson April 18, 2013 / 9:00 am

      Ryan, thanks for stopping by and commenting! And thank you, too, for RT’g the article. You make an excellent point about knowing your target audience. If you try to be all things to all people, you’ll be disappointed and it won’t work in the long run. Knowing who you want to talk to and what they want is an important component of blogging success and sharing.

  7. Mahaveer Verma April 18, 2013 / 7:33 am

    Awesome infograph Melanie!

    Explains everything so nicely. I already love doing the #5 you mentioned here. And I do get awesome feedback too..

    Will try other points too from now on.

    Thanks for sharing Melanie 🙂

    • Melanie Nelson April 18, 2013 / 9:02 am

      Mahaveer, #5 is *really* useful, especially if you have a newsletter or email RSS feed where you post part of the article, then send the reader to the site for more. Good luck! Thanks for stopping by.

    • Melanie Nelson April 18, 2013 / 1:10 pm

      Any time, Stephanie! You’re a great resource. 🙂

  8. Darcy April 18, 2013 / 7:11 pm

    Great infographic! I have to admit that I have missed some of the good points on how to promote blogs.

  9. Debashisa Jena April 21, 2013 / 4:02 pm

    Well Pinterest can also be useful driving traffic back to your blog, although it uses some of your sites resources.

  10. Jan Christian May 1, 2013 / 2:34 am

    This is such nice and very effective ways to promote our blog post. Using social media site like facebook, stumbleupon, twitter is also another effective way to drive traffic to our post. Thank you so much for your wonderful inforgraphics

  11. Kay May 1, 2013 / 8:10 pm

    I never would have thought to add my latest post in my signature. Great idea.

    I’m a bit skeptical about the URL shorteners. I always thought it was good to post the long link for better keyword searches and SEO. Even on Twitter I’ll post at least one full-length post title.

  12. vicky May 3, 2013 / 3:30 am

    Hi Melanie,

    Its difficult to make our blog posts get noticed at the beginning. Thanks for sharing this infographic. It was really useful.

  13. Pramod May 4, 2013 / 11:42 am

    Hey Melanie,
    First of all i want to say thanks. You have done a great job. I am new blogger searching for new different ideas. That Article will help me to improve all that things.

    • Melanie Nelson May 5, 2013 / 11:03 am

      Thank you, Pramod! I’m glad you find the site useful. Thank you for stopping by.

  14. Vincent Armstead May 9, 2013 / 8:43 am

    Really creative infographic which shows all the details for promoting your blogs as blogs are those which drives more traffic.

  15. James McAllister May 24, 2013 / 12:09 am

    Wonderful infographic! Pinned it on pinterest for others to see. Definitely helped me out and I’m sure it will help others as well. Thanks for sharing!

  16. WSOlist June 10, 2013 / 3:00 am

    It would be great to add list of url where we can submit our blog to. List of blog directory maybe.

  17. Amanda Xae June 19, 2013 / 8:36 am

    Thanks for your tips! Amaizing infographic!

  18. Louie Sison June 21, 2013 / 5:34 pm

    Hi Melanie,

    Thanks for the amazing list of ways to promote blog posts. I will surely print this and stick on my wall.

    God Bless,
    Louie Sison

  19. Mallesh July 9, 2013 / 7:23 pm

    Adding latest post in my signature sounds a Great idea. Never tried that. Going to give it a try right away.

  20. Adam Simonet August 24, 2013 / 12:39 pm

    Another great article , Melanie. I completely agree with you. From my own experience, Social media is the (only) most important way to promote a website now. I understand website content is the key, however, without effective way to promote the website. The outcome might be way far from your expectation.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful article.

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