This Blog will tell you everything you need to know on how to promote your blog. From submitting your blog to search engines like google and submitting them to Rss Directories and Social Media sites. I will also be posting software programs that will do this all automatically and manually. If you have any questions leave it in the comment boxes. Thanks and Good luck!

Monday, September 13, 2010

RSS Directories

So if you look at the top of my blog by home there is a link called RSS Directories
Click on it it leads to another page where you can add your blog feeds. Thus increasing  your traffic to your site and getting more page views aka hits.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Do You Dagaloo? Free Blog Promotion At It’s Best

Image of the Dagaloo bird logoI’ll admit that the Dagaloo bird isn’t exactly friendly looking, but trust me, this is one bird you want on your side. He can help you create a successful blog by helping you get your blog content out there for all the world to see. With him on your side, the world can’t help but notice your great content. Dagaloo will help you easily achieve higher visibility for your blog articles, because Dagaloo likes to share.

What is Dagaloo? How can it help promote your blog?

Dagaloo is a new online social sharing service that lets bloggers help one another by giving them the opportunity to promote each others content on Twitter.
The idea is very simple. You help other users promote their blog or site by tweeting out a link to their content. They in turn will tweet out a link to your content. Reciprocity at it’s best. Everybody helping each other on the road to creating a successful blog.

How do I promote blog content on Dagaloo?

After you sign up for a Dagaloo account:
  • You can start promoting content.
  • The content you tweet out earns you points.
  • You submit your content (up to 4 pages at a time) and assign each one points.
  • Your content gets shared until the points run out.
  • Other people tweet out your content which earns them points.
And round and round it goes! They share, you share and everybody’s content gets promoted! Your reach on Twitter becomes much greater when other people tweet your blog content out to their followers. All in all, a very easy way to help you create a successful blog through content promotion.

How blog promotion on Dagaloo works:

Tweets are limited to 1 tweet every 90 seconds which helps prevent people from spamming Twitter. It also gives you the opportunity to browse the content and maybe find an awesome post or two to read.
The point system that is used to reward members for tweeting out content is based on their Klout score. Klout.com assigns Twitter users a score based on their Twitter activity and engagement. So If you don’t have an account, just stop byKlout.com and join. Then you will be all ready to sign up for Dagaloo and  promote your blog content to the Twitter-sphere.

Free Blog & Content Promotion

ContentPromote is a free service from WhyPark that offers syndication of your blog posts, articles and other full-text content across there content network of over 125,000 websites.
A few benefits of distributing your content through ContentPromote include:
  • It's FREE. There's nothing to pay and syndication is as easy as providing us with your full text RSS feed or submitting content through the ContentPromote website.
  • We provide a one-way text link back to your website or blog at the bottom of each of your articles
  • You may add a few sentence description of your blog or website to accompany each article
  • A screenshot of your website is included with each post we syndicate and is also directly linked back to your website or blog
  • You can update your site or blog description at anytime by logging into the ContentPromote website
  • Instantly syndicate your content and get free backlinks and relevant visitor traffic
  • Your content is only syndicated on domains where the subject is relevant to your individual posts

Blog Tips

Tips including links to free automatic submission to search engines and directories, disposable email, and much more. If you are serious about getting more visitors this is a must read.

Blog Directories You Must Get Listed In (this goes without pointing out the obvious Google, Yahoo, Live, Ask.com, or Bing)

  • Best of the Web Blog Search

  • Bloggeries

  • EatonWeb Blog Directory

  • Blog Hub

  • Blogged.com

  • Blog Search Engine

  • Blog Catalog

  • Globe of Blogs

  • ultimate directory of British blogs

  • Blog Universe

  • Bigger Blogs

  • Bloggernity

  • Bloggapedia

  • Spillbean

  • Blogging Fusion

  • Blogflux

  • Bloglisting

  • Blogio

  • Blog Explosion

  • Super Blog Directory

  • FREE Automated Website Submission – These services submit your website(s) to many search engines and/or directories automatically, a few require a link back to them, but that is a small price to pay for this service!

    (Note: you will get quite a few confirmation emails. For this reason I would use a disposable email address. I will list links to a few below.)
  • http://www.freewebsubmission.com/ – Free submission to 20 Search Engines, including Google.

  • http://www.ineedhits.com/free-tools/submit-free.aspx – Free submission to 20 Search Engines.

  • http://www.submitplus.com/freesubmit.php – Free submission to 10 Search Engines.

  • http://www.addme.com/submission/free-submission-start.php – Free submission to 14 Search Engines. Web Site link placement on your site in exchange is required.

  • http://www.optimizekit.com/free-search-engine-submission/free-search-engine-submission.php – Free submission to 18 Search Engines, including Google andYahoo!

  • http://www.submitexpress.com/submit.html – Free submission to 40 Search Engines, including Google and AOL.

  • http://camtech2000.net/Pages/submit.html – Free submission to 8 Search Engines, including Google and Altavista.

  • http://www.addpro.com/submit30.htm – Free submission to 18 Search Engines, including Google.

  • Disposable Email Address

    (These are throw away email addresses to use for all the automated verifications you will receive from using the above services. They each have their own rules and guidelines, so be sure to read these carefully.)
    Spamex provides a solid, useful, and almost feature-complete disposable email address service.
    Before you choke on all that spam, try the feature-rich and flexible disposable email addresses from Spamgourmet for protection.
    E4ward.com is a down-to-earth and very useful disposable email service that makes it easy to prevent spam to your real email address with easily erasable aliases. You can use your own domain with E4ward.com, but address masking in your replies is a bit cumbersome and auto-expiring aliases are not offered.
    GishPuppy is a disposable email address service that shines with simplicity and functionality. Unfortunately, GishPuppy’s functionality does not encompass replacing your real email address with the appropriate alias in replies.
    Mailinator lets you use any email address @mailinator.com and pick up the mail at their site. Since there’s no connection to your real address, you sure won’t get spam from using Mailinator addresses. Keep in mind that all mail sent to Mailinator is made public.
    Yahoo! Mail Classic is a comfortable, reliable and secure email service with unlimited storage. A pretty good spam filter (including disposable email addresses) keeps the junk out.
    Note that disposable addresses are deleted when you cancel your Yahoo! Mail Plus account.


    Promote your blog every chance you get. Promote it in you email signature, in every profile for every service you belong to (Facebook etc). It is known that more than 75% of people on the web read the profile of the person whose page they are on. In addition to your profile in forums of discussion groups you can put a link in your signature (when allowed). You social networking site like Facebook to create an account just for your blog. This is not only allowed, but they usually suggest these services.
    Here are a few key tips:
    Remember content is a must. If you have nothing to offer, you will have no viewers!
    Do Not clutter your site. Clutter has been proven to cause anxiety and stress. Not only will they leave, they may never come back.
    Keep ads to a minimum. Sure you may need them, but no one want to see them. And avoid pop-ups all together, it is a sure way to discourage people from staying on or coming back to your site.
    There is just ONE thing to remember above all else. The more links there are to your blog out there on the web, the more chance it will be seen. So promote, promote, promote !!


    Linkbait is a proven method for growing traffic to your blog and increasing your search engine rankings. But sometimes your linkbait might not take off like you hoped it would. In these cases a little bit of creative marketing can make all the difference. Although the whole premise of linkbait is to gain links without all the effort, if it isn’t being seen by anyone you will need to give it a boost.
    If your website or blog doesn’t have many readers, even great linkbait can go relatively unnoticed. If this is the case, you need to get a few links and some traffic to get the ball rolling and the momentum should continue if the piece of linkbait is effective.
    The goal is to get targeted readers and links from other sites/blogs that also have targeted readers. Focus your efforts on getting other bloggers to the page, because they have the ability, and are the most likely, to link back to you.
    Here are Some Ideas:
    1. Use StumbleUpon. StumbleUpon can be a terrific source of traffic even if your blog doesn’t currently have a lot of readers. Other social media sites, such as Digg, give websites with large audiences (or users with a lot of “friends”) a big advantage. With Stumble Upon it’s very possible to drive a ton of traffic to your site without already having significant traffic.
    After one of your pages gets submitted to StumbleUpon it can continue to get visitors if many users like the content and give it the thumbs up. As a result, quality content can get a lot of exposure quickly, regardless of the source.
    Another advantage with StumbleUpon is that the majority of its users are also bloggers themselves, which means it’s possible to get a lot of links as a result this traffic.
    In order to maximize your chances of getting traffic from StumbleUpon, you can place buttons on your pages that will remind readers to give it a thumbs up, and to make the process as easy as possible for them.
    If your linkbait isn’t getting enough attention with StumbleUpon naturally, you can pay StumbleUpon to bring visitors to your pages. StumbeUpon advertising is affordable, and best of all, it can start a viral reaction. If your paid visitors give your pages the thumbs up it can result in even more traffic, which you will not pay for.
    2. Try 2nd Tier Social Media Sites. Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit, and del.icio.us aren’t the only social media sites out there. Small sites that are focused on a specific niche can be extremely effective. Best of all, success with one of these sites can lead to success with the major ones. Find a social media sites whose audience would be a good match with your content. (See our list of social media websites).
    3. Submit to Blog Carnivals. A blog carnival is a collection of links to blog posts that all cover a certain topic, and it is published on a host blog. Anyone can submit links to be included in blog carnivals (although there is no guarantee the host will include your link). Blog carnivals may not generate a lot of traffic for you, but it’s an easy way to get the first few links and get things rolling. It will only take 5 or 10 minutes to submit your links to several carnivals. For a list of current carnivals, see BlogCarnivals.com.
    4. Funnel Traffic from Other Pages on Your Site/Blog. To get more traffic to your linkbait, create some links on other pages of your site that get the most traffic. You can also funnel traffic by including a link in the footer of your RSS feed.
    5. Make Reciprocal Link Agreements with Other Bloggers. With a good piece of linkbait it will be easy to find reciprocal link partners. All you need to do is find blogs that you think would be appropriate and email the owner with your request. You could include a link back to them in an upcoming post, your blogroll, or anywhere else. Many bloggers publish a daily or weekly post of interesting links. These bloggers would be good to target.
    6. Email Bloggers in Your Network that You Think Might Be Interested. If you have been blogging for any length of time you probably have made some contacts with fellow bloggers who cover the same topics as you. Think about the content and the links that they provide to their readers and decide if you think they would be interested in recommending your post to their readers. If the information in your post would be appreciated by their readers, they may give you a link.
    Alternatively, if you don’t have any bloggers in your network that you think would be willing to link to your post, look for others who might be interested. Find a popular blog post on a related topic and do a Technorati search to see who is linking to that specific post. Contact them to let them know about your post and maybe theyĆ¢€™ll link to you as well.
    7. Leave Comments with the URL of Your Post. When you leave a comment on another blog you are able to leave the URL of your blog. Most people always leave the URL of their homepage, but why not leave some comments with the URL of a specific post? This will work best when you are commenting on blog posts that are related to the one you are linking to.
    Now when the blogger or other readers click on your link they will be taken directly to your link bait. Remember, getting bloggers to your linkbait is key, and this is an easy and effective way to do it.
    To get the most out of this method, leave some comments on Do Follow blogs (those that have removed “no follow” tags from links in the comments. I have removed the no follow tagson this blog, and you can find a great list of Do Follow blogs on Courtney Tuttle’s D-List.
    8. Post a Link in Blogging Forums. You may be able to find some other bloggers that like your post and are willing to link to it by doing a little promotion in forums. If you try this be sure to promote it in a place that allows this type of thing. The best way to do it is to find some threads on the same topic as your post and leave the link as a resource. This way you are providing more information for people who are seeking it rather than just blindly throwing a link out to the forum.
    9. Consider a Press Release. Depending on the type of content in your linkbait, you may have some success with a press release. In order for a press release to work you will need to have something very noteworthy. Editors get thousands of press releases each day, so yours needs to be something special.
    You can submit free press releases at www.i-newswire.com and www.prbuzz.com.
    10. Don’t Follow Up Too Quickly. In order to give your linkbait maximum exposure, consider not publishing another post to keep it high on your front page for a while longer. This way all visitors to your blog front page will see it right away. Also, if you use excerpts you may want to consider temporarily switch to full posts to give visitors a better look at the linkbait.
    This strategy should not be used if your readers are used to a regular posting schedule. Keeping your subscribers happy is more important than a little bit of extra promotion on the homepage.
    11. Set the Post to be Sticky. By default your blog will show newest posts at the top of your front page. If you want the linkbait to continue to have the most visibility while still publishing new posts, consider making the linkbait sticky, which will keep it at the top of the page. WordPress users can download the Sticky Post Plugin to do the trick.
    12. Build a Large del.icio.us Network. Del.icio.us is more than just a tool for managing your own bookmarks. You can add users to your network and other users can add you. When you’re logged in you can see the bookmarks of people in your network and vice versa. This means if you bookmark your own linkbait others may see it and bookmark it too.
    This can help you to build links because some del.icio.us users automatically post all of their bookmarks at the end of the day to their blog (it’s a feature that del.icio.us offers). If these users bookmark your linkbait you’ll get a link when it is posted to their blog.
    To find del.icio.us users that post to a blog, copy the URL of a few pages that are currently on the front page of del.icio.us (these pages are getting a lot of bookmarks). Tomorrow do a Technorati search to see who has linked to that specific URL. Search through some of the links and you’ll probably find some who have posted their del.icio.us bookmarks. If they are bookmarking pages on topics that are similar to your blog, look around the blog and see if you can find a link to their del.icio.us profile. If you do, add them to your network (you can add me to your network in the sidebar of my blog, although I do not post my bookmarks).
    If you have a post that you are hoping to draw a lot of inbound links, try some of these tips and see if you can give it a boost and start the momentum.