June 27, 2007

20 Blog Promotion Guides to Inform Your Strategy

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Strategy, a solid plan that moves to a completed vision, doesn’t come on it’s own. Some folks appear to do it naturally. The part that is natural is that they are big picture thinkers. The part that doesn’t show is that they have done significant work. The two together is what makes it look easy to observers.

Strategy starts with knowing the territory. What Do the Other Guys Do?

20 Blog Promotion Guides

It’s silly to start from stratch to devise the unique promotion strategy for a business or a blog. That’s flying in the dark and re-inventing the wheel at the same time. Other folks do good things that work. It’s only efficient to know what folks who went before us did. Seeing their finished work can inform our choices in these ways.

With those benefits in mind, I offer 20 links to review. Later we might choose to take a closer look at one or two of the approaches offered in this sampling.

  1. Mr. Ploppy’s Monday Tool List – Volume XXXIII – Weblog Promotion Tools
    Last January, Mr. Poppy pulled together an organizaed list. It works well to frame research into the promotion playing field.
  2. The Thinking Blog has an outstanding guide to promotion.
    Ilker points out that it’s the posts that count not the blog itself. Ideally, the simple act of blogging in and of itself would attract enough traffic to please the author but there are cases in which more is better.
  3. 21 Ways to Promote Your Startup Business
    This article on starting a business offers 21 venues for promotion, many of which are also useful in promoting a blog.
  4. How to spend $1,000 promoting your established site.
    TDavid has a wealth of information about growint readership, without and without investing cash. Now that the $1,000 is gone, there are still many little things you can do to promote your site that will cost you time, but not necessarily any out of pocket dollars. [via Newsome.org]
  5. SEO Tips: Increase Page Rank By Revitalizing Your Old Posts
    Writing at the Blog Herald, Lorelle explains how to Increase Pank Rank and Ad Vitality and Traffic Interest in Archieved Posts
  6. Best blog promotion techniques
    SEO Blog offers another list of basics perfect for new bloggers.
  7. My blog promotion advice for Ali in Kenya
    David Wallace has developed an acronym that makes the basics easy to remember.
  8. Blog Promotion: What makes sense for you?
    Scot Herrick explains what to consider when choosing the promotional techniques most appropriate for our unique situations.
  9. Offline Blog Promotion Ideas – It’s All About Branding
    blogexposure.com offers a list of ways to get known in our home towns. While online should be where most of your promotion efforts should focus on, do not overlook the opportunity to do some promotions off line. When done correctly, they can be more effective than your online promotions.
  10. Using Video to Promote Your Business
    Zeppelin Media Blog explains the structure of using video to promote a business. Becky McCray from Small Biz Survival gave me the inspiration to extend the conversation she started over at her blog. Be sure to start there! [link follows] . . . Specifically, I wanted to mention some ideas for using video that would help any business or organization.
  11. How to use video to promote your small business
    Any small business could use simple online videos for promotion. Video builds relationships and can be very persuasive. You can make simple videos with just your digital camera and some free software. Need some inspiration for how to use it?
  12. How To Use Community-Driven Blog Promotion For Your Blog
    I Help You Blog suggests that we have our community help us too. Community-driven blog promotion is the term I use for describing any technique a blogger uses to promote his or her blog and that involves getting a blog’s readers to do something that will result in greater exposure for that blog.
  13. 10 Techniques I Used To Go From 0 To 12,000 RSS Subscribers In Seven Months – With No Ads Or Leverage
    Trent Hamm explains how he did just that. I launched The Simple Dollar at the very end of October 2006. I had no pre-existing blog that I could use to drive early traffic, nor did I have any personal contacts that I could use. I also had zero advertising budget. But by June 2007, I had 12,000 RSS readers
  14. Blog Promotion 101
    Tristan from Blogopoly guest posts on problogger with 10 points to review.
  15. Webmaster Forum > Blogging
    John Scott’s Webmaster Forum covers the topic from many angles
  16. Blog Archive Promotion To-Do List
    One from me on how to use your archives to promote your blog.
  17. Promotion, self-promotion and [insert ad here]
    Seth’s take on a variety of free ways to promote a blog.
  18. 42 Methods for Blog Promotion???
    Web Analytics world sets the SEOmoz and Aviva suggestions side by side
  19. 5 Surefire Steps To Increase Readership 300% (or more)
    Ryan Caldwell gets right to it with a focus on increasing readership in ways that count.
  20. 7 Great Ways to Connect with Other Bloggers While You’re Out Reading Blogs
    One of my favorites from my own blog. The title says everything.

This list is a cross-section of what’s out there currently. My goal was to make the list representative of the techniques and strategies suggested at a range of levels. Please feel free to add to the list, if you find something missing.

Know the territory, then decide. It’s the bsst strategy for any plan.

(Wish I understood that before I dated a certain guy in college.)

–ME “Liz” Strauss
If you’d like Liz to help you find your strategy, click on the Work with Liz!! page in the sidebar.

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45 Comments to “20 Blog Promotion Guides to Inform Your Strategy”

  1. June 27th, 2007 at 2:12 pm
    Lorelle said

    What a fabulous list of resources. Excellent. Covering a wide variety of great and unusual resources. Wonderful!

  2. June 27th, 2007 at 2:14 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hey Lorelle!
    Thank you, I’ve been building it for several days. :)

  3. June 27th, 2007 at 2:28 pm
    Scot Herrick said

    I agree. This is a great consolidated listing for blog promotion.

    As readers, we see many of these one at a time. To see the larger scope with many different ideas presented in one article is very nice.

    Thanks for taking the time to do the research. This is no small effort.

  4. June 27th, 2007 at 2:44 pm
    ilker -=- The Thinking Blog said

    What a great list! Definitely taking the top place in my bookmarks. Thank you Liz!

    hugs =)

  5. June 27th, 2007 at 3:05 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hi Scot!
    Thanks for noticing. I learned a lot by making the effort. It was worth every minute. :)

  6. June 27th, 2007 at 3:07 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Wow! Ilker!
    That’s no small compliment. Welcome to Successful Blog and thank you for saying so. :)

  7. June 27th, 2007 at 4:20 pm
    ilker -=- The Thinking Blog said

    It just happened naturally.. no strategies here! ;)

    Except, maybe.. a thumbs up! (hint hint)

  8. June 27th, 2007 at 5:56 pm
    Chris Punke said

    Hi Liz,

    This is a great list! It’s going to take me a while to go through them all!

    (Also, I’m flattered to be part of the list! Hope it helps inspire some ideas!!)

    Thanks for your hard work. :)

    Chris

  9. June 27th, 2007 at 6:55 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hi Chris!
    Welcome and nice to meet you! This is one of my favorite ways to make friends! Glad you found this list of value. That’s why I made it. :)

  10. June 27th, 2007 at 7:18 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Ilker,
    You’re already an SOB!! :)

  11. June 27th, 2007 at 8:43 pm
    Char said

    That is a fantastic list Liz! I will be checking each and every one of them out.

  12. June 27th, 2007 at 8:53 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Thanks Char!
    I did. There’s some great ones and some that are usual. The list reflects the market. :)

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  14. June 28th, 2007 at 8:37 am
    Dave the Lifekludger said

    Liz. Thanks for including my blog promotion “4 P’s” in your list. It’s an honour.

    Dave
    http://dnwallace.com/blog

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  16. June 28th, 2007 at 12:04 pm
    Sith Sigma said

    Wow! This list is awesome, you just saved me a months worth of research!

    Thx Liz.

  17. June 28th, 2007 at 1:04 pm
    Becky McCray said

    I saw this list, skimmed it quickly, added it to my del.icio.us favorites as a terrific resource, and never even noticed that you included one of my articles! Thank you, Liz. I’m greatly flattered.

  18. June 28th, 2007 at 1:23 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Aw Becky!
    That’s so cool and so you. Thank you for keepig the list and for sharing this story. :)

  19. June 28th, 2007 at 5:20 pm
    AceTachyon said

    Great list, Liz. A nice assortment of strategies. Thanks for providing it.

    Looks like I’ll be reading with a notepad handy.

  20. June 28th, 2007 at 5:52 pm
    Tony Hung said

    Hey Liz,

    Without trying to sound shamelessly self promotional, some folks may find a list that I put together myself in January helpful. It was for a brief stint at Problogger, called How to Market Your Blog in 2007

    Cheers,
    Tony.

  21. June 28th, 2007 at 6:02 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hey Sith! Hey Ace!
    Thanks! Glad it helps!

  22. June 28th, 2007 at 6:02 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Tony!
    No worries I invited you to add links you thought were appropriate. Sorry I missed yours when I was making the list. :)

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  29. July 5th, 2007 at 5:17 pm
    Greg said

    Thanks for all the great input directed towards getting more people to read and participate in your blog via comments or through community forums.

    A lot of the experiences people shared in their links are similar, but with each type of web site it still differs a bit. That’s good though. It makes people see that each method is possible no matter what type of blog you run.

  30. July 5th, 2007 at 7:04 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hi Greg,
    Welcome! The chance to look at how a variety of folks do things is always informative. Each person brings a different voice to the party. :)

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    Sharon said

    I just posted about this article and put a link on it on my site. It is a really great read and your site is awesome.

  33. July 6th, 2007 at 10:52 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hi Sharon, Thank you! :)

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    Excellent list. I will bookmarking this for future reference. Thank you!

  38. July 23rd, 2007 at 4:59 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Thanks Pinyo!
    Welcome. Glad to hear you found it useful! :)

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