You did a great job on your blog. When people read it, they will be thankful for the information. Is your blog being found? There are five things you can do to get the word out.
Blog and Shamelessly Promote
Your blog may be found by accident, but not likely. You need to do a little shameless promotion.
Most of us want others to achieve success for themselves. Your words are important. Whether you spent minutes or hours writing, you did so because you had something to say that you believe can help others. Think about this, if you stand all by yourself and deliver a moving speech in the middle of the forest, will it have any effect? Probably not. You need to invite people to your party!
5 Things You Can Do
- Self Host Your Blog
- Social Media
- Public Engagements
When you want people to show up at your party (your blog or website), it works better if it’s easier to find. Think about this, if we met and you couldn’t remember my web site, you would probably search my name. You will likely end up on one of my domains. People tend to be curious and will try to get to the root domain. If you don’t own it, they end up leaving your site and may very well end up buying from someone else. By self hosting your own domain, they will just end up deeper in your territory!
You have your own domain but people still aren’t finding you. Did you invite them? This is where social media can really help. Let people get to know, like and trust you. Then invite them to your web site.
Spend some time creating your content and then start marketing your site. Be careful with your messaging, we all have different filters, but make sure you spread the word that you have something of value to offer. I don’t know you are selling something if you don’t tell me. Make use of your auto-responder to get your message out.
I was watching a Smart Marketing Coaching (SMC) webinar and Mark Call told us about pingler.com where you can ping your blog and let the search engines know you exist. Sure, Google, Yahoo and Bing may find you eventually but use Pingler to “shout it from the rooftop”. This may help speed up the process and increase the likelihood of you showing up higher in the search results.
Get out in public and do some networking. Join your local chamber of commerce. Get involved in community service. Internet marketing and webinars are a great way to reach out internationally.
Meeting face to face adds another dimension and you develop friends that you can ask to read and share your blogs. This extends your reach even further.
Your success is just a stone’s throw away but you need to take action. Life will start for you when you start it for yourself.
Make it a great day,
P.S. What am I thankful for today? I’m thankful for my faith in mankind. I’m thankful for GVO and Pure Leverage. I’m thankful for you.
What are you thankful for today?