5 Clever Ways To Promote Your Blog


There are lots of articles on the web extolling the same old tired methods on how to promote your blog. Below we have a few ideas and tricks that we feel are off-the-beaten path and highly creative, yet just as effective.

Sometimes the best ideas are those which are right in front of us and escape our noses. Such is the case with the ideas below which at first took us a second to realize these are prime blog promotion strategies.3 blogging tips to help you promote your blog easily

1. Alltop

This is the mega power house RSS feed site created by marketing maverick Guy Kawasaki. It is essentially a giant web of feeds from various sites and blogs categorized by niche. My guess is that initially the sites picked came from staff members, however over time as the site grew – reader submissions were introduced. Now anyone can submit their blog as a potential listing that gets included in feed results. However it is not a guaranteed approval process, you may or may not be chosen. I have an iPhone blog that is included in the iPhone category and the page my site sits on is a do follow PR 4. Take a look at Alltop and see if you might be able to do the same.

ALSO READ: How to Add Your Blog to Technorati for free -Step by Step Guide

2. Theme Showcases

If your site has one of those nifty and groovy WordPress themes from a top notch developer or a popular designer, it’s highly likely that there’s a theme showcase which you might be able to get listed on. Woo Themes has one, Studio Press has one and Thesis has one. But many smaller theme developers have theme showcases as well, don’t discount these, as they are prime blog marketing material.

3. The Burning House

Here’s a site we just found that solicits pictures of what someone (anyone) would take with them in the case of a house fire. It’s a cool site and one thing we noticed is that on each entry there’s a spot for a URL, meaning that if the person submitting his or her info happens to have a website or blog, he or she can elect to have it mentioned as part of their entry and this link is do follow and a nice way to market your blog. Very cool.

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4. Google Plus Profiles

As a relatively new entry in the social network sphere, Google Plus is in and of itself a great way to promote your site or blog. However its worth noting that if you haven’t yet taken advantage of the do follow link Google allows in your profile section. Now is a good time to get that baby listed and counted. Visit your profile and go to the ABOUT tab or section, this is where you will find the area to list your blog link(s).

ALSO READ: Google+ – How to Create Google Plus Pages with Video

5. YouTube Commenting

This was pointed out to me recently and again something that was right under my nose but completely slipped my mind as a way to promote my blog. Essentially the idea is that you promote your YouTube channel by leaving good and appropriate comments on other videos within the site and this in turn adds juice to your channel which in turn provides juice to the URL you link to in your channel.

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There are many more creative methods to promote your blog and increase traffic, sales and or readership. You just have to stay open to the opportunities before you and think outside the box.

What creative ways have you promoted your blog? That might be considered new and or clever. Share with us below in the comment area.

This guest article was written by Missy Diaz who is a prolific guest writer that works for various clients including Paul, a car hire UK service provider.


  1. Great tips and recommendations on blog promotion. I would like to add commenting topic related blogs to this list. Acting in such a way, you can attract more targeted users to your blog and obtain permanent readers easily.

  2. I Love the Idea of commenting of Youtube videos and link your videos URL to your site. I have some question to ask. I am very new to the internet business. I am currently learning about content, SEO, and backlink. I made couples of videos on youtube. When I am uploading my videos i have my website in the descriptions. If I have quality comments will i give my website juices? Here is the link to the videos I posted. Let me know if I am doing what your are talking about. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quFyqHOlQxM I hope to here from you soon. Let me know what I need to do and what need to be change.

    • Thanks for posting your question below and also for the inclusion of your video link. You’re doing a great job. The only thing next for you is to add your site URL to your Youtube video description page and you are ready to roll. Thanks

  3. Your tips here are great but I haven’t tried commenting on youtube. Does that work the same way when you do blog commenting? And with regard to social network, I’m not yet familiar on how Google+ works, so for the meantime I’m using Facebook and other social medias.

  4. Love the ideas of commenting on You Tube videos- after all, they are always so popular!

    The burning house thing is ingenious- I never would have discovered that on my own. I definately will be visiting this site!

    My personal favourite however is joining forums which discuss similar topics to my site. In so doing I get to learn from and interact with many experts in my field whilst simultaneously adding some value myself and building those precious backlinks to my own site.

  5. About the Youtube profile setup, just make sure that you have content to post there. You’re going to look more like a real person if you have good videos in your channel rather than just having an account to leave comments on other people’s videos.

    • Yeah, you are really talking about me here because I haven’t uploaded anymore videos there than one…. 🙂 🙂 But soon to start doing that 🙂

    • That’s very sure! I didn’t say that you should post link on Youtube video comment page. Promote your page by comment and people will come there to click on your site link from your page….okay 🙂

  6. Hi Diaz .. Nice tips for increase traffic and better online promotion. Anyway, is there any important things about all that tips after penguin update? maybe there’s some tips again?


  7. After researching a few of the blog posts on your website now, and I really like your means of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website checklist and shall be checking again soon. Pls try my website online as well and let me know what you think.


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