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Blog Marketing Crash Course

This blog is visited more frequently these days but there is still room for improvement so I thought I'd share this article with you:

Blog Marketing Crash Course


Many people with blogs get disheartened after a few weeks or
months when their blog fails to attract thousands of readers.
It is a real shame, because if bloggers followed a few simple
blog marketing steps, then they would probably find that there
is a willing audience just dying to read about most topics. So
what can a blogger do to get noticed? Here are a few blog
marketing ideas that should get most blogs getting reasonable
traffic in a short space of time.

Blog about a niche: The world doesn't really need another '‘vanity blog'’ about what you had for breakfast. Unless you are
a super-model good looking teenage girl who wants to put a lot
of photos on your blog, then you are probably going to have a
hard time getting noticed. If you already have a vanity blog
and are wondering why you are not getting traffic, then you
need to know that the vanity blog market is totally saturated.
Consider starting or changing your blog to some other topic -
an interest or a hobby for example.

Next, you need to start posting to forums. Put the URL of the
blog in your forum signature (don't spam forums saying '“look at
my blog'). If you just join in the conversation naturally, then
people will get curious and you will get a few more readers. If
the forum you post in is also to do with a similar topic to your
blog then you will probably get repeat readers from it! Try to
find the most popular forums in the niche you are writing
about. To find them, just go over to Google and search for your
niche keyword plus 'forum'’ and you should get a list. Try to
find forums with at least a few thousand active members.

Make sure to do trackbacks and pingbacks to other blogs that
you have linked to so that they know about you. When people
find out that you have talked about them, they will come to see
what you said. So will some of their readers. Talking about
popular stories from popular blogs may get you more than just a
few visitors too.

Comment on other peopleÂ’s blogs as much as you can (without
spamming). In most cases you can put a link back to your own
blog and people do follow these links. It is also good to
target blogs that talk about the same subject as you, because
then you will get targeted readers who are more likely to
continue reading your blog. (Avoid using 'comment spam'
programs as Google can track this and will penalize you).

Most importantly, you need to keep blogging! Nobody will return
to a blog that is updated weekly or only occasionally. You need
to add more content at least once per day, especially in the
early stages of getting your blog noticed. This is hugely
important.

Now if you follow these few rules, then you should be well on
the way to getting a constant readership for your blog. Don't
forget to check out http://jamdo.com to get more tips on making
your blog popular.



About The Author: Rob Wood runs a site on blog marketing at
http://jamdo.com


The music business seems a little light on some of those features but we shall see what we can do along those lines and conversion of visitors into our main site.

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