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15 Ways to Promote a Blog Post Immediately after You Publish It

How to Increase Traffic to Your Blog by Promoting Your Blog Posts

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The majority of traffic that comes to a blog post comes within the first day or so after it's published. You can get bumps in traffic long after a blog post is published, but more often, the bulk of the traffic to a blog post comes sooner rather than later. With that in mind, it's important to promote your blog posts and increase traffic to them immediately after you publish them. This is particularly important for posts about timely topics but applies to all of your blog posts. Following are 15 ways you can promote your blog post immediately after you publish it to increase traffic to it quickly.

1. Tweet Your Blog Post to Your Twitter Followers

Twitter is a perfect place to share a link to your blog post as soon as you publish it. There are many tools that enable you to automatically publish a link to your latest blog post on your Twitter stream, or you can share it manually. Following are some articles that can help you:

2. Share the Blog Post on Facebook

Given how many people use Facebook, it's highly likely that people who want to read your blog posts are on Facebook, too. Therefore, be sure to share a link to your blog post on both your Facebook Profile and Page (if you have a Facebook Page for your blog). Following are some articles to help you effectively promote your blog on Facebook:

3. Share the Post on Pinterest

Pinterest is a visual social bookmarking sites. If you include images in your blog posts, then Pinterest is a great place to promote them. Here are some articles to help you get started:

4. Share the Post on Google+

Google+ is a powerful tool for blog post promotion, and it shouldn't be missed. Following are some articles that discuss how you can use Google+ to increase traffic to your blog:

5. Share the Post to Your LinkedIn Followers

If you write a blog about a business, career, or professional topic, then LinkedIn is one of the most important places to promote your blog posts. Here are some articles to get you started:

6. Share the Post with Members of LinkedIn Groups You Belong To

If you belong to any LinkedIn groups (and you can belong to up to 50 LinkedIn groups and unlimited subgroups within those 50 groups with a free LinkedIn membership), then you can share links and snippets about your blog posts through those groups. Just make sure to only share relevant blog posts, so other members of the group don't think you're more interested in self-promotion than networking with them. You don't want to look like a spammer who clutters the group conversations with links to your blog posts and nothing more. Get help with LinkedIn and LinkedIn groups:

7. Include a Link to the Post in Your Email Newsletter

If you have an email opt-in form on your blog and collect email addresses from readers in order to send email newsletters and communications to them, then those email messages are a great place to share links to your blog posts. Make sure you include a snippet along with the link to entice them to click through and read the complete blog post. These articles offer some more information:

8. Share the Link with Online Influencers and Bloggers You Have Relationships With

Have you been taking the time to find online influencers who have the attention of your blog's target audience? Have you taken the time to connect with online influencers and bloggers to get on their radar screens? Have you begun to build relationships with them? If you answered yes to these questions, then you should share links to your best and most useful blog posts with them and ask if they would share it with their own audiences (if they like the posts). Make sure you don't spam online influencers and bloggers. Instead, be very selective about which blog posts you ask them to help you share. And if you haven't started to find and connect with online influencers and bloggers in your niche, you're missing a big opportunity to grow your blog. Following are some articles that will be helpful to you:

9. Consider How to Repurpose the Blog Post to Extend Its Life

Immediately after you publish a blog post, you should think about how you can repurpose the content within that blog post to extend its reach and its life. A blog post can be used as a promotional tool for your entire blog when it's repurposed. Learn more in the following articles:

10. Share the Post on Social Bookmarking Sites Like StumbleUpon

Social bookmarking enables you to share your blog posts with people who are actively looking for content. Use the tips and suggestions in the following articles to promote your blog posts using social bookmarking:

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