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October 8, 2009

Learning How To Market Your Blog Online

If you’re new to blogging then it can be confusing when creating your first blog.

For a blog marketing guru though, it’s really not that difficult, anyone whose familiar with blog marketing online will tell you it takes hard work, dedication and most importantly consistency.

For someone just starting out with their marketing campaign, it may seem like a lot of work with little or no immediate return, however, just know that marketing is something that you have to build.

You have to work on it and continue to market your blog.

There are many things you can do to market your blog and get it out there to be seen by the world, one of the most important things is to visit other blogs that are relevant to yours and leave comments.

Doing this gets your blog out there to readers of other’s blogs and in return can get you some new visitors as well as readers.

While all of this might seem confusing at first, after a while you will get the hang of it and it will make sense and fall in place.

Posting on your blog on a regular basis is another way to get new readers, who wants to read a blog that is never even updated?

Would you?

Of course not! So give your readers what they want with new content and give it to them often, post daily, weekly or bi weekly and be consistent about it.

This way your readers and visitors will know how often to check your blog for a new post.

You must know where your traffic comes from, knowing which search engines are directing people to your blog is extremely valuable as is identifying those which aren’t, find out which keywords are driving visitors to your blog too.

If you know all of this then use it to your advantage, write further content using the keywords that work for you and look at the areas where you fall down on search engine results that are sending visitors.

If someone leaves a comment on your blog, be sure to acknowledge it.

No one wants to have a conversation with themselves, and it will only take a brief moment to reply and let them know you appreciate them, otherwise if you have a section full of comments and you have not replied, chances are that you will not be getting many more.

The readers may even drop you off of their list of blogs to visit frequently as well, using your head and treating others as you would want to be treated is a big part of marketing.

Make friends with other bloggers, network with them and find out how they get so many visitors to their blog and what they do to keep them interested.

Exchanging ideas with other bloggers that are successful is a great idea and a good way to make friends. If you want, you can even become friends with other bloggers offline as well.

Use this to your advantage but don’t just take from your conversations though, make sure you share all your own blog marketing techniques with your blogging friends as well.

If you happen to be quoting an article from another source or blog, always be sure to provide a link back to the original, otherwise this is known as plagiarism and something that is looked down on in the world of marketing.

Stealing other peoples content isn’t clever and let me assure you, you won’t get away with it, you’ll get caught trying to pass someone else’s work of as your own when clearly it’s not.

This is not a good way to start off in the blog marketing world.

Blog marketing is a fantastic way to make an extra income and build an online presence letting people know you are there there.

Be patient, use these tips to drive people to your blog, as they become regular followers and you earn their trust you’ll be able to use your blog to earn yourself some money.

Pete Craig – Marketer

Blogging is one of the easiest and quickest ways to build an online presence. A marketing method used by both beginners and experts alike. If you’re new to blogging you’ll want to make sure you do things right. The best way to do this is to follow the lead of an experienced blogger, you can then cut out all the mistakes and get to your destination even quicker.