Tips for Successful WordPress Blog Marketing

by Harry Lennard on January 1, 2011

So you have your own WordPress blog and wish to market it and make it a successful blog. Just how do you bring this about? How can you start getting your blog out in the open to be seen and known by others? How can you draw readers and have them wanting more?

There are a number of ways to get your WordPress blog out in the open and read by others. This can be challenging for some and just quite easy for others. If you have ever had a successful blog before then you know what it takes. You’re not likely to get anywhere by just creating a blog and hoping that searchers will see it and read it. You are not likely to gain any links, nor a better search engine ranking by just developing a blog. This is certainly all part of blog marketing. Anyone is capable of it, even you.

Successful WordPress Blog Marketing Tip Number 1:

When you first create a blog, as expected it’s unheard of. No one knows anything about the blog until you give them the link and show it to them. However, for any new blog that has never been seen, there are many ways to get it out there and known. You simply need to know how. The first thing that you can try is to allow RSS feeds be taken from your blog. Allow other websites and blogs to publish your same exact blog. When you do this, they are simply giving you a hyperlink back to your blog, and also telling their readers all about your blog. You may get more visitors than ever with this particular tool. RSS feeds are wonderful for promoting and getting your blog into cyberspace.

Successful WordPress Blog Marketing Tip Number Two:

Update your WordPress blog frequently. We can not emphasis this tip enough. If you tell your readers that you are going to post to your blog daily, then do it. In the event you have told them that you will be posting to your blog weekly, don’t let them down. Your readers are what makes your blog successful. You might not realize this to start with, and you will have few readers in the beginning as well, but you will eventually develop a readership base and also have people reading your blog regularly. Maybe you don’t plan on telling your readers how frequently you may post to blog. That is prefectly ok too. However, look at this, if you had been reading a blog even on a weekly basis, and you expected to see the blog that you like to read updated perhaps once a week, you’d be very disappointed to find out that it was not. Sure, things happen that might prevent you from updating, and that’s expected, and excused, but week after week can hurt you and lead you to lose readers.

Successful WordPress Blog Marketing Tip Number Three:

As long as you’re working on your readership base, and trying to increase readers, you are going to realize that commenting on blogs that are relevant to yours will surely help. Locate a blog which is on the same topic to yours, or close to it and leave comments. It’s also possible to do a track back with your blog postings to comment on your own blog. Doing so will more than likely give another person the impulse to track back to your blog. Which will be good for it at the same time. Commenting on blogs that get many comments will help yours be seen by those attracted to that market. You’ll gain traffic and readers that way, and it’s easy not to mention free.

Successful WordPress Blog Marketing Tip Number 4:

Learn to apply SEO to all your blogs. SEO is search engine optimization. You are going to find that if you’d like your blog to succeed, you absolutely need SEO, and you’ll want to know how to work with it to benefit your blog. Just like a website, a blog is without a doubt best if it is optimized. There is a WordPress plugin called ScribeSEO that simplifies this process.

Monetizing Your Blog

Now that you have introduced your blog to the blogosphere and developed a following, you will most likely want to monetize your blog. One of the best ways to do this is by using plugins that are designed to help you earn money from your WordPress blog. There are thousands of plugins available for WordPress blogs, and many of them are made especially for earning money. These include plugins that display ads on your blog, datafeed importers, shopping cart plugins, membership plugins, landing page and squeeze page plugins, and more. Explore the possibilities!

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