Promotion is another important factor of blogging and is really important for building up your blog. Apart from quality content you need to promote your blog to gain traffic to make your blog a success.

There are a number of ways that you can promote your blog. Through social media, blog commenting, buying advertisement space and the list goes on.

In one Oxford dictionary, the word promote means “to publicize and sell (a product)”. If you want to make money online as a blogger, no doubt, you would have to publicize your blog and get people to buy the products that you recommend to them.

But which is the best way to promote your blog and affiliate links?

There are a number of ways you can do promotion, but which is the best way? Well I have been promotion my blog ever since I started blogging and these promotional efforts that I have made proved to be successful for my blog.

Blog Promotion

If you have not read some of my past articles then you have missed out on a lot of promotional tips.

Here are my promotional articles:

You got a F. You should use it. I am not talking about the word fail or the f on a test paper. I am talking about Facebook.

Facebook has managed to become a standard for all other social networking sites. Offering a staggering amount of apps, games and extras, this Web site is currently the second most popular in the United States …

Did you know that you can use your blog readers to share your blog or post articles with others on the web? This is where promotion and free advertising comes into play. This might be a short article but this will definitely help your blog in the long run and save you a greatn deal of advertising work…

Social media is media designed to be disseminated through social interaction, created using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. Social media uses Internet and web-based technologies to transform broadcast media monologues (one to many) into social media dialogues (many to many). It supports the democratization of knowledge and information, transforming people from content consumers into content producers…

I have been thinking about ways to increasing a blogā€™s stats. This is really simple and very easy to do. I will be providing some tips below on how you can improve your blog statistics…

Products Promotion

In order to effectively make money online you have to promote your affiliate links/products. You can’t just sign up to an affiliate program, place the links on your blog and expect to make money. You have to promote and convince your readers to buy whatever you have recommended.

How do you do this?
First thing first, don’t sign up to affiliate programs that nobody wants to buy. You have to sell products that are in high demand. Once a product is in high demand you write a great review on this product and tell your blog readers how this product will help them and then you are guaranteed to generate some sales.

If your blog readers/visitors see you using the product that you have recommended then they will be more encouraged to buy that particular product as well.

Group Discussion…

Promotion of your blog is very necessary for it to be successful. If you don’t promote your blog or affiliate products then you will never succeed in making money online.

So what steps are you taking to be successful online?

28 comments

  1. Reply

    I’ve found one of the best ways to promote is through social media. Connecting with people through a service like Twitter can really be beneficial. That way, people can see short things that you are saying, connect, and ultimately become interested in more of what you have to say. The problem is getting followers in a specific area that you are trying to get. Any suggestions? Especially how to avoid spam Tweeters…

  2. Daniel Sharkov

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    I strongly agree that lately Facebook has turned into a great promotion tool. Now it seems quite strange to me that some time ago the people taking advantage of that site were quite low on numbers. Overall social media sites are the way to go when it comes to establishing your brand. The traffic one can get through services, such as Digg and Stumbleupon can hardly be compared to anything else, excluding search engines of course.

  3. Reply

    Great sharing, i agree with your post absolutely, we have to promote our blogs, else none can find our blog, and we can’t get any traffics.

  4. Jonathan Beebe

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    Hi Kharim,

    Great post you have here! I guess the only one I’m not really utilizing at the moment is Facebook, I guess I’ve just started getting used to twitter this year and I don’t want to spread myself too thin right now. For the time being my promotion strategy is working pretty good. Maybe I’ll use my NON use of facebook at the moment and write a case-study of how you can still do well without it, but I’m sure one of these days I’ll jump on the bandwagon.

    Anyway, there are just way too many websites and blogs out there for you to NOT promote these days. Gone are the days where you can publish a post and get a lot of traffic to it just for it being good (unless you already have some influence).

    Thanks again for the great post Kharim, keep up the great work!

  5. Joe Boyle

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    When it comes to promotion, I mainly use two things – Twitter and blog commenting.

    I am an absolute fanatic about blog commenting. Hell, I’m doing it right now.
    Although I do believe that you should open yourself up to more than one source of promotion (or traffic), I use those two religiously, mainly because they’re quick, easy, and produce great results. Great post, Kharim!

  6. Dev

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    Hey kharim,

    Another awesome post. I have to agree with Murray, promoting is more important than content.
    I promote my blog through blog commenting and guest posting and it works awesome for me.
    Anyways, Thanks for sharing this great Post.

    ~Dev

  7. Murlu

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    I’m a firm believer that promotion is almost more key than content sometimes.

    That isn’t to say that we shouldn’t write to the best of our ability but how many times have you found a page that had amazing information but doesn’t have any retweets, ranks really low and only a few comments? Quite often.

    On the other hand, you have pages that barely give information hitting the top of search results simply because they were promoted, linked back and went crazy on SEO.

    In some way it sucks for many of us but it also means we have to step up our game and get our content out there.

  8. Reply

    Currently I’m practicing the blog promotion ways that you included in the article above and – it works! The only thing to keep in mind is the results will not come just in 1 or 2 days (however sometimes the results happened faster).

    Put your best effort with the right strategy and keep receiving benefits from it! šŸ˜€

  9. Dana

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    I promote my blog through commenting, social media network, and guest posting. As far, this strategy is working great to increase my blog traffic.

  10. Dee's Austin Music Guide

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    Well.. I hear you Kharim.. but ‘knocking myself out’ comes to the tune of about $200. dollars, so I have to make sure it’s money wisely spent. I’m working on a shoestring budget, here.

    This is my first Giveaway.. that’s why I gave the stats.. hoping for a little feedback based on that.

    • Alexander

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      Promotion is very much important to me, the excellent ways for me to promote my blogs are blog commenting, social media (of course! and guest posting. All of those for me are excellent ways and so far it do good.

  11. Dee's Austin Music Guided

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    what other thing.. about ‘Using Your Readers to Promote’ .. I might add, ‘Use your Writers!’

    A lovely young woman has asked to intern with us. So what I decided to do (instead of ghostwrite her) is to celebrate her. She gets to put her name on the byline, and if she sticks with us, we’ll do an ‘About our Writers’ page where she can do a bio and link to her blog.

    So what’s already happening with just her first post that we posted yesterday (it’s our CommentLuv last post) is she’s tweeting and telling her friends and linking from her site, and creating synergy that wasn’t there before.

    She’s excited because she’s getting recognition, and we’re happy because we’re getting fresh talent.. AND the promotion you alluded to with the Readers.

    Win, win!

  12. Dee's Austin Music Guide

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    I am so happy you decided to talk about this because I’ve been agonizing over whether I should do another contest once my free Willie Nelson contest finishes. I’d appreciate any feedback. Here are stats:
    Cost of tickets – $120.
    Signups – 298 people submitted their emails (still have 8 days to go)
    Retweets from signup page – 74
    Know I’ve had one sale ($35. commission) may have had others

    If I continue with Giveaway promotions, the next tickets I want to use cost $190. but I can promote till mid Oct. and it’s for ACL Festival that people come from all over the world to attend.

    So I guess what I’m wondering is this: Am I just getting pp who want free tickets? or is the cost justified? Anyone had experience with this type of promo?

    thx, Dee šŸ™‚

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