3 Damn Simple Ways To Promote A New Blog

New bloggers often look for ways to let others know about their blog so that they can have some support from them. The problem is that they usually end up expecting traffic from search engines which might take some good time to meet the expectations. It is not easy to promote a new blog if you don’t already have a previous blog with a good base, to which you can let know about your new blog/site. I had a similar case. I started Plugins WP (my new project) but it wouldn’t have been a great start if I didn’t have a good base which I developed using this blog as a platform.

Assuming that you have ‘some’ content on your blog, here are three simple ways to promote a new blog from scratch.

Research The Crap Out Of The Internet

You have all the rights to visit any page, post, profile, feed etc on the internet. Hence, you need to do the following as a part of your ‘research’, and make sure you spend enough amount of time for it (probably days or weeks) -

  • Search for blogs in your niche, and bookmark them or keep a note of them somewhere.
  • Almost all blogs have a link to their Twitter Profile and Facebook page – Like and Follow those respectively.
  • Famous blogs have a ‘Subscription Form’, which often provide a freebie or promise some great tips etc – Join that. But make sure you don’t do this in all the blogs or else your inbox might just be flooded with mails.
  • Start commenting to promote a new blog (discussed further in this article).

What’s the advantage?

The advantage of keeping up with the blogs in your niche by staying updated with their content and updates on social media is that you can have a better medium to talk to them, and eventually let them know about what you are and what your blog is. Such discussions on the social media updates often lead to a more closer relationship.

For example, “XYZ” just updated on their Facebook page – “What are your plans over the weekend”. Now they are waiting for people to comment on that update, so why not join it? The conversation might just lead to a PM window, which might further lead to daily conversations! In short, you never know when you can make an online friend until you give it a shot.

Don’t Comment For Traffic, Please

I still remember that during the early days of my new blog (my first one actually which was RaajTram.Com), I hardly used to comment for the sake of traffic. During that time, I didn’t really care about the niche because it was a personal blog and I never intended to make money from a personal blog. So all I was seeking is a good number of people who would be interested in stories that came out directly from my heart.

Here’s a simple tip on how you can build up your relationships while commenting as a way to promote a new blog -

Assume that you’re commenting on a article saying “How To Increase Your Twitter Followers”, you could comment something like in the image below. Take a detailed look at the highlighted part, please.

Promote A New Blog

Did you spot anything? I’m just asking the author to check out my site and probably provide me some feedback (in any way that he/she wants). This is not considered to be spam at all. In fact, it’s a sign of starting a new relationship – and you wouldn’t want to miss that opportunity for anything because relationships in blogging is a damn important thing.

Be The Ultimate Guest Blogger

You might be surprised to hear but my first guest post was written when I just operated RaajTram.Com! I never intented to post that article for getting backlinks. So when I say that you should be the ultimate guest blogger, I mean to say that you should be a guest blogger just to build relationships when you start it. It should, of course, further be done for the benefit of your blog and the blog owner’s blog as well.

Hence, aim to build relationships during the early times of your guest blogging activity. This will later help you in many ways, which you’ll discover yourself as time passes. Remember that to promote a new blog, guest blogging is always a great platform provided that you follow all the guidelines of a ‘real guest poster’.

Those were some ways to promote a new blog, and there are many more as you climb up the ladder of success.

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26 comments… add one

  • Reply Stephan October 25, 2012, 2:39 pm

    A great read! Thanks.

    I was wondering about the niche thing. I have read about it a few places now, but I am not completely sure how you can put your blog into a box when it is a private blog and not about daily stuff…

    What would you suggest ?

  • Reply Raaj Trambadia October 25, 2012, 9:12 pm

    Hi Stephan.

    Thanks for the appreciation.

    About your query, I would suggest that a personal blog should be kept totally personal. For example, I have a personal blog RaajTram.Com (I don’t write there often as I’m busy nowadays) where I just write WHATEVER I feel like. I don’t have any ads there and I don’t want to make any money off that blog.

    So if you want to have a site posting about daily stuff (news, gadgets, parties etc) and still want to fetch some money of it, then don’t give it the title “Personal”. That’s it – the problem is solved! And to stick to the niche, just call it a daily news blog.

    Hope that made sense. Cheers
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  • Reply abhishek October 25, 2012, 7:46 pm

    Those are some real good points you have mentioned.Guest blogging is one of the most successful and effective way to promote your blog.
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  • Reply Raaj Trambadia October 25, 2012, 9:13 pm

    Thanks Abhishek. Do you guest blog too? Let me know! Thanks!
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  • Reply NEERAJ October 25, 2012, 8:04 pm

    really helpful article for new-bie bloggers like me…thanx
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  • Reply Raaj Trambadia October 25, 2012, 9:14 pm

    Nice to hear that Neeraj. Cheers!
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  • Reply Manoj Rawal October 27, 2012, 2:57 am

    Raaj, Very Well written,
    I appreciate your content. yeah writing guest post is one of the great way to promote our new blog.
    thnx a lot for sharing ,,,,,,

    Mnaoj Rawal
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  • Reply Raaj Trambadia October 27, 2012, 10:04 am

    Glad to hear that Manoj. Keep passing by for more! Cheers
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  • Reply Okto October 29, 2012, 10:20 am

    Hi Raaj,

    Blog commenting is the easiest way compare to the other ways you mentioned here. :D And it’s all right to do blog commenting for traffic as long as we enjoy it. “Traffic” mind can boost our excitement in giving comments on other blog. In the end it’s all depend on which angle we look at blog commenting.

    It’s a part of basic link building, it could be time consuming at certain level but it is still a smart way of promotion.

    In the sample you gave us above, that’s absolutely not professional in blog commenting. We should never ask (blog owner) people to take “visit back” when do blog commenting. Just give the value and click on submit. That’s it :D

    Thanks for the post
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  • Reply Raaj Trambadia November 1, 2012, 11:38 am

    Hi Okto. Maybe you’ve not read that part properly and just skimmed through it?

    I’ve mentioned that one SHOULD definitely add such lines in their comments. Why is it unprofessional to you? Actually, why is blog commenting professional in the first place? :) It’s all about building relations right?

    I’m waiting for you answer!

    Cheers
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  • Reply Rajkumar Jonnala October 29, 2012, 11:19 am

    Hi Raaj,

    yeah agree with your awesome points, “relation ship” is great thing which we have to create through bloggers from which we can easily create some authority to our new blogs.
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  • Reply Raaj Trambadia November 1, 2012, 11:42 am

    Blog Commenting should be always done when building relationships is the first priority – rest all will follow!
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  • Reply Prasanna Mestha November 1, 2012, 11:31 am

    I love the first point, ie. blog commenting :D blog commenting not only gives us traffic bt also increases our community with the bloggers
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  • Reply Raaj Trambadia November 1, 2012, 11:43 am

    That’s the point Prasanna! Cheers :)
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  • Reply Kuldeep November 1, 2012, 11:59 am

    Hey,

    I’ve learned a new thing regarding blog commenting today after reading your post..and yeah blog commenting should be done to build relationships not to build backlinks. And its the best and simple way to promote a new blog. the important thing is it can be very useful for increasing serps.
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  • Reply Abuzar November 2, 2012, 10:03 am

    I must say you got solid point’s… the best point is guest blogging their all is on you that how good you are in terms of writing? and guest blogging is the best and simplest way to get the name out in the market…. thanks Raaj for sharing this post

  • Reply Felicia November 6, 2012, 2:23 pm

    Hi Raaj,
    Simple yet really effective tips on how to promote a new blog! I agree with you that by simply asking a blogger that you just commented their post on is a rather easy way to get links/comments back to your site. It is of course up to the blogger to provide some feedback and only if he/she has the time to give back on the comment you contributed to their posts, but nevertheless it is a great way to communicate and have fun interacting in blogging. Thanks for sharing!
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  • Reply Michael Belk November 12, 2012, 2:50 pm

    You have some good ideas about promoting your blog. I really like your last statement in the comment.

    I try this method a little. I like it because it is not offensively crude and you are asking someone to do you a favor when you have already done them a favor.

    You mention blogs in your niche so are you saying concentrate on them or it does not matter?
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  • Reply Maqsood November 14, 2012, 11:05 am

    Its really a help full post as I have just started a blog. But I have a problem to manage my posting shedule. How could I mange a healthy post rate per month.
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  • Reply J Lawson December 22, 2012, 5:04 pm

    Good straightforward article – I’m always looking for new ways to get more traffic and followers, but quality lists. If anyone could give feedback on my blog or Twitter I would appreciate it…but not spamming!
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  • Reply Wei J December 23, 2012, 8:13 am

    Hi there Raaj,
    I stumbled upon this article through some random search and what caught my eyes was that your content is especially relevant to my current condition now. I have just started a new personal blog of myself and therefore having an interested line of readers should be my main focus right now. Your post have given me new insights to how I can do about just that and I am pretty sure soon I will have unique audiences. I am looking forward to much great tips from you. Cheers

    and b.t.w. (lol) I would definitely LOVE to have your comment and feedback on what you think about my blog. Really will appreciate that. Thank you.
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  • Reply Radu December 23, 2012, 11:31 am

    To do so, your website must worth something. The newcomers don’t get this part and they believe that with 2-3 articles the blog is established and they are “free” to spam.
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  • Reply Techallianz January 5, 2013, 1:59 pm

    Hi Raaj, definitely promotion plays a vital role in the success of any upcoming product, including a blog that is going to be launched.
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  • Reply abhilash January 11, 2013, 7:37 am

    i just started a new blog and to promote and get more traffic so i searching for same and see this post, thanks a lot for this informative post. Guest Post is the best way to promote your blog, you get backlink, new reader know about you and your blog.
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  • Reply Jessica March 10, 2013, 9:41 am

    Blog Commenting should be always done when building relationships is the first priority – rest all will follow!

  • Reply Jessica March 10, 2013, 9:44 am

    I have just started a new personal blog of myself and therefore having an interested line of readers should be my main focus right now.

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