5 Things To Do After Publishing A Blog Post

Many bloggers believe that their job ends at pressing the ‘Publish’ button, which is not true at all. A blog post needs many things to be done after it has been published. This article will discuss five things that one must do after publishing a blog post. Note that not all might be applicable for your blog conditions and environments, thus you’re advised to carefully analyze before following all the things mentioned below.

Also make sure that your post is already in its best form i.e. it contains relevant interlinks, the on-page SEO is up to the mark and is formatted in the best way possible. If all is done, then you’re free to publish the post and then quickly follow the tips mentioned in this post.

Ping Your Blog

It is always recommended to quickly ‘ping’ your blog to the search engines so that the new posts can be indexed as soon as possible. A very easy way to ping your blog is by using an online tool known as Ping-o-Matic, which pings and updates your blog in the eyes of major search engine services.  Although there are hundreds of such services out there, Ping-o-Matic focuses on the important ones.

It also provides a direct bookmark, which when clicked will automatically ping your blog. Therefore, you’ll not have to write the details again and again.

Manual Tweeting

Although your blog might be automatically shared on social networks, there is something which is different when you do it manually. For example, if you tweet a post manually, you can add your own desired hashtags, @mention people (the author, for example) etc. Sharing your posts manually is always a different aspect than to have it being done automatically.

Manual Updating On Facebook

Just like in the case above, there are several tools which can automatically post updates on Facebook for your new blog posts. But again – doing it manually just makes things better. For example, you might want to share the link along with an image. Such activities are not done by the automatic tools.

You can also promote your updates by paying a small fee to Facebook. Promotions guarantee a wide reach to the fans, and their friends. Normal fees to promote a single post are $5-10.

Social Bookmarking

There are social sites from where you might not get much traffic, but yet sharing on such sites is vital because you get the backlinks. Be it dofollow or nofollow, you are getting the backlinks. Social bookmarking sites such as Delicious, Reddit, Stumble Upon, ScoopIt etc. posses a very high page rank, therefore the backlinks that your blogs get are quality.

Remember that backlinks will be responsible for increasing the organic traffic of your blog. If not now, then definitely later.

Asking Friends To Share

Asking your friends to share your blog posts, if the posts are worth it, has never been a harm and will never be one. If you believe that your posts deserve a share, why not ask for one from your friends. You can also tag them, which will influence them to share the posts without being asked directly.

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37 comments… add one

  • Reply Sai Kumar December 28, 2012, 3:12 pm

    Hi Raaj Trambadia, Great Post bro. I will do the above 4 things except pinging after publishing the article. Thanks for Sharing!
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  • Reply Raaj Trambadia December 28, 2012, 10:27 pm

    You should try pinging Sai. It might prove to be beneficial on the spot!
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  • Reply Istiak Rayhan December 28, 2012, 9:30 pm

    Hey Raaj, Nice checklist. I do everything that you mentioned. Pinging isn’t important for me as Google indexes my page instantly. Another thing we can do is submitting post to communities like blokube, blog engage etc.
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  • Reply Raaj Trambadia December 28, 2012, 10:29 pm

    That’s nice Istiak.

    Well, I’m a premium subscriber of Blog Engage therefore I don’t need to do it manually. It updates automatically for me :)
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  • Reply Jason Yeh December 29, 2012, 2:15 am

    After publishing a new blog post, I tend to just update my facebook, twitter, and post on proper reddit groups. Recently I have been taking a tour around stumbleupon and was amazed by the “likes” some posts get on my interest feed. Definitely have to take a deeper look at that site and other social bookmarking avenues.

    Thanks for the tip,
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  • Reply Raaj Trambadia December 31, 2012, 6:20 am

    For sure Jason
    All the best.
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  • Reply jacson February 23, 2013, 5:00 pm

    Interesting post Raaj,
    Social bookmarking is a best place for share your article with others and friends.Any thanks for share this post with us.

  • Reply Aditi December 29, 2012, 6:17 am

    Well after publishing a blog, these are the usual things which a blogger should follow. Mainly the one of sharing it with your social media sites, asking your friends to share and all. Sharing it with your social networking sites definitely helps in drawing attention to your visitors, thus helps to engage more people to your blog. Thanks for the share!!

  • Reply Raaj Trambadia December 31, 2012, 6:21 am

    Pleasure Aditi. Thank you for adding your insight.
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  • Reply rakesh December 30, 2012, 9:41 am

    Definitely these are essentials tasks to make post popular. I just forgotten about social bookmarking. Thanks to remember us, Raaj.
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  • Reply andrew February 4, 2013, 6:35 am

    Hi Raj,
    Vital information.These five points are vary important to share your blog with others.I am new to “ping o matic” anyway thanks for introduce me a new thing.

  • Reply Ian Eberle December 31, 2012, 1:42 am

    I like how you emphasize MANUAL posting to Facebook and Twitter. This is important because so many people use automatic RSS readers to post to social networks.

    Some other things that I personally do include posting to Google+, sharing my Blog Engage submission so people can vote for my post, and leave comments on related blogs that have CommentLuv.
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  • Reply Andrew Legion December 31, 2012, 2:56 am

    I have been considering getting into doing Manual tweeting lately. I believe that manual tweeting is most important to enhance the value of a blog and can help improve the development of the blog into a more positive direction. I agree with Raaj Trambadia. So this topic will clear many points why a new blog hit by manual tweeting. Actually it is more productive and gives you a better result that the reader there will be surely go and visit your blog.
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  • Reply persis shanker January 2, 2013, 1:37 am

    some good advise. i do the manual tweeting and facebooking on all my new posts as well as ping them. for travel blogs, best to regularly take part in forums and give advise as well as promote your blog. i’ve learnt that sounding like an authority (or at least a semi-wise one) can help you get readers and engagement.

  • Reply Suresh Khanal January 2, 2013, 2:51 am

    Hi Raj,

    Wonderfully useful post. I found that I am doing all other 4 tips except the first one. I do not ping it manually as I have some sites listed in ping list in Dashboard. Is it important to ping manually? Do you suggest it?
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  • Reply Pamela Philips January 2, 2013, 5:38 am

    Great information. Its really true and a big help to us. Thanks for sharing excellent information.
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  • Reply vikram kumar January 2, 2013, 4:06 pm

    Very informative article. I have my own website with sufficient visitors daily but i am not earning that much. What may be the fault?
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  • Reply pujar January 2, 2013, 4:42 pm

    I’ve done everything, but traffic also has increased, it must be with the right keyword research.

  • Reply lijo kv January 2, 2013, 8:11 pm

    Raaj thanks for your nice post,i like your content and agree your skills. because sharing of our blog posts via social sites like Facebook and twitter makes big traffic.
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  • Reply Expert Advisor January 3, 2013, 11:24 am

    Valuable information and excellent design you got here! I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts into the stuff you post!!

  • Reply Beau Stanton January 3, 2013, 1:53 pm

    Asking friends to share often seems needy, so I try to avoid that unless I have something for everyone to offer.

  • Reply Luis Shane January 4, 2013, 5:04 am

    Many decent advices, especially the one about pinging your blog posts. I was not doing that until now but I will certainly start.

  • Reply pavanraj January 4, 2013, 7:42 am

    After publishing a blog post i am only doing share my blog to my friends. But rest of them now only i know. Thanks for gave great tips for me Raaj.

  • Reply Andrea Koch January 4, 2013, 7:53 am

    I totally agree. Social media is your friend number one. You can do squat without it these days. I opened Twitter and Facebook accounts specially for those purposes.

  • Reply Amy B January 4, 2013, 4:31 pm

    Thanks for this article! Great tips. Thanks to you I just discovered Ping’ing!
    Will be reading many more of your articles with hopes of gaining more info on how to write great guest posts.

    Thanks again Raaj

  • Reply Zion Amal January 5, 2013, 11:11 am

    Well written. Thanks Raj. Can you explain the reason for Pinging please?
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  • Reply Techallianz January 5, 2013, 2:27 pm

    Great Tips, Majority of bloggers just leave their posts after publishing on its own, its a wrong strategy, promoting those will not only grow the traffic but also helps to land new visitors on the site.
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  • Reply marilyn cada January 8, 2013, 8:57 am

    i also use blog engage, which is why i do not need to post tweets manually
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  • Reply Jules January 9, 2013, 8:07 am

    Wow! Awesome tips Raaj. Those 5 things are important to create traffic and be indexed by major search engines like Google.

    Excellent post!
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  • Reply Gel Maine January 9, 2013, 8:45 am

    Hi Raaj,
    Woowww..!! This is an opener.. Because when i did publish my blog. i didn’t do anything except for updating the number of comments and visitors i have, I didn’t even manage to share it to my friends. I just leave it there waiting for something to happen. After reading your blog i guess i have to change my idea so that my blog will reach success.

    i will really try bookmarking and using social media to promote my blog because it sound like Exiting!.. thank you for posting its a great help for me!
    tnx for sharing :D
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  • Reply abhilash January 11, 2013, 7:46 am

    nice tips, i do not ping my post because my posted index with in mint in search engines. and i need to focus on Social Bookmarking site.
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  • Reply Rajkumar Jonnala January 13, 2013, 6:21 pm

    Generally we miss these all simpler & easier task due to our some laziness or mistakes,but surly we have to mind these all things so that our publicity may enhance rather than our presence performance.
    Nice facts are livened by you.so impressive points & facts are always to be spread among the keenly people.
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  • Reply Couponvilla January 14, 2013, 2:26 am

    nice useful Post
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  • Reply Nwosu Desmond January 21, 2013, 12:35 pm

    Thanks for these guides i normally follow up my posts after publications with the tips shared here and its been helpful.
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  • Reply Sumit Sagar February 5, 2013, 7:25 am

    Thanks bro but you left blog commenting
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  • Reply Susan March 3, 2013, 11:48 pm

    Thanks, that was helpful
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  • Reply Jessica March 10, 2013, 9:04 am

    Such a great yet interesting post. Thank you very much for sharing this very helpful stuff.

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