Articles by ‘Steven Snell’

99 Ways to Promote Your Blog for Free

This post was originally published 6 years ago. During the past 6 years the blogging world has changed drastically, and as a result, the content of this post was horribly outdated and no longer relevant. We’ve totally scrapped the original post and re-wrote it to provide insight that can be applied by today’s bloggers.

With millions of blogs out there, getting noticed can be quite a challenge for the new blogger. Simply posting content won’t lead to visitors. When you’re trying to establish your blog you’ll need to work on some promotion to help kick start your blog’s growth. In this article we’ll focus on free options and we’ll look at 99 ways to promote your blog for free. Since most of our readers are designers, some of the points are specifically applicable to design blogs, but the majority of the content is relevant to blogs in any industry or niche.

99 Ways to Promote Your Blog for Free

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Monetizing a Website Without Alienating Your Visitors

One of the goals of most websites and blogs is to make money. Whether the intention is to build a profitable business or just to cover the costs to operate the site, most website owners need to get something back from their work monetarily to justify the effort that is going into the website.

Unfortunately, sometimes monetizing a website comes at the expense of its readers and visitors. Obviously, in order to maintain a successful web presence, the site must be monetized in a way that is acceptable to visitors.

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Make Your Website Linkable

One of the most important aspects of marketing and promoting a website or blog is attracting inbound links. A great deal of effort goes into creating link bait and sometimes into directory submissions and requesting links from others. But before these link building attempts can truly be successful, your site or blog will need to be ready. Here are some tips to making your website more linkable:

CONTENT

Of course, the most important aspect of drawing links is the content. Typically when others link to you they are doing so because there is something on their site that they consider to be useful, interesting, funny, or entertaining. Link baiting focuses primarily on the content, and rightfully so. Without good content it will be hard to draw links regardless of the other factors involved.

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Weekly Links – November 22nd

Blogtrepreneur is for sale. Adnan has been building a very strong blog for almost two years and now he’s moving on to pursue other interests. If anyone is looking to buy a profitable blog, contact Adnan. The Art of Differentiation: Standing Out In a Sea of Mediocrity from Performancing. The #1 Reason Why You Will […]

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Redefining Your Purpose

I believe most of my readers who are bloggers or online marketers have been online for several months or longer. When you started your website/blog you obviously started it for a reason. Maybe you wanted to make money. Maybe you just wanted to share your thoughts and opinions with others. Have you stopped to think […]

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Weekly Links – November 16th

Fundamentals of Social Media Marketing from DoshDosh. An Essential Checklist for Launching a New Website from <img /> is everything. CSS Sprites: What They Are, Why They’re Cool, and How to Use Them from CSS-Tricks. How I Make Money Blogging from ProBlogger. How to Improve the Finability of Your Content from Pingable. Why I’m Choosing […]

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A Digg Clone That Might Actually Make It

Every day new social media websites are launched. Unfortunately, most of them never gain enough users to thrive or even compete. The vast majority of social media users stick with the major contenders like Digg, StumbleUpon and Reddit. Some newer sites are able to succeed by targeting a specific niche, like the 5 web design-related […]

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99 Resources for Web 2.0 Design

BADGES Web 2.0 Badges – A set of free badges to download and use in your own designs. Fresh Badge – Quickly generate your own badge. adClustr – Starburst badges. Deziner Folio – A collection of different badges. BittBox – Free vector badges. Official Seal Generator – An alternative to the typical badge. Photoshop Tutorial […]

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