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09 April 2009

31DBBB ~ Day 3

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Promote a Blog Post
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Day three's task was super easy & a wonderful idea! Most people, including myself, only promote their blog's main page. Example: Promoting http://manniemandiblenews.blogspot.com as opposed to an individual blog post, like this: http://manniemandiblenews.blogspot.com/2009/04/31dbbb-day-2.html.

Darren had a lot of ideas on how to drive traffic to your blog by promoting individual blog posts! He suggested to have a side bar on your blog with recent posts, or change your forum/email signature to have a link to a recent post. He suggested linking with other bloggers or leaving a comment on other blogs/forums (with your post link) that your blog post directly relates too! He also suggested to use all the social network/bookmarking sites out there, like Digg & StumbleUpon!

- How I Promoted My Day 2 Blog Post -
I like to use SocialMarker.com! SocialMarker is "Automated Submission to social bookmarking sites. Highest submission speed possible less then five minutes to 160 bookmarking services. Supports multiple user accounts." If I feel submitting to a certain site doesn't fit for any given post, I just skip it (: Try it out! I submitted my Day 2 post to Digg, Twitter and StumbleUpon.


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