how to promote a wordpress blog

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  1. krreddy

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    I own a free classifieds wordpress blog and i am not really getting traffic to my site can any body suggest me the free ways to promote it
     
  2. Dawey

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    Driving traffic is hard, that's for sure. And it's not easy to answer if you don't say what you write about? Subject?

    For traffic:
    Use ping sites,
    Use StumbleUpon, DigIt, Pinterest and similar,
    link to other blogs, comment on other blogs,
    Reply on all comments to get people coming back.
    Also, use smart SEO-thinking when you write and title the posts.
     
  3. nocovermr

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    I hired a company called Sync Online Media to do all my online marketing stuff....its a good value. You can also see Yodle or Orange Soda....they are good but pricing is high!
     
  4. Choice Checks

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    I own my own blog site and its easy to keep up with. Just publish your blog with your link (keyword), along with the picture using the same link. Use at least 2 paragraphs and submit. Make sure you use tags and seo each blog. It does make a difference and help. I had started my blogs along time ago, and seen some of the blogs ahead of my actual site, that brings in more customers. Hiring someone else to do your work, may not always pay off and they not do a good job.
     
  5. ChrisLeads

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    Try Guest blogging and Social bookmarking and social media.
     
  6. asad

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    Most important things is unique data that is for users and not for search engines. If it is unique and current hot searchable topic then i am sure that you will get traffic.
     
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    Do link-wheel process .. nothing like linking with others blogs or your own different blogs.. Now a days mostly social networking brings traffic to websites/blogs.. try social networking sites..
    One More Important strategy was go with Link Exchange....
     
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    You can hire some good and affordable seo consultant company which can provide your guaranteed search engine results in low cost .
     
  9. ScottBradley

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    What specific things are you posting on the blog? Who is the target audience?

    Once you know the answers to these questions, then you can figure out the best ways to drive the traffic.
     
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    I'd be wary of any SEO company that offers guaranteed results. Google uses over 200 variables in their ranking algorithm, so there are far too many variables in SEO to guarantee anything of value.
     
  11. Success Happens

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    I just wanted to say that I agree with Frugality strongly. I've been developing websites and doing SEO since 1997 and I have never found anyone that can guarantee placement on SE's. I've only had clients come to me asking me why the SEO specialist they hired isn't giving them what they paid for. Be very careful.
     
  12. Owen

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    Prob., your clients didn't hire the right person... There are websites on top#10 of google results for more than 3 years... They have dedicated SEO professionals.

    So, Its upto you to hire right people.
     
  13. terryds

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    Firstly, you'll need to upload the following Wordpress plugins.
    1. Platinum SEO. This plugin will allow you to create a good description, keyword and overall metas.
    2. Share This. Great plugin for Social Media. (Self explanatory)
    3. WP Touch. Converts your wordpress blog for smart phone users. (Lets be honest, thats over 3 billion on the planet, so not a trick to miss)
    4. SEO SearchTerms Tagging 2. Multiply blog traffic by strengthening on page SEO, increasing the number of indexed pages, auto convert search terms into post tags, and more.

    These plugins will help get you going. Next . . .

    Take your feed and upload it to feedburner. Use their tools to optimize it. Definately include images in your posts as they will also show in the feed. Submit feed to RSS directories. In 2012, people have forgotten this little trick as its considered old hat. But feeds still generate tons of traffic and backlinks.

    Try not to upload too many videos. Your blog will run slow if there's too much in your WP database. And slow loading websites is bad for SEO.

    Finally, try this. Register for an account at Pinterest.com. Create a couple of boards and then 'pin' the images on your website. This will bring in extra traffic.

    Hope these tips help
     
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    SEOMOZ core product is open site explorer, in early stage they have no budget to advertise and depend on little client. How they success? Rand Fishkin make min 1 post daily, actively involve social media and forum, and slowly improve blog design and tool.
     
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    You can always start off with social media. SEO efforts will take time to get converted into fruits.
     
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    Social media my friend. You will never run out of channels there.
     
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    so you can promote it to advertise of your site on any social network, like you facebook, twitter, digg, linkdin,,.....
     
    #17 johansmith, Aug 3, 2012
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    submit Your Blog In High PR Site
    Social Bookmarking
    Directory Submission
     
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    Firstly, content should be unique and relevant. Do some keyword research, long tail strategy is a good choice.
    Then, start your off-page SEO project. Commenting on related blogs, be active in forums, submitte your blog to directoryies, make full use of social network and so on.
     
  20. fish

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    Wordpress + WPRobot+ SEO software can be a nice combination to earn money for your blog.
    Also, you can design and create some WP themes which can provide for the WP users. The themes can drive traffic for your blog and add backlinks.
     

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