How To Promote A Blog

Monday, August 07, 2006

Technorati Tags For Blog Promotion

I have just started using Technorati Tags in my blog over at An Englishman In America to gauge their effects on increasing traffic to my site.

So far I think I have noticed a minor increase but time will tell.

Tagging your blog posts allows Technorati to serve up your content to people searching their site using their tag or search engine links. If you tagged your site as being about 'fishing' then it will appear in a search for fishing...at least, this is the basic idea.

I will post about the results of this experiment later.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Purpose Of The "How To Promote A Blog" Blog

So, you've signed up for a blog service, picked out a name, designed your theme and have started posting a few thoughts here and there...and you already feel like you are talking to yourself.

Despite what much of the hype surrounding blogging has been saying over the years, the myth of "if you build it, they will come" still only applies to baseball parks in corn fields and definitely has nothing whatsoever to do with anything on the web.

A poorly promoted blog, is destined to be a dead blog unless you have a fantastic new spin on something or get super lucky.

So, what can you do to get the ball rolling, build up that fan base and ultimately, own one of the world's more successful blogs?

That's what the purpose of this blog is about. Over the coming weeks, months, years I will be blogging about the different methods you can use to promote your blog (and that's PROMOTE and not SPAM your blog) to attract more visitors who will ultimately spread the word for you.

Why am I blogging about this?

Personal Reference - I'm learning all the time. New technology and new ideas come out all the time as the internet evolves and it's nice to have a record. This will be a test bed amongst other things for my own personal reference.

It might also be of use to others, so rather than keep it on filed away on my desktop those 'notes' will be presented here instead so hopefully others may either learn something, get ideas, or even contribute occassionally.