This post was originally published in 22nd January 2015 but I wanted to re-publish it for you today because I have a feeling that you’ll love it as much as I did.
I’ve been meaning to post this for quite some time, months in fact. Funny thing is that since I first started planning this post, the places have swapped around quite a bit. I am finding some platforms much better at promotion than I was last year whilst some of my former loves have taken a tumble down the list. Nevertheless here are my best places to promote your posts.
3 | Facebook
What do I mean, Facebook? Don’t I realise that reach is pretty much impossible nowadays unless I shove Facebook some cash? Well yes..I do realise that. But I am not talking about that. I am talking about Facebook groups.
Whilst Facebook groups for bloggers won’t necessarily promote your posts to non bloggers, you do get the opportunity to share your latest posts, find bloggers within your niche and make friends. I’ve met countless other bloggers through FB groups whose blogs I’ve grown to love. Whilst reach is obviously limited and restricted to other bloggers, these groups can be invaluable.
4 | Instagram
There is no denying that people want a more visual blog reading experience now so I find Instagram can be great at promoting blog posts. I try not to post too many blog related photos on there as I also have family and non blog friends/readers who follow me so I only promote specific posts. However, these visual representations of my blog post often direct people to my blog so I can’t complain. Pinterest and Instagram are certainly rising up the rankings for me when it comes to promoting my blog posts.
5 | Google+
The one I am still yet to truly conquer but probably the one I should the most. I have Google+ sharing set up as soon as a post goes live so I can add a message, change images around if needs be – just make amendments. What I do find with Google+ is that a great visual and a interesting tagline are what draws people in – then you just need to make sure your content matches up to their expected standard.
Where would you say are the best places to promote your posts? I occasionally use forums, StumbleUpon and LinkedIn but find these work best for me. How about you?