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10 Ways To Create A Popular Blog Post

It’s exciting to create a new blog post. You plan it, think of what you’ll say and how you’ll say it. You write it and go through several edits to make it the best it could be. You want to help your readers achieve a solution in their lives, or to contribute positively to their existence. Or maybe the aim of your blog post is to help them achieve something fantastic. Finally, your post is perfect. You upload it to your blog, only to find that merely 12 of your followers have read it, let alone the strangers browsing on the web.
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make your blog popular
There are several ways to make all (or most of) your posts popular and give them the very best chance of being found by people looking for that particular topic. I’ve outlined below some of the easiest ways to make all your new posts available for the world to find. It goes without saying that you should begin this process by creating the best possible articles. Well-written and helpful pieces will be propelled above their lesser counterparts. 

You've just uploaded your new post. Now give it the best exposure!


Share your posts to make them popular
1. Start with the navbar (the panel at the top of your Blogger blog) on your blog. Go here to see what the navbar is and what it does. Click on share. A drop down menu will give you 5 options. You can email your post, share it on Twitter (with a tiny url), Facebook, Google Buzz and Google Reader. Don't forget that you can share a post on Twitter more than once. It's vital that you are on the individual page of the new post rather than on your home page. This shares the actual article to the aforementioned sites, rather than just your entire blog.

Use social media to create a popular blog post 
2. If you're a member of Blogexplosion, sign in and use one of your credits to add a new headline. This is a very underused feature of Blogexplosion. Too many people join up and merely display the blog links on their pages. I always get quite a few reads when I add my new posts' 'headlines' to this site. I know there have been ongoing problems with Blogexplosion but it still offers link opportunities to get your articles listed in a popular directory (giving you more search engine juice).

Use blog directories to create a popular blog post
3 Make sure your blog has been submitted to pertinent categories on various blog directories. Any such link is vital in getting your blog seen as an authority on the web (leading to more widespread views). Furthermore, all your new posts are automatically updated on these directories.
Blog directories include: 
BlogFlux

Writing directories can help create a popular blog post
4. If you've joined up with E-zine it's a good idea to write a summary of your post and submit this as an article on this high-ranking site. (This has to be a different, shorter article on the same subject - not just a copy of the same). Ezine allows you two links on each article you submit. Use this opportunity to link to your new post. See number five for the best way to link.

Use correct anchor texts for popular blog posts
5. Whenever you link to your article make sure you're linking with a suitable word - not just 'click here'. For example, if I want to build the reputation of a Relationship website, it's better for me to say 'Visit my Relationship blog' than 'Click here to see my Relationship Blog' when posting links on the web.

Use pinging services to create popular blog posts
6. Get your articles read by pinging all your new ones as soon as they're uploaded on places like Ping-o-Matic and Pingoat. Blog explosion also offers a pinging service for one credit each. If you're already a member you know that credits are earned by visiting blogs, taking part in the battle of the blogs and blog rocket, etc.

Submit your site to search engines to ensure traffic 
7. In order for your blog - or indeed, any article to be indexed on the web, it's crucial you submit your site to large search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo. You just need to submit your home page to Google and Bing. Yahoo encourages you to submit individual pages or articles, so make full use of this.
Add your url to Google
Submit your site to Bing
Submit your page to Yahoo

Yahoo answers can bring traffic to your new posts
8. If you have the time, join Yahoo answers and try your hand at answering questions. You're allowed one link on each question you answer.

9. Add Google Webmaster Tools to your blog and see details of your posts come alive.

10. Encourage your friends to submit your new articles to their favourite social networking sites. I can recommend StumbleUpon  for a large influx of views. However, bear in mind that such visitors only visit one page and never stay that long. This, of course, can be negative where your blog's ratings are concerned. Be careful not to spam!

If you benefited from this article about creating popular blog posts, please share it. As always, thank you for visiting and leaving your comments. If you need more information about writing articles or writing opportunities, please follow my links.  You can also find more helpful blogging tutorials like this one on our How Do I Blog page. 

31 comments:

dj Goddessa of Funk Sanctum Radio November 18, 2010 at 3:00 PM  

You are so smart. Thank you for the thorough article. Most of these suggestions are totally new to me and will be implementing them step-by-step . . . :) Have a glorious day!

Go Nanaimo November 18, 2010 at 3:46 PM  

Some good tips there. I also use http://autopinger.com/blog.aspx and http://www.pingler.net/ to ping my blog. You can easily link to your blog posts from your Facebook page which works well if you have a local blog and local friends.

Anne Lyken-Garner November 18, 2010 at 3:53 PM  

Thanks for the kind comment, dj G. I'm glad you've found something valuable in the post. I hope you see a marked improvement.

@ G. nanimo, Thanks for the link.

Loree November 18, 2010 at 6:51 PM  

Good tips for someone like me. I don't do much about promoting my blog but I really need to do something about it. This article is a keeper. Thanks.

DoanLegacy November 18, 2010 at 10:44 PM  

Great article, Anne! I've done many of these such as Social Bookmarking site, but not blog directories. Will look into this soon when time permits!

Icy BC November 19, 2010 at 12:01 AM  

I must down load the Webmaster tool bar..Thanks for a great article and tips, Anne!

Anne Lyken-Garner November 19, 2010 at 7:44 PM  

Thanks for the visit, girls. Let me know how things work out and if you need any help.

Anonymous November 20, 2010 at 1:26 PM  

A very useful thing

wizardofwords November 21, 2010 at 2:04 PM  

What a terrific article, Anne. Thanks for posting! I've learned several tips that will hopefully help promote my writer's blog to a wider audience.

I hope you'll drop in and visit at: http://doreenisthewizardofwords.blogspot.com

Thanks, and I'll be sure to visit you here again soon.
Doreen Pendgracs

Vanessa Morgan November 21, 2010 at 2:26 PM  

Excellent advice you give here! I didn't know about Blogexplosion, but will check it out. Thanks. I have put your blog in my favorites and will come back soon.

Anne Lyken-Garner November 21, 2010 at 2:34 PM  

Doreen and Vanessa, welcome to A Blogger's Books and thanks for the visit and comments. I'm so pleased to be taking part in Blog Jog day and will be by to see you both soon.

Joylene Butler November 21, 2010 at 10:14 PM  

GREAT BLOG. I took some time and read as much as I could. You're doing a wonderful job. Kudos!

Margaret Ullrich November 21, 2010 at 10:23 PM  

Thank you for all the wonderful information.
I started blogging a year ago and there's always something new to learn.
Have 2 blogs - one about Winnipeg and one about food - and am enjoying writing them.
Thanks again for being such a great teacher!!

Margaret Ullrich November 21, 2010 at 10:27 PM  

Like I said, i have so much to learn.

Hope you'll drop in and learn more about Winnipeg at:
http://winnipegisbetterthanchocolate.blogspot.com/

Or find a recipe you like at:
http://imturning60help.blogspot.com/

Self Sagacity November 22, 2010 at 7:24 AM  

Those are great round-up of tips. So many wonderful steps, you've captured them well.

rahul December 3, 2010 at 6:40 AM  

nice usefull tips.i found tht its a nice educational blog post.

Anonymous January 20, 2011 at 3:04 PM  

I completely agree with the above comment, the internet is with a doubt growing into the most important medium of communication across the globe and its due to sites like this that ideas are spreading so quickly.

Anonymous January 20, 2011 at 8:05 PM  

Someone I work with visits your blog frequently and recommended it to me to read too. The writing style is great and the content is top-notch. Thanks for the insight you provide the readers!

Anonymous January 21, 2011 at 1:03 PM  

Wow this was doubtlessly one of the most effective posts I've had the chance to view on the subject so far. I do not know where you gather up all your info but up! I'm gong to send a few folks your way to take a look at this post.

Anonymous January 21, 2011 at 5:53 PM  

Aw, this was a really quality post. In theory I’d like to write like this also – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and never seem to get anything done… Regards…

Anonymous January 24, 2011 at 11:46 PM  

Hi. I wanted to drop you a quick note to express my thanks. I’ve been following your blog for a month or so and have picked up a ton of good information as well as enjoyed the way you’ve structured your site.

Anonymous January 25, 2011 at 2:06 PM  

Hey I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed reading your blog. You have good views, Keep up the good informative info :)

Anonymous January 31, 2011 at 6:37 AM  

Thanks for this wonderful post.Admiring the time and effort you put into your blog and detailed information you offer..

Anonymous February 5, 2011 at 11:51 AM  

I will add this blog to my favorites, it is great.

anna May 27, 2011 at 5:16 AM  

Thank for advice. I will try to do it.

very very blessed June 10, 2011 at 10:42 PM  

I definitely agree with sharing my blog articles. Also forums are a great way to expose blog articles too.

mark johnson June 27, 2011 at 10:04 AM  

Creating a blog and post was so exciting and yet you can express what you feel and share your experience by publishing some articles on your blog but the question is could I make this blog to become popular?Yes, I found a solution for it :) by searching in Google I found A Blogger's Book that give me an idea how to make your site become popular..This post was really great and appreciated..I should try this :P 10 thumbs up

Anne Lyken-Garner June 27, 2011 at 11:40 AM  

Thanks to everyone commenting on this subject. Whether you've done so anonymously, in order to spam, or to make a genuine comment, your thoughts are appreciated.

Mitz January 8, 2012 at 12:36 AM  

Hi Anne
Top article here. Some of these tips are new to me.. Really great to see something different, besides the boring same old tips!

Anne Lyken-Garner January 8, 2012 at 6:06 PM  

Thanks, Mitz. I'm pleased that you've found some new ones. A couple of them are mainly for Blogger, so may not be of use to you.

kulasa April 14, 2013 at 10:25 AM  

Thank you so much! I just added my blog to some of those directories :)

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