So you have a new post, what do you do with it?

Last Update: April 17, 2015

It's an interesting point, once you've spent a significant amount of time creating a new post for your website you want to shout from the rooftops. However where is really the best place to promote your new work? Email, social media, door to door?! I have a new post at unlockthefear.com please have a look and maybe give me an insight into what you do to promote your posts. The post is http://unlockthefear.com/review-of-keywords-blogger. Thanks

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Anewcreature Premium
Very nice site. You have received some great advice already so just be consistent with those recommendations Keep up the great work.
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MikeyBurrows Premium
Thanks for your comment I have 8 more reviews coming your way soon. Mikey
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LittleClaire Premium
Hi Mikey

+1 for Marith's method.. Put it out there on social media. Check out buffer to schedule updates for you on Twitter and Facebook if you're strapped for time, and make sure that for every promotion you do for your site, you tweet/post four non-promotional things.. So people don't just think you're just spamming them. Its important to engage with people on social media too.. Just following and sharing doesn't cut it, most of the time. I'm just trying to get to grips with this myself, but it's working so far.

Also maybe set up your RSS feed and join bloglovin, and submit to stumbleupon if you're not already doing that?

C
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MikeyBurrows Premium
Thank you for your advice. Wow you are doing so well, what's the secret?! Mikey
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LittleClaire Premium
Hey Mikey

Well, I'm not earning any decent money (yet) so I wouldn't say I'm doing that well :)

But SEO is definitely only one side of the coin. Social media is where it's at for building loyal fans. Also recommend Narrow.io for twitter to get things off the ground. Loes brought it to my attention: That tool won't do everything.. you still need to engage and RT other people's posts, but it does help target the right people to follow.

I'm kinda experimenting with one twitter account. I'm not using Narrow, nor am I sharing any self-promotional links/info... I'm just engaging with people and letting it happen naturally. As we're out of season for my niche, I'm going to continue to do this until the season starts again in November, and then I'll start promoting. By this time, I should have a network of 'fans'. With the other twitter accounts, I just jumped in feet first and let Narrow do all the groundwork. So, I'll let you know later this year which works better :)

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LittleClaire Premium
Hi again.. I just went to your site to see if I could connect to you socially.. I noticed that your FB link is to your personal profile.. do you have a business page set up? Would be a great idea to start one.

C
P.S. Great taste in football I see YNWA :)
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MikeyBurrows Premium
Hi no I only have that one set up. Is a business one needed you think? I set up a page for unlockthefear but I wasn't sure how to direct people to it. Yes all my life, I was very upset after yesterday's performance, not a good way to end Gerrard's career at the club. Are you from Liverpool? BTW thanks for twitter tip.
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LittleClaire Premium
Hey Mikey

My preference is to keep things separate. Mostly to keep it semi-professional, but also I am cautious of how much I want people to know. Say, for instance, one of my FB acquaintances was feeling mischievous.. they would only have to look on my FB profile to find out the details to all of my business ventures and they could wipe me out in a heartbeat. What is the likelihood? Slim, probably, but still something to bear in mind. You're a teacher, right? Any chance kids could dig down and find your details..?

You would just direct people to your business fan page in the same way you send people to your personal profile (the URL link is not what you see in the address bar, but facebook.com/number-string-in-your profile). You can still publicise your website to your friends and family by sharing the posts you've made to the page. Takes a while to build up a following on FB.. it's not my favourite social platform..

C

P.S. Agree. Gutted for Stevie. We started off pretty well, but once Villa scored we just couldn't get it back. To be honest, we'd scraped our way to the semis.. not a particularly impressive season, eh! No, I'm not a scouser.. I was born up that way (Crewe) and have been a fan since I was old enough to care.
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Marith Premium
When I have a new post ready I normally spend a week promoting it on social media. That gives me about 100 visits a day, and that help the google ranking speed up (I hope) Then write, post, repeat :-))
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MikeyBurrows Premium
Thanks for that, I need to get a social plugin to allow my posts to be shared. Useful tip though. Mikey
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danbarth87 Premium
Nice looking website, man!
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MikeyBurrows Premium
Thanks a lot for that, it's slowly coming together!
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pinkabella Premium
great site well presented keep up the good work
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MikeyBurrows Premium
Thank you I intend to! Mikey
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