Last Updated 2 years by Emily Standley-Allard
Get More Traffic By Promoting Other Bloggers
Getting a surge of online traffic to find its way to your blog gets easier if you will get over yourself and promote other bloggers.
Get Over Yourself
Get the heck over yourself to see increasing traffic returns.
A lot of bloggers think they can build blog traffic by their own single handed efforts.
This is ludacris. In truth, no blogger can succeed being a lone wolf.
Stop thinking only of yourself. Focus on helping other bloggers out, make friends and watch how quickly your friends will expand your reach online.
Build, Grow and Leverage Your Relationships to Grow Your Blog/Site.
- Identify the blogs that are closely related to your niche.
- Find the owner’s email address on their contact page or by using EmailHunter.co
- Follow them on Twitter
- Regularly Tweet their new blog posts (automate the process by using IFTTT).
- Write insightful, engaging comments on their blogs, not phony, tacky, robotic template like ones.
- Don’t beg, be polite, be patient.
Just like any relationship in real life, to build it is a give and take process.
This helps you not only to be less dependent on Google, but helps you gain backlinks, social shares, and traffic in the long run which is what you want.
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Think of Others to Befriend Others
Think of other bloggers to befriend other bloggers.
Condition yourself to promote other bloggers before you promote your latest blog post.
I am often seen browsing through Triberr or various social media blogging tribes, picking helpful blog posts to share, because I am genuinely intent on thinking of other bloggers before I think of me.
Admitted; I do have a slightly selfish driver because I see how freely traffic flows to me by having fun promoting other bloggers.
I dig being social after being a blogging wall flower for so many years. I also enjoyed leaving most of my self-obsessed worries and fears behind.
This gig gets easier if you think of other bloggers before you think of yourself. Not from a fully altruistic space – we all have ego calling some shots – but because it’s fun to spread love, to connect with humans and to make friends, and as your friend base grows, so does your blogging success.
Resource – Ryan Biddulph Bloggingfromparadise
Why this Works So Well
When you help, you shall be helped.
Think beyond blogging karma. Dwell on this idea: if you help bloggers without looking for anything in return, other bloggers will help you. Generosity is met with generosity.
Example; I connected with internet marketing coach and online pro’s pro David Boozer via a few blog comments and social shares. I helped him out. I looked for nothing in return.
He went and bought all of my blogging tips eBooks – that is over 60 eBooks – and wrote me a glowing endorsement through his blog and via his podcast. He also regularly promotes my posts and shouts out my eBooks and coaching services through social media and his blog, which I appreciate.
This is just a single rocking blogger who is wildly successful, and who heads a loyal tribe.
Imagine how much awesomeness has flowed to me over the years through all the blogging buddies I have made by promoting other folks?
This concept works well because if you are generous, like-minded people will be generous to you, expanding your reach far and wide.
Note; no limits exist when you go about promoting yourself by promoting successful bloggers generously. Your traffic will increase exponentially, eventually.
Think Network Growing Your Net Worth
If you want to make money through blogging think of your network growing your net worth.
I can only do so much on my own, promoting my blog posts to my 60,000 Blogging From Paradise community members.
My network can do so much more.
By building bonds, and promoting other bloggers, I land guest posts that expand my reach far and wide. Influential bloggers promote the stuffing out of me on Facebook, Twitter and through their blogs.
Money and traffic flow to me with greater ease versus the days I tried to go solo because 1000 is better than 1. 1000 friends promoting you expands your reach more quickly than 1 person – you – promoting yourself.
Buy into this idea of your network growing your net worth.
Success will be yours. Traffic will flow in easily, as will profits drip in, steadily, if you promote other bloggers freely and easily.
Some of My Other Favorite, Amazing, Inspirational Bloggers:
Chelsea Clarke – HerPaperRoute
Victoria Pruett – Make Money Blogging At Any Level
Elaine Rau – Ladybossblogger
So remember, in order to gain traffic to your website and blog you need links and in order to do that you need to reach out to other bloggers in your community. You should know at least 10 other bloggers/site owners in your niche very well.
Email them, contact them on social media and simply ask if they would be interested in your free content. If they say “No” don’t take it personally, you can always ask again at another point! A lot of them will say “yes” because everyone enjoys having genuine value added to their blog post:)
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Thanks for the words of encouragement! I’m a relatively new blogger and although I’m an outgoing person reaching out to other, more seasoned, bloggers is super intimidating! It’s not that I don’t want to…it’s that I feel a bit awkward doing so. Reading this post has given me a bit of courage I was lacking – I’m going to give your suggestions a try! Thanks again!
Thanks for your comment! I totally get what you mean but believe me everyone was in your shoes at one time or another so don’t let that stop you! Either they answer or they don’t lol! Most bloggers you will find are super nice in the ‘blogosphere’ and are willing to help out! If they don’t answer it probably means they are too busy but that doesn’t meant they won’t at some point:)) Best of luck to you!:)
Obsessed with this blog. Hands down the most helpful, yet least overwhelming I’ve come across – and I’ve come across a lot! Thanks so much for all the insight.
How awesome! Thanks so much for your comment, you made my day! Hope you have a great one!:)
Oh yes, Ryan gets it right about blogging! We cannot be successful alone in bogging – it takes a community. And that involves helping others and sharing others’ content along the way. I highly recommend Triberr, it’s a great community of bloggers and I’ve met wonderful people from there.
Thank you for your comment Lisa and have a wonderful day!
That is very good article. The blogiing world has become very challenging tbh.
It is indeed and why good SEO is more important than ever. Thanks for taking the time to comment and have a great day!