At starting days of blogging one of the difficult tasks is to get traffic. And most of the bloggers struggle on getting traffic and some of them quit blogging because they didn’t get the response as they want.
Starting a blog is more easy task than getting traffic.
At starting days you will not get any traffic from search engines. Because your keywords will not get ranked on the first page of Google for the first day. SEO takes some time.
And if you are struggling for traffic?
Then one of the reason is that you are not promoting your content.
Promoting your content is as important as creating good content. If you are creating good content and no one is reading that then all hard work and efforts are wasted.
In case you want your hard work and attempt must no longer be wasted you should start to share your blog post on social media.
Social media not just only increase your traffic but it also gave a signal to search engines that people are liking your content and they are sharing it with other. As a result, you will see some increase in your keywords ranking.
So I have compiled a list of 28 places where you can promote the blog for free.
Note: It is difficult to manage too many accounts so you can choose 4-5 options which work for you and focus more on them.
All top is a popular content aggregator site. It shows top stories related to blogging, tech, photography etc on their homepage.
Blokube is a site designed by bloggers for bloggers. You can submit your post there and share it with other fellow bloggers and make more interactions.
Bizsugar is a community of small business owners and entrepreneurs. You can share your blog posts, business news, and tips.
Blogengage in another blogging community and social network of bloggers where you can share your blog post. Your blog posts are reviewed and then published on the main page.
Blogadda is an Indian blog directory or community. Blogadda runs many contests. They also run events named as Tangy Tuesday and Spicy Saturday where best blog post gets published.
Bloglovin is also a community which grabs your post from four RSS feed. After creating an account on Bloglovin you can follow other bloggers and read their posts. And your post also gets visible to your followers.
7.Commentluv Enabled Blogs:
Commentluv enabled blog to allow you leave the link to your latest post. In this way, you can promote blog posts and you will also get the backlink.
You can share your blog post on Do splash have upvote and downvote system to judge your blog post.
You can send the direct Email to the persons who have signed up for your newsletter. Since they have signed up for your newsletter then there are more chances that they will take interest in your new post.
Facebook is the largest social media platform and it is No. 1 traffic source for my blog.
You can share your blog post on your timeline and you can also create pages and groups and publish your post there.
You can also join groups related to your niche.
Flip board is another content aggregation site. It shows latest news, stories etc. It is like your personal magazine. You can create boards and submit your articles.
You can connect with passionate peoples on Google+. To share your blog post you can join many communities and share your blog post with them.
Inbound.org is the community of marketers. You can found and publish the marketing articles at Inbound.org.
Indiblogger is a community or social network of Indian bloggers. You can join Indiblogger and you can promote your blog.
Instagram is generally used to share Photos and videos. You can create large follower base on Instagram. But the problem is you can’t post the link. You can place only one link that is in your bio. You can make use of good images with proper hashtags to increase your follower.
Klinkk is another blogging community where you can submit your blog post. It has upvote and downvote system. If your post is good enough to get upvotes then it will get position on the first page and it will drive traffic to your blog.
You can share your latest post on your timeline or you can join LinkedIn groups and share your post there.
Medium is an online publishing platform where you can share your stories.
Pinterest is the No. 1 source of traffic for many bloggers. You have to create beautiful pins and pin it on pin boards. Free online tools like Canva and Piktochart can be used to create beautiful pins.
I have started using Pinterest. I am hoping it will work for me.
Quora is a questioning and answering site. You can ask questions from other members and if you have knowledge of some topic then you can write answers and you can also drop the link of your blog post for the detailed answer.
Reddit is a community which can boost your traffic. Reddit consists many categories which are known as Subreddits e.g science, blog, news, music etc.
But they hate spammers. They have very strict rules. You should read all rules before posting on Reddit.
Slideshare is a platform where you can share presentation. You can create the presentation of your blog post and share it on Slideshare. Slide share is very popular and it has the large user base.
Stumbleupon is can be used to discover new things. when you signup for StumbleUpon you have to choose 10 things of your interest. And topics related to these 10 categories are shown to you. Also, You can submit your pages to it and the user can find it according to the categories you have chosen.
You can also share your article in scoop.it
Also read: Why you can’t make money like Pro bloggers
Twitter is another social media platform. You can also share your blog post there.
Tumblr is a social media site where you can submit your images and blog post.
Yahoo answer is another questioning and answering site similar to Quora.
Youtube is a video sharing website. You can upload the video for free on Youtube and you can promote your blog. You can also add your blog link below your video.
If you have any suggestions then you can drop a comment below. And if you found this post useful then share it with others.