Now that you’ve written that amazing blog post, what do you do? It’s easy to think that an audience will follow simply by posting content on your blog, but sometimes that’s just not the case. We’ve compiled a list of some of the places you should share your blog posts every time you publish.
You probably already share your content on the above sites. If you don’t already have a dedicated account/page for your blog on each platform DO IT NOW. Sharing your content on the main social media sites is a great way to get free traffic. You can use Buffer or Hootsuite to schedule posts at optimal times for free.
Triberr lets you connect with other bloggers within your niche and automatically share your blog posts with them. If you post links to other bloggers’ content on your social feeds, Triberr is a great resource to find quality content from similar blogger
Clearvoice is an online marketplace for influencers. As a writer, you can create a profile and be listed within their database of influential bloggers. Simply add your posts to your profile and Clearvoice will track the social impact of each post. Better yet, by sharing your blog posts on Clearvoice you could increase the likelihood of being approached for sponsored posts. If you write for multiple blogs, having a Clearvoice profile is a great way to build up a writing portfolio for you to share with future clients or sponsors.
StumbleUpon is a content discovery engine, that will show a random page to users when they access the site. As a content creator, you can add your blog posts to their database and receive traffic from other StumbleUpon users.
Delicious is another social bookmarking website, similar to StumbleUpon, where you can share your blog posts and other content you find on the internet.
Not many people are aware of Google+ Collections. In essence, a Collection on Google+ is a dedicated collection of links on a specific topic. You can create a Collection yourself and then share any activity with your Circles. Think of it as a cross between a social bookmarking site and image sharing. Add links to other relevant bloggers to grow your reach.
Slideshare is a site where you can post presentations, which you can then embed onto other sites. Many professionals use Slideshare to find information to source. This will take a small amount of effort, as you will need to adapt your blog post to a slide deck format. To make the process easier, you could invest in a presentation template from Graphicriver – these usually cost less than $10.
Yep. Good old YouTube works well as a place to share your content. You could use the slide you created for SlideShare and then use a screen recording app, such as Camstudio. Talk your viewers through each slide (you might want to invest in a USB microphone for this), save as a video file and upload to your YouTube channel. Don’t forget to leave links to your blog post and your Slideshare presentation in the comments.