How to promote my blog.
After publishing my post, a box showed up asking if I would like to promote my blog for free. I clicked out of it, figuring I could come back to it later, but now I can’t find it.
The blog I need help with is imhavingablog.wordpress.com.
Here are the earlier forum threads. Please read them carefully so that you fully understand this 3rd party “feature”
The headerliner.fm has apparently had a name change and to what I don’t know which is why I tagged this thread for Staff.
Don’t do it! DO NOT DO IT!
It’s my experience that acting is specific ways to increase traffic is more effective than issuing invitations of technical support forums like these. Two ways of attracting like-minded subscribers are
(1) commenting meaningfully and frequently on blogs with similar content and
(2) being active on social networking sites.
On the bottom of your Admin page you will find a link to the Learn WordPress.com blogging Tutorial prepared by Staff. http://learn.wordpress.com/
The support documentation is all found at the Support link http://en.support.wordpress.com which is also on the bottom of your Admin page.
See these for Staff tips:
If you want to increase traffic then don’t listen to anyone who professes there are passive ways of doing that. Increasing traffic to a blog is hard work. If you want your blog to rank well in search engine results then that begins with creating and publishing original content ie. unique content that cannot be found anywhere else on the internet.
See How to Identify Your Blog’s Target Audience http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/09/01/how-to-identify-your-blogs-target-audience/
These 5 videos introduce how Google discovers, crawls, indexes your site’s pages, and how Google displays them in search results. It also touches lightly upon challenges webmasters and search engines face, such as duplicate content http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/03/22/5google-webmasters-video-tutorials/
If you are using a WordPress.com theme good SEO is a given. However, going beyond the theme what the blogger has done within that structure is worth evaluating. Whether you write informative, persuasive or controversial content learning how search engines work, and how to apply basic SEO to you content will benefit your blog as it will increase traffic from targeted readers. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/10/21/two-seo-videos-for-bloggers/
6 Ways to Make Google Your Blog’s Best Friend > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/10/08/6-ways-to-make-google-your-blogs-best-friend/
Here are 25 basic steps to take to increase traffic to your blog:
Here`s another helpful post 7 Common Sense Social Networking Tips http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/12/07/7-common-sense-social-networking-tips/
You can get feedback from other beginner bloggers in the Community Pool on Sundays. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/?s=community+pool Note there are very few experienced bloggers are posting there so not much constructive feedback is posted.
There’s also an Ideas Forum that Staff have now declared is for beginners to for feedback in and to commiserate with each other in. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/forum/ideas
Here’s a link to a 12 step DIY blog evaluation of mine > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/01/28/12-step-blog-evaluation/
Bottom line: The most helpful and constructive blog evaluations and advice is purchased from a consultant with extensive blogging experience. It does not come from newbies “helping” other newbies.
headliner.fm is now copromote.com
As far as I can see, copromote’s Terms of Service have not changed an iota from the earlier WPcom forum discussions regarding headliner.fm (and oddly, they still reference headliner.fm in their ToS).
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