14 PLACES TO PROMOTE YOUR BLOG POST AFTER YOU’VE HIT PUBLISH

14 PLACES TO PROMOTE YOUR BLOG POST AFTER YOU’VE HIT PUBLISH

So, you’ve just sat down. You’ve poured a lot into writing an amazing blog post. You’ve edited or found the images, made sure its SEO friendly and made sure that it’s sending the message you want it to. Then you hit publish.

Unless you’re a huge, huge blogger who has people checking your page everyday or who are receiving notifications that you have a new post, then your post is likely going to get lost in the vast world of blogs that get published everyday. So, where can you promote your blog post in order to get it seen?

14 Places To Promote Your Blog Post After You've Pressed Publish

Self Promotion

Self promotion is your best friend! Yet if you’re new to blogging, at first self promotion can feel a little bit weird and can even be nerve wracking. But we all want our blog posts to be read, that’s the whole reason we write them in the first place.

You may be promoting posts on a few different social media sites already, but have you made the most of what each social media channel has to offer?

For example, on Facebook have you put it on your blogs Facebook page? Will it also resonate with your friends on your personal account (don’t spam them with your content though, they’ll head over and like your page if they want to hear about you everyday). Did you also know that there are Facebook groups that are great for post promotion too?

Take the time to explore all the social media channels and look for opportunities to spread the word about your posts.

Here are 14 places to promote your post after you hit publish:

1. Facebook – Facebook Blog Page, Facebook Personal Page and Facebook Groups. I’m apart of at least 15 Facebook groups for blog promotion! Ask other bloggers to invite you to these groups or type in the search bar on Facebook, terms like blogging and blog posts. Don’t forget to read my tips on ‘How To Get More Engagement On Your Facebook Page‘.

2. Twitter – Top tip, accompanying images do really well on twitter and get your post seen by more people. Also don’t forget to look out for relevant ‘twitter chats’ too. Your blog post might answer someone else’s question. Search or ask around for chats in your niche. You may even make friends or a tribe that boosts your posts even more.

3. Google+ – This is another social media channel that has other tiers. Post to Google+ with relevant hashtags, but also post to Google+ Communities and Google+ Collections.

4. LinkedIn – LinkedIn is my new unsung hero of blog post promotion. I’m getting a lot more brand work from posting on here, as my posts are now more visible to PR’s. You can also post to LinkedIn Pulse and LinkedIn Groups that are relevant. There are lots of blogging groups to join on LinkedIn so make sure you search for them.

5. Pinterest – To get traffic from Pinterest, you really need a great strategy and eye-catching Pinnable images. Tailwind is my favourite tool for growing Pinterest. But, don’t forget to join relevant Pinterest Group Boards too, to boost your posts even more.

6.tumblr – A very old school style of promotion, but still really effective, especially if you take great images and use tags correctly.

7. Your Email List – Your e-mail list is your most powerful tool in your arsenal. Those people on your mailing list are people who have signed up to hear more about you. Use this to your advantage and shout about your latest posts.

8. Reddit – This is a great way to find new readers. Simply add each post to Reddit as soon as they’re published. Don’t forget to add other peoples posts too so you don’t get penalised!

9. StumbleUpon – Another great website for finding new readers. Add each of your posts to the correct categories and in no time at all, your page views will rise. Don’t forget to ‘thumbs up’ and stumble other peoples posts though, otherwise StumbleUpon will hide yours.

10. Link Ups / Link Parties – There are hundreds of ‘linkies’ and ‘blog hops’ going live every week. This is another great way to make friends with other bloggers and even find a tribe. Your posts will get seen by more people, especially if you use ones that are the right niche for your post.

12. Instagram – This social media website won’t work for every post you publish. As long as the image is fitting and it fits in with your current theme then you can post it. You can use up to 30 hashtags on Instagram, to get your image seen by more people. Read my post ‘All About Instagram Hashtags‘ here to find out more.

13. Youtube – Youtube is a new venture for me. But not everyone likes to read blog posts anymore. Where it seems fitting I’m also creating videos to accompany my post, so that I can maximise the potential for them to be heard or seen. Go and check out our channel here to see what we’re doing.

14. Comments on other blogs – I read a lot of blogs. I really mean a lot. But sometimes I’m reading a post and feel that I have a post on the very same topic that will add value to the blog post I’m reading. As long as you don’t get into the habit of link dropping willy nilly on other peoples blogs, then sometimes it’s actually ok to leave a comment, explaining what you love about their blog post and then saying, you really ought to check out one that I’ve written here (with a link) on the same topic.

When I first started blogging I posted my ‘week of toddler lunches‘ link in the comments on another toddler food post. It has generated over 1000 click through views from other people coming in from that post to read mine. I made sure that the other blogger didn’t mind at all. It’s also a great way to build relationships, as you can then offer the other blogger a link in your post where you say something along the lines of. ‘If you liked this post, then X from blog X has a great post on something similar’.

14 Places To Promote Your Blog Post After You Hit Publish

So there you have it. Those are my 14 places to promote your post after you hit publish. I hope you added some new ones to your list and you start seeing some more results.

Where do you promote your blog posts after you hit publish? Are there any of these that you haven’t yet tried? Let me know in the comments below.

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  1. January 22, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    Wow this is such a thorough list and so helpful! I still don’t use LinkedIn for the blog so need to do that. I find that I go through phrases with lots of channels such as stumble upon and I really really need a strategy for Pinterest this year – I wish there were more hours in the day! xx

    • January 23, 2017 / 6:33 pm

      I’m so glad this is helpful. I go through lots of phases with channels too. It’s so hard to keep up with them all and there really isn’t enough time in the day.

      Do definitely hop onto pinterest though. It’s more than worth it and so many of your posts will do well on Pinterest. I’ve just invested in tailwind and its amazing. It makes it really easy to schedule lots of pins and not just your own. I only need to spend an hour on pinterest/tailwind and can schedule weeks and weeks worth of content in one go! If you do get tailwind, download the ‘tailwind’ plugin for chrome or firefox or whichever browser you use.

      Then when you’re on pinterest generally browsing, the tailwind button comes up in the same way the ‘pin it’ button does, so you can just ‘schedule’ the things you were going to pin anyway instead! It’s genius. Once you’ve scheduled lots of other peoples stuff, you just need to remember to schedule in yours too! And you can repin your content as much as you like because your boards will be filling up with other peoples content anyway so it won’t look like spam and will get them seen more. The more active you are the more successful. I went from having 0 repins a week to 70 repins this week and thats only in two months of using tailwind. I get about 400 page views a week now from pinterest so definitely do it. I’m upping the amount I pin this week too. Excuse the essay! 😀 I hope it helps. xxx

  2. February 4, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    I’m not on Pinterest and barely manage instagram…but other bloggers keep telling me too (I’m just a little too lazy). I get pretty good results with twitter tho, and with ease so that’s my preferred one, though not the sponsors choice of SM….#KCACOLS

    • February 6, 2017 / 11:21 pm

      Pinterest is amazing for constant page views if you spend a bit of time learning about it, but you’re so right at how easy twitter is. It’s definitely one of my favourite social media channels. x

  3. Emma and Family
    February 4, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    I hadn’t thought of LinkedIn, I might have to give that a go. I love pinterest and stumbleupon for promotion but definitely don’t dedicate enough time to them, I really need to get on it more! Thanks for the list, it’s really helpful! #KCACOLS

    • February 6, 2017 / 11:20 pm

      I’m glad it was helpful. Linkedin is one of my new favourite promotional websites. x

  4. February 4, 2017 / 10:53 pm

    Great ways to promote AND I have no idea about StumbleUpon hiding my posts! Shit.

    #KCACOLS

    • February 6, 2017 / 11:19 pm

      It did that to me before and it took ages for them to show them again to people. x

  5. February 4, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    Thanks for this. I have never even heard of some of these places! #KCACOLS

  6. February 5, 2017 / 12:45 am

    I haven’t tried Reddit. It shounds similar to StumbleUpon and I do that. I’ll give Reddit a go. #KCACOLS

    • February 6, 2017 / 11:07 pm

      It’s very similar to stumbleupon and you can get really great hits from it. x

  7. February 5, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    This is really helpful, thank your for sharing. I’m going to save it for future reference too. I’m off to read your Instagram hashtags post now too x #KCACOLS

    • February 6, 2017 / 11:06 pm

      That’s ok, I’m glad it was helpful. I hope the Instagram one is too! x

  8. February 5, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    fab list -I use some of these but have limited time so don’t do much on google + and reddit. I looked into it but just couldn’t be bothered to get my head around it :/ for me pinterest and stumbleuopn have been big 🙂 #KCACOLS

    • February 6, 2017 / 11:05 pm

      Pinterest and stumbleupon are great when you learn how to crack them. 🙂 xx

  9. February 5, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    Ooh, I never thought of LinkedIn or Reddit. Will have to look into these, thanks x
    #KCACOLS

    • February 6, 2017 / 11:04 pm

      Linkedin is my new go to for business or tip posts and its really working. x

  10. February 6, 2017 / 11:26 am

    Some great tips thank you, still getting my head around pinterest, stumbledupon and instagram. Need to make use of LinkedIn too.
    #KCACOLS

    • February 6, 2017 / 11:03 pm

      Thank you, I’m glad they helped. It’s hard to get your head around them at first, but then suddenly it just clicks. 🙂 xx

  11. February 7, 2017 / 12:52 am

    I love posts like this. I’m always looking for helpful hints and tips as to how I can grow my blog. Thanks for the brilliant ideas! #KCACOLS

  12. February 7, 2017 / 11:07 am

    I am currently trying to get to grips with Pinterest. I can search on there fine, I’m working on getting others to my posts. This is a great list, thank you.
    #KCACOLS

  13. February 7, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    stumbleupon has been very kind to me but I haven’t had the nerve or the time to mess around with Reddit. I hear all these horror stories about it #KCACOLS

  14. February 7, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    This is brilliant! I haven’t even heard of thought about using half of these 🙂 #KCACOLS

  15. Nadine
    February 8, 2017 / 1:36 am

    I LOVE your list! Gave me some new ideas for getting my blog out there. I currently use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google + while also having a mailing list. It’s a lot of work getting yourself out there, but I think it pays off in the long run! I might give stumble upon a try after reading your info on it! Thanks for sharing #kcacols

  16. February 8, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful list. Some of these I do others not so much or not at all. #KCACOLS

  17. February 8, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Fantastic list, I am hit and miss with Stumble, but you are totally right the more I share on there the more I find my content gets stmbled…I have had Pinterest on my to do list for ages and never thought of Reddit or Linked in! Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS we hope to see you next Sunday xx

  18. Chilli Regina
    February 9, 2017 / 8:41 am

    Till now I was promoting on Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Some of your places to promote are new to me and will try them in the future. So, thanks for your helpful post! #KCACOLS

  19. February 9, 2017 / 9:12 am

    This is brilliant! I really need to make more of an effort – at the moment i’m mostly using Twitter and dabbling in Facebook. It’s a bit overwhelming as I know so little about some of these, but I do need to make more of an effort and find out how they all work! Thanks for this list! #kcacols

  20. February 10, 2017 / 1:00 am

    Tumblr is my biggest platform with around 4000 followers on there and I always forget about it! I really need to start posting about my blog on it!! #KCACOLS

  21. February 11, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    Definitely checking out that instagram post – always trying to figure out what hashtags to use. #kcacols

  22. February 12, 2017 / 8:38 am

    This is great advice, I really only use Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, I really must do more! Pinterest next for me to try! #KCACOLS

  23. February 12, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    ?? have just joined stumble upon, just needn’t to link it and add the badge to my blog.

    Use most of tbe other avenues.

    #KCACOLS

  24. Zoe
    February 12, 2017 / 11:42 pm

    This is a really informative post. Thank you for sharing it! As its some stupid hour now i’m leaving, but i’ll be back again tomorrow to research your suggestions in more detail! 🙂 #KCACOLS

  25. Laura @ Dot Makes 4
    February 14, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    This is a great list! I only use a couple of things, such as Twitter and Facebook, so I’m definitely going to make sure I refer to this list when I hit publish!

  26. February 15, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    This was an interesting read as I hadn’t considered some of the places that you mention. Food for thought and thank you for sharing #KCACOLS

  27. February 17, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    I only use Twitter and occasionally will promote a new post on instagram. I really need to start promoting my posts more it’s just hard keeping on top of it all xx #kcacols

  28. February 28, 2017 / 6:18 am

    Great post! Need to add your blog to my reading list 🙂

  29. May 18, 2017 / 4:10 am

    Great post! I will have to give Reddit a try. Currently I use Hootsuite to manage all my social media posts. Saves me the trouble of having to post to each channel individually. I also use a WordPress plugin called Revive Old Posts. I’ve set it to automatically tweet out old blog posts to Twitter for me. It’s been super helpful in getting traffic and keeping my twitter channel active.

    xo. —Alethea

  30. Lori
    August 12, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    This is exactly what I was looking for.What a great list and information about each one. I am new to blogging and some of the information out there can be overwhelming. Thank you for making it simple.

  31. juelzjohn
    September 2, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    I love this post.Am a new blogger and am looking for different way to increase my traffic.My main interest, for now, is Pinterest although I think I will check out StumbleUpon too I have read many good about it.

  32. December 31, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    Thank you for this list! I am a grandma who started a blog 3 weeks ago. And I’m a complete newbie; this info is so helpful to me! Again, thanks; and I have a lot to learn. Best wishes and continued success; and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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