How to get your Blog Noticed

Okay Mamma, you’ve taken my advice from last Friday’s post & you’ve chosen your mom blog name.

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Hopefully, you’ve set up your blog using Blog by Number. Now you are probably wondering how to get your blog noticed!

I’m here to show you how to drive traffic to your blog using a technique that isn’t a secret; but as a new blogger you may not know.

Facebook groups can actually increase blog traffic.

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How to get Traffic to a New Blog

If your blog is brand new it may seem near impossible to get any type of attention or readership.

You can’t just write blog posts and expect to see traffic right away. Unfortunately, gaining organic traffic takes time and effort. 

SEO – i.e. Google Ranking

Blogging Excel does a great job giving ways on how to get your blog noticed by google.

This post isn’t about SEO (although – I do plan to dive into it in the future) but as a new blogger SEO isn’t going to help you.

No one really knows how long it takes for google to index and rank your site but Neil Patel shares a way to make it happen faster.

It’s pretty intermediate though – so if you are brand new, you may want to wait a bit.

You should give your blog a solid month before expecting organic traffic from Google to your posts. 

What is Organic Traffic?

As a new mom blogger, you may not know what organic traffic is.

In a nutshell, it’s traffic that comes from some sort of search engine. This means that your reader found you randomly while searching the internet.

This is the traffic that we want. This is ENDGAME material. However, this takes time. 

Is Pinterest organic traffic? 

Pinterest is organic traffic because Pinterest is a search engine.

Most people think of Pinterest as social media; but this just isn’t true.

You can find more about Pinterest here – but to quickly answer this, yes it’s organic.

I would argue that if you directly send your pin to someone it turns into a referral link; but that’s negotiable. 

How to Promote your Blog

This is why it’s so important to think about your blog like a business.

If you were opening up a clothing store – you would promote it to anyone and everyone you could.

This needs to happen with your blog.

Tell your friends, family, and anyone you see on the street (not really, but maybe).

You need to get as many clicks && shares as possible!

The more your newest post gets promoted, the closer you will get to organic traffic (endgame, remember?) 

Facebook Groups for the Win

You want to know how to get people to read your blog?

The best way to get traffic as a brand new blogger is by joining Facebook groups that allow promotion.

Get traffic to your blog for free

You could pay for ads or something super expensive to get some exposure to the world; but you don’t need to.

You can use Facebook groups to drive traffic to your blog.

I’m going to share with you 5 ways to use Facebook groups for this purpose.

You need to use threads!

1. Share your Blog Post Threads

These threads are commonly put up once per day in each facebook group.

You put the link to your blog post && click on other posts. The other bloggers are supposed to click on your post as well.

The rules may vary – some threads are “All In” and some are “Choose 5, or 20 – or some other number”.

Which just tells you how many links you have to click on within the thread to participate.

In my niche blogging groups; I prefer the “all in” threads because I know it’s going to be content I would love anyway! 

2. Share your Pinterest Pin Threads

Pinterest threads are where you post the link to your pinterest pin && other bloggers repin your pin or click through it.

I prefer repins. In return, you promote other pins by repinning everyone else in the thread.

These can be tricky because you ALWAYS want to pin to a relevant board, you don’t want to pin mom advice to a weight loss related board.

This is why I like to be in mom blogging groups because I know I’ll have the perfect board for it.

The groups that are just blogging groups – you may want to steer clear of the “Pin All” posts.

You’ll end up having to pin a post that has nothing to do with anything you pin about (or are interested in). Just a word of caution there. 

3. Collaboration Threads

These threads are good because you want backlinks.

Backlinks help with SEO. You should be looking for ways to collaborate with other bloggers in your niche as much as possible.

If you are interested in something that’s not your niche, you could guest post on a blog that is in that particular niche! 

4. Blog Commenting Threads

This is another one that I will caution you before using.

I tend to avoid these threads in most of my groups. There are a couple groups that I don’t mind participating in because they are smaller or they offer “comment on 5 above or below you” threads.

You don’t want to put your link here && then be expected to comment on 20+ blog posts. That’s just too many!

You also end up with comments that aren’t sincere. You make comments that aren’t sincere.

Stick to commenting on the blogs that you love && want to follow.

They’ll most likely visit your blog too and comment back. Build those relationships!

5. Follow Threads 

I do like these threads. But only in my mom blogging groups.

Naturally, I want to follow other mom bloggers.

The more I follow the more chances of finding someone who I can build a solid friendship with or business relationship.

Bloggers inspire each other and I want to follow other bloggers who are like me. It’s a huge part of blogging for me. 

My Promotion Calendar: 

Here is my weekly content and promotion schedule. I post on Monday and Thursday.

Make sure to create and include a pinterest pin to promote. I number my posts to help with organization. 

Monday

New Post #10, Promote to Facebook group #1

Tuesday

Promote #10 to Facebook group #2

Wednesday

Promote #10 to Facebook group #3

Thursday

New Post #11, Promote to Facebook Group #1

Friday

Promote #11 to Facebook group #2

Saturday

Promote #11 to Facebook group #3

I take Sundays off – or use it to catch up on any Facebook threads.

This isn’t all I do for my blog during the week, but it’s how I promote my new posts using Facebook groups! 

In my content calendar, I will add what I do each day for Pinterest too.

Essentially, I share each of my new posts with each of my 15 Facebook groups.

This way I am not over promoting and spamming; & I don’t overwhelm myself with threads (this can happen & has happened!) 

15 Facebook Groups for Mom Bloggers to Join:

  1. Mom Blog Network
  2. Influential Mamas
  3. Pinfinite Traffic for Bloggers
  4. Pinterest Pals
  5. Moms and Blogs
  6. Bloggers Social Media Support
  7. Growing Social Media for Bloggers
  8. New bloggers Support group for Women
  9. LifeStyle & Mom Networking Group
  10. Mom Bloggers Unite
  11. Mom Bloggers Collective
  12. Pinterest Ninjas
  13. Bloggers Supporting each other
  14. Mom bloggers Support
  15. Mom Bloggers on Pinterest Group

There are many other facebook groups for bloggers.

You can also join those (actually I’m in many more) however, you don’t want to get overwhelmed.

These are my favorite 15 groups that I am in for sharing my posts.

They are also great for finding new bloggers to follow and ask questions! Mom Blog Network is one of my favorites! 

Don’t join groups that are too big – it’s so much harder to get noticed, the threads are too long; and it’s just too much! 

Facebook groups for questions

Becoming a Blogger  and Boss Girl Bloggers are two Facebook groups that I love for asking questions and collaborating with other bloggers.

They aren’t for promotion, but anytime I’ve asked a question or have written in the group I’ve always gotten a lot of responses! 

Now – Before you go! I am starting up my own facebook group for moms who blog – you don’t have to blog about mom stuff. You just have to be a mom to join. You can blog about anything.

It’s brand new – wouldn’t it be fun to be one of the firsts?

It will grow with time, but you can join now and start creating relationships with just a few mom bloggers (much more personal!).

I’ll also be looking for moderators as we grow. 

Join here -> Mom Blogger Friends

Also – I’ve created a free resource for you to download today.

How are you doing with your blog, Mamma?

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    5. Nicole June.2.2020 at 11:11 am

      This was a very helpful resource. Thank you for taking the time to put all of this together. The FB group’s piece was super helpful. The community & network that happens in these groups is the motivation towards being successful. They’re so helpful! Thanks again!

      1. Josephine June.2.2020 at 3:02 pm

        Hi Nicole! Yes – I have found so many bloggers to look up to & most are so willing to share their stories! It’s amazing to see the community!

    6. Flossie McCowald June.2.2020 at 9:37 am

      These tips are spot-on for bloggers looking to get started on getting their blog noticed. FB threads/groups are a great way to start interacting with other bloggers, and SEO (including Pinterest-specific SEO!) is critical if you want to keep bringing in the traffic over time.

      1. Josephine June.2.2020 at 3:04 pm

        Exactly! It’s hard to get your blog noticed in the beginning. Thankfully, Facebook groups help until Google notices you! 🙂

    7. Beth June.1.2020 at 7:31 am

      Thank you for this list of groups! I’m a member of a few but had a hard time finding new ones! Great post!

    8. Sankhamala June.1.2020 at 6:41 am

      Very helpful tips ! Got to know many things about pinterest..thank you for sharing!

    9. Jenny May.31.2020 at 6:55 am

      So much information here, thank you! I have pinned so I can refer back to it again!

    10. Klara May.30.2020 at 1:36 pm

      i´ve tried some and will continue with the others these are good

    11. Jennifer Van Haitsma May.30.2020 at 11:03 am

      I love these tips. So pinterest searches count to your organic traffic on google analytics?

      1. Josephine May.30.2020 at 9:09 pm

        Hi Jennifer – actually Google still sees it as a social media, so it comes up under social media in analytics. It’s organic traffic because people will go into pinterest and search for something just like they do with Google. It’s a search engine. This means that they are finding you organically when they search. Hope that makes sense! 🙂

    12. Sana Sareer May.30.2020 at 10:55 am

      This was much needed. Very informative and helpful post. Thank you for sharing!

    13. Clarice May.30.2020 at 9:51 am

      You just convinced me to start using Pinterest. I have been neglecting it for the longest time but after reading your post. I agree that it’s not really a social media platform but it can help generate organic traffic for us.

      1. Josephine May.30.2020 at 9:09 pm

        I’m writing up a Pinterest post for Thursday! 🙂 It’s really a great platform!

    14. Homeschool Money Mom May.30.2020 at 8:31 am

      Astounding tips. I can’t thank you enough.

    15. kristen May.30.2020 at 7:30 am

      I really needed the advice in this post, thank you so much!

    16. rosemary | a hint of rosemary May.30.2020 at 5:41 am

      I’m always looking for help in this area …and here it is! Thank you so much! Saving this for future reference.

    17. Sharon May.30.2020 at 4:55 am

      So many great resources and tips for making a blog as successful as it can be. Thank you!

    18. Marysa May.29.2020 at 6:22 pm

      So many great tips! Getting people to visit your blog is definitely a lot of work.

      1. Josephine May.29.2020 at 6:55 pm

        Yes it is! It’s work; but it’s fun work! 🙂

    19. Kimberly Croisant May.29.2020 at 1:29 pm

      Girl, you are organized. Still trying to get my blog noticed after all these years!!

      1. Josephine May.29.2020 at 2:09 pm

        Hi Kimberly,
        Thank You for that compliment! It’s funny because I’m super organized when I’m passionate about something. For example, I’m organized at work && now on my blog! However, my house – NOT organized at all! I also love planning things out and staying digitally organized! This is a huge compliment! haha 🙂

        Thank You!

    20. Heather May.29.2020 at 12:10 pm

      It takes a lot of work and dedication to get noticed. Most work years for that!

    21. Joline May.29.2020 at 12:04 pm

      I started my 2nd blog this year and feel like I know what I’m doing now lol. It’s still challenging in the beginning though and yes, facebook groups help a lot esp with technical and strategic questions.

      1. Josephine May.29.2020 at 1:09 pm

        Good Luck on your new blog! 🙂

    22. Mimi May.29.2020 at 11:09 am

      First, thank you for shouting out Growing Social Media, second I do agree with you on being careful with threads, for example, I comment on a lot of posts every day but I look for them in my WordPress reader because they are the blogs I follow and I enjoy. I’m not a mom, I’m not married (not even in a relationship right now) and I’m not a believer and in do all-thread I struggle a lot with those. My comments are not genuine and at the end of they don’t even benefit the person.

      1. Josephine May.29.2020 at 1:10 pm

        Yes! I’m very careful before I sign up for a “do all” thread!

    23. Millie May.29.2020 at 10:20 am

      Thank you very much for this information. As a new blogger it can be very overwhelming at times, however I will steal your idea and schedule my promotion activities to keep me organized.

      1. Josephine May.29.2020 at 1:10 pm

        Good Luck with your new blog! 🙂 let me know how it goes!

    24. Maria Black May.29.2020 at 9:27 am

      Great advice, even for those of us without a Mom blog! I also am cautious about the Comment Posts, don’t want to spend all my energy on a “comment all” type thread yikes! But there are some that are totally worth it. Thanks for helping newbies like me learn how to get noticed!

      1. Josephine May.29.2020 at 9:54 am

        Hi Maria, You are welcome! I also don’t like to do the “comment all” – I’ve been doing the “comment 5 above or below” only! 🙂

    25. Cristina Petrini May.29.2020 at 8:52 am

      I hope and try to use my social networks to bring traffic to my blog but it is clear that I am wrong, it is clear that I have to do more!

    26. Shayla Marie May.29.2020 at 8:32 am

      There are a couple here I didn’t know about! Thank you for the list!

      1. Josephine May.29.2020 at 8:52 am

        Oh Yay! I’m glad it was helpful!

    27. Taylor Hagemann May.29.2020 at 7:48 am

      I’m not a mom blogger at all but I think your tips are really helpful! Thank you for sharing and I’m going to try them out ?

      1. Josephine May.29.2020 at 8:52 am

        I’m glad to hear that it helps non-mom bloggers too! The most help I can give, the better! Thanks for you comment!

    28. Cristina May.29.2020 at 1:33 am

      New blogger here. This post is very informative. I have been doing all these things, even so I don’t get more than 60 visits/day. I guess it’ll steadily grow in time, the blog is only 2 weeks old, hehe. Thank you for the list of fb groups. I will check them out.

      1. Josephine May.29.2020 at 9:05 am

        60 visits per day is a good amount at the beginning. You most likely don’t have too many posts; but I’d recommend you to make new pins for all of your posts as often as possible! I’m posting about Pinterest next Thursday! 🙂

    29. Emily May.28.2020 at 9:40 pm

      I am so happy to see this post. I have been doing all of these things so I hope I’m going in the right direction! My traffic is starting to pick up, so hopefully, that’s a good sign 🙂 Thanks again!

      1. Josephine May.29.2020 at 9:06 am

        Yes! There is one more important step I’m going to be teaching next week (Pinterest!) 🙂

    30. Playful Kale May.28.2020 at 8:09 pm

      Great resources! I just started my blog and am always looking for ways to increase traffic 🙂

      1. Josephine May.29.2020 at 9:06 am

        I’m glad you like this post!

    31. Desiree May.28.2020 at 4:50 pm

      These are such great tips! Thank you for sharing this

      1. Josephine May.29.2020 at 9:06 am

        You’re welcome! 🙂

    32. Aimey May.28.2020 at 7:23 am

      I was looking for this post… Well not this exact post. I started a blog a couple months ago and was having difficulty getting it up and going. Thank you for your tips. I’m going to start implementing them now.

      1. Josephine May.28.2020 at 9:08 am

        Thank You! I hope they help! 🙂

      2. Surabhi May.29.2020 at 2:04 pm

        Great read! Taking a note of the fb groups here!

        1. Josephine May.29.2020 at 2:08 pm

          Please do! 🙂 I’m glad you like it!

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