How to get your Blog Noticed
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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.
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!
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!
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.
New Post #10, Promote to Facebook group #1
Promote #10 to Facebook group #2
Promote #10 to Facebook group #3
New Post #11, Promote to Facebook Group #1
Promote #11 to Facebook group #2
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:
- Mom Blog Network
- Influential Mamas
- Pinfinite Traffic for Bloggers
- Pinterest Pals
- Moms and Blogs
- Bloggers Social Media Support
- Growing Social Media for Bloggers
- New bloggers Support group for Women
- LifeStyle & Mom Networking Group
- Mom Bloggers Unite
- Mom Bloggers Collective
- Pinterest Ninjas
- Bloggers Supporting each other
- Mom bloggers Support
- 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
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?