Blogging – Getting Your Niche Blog Noticed

This post was written by Internet Marketing John on June 3, 2012
Posted Under: Blogging Information

Getting Your Niche Blog NoticedGetting your niche blog noticed once you have chosen your niche market
is something every blogger anticipates and cringes about.

Typically, newcomers to blogging spend time researching their niche market, choosing their affiliate products, writing a few blog entries and after checking their stats find that they are the only one visiting their blog.

Getting your niche blog noticed is all about marketing.  In fact in most cases, getting your niche blog noticed is much more simple than getting a website noticed online.

Marketing your blog and getting your niche blog noticed begins with the blog itself.

Look at your blog and ask yourself some basic questions.

  1. Is your niche blog easy to navigate?
  2. Are the ads you have chosen applicable to the content of your niche blog?
  3. Are the colors in your niche blog drab or is it cheerful and appealing?
  4. Is your writing clear, concise and to the point?
  5. Is your grammar and spelling correct?
  6. Are you using a spell checker and if not, why not?
  7. Does your blog support RSS?

If all these questions are answered in the positive, have an impartial observer check out your niche blog and give you their critical opinion.

In today’s blogging world, RSS is critical for getting your niche blog noticed.

Make sure that people who choose to comment on your blog posts are registered members. This reduces the the amount of spam you’ll get on your blog.

Getting your niche blog noticed once it is up and running becomes easier as time progresses.

To make things happen much faster, become a zealous reader of other niche blogs with topics similar to yours.

You can also pick up some good ideas from them while acquiring some all important one way back links.

Do this by commenting on related niche blogs and including your blog URL in the body of the comment or in the signature.

It’s always a good idea to refer to blogs you comment on in your blog posts in order  to increase the possibility of receiving a back link.

It is extremely important that you make sure the comments you are leaving (with a link to your niche blog) are relevant to the specific post you are commenting on.

Don’t spam unrelated niche blogs.

Make sure your niche blog is listed in every blog directory you can find.

Using directory submissions to get noticed is also one of the best methods of obtaining one way incoming backlinks to your websiteis

Use Google to do a search for “blog directories” and take the time to manually submit your niche blog in the correct category.

Directory submission software can expedite this process but often places your blog in an incorrect category.  In addition, when a blog is submitted to hundreds of directories at once, the search engines could incorrectly interpret the mass submissions.

It’s important that every time you make a post entry on your blog, you ping your site.

Ping-O-Matic, Pingoat, PingMyBlog, AutoPinger, Pingler and others all work well and will help getting your niche blog noticed faster.

In addition to pinging your blog entries, make sure you make use of Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites.

People love to interact and generally feel that their opinions are just as important as yours.

When you encourage your readers to participate, your Twitter following, Facebook “likes” and general readership will help tremendously in getting your niche blog noticed.

Avoid automatic “tweeting” software, but do tweet your followers after you ping your posts.

Blog traffic exchange communities are also a way to get visitors to your niche blog.

Again, do a Google search for ‘blog traffic exchange’ and join a few communities.

Blog traffic exchanges are similar to the old traffic exchanges and banner exchange sites, but are much more effective.

Finally, in order for the search engines to easily find your site you need to write for your readers as well as the search engines.

Make sure you use keywords throughout your text, in your subject title, and tags.

Blog often or you will lose your reader’s interest.

When starting out you should blog at least daily, then after your niche blog becomes more established, at least once a week.

It’s easier to write when you schedule a specific time to write your blog entries.

If you become inspired, just write additional entries and schedule them for posting at a later date.

Implement the same SEO optimization for your niche blog that you would for your hosted web site.

Finally, make sure that you manually submit your blog to all the major search engines to really get your niche blog noticed.

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