Share Blog Posts for Free

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It’s not enough to write good content, publish it, and share it on your own social media sites. And I love that mom tells everyone she meets about her little girl’s blog. But that doesn’t bring a lot of traffic to my blog. And your website is just one place readers can discover your content. You also need to share it on mainstream outlets and industry and niche-related platforms too. And as a result, there are a lot of places to share blog posts for free too.

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Share Blog Posts for Free
Reciprocation is Key

Everyone understands it’s necessary to share blog posts. However, no one likes a selfish blogger who shares his posts but does not engage. So it’s important to engage with other bloggers, creating an online community and collaborations. As a result, you’ll be much more likely to build strong relationships. Eventually becoming a part of a supportive community that shares each other’s links without prompting.

1. Ask Your Readers to Share

You should definitely ask your readers to share your pins, retweet your tweets. Ask them to like, comment, and share your Facebook posts. This one seems pretty simple, but we feel uncomfortable asking. Some bloggers put a little blurb above their social links. Something like, “If you’ve enjoyed this content please share it with others.” You can even add something to your post. Sometimes people just need to be pointed in the right direction. One of my favorite things to do is talk travel when I’m traveling. It’s also a great opportunity to find new readers.

2. Social Media Buttons

Just providing a button won’t get you traffic. However, not having one will make you lose some. While adding social media buttons isn’t an action you can directly take to promote your blog posts for free. You need to have these buttons on your site to encourage your readers to share. I will generally share posts that I find compelling. But I won’t go out of my way if I don’t have easy access to a share button. You don’t have to have a button for every social media platform. But you should have one for the most popular like IG, FB, and Twitter. That is– as long as you keep it up to date.

3. Link Parties

Whenever I participate in one, which is admittedly rare, I see a nice bump in traffic. The way a link party works is that you add your blog link to the virtual party via a form that is provided. And then you visit some of the other participants and they return the favor. It creates a backlink. And backlinks can help increase your domain authority and influence.

4. Pinterest and Pinterest Group Board

This is pretty much a no-brainer at this point in time. I love Pinterest. You can get lost on that platform easily. If you’re not yet on Pinterest, you need to join, period. Share your blog posts and re-pin and like other people’s stuff too. Pinterest group boards are just that. They are boards that have a bunch of different collaborators so you can all take advantage of one another’s followers to promote your posts even further.

Quick Tips:

According to Social Warfare, which is a social sharing plugin, the best image size for Pinterest is 735p x 1100p.

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5. Twitter, Hashtags, and Chats

While related, these are three distinctly different blog sharing tools. In addition to sharing your own content, don’t forget to retweet the content of others, and share content that isn’t from your blog. Try to make your Twitter account a good source of information for others in your niche.

Some Twitter chats will let you promote your blog posts. However, just chatting gives you the chance to promote yourself and your blog.

Use the appropriate hashtags to get your posts found by others. For instance, Blogger Hub does #BloggerSunday, where you can share your latest blog posts. And hopefully, others will see and share your posts too.

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6. Facebook Fan Page, Groups and Sharing Groups

Facebook has undergone a lot of change– mostly unpopular. But it is still a good place to share your content. You can save your content on your personal Facebook page. Your friends and family are more inclined to support you. But they are just a small group.

You can create your own Facebook Group or join someone else’s. Use your page to share your content, as well as related content that you think your fans will enjoy. The difference between the two is that your posts will not get lost in the former, but you don’t have to manage the latter.

While you might have your own Facebook Group, I would also recommend joining some Facebook Social Sharing Groups too. Group members share your content in exchange for sharing theirs. It’s a great trade-off that can drive instant traffic to your blog. Honestly, I think it’s one of the best ways to promote your blog post for free. These types of groups can really help generate buzz around your posts.

7. Reddit

Reddit is one of those Internet things that are just too big for me to really understand. Getting upvotes is less about the number of shares and more about the quality of a Reddit submission. Reddit has its own rules and ways of doing things. For example, writing a good title, posting to the right subreddit, and the quality of the content being shared.

Some bloggers post in the subreddits. I’m not so sure about that because I don’t know enough about Reddit culture. However, I do recommend checking out the Blogging Board on Reddit because there’s an area where you can submit one new blog post each week.

8. Blog Newsletter

If you’re like me, you have a ton of email subscribers. But this is where I need to do better. I need to better utilize the emails to create traffic from people who have already expressed interest in my blog. I’ve been doing this manually every now and then. But, I know you can do this automatically with many services. Regardless, these people have signed up because they like my blog, so it makes sense to let them know when I’ve published something new.

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9. Bloglovin

Honestly, I just started using Bloglovin. I had some problems “claiming” my blog that I finally figured out. However, I’ve noticed they have some pretty active forums on this website. And users are passionate about the travel forums, so I’m anxious to utilize it way more than I do now. Beware, no one likes bloggers who dump their new blog posts and leave without reciprocating.

10. Goodreads

As an avid reader, I log into Goodreads once a week to see what’s new to read. Hence Goodreads also has a blogging forum where you can post your blog URL as well as a new blog post. I’m not sure how many hits I get from posting links to the site. But it is also a reputable place to acquire backlinks too.

11.Email Links

 

Promoting your content through email is still an effective way to generate blog traffic. As well as to share blog posts for free. In addition to being loyal to your brand, email subscribers are more likely to share your content via social media and word of mouth too. And although it’s only my opinion, I think email clicks are given a higher weight than a click from Twitter or Facebook.

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Comments

  1. Nati

    These are great suggestions! I do most of them except Pinterest group boards and REddit (which has never been clear to me!)

  2. Alexa Pilo

    Very good advice, the support in networks is fundamental to create solid communities and generate traffic to the content that is produced. Sometimes the interesting content is lost because there are not many people who read it.

  3. eli

    Some really nice and useful tips here! As a blogger, its always nice seeing your posts shared. I think it really comes down to making great content where shares will come naturally.

  4. Catherine Santiago Jose

    These are wonderful tips and all bloggers will definitely benefited from these tips as its really help to their sites to have more visits, shares, likes and etc.

  5. Becca Wilson

    Getting your blog posts out there and seen by people is the ultimate goal, right? These are some really awesome ways to share!

  6. Tina

    This list is so valuable, I’m not sure why I never thought of sharing my posts on Reddit and I had no idea about Goodreads, I go there for quotes sometimes! Thank you for creating this list, it’s so helpful!

  7. Sam

    This is really great info! I’ve never been able to get into Reddit either. I use Bloglovin, but I don’t think I get much traffic from it. I should try getting involved in Twitter chats. Twitter is where I have the most followers, but the least amount of interaction.

    1. duffelbagspouse

      Thanks Chad. There are new ones created every day, so you have to pick and choose which ones to use.

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