With millions of blogs on the internet and thousands more popping up daily, a new blogger may think how to get your blog noticed, especially if you’re totally unknown. Without getting traffic to your blog, then it pretty much defeats the purpose of having a blog in the first place.
It can get really depressing, especially if your the type that puts a lot of effort and time into perfecting your blog posts, all to find out that no one even read it. That’s one of the main reasons why most bloggers don’t last more than a month or two, and give up.
Instant gratification is what we are all looking for, yet with blogging, the experts say there’s no such thing.
However, I’ve been noticing this isn’t exactly the case anymore.
Maybe you’ve seen some of them before and didn’t realize it, the new breed of bloggers popping into the scene. Let’s call them, “Super Bloggers“. Most of them are youngsters, whatever the age, they are all new to blogging, yet know how to get their blog noticed very quickly.
These new Super Bloggers are receiving more traffic and authority to their blogs within a few months time, than the average blogger will ever see in their life time. Most of them have these same key things in common that I listed for you below.
13 Ways to get a New Blog Noticed Quickly
1. Confidence – This is one of the key factors to be successful in anything, but don’t forget you gotta be confident even if you’re a new blogger. Don’t be hesitant about what you write about and how you blog, be committed and give 100% to everything you do.
Everyone makes mistakes, the smart ones learn from them. It’s human nature for us to admire and follow people who are confident. Even though you’re a new blogger, be confident in what you write blog about, your readers will be able to sense it or the lack of it.
It’s all in your head, you are whoever you think you are.
2. Guest Posting – You’ve probably heard about this a 100 times before. Guest posting on an A-listers blog is the best way to get exposure, and could help make your career. You could get enough recognition and traffic to crash your servers.
Leveraging the immense traffic from a famous blog is just plain smart. Then again, if you have a lousy blog and or content, it could backfire.
3. BIG Cajones (No fear) – This ties into 1 and 2 above. Many new bloggers think it should take a long time to buildup their status, authority and traffic. They let their fears tell them, they aren’t ready to guest post on “Problogger” yet, or I have no experience so I can’t blog about that, and etc..
–>>Take risks, and don’t be afraid to try something new and expand your horizons. Doing things out of the ordinary could put you on the map. Don’t let your fears stop you from doing things that are out of your “comfort zone”. That’s the only way you’ll truly grow and be innovative.
4. Killer Titles – Just by using a good title in your articles, you can create a lot of buzz and attention to your blog posts.
I’d say a Huge percentage don’t even read your entire posts or even scroll down very far at all. So just by having a killer title makes you look like you know what you’re talking about, is worth sharing, and makes them want to comeback to your blog.
5. Branding – Creating a brand name and Spreading it for everything you do online will get you and your blog noticed much quicker. Such as your domain name and your user names for everything like social media sites, forums, and etc… People will start noticing your brand name and will start associating you and your blog to it.
6. Blog Commenting – Being social and adding intelligent comments to blogs in your niche, especially the authoritative blogs will give you pretty good exposure, and is a great way of getting your blog noticed by others in the same niche.
7. Follow the Experts – Gaining knowledge and insight from the top experts in your niche will bring you up to speed very quickly.
This will help you to stay current and know what’s going on in the blogosphere. Associating yourself with the experts will help boost your credibility and authority almost instantly. Also, many of these new bloggers will get ideas of what to write about from the top blogs, even if it’s just rehashed information, they make it their own.
This actually works really well and has you looking like an authority figure by the other bloggers in no time.
8. Ambitious – If you are new to blogging, outworking everyone else and putting endless effort when you are first starting out, will get you noticed. Others will lookup to you, you’ll be an inspiration, and be reaping the rewards in a shorter amount of time.
Most people don’t want to put in the work and effort, so you’ll pass right by all of them just by being ambitious, even if you lack in knowledge and experience.
Be hungrier than everyone else. So starve yourself at the very beginning.
9. Utilizing all forms of traffic – don’t just settle for one or a few good methods of getting traffic to your blog, utilize as many as you can. Article marketing, social media, press releases, communities like blog catalog, technorati, forums, directories, pinging and etc. will help make people notice your blog from many different sources.
10. Good attitude – This can make your outlook on what you’re doing a lot better, keep you from getting frustrated, help keep you motivated, will make others want to read what you write, and want to help spread your name for you.
Being humble, yet confident and willing to help others out is going to go a long way, especially for long term.
The key is to be approachable to everyone.
11. Holding a Contest – Just because you’re a new blogger doesn’t mean you can’t hold a killer contest. This will get mega attention and help blast your blog to another dimension. Others will help promote it via social networking and will keep people tuned into your blog.
12. Valuable Content – I should’ve put this as #1 priority. A new blog must be filled with at least a handful of some truly awesome content, with value, or you’re wasting your time trying to get traffic.
They’ll leave and may never comeback.
Writing pillar posts, lists, tutorials, something totally unique and personal experiences, seem to create a lot of buzz for a new blog.
13. Good Design and Appearance – It starts by having your own domain name and web hosting plan. No one is going to take you seriously without it. Also, you’ll want a decent logo and a good design for your blog. With all of the resources at our fingertips online these days, anyone can do this on their own with little money, and without hiring someone.
It doesn’t take a lot of time and experience to get your blog noticed, like it use to back in the day. Work smarter and harder than everyone else, and you’ll soon have an authoritative, successful blog that continues to grow. Checkout and follow any new successful blogger these days that just pops into the scene out of nowhere, and you’ll see they share many of the same things I listed in this blog post.
Did I miss anything? Feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts.