A lot of the work is tiring, comment on your posts, interacting on social networks, commenting on other blogs, no-one is trying to hide from the fact it’s hard work.
Yet for most of us when we start blogging its so frustrating seeing your hard work going into a project you think is going to be brilliant yet no-one is seeing this brilliance.
You are getting your stats back and people aren’t coming to your site, and when they do their only their cause they clicked the wrong link. So how can you get people to notice you?
Create Amazing Content
People talk about link building, and many other methods of getting yourself noticed one’s which I will talk about later, but the most likely and best way to get yourself some views is amazing content. People are going to tell their friends, retweet you and comment on you if your content is top notch.
There is no point discussing anything else unless what you provide is something new and different. You don’t need to be a blogging genius to do this, just make sure everything you do is unique and put your own spin on it.
Work as a Team
This is something that I will keep going on about in blog posts, because you don’t see enough new bloggers doing it, and enough current bloggers. One man against the world faces an uphill battle, but ten will find it easier.
I am not saying find ten other bloggers to work with, but even two, just something so you’re not out there on your own. When you release your content having someone there who can retweet it, comment on it instantly, give you feedback, read your free eBook is invaluable. You can be working on very different projects, but the ability to work together on key things such as marketing, link building and traffic will really work in your favour.
Connect with People
People are not going to notice you unless you connect with them. I don’t mean posting on articles going, good piece or really enjoyed that, I mean challenge what the individual is saying, get in a debate with him. When you’re connecting with someone make it so they won’t forget you.
Do this through debate, or actually disagreeing with what they are saying. Most of what we discuss on blogs is opinions, so no-one is right one hundred percent of the time. Disagree and put your opinion across. Most of the time this won’t result in direct links but it could just make that connection with a big blogger that you are looking for.
Guest posting is something a lot of us preach about, mainly as that is exactly what we are doing right now! Guest posting is the chance to for you to show a glimpse of your personality, or a glimpse into what your site may be. Get it wrong and it can have no real impact, get it right and the impact can be huge.
In my time, I guest posted on one website and noticed that I had an increase on day to day traffic of 64% just from one post; this wasn’t on some huge blog such as Problogger but a good blog with regular traffic. Guest posting isn’t just available to those of us who have worked in this industry for years, if you have a good message and something to share, there are plenty of sites for new bloggers to.
This is more of a generic point, in whatever aspect of your site you are doing, whether it’s an eBook, a blog or on a guest post, responding to a comment on your site, whatever it is, don’t make it dull, make it controversial. I am not saying lie to your blogs, don’t disagree with something that is right, but try finding a take on something that is different to what other people believe, or find some statistics that no-one will ever believe then back them up.
Controversial content gets shared 77% more often than normal content. It is a sure fire and quick way to get yourself noticed, and maybe get one or two of the big boys in your niche to actually take note of your site.
All of the things I have mentioned are things any blogger can do, you don’t need to have a working knowledge of SEO or even some of the most basics aspects. Anyone can do them. Their things that if you do follow when releasing a new blog you will no doubt gain some traffic and that big of recognition you are looking for.