How to Get Your First 100 Blog Readers


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Struggling to get your blog off the ground? Follow these tips that I used to go from zero to one hundred readers and beyond.

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How to Get Your First 100 Blog Readers

  1. 1. How to Get Your First 100 Blog Readers by Stan Smith
  2. 2. I launched, a motivational, trophy wall celebrating bloggers who have achieved the milestone of attracting 100 new readers. We already have several awesome stories with great blog marketing tips. We have a business bloggers, personal bloggers, and those publishing a hybrid, personal and business, blog. I would love for you to add your story too. The guidelines are simple - share your tips and be helpful. Add your story here:
  3. 3. 0 - 100 Readers Answered One Question A Day in “How to Blog Forms” Each of my answers were mini-posts (200–400 words) with my best tips. I wanted to make a great first impression. Added latest blog post headlines to my forum and email signatures. People who read my forum answers used the post headlines to check out Pushing Tweetchats Regularly participated in tweetchats about blogging, specifically #blogchat. Click Here to Read the Entire Post
  4. 4. 100 - 1,000 Readers Comprehensive List Posts Bloggers are tired of List Posts but readers love them. Keep Your Topic Relevant Used my Pop Culture Mashup blogging template to write current event related posts that attracted a larger audience. Make Blog Promotion Your Job Systematically promoted blog posts on Twitter and LinkedIn. Click Here to Read the Entire Post
  5. 5. 1,000 - 5,000 Readers Using Category Pages to Attract Google Traffic These types of pages served two purposes: 1) to guide readers to specific topical posts and 2) Help Google find content around targeted terms. Using category pages helped Pushing Social get top 3 listings on high traffic terms. An Entire Month of Daily Posts Posted new content every weekday for a month using 2-3 of my post outlines and templates. This resulted in 5x increase in traffic mostly from Google in a 30 day period. Picky Guest Posting After I had published 100 posts, I approached top bloggers with a targeted guest post pitch. Landing guest posts on ProBlogger and Copyblogger brought me 200-300 new readers each month. Click Here to Read the Entire Post
  6. 6. 5,000 - 10,000 Readers Started Accepting Guest Posts Began accepting submissions from up-and-coming bloggers with established expertise. They wrote excellent content and worked hard to help promote their posts, one of which was featured on Alltop and flooded Pushing Social with new traffic. Winning Awards While some may hate award sites and top lists, I actually love them. In fact, I specifically targeted Social Media Examiner’s top 10 social media blogs list and been fortunate enough to make the list two years in a row, resulting in 6,000 new readers in that time. Experimenting With Podcasts I have a love hate relationship with podcasting, much like I do with working out. If I were more consistent with it, I’d be doing much better. Regardless, it’s a highly effective tactic. Click Here to Read the Entire Post
  7. 7. I’m Stan Smith, founder of Pushing Social. I make my living as a business growth strategist. I'm particularly interested in using social tools to achieve a competitive advantage. During my career I've worked for Ford, Alltel, Mazda, The State of Michigan, Quiznos, and many other stellar organizations. I believe that social media and content marketing are revolutionary tools. I'm stunned by how quickly one voice can be amplified into a torrent of action. All you need to do is act. If you have something important to say or do, then a well planned and executed content strategy can elevate your podium above the crowd. I will only deliver information that is relentlessly optimistic. I believe in you and I will not let you do less than your very best. My hope is that you'll finish every post with the drive to work, believe, and try harder.
  8. 8. Pushing Social Get The Strategies and Tactics Used By The World’s Top Bloggers For FREE CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
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