I recently entered the big Traffic Generation blogging contest, which is currently running until 15 April 2011.
As this is my very first contest, I really wanted to make it a success.
A number of bloggers around the world have now submitted their best articles, with one goal in mind – to win the contest. You gotta be in it to win it, right?
Now, there are several factors that the judges will be considering when scoring the contest entries:
- The quality of content
- The number of tweets and shares
- Social exposure and popularity
- The number of comments received and the responses made
As of today, my contest post has over 400 comments and counting. And that’s what I’ll be talking about in this post.
So, how did I do it? This is a question that I have been getting from a lot of people including Ana ;). And I will spill the beans right here.
Simply put, I promoted my contest entry like my life was dependent on it!
Blog Post Promotion
A few days before my contest post went live, I made a very wise decision and purchased Kristi Hines’ new and inexpensive ebook, called Blog Post Promotion – The Ultimate Guide.
The timing was absolutely perfect for me. I was very fortunate that Kristi finished her book just in time before I started promoting my entry.
I read it right away, in one sitting, and I just couldn’t wait to implement the blog post promotion strategies discussed in there.
And as I started putting what I have learned into action, I also had other ideas popping into my head, which I have never thought of or used before.
How it Works
This is definitely the ultimate guide when it comes to promoting your blog posts. If you have your own pillar post, guest post or contest post that you want to promote heavily, this is a must-read ebook.
Why does it work?
Kristi won 3 out 4 contests that she had entered previously, so she definitely knows what she is talking about. And I listened to her as I wanted similar results as hers. 🙂
So, I have implemented most of the strategies that I learned in the book and they are responsible for bringing my fantastic results – a lot of comments and shares.
I’m not using some of the methods as I needed more time to set them up beforehand; however, I’ll use them in the future as I now know the ins and outs of promoting a blog post massively for incredible results.
The Power of Networking
One of the key factors to creating a buzz on your blog and getting your name and blog out there is networking – it’s very powerful.
I got fed up of having a lonely blog, a while back.
I then started networking with other bloggers through blog commenting, guest posting, social media interaction etc. I soon got noticed as my face was seen everywhere across the web.
I have built great relationships and made good friendships along the way.
Getting Helping Hands
The fact is you can’t promote your blog posts heavily on your own – you need some help. And that’s one of the things that Kristi teaches in her book.
Since I belong to a number of networking groups and communities online, it was easier for me to ask other members/friends for their help with promoting my contest entry.
Most of them were happy to help – left me comments and shared my post. Some of them wanted a favor in return, and I happily obliged (within reason of course). Some have not responded at all and that’s okay.
Think about it… If you have friends with the same interests and goals, they would be happy to help you, if you ask them.
That’s exactly what I did. It was more like putting the phrase: “Ask and you shall receive”, into action and it worked.
Want to make your blog posts popular? Want to get crazy amount of comments, retweets and shares?
I highly recommend that you get yourself a copy of Blog Post Promotion – The Ultimate Guide.
You now have the opportunity to learn about the specific blog post promotion strategies from someone who has achieved amazing results, using the same proven to work methods.
Please come and check out my blogging contest entry, comment on it and share it on social media as *crazy* as you can! 😉
How About You?
- Have you read this ebook already?
- If you have, how is it working for you?
- How do you get crazy comments and shares on your blog posts?