You guys, in case you don’t know, in addition to this blogging thing I’m also a virtual assistant to other bloggers and small business owners. Now, I won’t say who I work for, but I can tell you that over the last year and a half, I’ve had the pleasure of working for some of the best in the “business” and along the way, I’ve picked up on some of the things that make them the “best”. In order to give back to the blogging community that I’ve been a part of since 2010, I thought I’d share with you some of the tips and tricks I’ve picked up while working for these awesome men and women.
Let’s get started.
Tip #1 – They promote a single post for at least 10 – 14 days initially and then re-promote it over time.
Now, I hear what you’re saying, “Wouldn’t people get sick of seeing the same thing over and over?”
The answer to that is no. Why? Because they are selective in how they promote. We’re not talking 14 days of Facebook posts (honestly, how many people would actually see them?). We’re talking link parties, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Instagram. Also? Newsletters and weekly recaps. Just not every platform, every day.
But let’s focus on the one that surprised me the most – link parties.
One of the services I offer is link party link ups. Yes, in the world of social media, it’s easy to overlook link parties as something your grandma would be doing if she were a blogger, but I promise you they have untapped potential.
And all of the bloggers I work for promote their posts at link parties for a solid 10 – 14 days before moving them out of rotation.
It surprised me so much that I thought I would try it myself, and guess what? It worked! I’ve had a solid bump in my traffic.
Think you’ll give it a try?