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My Crazy Simple 7 Step Plan To Promote A New Post

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Simple 7 Step Plan To Promote A Post

We all know how important quality content is, and I been known to write some here and there :)

But no matter how great your content is, no one will see it unless you promote it.

I’m not going to share mind blowing secrets here kids, but what I will share is EXACTLY what I have done to get my 12 month yr old blog to a PR4 and Alexa 117,000 and Ranking on first page for some big keywords.

Not bad for a 12 month blog that for 3 mnths I wrote NO posts and have a total of only 78 posts.  promote a post, get noticed, make money with a blog, make money blogging, make money online

That is about 1-2 posts a week,  I know pathetic lol,  but I been busy with my online businesses and family, but I promise to get on a tighter schedule.

So if what I’m sharing has worked for me with 1-2 post a week think what it would have done if I was on a consistent 3-5 posts a week.

*Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links to products that will earn me a commission. I only recommend products/services that I have used and that I like and trust.

Let’s get into it my 7 Steps…


Submit To Twitter

This should be a no brainer for you by now.  Twitter if used correctly WILL send people back to your blog to read your post! Period!

Now more then ever, Twitter should be first place to send your new post, Read Why.

Submit To 20 Social Sites

I use Hootsuite and Ping.fm to send out my post to over 20 other social sites.

Go here is to be as efficient as you can be, using Ping.fm let’s you do that without having to sign into each and every account.

Facebook tip, is to post your link directly on facebook at least once before using Ping that way will get more SEO juice from it as a direct link back to your blog.

Bookmark To 30 Sites

Bookmarks works and with Onlywire I send my new post out to 30 sites with the exception of a few Capcha codes it is automatic.

Added to this I use firefox add on Shareholic to submit to another 15 sites that Onlywire doesn’t have.

So in about 15min of time I have my post out to about 45 sites.

Lately I been testing Social Maximizer to go crazy with bookmarks, to over 200 possible sites, so far I am very happy with it.

Both options work great Onlywire and Shareholic or , but if you have a little bit of money to spend then I Highly recommend Social Maximizer it is awesome.


Blog Carnivals and BloggersBase are no longer available.

Blog Carnivals No Longer Work

It is free to submit to carnivals and the more targeted the post to carnival is the higher your chance your post will be excepted.I did this manually for a few weeks and bitched and moaned the whole way thru lol  but in the end the effort is worth the hard work.I have been using a blog carnival submitting software called that pretty much automates the process to 1 or 30 carnivals at once.Have used it for 3 weeks and makes life A LOT easier..lol  especially if you have a lot of old posts that you would like to submit.


Post To Bloggersbase

I been posting on BloggerBase for few months see my BloggersBase Profile and each my post have been read (each my post get read 200-400 times.

Not bad for a site that lets you post on for free as many times as you like and let you read readers you may never have before.



Post To BlogEngage

BlogEngage is a new site I was invited to join a few weeks back.  Brian at BlogEngage has a nice system setup to let bloggers reach other bloggers, connect and share in the promotion of each others blogs.

I been very happy with the luv my posts have gotten and the comments, traffic and ReTweets I been getting all from BlogEngage.

You have to be invited to be  part of the community, which is Brian’s way of keeping things at a high quality and a benefit to all members.

If you email Brian tell him John Paul sent you and I’m sure he will send you an invite,  yea I got celebrity status like that :)

Comment On Related Blogs

I have talked about how I use blog commenting before so I won’t go to far into it, but I comment on blog posts that fit what my most recent post was about.

Also I learned recently is if you are blog commenting for a back link, then don’t waste your time commenting on a post with over 40 – 50 comments.

Google only spiders the first 60 links on a page top to bottom, so if you comment 55 plus the links on that page beside the comment links, then you wont get credit for that back link.

Now you SHOULD comment FIRST to offer something to the conversation, and back link benefit should be a bonus not your primary reason to comment.

That’s it, simple to read and simple to do if you take the time and do it for each and every post you write.

Any tips you can share?



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  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Of course I submit the same post. How would you be able to post to StumbleUpon? It has to be on a blog first right?

    Stumble lives off of people blog posts.. so not sure they don’t want you doing that.

    If you only shared a post on one site you would lose out on a lot of eyes that wont see it because they may not use that site. So you want to share it everywhere to give you the best chance to get it read.

  • http://www.360tips.org/ Zac

    Find some unique but effective ways to promote my blog posts Thanks

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Anytime Zac :)

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    TY Jessica.. Glad you like the blog and found me thru Twitter :)

    Good luck with the promotion..

  • http://www.void-life.com/ Bryan Wassel

    thanks John, seeing as i am just starting out with my blog this is extremely Helpful

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Glad the post is helpful Bryan.. and good luck with the new blog man :)

  • http://twitter.com/uncommonchick Lakesha Brown

    Awesome resources and def need to get back to using Onlywire! I’ll also be checking out the other resources you’ve mentioned.

    FYI – came over from Adrienne Smith’s blog :-)

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Thanks Lakesha for visiting and your first comment … hopefully first of many :)

    Even better that you came from Adrienne’s post.. proof in what she said, blogging friends are helpful and we all need them :)

  • http://stephaniegraham.blogspot.com Stephanie Graham

    Great ideas, but clearly you have to make a monetary investment, that I dont have a problem with, just wondering on a limited budget, or a budget for someone just starting out what would you suggest as the best investments?

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Stephanie, glad you like the post. As far as monetary.. the only think you would pay for on this list is blog carnivals,so ignore that and do the rest which is all free.

    As far as the bookmarking you can use a free site like socialmarker..com or go to fiverr..com and buy a $5 bookmarking gig.. :)

    The rest of the list is all about free work, get your post onto every social site your on.

    Just so you know, I built my blog up the first 6 months to a very nice size all with FREE methods since I didnt have the funds.. for me Twitter and commenting was a BIG boost for my blog. So trust me, money or not, it can be done.

  • http://www.callboxinc.com.au/ Maegan Anderson

    I found this blog very interesting to work with. Thanks for sharing an abundance of useful ideas on how to promote content. With this, It could also be easily searchable through search engines.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Thank U Maegan.. glad the post was helpful :)

  • http://blog.tianakai.com/ Tiana Kai

    Lots of new and useful information. That’s I will tackle one at a time! 😉

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Tia.. Glad you liked the post. That is the best way to do it. Add one or two new things then keep adding until you are doing all the steps.

  • http://blog.tianakai.com/ Tiana Kai

    Yes, I need to get aboard this ship!! :)

  • NeverMissGift

    Fabulous post – a great step by step that I went along to a few newbie bloggers…

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Glad u liked it and shared it :)

  • http://www.amydyslex.com/ Amy Dyslex

    great info but what is your take on article marketing?

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Article marketing is still powerful, as long as you stick with GREAT content and paid or high quality sites.

  • http://www.amydyslex.com/ Amy Dyslex

    Seriously, yours is one blog which does not only toot the horn of unique content and content is king but actually sharing the real meat of SEO with your readers

  • http://www.amydyslex.com/ Amy Dyslex

    Thanks for your honest reply. Normally blogger shy away from discussing article marketing. Umm could you suggest a few good paid services from experience?

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    TY Amy.. I’m glad u like the content :)

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    just search pay for article directories. Should find what you need :)

  • http://www.samuelkermis.wordpress.com/ Sam Adeyinka

    What a great idea! I will make sure i try this on my blog too. Thanks!

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    TY Sam

  • Miriam R Johnson

    Great Blog! Thanks So Much! The Tips you gave on Free Plugins are great!but only 2 of them are in Word Press-Digg Digg, and SEO All IN One, Max Banner Ads and Max Blog Press Unlockable Pop-Ups are not there. Have they been removed? If so, can you recommend others.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Glad you enjoyed it Miriam.. nto sure if they removed the MaxBlog free tools.. email them and ask if they still offer them,, they are great there and should be able to help you.

  • http://www.callboxinc.com/ Julie Dawn Harris

    This is a great list John Paul! It suites to all the newbies blogger like me. When you want you’re blog to be read by people, then promote it to any site which you think people can notice it easily.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Exactly Julie.. and to any place you think “your” readers will be or might be.

  • http://www.blogginglove.com/ Ravi Chahar

    Hi John,
    Every blogger seek for the ways by which he/she can bring traffic to the blog. There are many certain things to do. You have described many of them effectively. But I would like to know more about Onlywire. How it is useful? How can I reach up to it in a responsive way?
    Thanks for the post.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Ravi, visit Onlywire and you can learn what it is and how to use it.. great tool.

  • Deborah Tolley

    Very useful, thanks. I need to reconsider ways of my blog posts promotion. Hope, this helps

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