I am thrilled with the daily readers I have here on Tycoon Blogger. The regular readers are the lifeblood on any thriving blog community. I have been thinking of how I can crack the 300 visitors per day mark that seems to be the pattern of my blog lately. The conclusion that I came to is that I need to promote my blog to new readers. I have devised a plan that will target 3 areas that I hope will result in increased readers to my blog. I will be tracking this throughout August and will provide the results at the end of the month.
Here are the three areas that I will be focused on.
- Social Media- I wrote a post last week about why I stopped using Digg to promote my blog. For the upcoming month I will be promoting my blog via Mixx, Blog Engage, and Twittley.
- Guest Posting- I will be looking to do at least one guest post per week on blogs that are outside of the normal circles that I congregate in. Here is a blog post about the benefits of guest blogging.
- Advertising- This is the area that I will be most aggressively pursuing this coming month. I have been happy with Adgitize and can expect about 60 visitors per day. I have never really advertised heavily on Entrecard, but I am going to heavily market via Entrecard in August. Expect to see my badge everywhere (kind of like the Ad Master) I am also looking for other blogs that I can advertise on. I have sold several ad slots this month and I am going to take that money and invest it back into my blog. I am also looking into other advertising venues, possibly Facebook.
What are you doing to promote your blog to new readers?