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7 Recently Updated Blog Tips to Promoting your Blogger Posts

written by: Dawn Tan•edited by: J. F. Amprimoz•updated: 12/3/2010

This Blogger Guide will show you step-by-step 7 recently updated blog tips to promoting and driving massive traffic to your Blogger posts. It is very important that your blog is search engine friendly and that you optimize the various Blogger traffic tools that are available for free.

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    Blogger Post Promoting Tips

    Now that you have written new blog posts on your Blogger (also known as Blogspot), you will have to promote them in order to drive traffic to your blog. These 7 recently updated blog tips will help you to viral your posts out to the blogsphere and reach out to a wide audience across the world.

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    1) In Your Recently Updated Blog, Turn on Post Pages

    First you must make your blog posts friendly to the search engines by turning on Post Pages. Follow these steps to enable post pages which will make it easier for readers to find your posts in the archives.

    Step 1: Log into your Blogger Dashboard.

    Step 2: Click on "Settings"

    Step 3: Click on "Comments"

    Step 4: Comment Form Placement, select "Full page"

    Step 5: Scroll all the way down and click "Save Settings"

    Step 6: Scroll all the way back to the top bar and click "Archiving"

    Step 7: Enable Post Pages, select "Yes" from the drop down menu.

    Step 8: Click "Save Settings"

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    2) Optimize your Blog Posts

    Optimize your blog posts to make them search engine friendly by putting your keywords into your blog titles. Write relevant, unique and high quality content with correct grammar and punctuation. Ensure that you tag your blog posts with the relevant keywords or keyword phrases. This will make it easier for people to find your blog posts.

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    3) Add your blog to Blogger's listings

    Add your blog to Blogger's listings to increase your online visibility. By doing this, you are allowing your blog to also appear on sites such as Blogger's homepage and Next Blog. Follow these steps to allow the listings.

    Step 1: Click on "Settings"

    Step 2: Click on "Basic" on the top bar

    Step 3: Add your blog to our listings? Select Yes.

    Step 4: Click "Save Settings"

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    4) Set your Blog to Send Pings

    You can set your blog to automatically send out pings to notify the search engines that you have recently updated your blog. Just follow these steps:

    Step 1: Click on "Settings"

    Step 2: Click on "Basic" on the top bar

    Step 3: Let search engines find your blog? Select Yes.

    Step 4: Click "Save Settings"

    This will include your blog in Google Blog Search and ping weblogs.com, which is a free ping-server used by most blog applications.

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    5) Enable "Email This Post"

    "Email This Post" allows your blog readers to share your posts with their friends. To enable this feature, follow these steps:

    Step 1: Click on "Settings"

    Step 2: Click on "Basic" on the top bar

    Step 3: Show Email Post links? Select Yes.

    Step 4: Click "Save Settings"

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    6) Using Google gadgets - "Share It"

    You can add a Google gadget - "Share It" which allows your readers to share your Blogger post on the world's most popular social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Follow these steps to add this gadget to your blog.

    Step 1: Click on "Design"

    Step 2: Click on "Add a Gadget" in your blog Page Elements

    Step 3: Select Featured and Add "Share It"

    Step 4: Click "Save"

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    7) Add the Google gadget - "Subscription Links"

    Subscription Links allow your readers to subscribe to your blog and keep up-to-date with your latest blog posts.

    Step 1: Click on "Design"

    Step 2: Click on "Add a Gadget" in Page Elements

    Step 3: In Basic Gadgets, Add "Subscription Links" to your blog

    Step 4: Click "Save"