If you do I’m pretty sure you’re already aware of just how steep the competition is for geek blogs. Sure, there are millions of people out there who read geek blogs every day, but with so many of the same people putting up their own blog then it’s no wonder that we geek bloggers have a hard time getting the attention of geek readers, much less getting them to come back regularly.
With so much competition for geek blogs, blog promotion is something you simply cannot overlook. You need to reach out to your readers if you want to get new visitors not just to grow your readership, but also to replace the ones you are bound to lose to other geek blogs. Of course, the ideal situation would be for all visitors to become loyal readers, but since we’re living in the real world, we know just how bad retention rates can be.
One way to promote your geek blog is by developing your network online. You need to connect with other geek bloggers, build your reputation, and hopefully get them to link to your blog. Of course, this will require you to invest your time in making rounds on related geek blogs and in social sites.
You also need to put some effort into SEO so that you can rank decently in search engines. However, SEO takes time, so that if your geek blog is new you can surely bet that you won’t be seeing your blog among the top results in any of the major search engines any time soon.
You can also promote your blog with a little less effort by submitting your blog details in directories and web portals. One such web portal you can use is Blog Search Engine, which can help you by providing you with a review of your blog and a backlink for a one-time fee of $14.99. They also have packages you can upgrade to that will give you more backlinks from other blogs and will get your features on the portal main page. This promotional strategy is a good way to help you in your link building, which will obviously affect your SEO efforts, as well as increase your visibility at once.
So what are you waiting for? If you’ve got a geek blog, don’t sit on it but promote it. Whether you choose to just submit your blog on Blog Search Engine, launch a full-blown SEO campaign, or use your social circles, the important thing is to get one with it today.