Try These 4 Quick Blogging Tips & Tricks

by Janith

Today, I want to share with you 4 things that I thought of in my head through the day. It’s unusual and quite random. I was just thinking a few ways, I could take Blogussion up a notch or two – and came up with a list of potential ways anyone could acheive the different aspects of blog-promotion.

Eventually, after some moderation on the list – I was left with a handful of random and disorganized tips and tricks that could help you either directly or indirectly in promoting your blog. What do you think?

Try misspelling a few words.

Purposely misspell commonly misspelled words and just watch the free traffic flow in. You would be surprised to see just how extra traffic will cumulatively build up – as you exploit this underlying loop-hole. It might seem a bit morally – wrong but we are not abusing the system… just making it easier for the lazy.

Try tweetin’ from your desktop.

To be honest, I’m not as active on Twitter as I would like to be. Well I wasn’t anyways. The concept of tweetin’ from your desktop has been around almost since Twitter’s launch but I never got around to using them. I’ve tried a handful over them over time but none of them… fitted my needs.

That was until I came across TweetDeck. I just cannot emphasize the value it has added to my Twitter account because with it – I feel like doing what Twitter was designed to do in the first place; tweet about everything that happens around me! It’s just an awesome tool, in fact I might even dedicate a whole post on the program and outline every single feature of it!

Try video marketing.

It’s not that hard: Get a web cam, some video-editing software + a free Youtube account and with a touch of your imagination you can potentially reach millions of people on the internet. This depends on your niche, obviously but if your in a market that can grow virally – just give it a shot. It can be anything from a game-play video with your narration to you singing the ABC 123 backwards!

It’s up to you, make something people want to watch – that has a direct relation to your blog; then just promote it.

Try to reply to your blog’s comments.

You can raise your blog’s awareness internally, as well. Writing up an article is just half the task, you need to then follow it up with promote it and once you do – act upon the response it gets. Most likely, the responses will be reflected on the comments and it’s absolutely critical to reply to most, if not all of your visitor’s comments.

Replying to comments goes a long way; because it entices the visitors to return to your blog and check up on the responses. It creates a more friendly environment and a warm feeling of community. Personally, I reply to every comment except those simply dropping by a Thank You, but everyone now and then – I reply with my appreciation for their contribution.

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Nokia Mobile Talk April 24, 2009 at 10:41 am

“Try tweetin’ from your desktop.” Why not tweet from your mobile phone, you can tweet via text, via an application, there are plenty of apps to satisfy most mobile users, here is link that will expand on Twitter and S60 but the same thing can be said about the iphone as well, different strokes for different folks :)

Twitter Mania and s60

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Janith April 24, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Different strokes, for different folks – Awesome saying man! :O
That’s so true, I’ve never explored tweetin’ from my mobile, because quite frankly – I don’t think my mobile from the 1800s is compatible with applications.

However, by no means am I saying people shouldn’t do it! If i had a better phone; I’d definitely look into tweeting from my mobile.

PS – My mobile network provider has their own dedicated branch for Twitter. Haha, I just found out :P

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Vitaly Indinko April 24, 2009 at 10:51 am

I’ve gotten a ton of traffic from misspellings. I can’t abide leaving it messed up on my blog, but on some of my forums I get considerable traffic from letter juxtaposition or other typos. I haven’t found it to be great traffic but it’s better than nothing. Unfortunately it’s hard to build on, since you don’t actually rate for the REAL term yet.

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Janith April 24, 2009 at 9:18 pm

That’s so true, but places outside our blog that you need traffic – ie. forum threads, like you’ve mentioned could use a bit of misspelling without too much harm. If there’s a link to your blog on that thread; you just might pick up a few visitors :)

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Typhoon April 24, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Some typo error I think. You said 5 pointers in the article but wrote about only 4 and also the title says 4..Where is the mistake?

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Alex April 24, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Maybe he was just putting the first tip into effect? Or maybe it is a typo, I’m not sure honestly. xD

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Janith April 24, 2009 at 9:19 pm

Ahh, I’ll grow up and accept my mistake :P
It was first planned to be a 5-pointer post, but the fifth point was somewhat lacking, so I decided to remove it as a whole. Forgot to edit the rest of the article to reflect that :)

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Farrhad A | The Dollar Diary April 24, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Rocking post Janith ;)

I agree with the typo thing, once I wrote a blog post “Tips to increase your subscriber count” I left the ‘o’ in the last word hahaha

It went viral of twitter.

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Janith April 24, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Haha, that probably brought some really confused visitors to your blogging blog :P

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Farrhad A | The Dollar Diary April 24, 2009 at 1:59 pm

*It went viral on Twitter.

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Kai Lo April 24, 2009 at 2:44 pm

I’m not a big fan of leaving typos alone. People find my site on Google with typos all the time, but I would not think it is professional to purposely make mistakes like GoGGle.

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Janith April 24, 2009 at 9:22 pm

It does have an effect on your online presence, no doubt – especially if you go overboard. However, a common typo or even in brackets “heyllo (I mean hello)” or even “heyllo (EDIT: hello)” – something that proves to the reader, you know your mistake can help out.

Throwing in a typo every now and then doesn’t hurt, but if you go crazy with it – it just might have a knock-on effect :(

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Simon | Teenius April 25, 2009 at 2:43 am

To be completely honest, I think leaving typos isn’t the right thing to do. I mean, if I’m going through a blog and they aren’t very good at English, I’ll usually click off. Why? Because it’s harder to read and I don’t want to spend hours everyday piecing together what a blogger is trying to say, and surely I’m not the only one that thinks like this?! ;)

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Alex April 26, 2009 at 10:42 am

I do agree with you Simon, I want my posts to be as bulletproof as possible. Maybe it does indeed work, except in cases like yours, but I don’t think spelling mistakes are worth it.

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seosoeasy April 25, 2009 at 5:02 am

Excellent tips and tricks that was very insightful and at same time learned some new features in promoting the blog.I had bookmarked for future implement and will keep updating your releases.Thanks for your effort made!

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Janith April 28, 2009 at 5:45 am

No worries mate, glad you found it so useful :)
Appreciate your comments on the post too ~ Thank you.

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Melvin April 25, 2009 at 8:01 am

I never intend to try to misspell words from my blog but I occasionally get a lot anyway because I type too fast, I don’t proofread and I have a very crappy grammar.. :)

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teenwebguru April 25, 2009 at 8:23 am

I actually have gotten some hit of of mispellings. The really weird thing is the word is actually spelled right, and I come up second in Serps for the regular spelling. However, i only get hits for the mispelling. Weird!

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Janith April 28, 2009 at 6:14 am

Haha, that really is weird :| Maybe the users for that specific keyword doesn’t know how to spell it all?
The keyword wouldn’t happen to be something like the longest word in the English language – now would it? :P

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Dennis Edell April 26, 2009 at 3:31 pm

1. Google themselves even emphasises writing for people first, search engines second..the typo deal is major breakage of that rule.

2. Google is already well aware of this “tactic” and has it too on their hit list…you’re a little late to the party here. ;)

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Janith April 28, 2009 at 5:48 am

Yeah perhaps so, but they haven’t done anything about it :P
I was “inspired” so to speak – because one of my minor sites reached almost 300% traffic to one page than the traffic the whole site gets on a daily basis.

After a simple background check, I realized it was cause I misspelled a Header Tag, which also appeared in my META-tags: ranked 3rd/4th for that misspelled word and result = 300% increase in traffic (mind you, 300% of little, is not that much anyways :P but still)

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Dean Saliba April 26, 2009 at 5:31 pm

Although I have Twirl to send Tweets from my desktop I still find myself using the web site to post more often than not.

Video marketing is a good idea, I’ve seen a few people do it but I’m very self-concious about myself so would never put a video of myself up.

Good tips, look forward to seeing some more soon. :)

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Janith April 28, 2009 at 5:52 am

I rarely visit the Twitter site anymore, but I can agree on your second point.

I, too am pretty self-conscious in appearing on videos on the net – but I think as Blogussion grows; I’ll learn to ease into the whole video marketing idea.
I think it’s just a matter of time, however do you plan to hosts some videos anytime in the future? Or is it completely out of your frame of mind?

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Matt Langford | MattFlies.com May 1, 2009 at 12:16 am

Great list, Janith! I really agree with your point about participating in the comments! I think it’s huge and keeps people coming back and joining in the discussion.

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Mathew from Video Traffic October 19, 2010 at 5:42 am

I’m in agreement with you on video marketing. There is a large group of your blog readers who would rather be informed through video or make a decision on buying a product after watching a video demonstration.

It’s also interesting to see the blogger we subscribe to on video, and see his or her personality shine through the video.

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