42 Dazzling Tips To Rock Your Business with Blogging & Social Media

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42 Dazzling Tips To Rock You Business with Blogging & Social MediaEstablishing and managing a community blog is becoming an increasingly important role for all types of businesses, whether it’s a tech startup or a major corporate brand.

Everyone has started utilizing the power of blogging and social media, so here we’re with 42 dazzling tips that will help your business to get more leads.

1. Invest in to a Great Blog Design – If you don’t have a lot of money to spend on the design, than get a premium WordPress theme. It usually cost $35-100 to get a nice looking design. On BlogPreneurs, I’m using Genesis Theme Framework (aff. link) with Balance child theme.

2. Invest in to a Great Blog Content - Write high quality in depth articles. Without putting much effort in your writing, your blog would be just sitting where it was… a year ago.

3. Don’t post daily – When I first started started blogging back in 2009 with a mmo blog, I publish 1-2 articles everyday and soon started losing interest. Here on BlogPreneurs, we’ve decided to stick with 3 posts / weekly schedule.

4. Create a list post – If done properly can generate thousands of visitors to your blog and even links from the relevant sites in your niche. A great example is my recent post – “The 100 WordPress Related Blogs you need in your life“.

5. Build Email list – As they say “Money is in the list”, this is totally true. Building email list is something every blogger should do from the beginning. An email list is powerful than any other mediums including Twitter, Facebook or Google+. It’s more of a personal way to connect with your readers.

6. Guest Posting – A powerful strategy that can take your blog to next level. The benefits of guest posting are unlimited. It’s not just about getting traffic or backlinks, it’s about building relationship with other bloggers in your niche.

7. Blog Commenting – Read other blogs in your niche and leave thoughtful comments. A great example of one who does this very well is Adrienne Smith (a commenting superstar).

8. Turn all your articles into an PDF ebook – Brankica from Online Income Star converted all the blog posts into an small pdf ebook and sells it for an $9.99!  I’ll be doing some thing similar for my WordPress Marketing Blog.

9. Run a Blogging contest – Contests are great, drive traffic and new traffic to your blog. Do a weekly or monthly giveaway on your blog and see how much beneficial it is..!!

10. Create a Blogging Guide - Create Beginner’s Blogging guide or convert some of your best blog posts into a bundle or guide.

11. Create a Resource/ Toolbox page Building a resource page is as important as building mailing list. A Resource page helps new readers to find what they want. It is also great for ranking in search engines.

12. Answer your blog comments – Something that every blogger should take advantage of.  A great example is Keith Davis, who does this very well. He replies to every single comment he gets and try to build long lasting relationship with them.

13. Do Interviews – Take the time to reach out to some of the big authorities and offer to interview them. I’ve been doing it from a long time and it works really well.

14. Get Interviewed on another blog – Take the time to reach out to the medium-sized blogs and ask them if they would be interested in doing an interview. Do your research before contacting any blog.

15. Accept Guest Posts – You should accept guest posts from time to time. In fact, it’s nice to have a “guest post” or “write for us” page on your blog, so that people looking to guest post can easily contact you.

16. Write a blog post about scam products – You always write raving reviews about products and how awesome they are. How about writing a review of a scam product or making a list post of top 10 scam products.

17. Join Forum boards – Forum boards are great, as they can generate huge amounts of traffic to your blog. Forums also help in connecting with other people in your niche.

18. Create Infographics – Infographics are great for creating link-baits. Visual infographics can turn the complex data into excellent stories using graphics. Two companies that are doing it very well are Kiss Metrics and Unbounce.

19. Podcasting - an untapped market that not many people are utilizing. Only a handful of bloggers are using this and are getting good results

20. Start doing videos – a good and useful video can go viral and attract links and traffic to your site.

21. Live blogging – Do you attend blogging events or conferences? Then how about doing a live blogging and reporting everything. There are few great plugins available in the WordPress Respo for this.

22. Use CommentLuv Plugin – Reward your readers by automatically placing a link to their last blog post at the end of their comment. I’m using the free version of this plugin on BlogPreneurs and it seems to work really well.

23. Add Simple Reach Slider Plugin – The Slide recommends related posts from within your site on a widget that “slides” in at the bottom of the page. Click here to download the plugin from the WordPress directory.

24. Create a huge list of roundups – create a link love posts, it’s an old strategy to generate traffic and build connection with other bloggers but it still works very well. A great example is Fetching Friday, where Kristi publishes a roundup of high quality posts every week.

25. Bloggers Face off – A kind of debate, AdsenseFlippers did it very well with their recent debate on Authority sites vs niche sites.

26. Create Caricatures of your favorite bloggers – last year a young blogger used this strategy and ended up getting links from A-list bloggers.

27. Add Google Authorship to your blog - It takes less than 15 minutes to set up the Google+ authorship verified to your blog. Here’s a great tutorial on how you can implement the rel=”author” to your blog.

28. Join Facebook Groups – Groups are a place which you can use to connect with like minded individuals in your niche.

29. Start A Forum for your site – a place where you can talk with your blog readers on more personal level. It can be free or paid, in either case, it will help you to build relationship with your readers.

30. Join Triberr – created by two amazing guys – Dan cristo and Dino Dogan! Triberr is a social app that can take your blog posts from zero to 100+ retweets, if used properly.

31. Being Everywhere – If I had to recommend one article about generating traffic, then it would Pat’s How to be everywhere. The post shows the different strategies that you can use to get your brand on multiple platforms.

32. Just RetweetJustRetweet is a simple twitter app that helps you get more tweets and provide you an easy way to find stuff you want to share and retweet it with a click and at the same time allows you to earn credits.

33. Submit and Engage with BlokubeBlokube is the social blogging community that bloggers & small business owners can use for multiple purposes – generating traffic, building links, connect with like minded individuals, finding blogs for guest posting & blog commenting, etc.

34. Join My SEO Community – Another social community but geared towards SEO. The site is filled with amazing content and run by some of the most talented bloggers.

35.  BizSugarBizsugar is the brainchild of SmallBizTrends LLC. The site has the most engaging community and is leaded by Anita campbell.

36. Use Buffer App – a smarter way to share and schedule your tweets and facebook shares. Fill up your Buffer at one time in the day and Buffer automatically posts them for you through the day.

37. Encourage your Readers to share - you should encourage your readers to share your blog posts with their friends. The best way to do it is by adding a social media sharing plugin at the bottom of your page.

38. Share Your Blog Statistics and Earnings - Not many people are happy in revealing their blog earnings, but those who do gets lot of praises from their blog readers. Expect our first monthly report, in the next month.

39. Connect with Influencing people in your industry – Help other people to…achieve what they want. Sometimes you may be able to make a connection to those and end up getting more exposure to your brand.

40. Make your site responsive – Convert your blog into a responsive design, so it can work on all the devices without compromising the design layout.

41. Write a Press Release about your blog – We mostly see people doing press releases for startups and small businesses, but it’s rare to see a Press release about a new blog or blog updates. It’d be an interesting experiment to do a Press release for this blog.

42. Keep Tweaking your blog design – Tweak your template to optimize readability.

What do you think? Do you have any tips that you’d like to share? Please let us know in the comments below.

I wrote this article for the “Rock Your BIz” blogging competition on BizSugar. Please click the Bizsugar vote button below to help me win the contest. Thanks!

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Comments

  1. Hey Devesh,

    What’s up bro? Hope you are doing great. Sorry for late comment, I was just away.
    I must say these are really great tips and I’m following almost 80% of them.

    I have a question to ask from you. You have mentioned in this post that building an email list is necessary, but I think you aren’t building an email list here at BlogPreneurs. Do you have any other blog in which you’re generating leads?

    Anyway, once again, these are really awesome tips.
    Thanks for sharing,

    Ehsan U.

    • Hi Ehsan,

      So glad to see you here man. Thanks for coming over here and leaving a comment.

      I’ve been building mailing list from a long time, before even I launched this blog and I know the power of it. I’ll be putting the optin form here on BlogPreneurs, very soon.

      Thanks for the continued support, mate. Greatly appreciated.

      • It’s nice to know that you’re building list.
        Guess what?
        I have found your “WPKube” blog today and I see you have optin form there. You are going great bro.
        Keep it up!

        BTW I did a mistake in my first comment here, I have put a wrong URL, so it’s my request to you to change that “Cyberack.com” to “GuideAndNews.com”.

        • Glad to know you found my other blog. I’ve finally started building mailing list here, on BlogPreneurs. So you may want to subscribe to the list.

          No worries. Just updated the link.

  2. Hi Devesh
    Another fabulous list – where to begin?

    So many things on the list that I need to do, start a list, make my site responsive, use Buffer app… goes on and on!

    Another great resource that so many bloggers will find useful – I’ll share on Facebook.

    • hehe Keith ;).

      So glad you liked the list, bud. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing this post on Facebook.

      I appreciate your great support.

  3. Sorry for second comment Devesh, but is “Just Retweet” a free service?
    It looks pretty good.

  4. Hi Devesh, thanks for sharing this list. It should be a ‘must list’ for every new blogger ;) What’s more – each point may be a title for a new post.
    BR, Chris

  5. What a great share Dev and there are some things on this list I haven’t thought of. I love it when people give me more to think about. Things I can incorporate that I’ve yet to try.

    I really appreciate such a thorough list so thank you again for sharing this. I’m bookmarking this one my friend. Most definitely and spreading the love.

    Enjoy your week.

    ~Adrienne

  6. Hi Devesh.. ;)

    I am posting around 4-5 articles/week. I read so many blogs they are saying don’t write daily. What you think?

    BTW Enjoy Your week..

    • I think you can write daily. Just don’t publish them all on your blog!
      It is smarter to spread your seeds and watch it grow from all over the web, than it is to publish posts on a new blog no one reads.

      Start guest posting. That’s what all the A-listers did to become big. It is a better strategy than running a ghost town. :)

  7. Dev, this is a wonderful post!
    So many ideas running through my :) right now. I have to do a roundup soon. Expect some link love :D

  8. I use Buffer and I am going to go look at Pat’s how to be everywhere right now. Thanks for the list.

  9. Hi Dev,

    Build that list. Build trust. Grow your business. Power list here.

    Grow your list from Day 1. Connect with people over days, weeks, months, years. Over time you gain trust, and repeat customers, or team members, if you simple send frequent, value-packed updates through email. Simple. Powerful.

    Thanks Dev!

    Ryan

    • Hey Ryan,

      Mailing list is something that needs to build since the day one.

      Thanks for the fantastic comment, Ryan. Have a great day.

      -Dev

  10. Ashleen Moreen says:

    I found some useful information here. Social Media is really great when it comes to promotion of your business and many people always believe on this. Thanks a lot for sharing this to us.

    • Hey Ashleen,

      Social Media plays a very important role in online business. It normally takes 30 minutes of your day to manage the major social media accounts and the results are huge.

      Thanks for the comment. Have a great day.

  11. Getting interviewed on another blog works very well in your favor. The exposure you get from such an opportunity is immense. Great tips overall.

    • Well said, Masood. If you’ve spent few years in blogosphere, then getting interviewed on another blog is a super easy.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  12. Hi Devesh,

    Awesome list and work at this stage of life.
    Going very good. You deserved a great winning. Reading this article reminded me of my management lessons at College, like we learn lines of authority in Management as you mentioned here as detailed list. The list is very impressive and informative. Truly helpful and guiding towards adopting the approaches.

  13. Hi Dev,

    Great list. There are so many things to do. I try to do a little every single day, and I mostly focus on content and trying to keep my blog design simplistic (I don’t want to add too many ads or things in the sidebar).

    When it comes to social media, I try to keep things personal and I always have a few conversations every single day on twitter, facebook or g+ – personal conversations makes it more fun :)

    • Hey Jens,

      Glad you liked the list. Content is the most important & essential element of our blog.

      I’ve been reading your blog for last weeks and love what you’re doing their.

      Congratulations on your first kindle book ;).

      Thanks for coming over here and leaving a nice comment. Keep up the rocking work.

  14. Hmm, you indeed have a great list of to do things here. I kind of tried including every thing possible. Only thing I’ll say is that you don’t have to do all these at the same time. Pick a few and run with them until you begin to see results and then pick some more and carry it on!

    Ok, on that I’m picking right away #42 for yours it already in my to do list. :)

  15. Thanks Devesh it’s a great list. it surely help the every new blogger.

  16. Some of the tips are 1 time effort, i.e. once it is done, you won’t need to do it again. The rest like traffic generation need consistency and persistence before we can see awesome results.

    I will suggest to take a few that we love, master them and take action everyday, even a baby step per day is good enough.

    Cheers,
    Ming

  17. Hi Devesh, this list post rocks! I got lost of advices and tips here in a short way possible! So I must say it’s a long guide written precisely. I love how straight you are with your subjects. You have mentioned here almost all the essential ways to a successful blogging. I have been blogging for more than a year now – but I am not that successful because I failed to follow some vital factors, but am trying to my best to make a way towards success.

    After reading this, I realized that it’s not good to always write for your blog (daily posting), it’s better to share and visit other blog as well (blogs of your niche). I am used to commenting and making friends with other bloggers before, and I want to extend friendships again through reading helpful post like this, and sharing my opinions.

    Regards,
    Prime

    • Hey Prime,

      I’ve been blogging and building websites for last 2-3 years and I can definitely say that guest posting is one of the best ways to generate targeted traffic. Posting on other blogs isn’t just about getting traffic, it’s about building long lasting relationship with the author of a blog.

      Commenting on other blogs and making friends is a great strategy. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your insights.

      -Dev

      • I am trying to plan for a guest post, for the time being am trying to figure out how to manage my time… and I agree with you, guest posting and commenting like I am trying to do today is about building a good relationship with other bloggers who in turn will help and inspire me through their achievement in the blogoshere. Seeing successful bloggers like you inspires me not to quit blogging specially in my hectic schedules nowadays. Thank you for your response :)

        • I’d say do guest posting on medium-sized blogs first, like BlogPreneurs, FamousBloggers, BasicBlogTips, etc.

          Thanks for the nice words.

          Let me know if is there anything I can do to help you.

  18. Hi Devesh, these are some great tips on the promotion of a business through social media and blogging. To be frank, no business can avoid social networking websites in terms of promotion or marketing. Social Media has been one of my free methods to market up my business products with ease. However, I have also started to make use of paid advertising campaigns on Facebook & StumbleUpon to promote up a new business of mine. What do you say ?

    • Hey Priyangshu,

      Social Media sites are great and I’ve been using those sites since day one.

      Great to see you’re using paid advertising. I never used any paid advertising campaigns on Facebook and Stumbleupon, so I can’t really comment on them. Though, I’ve heard Facebook uses bots to generate clicks.

  19. Tung Tran says:

    Hi Devesh,
    How’s it going? Long time no see. I have successfully passed entrance examination and am waiting for welcome letter from university :D. I’m free now so it’s time to come back. I’m thinking about what niche to write on. My passion is internet marketing but it seems that there are too many IM blogs out there. Have any suggestion or advice for me?

    • Hey Tung,

      Wow Congratulations bud.

      Hehe there are hundreds of thousands of internet marketing blogs, but only few blogs provide something new to the table.

      If you have passion for internet marketing, I’d say go for it. If you’re truly passionate about it, then you’ll definitely get success.

      Thanks so much for coming over here and leaving a nice comment.

      Have a fantastic weekend.

  20. Thanks Devesh for these awesome tips. I think all newbie in this field will get help from this blog. Keep blogging like this. Thanks again.

    • Thanks for the great support, Kuladip. Much appreciated.

      Let me know if is there anything I can do to help you.

      Have a great weekend.

  21. Hi Devesh,
    A wonderful post!
    Congratulations on winning the BizSugar “RockYourBiz” Competition in first place, I know you will be absolutely thrilled with your new iPad :)

    I am honoured to be involved with the competition, and wish you and the other winners all the best.

    • Hey Elaine,

      I’m so glad you liked the post.

      Thanks so much for the awesome support. Can’t wait to try out the new iPad ;).

      Have a fantastic day.

  22. Wow Devesh, this is a remarkable list, I have bookmarked this list. I do follow almost 50-60% of the tips but the rest of them are still new to me, for example, converting the whole blog into and ebook, or for example live blogging, podcasting. Those are somethings that I have not done but certainly and definitely can do in the future.

  23. I love the efforts you have put in this, regards for all the great posts.

  24. Congrats! Great tips, that you clearly use yourself! Love the title, too! Just one small note: you have a typo. Shouldn’t it be “42 Dazzling Tips To Rock Your Business with Blogging & Social Media”? (You should be Your.) But, with all those dazzling tips for success, who even noticed? ;) Keep up the good work!

  25. Triberr? I can not leave it before click and try to know it. Great blog Davesh. I get so many information here on my first visit :)

  26. hi devesh, nice and best Blogging & Social Media tips which rock sites in ranking.

  27. Great information you have here, i have learn t so much and for sure i have to implement right now thanks so much for sharing the information.
    Steve

  28. Hi Devesh, Awesome Post ! I impressed with you. Social Media is really great when it comes to promotion of your business and many people always believe on this. one more thing, When it comes to social media, I try to keep things personal and I always have a few conversations every single day on twitter and facebook.Well thanks to tell about this information.

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