5 Ways to Improve Your Online Visibility
Most bloggers have a terrible visibility problem.
They have writing skills. They solve problems easily. Some spin entertaining yarns. Others offer practical, proven tips. But they are publishing posts in an empty blogging cave, echos carrying through the chamber each time they hit the “publish” button.
Nothing feels worse than having zero exposure.
I used to get like 3 visitors a day to my blog.
Now I drive a lot more traffic than that. Even better? I have been featured on some of the world’s most famous, respected blogs.
The last time I published this type of exposure post on Enstine’s blog I had been featured on rocking blogs like Forbes, Virgin, Fox News and Entrepreneur.
Since then I have been featured on John Chow Dot Com, Positively Positive, Life Hack Dot Org and Smart Blogger.
By increasing my visibility through following these tips.
If you are starving for greater visibility and are sick of blogging for a chorus of crickets follow these 5 tips.
1: Guest Post
Guest posting is the ultimate way to increase your exposure exponentially. Or to do it stupid quickly.
I have added hundreds of people to my email list during a recent guest posting blitz.
I have also built stronger friendships with superstar bloggers like Enstine.
Think of it this way; I have 60,000 members in my Blogging From Paradise community between social media and my email list. If I guest post here I am connecting with Enstine’s massive, targeted community, plus the 60K folks I reach every time I publish a post on my blog.
Both parties win too. I get exposure. Enstine gets a helpful blog post published almost completely on auto pilot.
Write 1000 words daily in a Word document for practice. Gain confidence and clarity in your writing. Find your writing voice. Place more guest posts.
Make sure to publish guest posts on blogs predominantly from your niche. Straying a little bit is OK if you can get massive exposure – last week my blog and brand was introduced to 3.5 million Facebook fans via Positively Positive and Lifehack guest posts I placed – but stick to your blogging niche most of the time to see the best results from guest posting.
2: Comment on Top Blogs in Your Niche
Blog commenting is one of my favorite ways to be more visible in the blogging and travel blogging niches.
I share 2 to 5 paragraph comments on blogs related to my niche to:
- build friendships
- boost traffic
- boost profits
- help fellow bloggers
Share your thoughts in a helpful, generous manner. See comments as mini guest posts. Be persistent. Folks *do* read comments and bloggers often befriend fellow blog commentors.
Blog commenting is an awesome, low barrier to entry way to make friends, gain exposure and drive traffic for free.
3: Join Social Sharing Groups
Join social sharing groups through sites like Facebook and Google Plus to maximize your blog traffic and to expand your visibility.
You can also join a site like Triberr to be seen within your niche.
These groups are based on the concept of reciprocity. Help a bunch of folks. Many will help you in return, promoting you freely.
4: Be Active on Forums
Being active on the Warrior Forum has increased my visibility and credibility quickly.
I’ve been a member for 8 years but only became hyper active on the forum within the past 2 months.
Almost 3000 posts later I drive traffic and business through the platform.
Join Warrior. Be active. Ask questions. Learn. Share answers.
Engaging Warriors have zero issues getting noticed in the internet marketing, affiliate marketing or blogging niches.
5: Be Active on Q and A Sites
I am currently the #3 most viewed member in the Blogging category on Quora.
Just today I received messages and emails from individuals who found me on the platform.
Quora is a goldmine for blogging ideas but an even better spot to improve your visibility through the simple act of answering questions.
Be generous. Spend 30 minutes daily offering your insight, building bonds and increasing your exposure on the site.
What tips can you add to this list?