Here`s some suggestions you might consider:
• Use press releases to announce your blog - submit to sites like PRWeb, PRLeap and to editors of magazines, newspapers, and webzines in your industry. Also include your blog URL in any other press missives being sent from your firm.
• Register or submit your blog to industry-specific or regional directories. For example, my blog is listed at Designers Who Blog
(a directory of blogs by Oregonians) and many more.
• Make use of blog resource sites such as Technorati
or Blog Flux
(there are many other such sites) and make use of appropriate "tags" in your blog formatting for greater search engine capabilities (I just did a Google search for "blog-omotives" and got 63,000 link findings)
• Use your blog URL in your forum and email signatures and all printed materials going out of your office
• Include your blog URL in any online profiles
• Submit your blog entries to other related blog sites and publications. If I submit something to another resource I make sure it includes the credit line "Originally appeared on http://blog-omotives.blogspot.com/"
• If you`ve written articles for other publications or sites post blog entries with the appropriate links to the article - and include your blog URL in any bio information submitted to publications or sites publishing your articles.
• Link to other blogs or web sites related to your industry
• Posting my blog entries within my MySpace profile brings a lot of additional traffic to my blog and web site.
My blog has resulted in numerous potential clients coming my way either via my blog or website, publications and writers contacting me for input for articles or books, and other interesting business proposals. It also receives additional attention from the media that I`m sometimes not even aware of taking place. Just this weekend another designer made me aware of a local business publication writing about my blog
I took a look at your blog and found it to be a great start. If I were to have any initial criticism it`s that I find the Google ads at the top of the blog page distracting. Having opted to not have ads on my blog, I don`t know if it`s possible for you to move the ads to a side column allowing the focus to be more on what you have to say/write.
Good luck in the blog-o-sphere!
Jeff Fisher | Jeff Fisher LogoMotives
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