Saturday, September 8, 2007

6 no budget marketing tips

Friday I promissed to tell how I got a 120 hits on one post in a few hours, which is my maximum. It was not on my English blog, but on my Dutch blog for a post on education.
What were the ingredients:
(1) a good post - original idea, humour, serious aspect, knowledge plus new angle
(2) topic is in the news
(3) 2 forums on related subjects where people know you, open a topic
(4) enough time to go visit some new blogs on a related topic to leave a fresh link, choose some blogs that are about the same as yours e.g. at the http://truthlaidbear.com/ecosystem.php
(5) Here I wrote:
go to http://www.ultralinking.com/, submit your blog address and immediately cut and paste their code into your blog. Then go back to ultralinking to check if you're submitted.
But as Mark comments, after 2 days of many new hits, I have to pay. I don't think they're a scam, but it's not no-budget publicity either. I didn't proceed to pay.
(6) react to an article in the news on a subject that is closely linked to one of your topics of interest. Leave a link.
Probably there was more to it... what
I forgot.

5 comments:

ktismatics said...

Yes I believe those are good tips for getting hits: be timely, choose a popular topic, link to others who are also writing on the topic. These same features also work in academic writing, I've discovered.

Odile S said...

True, I haven't found a non profit blogging marketing article yet, this is why I came up with this. Most of my readers are probably intrinsically motivated and put marketing and publicity last.

Mark said...

What is Ultralinking? It looks like a scam. Did you have to pay?

Odile S said...

Hi Mark,

I didn't have to pay, but I did get many new visitors. I visited the site again to find out that now they ask money for the service.
I've changed my post subsequently. Thanks mark for pointing this out.

Odile S said...

Hi Mark,

I didn't have to pay, but I did get many new visitors. I visited the site again to find out that now they ask money for the service.
I've changed my post subsequently. Thanks mark for pointing this out.

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