How to Start a Blog: Blogging & Promotion Tips for Beginners
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How to Start a Blog: Blogging & Promotion Tips for Beginners

Learn how I promote my blog & got 1000's of social shares, connected with influencers & increased subscribers.
4.3 (11 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,480 students enrolled
Created by Brian Lang
Last updated 2/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Drive Targeted Traffic to Your Blog
  • A quick overview of how to set up a blog quickly and inexpensively
  • Learn SEO for bloggers to get ongoing traffic from search engines
  • Get featured on other high traffic blogs and sites
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Requirements
  • No previous materials or software is required for this course.
  • HTML, CSS & Coding knowledge is NOT required
Description

Learn how to start a blog the right way!

Blog promotion is one of the biggest things that bloggers struggle with, but blogging doesn't have to be hard! This course compiles a few of the most effective techniques that I have used to promote Small Business Ideas Blog and get thousands of social shares to some posts.

The goal for this course is not to overwhelm people with every blog marketing technique out there, but instead to focus on the highest ROI techniques that influential bloggers are using today to quickly build a massive following. As a beginner, you need to be able to know how to promote your blog as quickly and effectively as possible.

Some concepts discussed include:

  • Blog Setup - How to get a professional blog set up quickly and inexpensively
  • Social Media - Where to focus your efforts on social media & a few common pitfalls that cause bloggers to fail
  • SEO for blogging - Why SEO is much easier than most bloggers think and how to get ongoing traffic from the search engines
  • Outreach - How to connect and collaborate with other bloggers to scale your reach, even when you are just getting started
  • Guest Blogging - Is guest blogging dead? How to get featured on popular blogs and what to avoid when guest posting

I also briefly go over some less common techniques that other A-list bloggers are using and my thoughts on them. The contents of this course are based on my own blogging experiences as well as a careful study of other highly successful blogs.

Who is the target audience?
  • This blogging course is designed for people who are new to blogging or anyone that is struggling to get traffic to their blog.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:26

This short module contains info on how to get started and get the most out of this course. PDF notes are attached to each module. Just click on the "Downloads" tab to download any notes or attachments with each module.

Some examples of successful posts I promoted from my own blog:

  1. How to Promote Your Blog Content: 40+ Experts Share Marketing Tips (4,000+ Social Shares) - http://www.smallbusinessideasblog.com/how-to-promote-your-blog
  2. LinkedIn Publishing Study: How Top Writers Get Featured on the Pulse (2,000+ Social Shares) - http://www.smallbusinessideasblog.com/linkedin-publishing
Preview 02:26
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Setting Up a New Blog
1 Lecture 09:15

Although this course is mostly about blog promotion, I decided to add this module to give a few tips about how beginners can get set up quickly and inexpensively. Includes info like what platform to use, which plugins to use and other considerations.

Preview 09:15
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Blog Promotion Tactics Used by A-List Bloggers
4 Lectures 33:42

Social media is a hot topic now and is a popular channel that bloggers use to promote their blog posts. This module goes over one of the biggest mistakes about how bloggers typically use social media and how to do social media effectively.

Social Media: The Truth about Social Media for Blogging
02:20

SEO is one of the most commonly overlooked and misunderstood opportunities in blogging. This module goes over how anyone can start getting search engine traffic to your blog. No technical skills or knowledge required.

SEO: How to Get Ongoing Traffic from the Search Engines
14:29

Reaching out to other bloggers is an effective, but highly underutilized blogging technique. Outreach can help you connect with other bloggers and can also result in a significant increase in sharing of your blog posts. This module goes over some outreach techniques that I've tried and the results.

Outreach: An Effective But Heavily Underutilized Blog Promotion Tactic
06:45

Google cracked down on spammy guest blogging in 2014 and as a result a lot of bloggers are afraid to guest post. This module covers how to guest post effectively and why guest posting is still an effective technique that you need to use.

Is Guest Blogging Truly Dead? What You Need to Know...
10:08
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Other Blog Promotion Tactics
1 Lecture 05:22

In this module, I cover other blog promotion methods briefly. Although many of these methods are not used as often, they can be highly effective when well executed and are worth considering when promoting your blog.

Other Blog Promotion Methods
05:22
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Final Thoughts & a Free Bonus
1 Lecture 01:54

Here are some final thoughts on blog promotion and a free bonus (in case you haven't already downloaded it).

Final Thoughts
01:54
About the Instructor
Brian Lang
4.0 Average rating
25 Reviews
1,950 Students
2 Courses
Small Business Marketing and Freelancing Specialist

I've been an online entrepreneur since 2003 and have made a living online through e-commerce, Adsense, and freelancing. I became an eBay Power Seller when I was selling on eBay from 2003-2005. Then I started an e-commerce store to sell baby shower party favors. In 2011, I started a web design business and I also run Small Business Ideas Blog, where I share tips for marketing and business & increased blog traffic by 1,310% in 2014.