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The Top 5 Creative Ways to Promote Your InfoBarrel Articles

By Edited Sep 8, 2015 1 10

Ways to Promote your InfoBarrel Articles

 

I’m not a top InfoBarrel earner or anything (in fact, I’m still fairly new to the whole thing) but there is one thing I have learned very quickly and that is that you need to do some serious promotion of your articles in order to get traffic  to them.  Without traffic, you will have very little earnings.

I’m primarily a blogger so I started thinking about the ways I promote my blog and how I could adapt those ideas to promoting my InfoBarrel articles.  Mostly, people talk about social bookmarking but that is only the beginning if you truly want to be successful. You need to think outside the box.

Here are the top 5 ways to promote your InfoBarrel articles that you may not have considered before:

  1. Blog about it.  Blogs are great for building traffic, creating links, and gaining regular readers.  You can blog about your journey in writing articles for residual earnings or you can blog about a specific niche that you write about often on InfoBarrel.  There are many that are already doing this but I think that it deserves repeating.  You can start a free blog on Blogger.com or Wordpress.org (and if you use Blogger you can add your Adsense code for more potential earnings) or you can buy a domain and hosting for very little cost.
  2. Add the RSS feed of your articles to the sidebar of your blog.  It’s very simple to do.  Go to your profile and you will see a orange RSS button.  Click on that and copy the url from your browser.  If you are using Blogger.com you can add it easily with a Gadget or if you are using WordPress you can add a widget.  The feed will automatically update so that you always have the newest articles on the top.
  3. Guest post on others blogs.  Offer to write an article for others who blog about residual earnings or blog about the same topic as you.  Write something nice for them and in exchange they will put a link to either a specific article or your InfoBarrel profile in the resource box that talks about who you are.
  4. Comment on CommentLuv blogs.  Blogs that have CommentLuv enable leave a link to your latest blog post – or in this case, your latest article.  Use the RSS feed from #2 as your website when you comment on these  blogs.  Even better, try to find blogs that have both CommentLuv and KeywordLuv enable.  KeywordLuv allows you to leave keywords in your name and when search engines see the link to your name they will associate it with the keywords that you have attached, instead of your name.  (Note: Thanks to CWilliams for reminding me of the CommenLuv tool in his forum post)
  5. Create a YouTube video.  If you know how to use PowerPoint, turn your article into a PowerPoint presentation, record some audio, and put it on YouTube.  Don’t forget to choose a keyword optimized title and include keywords in the tags.  Put the link to your article or your profile at the very beginning of the description so that people don’t need to expand the description to see it.

Comments

May 12, 2011 1:07am
Deborah-Diane
Great suggestions. I have never been much of a blogger, but I can certainly see the benefits.
May 18, 2011 9:27pm
RaymonT
Thanks for the information. I've been looking for ways to increase traffic!
May 24, 2011 1:54am
dmcgaw
Glad you both liked it! I have some more that I'm working on!
May 27, 2011 6:09pm
footloose
I'd like to read more, too. I do like your idea about blogging about writing like we do here.
Jun 2, 2011 5:56am
SimplyPaul
I've tried a couple of blogs previously which fell beside the wayside for various reasons. I never really did get the whole promoting of the site and hopefully it's something I will learn writing articles for this site. Thanks for the advice.
Jun 2, 2011 12:13pm
dmcgaw
Promotion is a big part of running a blog or getting traffic to your articles. Without promotion you likely won't get very far. Although I know one person here that doesn't do any promotions and just writes a lot and as the articles age they get traffic on their own. I assume he is doing really good keyword research to compensate though.
Jul 19, 2011 4:47pm
LauraG
Great information! Thanks for sharing!
Jul 27, 2011 10:40am
mickeypalma
I think it's time to start blogging! Thanks for the tips!
Mar 7, 2012 12:56pm
InfoJunkie
These are really good suggestions. I'm glad I stumbled upon this article because I need some creative ways to promote my articles since I hate backlinking with bookmarking sites.
May 16, 2012 5:50am
claudslewis
These are great suggestions. I've started a blog, but find it tough to keep it updated. I guess I need to make more of an effort.
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