What good is it having a blog if no one ever sees it or comments on it. Syndication is vital to your blog, and in this blog post I want to discuss some of the strategies I use on my blog and would encourage fellow bloggers to start using on their blogs. They are in no particular order
Triberr.com – This is a great site for syndicating your content. Basically, you sign up for free and join tribes. You can join 5 tribes with your account. Also, you can make your own custom groups, too. Thinking about doing my own group soon :). Another thing I like about this site is bonfires . This is simply a forum where you find people that are looking to start a community with similar interest. Yeah, I know when I first started using this site, thanks to Lisa Buben was really overwhelmed. It seemed very confusing. But, I stuck with it, like I do like I tend to when I don’t understand something and love it.
It’s important to share others content as well as automate your content, which will go out through your rss feed. All to many times I just see people sharing their stuff, but never actually engaging with other people. Make sure it’s relevant to your site and space out your automatic post every 4 hours. That’s what syndication is all about (not spamming the hell out of Twitter, Facebook, Google +1, ect.) So make sure you participate.
For anyone that is confused with Triberr.com I found an awesome video on YouTube. Make sure you watch it:
Thanks Chris Voss for the excellent video!
BizSugar.com – I simply love this site! It’s a social bookmarking community for small business and entrepreneurs. I have had great success by participating on this site. My best post I always submit to BizSugar. Not to mention, you also want to like and comment on others submissions (make sure you read the post!). You need to have little communities where you engage people and BizSugar is great for that!
Big tip for you when you guest post or submit your articles make sure you submit your post to BizSugar. It helps build a strong backlink and more natural links. This increases the link juice that goes to your blog. Lastly, real good post will get published and I have seen huge spikes in traffic when my post get published. Very fun! Easy to use and you can only submit 3 post in 24 hours.
Technorati.com – I recently watched Ileane’s video on YouTube. (make sure you subscribe to her channel it’s great!). She made a good point about claiming your blog there and many people look down on it. Honestly, I don’t know why either Ileane? Maybe they are just lazy! It was her number 5 source of traffic via social media. I don’t spend much time there, but I have claimed my blogs there and it does pass some good link juice. Now that I think of it I should really start participating there more often.
Blogengage.com – Last but not least, Blogengage is great. You can automatically submit your post by putting in your rss feed. This works great for me because I have two big sites and I am allowed 3 rss automated syndications with my account. I actually spend more time here than the others, and I am 96th overall in terms of rankings by users. I’ll get into that top 10 in due time :). That is one thing you can count on!
Also, you can submit manual urls. So let’s say you guest post on Ileane’s website. What I would do is share that post on Blogengage and Bizsugar. It helps build up more link juice as I stated above. Brian has done a wonderful job and recently redesigned Blogengage and even implemented a point system where you can win cool rewards. Lastly, there are competitions where you can win 1,000 for best guest post on Blogengage and other great contest. Rather than going on and on about it check out my full Blogengage review here.
What is your favorite places to syndicate content online? Are there any you use that are not on this list? Please leave your comments down below.