Ever wonder what to do after you publish a blog post on your site to generate more traffic? If so, perfectttto! This post shares 8 different things you can do after you publish your blog post to skyrocket your traffic to your site! Oh! Also! If you are looking for a post that shares the top things bloggers + biz owners can do before they publish a blog post to maximize exposure check out this post by clicking here!
So, Let’s dive right in!
What To Do After You Publish A Blog Post To Explode Traffic
Pin Your Blog Post On Pinterest
If you are a blogger and not on Pinterest.. Go sign up quickly! Pinterest is seriously one of the leading factors to my site traffic rapidly growing within’ the last 6 months! Because of that, it’s super important to post your blog post on Pinterest with an awesome pinnable image! Such as the one shown at the top of this post with my blog post title!
Once you have renamed all your images in your blog post with relevant keywords I recommend pinning the images directly from your website onto Pinterest. I also recommend creating a Pinterest board for all your blog posts. For example, on my Pinterest profile, I have a board specially created for my all my blog posts named “Arts and Budgets.” The board holds all my blog posts from my site. As seen below!
Also, make sure to keep your pin(s) in routine by joining group boards and pinning your pin(s) to all your relevant group boards. Signing up for schedulers such as Board booster and Tailwind can help with saving time with this! Looking to take your Pinterest game up a notch? Check out this post which shares 7 ways to increase your Pinterest following this month by clicking here!
Put Up An Instagram Post About It
Instagram! Instagram! Oh, Instagram! A lot of people aren’t aware how to use Instagram to grow their blog but you can totally utilize this platform to grow your blog + biz. Wanna know how?
- Put Up A Post About Your New Blog Post On Your Page
So, normally when I have a new launch or something new happening on my site I post about it on Instagram. I always get a great response from my audience from this platform which is way it’s one of my favorites. So, when you have a new blog post, post about it on your Instagram page and direct folks back to the blog post by leaving the URL link to the post in your bio! Make sure to let your audience know that they can find the link to your blog post in the caption of the post.
- Use the Instagram video story feature to promote your new blog post!
I absolutely love the video story feature on Instagram and I truly believe it’s a game changer for Creatives online entrepreneurs! A lot of bloggers + biz owners are taking advantage of this feature by doing video stories of their latest blog posts. For example, below is a screenshot from one of my Instagram video stories about one of my blog posts about Top Twitter Chats!
Since I have a business account and over 10k followers I am also able to put the blog post URL link right in the video. So, when my readers swipe up in my video they will be sent directly to my site! Can you say: Game. Changer.!
Not only is this super convenient for your readers but it will also help with sending traffic directly to your site! So, if you have a business account and over 10k followers totally check out this feature on Instagram! If you aren’t sure how to set it up check out this post to find out how by clicking here!
I just found out about this gem from Christina Shoemaker from The Whole Cook! But, did you know you can add hidden hashtags to your Instagram stories?
Yup! You can also add hidden HASHTAGS right in your Instagram stories! Simply add a text box on top of another text box in your Instagram story video. The hidden text box can be the place for your hashtags.
For example, in my Instagram photo above about the top Twitter chats you can’t see my hidden hashtags on top of the text box that says, “Looking for the best Twitter Chats For Creatives! Swipe UP!” because they are hidden behind that text. Below is how it looked while I was editing the text before I posted it. As you can see the hashtags are at the top and I simply moved the main text box on top of it.
This method gets your stories shown to an audience beyond your followers! You can also see how many views your stories get from the hashtags in your analytics tool at the top of your Instagram page.
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Send An Email To Your Subscribers
So after you finish publishing your blog post make sure to send an update out to your email subscribers! I normally share a little information from the actual post in the newsletter then include a link so that my readers can access the post very quickly from the email. So you can draft up an EPIC email to your subscribers and include helpful information from your post and then link the actual post in the email to your subscribers so that they can view it quickly.
Tweet Multiples Times About The Post
I don’t show Twitter enough love buttttt it’s an awesome platform! So, when you have a new blog post make sure to post about your post several times on Twitter. Since the Twitter feed moves very quickly a lot of tweets can get lost so it’s important to post multiple times on Twitter daily. If you are looking for the best Twitter Chats to join to share your blog posts check out this post about the top Twitter Chats to join to boost engagement by clicking here!
Post The New Post In Facebook Groups Promo Threads
As a biz owner or blogger, if you want to attract new clients and get a ton of engagement on your blog, Facebook groups are where it at, yo!
Facebook Groups are different groups on Facebook of bloggers, biz owners, and entrepreneurs who come together to build a community of support. They often have promo days where you can promote your latest blog posts which mean FREE promo to your latest work. Ahem! I said, FREE promo to your latest work! That’s huge! You wanna know why-
It’s huge because most of the groups have over 300 people in them and that means your blog post(s) will be shown by a lot of awesome-sauce people! I actually have promo threads in my group Creative Ninja Nation 3 times a week to help my members boost their blog posts + social media platforms! Check us by clicking here! Some of my other favorite groups to boost engagement are: Growing Social Media for Bloggers & Grow your Blog,!
Respond To Comments
This is something that I am working on doing better with! But, one of the best ways to get to know your audience is by responding to their comments in the comment section of your post. If someone has a question make sure to answer it to your best ability. Going the extra mile to answer questions can build more engagement and a strong readership. Most importantly it will make your audience feel valued which can build trust within’ your community.
Do A Facebook LIVE About The Post
YOOOOO! I just did my first Facebook Live on my Arts and Budgets Facebook page and I LOVED it! I think it has something to do with the fact that I have been performing in music & theater almost my whole adult life and I simply love that form of communication.
In my Facebook live video, I shared 3 tips on how to use Pinterest to explode blog traffic (which was actually one of my BLOG POST). So, when you have a blog post, you can actually do a Facebook live video on some of the tips from the blog post in Your Facebook group ( if you have one) or on your Facebook fan page!
This is a great way to repurpose old content! 🙂
I absolutely love going LIVE and I am totally looking forward to doing one Facebook Live video weekly starting next month to share blogging + social media tips! Check out my first LIVE video below about how to use Pinterest boost your blog traffic! Woo hoo! 🙂
Study Your Analytics
Yup! Check those numbers, Yo! I normally check google analytics at least once per week to see which posts perform the best on Pinterest and other social platforms! If you aren’t sure how to find your best performing best posts. Check out the instructions below!
- Simply to go analytics.google .com
- Once you get there, make sure you are signed in!
- Then click on ACQUISITION and then click on SOCIAL and then click Network Referral.
- After that, you will see a page with all your top performing social platforms that generate traffic to your site.
- After that, simply click on each platform individually and you will see your top performing post for each platform.
So make sure to check your stats weekly or monthly to see which posts are performing very well.
So there you have it! Over 7 ways to generate more traffic to your site after you hit publish! What are some things you do after you publish your blog post to maximize exposure!
Christy Wiliams says
Thanks for these great tips, Latasha! I am great with some of them, but have a lot to work on still.
Latasha Peterson says
Thanks so much, Christy! 🙂
This was SO helpful! Thank you for sharing, I’m going to save this post as a great reference tool!
Latasha Peterson says
Yay! So glad to hear this post helped! 🙂 THanks a ton for stopping by. 🙂
This is super helpful, Latasha! Thanks!
Jenny @ Paint & Pillows says
I always forget about posting to Instagram! Thanks for the reminder 🙂
I have been focusing so much on Pinterest and SEO keywords, I have let every other platform fall to the side. I need to pick up my Facebook/Instagram game.
Thanks for the tips.
Tanvi Rastogi says
I agree with all your tips. I try my best to follow them all.
Ken Hanaya says
Thanks for this info. There’s a few I know I can benefit from.
Jessica Peresta says
This is so helpful! I’m always looking for ways to gain more traffic and to grow my blog. Thank you!
Amanda at The Light Owl says
I love these tips! I am still learning about promoting on instagram and twitter, but my pinterest game is pretty solid! I’m finally seeing traffic coming in from twitter, but not so much on instagram yet 🙁 The hidden hashtags sounds like a great trick! I will have to try it out!
Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms says
These are great tips! I need to get a move on growing my Instagram so I can get the link feature!
This is so helpful! I’ve never tried Facebook live before but should.
Diary of a Debutante says
Great tips! Love the Twitter chat idea… I’ve never considered that before!
Melitta Campbell says
Love these tips, thanks! I particularly like the idea of doing FB Live – I’ve thought of doing this in the past, but then wasn’t sure what to talk about, but discussing my latest blog post would be so easy to do! Watch this space ; )
Very helpful thank you! How do stories pop up under hashtags on Instagram though?
Kamira Gayle says
Thanks for these tips. I really need to incorporate video and try Pinterest!
Jesse Coulter says
I have been putting diving in to Pinterest for so long….need to get better about pinning!!!
I didnt know about this URL for IG deal. Is it just for accounts with over 10k followers?
Latasha Peterson says
Hi, Amber! 🙂
Currently, only business accounts with over 10K followers can use the Instagram URL feature in the video stories. I am thinking they will roll it around to account under 10k pretty soon though. 🙂
Melanie Pickett says
Really good advice! I’m doing most of these but not the IG stories. I haven’t done one yet and I don’t really know how, but I’ll give it a whirl. Thanks!
These are such great tips!! Thanks for sharing!
Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries says
I’ve yet to have a blog post “explode.” I need to try some of these tips. They’re awesome!
These tips were so helpful! I had never thought of using Instagram Live that way and actually plan to do an Instagram story using my latest post. Thanks so much!
This was the most helpful post I’ve read all day! I think I need to up my Pinterest game. Thanks for the tips!
The Frenchie Mummy says
I have never done a live Facebook. I need to look into that
Great list! Building a community and getting to know your audience is so powerful! Not only responding to comments on your own blog but going a little further and leaving them a comment on a recent post of theirs has been really helpful for me too!
These are great tips- and I needed to read this!!! I definitely need to work on a few. Thanks for sharing! XO
Great informative post. Pinterest is no doubt is the best strategy. Hashtags on Instagram is new for me. Will try for sure.
Thanks for amazing information.
John Mulindi says
Hi, very informative tips. I use most of these, but there are some which I have learned in this post. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much for the tips! Adding some of these to my workflow now 🙂
Excellent tips! I have already started implementing some of them!
About your tips in relation to instragram, do you happen to know how I can get the feature where a link is added when viewers of stories swipe up?
Linda Luke says
Great tips! I need to pay more attention to Pinterest. One thing I would add is to share your blog on other venues, like Medium. I had one of my posts get noticed by a magazine there and when they shared it, it went viral.
Mala @ momchakra.com says
I am still in two minds about using Instagram to promote my blogs. Just not sure what to post there because I try to avoid uploading photographs of my family on the internet. And posting quotes or blog titles sounds boring (and what I do on Pinterest anyway). What do you suggest?
Sooo helpful! I will keeping this bookmarked!
Makenzie kublin says
Very helpful article! I’m always looking for ways to increase traffic to my blog through social media and there are so many good tips that you shared. I will have to give them a try!
These are really good tips and I use all of them (except the email one because I have no email subscribers), but I still have trouble getting my blog out there. 🙁
I’m very new to blogging and I’m still trying to figure lots out!
I need to learn how to do an Instagram story and FB live, but I do all the rest when I post.
Sally Laverne says
Thanks for the post. Its been really useful.
I have just started a blog, and having tips like this is a good thing.
Jordan Sinclair says
Great post! I could work on getting better at a few of here for sure. I wish I had enough followers for the INstagram URL feature
Good tips, thanks. Also, depending on your audience, you can also share the post on Google+ and LinkedIn. There are a lot of great communities and groups you can find there depending on your niche where you can connect with other bloggers.
great help! may I ask what exact plug in you’re using for the “sharing is caring” buttons?
xx Kamille | http://www.kamilleking.com
I was just looking into this topic and glad I found your post. Thanks for the great tips!
Great tips! You’ve convinced me to use instagram to my advantage more. Thanks.
Great tips, thanks!! I just started a blog, so I have a long way to go, lol!
Jason Butler says
This is a great list. I do most of these things when I publish a new post. I never considered doing a Facebook live. I need to try it one of these days.
Great tips. Very informative. I’ll try the Instagram stories next.
Nancy @ bestreviewofproduct says
Good information here, Latasha! Using social media is a great way to generate more traffic to the site, it’s good you discussed how to properly use them in different platforms. Facebook and Youtube works for me and the others mentioned are must-tries for me. Thanks for sharing!
I love the hidden hashtags trick , I will definitely be using that.
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