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22 Comments on "Creative Social Sharing to Promote Your Blog"

Arif Nezami
4 years 7 months ago

“Turn Your Blog into a Slide” is the point for me.. Thanks Buddy..

4 years 7 months ago

Great post, most of these I already use however the one thing I would like to create is a short video about what I blog and talk about…thanks…for the reminder.

Tim Brownson
4 years 7 months ago

Danny, I used to do the SU thing and we had about 25 in our group. It worked great for a month or two, then obviously SU picked up on what we were doing with it’s algorithm and it became less and less effective.

We tried all sorts of ways to get round it, but eventually gave up. Is there anyway round that?

I still get a lot of inbound traffic from SU but the bounce rate is usually up around 85% and time on site about 1min 20sec. My single best source of quality traffic is from YouTube with an average read time of almost 8 minutes!

4 years 7 months ago

@Tim Brownson I agree with the bounce rate from Stumble but it is good for additional eyes. Interesting to know about the group being found less than effective with their algorithms. I am part of a similar type group, though ours is with Twitter.

Since I am not familiar with your site what type of videos do you have on YouTube that are leading to such an incredible amount of time on your site?

4 years 7 months ago

Hey there Tim,

What I’ve used in the past (and perhaps SU’s algorithm has changed) is different posting points.

Instead of just submitting the blog URL, share on another site and Stumble from there.

Additionally, only Stumble posts that you’d like to see more traffic to, as opposed to every single post. And make it sparse – if you have 10 in the group, you only post something from yours every 10th time.

Every other submission is a non-group one.

4 years 7 months ago

Sharing is caring. Sharing external resources that benefit users immediately or in the long run is a great way of increasing authority online. I usually share most of external resources via twitter..

Firas Abo Assaf
4 years 7 months ago

Thanks for the article Danny,
I would like to add Video blogging “Youtube for Example” it is a great traffic’s generator especially if the video is customized well..
And Of course Guest Blogging ;)…
Have A Great Day…

4 years 7 months ago

For sure, Firas, and YouTube is something I’ll be taking a deeper look at in the near future.

Cheers for stopping by :)

4 years 7 months ago

Thanks for sharing Danny,

I used a few of them especially Digg Digg and it really worked out well for me. I’ve not tried the ebook and slides yet. Would love to try them in the future.

What do you think about wibiya? Seems like a lot of blogs are using them recently. Mari Smith talked about it as well on Social Media Examiner Tv.


4 years 7 months ago

Social media share bars offer a great way to extend the process. I’ve actually experimented with a few here previously (Wibiya, GigaOm and Meebo).

The only thing I dislike about them is the real estate they can take up. It can either distract from your reading, or add load time to a page.

But that’s just my own view – they’re very popular on many blogs. There was a great comparison recently over at Heat Web:


Ari Herzog
4 years 7 months ago

You’re a big WordPress plugin promoter, I’ve noticed. I used to, too… and then I realized one day I wanted to reduce server load times for visitors and tinkered with PHP and CSS to create plugins without the plugins.

For instance, at the bottom of every article when you click my name you will see an author box and directly above and below that are assorted links for people to click. And, many do.

4 years 7 months ago

Well I only really promote two in this post, Ari – the rest are either browser tools or embeddables. ;-)

But yeah, I’ve cut down on some plug-ins and when Headway releases 1.7, I’ll be cutting down on some more due to built-in tools.

The Happypreneur
4 years 7 months ago

Some great advice here Danny, both from you and your readers! I love the idea of starting groups to comment on each others blog posts and to share them on several social networks. I am involved in just such a group and the traffic it brings to my blog is better than expected! We take it a step further and comment, tweet, post, etc on many social sites for one another.

I haven’t tried Slide Share, but am going to look into it! Thanks!
Celene Harrelson

4 years 7 months ago

What I like about groups is that, while you might share similar interests, you also have varied ones too. Which introduces you to great new sites and blogs – which can never be a bad thing. :)

Kapil Apshankar
4 years 7 months ago

Talk about the secondary and tertiary channels, Danny. You’re so much in the money – as always :)

Typical herd mentality is to follow the leader – in this case the big three (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook). But there’s so much untapped potential in the other channels you mentioned here as well. We just need to pick and choose – and establish them formally as secondaries and tertiaries.

There are also two more perspectives I wanted to share:

1. Social sharing cannot come at the expense of our base camps. So often do I see missing (or weak) base camps – with all the effort being spent on social media. Not a good idea.

2. Synergy in social media happens when we can cross-pollinate channels. Putting YouTube videos on blogs, blogs on LinkedIn and Twitter – a lot of possibilities to explore there and an equally large number of combinations to experiment with!

4 years 7 months ago

Thanks, Kapil. Agree completely about the strong basecamp to build the goodness from. And you might be interested in an experiment I’m prepping with cross-pollination in mind – details soon… ;-)

4 years 7 months ago

Thanks for the advice, Danny. I appreciate that you’re always so willing to share. Great timing too! Someone on #blogchat mentioned StumbleUpon as a great tool. I have to explore that a little more.

4 years 7 months ago

I actually wrote this post after #blogchat that week, Coreen, as I found it didn’t really go into the how too much. Glad to know this might help introduce you more to the delights of Stumbleupon :)

Justin McCullough
4 years 7 months ago

Nice advice to get us to look around and spread our wings a bit more. I would add cinchcast.com to the list.

Keep doing good things!

4 years 7 months ago

Thanks for the heads-up on CinchCast, Justin. Hadn’t heard of that one, but adding to my radar to check out.

Paul Castain
4 years 7 months ago

This was a much needed nudge for me to get those share buttons up on my site!

I’ve had a lot of success with sharing my blog posts in the Linkedin groups as news discussions. I make it a point to post the link in my status (on Facebook too)

One thing that I do whenever I put out an E Book is cross pollinate that effort a bit by putting a “PS” with a link in my auto signature. I will also send it to everyone in my network with a simple rule: “If you like it, pay it forward, if you don’t it deserves a one way trip to the round file” The last page of my E Books always have a “Cool Next Steps” page which include a link to subscribe as well as a link to my Linkedin group.

Looking forward to reading additional comments!

Paul Castain

4 years 7 months ago

Great idea with the ebook options, Paul. I think I did some stuff with the Simple Marketing one, though not to the extent you share – so definite future steps to keep in mind, cheers. :)