This is a guest post from Devesh. It is part of The “Bad Ass” SEO Guest Blogging Contest.

If you are trying to market your new blog, chances are you’ve already looked into search engine optimization then here are 6 Kick-ass ways to market your blog:

1. Building Mailing list

My single biggest mistake was not to build a list from beginning. I did not realize the power of list building until later on.
Building a list is an extremely popular aspect of the internet marketing industry. Everyone says repeatedly all the time, “the money is in the list!” And it is totally true.

Here are 5 reasons why you should build your list

  • Connect – Emails give you an opportunity to make your fans feel more closely connected with you.
  • Referrals – Put you in a position to receive regular referrals.
  • Easier – Make your sales process easier and more productive.
  • Sart conversations with people you are targeting.
  • This gives you a chance to build a good relationship with them and to show them that you will only provide them with quality products that can really help them

2. Blog Commenting

Blog commenting, one of the easiest and most effective way to market a new site/blog and get targeted traffic and backlinks. If people can see you being so active and commenting everywhere they end up, they will be more inclined to comment on yours, because you become memorable.  Take the time to leave a useful comment often enough, don’t just write “great post” or “thanks”. Don’t SPAM or self-promote when leaving blog comments. Another added benefit to blog commenting is that if you leave useful comments regularly, the blog owner will eventually notice. This greatly increases your chances of establishing a great new business relationship that could result in more links, traffic, and more subscribers to your list.

3. Guest posting

This is one of the best ways of getting website traffic to your squeeze page and/or blog. Make sure it is very high quality, and is something that provides genuine value and your chances of your request being accepted will increase.

Here are 5 Reasons why you should do Guest Posting.

  • Drive targeted traffic.
  • Build contact with other bloggers.
  • Increase your brand awareness? (How to Build a Great Brand for Your Blog).
  • Build high quality Backlinks to your blog.
  • Get new subscribers.

How to Find Blogs For Guest Posting

It is simple to search for those blog, simply do a Google search. Google, “Your Keyword” Guest Post or “Your Keyword” Guest Blog.  Remember to replace ‘Your Keyword’ with your keyword.

For Example – If i have to search for make money blogging blogs than i’ll simply type “Make Money Blogging” Guest Post in Google.

4. Social Media

One of the best ways to succeed on Social media is to get really involved. It is a great source of communication and the start of new friendships. It was built for genuine people who want to talk as humans and make connections. Sending people messages directly are another great way to get in touch with them on a personal level. It’s simply an incredible viral means to drive a large amount of sustainable traffic to any website over a period of time. Using it is crucial to your social marketing success. I try to submit every article to social media websites like Twitter, StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit, Delicious.

5. Search Engine optimization

Anyone who works for, or in, an online business knows how incredibly valuable SERPS positions are.  Being listed first in Google means you are bound to gain 55% of all available clicks while second place gains only 25% and the numbers decrease so dramatically that I’d rather be 10th then 7th because people sometimes click on the bottom result before moving to the second page.

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6. Forum Posting

If you take the time to answer some of the members’ questions thoughtfully, be genuine as you participate in discussions and help others out, you’ll establish a good name for yourself. This strategy can really help your traffic explode because if someone from a related forum visits your blog and likes what they see, they will send people visiting their forum to your blog, thus increasing your traffic exponentially. I’m usually active on Digital Point and Warrior Forums.

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