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What To Do After Publishing A Blog Post

Are you thinking What To Do After Publishing A Blog Post?  It does take a lot of effort and time to publish a single blog post, doesn’t it? I am sure you don’t want to let all those hard work go to waste. But if you don’t broadcast after publishing your post, then all your hard work is going to be wasted. No one will know that you have published a new post if you don’t tell them.

But how are you actually going to tell your audience that you have just published a new post? How are you going to let the search engine know that you have updated your blog? Where are you going to start collecting page views for your newly published post? How to let that new post be found and not get drowned among all those millions and millions of other posts?

What Are The Steps To Take After Publishing A Blog Post?

That’s a lot of questions to be answered, isn’t it? Well, that are all the questions I asked myself when I publish a post. If you had read all my previous post, you will know that I have been blogging for some time now. But I have only created this blog about a couple of months ago. My purpose to create this new blog is to share my knowledge with my audience. All the articles that I share in this site are from my personal experience as a blogger and a paper craft addict.

What To Do After Publishing A Blog Post

There are so many blog tips out there. Some may sound easy and convincing but sometimes they don’t benefit your site at all. Along the way, I have learned what is good and what is bad for a website. I have tried and tested whatever knowledge that I gain along the way. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a pro blogger. I am just sharing tips that I am familiar with. Tips that I used daily for my blog. I can’t confirm that every step I share will be 100% effective for your blog. Sometimes what works for one blog may not work for another. I have learned the hard way so I am alerting you to be careful.

But then again, there is nothing wrong in trying. We learn from error. If you never try, you will never know. Hopefully what I share in this blog will benefit you as of how it did for me. Well, I think its enough of me blabbering here, let’s focus on our topic for today.

What to do after publishing a blog post?

Submit To Google

After hitting the publish button, the first thing I do is to submit the link of the newly published post to Google Search Console and request for that post to be index. You can skip this step and wait for google to crawl your site and index it but that will take time. It is better to do it manually after publishing your post. It is important to connect your site to Google Webmaster Tools. Once your site is connected to google webmaster tools, you can check the performance of your site. You will also be able to see if there are any error or crawl issues related to your site.

Share To Social Media

After publishing a blog post, the next important thing to do is to share your new post to all your social media platform. My 3 favourite ones are Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. For blog tips posts,  I don’t really focus on Instagram for traffic or page-views. But if it works well for you then go ahead and post to Instagram as well. However, I do share papercraft posts on Instagram.

Pinterest and Facebook are my main contributors for pageviews and traffic. Since this site is quite new and still has a limited amount of post, I don’t really get that much of organic traffic from search engines. So I share my post quite frequent on Social Media. And at the moment I still prefer manual sharing rather than scheduling it. But you can share it whichever way is convenient for you.

Interlinking

The next thing to do after publishing a blog post is to interlink. Want to know what ‘Interlinking’ means?  Each time after you have published a new post, link it to any old or popular post in your site. How to do that? First, search for an older or popular post that is keyword related to your newly published post. Next, edit the keyword by inserting the link. For example, your new published post is about free plugins. Edit your old or popular post that has the word ‘Plugin’ by inserting a link of your newly published post to it.

I hope you get what I am trying to say. If you don’t, you can ask me about it in the comment section below. You might want to do an interlinking for each newly published post to encourage your audience to read more articles from your site. Thus increasing pageviews and reducing your bounce rate.

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Answer Questions

How can answering questions benefit your blog? The first thing to do is to find a ‘Question & Answer’ platform like Quora and Yahoo. Search for questions that are related to your new blog post. Answer the questions appropriately and leave a link to your post. People that are searching for answers to that particular question will then see your answer with a link. They would surely want a clearer answer for their question and will click on that link and be directed to your blog.

Social Media Groups

Join a few social media groups that have daily threads that allow you to leave your link. Leaving your links on threads like this helps your site to gain new readers, comments and page visits. Getting involved actively in a social media group will increase page views to your site.

After Publishing A Blog Post Checklist

These are the steps that I practice After Publishing A Blog Post. If you feel that I have left out something, do inform me in the comment section. What other steps that you do after you publish a new post?

If you would like to know what are the steps I take before hitting the publish button, don’t forget to read What To Do Before Publishing A Blog Post

 

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  2. Thanks for sharing your tips. I wasn’t familiar with Google Search console and just checked it out. Very useful to have!

    1. karenmonica says:

      You are welcome, Marysa. Do try out Google Search Console. Its great to check your blog’s performance 🙂

  3. You listed so many great tips for how to drive traffic to your blog. It is hard work and a labor of love to write a new piece, and this is so resourceful as to what to do after publishing that new post.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you, Angelle. Yes, publishing a post does take a lot of hard work.

  4. I do all these things after publishing a blog post so I think I am on track. Great useful information here.

    1. karenmonica says:

      That’s great. You are definitely on the right track 🙂

  5. Monidipa Dutta says:

    Very well written, many don’t know what to do and how to do and proceed further. This article shall definitely help them.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I hope it does. Thank you Monidipa 🙂

  6. WOW. This post made me realize what else I am making. I think I am progressing though because one of my posts got 500 views that I did not even post to promote it on my personal Facebook account.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Wow, that’s great. It must be from organic traffic. Well done Nina 🙂

  7. Thanks for sharing these amazing tips! Personally, I also submit the links of my blog posts to Google manually and it gives a faster result!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes submitting manually does give faster results

  8. Khushboo says:

    I never submitted my post link on Google webmaster and I will do that from now on. Thanks for sharing all this helpful tips.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Better tried it Khusboo. It helps search engine to noticed your new post more quicker 🙂

  9. Okay, I learn something new everyday! Thank you so much for the tips! I’m going to save this, so I can refer back to it!

    1. karenmonica says:

      You are most welcome Jana 🙂

  10. Blogging is a lot more work than some people think. Its not a matter of slapping up a post and running, that’s for sure…though I know some who think that is true. 😉

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, it is a lot of work especially if it’s a source of income

  11. Great tips! I think a lot of people assume they can publish a blog post and people will just find it. If only it were that easy!

    1. karenmonica says:

      I will be publishing a few articles a day if it was that easy 😀

  12. Very interesting post. I’ve actually bookmarked this as I can check that I’m doing some of this when I’m posting. Nice to have information to reference when you need it! Blogging is hard work but very rewarding!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thanks for bookmarking it, Gemma. Hope it will be helpful for your future reference 🙂

  13. I do the rest except for submitting to Google. What I do is wait for a day or two and see my post on the first page of Google. Hihi!

    1. karenmonica says:

      I wished all my post could be on the first page of Google too 🙂

  14. Catherine Santiago Jose says:

    I am not a blogger but it such a very informative post to read. I am sure it will be a great help to all bloggers out there to know more about these tips.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you for leaving a comment, Catherine. Do me a favour to share it if you have any blogger friends that might need this. Or who knows you might be a blogger one day and this might help 😀

  15. Your post has just answered all my questions. I am struggling with how to boost traffic to my site. I am new to the blog field.
    Gonna follow your blog to learn more new knowledge, master!

    1. karenmonica says:

      I share what I have learned along the way. Hope it benefits your blog too. Will share more knowledge in my future posts. Do stay tuned 🙂

  16. Jackie Mellor says:

    Great tips for sure, I don’t use the google search console, I haven’t worked out how to add the code into my site yet but I’ll definitely try to figure that out ASAP so I can utilise it too.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I hope you will find a way to add the code to your site. Do let me know if you need any help.

  17. Eboni Dixon says:

    I had no idea about Google Search Console! I will need to have a look at that asap! Great post and great tips!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, better take a look. It will be a great help to check the performance of your blog

  18. These are great tips. As I’m still learning, I didn’t know you could submit a post directly to google search.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, you can…but that still depends if Google chooses to index it or not. Everything is up to Google but by submitting manually, it just makes the process a lot quicker.

  19. I really love these tips. I try and share on other platforms but I should go back to Facebook groups again!

    Vanessa X

    therealnessonline.com

    1. karenmonica says:

      yes you should, facebook groups is a great help

  20. Thank you for sharing! This is great information! I have pinned it so I can reference it later!

    1. karenmonica says:

      You are most welcome Jen 🙂 And thank you for pinning it.

  21. I’ve worked as a magazine editor for YEARS and never thought of submitting my own blog posts to Google for it to be indexed! Is the process super difficult? I need to be better at promoting my posts.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Actually, the process is very easy. You just have to place a shortcode at your site to prove that the site belongs to you then you can start checking your site’s performance and submitting new URLs for Google to index. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. I am always here to help 🙂

  22. blair villanueva says:

    Also don’t forget to reply to the comments from the readers. This is something that is always overlooked by many bloggers, they didn’t know that it gives more value to their contents.

    1. karenmonica says:

      It actually is very important to reply to comments. I make sure I take some time each day to approve and reply to the comments 🙂

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