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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.
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.
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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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.
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