How to Create a More Visible Blog the Pro Bloggers will Check Out

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Article by Wendy McCance

Are you a blogger looking for a way to increase your exposure?  Would you like some of the well established bloggers to notice you and maybe even reach out to you?  I have been blogging since February of 2012.  I have gotten creative over the years and happened to stumble upon a unique way to get the attention of some of the top bloggers out there.

I like to keep my articles genuine meaning I want to get noticed in the most organic way possible.  Sure I use SEO, have offered opportunities to guest blog and have shared my content on several social media platforms.  Along the way though, I realized I was doing something that directly got the interest of other bloggers.

Keep reading to find out what I did!

I have always liked to share information.  I feel that there is enough room for everyone to find success as a blogger, and anyway, why not share what you have learned?  Over the years I have written articles and then, would share some links to other articles which gave even more information on a variety of topics for new bloggers.

I have found websites like Hubspot, Social Media Examiner and Problogger to have a wealth of informative articles.  In fact, when I find an article that gives me new insight, I will often share it on my Facebook page and Twitter account as well.

I have written well over 600 articles and many of these posts share links to other sites.  What ended up happening is that the owners of those websites saw an increase in traffic coming from this site, and they would get curious and check out my site.  I mean, if you saw an increase in traffic that came from one particular website, wouldn’t you want to know why you were getting that traffic?  What was being shared that possesed readers to come your way?  By sharing really good links to other bloggers sites, it has increased my visibility with some well known bloggers.  Because I shared their information, along the way, some of these bloggers reached out.  I have received some great opportunities because I just wanted to share some good content with my readers.

Below is a chart showing how many people clicked on particular links I have shared.  You can see why bloggers would be curious.  Some of the sites received a substantial number of clicks from this blog.

URL Clicks 348 334
Facebook 222 199 185 177 171 170 170 162 127 123
Twitter 121 121 119 106 104 100 98 86 83 82 81 78 74 70 70
Google+ 67 67 65 58 57 54 52

You will notice that I have only copied the links where there were 50 hits or more from this site.  If I were to copy everything, the list would be ridiculously long.

What does it look like to see links coming to your blog?  On the dashboard of WordPress, I can go into stats and see what places I am getting traffic from just like those bloggers were able to do with me.  This is what it looks like:

Referrer Views
Search Engines 46,579 3,651
Facebook 1,272
WordPress Dashboard 997
Twitter 814 642 573
StumbleUpon 509 500 Reader 340 321 244 207 198 150
Google+ 137 129 110 97 77 70 57 56 50 48 47 47 46 45 44
Netvibes 44 40 31 30 28
Pocket 26 26 25 24 24 22 22 21 18 17 16 16 15 14 13 13 13 13 13 13

Once again, I didn’t include the full list.  It’s just too long.  I did show more links because several go to other blogs that are simply terrific and that you should check out!

The takeaway is that if you provide good content and good links, you will get more traffic.  You might also get noticed by some terrific bloggers.  I hope this article gave you something new to try out.

Wendy McCance

Wendy McCance

Wendy McCance is a Michigan based freelance writer and social media consultant. Wendy has gained attention as the founder of the popular blog Searching for the Happiness which can be viewed in 9 local papers online, including the Oakland Press. The combination of writing skills and social media knowledge is what makes Wendy such a powerhouse to work with. Stay tuned for opportunities to advertise, guest post and as always, have your questions answered.

To contact Wendy McCance about a writing or social media assignment, interview or speaking engagement, please email her at: [email protected]
Wendy McCance

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