How to Promote Your Content

7 Methods to Amplify Your Signal

Content marketing is not a “set it and forget it” strategy. It’s about the 4 Ps:

  • Plan – Proper planning prevents poor performance.
  • Place – Content needs to be placed where it will get the most exposure.
  • Produce – Brainstorm, create/write, revise, proofread, and publish high-quality content.
  • Promote – Get the word out!

Many Expert Authors forget about that last P (Promote) of content marketing. Whether you’re publishing on EzineArticles.com, posting on social media, or generating posts for your blog, you need to give your content that extra boost in order to maximize the return you’ll get from the time you invested.

Amplify your brand signal to get more out of your efforts with these tips!

7 Content-Promotion Methods

1. Social Media

For new articles, videos, ebooks, and more, post the link to your social media accounts with a juicy snippet of the content. Use hashtags to help your audience find you, but don’t overdo it or it will look like keyword stuffing. Ensure your approach is entirely reader-benefit oriented to your target market rather than being overtly promotional. These are social platforms, so be social! We’ve recommended it before, but it merits a repeat: find out where your audience is on the major social media platforms so you don’t end up wasting your time posting to an empty room. The top social media platforms are:

2. Google Authorship

Verified Google Authorship that links and tags to your content increases transparency with your readers. This transparency is rewarded by placing your author photo in search results when the post ranks, increasing your click through rate tenfold. [Learn more]

3. Author Alert

Add an Author Alert Signup Box to your website. The customizable Author Alert Signup Box allows visitors to sign up directly on your website to receive an email alerting them when a new article of yours is published on EzineArticles.com. [Learn more]

4. The EzineArticles Widget

Add the EzineArticles Widget to your blog or website to display a list of your latest published articles from EzineArticles.com. Not only does this widget increase your exposure, it shows your website visitors that you consistently deliver quality information, which in turn leverages your credibility as a leading authority. [Add a Widget]

5. Email

If you’ve been accumulating a list of email subscribers (because you do have an opt-in email signup box on your website, right?), then you can create a monthly or quarterly recap email of recently published articles, videos, and more. Include a short tantalizing summary of what the piece of content is about and then provide a link.

6. Email Newsletters

Similar to an email recap, add a featured article or video to your ezine or email newsletter. Write a short, intriguing summary to provide a preview of the content and then link to it.

7. Blog

And once again, you can also recap content monthly or quarterly on your blog! Additionally, link to relevant articles, videos, and other content within your blog posts to increase reader engagement. Just as you link to your website from your articles, linking from your website to your relevant articles can further benefit your content promotion strategy.

Give your content marketing strategy a boost using these 7 methods and in return you’ll amplify your authority signal. Do you use any of the above methods? Did we miss a great strategy that you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments section below – we’d love to hear from you!

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Ken Glick (EEI) writes:

In order for content marketing to succeed, you need intelligent, relationship-driven engagement that appeals to people within your “centers of influence” which are influential people in your niche.

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Lance Winslow writes:

Can someone assist me with this, I can’t seem to make it work.

Comment provided August 7, 2013 at 3:46 PM

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Michael Ray writes:

I simply wish to offer you a big thumbs up for the excellent work you’ve done here on this site. Thanks for the good tips

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Gracious store writes:

Keeping pace with your content marketing is very important. A biweekly or monthly post will keep your audience engaged.

Comment provided August 7, 2013 at 9:33 PM

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Thanks for this article.

Do the codes work in all blogs or themes?

I was not able to use the widgets in some of my posts. Is there something else I need to do?

Thanks. A blessed Thursday to Ezine and everyone!

Comment provided August 8, 2013 at 3:02 AM

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Hi Rosalind,

The code for the EzineArticles widget will work for your website or blog. All you need to do is copy the code that is provided and paste it into your website in order to use your widget. If you have any further questions simply use the Contact Us button inside your My.EzineArticles account and our Member Support Team will be happy to assist you further.

~Vanessa

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Sunil Chadha writes:

7 content promotion methods are really very useful for content marketing.

Comment provided August 8, 2013 at 6:17 AM

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parth writes:

I love your ideas here but i think these are not sufficient like you are missing a linkedin very popular site to share the content and share your content in best bookmarking sites like digg, reddit, stumbleupon, delicious and many more. If you go then go for blog commenting for your niche and link your blog there and share or link your blog in your forum community. So there are many ways to promote your content by the way thank you so much for good stuff.

Comment provided August 8, 2013 at 7:20 AM

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Good post.Social media and Blogs are mostly used for my marketing as they are free and serve wide networks.

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Judy writes:

Great article. Thanks so much for the tips.

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Randall Magwood writes:

I promote my articles on Facebook all the time. I have a large network, and a get a good amount of clicks back to my articles from my influence.

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Subodh Maheshwari writes:

I fully agree with your content promotional tips, and they are worth reading. ‘Brainstorm, create/write, revise, proofread, and publish high-quality content” surely make your content genuine and worth reading. In addition, you must also use creativity to produce the content because creative and interesting contents always attract visitors to your website or blog.

Comment provided August 13, 2013 at 2:35 AM

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Guildford writes:

i prefer to promote my articles on Google Plus. I have a good number of followers.

Remember to write a summary of what your are sharing in your own words, don’t just click and share.

Giving a summary creates interest among the followers and they eventually are tempted to click and read the entire article instead of just ignoring or browsing it.

Comment provided August 13, 2013 at 3:59 PM

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Great tips Guildford!

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jasonburkley writes:

I’m using all channels which you are writing and is a great way to reach many readers

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Sunil Chadha writes:

You are saying absolutely true that many expert authors forget about content marketing and I like so much of “7 content-promotion methods”.

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mma sachen writes:

Everything is very open with a precise clarification of the challenges.
It was definitely informative. Your site is very helpful. Thanks for sharing!

Comment provided January 17, 2014 at 8:25 PM

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Ashok Goyal writes:

Good Article to promote the content. Enriched my existing knowledge.

Comment provided January 24, 2014 at 9:42 PM

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Ajayi Oluseye writes:

Thanks for these tips. If these strategies are well implemented, how soon should one be expecting a significant impact on blog traffic.

Comment provided January 25, 2014 at 2:51 AM

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