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Small Business Marketing and Posting Basics - Where To Start?

You as a small business owner probably know by now, why content writing is one of the many features in marketing.But, if you write an article and submit it to various article directories is not enough. Here are 10 more ways to help build up your trafficand get better results on visitors.

Blog Communities

Here are a few examples for a blog community: MyBlogLog, Blogged, BlogCatalog and NetworkedBlogs. You can submit your blog and posts and it will help you in many ways. These blog communities are highly anticipated by search engines. So search engines will index your blog faster because these blog communities have great rankings.

Blog Broadcasts

Add your blog links to your autoresponder and invite your subscribers to comment on them. It's good to have a short broadcating system which an benefit your readers on current submitted posts and blog updates.

Write as Guest Blog Writers

Many blog owners are actively looking for guest bloggers. You can research blogs in a directory like Blogger Linkup, that can connect you with blogs looking for a guest blogger. And remember, it is best to find blog with the same niche as yours.

Blog Directories

Blog Directories are great places to submit your blog to. The advantage of this is that more people will find you, since the blogs are listed by category. Technorati, was a great blog directory for example, but you can find more doing a search in Google. Focus on blog directories with a decent amount of trafic as it will elevate your posts/articles which in turn lead back to your original ontent.

Feed Directories

You should also submit your blog’s RSS feed to Feed Directories. Here are some good free feed websites like Feedage, Feedraider, GoldenFeeds, BlogDigger, RssMountain,,, and IceRocket.

After you submit your feed once, these directories should keep track of your new posts, and will index them. it will help in getting the word out for any updates and posts from your site.

Social Media Sites

Use the same name as your blog name if you sign up for a social media site like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Vimeo and YouTube. This will also help your blog get indexed quickly.

Share your blog posts on your social media sites to invite comments and retweets which will help your search engine rankings. You also can use automated on line systems services such as Onlywire or Scoop and it can you curate as well.

Document Sharing Sites

Document sharing sites are often totally overlooked by small and home business owners. Scribd, Issuu or Docshare, is some of the many document sharing websites. Each with great search engine ranking. You will have to make your article into a PDF document to upload and share it with others. So prepare your documents in various formats.

Ping Your Sites and Blogs

Pinging your site is very important if you want the search engines to index your site and give you a positions in serach engine results pages. But only do this every time you update your blog.

Blog platform such as WordPress pings your blog to one pinging site every time you update. This can work against you, when you update your posts, it pings as well, making it appear you are pinging unnecessarily. You an opt for using some WP plugin that can stop this from happening. You can set it to ping every time you update your blog or to ping once every fifteen minutes. Thereby safeguarding you from getting blocked by search engines for pinging too often.

Blog Posts Bookmarking Sites

StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit and Delicious is some of the best social bookmarking sites. It can help by giving more traffic back to your website. Onlywire website services also automates this process.

Write for Ezines nd Articles Specific Directories

You can offer to write for ezines and associations in your niche. You can use the search engines for this and find other ezine resources and take the advantage.

Please remember, as usual, content is king. If you managed to apply all these strategies, but your content is poor, everything will just be a waste of time. If you have that spare time,  daily posts would be best. But basically try to maintain consistency in posting, say once every 3 days or maybe 3 posts in a week, which may lead for people to come back for more.

Happy writing and do not forget, which was not mentioned, write contents wth relevance to your audience. Some info tips that should lead your small business content marketing as swiftly as posible.