Most bloggers and SEO guys do a mistake is they only focus on content writing and social signal only but I must say there are many scopes of getting more visibility on blogs and there are plenty of works to do after publishing the post.
In the latest update from Google, they suggest a minimum of 200 raking factors consider for rank higher in SERP like getting links, on-page factors, rank brain, content length and quality and social signals for the social site like Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.
Here I try to explain a few steps you must follow after publishing any post to rank higher and high volume of visitors into blogs or sites. A few of them are listed below.
Things to do after publishing an article
- Ping the URL at Pingomatic: [Objective – Index]
The first thing to do immediately after publishing the article is to ping it at pinging sites such as pneumatic. It will help search engines to index your web URLs faster.
- Answer on Quora: [Objective – Traffic + Social Signals]
Quora is a fantastic platform to ask questions and provide quality answers. Find all relevant questions related to the blog or service on Quora and answer them. Add a link in the answer with the right anchor text. Quora is not meant for SEO or Self Promotion of your blog, therefore, do not spam Quora with too many links with irrelevant content. Make sure you follow Quora answer Policies while writing answers.
- Share it on Facebook: [Objective – Traffic + Social Signals]
Facebook is very popular social media, Try to leverage its benefits by sharing your content on it. On Facebook find relevant groups to share your articles. Eg: If you want to share an article which is related to House Shifting, Find relevant groups related to household or apartment living on Facebook and share a link with a catchy description. Share it on your profile can drive some instant traffic to the blog.
- Tweet it [Objective – Social Signals + Crawl Rate]
Twitter has a very high crawl rate. Don’t forget to tweet the URL on twitter as soon as you make it live. Use 3 relevant hashtags and a nice image while tweeting.
- Share it on Google plus [Objective – Social Signals]
Google plus has communities and Collections. It works similar to Facebook groups. Once you publish an article, find relevant communities on Google plus and share it. Do not spam.
- Share it on Linked IN [Objective – Social Signals]
Linked IN has high Domain authority. Publish a Post on LinkedIn Pulse with a short description. Ask users to follow the URL to read the complete article. Content should be value-added.
- Share it on Tumblr [Objective – Social Signals]
Tumblr has the option to share blog URLs. It has the Domain authority of 99. Sharing the link on Tumblr or it can also be used as microsites like yourblog.tumblr.com
- Save URL on Pinterest [Objective – Social Signals]
Pinterest works like a marketplace for websites, It helps to get some traffic and Social signals to your website if handled well. Create a Pinterest board (Folder) and Add URL as a Pin (file). It will give a link back to the service URL or article.
- Submit a link to Reddit [Objective – Backlink]
Reddit gives back a do-follow link if the post gets good engagement. To post Url you have to find relevant Subreddit (AKA Group).
- Bookmark it at Folkd.com – DA 82 [Objective – Backlink]
Folkd.com is one of the popular high authority Bookmarking sites. Saving URL at Folkd site would generate one do-follow backlink to your website. Bookmark article URL with Relevant Anchor Text
- Post a Link On Youtube video: [Objective – Backlink]
Youtube has very high Domain authority. Though it is a no-follow backlink, it can help your website in many ways. Create a nice video around your article subject and publish on youtube adding a link.
- Locanto [Objective – Backlink]
Locanto is one of the popular free listing sites in India. Post an ad at the Locanto website. Add a relevant link to get a backlink. Locanto backlinks are best suited for local business. It may not be feasible for blogs.
- Bookmark it at StumbleUpon [Objective – Backlink]
Bookmark the article URL at StumbleUpon to get a quick backlink from it.
- WordPress, Blogger, Medium, and sites.google.com [Objective – Backlink]
Write Quick articles of about 400 words and publish on free microsites word press, Sites.Google.com, Blogger, Medium Use only one URL with good anchor text
- Save image on Behance to get a link [Objective – Backlink]
Behance gives do-follow link. Upload any service/article related artwork on Behance, then Add text and give a hyperlink to it.