47 Brilliant Blog Marketing Resources

September 7, 2008

Blog marketing is essential, if you want to drive swarms of traffic to your blog. And if you’re struggling to put a good blog marketing campaign together, check out these 47 great resources and start getting more blog traffic today.

Brilliant Blog Marketing Resources 1 to 16

Because You Can’t Build A Blog And Just Expect Folk To Come

Blog Marketing SEO: If You Don’t Write With Keywords Will It Hurt Your Blog?
There’s a common misconception that using SEO on your blog will harm your writing. Trouble is, if you don’t do so, your content may not be found. Lorelle explains how to get more blog traffic from search engines and shows that writing with keywords isn’t marketing magic, it’s common sense.

Free Viral Marketing Ebook: Amazing free ebook that shows you how to get swarms of blog traffic using viral marketing. This is a must read.

8 Useful Tips For Building Your Mommy Blog Into A Business: Vered of Momgrind shares some great tips and marketing ideas for those who run a mommy blog.

The Mentos & Diet Coke Experiment:
In this awesome video, Steve Spangler shows how his Mentos and Diet coke experiment turned into a YouTube sensation and how he leveraged it for his own marketing purposes.

Self Starters Weekly Tips Discussion Forum - A great forum which helps you learn the difference between blogs and websites that cost you money and websites that make you money. There’s so brilliant marketing advice here.

Blog Marketing: Top Article Directory List:
If you want to use article marketing to drive traffic to your website or blog, check out this excellent list and make sure you’re submitting your work to the best directories.

Are You Making One Of These 6 Marketing Mistakes?
Avoid the marketing mistakes that will waste your time and money.

How To Build A High Traffic Website Or Blog: Steve Pavlina gets more blog traffic in a day than many people get in a year. And he shares how he does it in this excellent blog marketing article.

Social Networking: 10 Reasons Why Twitter Folk Unfriend You
- Social networking should be an important part of your blog marketing strategy. But lots of folk get it wrong and Liz Strauss explains how to avoid this.

Understanding The Difference Between Sales And Marketing:
Many new bloggers and webmasters come unstuck because they don’t understand the difference between sales and marketing. Don’t let that happen to you - check out this excellent explanation.

How To Get Noticed:
Standing out among the millions of websites and blog can be a challenge. Jeremiah Owyang shares some great advice to help you get noticed online and drive more traffic to your blog.

How I’ve Made Thousands of Dollars From Blog Marketing With Free Reports:
Josh Spaulding is an expert at blog marketing. Check out his detailed article on marketing your blog or website using free reports.

Is A Blog The Best Marketing Tool For Your Business? Kathy at Virtual Impax shows you how to decide whether a blog is the best marketing tool for your business.

Internet Marketing For Writers:
Excellent video discussing the best ways to promote your writing online.

The Insane Guide To Rapid Blog Growth:
Jonathan Fields explains why insanity might be your best weapon when it comes to marketing your blog.

Blog Marketing Resources 16-32

No Money For Marketing Your Blog - No Problem

Piggyback Marketing On A Zero Budget:
Are you struggling to raise enough cash to market your blog effectively? Don’t worry, you can piggyback on the marketing efforts of others.

8 Mistakes Bloggers Make While Using Twitter:
Twitter is a great networking site and it can really help your blog marketing strategy, if you use it properly. Just make sure you’re not making these crucial mistakes.

Blog Marketing With SEO Book: Learning some basic search optimization skills, at the very least, is essential if you want customers to drive traffic to your blog. IMHO, SEO book is the best resource on the market for learning search engine optimization.

Marketing Tips Learned From The 8 Day Mystery Challenge:
Bobette Kyle shares some great marketing tips she discovered, whilst watching Court TV’s 8 Day Mystery challenge.

Sex Shop Marketing: Learn marketing mistakes to avoid, from Naomi’s observations of her local sex shop.

Marketing Sherpa’s Viral Marketing Hall of Fame 2008:
If you’re interested in learning about viral marketing to grab more blog traffic, you may want to take a look at these 10 successful viral marketing campaigns of 2008.

John Chow on Affiliate Marketing: A video interview with John Chow on Affiliate Marketing and how to treat “Super Affiliates”.

35 Powerful Ways To Get Noticed:
If you want to start a successful marketing campaign to drive traffic your blog, or website, or establish yourself as an expert, you need to get yourself noticed.

Famous Marketing Blunders: If you’re hoping to attract blog traffic from countries other than your own, you may want to check out some of these marketing blunders first. For example, Electrolux used the following tagline in an American campaign: “Nothing Sucks Like An Electrolux”.

6 Ways To Get More Involved In The Blog Marketing Community: Mitch Joel explains that you need to get involved in the marketing community, if you want to get more blog traffic, to help you grow your business.

4 Ways To Market Your Business Online: If you’re new to online marketing, Susan Hauser shows you how to get started and get traffic to your website or blog.

Internet Marketing: Are You Forgetting Something?
More blog traffic isn’t always the answer. Don’t overlook these people when putting together your marketing plan - it will save you a lot of time and money.

Free Market Research For Your Home Based Business: Before you can begin marketing your blog or website, a lot of research is needed, or you won’t know how to reach your market and you could wind up attracting the wrong traffic to your blog. Spare yourself a lot of time and money by checking out these free research resources.

Creative Brainstorming Techniques: Looking for innovative ways to market your website or blog? Why not try out these creative brainstorming techniques, to help you get more blog traffic than you can handle.

An Interview With MySpace Marketing Expert:
Want to get as much blog traffic as MySpace? Check out this interesting audio interview with Steve Isner - MySpace’s marketing expert.

Using Viral Video In Small Business Marketing: If you’re interested in using viral video to get more blog traffic, this podcast at Duct Tape Marketing is a must.

10K PPC Experiment: If you want to try using a pay per click marketing campaign, to drive traffic to your blog or website, check out Shoemoney’s awesome advice.

Brilliant Blog Marketing Resources 33-47

Blog Article Marketing, Link Building And More

Winning Behaviour For Digital Marketers: If you want to get ahead in online marketing, don’t miss Steve Jay’s excellent advice.

Blog Mailing List Marketing:
This article shows which types of free gift are mostly like to encourage people to opt into your blog mailing list.

Blog Article Marketing Advice: Excellent resource on using article marketing to promote your blog or website. Includes everything from how to write articles that get accepted to how to use articles to promote your business.

Guy’s Golden Touch
: Want to know how to get people talking about you? Guy Kawasaki explains how using: DICEE.

101 Link Building Tips:
Link building is still a great strategy for getting top searching rankings. SEO pro, Aaron Wall explains how get link building right, on your blog.

30 Blog Traffic Generation Tips: An excellent compilation of marketing tips to drive traffic to your blog.

Reaching The Offline Customer:
Do you market your blog or website offline? You should. Scott McIntire offers some great suggestions on how to do this.

Do You Have A Blog Commenting Strategy? Caroline Middlebrook attracted a huge amount of traffic to her blog by developing a powerful commenting strategy.

TagBiz: Create a free business card to attach to your Facebook profile and emails.

Content Based Social Media Marketing:
Excellent video showing how to use YouTube for content based social media marketing.

Automate Your Marketing: Online marketing wizard, Willie Crawford, explains how to save time by automating some of your blog marketing efforts.

4 Useless Link Building Practices
: Link building is a good way to drive traffic to your website or blog. But not all link building strategies are great and here’s 4 you should avoid at all costs.

Developing Tactical Knowledge on Social Media Websites:
Great advice on how to develop a long term social media marketing strategy for your blog.

How To Write A Marketing Plan - A free step by step guide to writing a marketing plan for your business.

Use A Press Release To Promote Your Blog Or Website: Fantastic advice on how to write and use a press release in marketing. Also includes 16 resources to submit your press release to, for distribution.

I hope these blog marketing strategies will help you drive swarms of traffic to your blog. For other blog related stuff, check out the following resources:

The Power of Blogging For Business Without A Business
Blogging Without A Business 2 - The Fringe Benefits
The Dirty Word In The Blogosphere

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43 Responses to “47 Brilliant Blog Marketing Resources”

  1. Maneesh Madambath on September 7th, 2008 8:33 am

    Damn.. that might have taken you so much effort to muster.. kudos to you …

    The mystery challenge and creative brainstorming were really cool.. have read most of the others..need to check the ones that I haven’t now…

    Subscribing and stumbling now…

    Maneesh Madambath’s last blog post..Initiative, Follow Up and World Peace

  2. Barbara Swafford on September 7th, 2008 8:45 am

    HI Catherine,

    I’m going to have to bookmark this post. There is so much good reading listed here. Unfortunately I’m trying to catch up on new posts in my reader, so I’ll have to come back later and check out these links.

    Great job!

    Barbara Swafford’s last blog post..Open Mic - The Need For Speed

  3. Mitch Joel - Twist Image on September 7th, 2008 11:15 am

    very cool of you to include me on this list… many, many thanks!

    I’m digging through these links now - what a wealth of information.

  4. cathlawson on September 7th, 2008 12:31 pm

    Hi Maneesh - thanks for subscribing. I’m glad you like it. I wrote it over a few days.

    Hi Barbara - Thanks. I guess most people will bookmark it and come back. I use the long resource posts I’ve written as a mini library.

    Hi Mitch - Thanks - you’re welcome. I liked your article. Hope you enjoy reading them.

  5. Al at 7P on September 7th, 2008 2:15 pm

    Hi Cath,

    This is an awesome list! A few of these I came across, but most of them are new. Bookmarked :)
    Al at 7P’s last blog post..What’s More Important: Who You Are or What You Do?

  6. cathlawson on September 7th, 2008 2:23 pm

    Hi Al - Thanks. There’s some great stuff in there - hope it helps.

  7. Vered - MomGrind on September 7th, 2008 4:25 pm

    What a great list. Like others here, I am going to save and go through the links. Lots of interesting stuff here. Thank you for including my Problogger guest post.

    Vered - MomGrind’s last blog post..Quirky, Yet Boring

  8. Brad Shorr on September 7th, 2008 7:28 pm

    Wow, Cath. Thanks for putting together this extensive list, and including me. Must have taken you quite a bit of time, but lots of good stuff I’m looking forward to reading.

    Brad Shorr’s last blog post..10 Ways To Free Your Business Writing, by Joanna Young

  9. Marelisa on September 7th, 2008 7:56 pm

    Hi Cath: I just visited all of these, they’re excellent.
    “Developing Tactical Knowledge on Social Media Websites: A Three-Part Strategy for DIY Marketers” and “How to Get Noticed” were particularly useful.

    Marelisa’s last blog post..20 Ways to Raise Your IQ

  10. Shilpan | successsoul.com on September 7th, 2008 11:39 pm

    Cath - This is an outstanding list. I will bookrmarmk it for the future reference.

    Shilpan | successsoul.com’s last blog post..Charlie Chaplin’s Guide to Picking Yourself Up When Life Knocks You Down

  11. Kelly@SHE-POWER on September 8th, 2008 1:36 am


    You truly are the queen of the useful link post. This is going to take some reading time so I’ve stumbled it for future reference.


    Kelly@SHE-POWER’s last blog post..Are You A People Pleaser?

  12. Natural on September 8th, 2008 1:49 am

    Yeah I think I will save this post as well, I saw a lot of good things of interest to me.

    Thanks for putting this one together. I will go read the one that caught my eye right now.

    Natural’s last blog post..Butt-to-Gutt Ratio Gone Wild

  13. cathlawson on September 8th, 2008 3:32 am

    Hi Vered - you’re welcome. Thank you - I hope you enjoy them.

    Hi Rita - thanks. I love those blunders one too - the Chevy one is hilarous isn’t it.

    Really - I just read a lot. Many of the pages I choose are already in my reader and other things I search for. It takes quite a lot of hours, but it’s worth it.

    Hi Brad - you’re welcome. It did take a while, but I did it over a few days so it didn’t feel bad at all.

    Hi Mare thanks. Those two were great weren’t they? Maki and Jeremiah are interesting writers.

    Hi Shilpan - thank you. I’m glad you like it.

    Hi Kelly - thank you. I’m trying to do one every couple of months. They’re useful to have for research.

    Hi Valerie - thank you. I’m glad you’ve found plenty stuff you want to read in there.

  14. Jim Gaudet on September 8th, 2008 4:34 am

    HUGE list, thanks. I have read most of them, but have bookmarked this for reference. I dugg the article and shared to my friends since I think this was put together very well.

    ~ Jim

    Jim Gaudet’s last blog post..Remarkablogger Blog Traffic Jumpstart 2

  15. cathlawson on September 8th, 2008 5:09 am

    Hi Jim - thank you very much for digging and sharing with your friends. It sounds like we have the same tastes in reading materials.

  16. Steve Jay on September 8th, 2008 7:48 am

    Cath…many thank for the mention.

    There’s a great list of information here.

    Steve Jay

    Steve Jay’s last blog post..My New Role at Mio / Navman

  17. cathlawson on September 8th, 2008 8:01 am

    Hi Steve - You’re welcome. Your article is excellent.

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  19. Alex Fayle on September 8th, 2008 10:33 am

    So many resources! I’ve opened a few of them and will come back to others.

    Alex Fayle’s last blog post..Trapped in the Day-to-Day: Urban Panther Interview Part 1

  20. Evelyn Lim | Attraction Mind Map on September 8th, 2008 3:30 pm

    This is a very useful list of resources! It must have taken you a lot of time to put it together. Really appreciate the effort. Thanks!

    Evelyn Lim | Attraction Mind Map’s last blog post..An Enchanting Vision From My Angels

  21. cathlawson on September 8th, 2008 4:25 pm

    Hi Alex - thanks. I hope you enjoy them.

    Hi Evelyn - Thanks. And you’re welcome. It did take a long time but I hope it will be a useful resource for a lot of people.

  22. John Hoff - eVentureBiz on September 8th, 2008 4:28 pm

    Wow, excellent list Cath. I see I’m not the first to hit the Stumble button.

    I can only imagine all the time it took to compile such a list. I see it took a few days. Thanks for all the hard work. I’m clicking over to the PPC one now and will revisit here to click on a few others.

    John Hoff - eVentureBiz’s last blog post..How To Split Business Income Between Partners

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  26. cathlawson on September 10th, 2008 4:35 am
    Hi John - thank you. It took a while. Hope you find it useful.
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    Hey Cath, thanks so much for the kind mention!


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    Hi Jonathan - you’re welcome. It’s a great article.

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  40. David R Young Jr on December 8th, 2008 1:51 am

    I will have to bookmark also as no time left after going thru the viral link on magic button. I am tempted to try it. Is it making any revenue for you?

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  41. cathlawson on December 8th, 2008 10:29 am

    Hi David - It works pretty well and I didn’t even make my own book yet - I’ve just been selling the free viral one. I signed up for the dearer one (but I didn’t do the one where you pay extra to re-sell other stuff) and I sold the very first copy the next day through the text ad on my homepage and made my money back.

    What has also worked for me is putting a link in my email signature. But I’m really looking forward to trying the idea on my own viral book. I’m working on one now. It was going to be free but folk will be more likey to pass it on if they can sell it.

    PS - I just checked my stats and more than 4% of people who go ahead and download the book buy it.

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    Excellent tips for all of us. Keep up the good work
    it helps those of us who may be a little slower off the mark
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  43. cathlawson on December 21st, 2008 1:27 am

    Hi Norman - thank you. I’m glad you found the resources useful. I’m slow at learning new web stuff too - so I know how it feels.

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