Promoting Your Video Blog
Continued from Promoting Your Video Blog (part 1)..
Next, make sure that you ping each time you post. This can easily be done through a service such as Ping-O-Matic at http://www.pingomatic.com. Do this each and every time you post, so that all of the top directories, where you have already listed your video blog, know that you have updated. This also helps with search engine listings.
You have to entrench yourself in the blogging community. Even though there are literally millions of blogs and a huge number of video blogs as well, never think for a minute that it isn't a community. It is indeed. Start by becoming an active participant in one or two of the many video blogging/blogging forums.
Not only will you learn a great deal, but you will also get traffic to your video blog. As you develop relationships there, you will also get mentioned in other people's video blogs.
You will need to visit blogs and video blogs that relate to yours in some way. Trackbacks and comments are a huge part of blogging, as well as video blogging. You should post comments on other people's video blogs and blogs on a regular basis, and leave a link that leads back to your video blog. Make sure that your comments are relevant to the post, however. Also, just as you would refer to other people's blogs in a textual blog, you can refer to other people's blogs in your video blog as well. Just be sure to add the track back link to the text that you use in your video blog description.
Finally, build your blog roll. A blog roll is a list of blogs that you find useful or interesting. Start adding important video blogs or blogs that relate to your topic to these, and request that they add your video blog to their blog roll as well.
Remember when we talked about how making your video publicly available would actually boost hits to your video blog? It's absolutely true. You need to upload a copy of your video to all of the top video sites. You will create a profile at each of these sites, and your profile should of course contain a link to your site.
Continue.. (part 3)
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