Blog PROMOTION, BLOGGING | February 26, 2009

Quickest and Easiest Way to Promote Your Blog on Facebook

I found that the most effective way to promote my blog on Facebook is through the Post Link function of my Profile. Anything that you published on our wall page has the chances to appear on the News feed for your friends to see.

You want a method that uses the full potential of the social graph. This is why I feel the internal features of Facebook is more powerful than using a Facebook blog application to generate comments, likes and traffic to your blog.

My solution takes a 2 seconds to do. Simply copy the URL of your post on Post Link of your profile page and hit Preview. If your post featured several pictures, you will be able to select which one you wish to appear.

Post Link in FaceBook

Time saver: The FeedFlare Share on Facebook link is faster since it automatically copy the post link and you are ready to post into your profile. Moreover, you encourage your fans to tag and promote your content. You will need first to activate the feature on Feedburner and insert some code into your blog template. It works on your RSS feeds and your blog. There are also many plugins that do the same job.

FeedFlare options that I selected

Main Advantages

Your Facebook friends can comment on your post. The fact that they comment on your note (link) will be shown on their wall. If you are lucky, that action may also appear on the News feed of some of your friends.

Comment on a note (link)

The same rules applied to the Like and Share button. Share will publish your note to your friend’s profile. If you are lucky your friends will like or share, plus comment your post.

I Like this

My goal was to show you how quick and easy is it to use the internal functions to Facebook to promote your blog. Naturally you could create a group or a page for your blog but it requires more work to set up, maintain and market. We will talk about their added values and the differences between Facebook pages and groups at a later time.

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10 Responses to “Quickest and Easiest Way to Promote Your Blog on Facebook”

  1. Thanks for doing posts about using Facebook! My question is this: most of my Facebook friends are old friends, family and coworkers who have no real interest in what I blog about (sewing & crafts). Do I recruit new Facebook friends through my blog? How do I keep the friends separate? Should I have 2 Facebook identities? Thanks for your great blog, it’s been very helpful for me!

  2. 2 Facebook User (@kimvallee) said:

    Melanie O: I think you found the topic for my next post. It is a valid question with too long answer for a comment. If you can be patient, I will post the answer tomorrow.

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  7. This is great–just tried it and worked so well. Only thing…couldn’t figure out how to tag someone in the post in facebook. Any idea?

    Thanks again! 🙂

  8. Sarah: When you type @ followed by the name of a user, a fan page or a group on Facebook, you tag it on your Facebook message. As you type the first characters, Facebook will give you a list. It must be one of your friends, a group that you joined or a page that you are a fan.

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    How do you think I can promote my new Facebook Application quickly.

    I need lots of users to think its cool for it to be a success.

    http://apps.facebook.com/mymilliondollarapp/

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