I have eight months until a big book release, and I figure my main job until then is to promote my blog and my book. So how do I go about that in an effective way? I know *some* of what I'm supposed to do (write lots of good blog content, guest post a lot, get backlinks), but even for those parts, I imagine there are better and worse ways of going about it (asking people to link to certain articles doesn't seem to work very well, and I haven't had much luck with guest posting offers lately.) Any good books or articles on this subject? Or suggestions of your own?
I am currently finishing up a program to become a certified dog trainer, and will soon be thrown out into the world to do what I will. I am not assuming that this will be a full time gig to begin with, and figured that I would do classes or private lessons on the side for a while. How can I do a successful job of marketing myself for these kinds of things? I have a couple of specific questions. [more inside]
What can you actually do to improve your website's pagerank (slowly and steadily is fine)? [more inside]
I have a blog that used to have some readership. I think I got people interested mostly by participating in food blog events (where someone hosts on their blog, names a theme, and then everyone makes something, blogs about it, and gets a link in the event post. There are so many of these that there are even blogs that aggregate all the food blog events). Then I had to move my blog and lost most of my visitors. Also I now post a lot more art/craft content than food. I assumed there would be similar things for my new topics, but I just can't find them. Do you know of any recurring art/craft blog events with open participation, or any websites that catalog such things?
How to promote and increase traffic to a food blog? Thanks to the ananymous porn guy I know about Foodgawker and Tastespotting, but what are some other avenues of promoting a food blog? Are there any other similar websites to Foodgawker? Are there any other ways (conventional or not) for promoting a food blog?
I want to promote my Young Adult fantasy novel about Morgan le Fay on the web. The biggest audience should be young women and libraries; Wiccans, medieval re-enactors and King Arthur fans would dig it, too (I hope). How can I best promote the book myself? What sites and blogs should I contact? Are author's tours effective? What should I definitely put my efforts into and what's not worth my time? [more inside]
I just opened my own post- moderated blog. Its kid of dead right now and I get 10-15 visitors a day and I am the only one who posts there. This is very depressing and I started to lose my motivation. Is there any place that I can draw more attention to it? Yes, I know about the ad sense but I cant really afford it. Thanks!
How should I publicise my new blog/newswire? [more inside]