Building Your Blog Community

Joe Whyte has an excellent write up at the Search Marketing Standard blog on how to build up a blog community. He gives the classic ten point list, for his part one of a series in this column. Here is a quick summary of the ten point list:

  • Network with others in your industry
  • Learn about your blog community with MyBlogLogs and related blogs
  • Be opinionated and lively with your content
  • Have goals and think long term
  • Retain your visitors
  • Encourage commenting
  • Use linkbait like titles
  • Leverage social media
  • Leverage link baiting
  • Join ad networks

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | SEO: Blogs & Feeds | Social Media Marketing


About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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  • PocketSynch

    Thanks, stuff like this is always useful to me.

  • rockyfied

    Hey Barry,

    Thanks for the kind words. Nice new site design on

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