Sep 22 2010

Grow Your Blog by Working With PR

Contests really took over the blogosphere when I was getting started. By being able to offer different items for free, it made the appeal of your site that much better. It also really gave visitors to COME BACK and a way to grow your numbers daily.

Just by hosting contests on your website you could require them to become an email subscriber, a friend on Facebook, or a member of your forum. I even built up a list for the top 20 contest blogs. Even though it’s a bit outdated it was really popular.

From the emergence of contests, so has people working for companies to find bloggers to host contests. This is where my site, Its All Free Online, has been able to grow. Sometimes the trouble is FINDING those PR reps.

If you are spending all your time looking for companies to work with, it can take away from your blog, as well as the quality of your content. Having THEM come to YOU is always a plus.

There are a few places you can use to help you out with that. And guess what? They are all owned by Moms!

Momdot Brandfluential

momdot

I have been a member of Momdot for several years. I like being ‘the guy’ on the forum. The ladies on there accept me as their own, helped me grow, and have been a huge supporter. The owner, Trisha, has gone out of her way to help me out on more than one occasion.

After I joined their “VIP” section of the forum, which is a co-op for PR pitches, my blog changed forever.

Now Trisha is going more mainstream and offering her newest service, Momdot Brandfluential.

Are you a blogger that loves to work with Public Relations? Are you Brandfluential? When marketers reach out to us for specific campaigns, let us know if you want us to email you with potential review, giveaway, or mainstream media opportunities.

Within just one short week of starting this program, she was already able to share a unique spa opportunity with her members. Along with that, she is in the works with more campaigns.

I know this will be a success and I am happy to be able to get in on the ground floor.

Blog Friendly PR

Blog Friendly PR

Through my Momdot connections I have also been able to work closely with several bloggers. One of those is Shasta. She recently purchased Blog Friendly PR and revamped the entire site.

Right now she is trying to spread the word and offering a $25 gift card if you post about her grand re-opening!

Double Duty Divas

I am new to this network, but I have already gotten 2 opportunities. I asked them to send me information about their site and this is what I received:

At BlogHer 2009 Bridgette (Experimental Mommy) and Cecelia (Cool Baby Kid) realized they had a full time job, part time blog and two young children each in common. They decided to join forces and create a blog network to support each other and the other Double Duty Divas that shared their multi-tasking challenges. Since that time the Diva network has grown to offer, in addition to support and cross-promotional opportunities for the bloggers, review and advertising campaigns for companies. With some of the top review bloggers among their ranks, the Divas also provide Twitter parties, coupon code campaigns and holiday gift guide inclusion opportunities. Speaking at BlogWorld 2010 about Harnessing the Power of Numbers and Creating a Blog Network, Bridgette and Cecelia plan to help others cross-promote and support blogs within their niche to grow and build a promotional network of their own.

Make sure to check out these websites and feel free to comment below on any networks that you use!

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  1. car battery said:

    I’ve heard quite a lot of good things about both Mom Brandfluential and Double Duty Divas too. :) Mainly about how helpful and thorough they were.

    October 2nd, 2010 at 4:56 am
  2. Essay said:

    When I read the word PR in the title, i thought you are going to talk about Google PR :)

    Anyways, you wrote something new. We, as a starting bloggers, can use you PR approach as affordable promotional medium.

    October 2nd, 2010 at 3:42 pm
  3. RC Truck said:

    Sorry, took me a while to really understand you were talking about press releases (pagerank just didn’t seem to make sense ;)

    Bookmarked the blog friendly pr one – thanks :)

    October 5th, 2010 at 5:02 am
  4. Wade Cockfield said:

    I like the idea of “joining forces” and creating a blog network with fellow bloggers, rather than looking at them as competition.

    October 10th, 2010 at 7:07 pm
  5. Wallpapers said:

    Yes, this is the step for success! Nice article! Best regards and good luck with PR :)

    October 12th, 2010 at 6:35 am
  6. rent textbooks said:

    YES! Moms are the best… So responsible and SO good at PR. I try out any PR company owned by a good Mom.

    October 14th, 2010 at 10:18 am
  7. Shearling Boots said:

    Having a network of mult-taking blogging moms like this is essential to getting the most out of every marketing minute you have for your blog. Great to see this level of cooperation amongst fellow bloggers.

    October 19th, 2010 at 12:55 pm
  8. Team SP said:

    superv article, i shall try out following ur advice……..

    October 20th, 2010 at 3:54 am
  9. RC Truck Fan said:

    Thanks for the good overview. Checked out this link. Good info: Blog Friendly PR

    October 25th, 2010 at 2:59 am
  10. fengzi said:

    I want to know a new blog how to imrpove PR in short term.

    November 9th, 2010 at 4:36 am
  11. College Guy said:

    I hear many people making a lot of money with PR, but to be honest I haven’t figured out how to do that myself… I guess it is as you say, you must be able to create a network.

    November 21st, 2010 at 3:51 am
  12. Kzee's Collection said:

    This article is really great. You should have placed the phrase, “To get a good PR (Page Rank) work with PR.” Hehe. But honestly this is a good article. Things are well said and the detail in each specified link is really spread out evenly and completely. It’s a pleasure navigating along your article. I hope I would see more of this type of article.

    Keep it up. Great work. Kzee

    November 21st, 2010 at 9:14 am
  13. Ian said:

    It is true that in this world so “virtual” and hyper connected it is important also to keep good relationships with similar blogs and people sharing our interests…

    November 22nd, 2010 at 7:12 am
  14. p90x said:

    I agree that contests can be a great way to grab new visitors and keep them coming back. I hope to run some contests on some of my blogs in the future.

    - Robert

    April 5th, 2013 at 9:10 am

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