Grow your blog with Link Parties. I know, I know, many of you think that link parties won’t bring you much traffic. You may even think they are a waste of time, but I am here to tell you different.
Link Parties can help you grow your blog. I am going to share a few ways growth can happen.
Get there as early as you can (my link party list has times on most all parties). Don’t despair when you see you may be one of a hundred or so bloggers in any particular party. You might not think anyone sees your blog. Trust me, if you have a great photo, people will come and look at your post. Draw them in with the photo. Make sure you have a square photo to share at the party. Long Pinterest photos will be cropped, so your perfect pin may not be so perfect at a party.
Take a minute to think of what you are going to title your post. Some parties only give you 50 characters, so make sure your write a title that will draw people in and make them want to read it.
If your post gets selected to be a favorite you can get a lot of page views from that. Don’t think that your post will never be seen if you end up on page 2 or even 3 of the party. I linked up to a big blogger’s party and was on page three, my post was chosen as one of her favorites and I still get traffic from it! That was 2 months ago.
Don’t forget that your post may be shared on Twitter, Facebook, G+ and Pinterest. You won’t see those numbers on google analytics. They will be tucked in your social media statistics.
Another way to gain traffic to your blog is to find a few links at each party and go and comment on them. Take a minutes to read what they are sharing and then make a relevant comment on the post. Don’t just say something like, “yum”. I know you are busy, so am I, but commenting will build a relationship with other bloggers. I share my Menu Plan Monday posts at OrgJunkie and always make sure I stop at a few other posts to say hi and let them know I like their menu and I often will let them know I am following their social media. I can guarantee most of them stop back by and follow me!
Below are links to over 150 link parties! Just click on the photo and you will be directed to the list. Most parties have times listed and what they allow in their parties. I will be updating the list often, so make sure you come back! Do you have a link party you want to share? Fill out this form and I will add it to my long list of great parties.
So, are you ready to grow your blog traffic with link parties? Make sure you remember these few things:
- Get there as early as you can (I have the times listed next to many parties)
- Big parties are great – but don’t forget the little ones (they may work harder for you)
- Share your best photo
- Give your post a killer title (you may only get 50 characters to do this)
- Visit 3 or 4 other links and leave a relevant comment.
- Follow other bloggers (I let them know I am following, they will often follow back)
I hope you find this post helpful. Give link parties a try and I think you will be happy with the results. Make sure you keep up with it for a couple of months. One or two weeks won’t show you the results you are looking for.
Don’t forget to fill out this form if you have a link party you would like listed!
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