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How do you promote your personal sites?

iceorfiresite profile image Ice or Fire ・1 min read

I've been struggling getting much traffic to my site. How do you drive traffic to your sites?

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  • Sharing to Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Making sure my RSS feed is found in Feedly.
  • Fixed all issues in Google Search Console
  • Cross referenced posts with my StackOverflow answers
  • Syndicated to a bunch of blogs with the right metadata
  • Optimized the keywords in the URL. Even changed a few and added redirects to keep old content.
  • Moved from a .nl domain to .net
  • And now syndicated to dev.to.
  • Moved from Blogger to Ghost.io

Growth in 365 days

 

I’ve found writing blog posts on my own site then putting them on dev.to ensuring the canonical url is set helps them appear in search engines. I’ve shared some Laravel specific posts on Laravel news community links has really helped too. It takes time and effort to build a following.

 

I've tried Facebook (some success), Twitter (not much success), and Reddit (varying levels of success).