Bloggers have a new tool that could bring tons of traffic to your blog.
What is Blogging Zoom?
Blogging Zoom is a new social bookmarking site aimed at just bloggers.
Let’s face it, your new blog is not going to compete well against a large established site or blog.
Your chances of getting a large amount of traffic from Digg or any other social site are pretty slim until you already have an established readership. That readership also has to have good standing in the social networks. Most likely, no one is going to submit that post that you feel is your best work to Digg and if you submit it, you will probably do more harm than good. Unless you are already a power user at Digg.
Blogging Zoom is your chance for an even playing field.
Blogging Zoom is a place where you are encouraged to show your own posts. Not only will you get exposure to a larger blogging community, but you will get targeted link pointing to your site in the search engines. Courtney Tuttle and Victor Franqui have designed Blogging Zoom to not just send traffic but to give you a highly SEO’ed link to your post. That will also help you in the search engines, something that Digg will never do.
How to use Blogging Zoom to get traffic to your blog.
First, go register at Blogging Zoom.
It is simple. You just need to be a blogger. You just need a user name, email, and to make a password. You can add an avatar.
Next, start submitting your posts to Blogging Zoom.
This is easy. You can use the Blogging Zoom bookmarklet that is in your profile. Just go to a page you want to submit and select the boolmarklet in your bookmarks.
You will need to provide a good description of the post you are submitting.
Blogging Zoom requires you to use at least 350 characters in the description. This will give the search engines something to rank. All it takes is a few sentences. This should also let anyone looking at it what the original post is about.
Start to zoom other posts.
Look for quality zooms. While it can be tempting to go to the front page and zoom leading posts, you will often find extremely good posts in the upcoming post tab. Try to find good posts. When you find good zooms, friend the person who posted it.
Don’t submit all your own work or do it all at once.
I do not pay much attention to post after post by the same person in row down the page and I do not think others do either. Space out your submissions.
Submit your better work and the good work of other bloggers.
Develop a reputation for great zooms and others will friend you and zoom your zooms. I have seen a post get zoomed that did not deserve to get zoomed simple because the Zoomer was a well known blog. Good headline, but misleading and if you read the actual post, you would be embarrassed to have promoted it. Your user name is shown with your zooms. Protect your reputation.
Blogging Zoom has the potential to really help the small and mid sized blogs get traffic.
Use it wisely and help others do the same. This is a chance for bloggers to Google-slap proof their blogs and secure their future in the blogosphere.
Right now, Blogging Zoom is just getting started.
Tell others and help promote it. Zoom other blogs and show them how it can help them. The more you help others, the more it helps you. We need to get the word out about Blogging Zoom to give it it’s full potential. You will also find that some of the Blogging Zoom users are users of other social networks. There is also a widget that will put a Blogging Zoom badge on your posts.