I've been reading about website promotion as it pertains to SEO and trying to get more links out to my SEO blog. I've read that I ought to be posting in forums, local websites, facebook, etc etc. I'm wondering if it is worth sitting down and writing a unique post every time and trying to engage people and get them interested in your site or just blanketing the web with generic messages. Keep in mind that my budget is $0. My objective is to test some simple home-grown SEO practices without having to pay to see how far you can go on no budget before you need to hire someone or pay for traffic/ads.
Personally I hate seeing copy / pasted / generic promotion that is out of place or off-topic and I try to avoid clicking on any links that are obviously automated posts.
I ought to mention that I'm a seasoned web developer and while I'm not new to SEO it hasn't been any part of my job for over 5 years so I'm kind of reintroducing myself to the environment. The blog I'm trying to promote is a DIY SEO blog ( REMOVED ) that focuses on Fargo, ND businesses. I'm covering my trials and errors in additions to successes so people can learn from my mistakes too. But I don't know how easy it will be to find and engage people in discussion about doing some simple SEO without paying a marketing agency right off the bat.
I'm starting off in a relatively small geographic area and there isn't a ton of competition, that being said I don't think there should need to be a lot of dollars spent in order to promote this site. But hey, I'm a learner so any feedback, criticisms or recommendations would be appreciated!
Edited by chrishirst, 17 April 2014 - 03:51 AM.