Guidelines For Link Parties.
I love link parties. It is a great way to get exposure to your blog plus it offers you the chance to meet other bloggers and network. Link parties are a great way to grow your blog. When posting to a link parties there are some etiquette guidelines everyone should follow. Here is a list of 6 link parties etiquette everyone should follow.
Etiquette #1 Don’t submit duplicate content.
Link parties is a great way to showcase your blog. Try to use a different blog post to show off your work. Pick out your best blog post or a blog post your are trying to get reviews on. Your goal should be to grow your blog. Don’t use the same blog post on every link parties. Mix up your blog post to give you reader a view of your quality work.
Etiquette #2 Go with the Link Theme
This is a pet peeve of mines. If the party theme is about home DIY don’t post a theme about inspirational moments. That is like wearing shorts in a snow storm. Follow the link party theme.
Etiquette # 3 Visit other links.
Do not be one of those bloggers who use link parties as a drive by post hook up. Visit other links. Read them and comment on other links. Believe it or not they are trying to grow their blog too.
Etiquette # 4 Link Back To the host.
There are some party host that ask for a link back to their blog. There are some link parties host that may not. As a courtesy do it. It take a lot of time and effort to host a party. You can do a link back several ways
- The host URL
- Put the button link in your post
- Put the host button link on your sidebar
- Or do as I do and have a Linky Party Page.
It is just polite to give credit where credit is due in helping you gets exposure to your blog.
Etiquette # 5 Follow the host(s)
It’s just polite to follow the host. Some host often time make it a requirement to follow the host(s). Follow them on Google+, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or whatever requirement they have.
Etiquette # 6 Thank The Host.
Always thank the host for hosting the party. It take a lot of work to host a party and giving a quick comment of thanks is much appreciated.
Hopefully this link parties etiquette can help you with the next link party you go to. If you want to know how to increase your blog traffic check out Sincerely Jean to get more information.
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