How do I find blogs that focus on the actual use and acquisition of electronics products?

Posted on 2008-06-18
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One of the things I have to do very soon is come up with a solid marketing plan for a new website I've been working on. The website (www.cowboom.com) auctions and  sells a wide range of products, mostly computers and consumer electronics. One of the suggestions I've had is to get involved with blogs that present a serious interest in these things.  The problem is that I've looked at 40 or 50 bloggers who profess an interest in computers or iPods or digital cameras, and all but one of them were really about politics or new age philosophy or hooking up.

How would I go about finding 50 or 100 blogs that are serious about electronics products?

Also any other ideas about how to bring traffic to a new site would be much appreciated.



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Have you tried


I searched ipod and in the top related blogs found


Technorati is also a popular blog search engine

The quickest way to get traffic to your blog is a press release.  I recommend PRWeb.com and their Social Media Optimization option (although any will help)

The quickest free method for traffic is bookmarking your own site through social bookmarking.  Digg.com, Technorati, and StumbleUpon will probably drive the most traffic in your niche, but there are hundreds.
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I typed that off the top of my head, its actually called Social Media Visibility

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This is great stuff, gwkg:, thanks. Couple of questions.

If I go to, say, http://forums.ilounge.com/, what discussion do I enter? or do I start my own? And do I just plug my site or enter generic discussions and then post a link to my site at some point? Are there any rules of etiquette? or to put it another way, is it counterproductive if I simply keep plugging my site?

IAlso  joined digg, but how do I "bookmark my site through social bookmarking?" What do I do and where do I do it once I'm logged in at digg.com?

I'm pretty green here and I'm trying to get up to speed as fast as I can.


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For the ilounge forum, it is generally not acceptable to promote your site in any of your posts where it is not relevent to the conversation.  In your profile there will be an option to create your own "signature"  Each forum is different, but usually they allow you up to three lines of text to promote whatever you want.  Put an advertisement to your blog with a link to it there.  They probably don't allow pure html but have a variant called BBCode.  http://www.bbcode.org/tags.php

The code to link to your site would be:
[url=http://mysite.com]My Ipod Blog[/url]

Now if someone asks, Where can I find an iPod blog? Go ahead and point them to the link in your signature.

The more you post, the more your link will show up, but the key with successful forum marketing is to contribute to the conversations.  You can start your own topics, too.

As for Digg, these links will help, but I should have mentioned that users don't particularly like when you submit your own posts.  Start with StumbleUpon.com to get a feel for social bookmarking



Good introduction to social bookmarking video: http://apinternetmarketing.com/social-bookmarking.html

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I just remembered you aren't promoting a blog, your promoting your website.  Just substitute everywhere I typed blog in the first 3 paragraphs to "auction site" =)

Starting a new thread (conversation) asking for reviews of your site is usually acceptable, too.

Whenever in doubt about what is ok or not, PM a forum moderator.  They are usually listed somewhere on the first page.  Also, almost all forums will have some variation of a "Read This Before Posting" thread at the top of the topic lists.  Read that, read the Rules and read the FAQ and lurk around a little bit to get a feel of what is proper forum etiquette before posting.

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This is a great wealth of information, but I'm having trouble getting anything going yet. In a previous answer of yours (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Search_Engines/Q_23492344.html) you suggested posting a link on craigslist.org which seems like a good idea, but I couldn't figure out where or how to post it.  Can you give me a step by step?  Anything else, I'll just post a new question.



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These are the categories they have on craigslist..  Which one would be appropriate for posting a web link? Also it says that you're only allowed to post in one geographical location. What do you know about that, and how to get around it?

    * job offered
    * resume / job wanted
    * housing offered
    * housing wanted
    * for sale (please review this partial list of prohibited items)
    * item wanted
    * gig offered (I'm hiring for a for a short-term, small, or odd job)
    * service offered
    * personal / romance
    * community
    * event
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All that person was trying to do is get his web site indexed, so it didn't matter which geographical location he picked, or in which secton he posted.

How to submit a post: http://www.craigslist.org/about/help/how

You can only post one identical ad in each geographical location.  If you change the ad, you can change the location.

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