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25 Oct

WordPress: 5 Things to Do After You Post

(Last Updated On: July 19, 2021)

So you just published an article on your WordPress blog and believe your work is done – you couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, your work has just begun: there are 346 million blog readers waiting to hear from you.

Here are 5 things you can do to improve your WordPress articles’ reach:


Email your subscribers

Your readers aren’t always checking your blog for new content, so you’ll have to let them know when new articles are posted. This is when an email blast comes in handy. Spread the word, but be careful not to spam as this can get you blacklisted and then nobody would see your work. You can read about Canada’s anti-spamming laws here if you are unsure on all of the rules.

For more information on growing your email subscribers, you can check out this HostPapa article.


Post on social media

There are currently 2.46 billion social media users worldwide and plenty of social media platforms for people to create an account on. This means plenty of opportunities for you to reach new audiences posting on social media.

Your blog content is definitely something to post about on social media. Once you publish an article, you should have different social media posts ready and equipped with different tags and keywords.

You can take a look at these HostPapa articles on Snapchat, Twitter, and Instagram to learn more about marketing on each platform.


Check your analytics

Looking at your content’s analytics with tools like Google Analytics, Open Web Analytics, or Clicky can help you see what is working and what is having no effect in grabbing readers’ attention.

Take a look at what keywords have been generating interest and which ones have been hindering your content. Check which topics are generating more views and create more content based on that information. Finally, try and improve your posts’ SEO with a plugin like Yoast SEO to see how you can improve the readability of your articles and overall search ranking.

See this HostPapa article on how you can use Google Alerts for your content.


Reshare your content

Once is never enough when it comes to sharing your content. As mentioned above, there are millions of people on social media alone and most of them won’t see your content from the first time you post it on social media. Hence the importance to reshare it.

Now, no need to share the same thing every day and become spammy in the process. Come up with a calendar to decide when you want to post what content. Also, go through your posts’ analytics, change certain aspects to improve your SEO and then share it again. The more you share, the more people will see your content.


Repurpose content

No matter how amazing your content is, after a certain time, there’s a good chance that it’ll die off and be forgotten. This is when repurposing comes in handy. It’s important that you don’t just repost your content, but that you offer readers your content in a new way. To do this, change a blog post into an infographic, an article into an informative video, or take the information from your article and dive deeper into the topic, expanding it into an entire series.

Publishing your work is only the beginning of its journey. You need to make sure that, once your article is posted, people can actually find it online. Do your research and see how you can help your blog be found online. You can start by picking a domain name that wors for your content and if you have any issues contact our support team at any time. For more business tips and tricks, make sure you check out the rest of the HostPapa blog.

Ryan Juraschka

Ryan is a self-described geek. He's an avid gamer, a fan of science-fiction literature and an aspiring author and journalist. At HostPapa, he focuses on creating content to help small business owners make the most of their entrepreneurship experience.


  • Paul @ Versus Web Hosting
    October 31, 2017 at 9:04 am

    As a site owner myself, I know that the things you listed above are important when it comes to ‘spreading the word’.
    However, I have a little inquiry: I started off with 0 readers and arose gradually, in time. What should a blogger do if he is at the beginning of this journey and would want to boost his reach/traffic? What could he do, other than creating great content and all the things above? How does he get to be known from the first two-three months?

  • Rainbow
    December 9, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Great post. So useful – thanks!

  • Adana Koltuk Yikama
    December 26, 2017 at 10:35 am

    I think it’s a good content. the use of social media, the promotion of blogs etc … I think the quality of the article. these 5 titles can be improved in my opinion, but of course the author’s original thought …

    March 3, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    best post. i like it
    i seem that next time will be same or most of better then it.
    thanks for informative post