If you haven’t claimed your blog on Bloglovin, you’re missing out on a great marketing tool and lots of potential readers. 25 MILLION people use Bloglovin every month! By claiming your blog and allowing readers to follow you through Bloglovin, you’re opening up your blog to a massive audience – and we all know that blogging is a lot more fun when people are actually following along and reading the posts you’ve spent hours and hours writing. Before I show you how to claim your blog on Bloglovin, let’s take a look at why Bloglovin is the way to go!
Bloglovin makes it easy to follow your blog
What Bloglovin does it that it allows readers to follow your blog and be updated every time you publish a new post to your blog. Blogloving lets your readers (and you, for that matter) follow any blog on any platform. Unlike for example Facebook, Bloglovin doesn’t sort your posts by popularity or employ any other weird algorithms no one really understands.
When people choose to follow your blog, they get notified in their feed EVERY time you publish a post. It’s very similar to your Instagram feed where you can scroll through your feed from the most recent posts and back in time. If your readers see your post but haven’t got time to read it, they have the option of saving it for later.
Bloglovin shows you which posts are the most popular
Because your readers have the possibility of saving your posts, you can see which posts do best. Some posts get saved hundreds of times while others don’t do nearly as well. The save feature is particularly beneficial to food bloggers because readers tend to save recipes more than anything else, but generally, I find that the more value I put into a post the more people will save it.
Bloglovin helps new readers find your blog
Bloglovin users can search blogs by category or find similar blogs to the ones they like. This allows new readers to find and follow your blog – it’s free marketing. Because yes, Bloglovin is completely free to use.
Readers also have the opportunity to explore new blogs. If one of your blog posts gets saved a lot, it will turn up either on the front page – the one collecting data from all blogs – or on the subpage belonging to your category – fashion, lifestyle, wedding, food etc.
This is yet another way to attract new readers on Bloglovin, and let me tell you: It feels good to see your post among the popular posts. You can also search by country and see what is popular in the rest of the world. It’s really a great tool.
But enough of the Why, let’s get on with the How!
How to claim your blog on Bloglovin
STEP 1: First you must sign up for Bloglovin. Without a user, you can’t claim your blog so you need to register for an account.
You can either create a new account or log in via Facebook. When you create your account, you will have to follow a couple of blogs. I suggest you start by following this blog right here 🙂
Step 2: Go to your profile by pressing the little grey icon. When you get to your profile, choose “Edit your profile”.
STEP 3: Now, you have the opportunity to change your profile info, upload an image, add a location and so on. To claim your blog, just choose “Add blog”.
Step 4: Choose “Claim Blog”
Step 5: Search for your blog by inputting either the name or the URL. If Bloglovin can’t find your blog, don’t panic.
You will get the option to “Add the blog to Bloglovin'”. Do that and follow the directions and your blog will show up soon. When I first searched for this blog on there, it wasn’t found.
STEP 6: When Bloglovin finds your blog, click on it to claim it.
STEP 7: Now you get a piece of code you have to insert on your blog to prove that you are the owner of your blog. Copy the code and paste it into a new blog post. If you don’t want anything to show up on your blog, delete the text “Follow my blog with Bloglovin”.
It doesn’t really matter – you can delete the post in a minute.
Publish your post and head back to the Bloglovin tab. Click the blue button “Claim your blog”.
STEP 8: Delete the post you just published. You don’t need it anymore.
STEP 9: Click “Edit blog info”.
STEP 10: Choose a category for your blog. This step is quite important – in order to show up on the popular page belonging to a particular category, you must pick your category. Don’t worry if you don’t know which category to choose. You can always change it later on.
STEP 11: Add a Bloglovin button to your blog to remind your readers to follow your blog. Click the grey icon and choose “Bloglovin button”.
STEP 12: Choose the widget you like and install it on your blog! And you’re done!
Now you know exactly how to claim your blog on Bloglovin! I know it may seem like there are a lot of steps, but it only takes about 10 minutes to claim your blog, and with 25 million potential readers out there, you’d be crazy not to!