Thursday, October 21, 2010

How to Set Up a Blog Hop

Blog hops are a fun and effective way to increase blog traffic, gain followers and find new blogs to follow yourself.  On any given day, there are several blog hops going on.  Blog hops can be set up to link to your blog, Twitter and Facebook accounts as well as giveaways you're hosting.

Set up the Hop

The first step in setting up the blog hop is to create a blog hop button.  It's a good idea to have a blog hop button to help identify and advertise your hop.  Followers can grab this button and place on their blogs to help spread the word of the hop.  View my Create a Blog Button page if you need a button created for you.

Next, you need to the Linky Tools website and get the code for the blog hop which allows users to enter their blog URL. 

After you have copied the linky code, create your blog hop post.  Within the post, upload your blog hop button and include any rules if applicable.  Some blog hops require that in order for you to link up you must include the blog hop button on your blog or else your link will be deleted. However, other blog hops have no rules at all.  If all depends on what you want to accomplish with your hop.  After you've added the rules, then paste the linky code.  Now your blog hop is ready to accept links.

Advertise your Hop

It may take several weeks before your blog hop has gained popularity.  The word needs to spread around the blogging community.  To help let other bloggers know that you have a new blog hop post a message within blog networks such Mom Bloggers Club or Bloggy Moms.  Another option is to visit blog hop currently going on the same day as your blog hop and instead of linking up your blog, link up your blog hop.


  1. (Not sure if my previous comment went through...) New follower from Buzz on by Thursday. Looking forward to learning more.


  2. Following you from the Do you Realize Your Blessings blog hop. Thankful to find a website that gives blog tips. Putting you in my favs :)


  3. Great tips! Great blog!
    Come say hi and follow back!

  4. I'm your newest follower. I'd love for you to follow me at:

  5. Following you on Boost my Blog Friday. You've got some great tips here.

  6. Lol, I just posted bout my beef with blog hops.

  7. Hi there! Just stopping by from The Frugal Free Gals Friday Blog Hop!
    Feel free to check out my blog at:
    Take care and make it a great weekend!

  8. Thank you for all of the great advice

  9. I'm looking forward to learning more about blogging from you. I'm a new follower from Entrecard.

  10. Great blogging tips. I can always use these! I will be checking back often. I am a new follower from Follow Me Monday.

    I hope you have a great week.

  11. thanks for the info~
    would love if you could view my blog~
    perhaps suggest anything too...
    hope you do~

    p/s:followed u..

  12. Great tips, thank you! Following you from moonangelnay's blog hop. Please visit my blog:

  13. Where is your "Create a blog hop" button?

  14. Where is your "Create a blog hop" button?



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