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10 Important Tips to Get Improved Results From Your Blog Posts

So you’ve been trying to get improved results from your Blog Posts for a while now.

You see others do it. And it seems like everyone makes it look so easy.

But for some reason, success keeps eluding you.

But now, you’re going to be armed with the same tips,

Tricks and secrets that other blogging experts know that get them great results.

So give these tips a try and see if they don’t work for you too…

  1. Write for your target audience

The first tip to getting improved results from your blog posts is to identify your audience, uncover their needs and write a blog post that solves that need.

The best way to uncover the needs of your audience is to perform a competitor analysis and industry research. Thus, you have a proven reason for writing on a specific title.

If this sounds complex to you, it isn't, here are my top four favorite tools that you can also use:

  • Quora

Find questions your audience are asking using this resource. It is similar to an online forum, but it's not an online forum.

  • Twitter advanced search

This is another free resource that you can use. Just type in your keyword into twitter search and add the word “questions” to it. It will display all the questions being asked by your target audience.

This is a free tool; it displays the most popular keywords searched by your target audience.

  • SEMRush

With this tool, you can observe your competition and see how best you can modify their ideas to create a unique blog post for your audience.

  1. Use highly attractive headlines

Without a very attractive headline, it is highly likely that your blog post will neither be read nor be shared.

To find the emotional marketing value of your headline, I suggest you analyze it with EMV headline analyzer or Headline analyzer by CoSchedule. Coschedule's headline analyzer will even provide you with tips on what to do to improve your headline.

  1. Break the page with subheadings

Formatting your blog posts is very important, your audience will skip your blog posts if it's just one giant paragraph.

One major benefit of using subheadings to break your blog posts is that it entices skimmers (those who glance through a blog post before reading it) to read your blog posts.

Two other proven ways to format your blog posts are:

  • Writing in easy-to-digest sentences
  • Emphasizing key points in your sub-headlines

Apart from formatting your blog posts, they should also be easy to understand.

You can test your posts' comprehension level by using the readability test tool.

  1. Use bullet points to break up your content

You need to highlight your best information because most people (including your audience) skim before they read.

Bullet points and subheadings are perfect for creating content that can be “skimmed”

To write fascinating bullet points, here are three proven tips you should keep in mind:

  • Each bullet point should express a clear benefit.
  • Treat them like mini-headlines and write them as such
  • Each of your bullets should not exceed two lines
  1. Use images to break up your content

It is a proven fact that visual content is more understanding for the human brain than written content. Hence, you can get improved results from your blog posts by adding captivating images.

You can design an image with Canva or purchase premium images from Shutterstock or any other similar website.

Another advantage of using images is that you can use it for SEO purposes on Pinterest, Instagram and other visual websites.

  1. Optimize for SEO

Though it doesn't make sense to write for SEO, it doesn't make sense to write without it as well.

Let me explain.

When you are writing for SEO, you will be ‘stuffing' your content with various keywords. But you can still optimize your content for Google's organic search by using these five proven tips:

  • Interlinking your content
  • Adding image alt attribute
  • Optimizing for focus keyword
  • Add proper meta description
  • Add proper meta title

If your website is powered by WordPress, I recommend you use a free plug-in called WordPress SEO by Yoast to optimize your content for SEO. It will show you what you need to do and displays a ‘green' color when you've successfully optimized your content for SEO.

  1. Write an optimized first paragraph

The best way to do this is to use similar keywords in your headline and first paragraph. Don't use too much preamble in your first paragraph, make your point quickly. You should also provide a summary of your content in your conclusion.

  1. Include one call to action

Don't confuse your readers with many calls to action. Include just one to make it easy for them to take any action. A call to action can be:

  • Leaving a comment. For example, leave a comment below to share the tip(s) that you use in getting improved results from your blog posts.
  • Sharing your blog post
  • Following you on your social media channels
  • Or even, purchasing your product
  1. Be consistent

Simply put, you need to post more often.

After implementing all the tips above, you can still get better results by posting often.

But don't forget that your niche and your audience are key factors that will determine the frequency of your posts.

Apart from these key factors, other factors you should consider are:

  • Frequency: the frequency at which your competitors publish their posts, you don't want to be left behind. Do you? You can use a tool called WhatRunsWhere for this purpose
  • SEO traffic: the more the quantity and quality of your blog posts, the better your SEO traffic.

If you need help with any part of the content creation process, you can outsource some parts of it.

  1. Ask for contribution from other experts in your industry

This technique works because it boosts your credibility within your industry and the guest poster will also have a bio that links to his site.

If you don't know experts in your industry, you can use tools such as mention (this tool is not free, but you can use their 7-day trial version to test-drive their effectiveness) or Buzzsumo to find them.

Conclusion

And there you have it – 10 important tips to get improved results from your Blog Posts.

Now that you know these tips, there’s just one thing left for you to do: take action.

So get to it now.

Author bio:

Smith Andrew is a Jr. Content writer working with Ranking By SEO. In his corporate life he write many blogs and articles on SEO, Link building, SMO and many more.

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4 Types of Blog Posts You can Write Today

A lot of us are bloggers and we write a lot of blog posts every week, and as a result we’re always in need
of constant ideas on what to write about.

If you’re a blogger the success of your blog will to a great extent depend on the quality of the articles
you are able to write for your blog and other blogs in your niche and that is why you need to spend
more time researching types of blog posts to write.

I used to struggle to find ideas on what to write on my blog where I give tips on nutrisystem and
medifast but ever since focusing on more of these kinds of blog posts it has been extremely easy for me
to write blog posts.

Top 10 Posts

One of the best types of blog post that has been of major influence on my blog is top 10 posts. These
kinds of blog posts are often posts listing the top 10 ways for readers to achieve a particular goal and in
my own experience it seems the number 10 resonates a lot with readers. Almost every kind of this blog
post I have written has gone viral.

Even though top 10 posts work well for me, I have also seen this kind of blog post flop on other blogs.
One thing I noticed as the reason why a top 10 post might not succeed is because it is not unique.
Whenever you write a top 10 post make sure to include as many new tips you have learned into it and
you will be amazed to see how successful it can be.

How to Posts

People love how to posts, and they love them a lot.

How to posts have been instrumental to my success by helping me get more traffic and make more
money on my blog where I talk about nutrisystem and medifast. That doesn’t mean they aren’t effective
in other niches. In fact, I see this kind of blog post used effectively in the tech niche and I think that’s a
smart idea.

Ask the Readers Posts

Sometimes you might just be too busy to write or you might not be in the mood. It is in situations like
this that you need to get creative and let your readers do the work for you.

This strategy will only be very effective if your readers already see you as an expert in your field.

It is important to realize that to use this technique for the best results you shouldn’t just ask any
question you want, instead you should only ask questions relating to your field.

Interviews

The final type of blog post you can write that requires little to no effort from your part is interviews. All

you need to do is come up with some smart questions and send it to some influential people in your
niche. Try to ask the best questions and publish the interviews on your blog – whenever your readers
read interviews of these successful people on your blog their opinion of you will increase significantly.

John Smith’s site is WeightLossTriumph, a fitness and diet blog where he publishes all 4 types of blog posts mentioned above. He publishes interviews of people who dropped excess pounds and improved their health by following proven weight loss programs, such as Medifat and Nutrisystem, two clinically studied home delivery diets.

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