Wednesday, 13 May 2015

10 Recommendations To Produce High-Quality Content For Your Blog



I personally have always believed that there should not be any trick restricted to any single person, so here in this post I will reveal what tips and procedure I follow for writing exceptional search engine friendly articles.

Here are the only steps required to produce high-quality content on your blog. Assuming you already have selected your topic according to your audience, here are the tips for writing exceptional blog posts.

Tips For Writing High-Quality Articles


1) Researching for a topic:

We just cannot pick up a topic and write about it. In order to make your content worth appreciation, you need to have proper knowledge on the topic. This is where research comes in.

You can research your upcoming blog post by any of the following methods:

1) Wikipedia: Wikipedia is the first and foremost resource when you want to get the basic information as well as data statistics of a subject. But, sometimes this does not just fit all. Wikipedia can sometimes be biased or has information that can be manipulated. In that case, you can include the following tools for research:

2) Google scholar: Google scholar is my go-to source when it writing on topics that need references from university articles, thesis by experts and other published research papers.

3) Google books: Citing quotes and references from books under public domain can be a great add for your blog post. You can customize Google books to source such information for your upcoming blog posts. Project Gutenberg is the largest collection of free books that you can edit, twist and use for your commercial blog posts.

Other such places, where you can find hidden knowledge to make your post outstanding are The Internet Archive which has way too much information that sometimes can be a gold mine, Google Public data also has some wonderful resources based on your niche.

2) Writing headlines:

People have an average attention span of just 8 seconds and no matter how intriguing your blog post is, no one will read it if they are not convinced that it is worth their time within the first few seconds.

So, you have to make your headlines or titles so smart that they just cast a spell on your readers. A boring headline can drive them out even if the content inside is rich in information.

Similarly, a headline that doesn’t deliver its promise will irk your reader and he will never trust your site again. That’s how important headlines are!

Here is an ultimate resource of headlines that work on any content type.

Bonus: Use a free title generator like Portent’s title maker to write breathtaking headlines that will cast a spell on your readers. Try it.

3) Writing the researched data into a well-formatted post:

While all the researched data are valuable, it isn’t actually needed as it is. They will scare your readers away and moreover raw data is useless unless it is meaningfully processed. So follow these tips to get your writing to the next level.
a) Start with a fact, an intriguing question or a positive hope:

Kindling the hope of something good in the reader’s mind can keep him stuck to your post till the end. Facts will help you catch the attention of the reader. While a good hope kindling opening paragraph like the below might get all the positive attention of the reader.

“So, how much did your fruit orchard yield this summer? What if I told you can earn threefold with that much fertilizer and half the labor done? Recent developments in machinery farming equipment have really made farming a single man’s quest.”

As you will notice I started by giving them the hope of earning 3X which is very positive and the reader will surely read further to know how.

b) Do not limit yourself to one-dimensional reader:

In that above paragraph, I started by asking a question to my readers (agriculture or big orchard owners) on the earnings on their farm this year. I never said or gave them a finite number. If I would have said, “I hope you earned above 50$” it would have been a finite question whereas many who earned more or less than that would not read my post further.

Secondly, I did not lure them saying you can make 500$ (again a finite number) more from your farm. I said they can earn three times more which indicates it can be 150$ for someone who earned 50$ and 3000$ for someone who earned 1000$ from their orchards.

This is how I made my content appeal everyone

4) Use long tail keywords:

Keywords are still important if you want some traffic from search engines. However, having keywords less than three to four words makes it quite broad to appeal to a single reader base.

For example, if you (an Australian) weave your content around the keyword “car mechanic shop” you are sure to compete with millions if not billions of other car mechanic shops in the whole world.

Another thing is even if you rank for car mechanics your readers will not be convertible because you simply are not situated near to the location.
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