How To Craft Killer Blog Content Your Visitors Will Worship
Blog content, something most of us spend way too much time thinking about! As we all know, blogging is extremely lucrative and can be used to generate thousands of leads and or customers. Over the course of this article, I want to talk about exactly how you can craft your blog content for massive online exposure and repeat visitors.
First, let me talk about how you can use your blog to grow your business. Whatever business you’re in, you need traffic and you need leads. As we all know what traffic and leads can do for us. They simply result in a flood of sales and repeat customers. So how do you use your blog to grow your business?
Well, you simply use it to capture leads… And once you have leads, you can call them up or prospect them via email or whatever you want. Capturing leads is actually really simple, you just use an autoresponder like Aweber and install an opt in box on your blog. It’s all just common sense really…
So how do you generate the traffic? Well it all comes down to killer blog content, solid keyword research and search engine optimization. So I am going to help you out with the killer content part.
Writing content for your blog doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, most people spend way too much time thinking about it. My advice is to talk about what comes to mind. When I say what comes to mind, I don’t mean useless crap like what you had for lunch yesterday. LOL
There’s a simple process involved in writing blog content. First of all, you have to do a little keyword research. Listen to me when I say this, there is absolutely no point in writing blog content “for fun”. Every piece of content you post should have a specific purpose. (this is where everyone goes wrong)
It’s hilarious how so many marketers post pointless content on their blogs that in no way helps them. So a few rules to abide by if you’re trying to make money from your blog…
- Don’t talk about what you had for lunch or any other crap that matters to you personally. (most of your readers don’t care about you or your personal problems)
- Don’t just blurt out anything to do with your niche or business model. While doing this can work very nicely if you have a large following. Like if you have hundreds of people constantly checking your blog for new posts… Sure, you can “speak” your thoughts about general business and your readers will appreciate it. However, I prefer to use a more tactical approach.
- Don’t post content without building backlinks. So many marketers out there really have no clue about search engine optimization. It’s just that even if you post outstounding blog content, you won’t receive any free search engine traffic without backlinks. If you want to learn about link building, checkout this post on link building strategies.
- Speak Your Mind And Make It Personal
So… there should be two “types” of content you post on your blog. Promotional content and “value” content. Let me quickly explain the two and what makes them different from eachother.
Value content is basically to “feed” your repeat visitors, it makes you look good while keeping your followers happy. You also share this content with your email list, Facebook, Twitter and any other places you have a following. So it’s essentially to feed your repeat visitors, your following, and it’s great for branding yourself.
Then there is promotional content. This content is sort of more important. It’s the content that brings you the most traffic and it yields fast results. Your repeat visitors and following will take a while to build up… Where as promotional content will result in fast visitors who don’t know you.
When I say don’t know you, I mean they will be visitors who come to your site directly from the search engines. Most of your “value” content will only be seen by your followers, email list and other strangers from sites like Facebook. The thing is that value content will result in repeat visitors, close relationships and eventually a huge email list and lots of sales. The promotional content will rake in new visitors from the search engines that will result in repeat visitors and subscribers.
Something to note about value content, it should help build up a little trust between you and your subscribers. Why? Well new visitors and subscribers won’t immediately buy your stuff, simply because trust is gained and not given. So your value content will be part of the “trust gaining” process between you and your new followers. How?… You simply slip in an easy “PS.” line at the bottom of your emails with a link to your value blog posts.
I’ve explained the concepts and how they work. Now let me tell you exactly how to craft killer blog content, both value and promotional. First of all, you need to use both types of content. In the beginning, you pretty much only need to write promotional blog content. As you won’t have a following or an email list to keep happy. So to start with, you need to “fuel” your funnel (email list & folowing) by writing lots of promotional content.
You do this by starting with keyword research. When I said every blog post must have it’s own purpose, I mean it must target a keyword! There’s no point in blogging about stuff that won’t receive any traffic. Even if your blog content is really helpful and consists of quality information, it doesn’t matter unless it targets a keyword. Once you do some research and find a keyword you can talk about, let your thoughts flow. As long as the keyword gets enough searches, use it and start writing. Once published you should build a few backlinks, shortly after your content will rank in the search engines and the traffic will flow.
When writing blog content, let your personality flow through your writing! Just don’t try too hard, it’s something that just has to happen.. Remember that there’s no “right” way to structure your blog content. So let your thoughts flow and the content will come. Trust me, as long as you know enough about the subject, it’ll happen. Your blog posts can be as personal or formal as you like. If you’re a marketer, try and be a little different. Over the course of 50-100 blog posts, you’ll develop your own unique style of blogging. That’s pretty much all you need to know about crafting killer blog content. Remember that there’s value and promotional blog content. You have to build up your traffic flow with promotional content. Once you’re there, you’ll start getting repeat visitors on a regular basis. This is when you need to start posting regular value content to keep your followers happy.. And that’s all you need to know about writing killer blog content. Just remember to learn, implement and profit!
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