We all want readers and traffic when it comes to our blog post, but what will it take to attract them? Is it really that difficult to accomplish this you may ask…Actually it’s not and I’m going to give you 5 questions to ask yourself to make sure your blog posts are attractive…
When it comes to your blog, optimization is the key. You want to be able to set it up in a way that will attract a lot of visitors to your blog as well as the search engines like Google.
As you may or may not know, if you want more traffic, an important middle man that a lot of us bloggers make an effort to appease is Google. As time passes, google keeps changing it’s algorithm not to make it more difficult, but to make sure the content that we produce is reproduced several times over as well as many other tricks bloggers do to get good rankings and traffic.
How many times have you read content that was an exact copy of some content you read previously?
Or how many times have you did a search of a particular topic on Google and the search results were irrelevant to the topic you were searching for?
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not a big expert on Google algorithms or even a know-it-all when it comes to SEO (Search Engine Optimization), but what I do know is through experience of trial and error.
I know what has work for me and what hasn’t work for me, and the funny thing is the errors that I’ve made in a past, I see others doing it on their blogs.
But when it comes to blogging, I always keep my mind open to improve and I believe this is what all people who choose blogging as a strategy.
Also, I don’t see anything wrong in reproducing content or a topic as long as you make it your own. When it comes to blogging each person is unique and can bring their own flavor to their posts. So why be a carbon copy of someone else? This is a great way to brand yourself and Google and other search engines would appreciate it more.
Which brings us to the purpose of this blog. What can you ask yourself before writing your content?
1.Would Your Home Business Peers And People Interested In Home Business Read It?
If you’re doing network marketing, online marketing, affiliate marketing, or whatever
home business you’re in, would the content itself appeal to this market? Would you
be talking about tips and strategies to grow a business from home and/or or would
you talk about the different fears and getting over those fears as an entrepreneur?
2. Would Your Headline Attract Your Market To Just Click On Your Blog Posts?
If you want to people to at least click on your blog post, would your headline or title
attract them to do so? People look for solutions to solve their problems, and a quick
way to get them to read your content is to draw them in with a good headline stating
that you have some type of solution(s) to their problems.
3. Are You Using Too Many Keywords?
I know a lot of us may think putting a lot of keywords will help where in fact it can hurt
us. There have been many of times that I have tried to submit articles to article
directories and have been rejected because of the number of keywords I had. To
them the posts seem to pitchy and spammy. You want to keep the keywords to a
minimum between 1% to 3% of the content.
4. How Unique Is Your Content?
If you want readers to really get to know you and Google to like you, then it’s best
you bring your personality into your content. Even if you reproduce similar content,
put your own words and flavor into it. Also, you want to give your readers another
point-of-view to look at instead of using the same point of view. If, for example,
everyone is talking about how 97% of people are failing in network marketing, why
don’t you talk about the 3% that aren’t.
5. Do You Always Point At Your Readers, Or Do You Involve Yourself?
Instead of using the word “YOU” all the time, why not use the words “Us”, “We”,
“Our”, or “Let’s” more often? This is a great way to get personal with readers and
show that you’re not the God of Home Business. There’s a difference in being an
someone that has a lot of experience and someone that claims the be the perfect
God of this industry. You will seem more approachable to your readers.
Now It’s Your Turn!
Do Your write for search engines or for your readers more? Do you mix the two so you can get both? How do you optimize your blog posts? Please share your comments below and share this post with your friends. I look forward to reading them!
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