Whenever we talk about quality content, we usually talk about evergreen post. Nothing against, news bloggers but usually evergreen post creates ever lasting impression. Here I’m going to share a dirty little secret which many of us have been doing for long and it’s one of the easiest way to create a listified post and without much research work.
Every one love list posts, where they can see lots of software’s or same kind of links at the same place. For example
And from the reactions I have received on these posts are incredible and lots of traffic. Speciallylove such listified posts. It’s quite easy to promote your listified posts on Social bookmarking sites, because every one love resource. And a well researched and up to dated listified topic, surely grab attention of many.
Now the question is how to create these listified posts. For example, you have a topic lets say: Broken link checker and you ended up finding 15 such websites. Though you want to list only top 10, how would you go about it? Here is one simple formula which is going to save your hours of time on research.
Most of popular blogs and forums organize readers poll. One such example can be found on Mashable, lifehacker and many posts on digital point. Now, readers usually vote on given option and suggests many new options via comment. Now, your task is to make a list of all such suggestion added by readers and top votes apps. This way, you can create a unique posts with popular and upcoming apps/websites.
For ex: I was reading Mashable posts on What’s your favorite news reader and it’s a poll in which people will vote or suggest their favorite feed readers. I quickly had a glance at the comments and from there I can see some strong response for , Feed demon , Netvibes and several others.
Create a new post on your blog on 10 most popular feed readers /news aggregator and you will have a killer post. Is isn’t it simple?
Alternatively you can look at the polls created by Lifehacker to get such post ideas. This way I can bet you will never run out of blog posts.
Another thing which I can add here is , first review all the services ( Ex : Feed readers) separately and when you write a listified post, interlink them to your previous reviewed post. And you will have a great killer post, which will bring traffic and will also increase the page views.
What do you think about this idea? Can you add more ideas to this one ?