Use Popular Blogs Polls to Create Killer Blog Posts

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. Specially social bookmarking websites love 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 Google feed reader, 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 ?

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 13 )

  1. Adnan Shahid says

    wow Just Amazing Man :) You really reveled a great secret :: It will help a lot people like me. Thanks a lot for sharing such great tips.

  2. sudha says

    that brilliant idea, easy pesy to create a post yet very good in quality..
    thank for this idea, it really will help me alot in future

  3. jigar doshi says

    great tip. very easy and simply way to drive traffic to your post and then again direct them to go to another post. will try it and hopefully will get the desired results.
    thanks for the post :)

  4. George Serradinho says

    I currently don’t have polls on my blog and I know I should, but I have many plugins and I really don’t want to be adding more. I do like list posts for so many reasons and many other users do as well.

  5. Sanjeev says

    Listified Posts are really awesome in getting instant traffic thru Social Media sites, use your social network to spread those posts effectively. I experienced the same on my blog and still getting nice amount of traffic thru those posts. Thanks Harsh for sharing the Poll trick, ya it works.

  6. Gabe | says

    I wrote an article on list posts a few weeks ago. It’s a proven method as long as the title is “killer” too.

  7. izzat aziz says

    that brilliant idea, easy pesy to create a post yet very good in quality..
    thank for this idea, it really will help me alot in future.. :)

  8. Rajesh Kanuri says

    hey such kind of posts really help us in driving good traffic as they would be current trends or hot topics..

  9. Phaoloo says

    Yeah, this tactic definitely works. Sometimes an accidental idea I come across may help me make a great list. It’s completely fresh and strange, so readers would love it.