Want More Traffic? Write Compelling Content + Inographic

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Your content is the most important part of your online business.  The content that you write represents who you are as a person or a business.  So, what’s the secret to getting people back on your site over and over?  Isn’t it obvious?  Spend more time writing compelling content and you will see a boost in traffic. Now many of yo must be wondering, how a normal blog post is different than a compelling  blog post? Below, I have outlined some of the major factors which helps in building a compelling blog post, and an info graphic which will ensure that your future blog post will be actionable.

Compelling Content Effect

The Headline of the blog post

Your headline is the most important part of your page. I stress this point often, and with good reason. A good headline can benefit your page in many different ways. For example, I recently wrote a blog post entitled “The Myth Behind Affiliate Marketing And Why Your Doing It Wrong” which has received 23 retweets in the last 24 hours. Every time a person retweets my post the headline – or title – shows up on Twitter. This attracts targeted traffic to my blog because it is “attention grabbing.”

Another example is the title of this post – “Want More Traffic? Write Compelling Content.” I chose this title because it is short and punchy. Who doesn’t want more traffic to their site? This title should grab the attention the reader and force them to read on. The headline is important, now let’s move on.

Writing Compelling Content

Let’s face it, nobody cares about your blog stats – or that your dog is finally potty trained. People care about things that effect them. “What’s in it for me?” Should be a question that runs through your mind when you reread your post. Pretend to be a reader and see how they will benefit from what you are trying to say.

Give your readers amazing content. Kim Roach did a case study of how one article brought her 7,640 visitors to her site. She spent 4 days writing and compiling a list of “21 Untapped Traffic Sources.” The reason she received so much traffic is because her content had so much value to the reader. Here is an info graphic from copyblogger team, which showcase many different ways to write a compelling content for your blog:

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Does your content bring value to the reader? If so, then how can you improve on that value? When you provide compelling content to your readers they will take care of the rest for you. Traffic is a byproduct of your content. I’ll leave you with one last thought: “Is it better to promote your own content, or to have somebody else promote it for you?”

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  1. Dk Patel says

    Agreed Content is king and write continually… But what should we do when get bored…

  2. sudha says

    Agree that the most important part of blogging is the content — but please note that, that greatest content should be know by others to be success.

  3. Evelyn @ Natural Raw Living says

    Great points shared and I find what you say very useful. I always think that it is better for someone else to share your posts. It makes me feel good to know that someone thought enough of what I posted to share it with others. I do share my own posts, but not very much. They get shared through friendfeed as soon as they are posted, and then after that, I usually don’t share them anymore.

    Very informative!
    ~Evelyn

  4. Tech Maish says

    As competition among blogge is increasing day by day, the only way to stand alone is to write quality and super dupers posts.

  5. TechOfWeb says

    6326 visitors on a single dya..amazing stats ..yes its tru that content plays a vital i wud say only role in attracting traffic.. Headline again comes as a part of content itself..

    Atul

  6. Paul Roekle @ Internet Marketing Blog says

    @izzat aziz – Sometimes we need to do research to write compelling content. It has a payoff though. If it takes you 2 hours to write good content it may seem like a lot of work. But that work is done one time, and you can benefit from it for quite a long time. Let’s say you write a great article, well that article may have taken you 2 hours but what if it brings you 1,000 visitors over the course of a year? Even if your visitor value is 5 cents, you just made $25 an hour. Imagine if it brought you 5,000 or even 10,000 visitors!

    @mahendra – “give a personal and professional touch to your writing.
    be original and do something different but valuable for reader”

    Those are some great points!

    @sudharsan – Good luck

    @siddharth – Thank you

  7. Dana @ Blogging Update says

    Agree that the most important part of blogging is the content — but please note that, that greatest content should be know by others to be success.

  8. TechChunks says

    Absolutely! Great unique quality content and traffic/popularity goes hand in hand (for obvious reasons)!

  9. mahendra says

    and I will add more
    keep a bird eye on other site don’t forget for valuable input on other site of your niche.
    give a personal and professional touch to your writing.
    be original and do something different but valuable for reader

  10. izzat aziz says

    i try my best to write good article for my reader, but it sure take lot of effort and research. but if really serious in blogging that what you got to do everyday… blog never easy, but even how hard it is, you never notice because you enjoy it.

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