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7 Essential Elements of a Powerful Blog Post

7 Essential Elements of a Powerful Blog Post

A blog can be a powerful tool in building your online business. But for it to be a powerful tool, you need to write powerful blog posts.

7 Essential Elements of a Blog Post

Our goal should be to write a powerful blog post every time. Below are Seven Essential Elements of a Powerful Blog Post that we can follow to assure we have some of the most essential elements needed.

 

7 Essential Elements of a Powerful Blog Post

 

1 Eye-Catching Headlines

Your headline is the first thing most readers will notice. It needs to be eye-catching and draw the reader into the article so they will continue reading.

When a visitor comes to your site and finds the headline to be boring and uninteresting, they are more than likely to click right off your page and onto some other site. You just lost a potential follower and customer.

So your headline is critical to whether a visitor even stays on your blog article.

In the same way the Sub-Headlines are critical to whether a visitor continues to read your post once they begin. Many people skim through sites to see if they look interesting or worthy of reading before they read the post. So it’s super critical that your headlines and sub-headlines are eye-catching and enticing so the visitor will continue reading YOUR post, rather than click off your page onto another site.

 

 2 Key-Word Rich Title

The Title to your post is what will show up in your post URL and it is critical for good search engine optimization. The search engines favor posts which have titles that are key word rich and related to the subject of the post.

For example:

The post might be about How to Bake an Awesome Carrot Cake.

The Title might be: How to Bake an Awesome Carrot Cake Fast and Easy!

Your page URL should be something like www.yoursite.com/how-to-bake-an-awesome-carrot-cake-fast-and-easy!

This will give better search engine relevance to your blog and give better ranking.

So keep your blog titles relevant to your blog subject and keep them Key-Word Rich.

 

3 Engaging Images

Images are important in you blog posts. Images give the readers an idea about what the post is about. They make a more pleasant reading experience. They can also attract more back links to your blog.

Use images in all your posts and chose images that are relevant to the subject of your article. You can use images that naturally relate to the subject. You can use images with text added to them that relate to the post. You can also us graphics that relate to the post. Anything that relates and adds to the reader’s experience.

Don’t overdo with images, though. And don’t make the image dominate unless it actually makes the post better; such as an info graphic which is the main part of the post.

 

4 Clean, Easy to Read Design

Use a clean, easy to read design. People surf from site to site and want to see a site that is easy to read and gather the information they’re looking for. If your site is hard to read, the visitor may quickly click off your site and onto another site.

Avoid using colors and designs that are hard to read, such as black back-grounds with white lettering, unless it truly fits into the type of site you have. Most of the time go with readability over flashy, cool design.

 

5 Have Your Own Voice

Have your own unique voice. Your blog should be YOUR blog; not just a copy of someone else style. Write in your own style and people who like your style will want to read your blog and follow you.

Don’t be afraid to give your opinion on things. Give helpful information in your own style with your own voice.

 

6 Social Media Friendly

Social media is big in online marketing today and is only going to get more important. So you need to make it easy for your visitors to share your posts on social media, as well as make it easy for them to connect with you on your social media sites.

Put social media buttons on your blog so your visitor can share your content with the click of the mouse. When your blogs are well written, your visitors will share them on Facebook, Twitter, GooglePlus, etc and then others will share them on to more people. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have your content shared with the world.

Also put links to your own social media sites so visitors can easily like Facebook page or follow you own Twitter, etc.

Make your blog social media friendly.

 

7 Have a Call To Action

Readers won’t tend to do anything unless you ask them to, so Have a Call To Action! Make it a nice call to action, but have one.

Ask them to:

Like Us on Facebook!

Download Our Free eBook!

Share this Post!

Sign Up for our Newsletter!

Whatever it is you want them to do, Ask Them! Have a Call To Action!

 

So, for your blogging success, be sure to include these seven essential elements a powerful blog post.

 

Here’s to your Blogging Success!

 

Jerry D Ross

 

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8 Ridiculously Simple Tips on how to come up with 100’s of Blog Article Ideas fast!

How to Come Up with 100’s of Blog Article Ideas Fast!

We’ve all probably heard that Content is King when it comes to SEO (search engine optimization). And rightly so. The more relevant content your blog has the better it will rank on the search engines.

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Do you struggle with coming up with ideas for articles to write? Many people do. There is no need to struggle with coming up with blog article ideas if you follow the tips below. Whether you are all online, or a local business, you can use these techniques.

8 Ridiculously Simple Tips on how to come up with 100’s of Blog Article Ideas fast!

1. Write a list of every question a customer or prospect has asked you or your team.

 

If you have customers or prospects already, then they’ve probably asked you questions. Write down any questions you’ve been asked related to your business. If you have a team in your business get everyone involved in making this list.

Write out what you’ve been asked about your business. Once you have this list, Use these questions as the titles for your future blogs posts. You’ll be building a blog full of the answers your customers and potential customers are searching for. This is just what the Search Engines are looking for as well.

 

2. Write a list of questions you have had about building your business.

 

If you have been working to build an online business presence, you’ve probably had questions about what to do or how to do something. Write out a list of all the questions you have had or can think of related to your business, or to building a business. Use this list of questions as the titles and subjects of future blog articles.

If you have these questions, then it’s a good chance many other people have these questions as well. Also as you do the research to write your blog posts on each of these subjects, you will learning about the subject. Don’t worry if you don’t have in-depth understanding on the subject. You will learn about it as you develop your article and be helping others looking for the answers to these questions.

Also don’t worry that others have already written about the topic. You will be hard pressed to find a topic which has not been written about. The key is to continue to produce relevant content and as you do, then your posts will continue to rise on the search engine listings above others who have written in the past.

The key is to continue producing relevant content.

 

3. Make a list of the Negative phrases about your product or business.

 

Why focus on the negative? Because often times people looking for information about a product or service will type in a negative phrase for the search.

For example: If someone is searching about Affiliate Marketing they might search with a phrase like: “problems with affiliate marketing,” “affiliate marketing scams,” or “does affiliate marketing work.”

By utilizing this negative phrase approach you can catch some of the searches that we know will be made by people researching or looking for information on a given topic or business.

So make a list of all the Negative slanted phrases you can think of on your business/product. Use this list as your blog article/post title or subject.

 

4. Write on Problems / Issues with your competitors as well.

 

Use the problems / issues subject as a lead in to article titles and subjects. Readers are searching for the problems or issues with a product or service. Give them what they are searching for. Explain the problems with a product along with the good.

You can write about the issues with a competitor’s product that your product may overcome. But also can give the problems your product may have, along with its benefits.

 

5. Use Compare or Vs

 

Write a list of comparisons or verses you of your product with others. Or even between 2 or more products in your industry you don’t even sale. People are looking for information about the products and services in your industry. Be the information go to site for your industry. This will develop trust and bring people back to you when looking or your type of product.

 

6. Write about Cost / Price

 

Too many companies are afraid to put the price of their products and services on their sites. Your customers are searching for the price and you should be up front about the price. Give the consumer what they are looking for. They will appreciate your honesty. Those who were not going to buy would probably not have bought either way. Besides, with very few writing about the cost and price of products, you would come up in search engines above many others.

 

7. Write “Best of” Articles

 

Make a list of subjects of the “Best of…” which can be the titles of future blog articles. People love to search for best of information.

For example: “5 Best Twitter Tools for your business,” or “The Best Way to Create Awesome Video Fast.”

Use “best of” subjects to create great content for your blog.

 

 

8. Use Reviews

 

Write a list of products or tools, etc. that you could make reviews for. The list could be endless.

For example: “A Comprehensive Buffer Review and Buffer Alternatives,” or “Wordpress Review: 5 Reasons you should use wordpress.”

 

Well there you go; you have 8 great tips on how to quickly come up with scores of blog post ideas for your business blog. Using these tips on a regular basis should land you an almost endless supply of blogging article topics. So let’s get busy and get blogging.

 

Here’s to our Success!

Jerry D Ross

 

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