If it's been said once, it's been said a million times - Content is King. If content is king, are you constantly adding new content to your blog? If not, maybe it's because you don't have a plan to follow and you're bored doing the same old thing (I know I get to that point sometimes!). If you really want to generate targeted traffic to your site, it's time to kick your blog up a notch, with more and different types of content.
Let's look at all the different types of content that can be added to your blog - and how you can use it to your benefit.
Posts you write yourself
Writing blog post after blog post can put you in a rut, so consider changing up to different types of posts.
Hire a ghostwriter to write some of your posts. If they can write well about your subject, focus on creating an awesome piece that goes viral because it's so good.
Articles from article directories
If you find an occasional article from an article directory that fits your topic, post it. Remember, you can't change these articles, but you can add your own paragraph before the article and even after it. That way you can give it a personal twist and add an affiliate link if you so choose.
You can review products in-depth and highlight the product's plusses and minuses. Do some of these without adding your affiliate link and boost your credibility by showing you care about your readers.
Videos are not only great for Search Engine Optimization, they also give your blog higher perceived value. Some types of videos to consider include:
This medium also gives your blog higher perceived value.
Pictures help break up blocks of text as well as catch the reader's attention.
Guest blog posts
If you are networking enough to know others in your field, ask one or two bloggers you respect and that you know will have a lot to offer your readers to write guest posts for your blog.
Planning is Everything!
It's important to come up with a plan for your blog. Planning ahead for the content on your blig will give you direction. Decide which days you will add to your blog, and map out which type of content you will add each day. That way, you're more likely to give your blog the attention it deserves, and get the traffic you want.
- Charly Leetham is an Online Business Implementation Expert and Small Business Coach. She is dedicated to bringing useful and free information to new small businesses to aid in their success. Charly has many years experience in managing business for employers and herself and shares her vast experience and insights with readers on her blog https://canvas2.ciq.uchile.cl/eportfolios/1337/Pgina_de_Inicio/Perfect_200201_Exam
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