Monday, 5 January 2015

5 Best Ways to Challenge Top Bloggers

5 Best Ways to Challenge Top Bloggers

I have already written several times about to start blogging, writing mistakes, sponsor your blogs, monetize blogs etc but this is very first time that I am going to write about a topic one can not dare to because by doing this I am openly giving other blogger an authority to write against me but I don't care because writing is my passion and I can write what I think I can do.

So here are the 5 best ways to challenge top bloggers who have hold on the online audience in large scale. But now this is our turn to write and discuss on each topic to challenge top writers.

Anyone can compete with those and I am sure if you follow these 5 simple but best and effective rules, also challenge top bloggers for online writing.

Keep a Note on:

  1. Write longer posts more than 3000 words with in-depth content - Most Important
  2. Develop skills to grab ideas form different sources other than blogs
  3. Develop skills to write on any topic which is in trend
    • Current Trends
    • Old vs New Technology
    • Motivational vs Inspirational
    • Gaming devices and other media for sports etc.
  4. Write killer titles for your post that should shows the meaningful definition - Most Important
  5. Criticize through blog comments if you feel that you can give better than the already written matter

Apart from above mentioned best ways, always try to organize your data with the following checklist in terms of your blog writing. These are another best ways or checklist to make your blog a point of attraction so that you fetch more readers, not only the first time but for revisiting in a search of more valuable and helpful information for the new as well as for old bloggers.
  • In-depth Blog content
  • Focus on Keywords
  • Importance of Landing Pages
  • Importance of Images in Blog Content
  • Importance of Social Media in blogging
  • Be Genuine - Speak your own Voice
  • Start Guest Blogging
  • Invite others to write for your blog as well
  1. In-Depth Blog Content:-  

    The benefits of In-depth Blog content are numerous and the first most important benefit is that it will help in getting traffic from the the search results and the articles which are written in detailed content would be the first preference of any search engine. If you are not writing content on broad topics that is thousands of words long, it is unlikely that you’ll receive more search engine traffic.

    In addition to writing detailed or in-depth content, the last step in getting more in-depth articles traffic is to promote your content on several social networking websites.
  2. Focus on Keywords:-

    This is another important aspect of blogging because adding quality content to your website on a regular basis is a very good SEO tactic but if it contains focused keywords then the out put will be double in terms of readers. Google sees that your website is active because new pieces of information are added frequently. On top of that, you increase the volume of your content. If your keyword strategy has been crafted properly and your content is nicely optimized for the right keywords, adding content will increase your search-ability.

    But how to choose the perfect focus keyword? Especially when you’re blogging and focusing on long tail post and keywords used for your blog post, it can be quite hard to decide which keywords to optimize. In our view, there are at least two things you should do before writing an amazing or high quality blog.
    • Choose a focus keyword

    • Research on most searched Keywords 

  3. Importance of Landing Pages:-

    In blogging or online writing the importance of landing pages is quite on top of all other checklists. I suggest you all that if you really want good attraction of your visitors then your landing page should be dynamic in the form of design, quality introduction about you or your blog and the interesting topics a reader will be shown in a few seconds. Landing pages must be well designed, visually appealing, and easy to use if traffic is going to be converted into something valuable from your blog. This conversion is ultimately the first goal of a blog.

    Apart from above, there are several things that factor into the effectiveness of a landing page. At the focal point, is how well a blog/website helps a visitor understand what to do next. Many good landing pages will have succinct and concise verbiage that tells users what process to follow so that each party gets what they want. 

    This is often laid out in a collection of paragraphs, images, buttons, and fields to fill. There’s a good chance that you’ve been to a blog page where you’ve been asked to give your name, email address, and some other information, click a submit button, and receive something of value in exchange. Further expediting that process in the simplest way possible is what a landing page is supposed to do for your blog.

    Among other things that are important in creating an effective landing pages is the overall visual presentation of the blog. Many blogs look outdated, untrustworthy, or flat out too complicated. Although this doesn’t bother some visitors, it’s not a good idea to rest on one’s laurels and assume that most people don’t care. Consequently, it’s critical to have professional looking blogs that help visitors feel confident in where they are. You can search the web and find hundred or thousands blogs which are written by professional or successful bloggers but even then too shows some flaw in terms of proper formatting. Also some pro-bloggers give stress that formatting is not required but I don't agree with this statement because if a thinks looks good then only it will be getting proper attention and this applies on blogs too. The next question arises about the landing page is that
    Why Landing Pages Are Important? 

    3 Reasons Why Landing Pages are Important

    Above mentioned reasons about why landing pages are important are in-trend now a days and every blogger would love to be trendy but the problem is several bloggers/writers spend most of their budgets on things that drive massive amounts of traffic to their blogs, like PPC ads, social media and email marketing. This is great, but what happens with visitors click on an ad or link in an email? If they land on the company homepage, you’ve already failed because that gone visitor will never come back on your page once left the blog.

    With so much investment in traffic, many forget the second part of lead generation - conversions. That’s where landing pages come in. They help convert more traffic into qualified leads.
    With a single focus on converting visitors into leads, landing pages are all about positive ROI and this way usually, landing pages make all the difference. 
      1. Focus on Conversion:-

        I’ve written on my other blogs about this term that bloggers believe sending PPC ads and email campaign clicks to their homepage of blog isn’t wrong. I usually have to start with why this is a bad idea and how a landing page will improve their conversions of visitors of blog.  

        The simple fact about is that a landing page of any blog, focus on one thing and that’s converting visitors into leads. Whether you’re asking for contact details in exchange for a white paper, download of software or something else, a targeted landing page is going to convert visitors more.

        Think about it, wouldn’t you rather have one page to go through instead of trying to find what you need from a company homepage? 
      2. Better Blog Metrics:- 

        See there’s different metrics you can gather on your blog homepage, but with a conversion with targeted landing page, I really concentrate on what’s working and what’s not for a blog.

        if you have a high bounce rate on a landing page, but a low time on page visit then you know you need to tweak some things in your landing page design.
      3. Cost Cutting on Advertising:-

        In most of the cases, do you know that your blog landing pages actually help reduce costs on advertising? With more conversions through focused pages, you can generate more leads, for more sales revenue from your blog. That in-turn decreases costs and you can put more funding into things like higher PPC ad budgets or other techniques, such as SEO and social media.
  4. Importance of Images in Blog Content:- 

    Presently we are living in the age of visual effects and the age of visual culture. The more your will show graphically the more you will attract. This is the need of time for being visual. In-fact visual content is the backbone of a blog.(this is first ever that #Visual-Content-is-the-backbone-of-a-blog posted by us as you are reading on My Own Stories Blog).

    Do you remember how much you would have read a book with lots of pictures versus one with only text when you were a kid? The same applies, even now and nothing is changed till date, only way field of using images are grown. As you know that a picture speaks a thousand words, and when it comes to your content, that cannot be truer if your image is relevant and Image can add richness to your blog content and also make readers more willing to read a long article. Relevant photos can help your blog audience to feel the point you are trying to make with your blog post as well as breaking up the text making the story seem like less of a daunting read.

    7 Ways to use Visual Content

    1. Screen Shots 

    2. Social Images

    3. Animated GIFs

    4. Charts and Graphs

    5. Slide-shares

    6. Info-graphics

    7. Data visualization

    The above mentioned 7 ways to visual content itself a vast topic to be discuss here. No, I am not going to discuss here and I promise I will be writing on these soon in a separate post on this blog.
  5. Importance of Social Media in blogging:- 

    Now, it is time to be social with the social media or social networking sites and if your blog have connectivity with these social media then you can get a loyal visitors for your blog content and make thousand or lacs of impressions in a day. This will work only if you are active member of these social medias and updating and connecting with your contacts through the media being used by you and your contact list. But make sure you are not going to spam anything on your social media because by doing so you will lose faith of your audience and they will block or un-follow you from the account. The terms (Importance of Social Media in blogging) is first ever used by My Own Stories blog.
  6. Be Genuine - Speak your own Voice:- 

    In blogging one must have attitute is that always be original with your content, however you can take ideas from other blogs but never copy each and every line from scratch, this will not give you genuine readers or revisitor. Write what you know about. Explain with the examples of others of you don't have your own. Always give credits from where you have taken some piece of blog content or any other information which is related to your blog post or the topic you are writing on. 

    If you are not following this most urgent advice then you will be thrown out of the blogging crowd. You can check my small but effective post about plagiarizing a blog.
  7. Start Guest Blogging:- 

    If you really interested in writing a good blog post and also want to challenge top bloggers then this would give most advantage of guest blogging or writing on other blogs as a guest writer. You will be sharpening your writing skills with this simple but a favorable method of guest writing. But this is not as simple as I am writing here because for this you have to write more and more on different topics several times than expected. Even for this you must approve your title from the host of the blog on which you want to write. you can read my post on this topic also and if you qualify then you can also write for my blogs running on different topics. While writing a guest post you are supposed to give your better than the best because a post whether it is a guest or it is being written by the owner of the blog represent to that blog and no writer would like to give a negative impression of the blog to the audience which read to that blog. a guest blogging contains several important factors which I suppose you must read from my other post about writing a  Guest Blogging.
  8. Invite others to write for your blog as well:- 

    This is another best way of writing an effective blog to compete or challenge top bloggers. If you are writing for other blogs then there are several other bloggers who can write for your blogs too. It is just like vice-verse in terms of writing on blogs. So you can opt this also for getting more readers and attraction so that you can become a renowned blogger.

    I hope the above rules or way of writing a top blog post will raise your audience level and you can easily develop writing skills and also can write for top bloggers or even can challenge to them in blog writing on any topic.

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