If you believe that creating exceptional blog posts is sufficient for attracting huge amounts of readers, you might want to reconsider after reading this article.
According to MOZ’s latest report on shares and links, “the majority of posts receive few shares and even fewer links. In a randomly selected sample of 100,000 posts over 50% had 2 or less Facebook interactions (shares, likes or comments) and over 75% had zero external links. This suggests there is a lot of very poor content out there and also that people are very poor at amplifying their content.”
The amount of content created these days is enormous. With all the “content noise” going around, people become more selective in what they decide to read. The only way to stand out from the crowd is by producing blog content that provides value to your readers. And not only create it, but be ready to spend lots of time promoting it . Derek Halpern from Social Triggers says that the time you leverage for building a blog audience should be used as following: 80% promotion and 20% creation.
The following infographics showcase ways on how to promote your blog posts, when to post on social media and how to better optimize your page for search engines. There is also an infographic on which WordPress plugins to use for seamless blog posting and finally, one on the most common mistakes bloggers do and how to avoid them. Sweet!
1. How to Promote Your Blog and Make it Viral
A great infographic from the guys in CrazyEgg on how to streamline your promotion strategy and syndicate your blog content. Remember the 80/20 rule we mentioned above and start reaching out to the influencers in your niche!
2. What Are the Best Times to Post on Social Media?
When it comes to finding the best slot for publishing your content on social media, things can be a little bit complicated. In its infographic, Quicksprout tells you all you need to know about sharing content the moment your potential reader has laid on the sofa and is having a “want-to-know” moment. Just don’t mix your tweets with your pins.
3. How to Build an SEO Optimized Web Page
The info on this infographic might feel slightly technical and boresome, but we all know that creating brilliant content is useless, if your page is not optimized for search engines. The faster you learn how to do Keyword Research Tools and Link Building the more “Google love” you will get.
4. 28 Inspirational WordPress Plugins For Bloggers
Since many bloggers use WordPress as their CMS, here is a list of plugins that promise to make your life easier and leave you with enough time to finally do the laundry.
5. 7 Common Blogging Mistakes to Avoid
Although many of the blogging mistakes mentioned below are already known to the blogging community, we still tend to repeat them from time to time. Have a good look at the list and let this graphic be your daily content creation “mantra” from now on.
Featured image by Death to Stock.