How to Write a Perfect Blog Post

 

How To Write a Perfect Blog

The blogging field is highly competitive. Every day there are more and more companies creating blogs on every topic thinkable, because of this it can be difficult to have your content stand out to readers. The best way to make sure that your article gets a reader’s attention is to optimize your posts to perfection.

Let’s take a look at how to write a perfect blog using this incredible infographic on how to write the perfect blog post found on SocialMarketingWriting.com

Have the perfect title

Titles must make a big impact on readers. It is the first (and sometimes only) thing they see that makes them decide if they want to read the article or not. Keeping this in mind, it’s a good idea to follow these four rules:

  1. 60 characters maximum
  2. Draw attention using negative words and/or numbers (i.e. 6 Reasons Your Business is Failing)
  3. Use a keyword in your title, and optimize it for SEO.
  4. Keep the URL short and include the optimized keyword.

Focus your content on reader interest and SEO

While titles make a big impact, the content is what’ll get a blog post found and shared. Catering to SEO will help your post be found by search engines. Then of course, if your content is engaging and interesting, a reader is more inclined to share it on social media and to read more of your posts.

  1. Longer posts (especially over 2,000 words) are better
  2. Have high-quality images
  3. Use keywords in both the post and Meta description.
  4. Adding links builds credibility.
  5. Connect with your reader – write your posts to be helpful or emotional. This makes the content interesting and worth sharing.
  6. Use a call to action at the end of the post (i.e. Contact us today for all your marketing needs!)

Keep them coming back for more

Even if your post is perfect it is still a challenge to get readers to come back to your site or to share your content. This is why it is imperative that you make it as easy as possible for them to do so. Try these 3 tricks to increase the chances of getting them back to your site.

  1. Add author bios to the end of each post
  2. Have a clearly visible option for them to subscribe
  3. Use share buttons for all major social media sites

Don’t leave anything behind

Ok so you know how to write a perfect blog, great, but that’s not the only thing that can drag down your engagement. It’s also important to give focus to social media and website design. Some of the most important things to consider include:

  1. Building social media followers
  2. Paying attention to analytics to learn what works best
  3. Have a clean website design
  4. Publishing posts at high traffic times

Rinse and repeat

Always remember that consistent quality content is the core of attracting and also, keeping readers. Use an optimized title to capture attention, make sharing and subscribing convenient for the reader, and finally, make sure the website is optimized and the article is shared to social media.

How to Write a Perfect Blog

About Mike Gingerich

Author: Mike Gingerich, President of Digital Hill & TabSite Marketer and Consultant. Part geek, part marketer, part strategist, total distance running junkie. Mike is an author and speaker, having presented at Social Media Week Lima, Social Media Camp (Canada) and more. He writes a tech column, podcasts, and shares about social media and business strategies at MikeGingerich.com. Mike is a marketing, social media, and business startup enthusiast with 10+ years experience building apps, consulting, and training businesses with winning integrated strategies. Mike loves deploying tactics to increase awareness, sales, and maximize ROI in both B2B and B2C markets via digital media.