10 Types Of Blog Posts That You can Write To Drive Traffic

types of blog post to rank on google

So, you have been trying to get visible traction on your blog or website. You might also be researching before you actually start a blog of your own. This article is going to provide value for everything you are searching for.

But, before that, are you done finalizing your niche, categories, and target audience?

This article will help you with your niche finalization and Target audience!

If you have observed that although the search engine is flooded with a lot of information articles, only a few make it to the first page of google. This can be achieved by you as well with a few tactics and proper SEO strategy.

In this article, I will decode the types of posts that go viral and instantly liked by most people!

  1. A good Headline does half the hard work.
  2. Quality determines how people interact and trusts the rest of your post or becomes your fan
  3. You need to understand human behavior that leads to more engagement in your post.
  4. People need to know you exist- So know your SEO

Let us learn the different kinds of blog posts you can write to

“How to “Tutorials and Guides

People are on the lookout for a solution for their problems and they highly depend on the search engine or any platform.

If your content has to scale and reach the right audience.

Your content must essentially be a detailed post that has the following structure

  1. Introduction

Try mentioning the reader’s pain point in the first paragraph of the introduction. Take them through their own points and tell them you relate to the reader. It instantly creates a bond between you and your reader. Also, mention the struggles that you went through.

2. That phase of trust-building

Tell them how you failed multiple times/ took an amazing course to actually find out the solution and now that it will help them realize the solution in a quicker manner.

It gives them a preview of how you got your expertise

3. The Content Body

It is where you show your expertise in the field. Don’t hesitate to do an in-depth article that shows how well you write your content.

Right from the dictionary definition to how have decoded the entire concept. Explain it all. It should serve the purpose of helping the reader to understand the concept.

4. Call to Action

I don’t call it a conclusion, you should be able to show your reader what is the next step they should be taking and guide them in such a way that comes back to you.

Yes, you can include the next articles that they should read or have them signed up for your course or 1:1 consultation that helps them to know what’s next!

The Lists

Have you noticed how you gravitate towards the headlines that say

50 ways you can home-school your kid

25 impressive ways to dress up for your prom date

12 Times that History was wrong

These kinds of posts have a list that is curated and has the readers on their toes to read. Because you are giving them choices. Everybody needs abundance and a long interesting read.

The Infographics

Infographics are information images that convey a long article in a single image.

You can head over to canva.com to create amazing infographics.

Benefits of infographics for business

  1. It helps in lead generation
  2. It helps in SEO
  3. It helps in better tracking and analyzing
  4. Easily embedded
  5. User-friendly and shareable content image.

Checklists and Cheatsheets

Who doesn’t love a cheat sheet, I personally would love to have cheat sheets that help me with the step by step instructions. Through this, I could finish off my projects before the deadline.

You can use these as lead magnets.

Simply put, you can use checklist/cheatsheets as a freebie{it’s like a magnet that attracts customers(leads)}

I cannot stress the importance of starting your email-list right from the beginning!

Examples of checklists

  1.  A practical checklist to start a blog and make money.
  2. A cheat sheet to increase your followers by 30% through Pinterest!

Personal Story/Brand Story

Ultimately business is all about people, it’s how you communicate with them that matters the most. So don’t forget to show yourself with all your flaws!

Your story might inspire many and your customers tend to have a personal connection with you.

The tone of your personal story should be simple yet soul-touching!

https://www.shoutmeloud.com/harsh-agrawal-my-blogging-journey-so-far.html

I personally loved Harsh Agarwals story, it’s so compelling to start a new journey.

Read My Story of Business as well.

Guest Blogging

Guest Blogging is taking an initiative to write an article on another popular(high- Domain Authority) site about the topic that you hold expertise in.

Remember that you should not over-promote yourself in these places.

You should only be willing to share high-quality article under your name/website.

In SEO, it’s called creating backlinks. This will help your website increase credibility and domain Authority rating. Because people who already trust a popular website will also tend to trust the recommendations GIVEN by it!

Read about Backlinks.

Viral/ Newsworthy content

Although I stress creating evergreen content that is not bound by any timeline, date, or instance.

There will be times when you will have to take the opportunity to see what’s trending on the internet and if it is about your niche. Then research on SEO and get that viral post out to the world!

This is also one way of the content marketing tactic that has to be used only when necessary provided if your website technical, a lifestyle website and has nothing to do with trending small entertainment stories!

The problem with viral content is that 1 person visits, reads, and leaves only once.

While the reader tends to get back and read again and also shares the evergreen content to their circle

Hence take some chances and create viral content once in a while!

Interviews and Round ups

Mark your content calender and every 2 weeks, get a fellow blogger or an industry expert to the interview.

Benefits

  1. You will reach a wider audience
  2. A chance to learn and implement from the industry experts
  3. Know thwir struggles and encourage your readers to connect with them.

The inteview can be on a friendly note and basically imagine that you are running a podcast, how do you want the readers to enjoy the interview. Research and write the question script and email your guest!

Trust me, you will love these interviews!

Roundups are another kind of post that can be included on “no-blog” days. You can summarise and give the best links to the content that has been most trending in the past month.

Keep a day for that on your content calendar.

Case Studies

Have you already done projects and showed results to your clients. Then yoiu can create a case study on your own blog, a client’s website and narrate your experiences

Talk about the hurdles you faced and the exact techniques you used to resolve it. ALSO, show your readers the proof. The results, how your work increased the client’s sale, or how many dollars you made blogging by adapting to a certain business strategy.

The SEO batch

I usually stress on practicing SEO for all of your blog posts. Because the amount f difference it is going to make with traffic is huge.

So, after writing all your blog posts, make sure you save it in your SEO batch department( that sounds wierd) but let’s keep it.

What do you do here?

You check whether you have done your SEO right. For that, you need to place keywords so that Google knows what yo0ur site is all about!

Yes, you are writing for humans, so no keyword stuffing(that is so lame) and Google can figure it out.

So how do you actually make it happen!

Before writing the post

  1. Do a keyword research for your topic
  2. Keep a focus keyword
  3. Get on LSI graph and sprinkle keywords that are related to the post
  4. Fill in the meta-desription. I woul like to follow “Problem-agitate-solve”
Brunda Sunil

Brunda Sunil

Founder & SEO Content Strategist

She loves all things words. Having worked as an SEO content writer for seven years in different industries. She now passionately works as an SEO content strategist and entrepreneur. She helps start-ups, solopreneurs and personal brands with high-quality SEO content for generating organic traffic through content strategy and a holistic SEO approach to rank the client’s website on google’s first page.

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  1. Doddapaneni sowmya Krishna

    It was really good and helpful for a newbie like me.

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