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17 Blog Post Ideas that ramp traffic

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If you have a blog (or are planning one), you will likely need some inspiration on how and what to post. Engagement with your audience is critical to ensure you get and keep your traffic.

People respond well to numbers. You saw 17 and wanted to read more didn’t you? Have you noticed how lots of posts these days on Buzzfeed and similar sites start with “The top 3…”, “5 things…”? There is a hook here that gets people, usually jaded by the age old topic titles (One Weird Trick…etc.), to click and read. Clicks mean traffic. Traffic means cash. You should also take notice that once you DO click to those sites, you’ll see “native advertising” that look like stories but are actually adverts for skinny pills, health and fitness, Forex etc. – the stuff people got sick of seeing in their inbox. It’s a clever shift to get the content in front of people. Now you know :)

So, back on topic, if you’ll pardon the pun. What do you post about? Let’s see if we can get some inspiration going…

  1. Reviews – products, articles, books – anything you have an opinion on
  2. How To post – detailed or general
  3. Profiles – write about people in your area of interest
  4. Interviews – gold dust! Ask someone in your niche to be interviewed
  5. Guest posts – ask and ye shall receive!
  6. Contest post – people love giveaways, doesn’t have to be expensive
  7. Challenge post – set challenges to your audience
  8. Debate post – start a debate, speculate, for/against something. Engages well.
  9. List post – your favourite blogs, people, funnies, books. Whatever. People love lists!
  10. Breaking news – long gone are the days of exclusives in media, stay on trend by reporting stuff as it happens. Can go viral.
  11. Funnies – cartoon, viral images, videos. Let people see the lighter side and engage your audience.
  12. Conduct a poll – people love to get involved. Great way to ask your audience what they want from you
  13. Be controversial – something annoyed you? Let it out!
  14. Feature post – a weekly feature. Great for newsletter content too!
  15. Infographics – these are awesome for presenting information and engaging your audience
  16. Write an About Me post – let people know who you are and what you do
  17. Inspiration posts – help unblock something! :)

The sky is the limit really. Got any other good blog post ideas? We’d love to hear them!

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