What do you do to make your blog stand out?

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What do you do to make your blog stand out?
« on: 10-11-2011, 04:19:57 »
Alright so I'm fairly new to the blogging game, and my blog is just getting off the ground. I really enjoy blogging as a creative outlet and I want to get some readership going, but I have some questions and concerns.

My biggest concern is being a kind of "white noise" in the blogging community. With the internet being so saturated with blogs that are all trying to fit the same niche, what do you / what can I do to help my blog stand out?

I'm not trying to be a huge and famous blogger, but I do hope to have a bit of traffic to my site. So can you give me any tips?


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Re: What do you do to make your blog stand out?
« Reply #1 on: 12-21-2012, 07:12:18 »
Hello Guys,

Ways To Get your Blog to Stand Out

1. Think of your audience first
2. Build relationships online
3. Use a branded header
4. Explain your blog
5. Be original
6. Avoid the fluff
7. Diversify your content
8. Engage Blog Visitors

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Re: What do you do to make your blog stand out?
« Reply #2 on: 08-20-2015, 05:07:35 »
To make your existing post stand out or write a stand out post, you need to focus on:

1. Uniqueness of Idea
2. Genuine way of writing (originality)
3. Social Sharing
4. Pinging
5. Graphics (Images & Videos)
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Re: What do you do to make your blog stand out?
« Reply #3 on: 08-22-2015, 07:07:50 »
Write high quality content and must be rare, It does not mean that start writing a high quality content on "how to open firefox in windows" because of there is already bunch of post.

Find good and rare topic and write your blog.
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Re: What do you do to make your blog stand out?
« Reply #4 on: 09-01-2015, 05:01:56 »
In order to stand out from the crowd, you need to do and have something on your blog that others don't. I like to take my own photos and put them on my blog. This way I know I have something unique.
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Re: What do you do to make your blog stand out?
« Reply #5 on: 09-10-2015, 06:21:31 »
Prepare unique and related content by considering your target audience.Engage with user,participate in discussion through comments.

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Re: What do you do to make your blog stand out?
« Reply #6 on: 09-16-2015, 04:41:25 »
Alright so I'm fairly new to the blogging game, and my blog is just getting off the ground. I really enjoy blogging as a creative outlet and I want to get some readership going, but I have some questions and concerns.

My biggest concern is being a kind of "white noise" in the blogging community. With the internet being so saturated with blogs that are all trying to fit the same niche, what do you / what can I do to help my blog stand out?

I'm not trying to be a huge and famous blogger, but I do hope to have a bit of traffic to my site. So can you give me any tips?
First and foremost, you have to be unique. Find something that makes you stand out among others and make it your biggest advantage. Also I whink that you should adjust the design of your blog to your audience. You could run A/B tests to see which design has the best responses among viewers. Believe me, it matters.
Work on your social media so that people would see notice you.
I found an article on graphic tools for online marketing, so maybe you'll find it useful http://www.headchannel.co.uk/blog/post/five-graphic-tools-you-need-for-online-marketing.

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Re: What do you do to make your blog stand out?
« Reply #7 on: 09-16-2015, 21:10:16 »
Select your target market so that you can easily identify the tone of voice that you will use. Put yourself to the place of your reader, if you are the reader what type of content are you going to produce. Make the content creative and engaging, make sure that the flow will go directly to the point. Ensure that everything is original, concise and informative. At the end of the day your goal is to help your readers acquire new knowledge. Choose a topic that you are familiar about so it won't be hard for you to write a blog post.

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Re: What do you do to make your blog stand out?
« Reply #8 on: 02-25-2016, 20:10:10 »
1. Be Social

Sharing your posts on every social media platform you’re on is a no-brainer, sure. But to really spread your reach, use hashtags and shout out to people you mentioned in your post. Just don’t go overboard with the hashtags — make it three tops. Otherwise, you look desperate.

2. Engage With Your Followers

Whether it’s on your blog or on your Twitter feed, one of the best way to increase engagement is by creating stunning visual content. And the fastest way to grow a loyal community is to reply to your commenters. Unless they’re trolls. Ugh.

3. Cross link to other relevant information on your website and blog.
It’s also good to link to appropriate product information or articles on other parts of your website.
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Re: What do you do to make your blog stand out?
« Reply #9 on: 11-23-2016, 01:25:34 »
1. Be Controversial

If you have ever seen the movie “Private Parts”, then you may remember an exchange where Pig Vomit (played by Paul Giamatti) and a researcher (played by Peter Maloney) are discussing Howard Stern’s popularity:

Researcher: The average radio listener listens for 18 minutes. The average Howard Stern fan listens for – are you ready for this? – An hour and 20 minutes.

Pig Vomit: How can that be?

Researcher: Answer most commonly given? “I want to see what he’ll say next.”

Pig Vomit: OK, fine. But what about the people who hate Stern?

Researcher: Good point. The average Stern hater listens for two and a half hours a day.

Pig Vomit: But… if they hate him, why do they listen?

Researcher: Most common answer? “I want to see what he’ll say next.”
People love controversial topics, regardless of whether they agree with what you have to say. Just look at America’s fascination with Sarah Palin. She created controversy with just about everything she did. Some people love her, others hate her, but nonetheless, she’s stayed in the news.

Writing controversial content is a great way to get people to read your blog, share your posts, and comment on them, which drives social signals and activity. But you can’t just throw anything up on your blog.

Always support your claims with facts. If you make blanket statements with nothing to support them, your blogging efforts will backfire. Controversy and opinions can be tolerated if there’s something to back them up.

Additionally, make sure you pick a topic you’re familiar with. Lack of knowledge around a controversial subject will stick out like a sore thumb, and hurt your credibility. But most importantly, make sure any controversy that you get involved with adds value. It shouldn’t be hateful, spiteful or cheap. You want to get more loyal readers; not drive some quick traffic your way.

2. Top XX Lists

If you flip over to the NFL Network at any given time, there’s a good chance you’ll see one of their “top 10” shows. They have the top 10 quarterbacks, uniforms, undrafted players, draft busts, and many more.

The reason they air these so often is because people love lists. They’re easy to digest and don’t require a lot of thought. On the web, they’re easy to read as well if you format them with headings, ordered lists, or bold font subheaders.

Lists also attract links easier than other forms of content and are usually shared more often, leading to higher organic search engine rankings, visibility, and traffic.

3. Solve a Problem

Starting a headline with “How To” is one of the easiest ways to capture a reader’s attention. If they see that your content can solve their problem, you’re much more likely to hook them. They’ll come back to your blog time and time again for solutions if you’re able to provide them.

Find questions in your field or niche and come up with the best solution for them. Write them down in simple to follow directions, or use video.

Most businesses claim to be industry leaders, or experts. But people want proof; they want to be shown, not told. Being able to solve problems for your readers shows that you are an expert. And that builds trust.

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4. Take a Stand

Sometimes you have to cover current events in your blog. But just because everyone else is writing on the topic doesn’t mean you have to be as bland as they are. If you’re running a business, your blog can’t be a personal sounding board for opinions, but it can be strong.

The best way to get noticed is to take a stand. Write the article using objective facts but throw your opinion in the mix.

Not sure how to take a stand? Look at “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”. He interjects his opinions into the news just as much as he is “reporting.” Dennis Miller was a master at this as well, and much more overt.

Conclusion

These days, blogs are everywhere; the content marketing trend is on the rise, and competition has become red hot. So, what are you doing to make your blog better than the rest?

Your blog should be your medium through which you build brand awareness, authority, credibility, and trust. It should drive traffic, leads, and sales. If it’s not doing that for you yet, it’s time to get strategic and competitive.

Outshine your competitors by simply being better than they are. Use these content tactics to achieve that.

 

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