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Mar
11
2012

Make Your Blog Outstanding

I have been searching for new blogs, and I am amazed by how much of what is on page 1 for Google is not really adding great value. It seems that there is a national trend to build blogs that pretend to be the font of all knowledge, but are really not. These sites regurgitate information about a specific topic without adding anything new or useful to the reader.

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Thankfully not all blogs are the same and many are abandoning the practise of churning out short posts in favour of longer, more detailed posts that genuinely offer something useful to the reader. No longer are businesses and bloggers tempted to believe that website visitors only have short attention spans and don’t want to red more than 500 words in one sitting. Statistics are showing that the highest ranking sites and pages have significantly more content than that with 3,000 being the average but some high rankings pages with as much as 10,000 words.

 

One blog that I have spent some time with is one of these authentic blogs at GoCompareStorage.com. I happen to be moving house so am interested in any tips and advice about moving house that I can find and these guys are blogging about topics that I really want to hear about. They have a ton of information to share with me – all useful and detailed. The main purpose of the site is to help people easily compare self storage prices but since self storage is commonly (but not always) used by people moving home they decided to devote much of what they post to that topic.

good blogs have long content

To me, Google should be listing blogs from sites like gocomparestorage.com because these folks really know their stuff and care about offering great advice. Google should know this and be better able to keep those offering poor content from occupying space on page 1 for these topics (as well as many others).

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  • Wow – writing 10,000 words for a blog post – that’s a complete change to what I would do – and would readers really read to the end?

  • you have to find a blogger that offers a very experienced view on their topic – not just a paid writer who researches the topic but has never experienced it for real. With a seasoned blogger with personal experience of the topic, readers can be sure that they will be getting the right opinions and advice

  • Family and friends in any area are able to keep in touch on social media, no matter where they go, but social media is quick and instant. This is why you should blog to keep them up to date with more serious stuff on your thoughts and feelings

  • Blogs can cover a wide variety of different things going on in a topic. You will find blogs about all sorts of different things, from politics to education, parenting, careers etc

  • […] subject matter if you are interested in keeping things local. When it comes to writing blogs presents a varying amount of material from local news to attractions as well as a multitude of tips and advice

  • newspaper publishers are choosy about what gets into print, as well as posted online. With a forum or blog writers and others can write about anything they want. This makes for much more comprehensive coverage but not necessarily better coverage

  • […] you can find on the internet that are visited by literally thousands of people every single day. forums exist to serve many needs, but one of the most prominent purposes is for like minded people to help each other out

  • Yep – think the big G will eventually get around to tackling the problem with good blog posts not getting the recognition they deserve in the search listings? may not be a priority for them so big names will continue to dominate

  • blogs that revolve around businesses generally are written by employees of area companies. This can be someone in the company’s marketing or advertising department, or perhaps someone in public relations. Some companies even hire writers who work exclusively on blogs in order to keep their websites fresh and relevant. Blogs provide ample opportunities for businesses to stay in the know and be an active part of the online world.

  • Everyone can learn something from reading different people’s perspective on topics – good blogs open up a whole world of conversations and ideas from like-minded people

  • Always interesting to do a web search for certain info – Google is much better now but I agree that it still seems to neglect really useful blogs just because they don’t have a big following or a big brand name behind them. But its often the local people with the best knowledge

  • Blogs are a fantastic way to connect with people in different cities, countries, cultures and timezones

  • The best blogs are places where you can find lots of hints, tips and advice but backed up by hard facts not just the personal opinion of the writer. Although opinion-based blogs are interesting to read they are not always what you need to make certain, especially financially based, decisions

  • You should also check out some forums. There are all sorts of different forums that you can browse to find information based on what kinds of things you want to learn

  • Through the very best blogs, you will be able to learn about all of the topics that interest you – there is plenty of really good advice but sometimes it is hard to find it among all the shallow advice. This means that it is essential to be discerning in what blogs you read. Sometimes it is difficult to stay focused on your search for information with so many distracting things to view online – it can be overwhelming if you are easily tempted to read the click bait articles with sensational headlines.

  • want high reward system on the web, you want to make sure that you have blogs that people read, comment on and contribute to. Also forums customers will actually use. This means finding the topics that people are interested in and being able to answer the questions for which they cannot find answers by a Google search.

  • […] make sure that you keep your blog clean for these viewers, any time you go to blog should be a time when you double check the way readers access the content. If there is no sort of […]

  • […] everyone is familiar with to go look for that type of communication. Once they find the appropriate forum they need only make an account to pose the question that they need answered. In fact, you […]

  • True – on the best blogs you can experience the best offers on all things.  You just have to be careful to select the best content – put together by people who know their stuff

  • The best blogs can be an outstanding experience.  I was planning for a holiday in one of the best places in US and managed to arrange a dream holiday thanks to all the great blogs I found

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