In Writing perfect blog posts you must include: the use of clear headings & appropriate spacings, avoid fluff and get to the point, do research before you write and not after, structure your posts and allow your posts to cook and adjust heat if necessary
Use clear font headings and appropriate spacing’s.
Clear font headings help your work look professional and neat. some fonts are cool for building signs for lemonade stands or graphic designs but don’t apply online at all. clear work hooks your reader to get the most important points in your article. also consider bolding important points in your posts to drive the most important points home.
As for spacing the rule of thumb is to use it carefully but not overuse it, you might have seen a post that has been spaced too much that is tiresome to read through. After about 6 lines start a new paragraph we follow up points.
long post or short posts: ? depends
many so-called experts insist that article length should not be below 1200 words for it to rank. I used to believe it I no longer do. my electronics blog has ranked 3 articles at no1 and 2 for their related keywords and yet they are less than 600 words in length. this applies depending on the niche and the topic you write about.
For some niches below 1000 words and your posts falls down the gutter forever. assess your niche and top sites in it and see what works.don’t try to reinvent the wheel just grease the bearings and continue with the journey.
Avoid fluff and get to the point
If you are writing about exercises to burn belly fat and get a six-pack to get straight to it and avoid useless information about how you have tried for many months to join a gym unsuccessfully.
While this information might be beneficial to users to google AI it’s just fluff as it’s not an answer to your question. if you have noticed snippets are more common these days and the posts that win them answer the question posed directly and to the point.
Do research before writing and not after
When starting a blog it’s common to make the mistake of writing articles that have little or no search volume. you can rank no 1 for an article that has little search volume costing you valuable time and you get no ROI. I have made the mistake of writing articles that are more interest-based rather than research-based they ended up not being ranked at all.
before writing google your article heading and see the SERP if any authority website has addressed the subject if yes choose another angle but still on topic and write your article.
Structure your post first
Before writing your blog post write all the headings and space them and brainstorm before typing the first word.take about 20 mins to prepare the flow to ensure you flow and remove brain fog when typing.this method has personally increased my typing speeds 10 fold as I waste no time thinking what next.as the say a planned war is a war already half worn.use whatever tools that work for you and plan our posts effectively
Give it time to cook and add heat if necessary
After publishing your post and writing ensure to promote effectively either through social media, you need to wait for the post to be crawled and rank. many content writers make the mistake of buying traffic trying to trick search engines into that their content is quality only for their site to end up being classed as spam sites which is detrimental.
there is no particular formula to predict how long it will take to rank. some of my articles that are doing well took like 4 months to get to the no 1 page without me doing anything fishy or spammy to try and beat the system. if a post ranks at no 2-6 on page 1 make a few edits redirect it and publish again.
· How long does it take to rank-depends on the article according to a video by google search console
· Which niche ranks faster-news sites generally rank faster as they are constantly updated and information is changing.
· How many times should I post in a week-the more the better but at least 3 times in a week
works well in retaining readers and keeping information fresh.
· Should I buy backlinks to increase traffic-absolutely not.a backlink from a spammy site will affect your domain authority and also confuse search engines on what your site is about, build backlinks slowly and genuinely to get traffic without too much sweat.
· How should I promote my posts -promote content after posting either through social media sites like Facebook,quora reddit etc..or also do a YouTube video about the content you have posted.