Blogging Conversions 101

The Secrets To Writing A Blog Post That Converts

How Would You Like To Know How To Write A Blog Post That Converts?

 

 

Is your blog post not converting as well as you would like it to?

 

You really only have 2 – 3 seconds to grab your user’s attention and convince them to click and actually read your blog post.  So how do you make sure that your content marketing efforts aren’t going to waste?

 

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By utilizing the following 7 tips from  Syed Balkhi (OptinMonster.com)  that will help you to write blog posts that convert easily.

 

1. Know your audience

  • Before you start writing, it’s crucial that you know who your audience is, and what they are looking for.
  • Here are a few of Syed’s favorite resources that will help you:
  • KeywordTool.io – a free tool that you can use to see what are some of the most popular keywords searched by users in your industry.
  • Twitter Advanced Search – simply type your keyword and select the filter “questions” and it will show you all the questions that folks in your industry are asking.
  • Quora – great resource to find questions folks in your industry are asking.
  • SEMRush – although it’s a paid tool, it works extremely well and allows you to spy on your competitors and steal their best ideas.

 

2. Write Compelling Headlines

  • If you don’t have a compelling headline, then there is a very good chance that your blog post will not be read or shared.
  • Your blog post title is crucial for the success of that blog post.
  • It is highly recommended that you run your headline through EMV headline analyzer  to find the emotional marketing value of your headline.

 

3. Add Subheadings to break the page

  • Formatting is crucial for blog posts.
  • There’s nothing worst than reading a blog post that’s just one giant paragraph.
  • Most of the time people skim through the content before they actually decide to read it,
  • Anything you can do to make it easy on the user’s eyes is going to help them read your blog post (and take the action that you want them to).

 

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4. Use Bullet Points

  • We know that people skim before they read, you need to make sure to highlight your best information.
  • Aside from subheadings, bullet lists are perfect because they’re very easy to skim through.
  • Here are some tips that you can use to write bullet points that people will actually read:
  • Express clear benefit. Think of bullets as mini-headlines.
  • Keep your bullets symmetrical. 1-2 lines each.
  • Avoid bullet clutter. Don’t write paragraphs in bullets.
  • Remember bullets are not sentences. They’re just like headlines.

 

5. Add Images

  • Human brain processes visual content a lot faster than text based content.
  • That’s why adding captivating images can help boost your engagement.
  • There are tons of awesome free resources for finding high quality royalty free images.

 

6. Optimize for SEO

  • Google organic search drives a huge chunk of the traffic for most websites.
  • If you want to maximize your SEO ranking, then it is highly recommended that you optimize your blog post by following these tips:
  • Add proper Meta Title
  • Add proper Meta Description
  • Optimize for Focus Keyword
  • Use related keyword variation
  • Add image alt attribute
  • Interlink my content
  • For more details, you should check out Syed’s  14-point blog post checklist to use before you hit publish.

 

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7. Add Clear call-to-action

  • The last but also the most important tip is to add a clear call-to-action.
  • Whether it is to ask your readers to leave a comment, share your blog post, follow you on social media, or purchase your product, make sure you clearly state what you’d like them to do.
  • A good call-to-action is something that’s easily distinguishable and stands out.

 

 

 

 

 

Hopefully you found these 7 tips helpful, if you follow them, you’ll definitely be able to write blog posts that convert.

 

 

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To Your Success,
Joan Harrington

 

 

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Joan is a full-time blogger/network marketing coach whose passion comes from teaching others how to brand themselves through the power of blogging with tips and strategies that work . **To see what products and services that Joan provides in her online shop click here>>>https://successwithjoanlive.myshopify.com

30 thoughts on “The Secrets To Writing A Blog Post That Converts”

  1. Thank you Joan for listing a call to action! I’ve read a few blogs recently that don’t have one. In fact, I spoke with two bloggers in the last two weeks that have no CTA! What?
    No wonder they are not getting any leads or sales!
    Another great headline analyzer is CoSchedule. It’s provides much more details than any other.
    Thanks for the tips!
    Lisa

    1. You are welcome Lisa! Thank you for your awesome comments….always appreciate it when you come by 🙂 I will have to check out CoSchedule….how is it working for you?

  2. Hi Joan,

    You’ve shared some very valuable tips here. Each one of them is an important element to create an effective blog post.

    Thank you for the resources you shared. I’ve heard of SEMRush but the others are new to me…definitely going to check those out.

    Passing this on to share with others! Hope you’re having a great week.

    Take care,
    Cori

  3. Another tool I learned about to find your target market while writing for a client’s blog was the “buyer persona.” You basically create a profile/imaginary person’s stat sheet – who is the person married to? What does the person do on the weekend? What problem does that individual have that you can solve? It’s a trick I’m planing to use so that then, when writing, I’ll have a specific person/type of person in mind to help reach my target market.

  4. Great post Joan,
    Writing a blog post that converts is actually the desire of every writer but most people usually ignore the basic things that will make an article to convert.

    Thing s like a good Call to Action, magnetic headlines, etc shouldn’t be toiled with for any reason if you really want your conversion rate to increase.

    I really everything you said here Joan and i agreed with all.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi Joan,
    Great post indeed 🙂
    The basic purpose of blogging is just converting your audience into your leads. To convert them into leads, you should have a great content developing strategy that can attract your reader and they can give you business.
    Thanks a lot for all these points.

    Naveen

  6. Hi Joan,

    First time here 🙂

    I appreciate you adding in what you did about a call to action. I do end some of my posts with a question, but I never ask anyone to share them. Great reminder.

    I do, however, use and LOVE bullet points. They make things neat and organized.
    Thanks for the tips.

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