Creating lists in blogs is a great way to rank in Google, but is it the primary way for you to rank your content? It’s not always about using lists, however it’s about using specific lists that matter to your niche market.
Imagine if you clicked on a link in your Google search that was about what you were looking for, however, when you get to their site you see ads for many other things that have nothing to do with what you were looking for. The question is, are they really an authority on this? Chances are, if you clicked on a link that was about growing tomatoes and they have a site dedicated to raising sheep, you aren’t looking at the expert!
However, creating lists is still a great option if you do it the right way. So, what is the right way, and why should you care? I am going to share with you how lists are helpful, and why they matter so much!
Creating Lists Gets Attention
In a perfect world, we would be able to find all of the information we needed right when we needed it. Isn’t that the way it goes? Blog posts are a great help for promoting your products and services, but lists are the way to go for sure. In fact, not only are lists a great way to write blog posts, but they are for informational purposes and for those alone.
Lists can be:
- Numbered in words
- Numbered with numbers
- Numbered and with bullet points
- How to lists
- Reasons to type lists and more
These are a great way to get a reader’s attention, and they are more interesting to read. Lists are a great way to sort of tip to the reader that they are going to get valuable information and that they are going to learn something.
Why Lists for Blog Posts Don’t Always Work
List posts are always great, but remember they work best when you are writing them to your niche market. If you are writing about your home based business, then FOCUS on the niche market and what they are looking for in their research. They don’t want to come to a blog about home business and read all about health or recipes. Doing a post like that every once in awhile is okay, but not all of the time.
The whole point of blogging is to make sure your target market can find you easily based on your content, so write to the reader you want to attract. If you know who your niche market is, then this is easy. If you don’t know who they are, then it’s time to narrow it down and identify who they are and how you can teach them everything they need to know.
Be willing to share information and never hoard information. Always be open to learning more and doing more so you can be more. When you have written blog posts that are informational and that are targeted, you can do anything you need to in order to build your business.
I hope that you found this blog post on creating lists helpful, and now you can decide if you want to continue with this practice, or if you want to simply write what comes to mind!