Matt Cutts from Google did a presentation in Paris a while back and during it made some suggestions about what can make good content for a blog, content that might get you some quality traffic:
- Provide a useful service – Blog about legal issues for example
- Do original analysis/reporting
- Provide great information/tutorials
- Blog from a creative niche
- Write code and open source it
- Live Blog
- Make lists
- Create controversy
- Network via your blog
- Start an event/conference
Here’s his 107min presentation:
I thought the trip was to write hyperbolic headlines like “9 Awesome Tips From Google that will Get you a MILLION hits GUARANTEED”
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Working on my next post about traffic and numbers not being all that.
Definitely concur with:
Do original analysis/reporting
And most of the rest.
The one thing I’d say about creating controversy is not to do it just for the sake of controversy, as that is a tad lame.
Oh well, that’s me shagged then! I’m a bit of a doofus when it comes to blogging 🙂
I actually watched the full 107 mins of that, felt it could all be said in 107 seconds. Good points though, especially about finding a niche. I’ve recently taken the blogging plunge myself (on your own advice) by writing about the Irish wedding industry.