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Learn NOW! The Secret Amazing Formula that you need start today 🚀 Top 6 Pro Tips that generated over 37K Organic Visitors in a single blog post.
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Hi, in this post you will be learning how to write a successful “From Day One” blog post with this amazing simple outline formula.
I’ve juiced and summarized the Top 6 Best Tips shared by a very successful veteran internet entrepreneur. His secret formula on how to create a highly successful blog post has Generated Over 37K. These are Organic Visitors!
A high traffic converting formula that he applied and still keeps using today!
This same simple but effective post structure that you can use on your blog posts to improve your (CTR) click-thru rate but also convert them into your readers and/or future customers.
He is still applying this same post structure formula on his brand(s) today. Building a massive authority website/blog in his niche Organically! 😍
Mind-Blowing Outline 🤯 6 Steps Must Apply Formula To Write A Blog Post
Hi, I’m Edu a new blogger that started my blog XOPPIFY recently.
This is my second post but in case you’ve read the first one, this will make sense to you.
Here is the link in case you haven’t read and are interested to know why I’ve started my blogging journey.
So there is not much you can learn from me at this stage. An important note here. I’m not talking about my formula for the perfect high converting blog post. I’m still learning as well but after researching on this topic I’ve found Neil Patel’s contents.
I wouldn’t be honest if I said that never heard about him before. The fact is that I’ve decided to change my current corporate professional life for an “e-lifestyle” since 2017.
Just for the record, I’m still holding my 9 to 5 daily job! Eventually, I’ll achieve my goals.
“Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen.”Michael Jordan
Since then, I have consumed his content on YouTube or any other social platform. Blinded wanting the easy and fast to achieve “Shiny Object Syndrome”, I have never taken the correct action as explained in my first blog post here.
In case you’ve never heard of Neil Patel before then, he is simply a giant in the online business, an expert in SEO or search engine optimization.
A bit about Neil Patel
Neil is a New York Times Bestselling author. Top influencer as per The Wall Street Journal. A Top 10 author according to Forbes. Recognized by the former US president Barack Obama as a Top 100 entrepreneur under his 30s and United Nations under his 35 years old.
So don’t take my words instead let’s look at what Neil said on one of his many videos available on his YouTube channel and I’m quoting him here. Here is the link so that you can check him out.
Before continuing to the 6 step formula, let’s quickly talk about KEYWORDS, SEO & SERP.
Keyword, SEO & SERP
In case you don’t know what it is, here is a quick explanation in simple words.
There are 2 ways to make your webpage or website show on the top positions of a search engine result page.
Here is a quick definition.
Keyword stand for what we type to the search bar
The actual search terms or keywords typed into search engines, and As an Internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines work, the computer-programmed algorithms that dictate search engine behavior, what people search for, the actual search terms or keywords typed into search engines, and which search engines are preferred by their targeted audience. SEO is performed because a website will receive more visitors from a search engine when websites rank higher on the search engine results page (SERP).
Let’s use Google as an example.
Each time you Google something. What you type on the search bar is what we call Keyword. As Marketers or Bloggers take the advantage of the search volume of these keywords to drive traffic to our content.
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization
Is the process of improving the quality and quantity of website traffic to a website or a web page from search engines. Traffic may originate from different kinds of searches, including image search, video search.
SERP stands for Search Engine Result Page
Pages are displayed by search engines in response to a query by a user. The main component of the SERP is the listing of results that are returned by the search engine in response to a keyword query.
The results are of two general types:
Direct or also called Paid Advertising
These results shown on the top of the page are direct or paid advertising, these results will show with AD marked in bold at the beginning of the results.
Natural or also called Organic results
That’s where SEO plays an important role on the SERP. Showing the content in the top positions of the page.
In other words, this means that Google is ranking your content higher by presenting it as important for that particular Google search made by someone.
The best is that it is free of charge so we call it natural or organic traffic and can generate impressive monthly eyeballs numbers to your content. 🚀
Now with this out of the way let’s dive into Neil Patel’s 6 top tips for a highly organic traffic profitable blog post.
Neil’s 6 Steps Formula For Writing & Outlining A Blog Post In The Right Way
#1 Tip is the Title or the Headline
Here is how you are going to catch someone’s attention and make him choose your post instead of the next post for that result. I’m meaning the “keyword” that someone searching for regarding a topic.
Here is the thing, to stand out you need to have a CLICKBAIT to attract your FISH, meaning that whoever searching for something to choose and click on your post instead of the next post (or should I say search result).
You have to slightly trick the user in a good way. Otherwise, you will also be hurting yourself in the long run.
That reader will automatically bounce back and go to the next post in the search result.
In this case for the search engine if your bounce-back rate is high will mean that your content isn’t so relevant for that search topic and will be lowering your ranking position. Making it even more difficult for someone to find your post.
It is recommended by some SEO tools that the main keyword that you are trying to rank be placed at the beginning of your title or headline (as you call it) for better results when the search engine crawls your content knows that your post is relevant to that search.
A good rule of thumb is looking for long-tail keywords with high search volume but low competition. Meaning keywords with 4 or 5 words but laser target to your post.
Getting 10 views is much better than 0 views.
According to Neil Patel, for you to stay focused and get the best outcome for your blog post you should always start with a clear picture of what your title or header is! Not what it will be or might be.
By doing this, also will help you on the writing process to flow more smoothly.
Create a few titles or headlines and once your decision is made then you can start to write about it.
Here is a good suggestion for you, after you find your topic to blog about, then as Neil said, write a few variations of it using that secret ingredient to catch your audience’s attention. After you have let’s say 3 titles or headlines. You send them to some friends and without explaining much, just ask them what would they pick by simply looking for 5 seconds.
Guess you might be surprised or maybe not.
Here is a great that tool created by Neil Patel company. That I’ve used to research this same blog post title or headline.
The best keyword for this topic was “how to write a blog post” however the organic search difficulty for this one was 74 (Marked in Red) and a search volume of 1,900mo views, instead, I’ve chosen the keyword “how to write a blog post outline” with a score of 25 and 210mo views only and, which is even more relevant to this post content.
#2 Tip is the intro or Introduction of your post
This will be the second part of your posts that people will look at once they land on your blog. That’s what will make them stay or leave your post.
According to Neil, this is kind of self-explanatory. You are going to tell your readers what to expect for that post, what they will be getting for reading your post.
Here is the secret tip that Neil Patel uses once again we have to be Marketers and use a CLICKBAIT that makes sense with your title as well.
Use it but don’t abuse it. I mean, be realistic but convincing here.
Give them a bit more of what they’ve already tasted on the title that made them choose and click on your post first hand.
That is what will hook your reader. Will make your reader want to know or learn more about what you will be writing in your post.
Done properly they will want to keep scrolling and consuming your content and, also will be helping your blog score higher in the search engine eyes.
That’s a great thing and what you want as well!
I’m personally using a free tool called ShareThrough, which is great for writing engaging content. Perfect help while writing your titles or headlines.
Look at the history Overall, Engagement and Impression score results… sometimes you must make a decision. Instead of an overall score of 74% that was in compliance with the yeost (partially free SEO plugin for WordPress) tool that recommended a shorter title or headline. I’ve chosen an overall 77% score title or headline. Ideally was 100%.
I’m taking a risk here but fortunately, it is not definitive. In case you have tried before let me know in the comments section below.
I’m using it right here at this same post that you are reading. 😉
It is really simple to use and self-explanatory, you write a few words that you brainstormed from your chosen keywords and it gives you a score on how it engages your potential reader. You can check it out here.
#3 Tip that he shares is the body of the post itself. How to write a friendly “reader” blog post
In this part, he shares the importance for you to keep your blog post clean. What I want to say here is to keep your text easy to read and organized by subheadings.
Keep your paragraphs with around 5 to 6 lines of text maximum. You don’t want to scare your readers away with a huge essay.
I have a suggestion here that I’ve used personally, maybe you’ve heard it before.
This amazing tool is free and it is called the Hemingway app.
This tool will check your text and give a score according to the readability. If it is easy to read or not providing suggestions to improve.
Like the previous tools that I’ve shared, sometimes you need to use your own judgment and make decisions on your text outcome. These tools are great but won’t teach you how to write your blog post. You are the human here! 🤖
This tool is self-explanatory as well and you can check it out here.
It is an amazing writing tool for me because English isn’t my main language. 😜
Another tip is linking related content is also really important for your post and blog in general. Linking relevant content for what your blog post is about is gold in the eyes of the search engine.
In the long term, you’ll be rewarded with a better ranking that will reflect on the SERP.
Noticed that I’ve also used his tip here in this exact post by sharing these tools that I’m personally using.
Tools that are helping me to write my blog post and related to the title and content of this post.
Like I’ve mentioned, I have nothing to teach you since I’m not an expert. Instead, I’m quoting what I learned from Neil Patel’s content and using my words.
If you like, please give me feedback at the end so that I know how I’m doing with my blogging days. 😊
Let’s continue to the next tip.
#5 Tip is writing the Conclusion for your readers
Writing a conclusion is summarizing your post into a paragraph or so.
Explain how your post was beneficial to them. How it helped your reader to solve or learn what they were searching for by meeting the expectations. How to write a blog post!
Did your title or headline deliver what they have expected?
I’m new to blogging but in the online business people don’t really buy your product by the specifications instead they will buy for the benefits that can bring them.
Look at this example.
Would you buy toothpaste because it contains this or that lab ingredient or because it says get healthy gums and shiny white teeth within a week formula?
Well, My guess is you would go for the benefits. It makes sense at least for the great majority of us. Just took this Colgate commercial example online but all that I’ve found is the same, benefits…benefits…benefits.
How your content is helpful and benefits them in a certain way. What you writing about will help them to decide how to get what they wanted or solving them a problem that they have.
In my case, tips on “how to write a blog post outline” for beginners. This is my keyword for this post by the way.
That’s what your reader is looking for and needs. This is what makes a good blog post. That’s good and effective marketing.
Also according to Neil tested his sites using this tool called Crazyegg.
This is a 30-day free trial tool. I’ve not used this one but should be great if you have the budget.
Many readers tend to scroll to the bottom to read the conclusions and possibly the comments before they decide if your post is valuable of their time.
In my case, for this blog post, I’ve got nothing to sell to you.
I’ve decided to share in my words what I’ve learned from the Neil Patel video post.
I’ve learned a valuable lesson with this 5 min video post. It made complete sense for me because I’ve searched for this specific topic.
How to solve my problem to create a better blog post.
The answer was learning how to outline my blog post effectively.
Just like you did and ended here at my blog xoppify and I appreciated you. Thank you for reading my content!
This is the last tip, a bonus tip according to him.
#6 Tip, why is linking people on your post can be benifitial for your post
This is what I believe many people don’t do.
What we all want is to keep the readers in our blog or websites like we own that reader.
The truth is that, if you PROVIDE VALUE to your readers some will come back in the future because you did something for them.
You provided value to them by adding value to what you are posting about.
I was one of those people 😬 that had that mentality and it led me to nowhere!
According to Neil Patel in case it makes sense to your content supporting what you are writing about then just do it.
Let’s let the reader decide where he wants to best spend his time. Inevitably that will be happening anyways.
Contact the author whom you linked and let them know what you did. If they want to visit your blog, hey you got one more eyeball. 😉
If they liked it and decide to leave you a comment or share. That’s great! Pure gold in the eyes of your future readers.
It is a win-win situation here. At least for you.
And to finalize this post here is my conclusion.
Blogging can be challenging and this is especially true for someone just starting a blog and the blogging journey.
In this blog post, I’ve summarized the outline Top 6 Golden Rule Tips to write a successful blog post from day one, this is the foundation of your blog.
Let’s recap them:
- #1 Tip is what makes a Great Title or headline that makes you stand out;
- #2 Tip how to write an enticing Intro that will make the reader want to stay;
- #3 Tip how to create your post body looks clean and easy scannable so that won’t scare your reader away;
- #4 Tip how to create more authority to your blog post with internal and external Linking;
- #5 Tip how to make your reader decide if your post is worth his time writing an explanatory conclusion;
- #6 Tip, bonus information on how to leverage the power of niche external linking.
So if you do decide to start a blog or improve it by posting more engaging content then this blog post was useful to you in some way. Simply applying these 6 tips that were shared by this giant veteran on the online community can shortcut your success in blogging.
In case you haven’t started but planned to. Just take action today and implement these tips like me, you are still here reading right? 😜
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great”Zig Ziglar
To finalize this blog post I’ve got a question for you. What’s holding you from starting your online hustle?
Answer in the comments section below, I’d really like to know.
This post became longer than I’ve expected, however, hope you enjoyed it and got some value. I’ve enjoyed writing it!
See you at the next one! 😉