Imagine your blog getting hot traffic!
I’ve just discovered a simple way to determine whether or not your post will be read, shared and promoted by your target audience, even before you create it.
This is so important because it’d be so discouraging that after spending hours writing your post, no one really cares about it.
When you’re doing business online, one of the things you’re most concerned about is qualified traffic.
You need the right people to read your content, if not you might be getting out of business pretty soon. You can ask every successful marketer out there – even those who have brick-and-mortar businesses, gaining new prospects and repeat customers daily is the key.
Can you guarantee viral content?
No, there is no guarantee that your content will go viral; everyone talking about it on Twitter and fellow bloggers citing it and telling their friends about it. But you can DETERMINE the potentials of that piece of content from off the bat.
All you’ve to do is use the right tools. The beauty of internet marketing is there are tools for everything you want to achieve in your business. If you want to get the right keywords, you’ve Google Keyword Planner, Long Tail Pro, WordTracker and the rest of them.
What about automatic tweets, scheduling and monitoring the activities on your timeline, there are tools to help out also – a quick search in Google is all you need.
Want to create viral content? – spy competitors
There is no better and easier way to create content that generates traffic and links for you, than spying competitors.
Spying has become a popular marketing practice, and even the authority websites have in-house staff, specializing in monitoring other competitors to determine what they’re doing correctly and why they’re ahead.
The first thing you need is to identify your top competitors. Usually, they’ve to be authority and trustworthy sites. So if your niche is blogging, there are over a million authority blogs you can spy.
When you do, you’ll quickly discover their most popular posts, how many tweets it received, the number of times that particular post image was pinned, the Facebook likes and LinkedIn shares.
In other words, you’ll unravel the social signals and value of your competition. It means you don’t have to waste time thinking of an idea to write about, because you can literally create a unique post, even a better one and get the link juice and traffic, too.
The site I love so much is copyblogger.com. I learned all about content marketing from there, and because I wanted to find out what their most popular posts were, here’s what I did:
I visited buzzsumo.com
Typed in the domain name and hit the search button. That’s all.
Take a look at the screenshot:
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From the screenshot above, you can see the potentials of your content even before you write it.
If you’re struggling to beat writer’s block, this tool can help you out. If your blog is fairly new and you’re thinking of hot ideas that can stand the test of time, you’ll need to track what industry leaders are doing.
You never have to reinvent the wheel. Follow the same path and you’ll succeed.
Disclaimer: The results from your content marketing efforts will definitely vary. Because if your competitor has a lot of social media fanbase, they can expect to reach more people.
Use the idea in this post as a guide, but keep testing for yourself to determine what your target audience truly wants.
As usual, do you’ve any other tool for spying your competitors’ content social shares and mentions? Feel free to leave a valuable comment below. See you at the top!