Writing quality content is key to running a successful blog, but how is your content considered high-quality? That’s what I am going to discuss today.
In this article, you’ll learn what quality content is and how you can make it properly. It requires some writing skills and some practice. But, don’t worry, you don’t need to be an author to complete these tasks.
Focusing on the right things, you will write quality content that gives people value, and they will love to read it. Without any delay, let’s get started!
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What Is Quality Content?
How to define quality content? That’s the million-dollar question!
Quality content helps you attract more visitors, lower the bounce rate, and get more conversions. When it comes to quality content, it often includes a few characteristics in common:
- Easy to read
Overall, you’ll measure high-quality content by determining whether it achieves your marketing goals, and each content has different requirements to be considered high quality.
We can use some of the most common KPIs to gauge the quality of content:
- Ranking on Google page one for your target keywords
- Increasing website traffic through organic search results
- Generating leads and sales
- Improving click-through rates and lowering bounce rates
- Getting social shares and visits to your website from social media platforms
If your content achieves those KPIs, your content strategy is on the right track.
How To Create Quality Content?
1. Write For Your Readers, Not Yourself
The first step in creating high-quality content is to include the information your readers want. You should always consider writing for your readers when you start blog posts. Think about what topics interest them the most instead of yourself.
For example, if you are a blogger, you must focus on what your readers like to read about. If you have an e-commerce site, you want your readers to know the products or services you promote.
Here are a few things you can go through before your brainstorming:
- What interests your readers?
- What news or events do they follow?
- What problems do they want to fix?
You may also do keyword research to know exactly what your readers use. In that case, you can write enough information in your posts with the right keywords.
Pro Tip: How I Start A Blog? A step-by-step guide to show you how to start a blog for beginners without any skills.
2. Do Thorough Research and Fact Check
The best way to build trust with your readers is by providing them with an informative blog post.
Before publishing your content, you can thoroughly research and fact-check everything to find up-to-date data(within 2-3 years, depending on the topics.) Don’t forget to only source from authority websites since they are reputable and unbiased.
For example, I write multi-level marketing company reviews for my readers to find the perfect MLM business opportunities. I want to provide them with the most current compensation plan and income disclosure so they can know their income potential.
To achieve that, I update my MLM reviews every six months with the correct numbers from MLM companies’ websites. My readers can trust my reviews and use them as future references.
3. Think About Search Intent and Call to Action
What does search intent mean? Search intent is why people conduct online searches, and it’s the term to describe their purposes.
For example, do your readers have problems that need to be solved? If you serve them by showing them a product, they will leave your posts.
If they want to buy something online, you cannot offer them some discussions about a specific product. You will lose them eventually.
Your readers’ search intent makes a significant impact in deciding the quality of your content. Putting search intent as the top priority when writing an article helps you determine the focus on the content and the call-to-action(CTA) you like to add. Doing that makes your content, CTA, and goals aligned.
Doesn’t know what a call to action is? Let me show you:
4. Make Your Content Readable
If you want people to read your entire blog post, you must make your content easy to read.
No one likes to read giant blocks of text with massive amounts of information. Making your content readable helps search engines crawl, index, and rank your websites.
Here are a few things you can follow:
- limit the use of difficult words, and try to write as you talk
- make your sentence short
- avoid using the same word, and try synonyms
- proper headings, subheadings, and paragraphs
- be personal in writing and have fun
Pro Tip: How I Rank On Google? Learn how to rank your articles on Google with on-page SEO & off-page SEO.
5. Be Trustworthy
When people land on your website, it’s time to build trust, especially when they don’t know you well.
Besides informative product reviews or valuable how-to articles, you can add your photo in the author box and the “About Me” page, which helps you build trust with your target audience and gives your site a personal feel.
6. Keep Your Content Up To Date
Another critical element is updating your content occasionally to ensure it’s up-to-date.
Why is it so important? This helps your readers find the correct information on your website and shows that you continuously develop the website with the information people need. (Meaning: it builds trust and keeps people coming back to your website for more.)
Keeping your content up to date works well for SEO and tells search engines that your site is alive and relevant.
7. Use Analytical Data to Measure Content Performance to Adjust Strategy
Even if you create high-quality content, we still need numbers to prove it. You may use the most common KPIs to gauge the quality of content or check your Google Analytics to know how your content is doing.
If you find some good blog posts, you could read them and guess what makes them perform well. Based on your assumptions, you can create quality content with the same formula.
Bonus: Invest In Quality Website Hosting, Website Builder, and WordPress Theme!
The seven steps I’ve shared should help you write quality content. In the next step, I highlight another key concept: investing in extra services that help you succeed online.
When I started blogging, I had little budget to invest in paid website hosting, website builder, and a WordPress theme. I used the free service and tools to build my website, hoping my content would rank higher on SERP with tons of organic traffic.
However, after subscribing to premium services, I found my website ranks faster and higher on search results, which brings me more visitors to make more sales.
- For Website hosting and website builder, I chose Wealthy Affiliate to do the heavy lifting for me.
- For the WordPress theme, I chose GenratePress Premium to better structure my website with a professional look.
PS. You don’t have to pay for extra tools for now. But my recommendations are things I have already tried and love using to build my website. You can take them as references, and maybe you will need them someday.
How I Create A $1000 Worth Product Review?
Now, I like to share my results on how much a quality product review can make. Feel excited?
I started this blog post in 2019, and the main idea here is to find online business opportunities to make money online with a big smile, primarily through affiliate marketing. My ultimate goal is to quit my 9-5 and work anytime & anywhere with my laptop, just like how a digital nomad works and lives.
Through constant self-education and trial & error, I know it’s possible to make decent money from your blog posts. Here is the process I write my product reviews:
1. Find the long-tail keyword for your post title by Google search or keyword research tool. Here, I use Jaaxy.
2. Type the long-tail keywords to see whether there is user-generated content on page one of Google. If yes, it’s a great keyword; if no, read the first 3-5 articles on page one
3. Take notes of what keywords, phrases, and article structure are used in user-generated content and articles
4. Visit top review sites to see real customers’ comments and copy & paste some into your reviews.
Here are some that I often visit when creating my product reviews:
- Better Business Bureau(BBB)
- Amazon Customer Reviews
- Facebook Ratings and Reviews
5. Follow the abovementioned points to create quality content to solve people’s problems
6. Repurpose the content and share it on my social media platforms
Here are some examples of how I repurpose my content for Pinterest:
I use Canva to repurpose my content into social media posts(see below.)
Canva is an online graphic design platform that helps you design everything you need. You can use it to create astonishing banners, pins, or images for your website, social media, or YouTube channel. I use Canva Pro because it adds advanced features that suit my needs. For all the tools I used, feel free to check my resource page.
7. Ask for some comments until it gets indexed on Google
The Wealthy Affiliate online community helps me with this. After publishing my content, I ask for comments inside WA, and other WA members will love to read my articles and leave their comments.
8. Update content after 9-12 months
Now, you get my step-by-step tutorial on creating a quality product review, and I like to show you how much I make with a product review.
How Much Do I Earn With A Product Review?
Part 01: Referral earnings, total $1,068.5(Oct’23 updated)
If people subscribe to Wealthy Affiliate Premium through my affiliate link, I can make commissions.
- WA Premium: Commissions are $20.00 for the first month $49.00 special offer, then $23.50 thereafter. You earn $235 for Premium recurring yearly.
- WA Premium Plus: Commissions are $40.00 for the first month $99.00 special offer, then $46.50 thereafter. You earn $320 for Premium Plus recurring yearly.
Part 02: Wealthy Affiliate Credits(2 credits=$1), total $70
If people join WA through your links but only complete their account setup, you earn two credits that equal $1. You also earn two credits if they purchase a domain name at WA.
The total earning from my WA review is now $1,068.5+$70=$1,138.5, and I am sure it will keep bringing me commission down the road.
It’s only one product review, and what if you have ten, fifty, or maybe a hundred articles that make money online when you sleep? Imagine the possibility, and you will know how you will make it.
I understand earning $400 from one product review is less than other successful bloggers, but I would not like to compete in this post.
I intend to document my progress in my financial status and the way to online success and, most importantly, give you motivation and inspiration today.
If you stick to the point of creating quality content, you will see positive results very soon from your blog posts. And, maybe you can make more from one product review. The key is NEVER GIVE UP and keep creating quality content.
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