5 Tricks Master Bloggers Use to Make Every Post Popular

This is a guest post by Anne Lyken-Garner.

Your new post can go bust no matter if you write an exquisite article with all the correct SEO terms and a thoughtful title. Viral posts are created by skilled writers, true. But many other ingredients have to be added for this to happen. Here are the top 5 tricks experienced and successful bloggers use to make every post popular. Use them to make all your hard work count – every time!


Make posts trendy and current

This sounds difficult because the first question in your mind is, ‘But how do I know what’s current?’ Find out what people are mostly looking for today with a simple visit to Google Trends. Click on any of the top trends, and this will take you to a page which gives you all the popular articles written and blogged about it recently. This page also shows you all the terms associated with this word. This instantly provides key phrases and tags for your blog post (simple, right?). You will also see related searches, and the time when the term peaked.

I suggest reading a few of the articles Google trends gives you, which are associated with your chosen term. After you’ve done this, form your personal opinion and write your own original take on the matter to share some Google’s honey dip.


Your followers and commentators’ posts

People who come to read what you’ve written already like your stuff. You never have to go looking for them. They have your blog roll on their site (maybe you have theirs). They faithfully comment on your posts, subscribe to your blog, and perhaps even share your articles with other people. Visit them regularly to find out what they are writing about. Even if you don’t leave a comment, have a browse to see what your followers’ interests are in terms of their blog posts. This will give you great ideas about topics for your own site. Moreover, your subscribers and followers will be more willing to click on your link when it appears on their blog roll (instead of just glancing at it and moving on) because your article was – in a way – targeted to them.

Doing this will also prompt them to leave good and meaningful comments on your articles. Remember that comments count for Google honey dip when robots are lurking around on the Internet. I’ve seen many search results based on comments on an article – not the piece itself, but comments other people had left on it. Isn’t it great to have your commentators working for your benefit! It’s therefore a good idea to reciprocate when you know someone adds your site to their blog roll. This way you can see what they’re saying from the comfort of your own home page. And, you get all your subscribers to click on your post instead of just half of them.


Twitter trends

Sign into your twitter account even if you don’t tweet every day. It gives you an idea of what people are talking about, now – this minute. You don’t need to spend much time there if you have little time to spare. A quick look on the trending page will show you all you need to know.

The reason this is useful is because twitter trends are hardly ever the same as Google trends. You see, this will give you ideas about what’s hot in the social networking scene. This of course, means that when your article arrives on twitter, it would quickly be added to the host of other pieces on that trending theme. If you get into the discussion you could even share your piece as your version of events. Master bloggers know just which discussions to plant themselves in. Before the end of the day, your article could be picked up by hundreds of people involved in that particular trending discussion.


Amazon top-sellers review

Visit the Amazon site regularly to see their current top sale items. It’s no good going for things that were popular last week. You need the current popularity of today’s tide to help you wash your way to the shore brilliantly. Find the best sellers in your particular niche (this works because people attracted to your site want to read about the things they’re interested in). Once you’ve decided on an item, write a review on it.

You can base this review on personal experience or a collation of the reviews others have left. Make sure you tell your readers what your review is based on. If it’s not personal, don’t lie about this. Many reviewers write reviews based on the public opinion. You’ll have to read both negative and positive feedback and perhaps record how many were in favour and against. This will give you an idea of how popular or well-used a particular item is. Your readers don’t only want to know that 100% of consumers liked a product. They also want to understand why others didn’t like it and the reasons they gave.

Present them with an unbiased review so they can make an informed decision. This is what your job is as a blogger!


Give your posts the best send-off

Well, now you’ve done all the above and your posts are the best they can be. Don’t just sit back and relax. Give your babies the best possible start in life by submitting them to the major search engines: Google, Bing and Yahoo. Yes, they’re supposed to be added automatically, but if you have a small site there’s a chance they could be missed.

Once you’ve done that, ping your post and submit your links to your favourite social networking sites.

Now you’ve done all you can do. The rest will all be done automatically. Watch your posts soar and be taken up with the current tide!

About the author
Anne Lyken-Garner is a writer, editor and blogger. She runs a writing blog, and a relationship help blog.

34 comments to "5 Tricks Master Bloggers Use to Make Every Post Popular"

L'Adelaide June 11, 2011 at 2:34 AM    

thanks for the tips...especially the google trends...i have never heard of it-not that that's especially new and different and also why i read your posts!

Anne Lyken-Garner June 11, 2011 at 3:45 AM    

Hi Linda,
Google trends have worked for me fantastically in the past. I still get loads of traffic from posts written years ago, whose topics were gleaned from the day's top trend.

nijoe June 11, 2011 at 4:31 AM    

thanks for your tips.., i like it

adetruna June 11, 2011 at 10:29 AM    

i like this post

Unknown June 11, 2011 at 12:09 PM    

nice tips. these tricks really work for any blog with no niche :)

Anne Lyken-Garner June 12, 2011 at 11:38 PM    

Dear Dawa,
Yes, they work for blogs without niches. Just go for whatever you want to write about on that individual post, and apply the same principles.
These are general tricks that will work with any sort of blog. Of course, if you have a niche blog, you'll apply the above points specifically to your chosen topics.

craftedbylindy June 18, 2011 at 10:33 AM    

Fantastic post! Thank you so much!

1: When you say submit to Google, Bing and Yahoo are you saying to submit each individual post after we've written them or are we to just submit our main blog url?

2: What does "ping your post" mean?

Thank you!


Anne Lyken-Garner June 20, 2011 at 3:37 AM    

Hi Lindy,
Very good question. Google, Bing and Yahoo do crawl sites regularly, so normally big sites only submit their home pages. If you have submitted a site map to Google Webmaster tools you probably don't need to submit every post. However, most small-time bloggers don't even know how to go about creating a site map.
This is my personal opinion, but I think that it's okay to submit all your posts to these search engines individually. As a matter of fact, Yahoo asks if you want to submit a page or a site when you log in.

Question 2.

Pinging your posts just means that you make all the major and minor search engines aware that you have a new post. Go to Ping-o-matic or Pingoat and sign up. You can now 'ping' every time you publish a new post. Hope this helps.

nizam June 20, 2011 at 6:40 PM    

i'm not familiar with trend trend... sob3..
maybe you can explain or give simple tutorial about twitter trend

nurmisnan June 22, 2011 at 2:03 PM    

ohhh.. never try 2 go google trends..
must be something interesting
anyways thanks for d tips man

craftedbylindy June 23, 2011 at 9:58 PM    

Anne - thank you so much for answering my questions! I really appreciate it!!! So glad I found this post! Thank you again!

hemanthkumar June 25, 2011 at 9:01 PM    

Thanks for your value post.

Anne Lyken-Garner July 6, 2011 at 6:26 PM    

Thanks to you all for leaving your comments. I've subscribed to the comments here, but so far, I'm not receiving notifications when they're left. I don't know what's happening.

Craftedbylindy, you're very welcome.

Nizam, twitter trends are not my speciality. Sorry about that.

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Aline September 7, 2011 at 10:13 AM    

I prefer to write about the amazon best seller because in addition to bring traffic to my blog, I also get commissions from affiliate amazon and last month i got 76 sales :D

funnyvideos September 11, 2011 at 4:37 PM    

Hm submitting individual posts to yahoo is new for me.I knew about sites only, but single post is actually sounds interesting. I guess the engines will crawl every post someday, and submiting em individually will not be penalized in some way. I'm glad I found this post. Tnx very much!

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nurmisnan January 13, 2012 at 1:44 PM    

Nice sharing here.. thanks man..

Unknown February 17, 2012 at 5:42 AM    

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Rangga Wijaya July 10, 2012 at 10:58 AM    

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Ramkalyan December 16, 2012 at 11:18 PM    

All this while I've been following some popular blogs in my niche to get a feel of the current trends. Ann! you've shown me some great alternatives to be on trend. Thank you very much. I can’t wait to try them out.

Kang Rian December 9, 2013 at 9:09 PM    


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