7+ Website Sources that will make you look like a Genius Brought to you by: Henrybradysblog.com Writing can be daunting sometimes, ugh Writers Block. What do you do when you get in front of your keyboard and nothing! We have been blogging for the past five years and our articles account for most of our traffic which is a testimony to ideas which interest our readers and originality that continues to bring them back. Simply said, value and personality accompanied by topics which dazzle your reader are the key. So let’s ask the question.. what would help you with inspiration? Here is a list of sources we use to get on top of the latest trends and what inspires us to write great content. “You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” ― Saul Bellow
AllTop (http://alltop.com/) What is Alltop? Alltop collects the headlines of the latest stories captured from the best sites and blogs that cover almost any topic. Alltop calls their collections — “aggregations” — into individual web pages. Then they display the five most recent headlines of the information sources as well as their first paragraph. Why do we like this site? It is searchable by pretty much any topic or any niche you are in. When you look through the topics (or search) it gives you incredible ideas for articles, posts and also provides you what is trending on the top blogs in your niche. This is one of our favorites. Scoopit (http://www.scoop.it/) This site is another great source to help you with your ideas and topics (also headlines and email subjects). You can join for free, follow the on-screen prompts and kaboom you are in. As you search through the topics it provides valuable information on what bloggers are talking about and a great backlink (BONUS). Just go to your account and add in your article/post(s) web address and get it ranked. Add this to your to-do list.
Stumbleupon is a sharing site with post and/or articles from various bloggers around the world. Not only can you post to this site to boost your backlinking strategy but you can search the latest trends to see what your audience is looking at. Check out the views on the top rated posts to see what is trending in your niche. An excellent and recommended site. Listly (http://list.ly)
This is a valuable site for ideas on lists. Posts and articles with lists are very beneficial for your audience as well as from a backlinking perspective to your blog. This site does nothing but lists in almost every topic. While you are building your article/post you need content. We always recommend providing value to your audience and lists are the best way to display your information. People like lists as it gives them options and information to look through. Lists can make or break your post as it holds your reader to your blog. Ezine Articles (http://ezinearticles.com/) Ezine Articles is a massive source for ideas both headline, topic and email subject line(s). Depending on who you talk to or listen to they say Article Marketing is dead. We donâ€™t believe so. The latest stats on http://www.flippa.com (Where you can sell your website) shows many websites that are built with articles are rockin the search engine stats. When you go to Ezine Articles search your niche/topic for articles which will provide you loads of information. If you decide to utilize the total article, ensure you provide the authorâ€™s name and backlink to give the author proper credit. Tip: Email the author and mention you utilized their article! This is a great way to network with other professionals and also possibly get them to provide social mention to you on your blog.
Forums are a great source of ideas for you topic as well. Go to http://www.Google.com and perform a search on your niche/topic (example: “forums + shoes”). This will bring up all of the top forums in your niche. Go inside the forum and do a couple of things. Search the posts on the forum and see what topics are being discussed, what subject and titles. This (if applicable on the website) filter on the number of views and then the look at the date range. This will tell you the interest in the subject/title and give you a topic to write about. There is a vast amount of information you can use to get your audience motivated to come to your website. (Bonus) Contact the sponsor of the post and ask if you can use their post as evidence in your article/post. This gives you a great contact, backlinks, and possibly social proof if they are able to post to their social media outlets. Technorati (http://technorati.com/blogs/directory/)
Technorati is very under estimated for value to your article ideas. This is a syndication site by members who post to their blog and then have it syndicated. This builds branding for your website as well as backlinks and visibility. As with Ezine Articles take a look through the blogs directory and look through your niche/topic. This provides invaluable ideas for you to write about. Interesting Statistics For You (Case Studies) According to (http://www.inboundwriter.com/) in 2014 Your Content Makes A Difference. Look below:
In 2014, 58% of businesses plan to increase their content marketing budget! (Content Marketing Institute) Online presence is a must for businesses, as 93% of online research starts with a search engine, and 68% of consumers check out companies on social networking sites before buying. (Brandpoint) A whopping 93% of B2B organizations rely on content marketing for brand building and demand generation. (Content Marketing Institute) 78% of CMOs think custom content (articles, white papers, blogs, etc.) is the future of marketing. (Webdamsolutions.com) 63% of readers are more likely to be influenced by blogs than magazines when deciding on a purchase. (Marketing Query)
73% of B2B content marketers are producing more content than they did one year ago. (Webdamsolutions.com) B2B Companies that blog generate 67% more leads than those that don’t. (Webdamsolutions.com) 66% of the most effective content marketers have a “documented content strategy” and 86% have a dedicated person or team managing that strategy. (Webdamsolutions.com) Out of all organizations leveraging content marketing programs, 48% say their efforts are resulting in engagement with customers and prospective clients, and 41% are seeing an increase in brand awareness. (Marketing Land) Conclusion We all look to provide the best value and information to our audience. And with the search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo content is king, especially your own content. Performing searches like the ones suggested above gives you a wealth of information to create your content on your website and additionally gives you what is hot right now in your niche. Writing your own content (if you are unable
to afford outsourcing) can be a challenge. We hope we have provided some new and innovative ideas for you to find content and create your master piece article or post. Keep rockin… See more information at: http://henrybradysblog.com/7-websites-sources-that-will-make-you-look-like-agenius/