10 Quality Blogs are Way Better than 400 blogs

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I have been blogging for a while now and have found that I have been missing the whole picture. I have been trying to spend much of my day cramming in as many blog articles with videos as much as I can with keywords that are good enough to get traffic.
I have usually been spending about 30-45 minutes making a video and a blog article and making sure that I have at least 300 words in, but this last week has changed everything.
I have recently been posting comments in high ranked blogs and have found that many of these blogs have not been online very long and they have already had over dozens of comments form people and over a hundred likes. I was bummed thinking what am I doing wrong?
I am not writing high niched topics, I am just writing topics just to get about 5-10 visitors daily.
So as I surfed these high ranked blogs, I took those topics and rewrote them with my own unique content and with a more professional video and wrote about 700 words instead of 300.
Within the week I had about 25-35 people visiting my blog a day which got me twice as many visitors twice as fast as a normal blog that I wrote.
I know I am behind the times, but for all those newbies out there, write high quality articles that only take another hour or two to put together, but the results will pay off big time.
Happy Blogging Everyone
#400 #blogs #quality
  • Profile picture of the author Bobby Asburn
    10 Quality Blogs are Way Better than 400 blogs
    Yap, I definitely agree with you. Rather having a lot of blogs that never maintain quality, I would like to have couple of quality blogs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I learned from a guy that the longer the blog posts, the better. And he would know... guy was making $100,000 from his Blog... all affiliate and Adsense commission.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyler Stearns
    Right on... the more content the better. There's many different reasons for why this works. Google likes to see more content and the more content you have, the more words you could potential get found for.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bobby Asburn
      Originally Posted by Tyler Stearns View Post

      Right on... the more content the better. There's many different reasons for why this works. Google likes to see more content and the more content you have, the more words you could potential get found for.
      Here it is. I agree with you. More quality content you have, you get more value.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bobby Asburn
    the longer the blog posts, the better.
    Blog posts shouldn't be much longer. I prefer having 600-800 words with proper images.
    guy was making $100,000 from his Blog
    Great figure. But how many blog he is running?
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  • Profile picture of the author TaylorLu
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    You're absolutely right! It is much more important creating a few quality blogs than creating a lot of blogs that will never be successful. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author betterwtveter
    Thanks for the comments guys, and gals. Is there a recommendation for a limited number of words I should use? I used about 800-1000. Should I do more or less.
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    • Profile picture of the author SurrealPSD
      Originally Posted by betterwtveter View Post

      Thanks for the comments guys, and gals. Is there a recommendation for a limited number of words I should use? I used about 800-1000. Should I do more or less.
      IMO, as many words as necessary to make the post valuable to your readers - not a metric based on seo or any other factor
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    • Profile picture of the author HamSandwich
      Thanks for sharing your experience! Seriously, it has helped me, as I was planning on doing just that (going for sheer volume rather than quality). Will refocus my efforts. By the way, what did you mean by "high niched" topics? Really specific?
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by betterwtveter View Post

      Thanks for the comments guys, and gals. Is there a recommendation for a limited number of words I should use? I used about 800-1000. Should I do more or less.
      Do you mean per Article/Page ?? I would have at least 25 posts per Blog and over time well over 100 posts.

      The more the better.

      I have several Blogs well over 200 Posts and by some standards that is low !

      Its all about quality content and producing that high quality content over and over again with more original stuff !!
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  • Profile picture of the author guzze
    Quality is way better than quantity, make the blog post valuable to your readers, that's the key.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ray Wilson
    Definitely quality is many times as important as quantity if you want to see results. Especially, in the long run.

    The simple reality is this: the more valuable your information in the article, the more people read those articles, backlink and recommend to others via their blogs or twitter or whatever.

    If you want to be a writer, don't do it just to fill your time, do it only if you find writing will bring you closer to your real goal in life.

    Ray Wilson
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    • Profile picture of the author ParkerArrow
      Great post, betterwtveter!

      Very practical idea - not reinventing the wheel, but just going with what works and giving your own original take on it!

      As for post length, you can find successful examples of blogs with short (Seth Godin) and long posts (Steve Pavlina). You can find blogs that stick with the happy medium, or use all three. The post by SurrealPSD said it all: do what your readers value.

      Comments can help reveal what readers are responding to: solutions, interest, relating their own experience, etc. You may get a better idea of whether they need more info per post or not.

      The point I'm making here is, encourage comments. How?

      • End posts with calls to comment: "What do you think? "
      • Break the ice: Get that first comment somehow, because then others will be much more likely to do it. Nobody wants to stick their neck out. But when they see a comment and a friendly reply from the author, they know you love them.
      • Don't make commenting a huge registration hassle. People sound off when they want to sound off. They don't want to fill out an application to do it. And especially - don't make them register after they've composed their comment! Arrrrgh! Hate! Kill! Destroy!
      • Respond to comments regularly.
      • Visit their sites and leave comments there, too.


      I'm sure others have even better methods! Like being likeable!
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  • Profile picture of the author shipwrecked
    Originally Posted by betterwtveter View Post

    I have been blogging for a while now and have found that I have been missing the whole picture. I have been trying to spend much of my day cramming in as many blog articles with videos as much as I can with keywords that are good enough to get traffic.
    I have usually been spending about 30-45 minutes making a video and a blog article and making sure that I have at least 300 words in, but this last week has changed everything.
    I have recently been posting comments in high ranked blogs and have found that many of these blogs have not been online very long and they have already had over dozens of comments form people and over a hundred likes. I was bummed thinking what am I doing wrong?
    I am not writing high niched topics, I am just writing topics just to get about 5-10 visitors daily.
    So as I surfed these high ranked blogs, I took those topics and rewrote them with my own unique content and with a more professional video and wrote about 700 words instead of 300.
    Within the week I had about 25-35 people visiting my blog a day which got me twice as many visitors twice as fast as a normal blog that I wrote.
    I know I am behind the times, but for all those newbies out there, write high quality articles that only take another hour or two to put together, but the results will pay off big time.
    Happy Blogging Everyone
    Thank you very much for your tips!
    We'll definitely try this out - hopefully it will pay off!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Patrick
    The more quality content that you have on your blog, the better your blog will do.Having long, well written posts on a handful of blogs is much better than having short, low quality posts across dozens of blogs.
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    • Profile picture of the author denysapu
      Originally Posted by Jon Patrick View Post

      The more quality content that you have on your blog, the better your blog will do.Having long, well written posts on a handful of blogs is much better than having short, low quality posts across dozens of blogs.
      I certainly agree with you
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  • Profile picture of the author Demetrius
    Don't you think that too long blog post can make the reader bore? I myself do not want to read too long blog posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobuzz
    I will go even further i.e. 1 quality blog is way better than 400 average blog. With blog your main concern should be to establish the authority in your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author MA Robinson
    Quality over quantity is definitely true and if you can compress basic information in a 500 word blog, much better.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    That's the thing. People think that by creating a lot of blogs they can earn a lot. They calculate the earning from each site. But its not true. If you can properly monetize one site instead of 4 together, you will definitely earn a lot of money from that single site.
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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      I completely agree with you. I once had too many blogs and dropped many of them. I now do much better with less blogs because I can concentrate on them much better and keep them up better. I started making more money once I dropped these blogs and had only a few left.
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  • Profile picture of the author whland
    400 blogs? Wow I could never manage that many. I'd be a zomby. lol

    I can barely manage to keep just the one I have up to date. I doubt I could do 10 either.

    But I agree. It's a lot better to have a few quality ones than to have many that aren't.

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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Far too many people knock up an article based on a keyword but without really putting much thought into the article and end up with something lacking in substance that no one really wants to read. Longer, more in-depth, articles with more 'meat' tend to get more readers & shared more. You need to look at what everyone else in your niche is doing and try to do it better or differently otherwise you'll never stand out from the crowd.

    There's pros and cons to having lots of sites versus fewer sites but that's an entirely different topic altogether.
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