I'm thinking about starting SEO blog but without real content, what do you think ?

by seos7
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Hey Warriors,

I'm aiming to start a new SEO blog to share some of my real case studies and lot's of workable blueprints, But instead of wasting my & readers time reading 1000+ words per article.

I'm thinking about turning articles into wide-screen interactive slideshows with 20% text, 80% visual content, in order to make it more attractive to those who don't like to spend their whole day reading single article .

I feel this is may be something that worth working on
But really need to listen to your thoughts what do you think about it ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Sagar arora
    I think instead of only focusing on slides you should mix it up. Like some posts are slides, some are infographics, some are text posts etc.
    That should work well.
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    • Profile picture of the author jitenmazee05
      Originally Posted by Sagar arora View Post

      I think instead of only focusing on slides you should mix it up. Like some posts are slides, some are infographics, some are text posts etc.
      That should work well.
      Yeah i am agreed with Sagar, you should mix it up after all, content does matter a lot for any website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gambino
    If someone wastes all day reading a 1,000 word article then they have serious problems. On the same token, if you're writing content that you believe is a waste of time for your visitors, then you won't be successful anyways.

    It doesn't matter how you provide your content. It can be text, images, videos, etc. What matters is whether or not that content provides value, and whether or not that type of content connects with your target audience.
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    • Profile picture of the author rbates
      Originally Posted by Gambino View Post

      If someone wastes all day reading a 1,000 word article then they have serious problems.
      Right. Reading a thousand word article might mean that you would
      have to think about something. A video, or a visual interpretation of
      something can go in one eye and out the other.

      Bottom line is that visuals are "IN". It is a fact that more people
      are watching than reading.
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    • Profile picture of the author Catherine Bueno
      Originally Posted by Gambino View Post

      If someone wastes all day reading a 1,000 word article then they have serious problems. On the same token, if you're writing content that you believe is a waste of time for your visitors, then you won't be successful anyways.

      It doesn't matter how you provide your content. It can be text, images, videos, etc. What matters is whether or not that content provides value, and whether or not that type of content connects with your target audience.

      That's the most important thing. However, you can always get creative! If you think it's more appealing to mix word content with presentations, videos or infographics, it's up to you. Just make your content valuable and engaging.

      Best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    The thing is, you can't assume that no one wants to read a 1,000 page article. At the same time though, if you have a strong feeling that no one will read a 1,000+ page article either condense the information you're going to share so only the most important bits stay. Or, you can split the 1,000+ word article into multiple parts.

    And, I like the slide idea but I don't know how well that would turn out when it comes to SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author I S M Habibullah
    Rap things up as a Lead Magnet and provide it to them and collect their Email Addresses. If you have too many content to provide, think of building a Paid Membership Website.
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  • Profile picture of the author PPG19
    Some sort of SlideShare??
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    • Profile picture of the author I S M Habibullah
      Originally Posted by PPG19 View Post

      Some sort of SlideShare??
      Animated videos which are below 4 minutes in length should do fine as the content format. It's doing pretty good.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    All day for a 1,000 word article? Seriously?

    It shouldn't take more than 8-10 minutes even if your lips are moving while you read.

    If people won't spend that much time reading something on a subject they're serious about, the problem lies with the article, not the reader.

    That said, a solid wall of text can be intimidating. Break up the text with bullet lists, subheadings, graphics/images, tables/charts, etc.

    Don't worry as much about length as content. It's a bit cliche, but it's also true. Your content should be like a woman's skirt - long enough to cover what needs to be covered, short enough to keep things interesting, and styled to gather the appropriate attention.

    I could flip things on you here.

    Who wants to page through an endless slide deck when they could skim a more traditional article for the useful bits in a few minutes?
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  • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
    20% text, 80% visual content is a great mixture - that IS THE content of the moment.

    look at instagram.....i'll give you concise idea how much traffic they get each month,
    just in the celebrity niche:

    "cara delevingne",1,/caradelevingne/?hl=en,0.39,0,45000000,,24700000
    "naya rivera",1,/nayarivera/?hl=en,0.75,21,30100000,,2790000
    "adriana lima",1,/adrianalima/?hl=en,0.08,0,30100000,,29600000
    "miranda kerr",1,/mirandakerr/?hl=en,0.17,0,30100000,,19000000
    "kate upton",3,/kateupton/?hl=en,0.39,10,183000000,,16500000
    "kim kardashian instagram",1,/kimkardashian/?hl=en,,20100000
    "jhene aiko",2,/jheneaiko/,0.11,16,55000000,,1330000
    "kim kardashian",6,/kimkardashian/?hl=en,0.08,2,409000000,,153000000,"
    "justin bieber",4,/justinbieber/,0.75,34,224000000,,181000000
    "nicki minaj",4,/nickiminaj/?hl=en,1.69,36,224000000,,52500000
    "brooklyn beckham",1,/brooklynbeckham/?hl=en,0,0,13500000,,15200000,
    "taylor swift",5,/taylorswift/?hl=en,1.31,30,224000000,,172000000
    "nicki minaj instagram",1,/nickiminaj/?hl=en,0.28,1,11000000,,15800000
    "katy perry",4,/katyperry/?hl=en,2.08,33,150000000,,67300000
    "girls in yoga pants",1,/girlsinyogapant/?hl=en,6.58,5,9050000,,9650000
    "jennette mccurdy",3,/jennettemccurdy/?hl=en,0.17,33,67300000,,971000
    "miley cyrus instagram",1,/mileycyrus/?hl=en,0.06,1,7400000,,60700000
    "selena gomez instagram",1,/selenagomez/?hl=en,0.,7400000,0.31,
    "lebron james",10,/kingjames/,0.72,1,183000000,,57100000
    "kendall jenner",4,/kendalljenner/,0.14,0,100000000,8,83700000
    "selena gomez",7,/selenagomez/?hl=en,0.31,33,224000000,5,116000000
    gojane,2,/gojane/?hl=en,0.08,18,20100000,,525000
    "valeria lukyanova",2,/valerialukyanova/,0.03,0,16500000,3,854000
    "jessica biel",3,/jessicabiel/?hl=en,0.03,0,45000000,,10300000
    "kourtney kardashian instagram",1,/kourtneykardash/?hl=en,,4950000,0.21
    "kaley cuoco",5,/kaleycuoco/?hl=en,0.03,5,82300000,,34300000
    "west elm",5,/westelm/,0.14,13,82300000,8,6090000
    "blac chyna instagram",1,/blacchyna/?hl=en,0.97,0,4050000,800000
    "perez hilton",10,/perezhilton/,1.97,0,100000000,6,3580000
    "harry styles",6,/harrystyles/?hl=en,0.42,0,100000000,,84100000


    the last 2 numbers are the monthly search numbers for their name,
    and the other for their instagram page

    what does instagram do? VISUAL content, its all the rage
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    Originally Posted by seos7 View Post

    I'm aiming to start a new SEO blog to share some of my real case studies and lot's of workable blueprints, But instead of wasting my & readers time reading 1000+ words per article.
    if you're providing value and actionable tips then how is that a waste of time??


    whatever....


    ...yea man, your idea sounds solid. you don't "need" posts.. look at pinterest and their rankings in the serps..

    in the baby shower niche they are always on the first page,,

    test it, why not.

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  • Profile picture of the author nicolasmd2112
    I agree with George Schwab above. Visual content is what's in. That is why YouTube and Instagram are doing do well right now in terms of engagement. The same can be said for Facebook ads.

    So that mixture of content seems good, but to exclusively only do slideshows would be a mistake. Since, images and articles can rank very well in the search engines also, you should forsake them so soon. Infographics would be great i think.
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  • Profile picture of the author smith2301
    It's good. But, Article must be between 300-400 words. Also, images should not be more than enough, because it can slow your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelkoehler92
    Google and other search engines won't like it, they prefer text
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    • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
      Originally Posted by michaelkoehler92 View Post

      Google and other search engines won't like it, they prefer text
      you think about yesterday

      my figures in the instagram post are all real googy search numbers

      they support good content

      words, or pictures

      es macht keinen unterschied
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  • Profile picture of the author Francisco PIW
    It looks like a good idea as long as you do proper SEO with a clear content link building strategy.

    If you do that you will not have any problem. An idea is to write a transcript at the bottom of your slides/presentation so your audience will have the chance of either using the slides or reading the content.

    This will benefit also your rankings and search engine rankings.

    Good look!
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  • Profile picture of the author princetotem
    Why not just focus on a visual platform?
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  • Profile picture of the author jinmin
    Don't just create slideshows, create a variety of different formats as different user prefer to consume the content differently.

    So instead of just slideshows, make the video, article (posted on blogs), ebook, as well as email follow-up short courses. You can reach more people and increase your bottom line.
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    Images with a little text on it will not hurt. So a little bit of both will do.
    Believe me, seeing a blog full of text hurts my eye but I will appreciate it if it comes with an image/video or anything that will caught my attention.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ubaid Hashmi
    I think that an article of 1000 words is the best to impress the visitors and remember that it should not have too many images that can slow your website`s page.
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  • Profile picture of the author PLR Basket
    Content is incredibly thin these days. However, you site might get penalized for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    As with every tactic in marketing . . .

    try what you want to see if it works. Test it on a valid sample size, track the results, then tweak the variables to optimize the response. Same for your method of delivering content.

    Go with the things that work. Dump the things that don't work.

    Don't rely on opinions and don't assume what's good for someone else's business is necessarily the right thing for your business.

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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    You have a huge opportunity to create a free youtube account and post videos on your blog. Video engagement is massive and for building brands. It's 2016 and no better time. Start a youtube channel dedicated to SEO and start making short introductory posts about the video on your blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    I'll read 100,000-word articles all day any day if at the end I get $2739.72. (Translation: A more interesting way of saying it ain't the length that matters, even if I say so.)

    PS: in case you were wondering: that amount adds up to $1,000,000 a year, if you simply multiply it by 365.
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  • Profile picture of the author james flynn
    Originally Posted by seos7 View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    I'm aiming to start a new SEO blog to share some of my real case studies and lot's of workable blueprints, But instead of wasting my & readers time reading 1000+ words per article.

    I'm thinking about turning articles into wide-screen interactive slideshows with 20% text, 80% visual content, in order to make it more attractive to those who don't like to spend their whole day reading single article .

    I feel this is may be something that worth working on
    But really need to listen to your thoughts what do you think about it ?
    Yeah it can be a real pain for the person on the other end to remain on track with what you're trying to say especially when majority of the content is text based. You can definitely make it interactive by making your content purely infographic or by making up an interactive video by being physically present yourself. The thing is that human mind is more receptive to anything that has some visual content attached with it and is more than likely to remember it for a longer period of time. Therefore my recommendation is to go for it. Good Luck.

    Cheers-James
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  • Profile picture of the author zahid2funhost
    Whatever content you want to provide I think the text or intentions of the content should be valued or helpful for the readers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexis Gil
    I support the idea about mixing. Not all like or have time to read and not all perceive only video or audio information. Present your information both ways. I saw such sites. Quite good.
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  • Profile picture of the author techsupportlive
    In modern SEO, and after the panda update it is very important to update original and user engaging content which are relevant to your user's. So, it is very important to post a fresh content each day on your blog. If you post duplicate content after few days your blog must be penalized because nowadays Google algorithms are very strict anf the crawl your site or blog in real time.

    Why fresh content is important nowadays:

    >> Fresh Content = Frequent Indexing
    >> Google Loves Frequent Updates
    >> When you publish new content, you present yet more opportunities for your site to contain more keywords. Keywords are high on the algorithm chart for search engine indexing and ranking.
    >> Keep Your Audience Informed and Updated
    >> Link-building Now Favors Fresh, Quality Content
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  • Profile picture of the author bluemotion
    Originally Posted by seos7 View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    I'm aiming to start a new SEO blog to share some of my real case studies and lot's of workable blueprints, But instead of wasting my & readers time reading 1000+ words per article.

    I'm thinking about turning articles into wide-screen interactive slideshows with 20% text, 80% visual content, in order to make it more attractive to those who don't like to spend their whole day reading single article .

    I feel this is may be something that worth working on
    But really need to listen to your thoughts what do you think about it ?
    I agrree with Gambino. If your content is good enough it will be successful. People are different. Some like reading, some like videos and some even like death by powerpoint. Can you do each article in different ways to suit all readers, watchers. You could even do an audible track for people to listen to whilst carrying on with something else.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaishree
    Your articles should be more that 300 words and use mix of text, info graphics and slides.
    Depending on only one would not be safe.
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  • Profile picture of the author amitthakre26
    Hey,
    you can do one thing just publish your content one by one on different days.
    through this you may engage your audience to your blog site,
    This content should have proper Image and Infographics slides.
    If your Content is genuine and informative enough to engauge user then user will read total blog.
    2nd thing is regular content updation on your site search Engine crawler crawl your site daily
    due to this your ranking and position in Result page will high and you may blessed with Google Adsence If you wants so.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alok Kumar0
    Hey!

    Why don't you try videos? Create video and share everywhere
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