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Use Popular Blogs Polls to Create Killer Blog Posts

Whenever we talk about quality content, we’re usually referring to evergreen content.

Nothing against news bloggers, but evergreen posts usually create a longer-lasting impression.

Here I’m going to share a dirty little secret which many of us have been doing for a long time, and it’s one of the easiest ways to create a listified post (and without much work).

Now, everyone LOVES list posts. Even before they open the post, a reader knows approximately how much value they’re going to get out of it, and will know how far into the content they are based on the number they’re at.

And most importantly, these posts are typically very evergreen.

Here are some examples:

These kinds of posts generate a lot of traffic and a lot of positive reactions.

In particular, social bookmarking websites love these listified posts. A well-researched and up to date list article will surely grab the attention of many interested readers.

Now the question is:

How do you create listified posts?

Well, it’s pretty easy.

Just pick a topic. Let’s say you want to post about broken link checking websites. And you found 5 of them. Great! But there’s a problem; you want to list 10. So what do you do?

Here is a simple formula which is going to save you hours of time on research.

Now, most popular blogs and online forums take polls on any given topic in their niches. Readers usually vote on a given option and even suggest many new options via the comments.

Your task is to make a list of the top votes and suggestions added by readers. This way, you can create a unique post with popular and upcoming apps/websites.

It’s simple. Basically, take the top results of the poll (and the most suggested suggestions by readers), and turn that poll into a list.

But one suggestion I would make is to first do a review of each individual product. Then, when you do your list post, you can interlink to your reviews of each individual product. This way your list post will become a killer resource, and you’ll become an authoritative, niche-dominating blogger.

And if you follow this method, you’ll never run out of ideas.

Have you used this method in the past? What are your methods for creating a great list article? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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