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The Most Valuable Asset of A Blog: Comments

The Question

The question you’ll discovery is practically a freebie given to you by the reader. Even without realizing it, the commenter is telling you exactly what your post didn’t have. When someone asks a question your first thought should be on identifying why they asked that question.


Was it something the article did not cover in detail or missed completely? Was it something that was unclear in your article? Was it something relating to it that may have been provoked by your article

A question is free gold in that you have identified exactly what your reader doesn’t know and thus he’s given you a free idea for a post. If one reader asks it, it’s very probable that another reader has the same question. According to thus it’s in your best interest to publish posts about the question as soon as possible as that is what your readers are interested in. Just in case you didn’t get the huge mind blowing idea of that last sentence let me rephrase it for you in bold. Instead of stabbing in the dark to guess what your readers want, they are telling you what they want on a silver-platter. It doesn’t get any better!

Questions are invaluable as they leads you to write original content that no one has wrote about before or that is otherwise inaccessible to the reader who asked. If the reader had asked a question that means he couldn’t easily find it himself. This means one of two things. You’ve either tapped into original content that has never been talked about before and thus will dominate the search engine rankings. Or two, the search engine results are so limited or off-topic that it will be easy for you to dominate the top 3 results.

Bonus Tip: When writing an article about a question, mention the name of the commenter at the very beginning and hyperlink it to their website or blog. This will help build a sense of community around your blog and shows people you care about them.

The Trackback

The trackback, albeit a bit more minor than the others, is also a valuable way of measuring up your content for what it’s worth. A trackback is the first sign that other publishers give a shit about your writing. Sure maybe it’s just a spam-site or some guy that steals article to put on his website, but they are a good sign nonetheless. If someone is posting or quoting your article somewhere else, they are acknowledging your skills as a writer. Thus if you start to see these more and more you can now tell yourself “I’m so good I’m worth stealing from now.” On a more serious note I would encourage you to check out the more “legitimate” trackbacks. Identify what their site is about. Identify its popularity too as there is no use in mimicking a dead-weight site. See what kind of comments are left on your film help article there and analyze them using the techniques listed above.

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