These days when most web site owners hear the word “blog”, their ears perk up and dollar signs appear in their eyes. They believe that this is the most important feature for their site and will draw in thousands of new viewers and subscribers to their web pages on a daily basis no matter what kind of content their blog will contain. http://postonmagazine.com/
I’d like to set the record straight on this myth. Just because you’ve spent 3 hours a day every day last week on writing your blog on the latest celebrity break-ups, you think that soon you’ll be reaping the rewards of a million click-throughs by next month. Wrong! People with celebrity sites that do rank way up in the search engine ranks, such as PerezHilton.com, have been working and tinkering with their sites for years, developing just the right tone and attitude that they need to draw in their vast audience hungering for juicy gossip.
They’ve also been on TV shows and radio shows spreading the word about their gossip sites to media celebrities like Howard Stern and Bill O’Reilly. Unless you have the greatest PR team in the world behind you, this is not going to work for you.
I’m going to go over all the topics you SHOULD NOT be writing about first to show you how to stand out from the crowded fields of topics that most readers are too loyal to break away from, and instead try to help you find a niche that will generate the traffic to your site that you need.
Never focus all of your daily bloggings on the following general categories:
Movies- Apple Corp- Google-Celebrity Gossip- Blogging- Internet Marketing-Computer Programming-Sports of all kinds- Politics- New home or business gadgets.
Now I know you’re thinking that those topics are the most popular topics on the internet, so how is it possible that nobody else can jump headfirst into the wild world of the web and be successful like Harry Knowles of “Ain’t it Cool News”? You say to yourself, “I’m just as smart as him, and I have tons of knowledge on the movie industry that people would love to read about!”
While it is possible to gain new subscribers when writing about “niche” categories on one of these popular topics, it is impossible to be successful when you are just writing general tips with one of these major categories as your only focus of discussion. Let’s say you have an interest and desire to write about the NFL. That is the most popular sport in America today, but if you take a look around at various sites like NFL.com, Sportsline.com, ESPN.com, they have every damn football story already on their sites and millions of people worldwide have all read these news stories and articles on the topics you were going to write about before you even get out of bed. Now how are you going to compete with that? That’s my point- you can’t.