Since my early Blogging days I’ve always wanted my Blogsite recognized as an authority site. Initially I felt that becoming an authority Blogger was a complex, mistake strewn path. I guess that this was largely due to my lack of knowledge of the Blogging domain.
To overcome my lack of knowledge, I decided to spend some time everyday studying the Blogsites and Blog posts of recognized authority Bloggers so that I could one day become a Blogger with authority.
I was searching for and trying to see a pattern in what they were doing on their authority Blogsites so that I could repeat this pattern on my own Blogsite.
After a while I began to understand why their Blogsites were recognized as authority sites. Surprisingly I figured out that it was Search engines that first recognized their Blogsite as an authority site. This was due to the steady, ever increasing, flow of traffic to their Blogsite, together with the extend time that the site visitors spent on the Blogsite.
Additionally this was most likely strongly supported by the number of Internet searches done for the type of content that the Blogsite delivered. I continued studying these websites and I’m sharing all that I learned in this Blog post.
These were the patterns I discovered. I’ve used them on my own Blog site and I’ve had remarkable results. Perhaps when you use then on your Blog site you will have the same results as I did.
Write Short Blog Posts
Most authority Bloggers keep their Blog posts short. I’ve discovered that most of them have Blog posts whose word count is between 1000 minimum to about 1500 maximum.
I also noticed that if there was a lot more to be said on a topic, these Bloggers would create Part II and maybe Part III type short Blog posts rather than churn out a single 3500 word Blog post.
A truth they had discovered was that a lot of site visitors were put off by very long Blog posts, BUT were more than willing to read Part II and/or Part III, if the content of Part I added real value them, (i.e. intrigued the site visitor).
On some Blogsites (quite a few actually) I’ve seen comments from site visitors asking when Part II and/or Part III of a specific topic would be published. They were quite willing to give their Email IDs to be informed when Part II and/or Part III of specific topic was going to be published.
This spoke volumes to me about the:
- High quality of the Blog post content
- Its genuine value add to the site visitor
- Its topicality at the time