Why should you consider breaking down posts - Ever wondered how you could create more high quality content for your blog without having to search the web for the most talked about subjects, or spend half the day scratching your head for post ideas? How about breaking down posts?
If you have a few long posts on your blog, ones that are over 1,000 words long, which I’m betting my last buck you do, you’re already sitting on new content for your blog. Pick a section or point from some of your longer posts and write a complete new post, elaborating and going into greater depth of detail with it. Your ‘list type’ and ‘points type’ posts are a great place to start.
Benefits of Breaking Down Posts
Here are some of the benefits of breaking down posts that are long, and creating new content from it –
1. Creating shorter, subject focused posts, let’s say 300 words or more will help you retain more of your readers attention. Sometimes reading posts that are long winded, and ones that cover many points can be off putting and confusing. I have to admit at times I don’t bother reading the full length of a lengthy post; I usually scan through it for the main points. Having shorter bursts of content taken from your much longer posts will help you retain your reader’s attention much better.
2. Creating shorter, focused posts can help you increase page views per visit. If you link to a series of shorter posts, readers are more likely to become interested in reading the next installment, and thus increasing page views per visit.
3. More focused content means more relevant ads being served from Google AdSense and other contextual based ads.
4. More page views may also mean better conversions on your affiliate banners, links and other ads.
5. Breaking down your long posts into smaller ‘subject specific’ posts can also help you achieve better search engine rankings on shorter posts.
So what are your thoughts on taking some of your longer posts and making them into bite-sized posts? Perhaps you already implement this strategy, share your comments below as always. This post was created from a specific point made in the following post -