By the time that I am writing this article, Hongkiat’s (the leading Web Development and Web Design Blog) net worth is calculated to $ 5,082,480.00, and Endadget’s is calculated to $2,357,500,000. This obviously creates a sentiment of envy and the question: “How did the blogs get so rich in such a short time of their launching? How are their links are appearing everywhere?”. Today we are going to get you to put the first stones towards starting up a website like that, and we will present the tricks they are using to keep themselves as popular and as powerful.
The first one out of all them is:
1 – Controversy creates Popularity
“My one piece of advice: write something that will get responses. Be controversial. Make content that some people will love and some people will hate. Be willing to ruffle some feathers, to piss some people off, and to make others cheer loudly.”
– JD Rucker from soshable.com
Being opinionated and willing to invoke powerful emotions in your readers is a very good way to get some attention. Erotic writing bloggers get attention by creating arousal in their readers, political movements create the anger of the opposition by writing their opposing opinions and claiming that these opinions are valid. Religious leaders make subtle comments about other religions to induce a spike of attention from the other religion. Competing companies write articles about why they are better than other company.
All of this creates a huge wave of commenters, critics and naysayers that want to make their counter-opinion heard. But nobody wakes up to the ruse and realizes that the initial desire of the article writer was to manipulate people into giving that response!
Suddenly the web pages Page Rank gets up to ungodly levels because the search engines see that the website attract crazy attention, and wanting to appear reliable and useful, put the websites that get most attention in the first parts of the search result lists.
2 – Content creates Popularity
Offering people detailed information about different topics, and if we improve the situation a little bit, Offering people information that does not exist yet but there is demand for it is a sure way to get yourself to be the official authority for that piece of information, and will get you a very good PR very fast. Write original and detailed content helping people to fix an issue not talked about the Internet yet and you are on a very good way to get to the top.
3 – Comedy Creates Popularity
People do want to read informative articles, but out of the times when they want information, they want to be entertained. Write humorous posts and you will set your name as a funny guy to have his articles read and have your users lighten up a little bit.