Sunday, 2 October 2011

Best Way to Get Recognized - Make a Controversial Post

For the blog owners out there who are wondering how to get noticed in the blogosphere, there is a way out. Just publish a controversial post. Yes, controversy sells. website-traffic-300x225  The power of words is incredible. It has proved successful strategy in the past and you can try it too if you are anxious to have traffic to your blog. In this article you will read about methods of creating a controversial post and pros and cons of a controversial post.

Writing a controversial post is not an easy task. You have to first know your audience, your advertisers and the topic about which you will write the post. Majority of bloggers take safe route for a number of reasons listed below -
  • Bloggers are afraid as they have not studied their audience.
  • Bloggers are afraid of cruel remarks being left on their blog.
  • They don’t want to be center of attraction if their controversial blog post ignites a viral debate.
  • Bloggers are afraid of losing potential advertisers.
According to me, if you want to be successful in blogging, you have to be willing to take risks if you want to collect the best rewards. Controversial posts aren’t a bad thing, as long as you handle them as impartially as possible and as professionally as possible. Some of the benefits of writing controversial posts are -
  • Controversial posts also works as link bait. They have a natural viral quality about them i.e. if people hate your post then they will link you and write dirty about you and if they like your post then they will link you and write quotes about you. In any case you will be linked.
  • It will give you an idea of people with different values and opinions.
  • Controversial blog posts help you to build a reputation as an expert in the niche, if you can write controversially and wittily.

Controversies don’t have to be edgy – it’s about sharing your thoughts on your side of an issue that interest your readers. It will definitely improve blog traffic, but you will have to face the thorns. It’s too risky and sometimes you would be in deep trouble after your controversial post.

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Miami Vets on 4 October 2011 at 11:22 said...

Thanks Shan Ali for the great information you have shared. I have experienced incorporating this strategy on my blogs. But I deleted the posts because I am having cruel comments. Visitors gone wild leaving comments and sometimes even arguing with other commentators. That was bad.

Auburn CA Laser Hair Removal on 5 October 2011 at 12:00 said...

That would definitely create huge traffic, since many bloggers will join the conversation and starting debating with others. But always remember respect other blogger so they will still visit your site in the future.

Robert Benwell on 5 October 2011 at 17:36 said...

Controversial blogging is catchy to the eyes of readers and its good only if you know what you're writing . Choose your words and you should know your limitations.

aurea @ pricewise events on 6 October 2011 at 13:59 said...

Now, I remember the saying, no matter how bad a publicity is, it's still publicity. I one had a colleague who posted in his blog topics about the authoritative government agencies for PR reasons.

Gulf Oil Spill Claims Denied on 7 October 2011 at 08:42 said...

"controversy sells" - Totally true, this will attract many bloggers or commenter to visit your site and have debate. But always give honest comments so other people won't give bad impressions on you.

company naming on 11 October 2011 at 10:49 said...

Though they won’t help your AdSense revenues much, subscribers are the lifeblood of any successful blog. These devotees are often the ones providing you with regular comments, and are far more likely to be webmasters themselves (meaning more links). It should be obvious to anyone launching a blog, but its amazing how many new bloggers do not make a link to their RSS feed readily available. New bloggers often don’t want to devote space on their site to an RSS feed when they could squeeze in a bit more AdSense. While this thinking is understandable, it is simply wrong. The returns of having subscribers are much more valuable because subscribers drive long-term traffic organically, while an additional AdSense block provides at best a marginal short-term gain.

Austin Movers on 12 October 2011 at 07:20 said...

For me, there are lots of way to get recognized. Making controversial post could be one of those, people will get attracted to it and start to give opinions and debate with other people (huge traffic), you can also make a current event post like Steve Jobs died, etc. Nice post, Shan!

Syed Shan Ali on 26 October 2011 at 15:01 said...

@miami : i also had such a experience..but within 20-30 minutes of posting a controversial article i got 500+ i came up with this article..

@Auburn : u r right ...atlast we should respect all the comments...

@aurea : i wish he was not caught...:P

@Gulf : thanks for the tip...

@company naming: bull's eye...

@austin : thanx austin...

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Plano Auto Insurance Quotes on 22 November 2011 at 11:23 said...

Making a controversial post could work out, but there are other will find it not credible. It would be nice if you make some guidelines in making one. :)

Chicago High Risk Insurance Quotes on 23 November 2011 at 09:04 said...

How about news about controversy? Is that okay, like Pacquiao vs Marquez III ended controversial. I think that would be a good idea too, what do you think? :)

Bastrop County Fire Insurance Claims Attorneys on 8 December 2011 at 10:54 said...

That would be a good source of traffic, I saw a blog with a post like that and there are lot of people who participated on the discussion.

Square Cow Movers on 11 June 2012 at 20:45 said...

Great blog and tips. Thanks for sharing your idea.

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I m Shan Ali, the founder of Satisfying Reviews. I m a Software Engineer, freelance writer on topics related to Website Optimization, SEO, blogger customizations, making money online and product reviews. I m blogging since 2010 and I m currently running two blogs.