How to Improve the Quality of Your Blog Posts

Quality content is probably something you keep hearing or reading from people when it comes to content writing. Not everyone can be an English major, and we are all not perfect. However, to be competitive in your blog niche, you have to provide quality information.

You can do this through several factors:

  • Research
  • Content Quality Control

Yes, it really is simple as those two areas, but the question is – why?

Researching to Improving the Quality of Your Blog Posts

Well, research is a big area in content writing. In order to write about something, you must have some knowledge on it. The issue is:

  • How much knowledge do you have on the topic?
  • How much time are you willing to invest in researching what you do not know?

If you go out with guns blazing and just write an article without thorough investigation, you are risking your reputation, and the quality of your blog’s content. Your readers deserve the best, right?

So, once you have established that you are determined to provide quality blog posts, you will want to put aside time to research. It might take reading books, interviewing people, and reading other sites in your niche.

Content Quality Control to Improve Your Blog Posts

Content Quality Control involves making sure your article is thorough, well worded, spelled correctly, and unique.

If you go through your blog post and feel that you are missing something, go back to the first stage to improving your article by researching. If it takes reading twenty different blogs, or going to a library to read an encyclopedia… do it!

Blogging is a beautiful thing as it is more relaxed than journalism and allows the blogger’s voice to come out. While you do want to provide a great reading experience, you need to be conscientious of spelling and grammar. Of course, the grammar does not have to be perfect, but it MUST be understood. In the case you are in a competitive blog niche, you would want to try hard to not make too many mistakes as your site may be on a world level and must be understood by people who do not speak or read your language as a first language.

Proof your posts before publishing. As many times as you may have read that, you need to drill it deep within and make it a habit.

Have you implemented research and content quality control into your blogging habits? What resources make it easier to research or help with content quality control for your blog?

Comments

  1. says

    Hi Nile,

    I think the most important characteristic of an awesome blog post is to actually deliver useful and easy to read information to the reader. This way you will add value to your blog and people will always come back to find out more.

    Thanks for sharing this information, really enjoyed reading your post.
    Enjoy your weekend Nile.

    ~Philip
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    • says

      yes! i agree with philip. for me content is everything. i hate blog that full of keyword but there is no “human being” post. that kind of blog is useless. write blog for mankind not for search engine!

  2. says

    HI,

    It’s my first time on your website and I must say that you are writing good things. I liked the one with the video for the wordpress theme but I like this even more.
    I must agree with you that the first rule is to have quality content on your blog. Marketers know that retaining a client it’s far cheaper than getting a new one. It’s too bad that a lot of people are actually not doing this and they are doing all stuff of black hat seo to drive “Trafic” on their blog…

  3. says

    Hi Nile, excellent topic to cover. Most people talk about quality content without ever telling new bloggers (or even some old ones for that matter) how to develop it.

    It takes time to build up expertise and knowledge in a given topic but many times people want to take short cuts. The world around us is constantly changing so we always need to keep on top of the latest news and trends also.

    Thanks for the post Nile!
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  4. says

    Hi Nile,

    Thanks for these awesome tips, I mostly prefer the design of a blog, And believe that without an attractive design blog content can be useless. A Design also greatly affects the bounce rate too, this can also turn your blog new visitor, into a returning visitor.

    Well Done! wishing you best your blogging career. Thanks a lot for this post.

    Regards
    Sara Fargoons

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  5. says

    Hi Nile
    All Excellent tips here. It is difficult to rise above the memes and infographics as the other commenter points out. I think the secret is sticking to your niche and making sure your content rises to the top of your specialised area.
    I will definitely check out your tip for social analytics something I think is currently underused. Thanks for share it.
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  6. says

    Hi Nile,

    Author’s grip on the topic is the backbone of a quality article plus the time he spends in research about the topic is the main thing.
    Research always helps me in getting knowledge about what other thinks about the topic I am going to write on my blog. :-)

    Joe

    PS: I would love to get your feedback on my recent blog posts too. :-)
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  7. says

    Yes , i do agree with you. I read your post and got some knowledge about blog improvement. We think that every one can write content for its own , but the real thing is that a professional content writer is must for promoting and getting traffic to our blogs.

    Thanks Nile

  8. says

    Nile,

    It’s funny that you mention spelling and grammar as a way to improve the quality of your blog. I am dumbfounded when I read some blogs with blatant misspellings and 3 grade grammatical errors. It immediately draws away from the purpose and intent of the post.

    With that said, you want your readers to come to rely on what you post as being content they can count on to be accurate. Having command of a subject is essential for that to happen and research from dependable sources is the way to go.

    Interestingly, your sources would have to practice what you are trying to accomplish with your content control also. In order for you to be a reliable source you must research from reliable sources.

    Thanks for an interesting topic.

    RICK
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  9. says

    Hi Nile
    I think one of the biggest PITA on the web is people telling people to write how they talk, and then grousing about poor grammer online.

    People don’t speak in a grammatically correct manner.

    I’d rather read a post filled with passion than something that’s so sterile and pristine perfect that all the personality has been sucked from it. Research away, but do your best and don’t edit out who you are.
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  10. says

    Hey Nile,

    True making sure what you write about is accurate is a great tip. For instance, if I promoted on my blog that spun content and profile backlinks are the best way to build backlinks, people would obviously think this guy is an idiot. I always try to review the facts. Usually, my grammar is pretty good, but I am not a professional writer :). What helps me is a having Textedit read my articles out loud sometimes your eyes can get tired but your ears can catch stuff your eyes don’t :).
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  11. says

    Hi Nile,
    writing about something that you are passionate about and something that you know a lot about is key. second is being entertaining and relating to your audience. I certainly don’t care if there are a few grammatical errors but sometimes it is crazy how poor the grammar is and that is a turn-off.

    However, I agree about researching your topic but in this day of internet business, there is only so much time to write so it is best to stick to stuff that you know something about – it will flow better.

    Thanks
    Clare
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  12. says

    I am getting better with blogging as time goes by. My BIGGEST problem that always comes into play is self doubt. I wrestle with that every time saying to myself “Who is going to want to read what I write?’ Thankfully I know that is not always the case.
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  13. says

    Hi Nile,

    I recently posted an article which contained an excerpt from a speech given by Mark Hoverson. It is a transcription of his speech and it is not grammatically correct. However it is a vibrant, interesting, and compelling post.

    Readers deserve to be treated with quality content, so I like to have a mix of both. Researched content and casual sharing. The posts I get the greatest response are the ones that are written as if I were speaking. Sometimes it is a challenge to keep it grammatically correct, because as Sarah Arrow pointed out, “People don’t speak in a grammatically correct manner.”

    Your suggestion to have your posts proofed is a great idea.

    Raena Lynn
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  14. says

    Hi Nile,

    You have offered some really great tips on how to deliver quality blog content for your audience. I research my topics completely before posting and I always double check for spelling and grammar errors before I post it. Our audience deserves the best we have to offer and if we can’t deliver on this we should not be blogging.

    Thanks for the good info!

    Best,

    Shelley
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  15. says

    Thanks for the tips Nile.

    Many times when I write an article I read it several times before posting. The problem I have is that sometimes the brain is writing faster than the fingers and I think about a main point that I want to write and end up skipping it all together.

    I usually don’t find those errors until well after the post is published and it gets a little irritating. But patience is a virtue that I am currently working on, and maybe one day I will get it right!! In the mean time, thank god for spell check and the built in grammar checker in Word.
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  16. says

    Yes, we must provide quality content, but what counts for me the most is to offer content that is popular with visitors who are watching you and thus form a public to be on the same interest.

  17. says

    thanks for expressing very nice points to increase the quality of your posts. i personally think that although you make some research on the topic to write, it is important to write on a topic that you are really interested which will naturally increase the quality as well

  18. says

    This is a good article to help us slow down a bit maybe and pay attention to what we are writing. Then take the time to go back and change what we’ve done so it is more correct.

    Content and purpose of writing are so important. The “write epic shit” idea from Corbett Barr was one of the best ideas I had ever read on making writing valuable for the reader. Its important to not only attract the reader to our sites but to keep their attention once they are there.

    Good content, and decent spelling and grammar can help with that a lot.
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  19. says

    Great post, Nile! I know that, for some weird reason, I tend to notice typos more easily after I push save, so I usually update the post a few times while I fix it. Also, you are so right about the need for expertise in writing. If you aren’t interested enough to learn about the subject, it’s probably not a good idea to write about it ;-)
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  20. says

    I’m not the guy who’s responsible for our WordPress blog posts but I’ll make sure I forward this on to the woman who is! Eventually you do end up kind of just ‘going through the motions’ if you don’t keep things fresh and interesting.

  21. says

    Great post Nile, many bloggers try and rush out their blog posts often taking little the time to research and fully plan . For a lot of bloggers trying to get as many posts as they can crammed into their blog is their strategy and they actually forget about the content

    With the vast amount of blogs in the blogosphere having great substantial content is the way to guarantee your visitors will return.

    Excellent Post
    Mark

  22. says

    I am quite new to this blogging and have been just looking for some blogging tips and found your article interesting and hope will be helpful for me in coming days. Thanks!

  23. says

    Hi NIle,

    Great post. I have read many blogs with blatant grammatical and spelling errors. Sometimes, of course, the mistakes are accidental – typos and misspellings from writing quickly and failing to check the writing before hitting publish.

    I have also noticed some blogs which really offer very little insight, information or researched content – just a big pitch for the reader to purchase their latest product. That type of blog makes me turn away quickly and not return.

    I love getting small shots of wonderful content, specific research on one area (technology, finances, even real estate) that I may be able to apply immediately or store in my brain for future reference.

    Warmly,

    Dr. Erica
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  24. says

    One thing I have noted is that Google’s Analytics provides fantastic feedback on Blogs and how users see your site. When I started modifying my posts and adding real, knowledgeable content to them some 3 months ago I started to see a rise in traffic within a month. I’m not talking number of users here but instead number of page-views per user which in itself is a very very important factor. Whereas before I would get an average of 1.3 page-view per user, I’m now getting 3 per user and people are staying on the site for longer, dropping my bounce rate. Some web devs call this “Authority”, I think it’s just common sense.
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  25. says

    Hi Nile,
    Really great tips. Thanks for sharing the information on how to improve the quality of blog post. I really like your point on the importance of the research. without any research, there cannot be created any valuable content.

  26. says

    Awesome content evolving, perfect way to improve our blogging skill. Your seventeen ways are really incredible to promote our blog and make it popular as Noah’s dad blog. Your case study is brilliant i will definitely share this blog post.
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  27. says

    Dear Admin,

    Thanks for providing an effective Blog that offers complete synchronization between creativity and information.Your Blogs meets all the requirements of the readers and is user friendly and provide the best and best information to the reader.

    Thank you so much for share the great information…!!!!

  28. says

    okay Nile…thanks…One Question more!
    Actually I have a blog on blogger, Simple and Well n Good…
    but the problem is that when I tried to add a big HD Image (infographic ) by Blogger upload option it reduces its pixels and when I host that Image at other web blog like word-press and then add… the Google Page limit reduces to about 6-10 points (below 80)…

    Is there any Solution…..?
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    • says

      Save the image as a PNG. PNG is at least 72 DPI. While it is not 300 DPI (which is optimal for printing), PNG does not pixelate on the web like GIF and JPEG do.

  29. says

    Hi Nile. You’ve given me a little kick in the seat of the pants. I do need to do some research. I’m getting ready to develop a new optin giveaway, and that will give me a chance to do some research. I got really burned out when I was working on my Master’s degree and haven’t recovered. LOL.

    Thanks so much for your insights.

    All the best,
    Leslie
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  30. says

    Really good post, I think not all suggestions can fit to all kinds of blog (I found some I can’t use in mine), but I think I will develop some of them.
    Thank you

  31. says

    Great article!
    Would you consider posting basic infographics as a good way to bump overall quality of new blog or should we wait with it until we have some visitors first?
    Thanks for an awesome article!

  32. says

    The Most important thing what i think is the KISS principle i.e Keep it Simple, Stupid. Which means that along with the originality of the article it should be written with keeping the audience in mind and intentions proper. And the image, as it is said it speaks thousands words, should be in tune with the msg.
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  33. says

    You have just share a very systematic approach in writing and editing job. Bloggers,writers, editors and other workers who are relevant to this job must consider what you have said.Those tips are really efficient in doing this job.They will help them in improving the quality and reducing the amount of time in doing there works. What a great help for us.

  34. says

    Yes, reading and research are paramount in just about every case to having a solid post. I’m working on a LinkedIn post right now, which I’ve used consistently for four years, but still have to fact check. Finding the number of registered and active users from their recent earnings report. These are time consuming activities, and just another reason while people drop out of blogging.

    I saw you’ve published over 700 posts. I bow to you. That is an incredible achievement.
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  35. says

    Writing a good quality blog is not easy for every one. I am writing for around 5 years and in internet business for around 10 years still feel that i lacks some thing. So, always tries to make my posts more better. As there is always the tendency for improvement.

  36. says

    Hi Nile,

    I’m a southern Illinois boy, born and raised there, live in Pittsburgh now….. Cheers! Anyway it takes me forever to write post, with research,formatting, and writing. I try to be informative and relevant….anyway thanks for the tips… got a long way’s to go!

    Thanks
    Larrymac
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  37. says

    Hi Nile,

    Researching before starting out my writing is an awesome practice that makes my articles stand out the best among every other articles of the same topic. Today before writing my article, I didn’t only researched through blogs, I also studied how I can beat them all on SERP and behold using a broad match on my keyword to search where i am on google SERP (after publishing the article), I was on Google’s second SERP page . Researching before writing is the only way you’ll know more about what you’re writing, Plus it helps expose the weakness of your writing or gets you more ideas of the topic and much more. Researching before writing is something serious and should be put to work.

    Regards WorldWebSurfers.com
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  38. says

    quality content is most important in search engines after all “Content Is King” if your blog/website have good content so you have good traffic because search engines preferred to your blog OR website.

  39. says

    I like your article Nile, short and to the point, thanks.

    Doing things the right way, it may take a little longer to establish good reputation but you’ll be respected in the long run.

  40. says

    Thank Nile and welcome for sharing this valuable and impressive blog post. Really this is one of the good source of quality posting tutorial. Actually i never thought about using Content quality control before for blogging purpose. When i interest to read blog, i just visit them and i think it would not only help for creative purpose but also help eliminate publishing. I guess i should start using them to organize everything and expect for more traffic to my blog.

  41. says

    Agree with you Nile,Content is the king of every blog and Google loves only the quality content not the quantity content and what many people do is they focus on the quantity of content and in this they forgot about the quality of post.
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  42. aryan says

    Updating regularly is an essential thing, but do it with useful post is more better than posting something just for increasing the frequency.

  43. SEDDIK says

    I also think that content is very important but there has to be some reasearch done and some hard word also and only depend on what we call “hope marketing”

  44. says

    I think there is a lot more focus on quality content but also content that is original. Regular posting helps a lot but like you say you have to make your own voice heard in the process. Thank you for sharing this article!

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