In being able to grow as a blogger, you have to learn, and part of that is to identify top blogs in your niche. Why? Well, in identifying top blogs in your niche, you can stay on top of topics that you should be covering. Also, you can use these blogs as references that you can link to, in order to enforce your opinion, and not seem like you’re shouting like a crazy person from a soapbox.
Here’s some tips and resources to identify top blogs in your niche.
Identifying Top Blogs In Your Niche And How They Can Help Your Blog
If you have done your keyword research for your website, looking up what sites rank better for each of those keywords can be an indicator of who is moving and shaking in your niche. Most (I’m not saying all, but a lot do), have a plan for their website, especially in tackling topics or keywords.
Look up terms like “Top blogs in _____ niche” or “Best Blogs for ____” or “Top Blogs about ____” or something similar, and whatever niche. Depending on the niche, usually there other blogs listing who they believe are influencers, and top in
Try other sites that give a suggestion of websites similar to yours, and may be ranking better.
Honestly, I like sites like Spyfu.com. The site says to put your competitor’s site in, but you can put your own in and get a few quick details about your own website, as well as sites related to your own, that are ranking better. They even give you a few hints on some of the competitor’s best keywords.
The thing is, you may actually already know your niche well enough to know a handful of websites. You can plug their site into Spyfu as well. However, once, you find out who is top in your niche, then you need to find out what they are writing about, and make sure you’re covering some of those topics too.
Research Topics on Social Network websites
Social network websites like Twitter, and Facebook can tell you who is dominating a specific term, if you do the research. You can search for keywords or even hashtag keywords, and look through.
In fact, I think BuzzSumo.com does a great side by side comparison, on allow you to to see what topic or website is performing best. The free search is limited, but they do have a premium version that may be more helpful in finding quality websites and content in your niche.
Remember, once you’ve found the top websites in your niche, study what they are doing, and try to apply it to your website.