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Types of Content

Did you know that there are several different types of content?

Well, If we talk about the type of content, then we’ll talk about content marketing. Content marketing is not just writing content.

Content marketing has a deeper essence than that. Much deeper!

Content marketing requires you to write content to attract customers, or we can say it as traffic. You make a valuable content as part of your marketing process.

Marketing is telling the world you’re a rock star.
Content Marketing is showing the world that you are one!!

That’s why you need to create great and valuable contents to your blog.

Once you understand it, don’t be afraid to experiment by creating a new type of content. I guarantee you will feel the results immediately >> higher conversion rates, targeted visitors, fresh traffic and better SEO.

Then, what kind of content that will actually increase my traffic?

In this article, I will explain some types of content that will increase your traffic. However, before I begin, there are some things you should know and let me make it clear for you:

  • Choose the most suitable for you >> You don’t have to try all of these types. Choose the most suitable for you and your business. Each type has its place. Moreover, this list is about maybes, not must-do.
  • Be brave to try new things >> I know that a lot of people who don’t like the changes, either because it’s not their comfort zone or whatever. Therefore, I want to encourage you be brave to try new things. Well, you will gain new knowledge if you try something new, right? 🙂
  • This is not a definitive list >> These types arise from people who have tried it. If you have interesting ideas, maybe you can find your own content types. It depends on your ideas and the way you present it.

So, let’s get started…

Type #1: Infographics

As the name suggests, an infographic is the presentation of data or information visually. Usually in the form of a graphic that contains the data.

That’s why the name is taken from the combined >> info + graphic.

When to use it

You can use it anytime. Infographics are very suitable to submit data, research or concepts based on the data.

If you want an example, I have a friend who has what you need. You can go to Carolyn’s infographic post here.

Or you can check infographics from this blog:

According to a study, infographics have the opportunity three times more often be shared in social media than the usual content. I think, you should not miss this opportunity.

Of course, if you want your infographic to be shared by others, you have to create an attractive and informative infographic. An infographic that deserves to be shared!

Type #2: Meme

Meme

I’m sure, you have seen the memes. Memes are creative and have added value.

Memes give something that makes people who see it can laugh and sometimes it gives social messages that hit the mark.

Meme has a great chance to be shared. It can’t be helped because people like something that makes them laugh, right? 🙂

Things to consider in your mind

  • Memes are simple >> Although the memes was cool, but it doesn’t require Photoshop skills or great design skills at all. There are several websites that allow you to create your own memes, such as Meme Generator or Quick Meme.
  • Memes is perfect for social media >> Although this is one of the content type, but it’s not the best type for a blog. It has the most out on social media sites, especially social media with images as its main brand. Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit or Tumblr will make your memes spread widely in online.
  • Memes are adaptable >> In memes, there are no blog topics that are too narrow or too wide, they can be placed anywhere.
  • Don’t overuse memes >> Memes can improve your brand, but also can drop them as well. You must use it wisely.
  • Meme your idea >> When funny ideas suddenly attack you when creating content, there’s nothing else you can do, meme it immediately.

Type #3: Product Reviews

Product review is the most popular type of content. It will be able to increase your authority and gain the trust from key developers or companies to you.

If you can give an honest and valuable review on their products, they will respect and trust you, and you also achieve a good impression on other companies as well.

Things to consider in your mind

  • Introduce the product >> In a product review, you have to bring up everything, either from product’s lack as well as the product’s strength. Be honest with your review. If you are still blurred with product review, I will give an example for you. You can read my reviews here.
  • Give recommendation >> Provide recommendations on products to your readers. Say what you like and also tell what you dislike about the product. Then, give them a call to action.
  • Use the video >> If you are reviewing a physical product, you may not be able to deliver everything in the review. The solution is using video as a closer approach to the products that you review. It would be helpful for your review.

Type #4: Videos

There is some sort of magical power in the video. You can bring up everything that you couldn’t put forward in the post.

Moreover, video has a good effect because people typically easier to remember something from a video rather than a post. Yes, this is your chance to increase your traffic.

Things to consider in your mind

  • Make a video with nice words >> Making a video is not easy. Video is not only a moving picture, especially if you make it as content. You need to use words to explain what you are saying clearly. I suggest you practice before making a video as your content.
  • Promote it >> Once you make a good video, try to promote it by putting it on the great video sharing sites. You can use Vimeo or YouTube for that.
  • Don’t make too long >> If you make a video, two or three minutes is a good length.

Type #5: How-To

How-ToHere’s one of the most popular types of content. How-to article was famous because it was the type that needed by the the readers.

This type of content will help the readers solve their problems. That’s why this content type is sought after by the users.

Things to consider in your mind

  • Identify common problems >> In creating a how-to content, you don’t need to look for a complicated problem. Find a problem that occurs daily, and then give a solution to your readers at the end of the article. That’s the how-to articles and as simple as that.

You can check the examples here:

Type #6: Lists

Lists are very interesting content type. Its appeal is extraordinary, it’s like we are designed to love that kind of type.

Then, what’s the example for this type of content?

You can see examples from these article titles: “5 Tips Using Twitter to Grow Your Business,” “12 Essential Tips for Network Marketing Success,” and yes, this article.

Don’t you realize that you’re reading an article with the title “10 Types of Content”? 😉

Things to consider in your mind

  • There is no such thing as magical number >> You use any number to make this content. There are no lucky numbers, unlucky numbers or numbers that would make your list become awesome list. They are all the same and they are all good!

Type #7: Case Study

Case study usually studies the real problems that happened to your client and explain how your product or service can help them overcome their problems.

Case study was great because you can show that your product or service can be useful in real problems.

Things to consider in your mind

  • Pick a problem and provide a solution >> Describe the problem, the results and explain any challenges that may be faced by your clients. Provide solutions and end it with a conclusion and call to action.
  • Make it appealing >> ‘case study’; perhaps, not many people who would be interested. Try to emphasize the success stories that have occurred in a case.

Type #8: Podcast

Podcasts are one of the content types that are great and still famous until today. Moreover, it is not difficult to be created.

Your content will have higher chance to be spread out if using this type, because a lot of people who listen to it even if they’re training or on their way.

Things to consider in your mind

Creating a podcast was an easy job. However, in order to achieve maximum results, you should accompany a podcast with good content. This will increase your SEO value. For your reference, you can check out Apple’s guide on making a podcast.

Type #9: Interview

Interview

Interview was interesting and unique. If you could interview someone who is an expert in their field, your name as interviewer will also go up.

It also increases the respect of people who are in the same field to you. That’s nice, right?

Things to consider in your mind

  • Talk with the interviewee and invite him/her >> If you can not meet face to face with the interviewee, you can reach him/her by chat or email. Determine the time to talk with each other.
  • Make an interview with good format >> Your interview should be formatted so that everything will run smoothly and professionally. Use this simple format; introduction, ask questions with great detail and conclusions.
  • Give a summary >> It’s only in the case if you make an interview in video or audio. It will help your audience to understand the interview.
  • Be thankful >> Once the interview is complete, don’t forget to say thanks to interviewee. They have given you their time, then you should appreciate them as well. If you want an example, my friend Harleena has made one for you. You can check out her interview content type here (link will open in a new tab).

Type #10: Research and Data

Research is also the type of content that can bring a lot of traffic as well. As you know, research takes a lot of hard work.

So, if you do a research in order to create a piece of content, then people will appreciate your hard work and share it.

Hard work never lies.

Things to consider in your mind

  • Research can be expensive >> You should be aware that serious research could be costly. So, do it wisely.
  • Accompany your research with infographics >> Do your research and make an article based on it. Then, combine with an infographic. That way, you will get double benefits.

 

That’s it! 10 types of content that will bring lots of traffic to your website. You don’t need to try everything at once, determine with certainty which one is suitable for you and which ones are not.

Write good content about stuff that you love. Readers will find you.

Content is how you as the author to speak to the audiences. With content, you must make your audience learns, listens and shares.

Then, have you ever use one of these types of content?
What type of content do you prefer?
Why did you choose it?

 

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20 Responses to “10 Types of Content That Will Increase Your Traffic”

  • Samir says:

    What a great post, Memes are really great type to get lot of shares from social media. And they can go really viral.

    But we gonna need to share them on social media profile.

    Thanks
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  • YourFriend says:

    I think you have left nothing that we can´t write about.You have included everything such as List, Reviews, Videos ,How to etc.

    • Hi,

      Thanks for your comment and welcome to my blog 🙂

      Well, actually that’s not all. There are many other content types that still need to be learned. Perhaps, you can create your own content and can make it as the type of content commonly used by other people. Who knows, right? 😉

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting here.
      Hoping you have a splendid weekend.

      Regards,
      Nanda
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  • Ansh says:

    Infographics increase the traffic but it also increases server bandwidth and I feel most new bloggers are not comfortable with that. Anyways thanks for sharing your views.
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    • Hi Ansh,

      Thanks for your comment and welcome to my blog, Ansh (you have a unique name, I like it) 🙂

      For infographic, I have not used it yet. Indeed, there are some that offer me to create an infographic, but it seems this is not the time yet.

      Indeed, as you said, for a new blogger should not use infographics, try to create good content that is beneficial to readers and friendly to search engines. It will increase your traffic for sure 😉

      Thanks for stopping by and share your thoughts with us, Ansh.
      Have a nice week ahead.

      Regards,
      Nanda
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  • Emmanuel says:

    Hi Nanda,

    These are of course interesting ways in gathering traffic but obviously waht ought to be understood is the fact that constant promotion is a key factor.

    Interview is something I intend considering on my blog as well. Thanks for the insights shared on this.
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  • Hi Nanda,

    That was a good list. Out of the types of content you discussed, one of my personal favorite is the use of memes. Yes, on some blogs of mine, related to sports and funny stuff, I’ve been using memes. A good meme, if promoted well on social bookmarking sites like StunmbleUpon and Reddit can get massive traffic. I’ve personally experienced it! 🙂

    Another type of content that sure is effective is interviews. Depending on the personality being interviewed, one has a chance to get some good traffic to one’s blog! 🙂

    Nowadays, I see infographics creating ripples, when it comes to increasing blog traffic! 🙂

    Nice list bro.

    Arun

  • Addison Grey says:

    Hi Nanda
    Great post indeed!!!
    All the kind that you have mentioned above are really helpful and useful to get the attraction of audience and get lots of traffic.
    Thanks for sharing .
    Keep sharing.

  • SmithLopez says:

    Hi Nanda,

    WOW!!!!!! really nice article. All the types very helpful and meaningful to increasing traffic on our post

    thanks for sharing!!!!!!:)

  • Atish Ranjan says:

    Hello Nanda,

    List post and How-to posts are the best ones to me, as I get more traffic on these posts. They also go viral on social media when you share them.

    Infographics are doing great too because more people are liking visual content over textual content nowadays.

    Thanks for the good blog post.
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    • Hi Atish,

      It was great knowing that list post and how to post work well for you. To be honest, it also works well for me too. 😀

      I could not agree more with infographics. Indeed, infographics will bring a lot of traffic because there are many people out there who prefer to learn visually than the plain text. 😉

      Thanks for stopping by and share your thoughts with us, Atish.
      Have a great week ahead!

      Regards,
      Nanda
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  • Areesha Noor says:

    Hi Nanda,

    Yes of course, You are right, We should start that topic in which we are expert. If we have no information about that topic then we just waste our time.

    These are great list of Niche in which we can get more and more traffic. According to me, Infographic and Video niche are best for increasing traffic.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Regards:
    Areesha Noor!
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  • Dhruv Tiwari says:

    Hi Nanda,
    That was a good list. Out of the types of content you discussed, one of my personal favorite is the use of memes. Yes, on some blogs of mine, related to sports and funny stuff, I’ve been using memes. A good meme, if promoted well on social bookmarking sites like StunmbleUpon and Reddit can get massive traffic. I’ve personally experienced it! 🙂
    ndeed, as you said, for a new blogger should not use infographics, try to create good content that is beneficial to readers and friendly to search engines. It will increase your traffic for sure 😉
    Thanks for sharing with us.

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