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There are some modifiers used for SEO that have a ability to grab the readers attention and do not not let it go. For example “How to” posts have some of the highest reader engagement and viral appeal online, but why?
Is it because the are quite simply the most direct and to the point type of information transaction that occurs based on expectation and delivery? or the fact they they tend to offer instant gratification through knowledgeable action?

How to is like making a promise, so just make sure the content delivers. It doesn’t matter if it is a list of 3 things you can do to “solve the problem” or a monster list of 100 useful tips and tactics. The only thing it MUST do is what it claims.

Regardless of why this modifier is so popular, here are a few How To posts on SEO and all things related to use as examples for crafting content that has curb appeal for readers.

How to Use How To Posts to Increase Traffic:

Below are links to some of our most trafficked pages, why, because they had “How To” in them as the hook or call to action.

The examples above provide the gist, the point being, you can craft a “How To Post” for virtually any market or niche. So, what are you waiting for, there are always people searching for great content and the How To Hook is a great way to find them, or similarly have a new visitor find you.

About Jeffrey_Smith

In 2006, Jeffrey Smith founded SEO Design Solutions (An SEO Provider who now develops SEO Software for WordPress).

Jeffrey has actively been involved in internet marketing since 1995 and brings a wealth of collective experiences and marketing strategies to increase rankings, revenue and reach.

3 thoughts on “How to Use “How To” Posts to Engage Readers
  1. Cyrus says:

    Yes, I agree that “How to” post or even books will draw in attention as long as after the reading the readers get the solutions in the end. Will take special attention to “How To” posting.

  2. Hey Cyrus:

    Thanks for the comment. Ironically, most websites receive 80% of their traffic from 20% of their webpages. It occurred to me the posts that I always see traffic for, have that hook so it deserved a brief post.

    Thanks for visiting.

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