Albert Einstein would Thrive at Publishing Content
As you may or may not know, our Feedweb plugin is available to help all content publishers (includes bloggers) that use WordPress to get more feedback from readers. At the end of the day, how can one thrive publishing content online if he/she is not in-touch with the readers?
Albert Einstein, as a blogger, would have of course used Feedweb to interact with his respected readers. The question remains, what would he have asked? What can you ask with Feedweb? Of course any yes/no question. Like many other things, like social media, using Feedweb is not enough. You have got to use it in the correct manner. Correct use, which totally depends on the content, will lead to optimal results.
1. Will you share this?- What, you don’t want to know how many people are sharing your content?
2. Had you heard of this before?- Is your news really new? Not in all topics, but in many, if you are not reporting on time, some of the edge is lost.
3. Do you follow us on social media?- Not only is this an important question, but by raising the subject in this manner may cause a few readers to join you on one of your many social media profiles.
4. Will you try this? Will you attend?- You’ve given a few tips, now don’t you think it would be wise to find out if the tips are going to be used. It seems like a lot comment saying, “yea this is great, and I’ll try it” when in reality that is not such. By giving readers a chance to give random feedback there might even be more “honest” feedback. The same goes for those that let readers know about upcoming events. Find out who is planning on going. If the majority seems like that is what they want to do, then write a follow-up with more depth on the event.
5. Did you like the images?- With the growing importance of social media, having an attention grabbing image is a must-have. Who better to ask than your readers?
6. Would a video help you understand?- Are you writing the post in a style and using media that would help you understand, or are you thinking of readers? When writing posts, publishers need to put themselves in the reader’s shoes.
7. Did this make sense?- Going back to the previous point of checking what readers understand, this is a great question for a post/article that is using several types of media. Did everything make the article easy to understand or not?
8. Do you visit us once a week?- Find out how often these readers are visiting you. My assumption would be pantyhose answering the questions are those that visit more often. I could be wrong. Find out how often or when they read: morning or evening? (Yes I know you can see some of this in Google Analytics).
9. Do you like giving feedback like this?- Kind of a rhetorical question, but sometimes those are just what you need to engage the disengaged.
10. Have you tried this in the past?- This is a similar question to the question regarding if the news was new or not. However, with this type of question you can also check what your readers do and don’t do.
11. Can this help your X?- This is a question that can be asked regarding a business, project, relationships, planning a trip, or anything else. Is your shared content helpful to your audience? In addition you could ask a question like: “Will your business thrive with these tips?”.
14. Can this article be improved?- You were able to get the point across, this time. How can you keep up with your competition or your readers needs if you assume that what you have written is good enough?
15. Is Facebook better for news than Twitter?- For the sake of example that was the question chosen. The point of the question is to compare two similar options. Do people prefer to cook with this or that? Do they prefer to travel to here or there?
16. Do you have a blog?- Basically just get to know what your readers do. If it is a fitness blog, ask if they run or diet. You get the just of it. If you write about any business oriented topics then find out if anyone is an entrepreneur.
17. Do you read more than 2 hours of news on the net/day? Start discovering what your readers are doing when they are online. If most of the time is spent on social media, then make your posts more social media friendly.
Now there is no doubt that we all understand the value of asking these questions when publishing content. Yes, Mr. Einstein was very smart, but you can match his intelligence by asking the questions that will help you build a stronger relationship with readers.
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