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Blogger Traffic Program: Tap Into 'Viral Trends' To Maximize Every Email Feature From Hometalk

Last Updated: Jul 18, 2016 06:51PM EEST
When we feature a direct link to your blog in a Hometalk email, our goal is to drive you as much traffic as possible. We've identified some key attributes that have helped bloggers maximize traffic we wanted to share them with you. These attributes, or 'viral trends,' have less to do with the headlines we assign the post and more to do with the image or topic of the post itself. Keep these in mind when selecting the blog links for your Hometalk email feature. By choosing blog posts with these attributes, you'll have a better chance to drive more traffic.

The most viral blog post attributes:

  • Has to do with upcycling and crafts
  • Has a compelling but simple before image
  • (Or) has an image of a simple step of the project, or an image of a hand performing a simple step of the project (what we call an "in the process" shot)
  • Has a before image that included a popular trendy or seasonal item (like solar lights, mixed concrete, bandanas, etc.)

Here are some high-performing blog posts to show you these tips in action:

Example 1

Bandana Bowl Covers


Sadie Seasongoods


Viral features:
Image - Compelling and simple before picture, trendy item used
Topic - Upcycling

Example 2

Beach Pale Bookends


Celebrate and Decorate


Viral features: 
Image - Hand performing a simple step of the project, seasonal item used
Topic - Crafts

Example 3

Lamp Shade Angel


Repurposing Junkie


Viral features: 
Image - Compelling but simple before picture
Topic - Upcycling

Example 4

 

Coastal Tile Coasters


Table & Hearth

Viral features: 
Image - Simple step of the project (in the process)
Topic - Upcycling/Crafts

Example 5

Wooden Transfer Crate


A Piece of Rainbow


Viral features: 
Image - Compelling but simple before picture
Topic - Upcycling

Example 6

Concrete Covered Vanity



Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body


Viral features: 
Image - Hand performing a simple step of the project (in the process), trendy item used
Topic - Upcycling/Home Decor

Example 7

Vase Photo Block


Burlap + Blue

Viral features: 
Image - Compelling but simple before picture
Topic - Upcycling/Crafts

If you have any additional questions about how to optimize your blog or how to earn a blog feature, please feel free to email tikva@hometalk.com


Happy posting, all!


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