Everyone Is Making These Stupid Roundup Post Mistakes.
January 31st, 2017 | by Ravi Chahar || 13 Comments |
Are you thinking about creating a roundup post? Have you chosen the experts? What’s your question?
Every time I go through an expert roundup post, I feel like everyone is an expert. You know what, a blogger who has just started his journey is an expert for many.
Don’t you notice such roundup post mistakes?
This new trend of roundup post has become so famous that people are going blind. Everyone is after getting more exposure and no one is doing the real thing.
Have you ever noticed an expert roundup including 100 experts? What did you think about those experts?
People are just after the traffic, no one gives a shit about the quality advice.
What Are The Roundup Post Mistakes You Should Never Make?
Your readers come to get some expert advice, but if you’re just bombarding them with the beginner’s advice then it won’t be an expert roundup.
Let me point out some common mistakes everyone is making.
#1. Everyone Is An Expert For You.
Everyone wants to get more exposure, more traffic, more shares to the blog posts but it doesn’t mean you configure a wrong list of the experts.
It’s really disappointing when I see people giving advice about growing your business when they don’t even close.
Some people even introduce a beginner who has just started to know the use of WordPress as an expert.
How would you react to such roundup posts? Would you consider it as something readable? Well, I don’t think so.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re choosing one niche or more, make sure that you choose the experts, not the people who act like experts.
#2. Quantity Over Quality.
That’s right. If you’re trying to gather more and more people for your roundup post and not bothering about the quality then you’re making a mistake.
No one wants to follow the advice of hundreds of people who don’t have the properly sense to give an advice.
Short your list and make it worth reading. People should agree with the experts. Everyone is all about the numbers.
But you shouldn’t. To create an amazing roundup post, you should make a list of the expert of that particular niche.
Let me give you some examples.
- 10 experts sharing their secrets about building a rock solid blog.
- 101 experts are up for telling you their social media marketing strategy.
Which post allure you more?
Some people would say the second but that’s where everyone is wrong.
Who would read that? Can you even gather 101 experts for one niche?
#3. Your Topic Is Just Like Everyone Else.
I can understand that it’s hard to find a topic for which you can ask for the advice from the experts.
But still, you shouldn’t go for something everyone is doing. People are creating the posts on the similar topics but you shouldn’t.
You may have gone through many posts concentrating on one thing “blogging strategy”.
Are you going to do the same?
Well, this would be one the worst roundup post mistakes.
Bring new ideas. Haven’t you read the phrase “think outside of the box”. That’s what you should apply.
Relate to your blogging career. The things you have done wrong. Think about the days when you used to struggle for the traffic, email subscriptions, shares, and much more.
I just participated in such roundup posts and the idea was great.
#4. You Target The Wrong Audience.
It’s not a new thing for anyone. Thousands of blogs are giving the advice to know your targetted audience.
If you’re creating a post about telling the old stories and targeting the people who are only about learning. Well, poor you. It wouldn’t work.
But if you generate a piece of the content which can help the newbies then it would be awesome.
You know that people appreciate others who are really into giving a helping hand.
Can you forget a person who has helped you in your starting days? No one should. I am sure, you won’t make such roundup post mistakes.
Don’t just read about targeting the right audience, follow the mantra.
#5. You Don’t Take Keyword Research Seriously.
People have spent their whole energy to make you understand that the research for a right keyword is really important.
But many people are just going with the flow and not giving a damn about anything.
I know it’s their own perspectives but when they complain about not getting the output is really annoying.
Do you have the right to complain about something you were guided but you threw it in the trash? I don’t think so.
From every SEO expert, you get only one advice, search for the right keyword with the maximum number of hits.
#6. Your Expert Roundup Post is all About You.
Yes, this is something no one would want to read.
Just a couple of months ago, I was going through my Twitter feeds and got an eye on a post. There were 13 experts and they were all talking about the blog owner.
If you really want to know what people say about you and your work then start getting the testimonials.
Why do you flaunt?
Are you thinking as if all those so called experts were hired? Who knows?
I am sure, you’re not going to be one like that smart-ass guy.
Are You Repeating Any of The Mistakes Mentioned In The list?
No one has the right to judge anyone. Neither me nor you.
Everyone has his/her own perspective about the experts and the roundup posts. But the thing is you deceive your readers by introducing them to the people who would possibly disappear from this blogosphere.
You may have noticed a few people who were featured in a roundup post and within a few months, you find no clue about them.
Have you ever done any of the roundup post mistakes like these?
What do you consider while asking the question? Do you gather the real expert advice or just go with the next person you see with a blog post?
What are your views about creating a roundup post?