The Blog Creation Guide

The 6 Easy Phases To Traffic Gaining Blog Posts!

In this guide we show you how to pilot an idea through 6 phases. To develop a fully optimized blog post that has the best chance of ranking as high as possible in the search engines.
To do this, you must have access to the blogger control base.
If you don't have it yet, you can get it below.
THE BLOGGER CONTROL BASE!
When you're ready... let's start with the first phase!

Phase 1: The Preparation Phase

Open your blogger control base. Go to submit ideas ➡️ Open form.

Find blog ideas.

Finding awesome blog ideas doesn’t have to be complicated. You can use various methods to come up with great topics to write about. Here are a few tips:

  1. Look for current events or trends.
  2. Ask your audience what they want to read about.
  3. Brainstorm a list of potential topics.
  4. Review your blog archives.
  5. Use a content ideation tool.

Submit blog ideas.

You simply submit the ideas to your blogger control base via the submission form. The publishing date is optional and only meant for time-bound blog ideas, such as Valentine’s Day blog posts, Christmas posts, etc. In the following step, we plan the blog ideas using a drag-and-drop system.

Submitting blog content ideas

Schedule ideas.

Go to the “Plan a deadline” view.

Grab the blog ideas you see on the right and drag them to the desired day on the calendar.

Planning blog content

Phase 2: The Research Phase.

Now that you filled the blogger control base with some fantastic ideas, it’s time to research your ideas.

Keyword research

Go to the “Conduct a keyword research” view. Click on the idea card you want to start with.

Now open the KWfinder tool (Or any of your preferred keyword researching tools) and conduct keyword research.

Click on the “Open playbook” button if you want to know how to conduct a keyword research. (+Free spreadsheet!)

Write down the result of the research in the appropriate input fields.

As soon as you fill in the results, the card will disappear from this view and reappear in the following view (“Create an outline”).

Now do the same for all the other blog ideas.

Create an outline

Go to the “Create an outline” view and click on the card you want to work on.

Use the outline generator and copy-paste the things you want to use in your outline on a notepad.

Now use the focus keyword on Google.com and analyze the top 10 results. See how they have built their blog, And based on the winning blogs, you add headlines to your outline.

Decide a logical order.

Finally, you fill the outline in the appropriate input field in your blogger control base.

The card will disappear from this view when you fill in the outline and reappear in the following view (“Write a title”).

Change deadline

After doing a keyword research for all your ideas, you may want to change the deadlines because you may have found new opportunities that you would like to develop sooner.

You can now easily do this by simply moving the idea cards around in the calendar. (See the “Plan a deadline” view)

The idea card closest to the deadline will always be at the top in all of the following views.

Phase 3: The Writing Phase

After the researching phase, we can now finally turn these ideas into actual blog posts.

Write a title

Go to the “Write a title” view and click on the card you want to start with.

Open the headline analyzer and test the title you have in mind. Ensure your focus keyword is in your title.

Now write the optimized title in the appropriate input field.

As always, as soon as you fill in the title, the card will disappear from this view and reappear in the next view. (“Write the blog post”)

Now do the same for all the other ideas.

Write the blog post

Go to the “Write the blog post” view and find the first card you want to write. Click on the card ➡️ copy the outline. ➡️ Click on the button to open Google docs.

Now paste the outline and start writing your blog post.

When finished, grab the share link of the google docs file and paste it into the appropriate input field. Change the status into “Proofread.”

Now decide if you first want to write another blog post or finish the blog post you have just written.

Create blog header

Go to the “Design a blog header” and click on the card you want to start with.

Click the button to open Canva and start designing your blog header.

When you’re done, download the image to your computer. Then drag and drop the downloaded image onto the card you’re working on.

As soon as you do, the card will disappear from this view.

Proofread blog post

Go to the “Proofread blog post” view. Here you’ll find a list of cards that needs to be proofread. Click on the button of the blog post you want to proofread to open the google docs file. After proofreading and improving where needed, you drag the card from the proofread list to the “Ready to post” list.

As soon as you drag the card to the “Ready to Post” list, the card will appear in the next view. (“Submit blog posts”)

Submit your blog post

Go to the “Submit blog posts” and open the Google docs file of the blog post you want to submit to your website.

Open your website admin (Like WordPress) and submit the blog post to your website. Once your blog post is live, copy the URL of the post and fill in the appropriate input field.

Once you have done this, the card will disappear from this view and from the “Ready to post” list in the “Proofread blog posts” view. And it reappears in the “On-page SEO checklist” view.

Phase 4: The Search Engine Optimization Phase

Now that your blog post is live, it’s time to optimize the post for search engines. This improves the chance that your blog post actually ranks high for your focus keyword.

On-page SEO checklist

Now go to the “On-page SEO checklist” view and click on the card you want to work on. There you’ll see an SEO (Search Engine Optimization) checklist.

The card will disappear as soon as you check every box on the checklist.

If you are using WordPress, we recommend using Rankmath PRO. Mainly because of the possibility to quickly add multiple schema markups.

Learn more about what Shema markups are and why these are necessary.

Phase 5: The Promotional Phase

It’s time to promote your blog post.

Create an infographic

An infographic is a great way to post on Pinterest or any infographic submission website. Just check the easy-2-get-backlink vault in the blogger control base member’s area to find a list of websites that accept infographics.

Go to the “Create an infographic” view and click on the card you want to start with.

Click on the blue button to open Canva and the green button to open the blog post.

After you’re done with designing the infographic, download it to your computer. Then drag and drop it onto the card.

The card will disappear from this view when you upload the file.

Create a carousel post

A carousel post is a fantastic way to promote your blog post on Facebook and Instagram.

Go to the “Create a carousel post” view and click on the card you want to start with.

Click on the red button if you want to use the carousel Canva template.

After finishing your carousel, download it to your computer. Drag and drop the zipped file to the card in Airtable.

The card will disappear from this view when you upload the file.

Create a Story post

Now you create these long banner image sizes (9:16 aspect ratio). This way you can promote your blog as an Instagram story and again on Pinterest.

Go to the “Create pin/story” and click on the card you want to work on.

Like always, after you’re done designing the image, you download it to your computer. Drag and drop it on the card you’re working on.

The card will disappear from this view when you upload the file.

Schedule promotions

Now that you’ve finished designing all your promotional materials, it’s time to schedule them. For this, we use Smarterqueue because they allow category-based scheduling. This way, you only have to fill the category folder instead of adding a date for each post over and over again.

And when the last post from the category folder is published, it starts from the beginning again. (And keeps track of how often a post is published.)

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Now go to the “Schedule blog promo’s” view and click on the card you want to start with. In the popup window, you’ll see a checklist of the promotions that need to be scheduled.

When scheduled, check the appropriate box, and when all boxes are checked, the card will disappear from this view.

Phase 6: The Outreach Phase (Linkbuilding)

This phase is mainly for contacting other website administrators/bloggers to ask if you can write a guest blog for them. In the guest blog, it’s the intention that you place a link (in addition to other links) to your blog post in order to collect powerful backlinks.

You can do this entirely manually, just search through Google for guest blog opportunities, look up the web administrator’s contact information, and send them your cold email.

But if you want to take this more seriously and contact several web administrators simultaneously to increase the chances of getting backlinks. We recommend using Postaga.

In addition to showing guest blog opportunities with Postaga, you can also directly find the contact details and able to set up an automatic follow-up sequence. It will keep track of whether someone has already responded. If not, then it will send a follow-up email automatically.

Along with countless other outreach and link-building campaigns you can do with Postaga, it’s an absolute must if you have multiple blog posts and want to build a healthy backlink profile.

Find guest blog opportunities

Go to the “Find guest blog opportunities” view and click on the card you want to work on.

Now go either to Google and search for guest blog opportunities. See a few search queries you could use below.

  1. keyword intitle:” write for us”
  2. keyword intitle:” write for me”
  3. Keyword intitle:” contribute to”
  4. Keyword intitle:”submit” + inurl:blog
  5. Keyword “submit a guest post”
  6. Keyword inurl:/guest-post/
  7. Keyword “guest post”
  8. Keyword “guest post by”
  9. Keyword “accepting guest posts”
  10. Keyword “guest post guidelines”
  11. Keyword “guest author”
  12. Keyword “guest article”
  13. Keyword “guest column”
  14. Keyword “become a contributor”
  15. inpostauthor:guest keyword
  16. inpostauthor:” guest blog” keyword
  17. inpostauthor:” guest post” keyword

Or go straight to Postaga and click on their Opportunity Finder. The significant advantage with this is that you’ll instantly find the contact details.

When you’re doing it manually, you have to go to each site yourself and search for the contact details.

Ultimately, you write a list of contact details, website URL, and something unique about the site and fill this in the appropriate input field.

The card will disappear after filling the guest blog opportunities.

Write an email template.

Go to the “Create an email template” view and click on the card you’re working on.

Click on the light blue button to open a new google docs file. Write an email template and use the correct tags when using Postaga.

Copy the share URL and fill it in the appropriate input field when finished.

And yes, if you do this, the card will disappear from this view and reappear in the following “Launch campaign” view.

Launch an outreach campaign

Now go to the “Launch campaign” view and click on the card you’re working on.

You’ll find guest blogging opportunities and the email template at the top of the hidden fields in the popup. In Postaga, it’s a matter of adding the list of email addresses, setting your email template, and starting the campaign. It then sends an email to all your contacts and keeps track of when someone replies or not. If not, you can set the follow-up email to be sent after a certain number of days.

When you don’t want to use Postaga or any other software, you’ll have to do this manually one at a time. And you’ll have to keep track of when someone responds or not. This is certainly doable with a small list, but I strongly advise against this with more extensive lists, especially given that you have to deal with the narrow limits of your email provider.

When you’ve launched the outreach campaign, drag the card to the “DONE!” list.

Write guest blog

Hopefully, you get some positive responses. If so, discuss the terms and start writing the guest blog.

If you don’t have the time to write the guest blog, you can also find reasonably cheap writers via Fiverr who writes the guest blog for you.

Once the guest blog is written, send it to the web administrator and ask them to send a link to the article once the guest blog is live.

Then enter this URL in the appropriate input field.

Keep doing this until you have three strong backlinks. If the competition for your focus keyword isn’t too high, you’ll likely see an immediate increase in traffic.

And there you have it, this is how you turn a simple idea into a completely optimized blog post.

Now you…

✅ Know that each idea will get the attention it deserves.

✅You can work on multiple ideas at the same time.

✅You can work on one idea with multiple people.

✅Have a place to dump your ideas no matter where you are.

THE BLOGGER CONTROL BASE!