What Makes the Perfect Blog Post? infographic from blogpros.com takes information gathered from 100 highly ranked blog posts and puts it together so we can learn from those best practices. Even though the infographic can stand on its own, it was published as a companion piece to a much more detailed article.
Always interested in what goes into the best content we can publish, we recently performed an analysis of 100 top blog posts across a number of popular sites, including Forbes, Mashable, KISSMetrics and SearchEngineWatch. The data speaks for itself, but the conclusions are up to you. What do you see in the data? Here’s what we think.
The simple color palette makes the data visualizations very easy to read. Some of them are very well know publishing tips like providing social sharing buttons and including images. I don’t believe that the number of characters in a title has any bearing on its success, but good titles are very important.
I don’t know if any of these factors had any influence on whether these blog posts were popular or not. These are purely observations by the designer and may be considered to be correlated instead of causing blog post success.