2 HOT blog post ideas that will HUGELY attract backlinks and traffic!

There are 2 problems I’m about to address in today’s post and I’m quite confident you can find these solutions readily available.

The first problem is that of blog post ideas. By the time you end this post, you are going to be armed with an excellent post idea that will highly contribute in solving the next problem.

The second problem is social shares and traffic. Traffic is the lifeline of any online business. No matter how beautiful your offer is, without traffic, it’s as good as dead.

I will be laying at your door steps two awesome  ideas that will surely generate social shares from bloggers all over the globe. Perfectly done, you will be getting editorial backlinks from awesome blogs and consequently referral traffic from social media, other blogs and search engine traffic.

2 HOT blog post ideas that will HUGELY attract backlinks and traffic

The beauty about the whole thing is after reading this post, you can instantly go to work and start seeing results. It’s free to execute and requires not many hours.

You can do this weekly and keep growing your traffic, backlinks, etc and network with so many bloggers in your niche. What I’m about to share is not from imagination. It’s from my practical experience and you can see it right on this blog.

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Here is the first blog post idea that generates traffic, social shares and backlinks

1 – Featured bloggers!

This is not the traditional interview blog post idea that we know. While traditional interviews have their place, they are gradually fading out. One of the reasons behind this is the fact that some bloggers lack inspiration. They questions they put forward are copy-paste, making the whole exercise a bore.

I have been running the feature blogger slot on my blog since last year and the results are just so awesome. Not only does this help me create new relationships and fortify current ones, I also get backlinks from most of the bloggers I feature here on my blog.  Yes, they get so excited and go on to link to their featured article from their blogs.

Besides, they share the hell out of it. The result is traffic and traffic and traffic.

Here is what happens:

Get to relatively popular bloggers and ask them to provide some basic information about themselves. You have to precise they write in the third person.

3 out of 4 will possibly respond. Get the materials and mix up with some more information. The idea is to sell the blogger as much as possible on your blog. Keep nothing back! Share their products, blog posts, guest articles, social media profiles.

The result of this is always traffic for them:

blog post ideas for traffic

When I started featuring bloggers on my former blog, I kicked off with my friend Ivin. The outcome was a traffic revival. Check out this article he wrote about the traffic spike.

2 – Round up post!

Here is another way to give out to fellow bloggers while indirectly getting them on their promotion wheels to spread the word about you.

Here is the point:

As you blog-hop, you come across impressive posts. Put them down and at any given time, tell your readers about them. Some bloggers do this on Fridays while some on Mondays. It’s all in your hands. Do it weekly or monthly. All I know is this is a beautiful and actionable blog post idea.

My friend Erik Emanulli decoded this:

8 must read blogs

Erik listed 8 must-read blogs and this no doubt attracted the attention of powerful 8 bloggers who did not even need Erik’s consent to promote his post.

Adrienne Smith knew this trick before me. She’s been doing this and getting results:

16 bloggers recommended

She’s been doing this on her blog and I believe this has been a wonderful success. Of course, the fact she keeps coming up with this post structure tells us something good drops  out of it.

In a recent round up, she mentioned me on this powerful list of 16 recommended bloggers.

That’s not all:

In a recent post that is growing very popular, Chintan featured me on this list of 35 blog leaders along side many tough bloggers:

35 blog leaders

The examples are many and each time I get mentioned in a round up post, I get excited and want to share the post. Not only that, I talk about the mention on my blog (just like I’m doing now)

Tell blog owners about it!

Once you do a round up post, shoot a mail to blog owners and let them know you gave them a shout out on your blog.

Now, taking the pains to send them a mail is important:

mail from chintan

That’s it for today!

Let me know what you think. Drop a comment in the comment box and please, share this post on social media

102 thoughts on “2 HOT blog post ideas that will HUGELY attract backlinks and traffic!”

  1. this article really changed the way im thinking for real, i always tell myself not to help my competitors , i never thought that by helping my competitors , i will help myself way more
    thanks Muki

  2. Hey Enstine this one is great and you are very popular man. As you have said i am facing problem of social sharing very badly and i am trying best to solve it and this tips will also help me

  3. I personally expert roundup posts Enstine.

    They not only add huge value to the readers but they also bring in more social shares, traffic and even links!

    But it’s essential to follow up properly if you want to reach out to influencers for the expert roundup’s. And adding some appealing visual stuff can go a long way!

  4. Seems like you have shared your secret, I’m also a regular reader of your blog and I must say I’ve learned lot of things from here only.


  5. These ideas really blast in future. We really have to see these stuff to attract good traffic and to generate more money. Thanks for this great post enstine.

  6. Hello Enstine,

    Thank you for this wonderful post. We all run out of posts, and always look for ideas to write posts that drive in huge amount of traffic. Would try to write posts on these two, asap!

  7. Hi enstine,
    Finally I found The right post after searching for so much time around the web,And You’re ideas are as always proven and practical ….And this is why I get back on to your blog again and again!
    Great post indeed
    Thanks for the share

  8. Hey Enstine,

    Great post here. I agree with you on both fronts about these ideas. More specifically, the roundup post. I know that Adrienne has done it for a while. Don recently brought back his. And Ana Hoffman does hers weekly … and they all generate and drive traffic.

    I’ve been thinking about doing something like that again, but I don’t want it to be like what everyone else is doing. Which should be the mentality of ALL bloggers. We shouldn’t try to copy other — rather, take from them and put our own spin on it.

    Great post here.

    – Andrew

    • Hey Andrew,
      You are right. That’s why I started the featured blogger post idea. I wanted something different from traditional interview and that has been working great for me.

      I’ll be excited to see something different on your blog. We just have to think out of the box and add a little bit of creativity.

      Have a wonderful week bro and thanks for being part of the show

  9. Hi Enstine,
    What a informative post!

    Indeed, I am interested in doing a round up as you mentioned here. I often see Adrienne doing that, and I thought it was interesting. 😀

    When we do a round-up post, the blogger involved in our article will comment on it and usually they will share it as well. While we can build a good relationship with them, it also can increase our online presence as well.

    I will do it. Since this is the type of post that I have not done before, so it makes me a little excited. 😉

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Enstine.
    It’s really great ideas. Have a great week ahead!


    • Hey Nanda,
      You know round up posts are easy to write especially if you want to list interesting blogs. All you have to do is capture the home pages and write what you know about the blogs and their owners.

      I’ll be excited to see your first roundup post buddy 😉

  10. Hi enstine,
    Excellent idea.
    Definitely these two ideas are going to be very helpful for bring more traffic. I think Roundup methods will be more effective than interview cause roundup methods bring many bloggers thoughts in one place.
    Thanks for sharing this awesome idea with us.

  11. Hi Enstine,

    It’s a while since I last visited…however, I must say that this post is really impressive and practical. Applying it too, I’m very certain that results would be recorded – amazing results at that.

    I think it’s time to begin to be creative 🙂 What do you think?


  12. Hi there ,

    It’s is quite often that bloggers stare at the blank screen unsure about what to write next and some are tired of writing the same type of blog post over and over.

    This is absolutely fantastic , Enstine ! I just loved it 🙂

    Well, it’s quite easy to dig up a write-up but after all it’s not about simply writing an article , it is about generating excellent content that readers crave to read. I’ve been thinking about writing an round-up post and this really inspires me to get started.

    Thanks Enstine. I’ve pinned your article in my blog post ( About Blog Post Ideas ) !

    Cheers 🙂

  13. I am going to try the roundup method. I did this with a scuba article mostly because I actually really loved the scuba ideas but now I see it makes sense for this other purpose too.

  14. Hi Enstine

    Great ideas as always. You actually made me blush a little, because I already started a draft post like this in my blog (that’s how I keep my ideas “to mind”) and then went off on another tack, as usual.

    However, you’ve encouraged me to revive the idea. Thanks.


  15. Hi Enstine,

    Glad to come again at your blog after a long time, and again welcome by a great article. You share a great and helpful idea to increase traffic to the blog. Really want to use this tactic to get some descent traffic.

  16. While this is a great idea for blogger. Is it possible for all niche of blogging to embrace this? That I am not too sure of, for a blog who post reviews and tech news, I see exclusive contents as an effective replace for featuring bloggers.

  17. I have always used this as an opportunity to grab some experience with it
    But now and then to keep Kingged Enstine Muki Rocking..Learned put a lot from this blog up and running.
    One of my Pro Blogger

  18. Greetings Enstine,

    Love this post.. you really gave me an amazing idea.. well.. I’m taking the idea you talked about.. it’s time I did a round up.. smiling.. I have a bookmarked folder of all the blogs that have informed me.. will have to go through those and create my roundup.. I’ve seen them many times.. yet never actually did one.. You have ma ll excited over here.. lol.. Thanks so much for sharing.. Make it great and keep smiling.

    • Hey Shalonda,
      Good to see you here and thanks for the comment 😉
      I’m glad to hear you are already organized so it will be a click away for you to get started. Please let me know when you do your first round up. I’m sure to pick out some great blogs to visit 😉

  19. I see how effective a feature and a round up works. It’s amazing! I remember for a long time Adrienne had done her Thankful posts. This is indeed a great post,I think all of these things are great ways to grab attention of people.Thanks for sharing this to us.I am looking for build trust of my readers, but it seem less ideas to do that.
    Thanks for sharing, this is the brilliant blog post ideas that help me a lot about what I am currently looking for.

  20. Enstine this is such a great post! I think all of these things are great ways to grab attention of people looking.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  21. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me buddy. Your idea was good and this a good post with good tips. I hope i will try to work with this idea later. I always love to give killer heading because it attract the peoples.

  22. Awesome post and I keep a note of some interesting points shared in this post. Thanks for sharing and trying to make other bloggers perfect in blogging sphere.

    I am also running a blog to share blog and blogging skills for other new bloggers with the same niche blog.

    Can you write a small post for my blog with your credits and back link to any numbers of your blog posts.


  23. Enstine you always make your blog readers know the best ways for getting more traffic.

    Featuring popular bloggers on the blog definitely helps in getting more traffic. I am not having featured bloggers or interviews section at my blog , but I have 2 sections at my blog which are ‘ Learn from Experts’ and ‘StartUp Ideas’. I try to cover some important tips and ideas from successful people from the field of blogging and online marketing on my blog.

    Round-up posts are definitely very helpful. One can make the blog readers check out all the popular blog posts and some readers really love to check out all the important blog posts as they can get lot of info reading all of them.

    Enstine I hope that you’ll keep writing posts which will provide bloggers with ideas and strategies which they need to implement for getting more traffic. I hope that the next post of yours will provide some most amazing tips for getting more social media traffic.

  24. Hi,
    Great post indeed !!!!this article is rich in content and interesting too.A big thanks to you for sharing your ideas and thoughts too.keep going. You have to go long way ahead.Your way of explaining ideas is too good and sharable too.Thanks for sharing this with us.

  25. Yet another extremely well done post Enstine!

    And as is typically the case, you demonstrate by real world example!

    Not just untested theory! without a doubt showcasing other experts is a proven
    way to not only consistently generate some very inexpensive, highly targeted traffic, but it’s also an outstanding method for building invaluable long term relationships as well!

    Thanks so much for sharing yet another truly outstanding article!

  26. Hi Enstine.
    I follow your blog for sometime now. I have learned a lot of things from your posts. Thank you for sharing your experience with others. Most of the things that you suggested really work, tried and used some of them myself.

  27. Hello Enstine,
    I love to read your articles, as these motivate me to work hard. Also, the ideas you present here will definitely help me to increase my blog traffic. Thanks a lot for sharing such a nice post.

  28. Enstrine, The above was very awesome tips about getting blog post ideas that attracted readers attention and bring massive traffic to our blog.

    Well, getting interviewing and present your brand will benefit of gaining authority. I love you way to do this.

    Honestly, I was considered as a newbie blogger. I want to create some product or my business blogging, but I feel less confident and authority.

    I am looking for build trust of my readers, but it seem less ideas to do that.

    Thanks for sharing, this is the brilliant blog post ideas that help me a lot about what I am currently looking for.

    Anyway, I want to share from round up post. Now, I might need to look for some authority bloggers, and you are the first one in my list.

  29. Hi Enstine,

    Great achievements. There are many great blogs out there and lots to share and talk about.

    If you know how to put the right people on your blog that would most likely increase traffic for sure.

    Great share.


    • Interesting comment Sylviane 😉
      You just need to be able to put the right people on your blog and they will shout out about you 😉

      Thanks for chipping in 😉

  30. Hi enstine,

    This is a very great blog and I just got to try it out on my new blog. This is indeed a very needed blog idea.


  31. Truly Mr. Enstine, it works!
    Speaking from experience, I Interviewed a Popular New Security Expert whom Facebook rewarded some cash for Fixing a Bug, he only shared this Interview on his Facebook and Boom! Traffic Went Up!
    I’ll also add that This idea Can be Tapped into Audience targeting if you get what I mean 😉
    If you want Traffic from America, Feature an American Blogger or Brand 🙂
    You digg? 😀

    • That’s great Edi and thanks for sharing that experience
      Yes, when if you get a blogger from a specific region, it’s possible to get traffic from where he/she is popular.

      Thanks for being part of this discussion bro

  32. Hello Enstine, I love both of your suggestions and have seen them both in action. I actually do love round ups, it is such a great way to get to know others.
    Thanks for sharing.. Chery :))

  33. This is indeed a great post,I think all of these things are great ways to grab attention of people.Thanks for sharing this to us.

  34. Great Post Enstine.

    I agree with you. Featured Bloggers are a great way to build relation ships and Quality backlinks. It certainly helps you get a chunk load of traffic from google and referral.

  35. Hi, Enstine,

    Yes, most definitely. The featured type post gets tons of great results, and I prefer this by podcast, to be honest. And the round up is awesome. My Anniversary post received a lot more traffic due to implementing this strategy. Love using these to gain more traffic and exposure, as well as give more value. I couldn’t agree more! 🙂

    Have a blessed day.

    • Hey Carol,
      Thanks for commenting and sharing your experience dear friend. What I love with podcast is the fact that you can listen while driving, cooking, etc. So I guess it will do really well on your blog 😉

      BTW how was your weekend and how is the new week?

  36. Hey Enstine,

    This is WIIFM in full effect! I can definitely see the win/win benefits of this. As a matter of fact I plan on doing a round up pretty soon and I do hope you’ll be to it.

    I haven’t done featured bloggers just yet but I can also see the potential of it. Thsee two types of post are actually a smart way of blogging and generating more traffic!

    Great share Enstine! Have a good one!

    • Wow Buddy that will be awesome to be rounded on your blog. I hope this comes up so soon 😉

      Yes, in Roundup posts, everyone has something Inside so please do some 😉

  37. Hi Enstine,

    I’ve been following your strategy and it is awesome. I see how effective a feature and a round up works. It’s amazing! I remember for a long time Adrienne had done her Thankful Thursday posts. I would wake up and it would be the first thing on my mind. It became memorable. Now she is doing her Monday roundups and that too is etched in my mind.

    When it comes to you, there is always a good feature or round up on your blog. I works so well because whoever is there will shout it out to their followers and boom…traffic flows in like crazy.

    I do have my wheels spinning to do something like this. I didn’t put it together yet, but I’ll be shouting it out soon.


    • Hey Donna,
      Good to see you here this Monday. I have been away and just came back. I’ll be one of those very excited readers to see Roundup posts on your blog. You know these post types help readers connect with more bloggers. So the earlier you do that, the better for us 😉

      I hope you are having a wonderful week 😉

  38. Hey Enstine,

    Well what a pleasant surprised to see me mentioned here not one but a few times. Thank you so very much and I’m glad that you used some of what I’ve been doing as an example here. As in my post this week I mentioned roundups because we read SO much content throughout the month so I would be surprised if everyone couldn’t come up with a few of those posts that really stood out to them. Just mention them in your post because it will help your readers learn, it helps you by mentioning others and of course helps drive more traffic to your blog.

    I know that all of these methods that I shared and you shared of course bring traffic but when you’re really doing it to help the other bloggers than that’s going to come back to you in bigger ways. It’s just exciting and I love watching people have aha moments and make new connections.

    I’ve never done interview series only because I felt so many others were already doing them but I do like the way you do your featured bloggers. It adds something a little different and it’s enjoyable to not only read but learn about those people.

    Thank you again for adding such value here and for the mentions. They are always greatly appreciated and of course you know I’ll share this post with my friends too. 😉

    Have an awesome week.


    • Hi Adrienne,
      No I should be the one thanking you for such a great round up that has added value to this post. It’s a perfect extension isn’t it?

      You in life I have learned that the best way to get help is to strive to help others. While I feature bloggers to give them exposure on my blog, that in its own way gives me even more exposure. Besides, people love when they are positively talked about 😉

      A lot of beauty posts on the Internet these days. I think so many bloggers have grown in terms of quality posts so there is always something to write about when doing round up posts.

      Keep up the good work my dear friend 😉

  39. Hi Ernstine! really good post, im using this for my blog for trademarks. Good ideas, social media sharing is nowdays a gigant flood of traffic and information!

  40. Hi Enstine,

    I have to admit that your online networking skills are superb!!!

    Last summer and early fall I used to do a round-up and they are exceptional ways to build traffic. To be honest, I’m not sure why I stopped doing them?

    I called it “Rewind Saturday” and I would highlight and summarize up to ten blog articles and tell my audience why they should read it. I would also add their blog and social media links.

    After reading your article, effective this Saturday, it’s BACK and back to stay!!!!

    It really was one of the best tools I did, but it was a lot of work and other things needed to take its place for a while.

    I appreciate that you are always taking the time to share some great ideas with us Enstine!

    I hope you have an awesome second half to your week.

    ~ Don Purdum

    • Hey Don,
      Happy Easter my dear friend 😉
      Yes I remember your Rewind Saturdays and my opinion is that you get back to it. It does not only benefit you. It also gives us the readers to meet many more bloggers to hook up with so I’ll be excited to often check that out on your blog 😉

      Hope you are doing great brother

  41. Hi Enstine.
    I follow your blog for sometime now. I have learned a lot from your posts. Thank you for sharing your experience with others. Most of the things that you suggest od really work, tried and used some of them myself.

    kind regards

    • Hi Danyel
      Thanks for coming back to leave a feedback. So excited to hear that my tips have been working for you. Let’s keep giving. There are better days ahead 😉

  42. Hi Enstine,

    It seems a great idea. Thank you so much for your knowledge sharing habit. It is really very helpful for all of us.

    Featuring other bloggers and having an expert round-up are always works. I have also tried once and it was really workable. I would try it again soon.

    Thank you so much again! Have a great day!

  43. You’re right, my friend.

    Mentioning other bloggers or their content in your blog is a great way not just to get more traffic but also to build relationships.
    You can even reach a new audience, by getting your post shared in their circles of friends and social media followers.

    I appreciate you mentioning my post.
    It went really well: many shares and great interactions wthin comments.

    A month later, I created another post:
    It received less comments, but many more shares: almost 500, among Twitter, Facebook and Google+ social signals.

    Thank you, Enstine.
    Do have a great rest of this week! 🙂

    • Hey Erik,
      I loved the post you did and it’s a perfect sample of what I talked about here 😉
      I think I check out the second post you mentioned. The more you do theme, the more you connect with more bloggers and tab from their traffic 😉

      Have a wonderful week bro and let’s keep giving

  44. Hello Enstine, Thanks for share your own experience with us. I think, this will help for every bloggers. I am also planning for doing feature Blogger slot for my Blog. I will start this within next 2 weak.


  45. Hi Enstine,

    One very thing I like most about this post is that you preach what is already working for you; many bloggers who write about ways or how to increase website traffic are in themselves finding it difficult to increase their website traffic or are yet to figure out a proven formula for doing it.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge, I see your points in this post as give and take, but you have to give your all out first, and hope that someone out there will appreciate and give back the love.


    • Hey Shamsudeen,
      First, I’m glad to have had you on board and thanks for taking the pains to provide content and sharing the post.

      It’s always good to share what works for you so you can share from experience.
      Thanks my brother for making this an exciting journey

      hope you are having a wonderful week

  46. Fantastic write up as usual. You are right about traffic being the lifeblood of blogs. I recently did an interview of an upcoming blogger and that interview alone spiked my traffic.
    However I did not get the results I anticipated from that interview. I will definitely do another interview but I will start with a featured post first. Thanks a mil for this advise Enstine

    • Hey Chioma,
      Thanks once more for being part of this race 😉
      Yes do start the featured blog post structure. You’ll certainly enjoy it 😉

      I hope to come read that on your blog soon

      • Thanks Enstine and oh yes, you will be reading a featured post on my blog soon ;). In fact I am planning how to make the post so irresistible to you, you will have no option but to read it.

  47. Definitely these two types are great for beginning bloggers because the famous bloggers can share the links which could trigger great traffic !

    Round up posts are difficult if the proposal letter in the email is not written correctly.

    • Hey man,
      You know you don’t even need a proposal email for round up posts
      Just write what you know about the different blogs or bloggers.

      How about that?

  48. Enstine this is such a great post! I think all of these things are great ways to grab attention of people looking.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  49. Awesome ideas Enstine. Your Thursday posts are awesome, it is a very good idea. I really got to get on this round up post thing, still have not done one!


    • Hi Enstine,

      Great blog post and always something new to know about getting traffic better and better!
      I know that there is no magical way to reach that stage. But there are some better ways to get higher rank in Search Engines and to attract or convert a subscriber into a customer.
      Thank You for sharing!

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