How to Drive Traffic by Creating Expert Roundups

Traffic generation is an essential step to get success in blogging industry as there are millions of blogs which are updated on daily to monthly basis and many of them are enjoying almost 70% of the blogging area traffic on internet.

People love to read blogs about so many things like Make money tips, insurance plans, money saving tips, wardrobe tips, dressing to fashion and many other topics.

Let's assume that you are a food blogger and you are updating your blog 3/5 times a day with reviews of different products and recipe videos, but you are getting nothing in traffic stats or earnings wallet.
How to Drive Traffic by Creating Expert Roundups
Or you are a finance blogger and updating your blog with fresh and original updates but still getting nothing? Then you should try arranging a roundup blog post.

Yeah!

Expert advices on any thing you can imagine of converts like hell fire and people always tend to read professional sayings on all the things which can be blogged.

Here I am giving you the tips and guidelines to do expert roundups for traffic generation and believe me you can do this easily.
Just read this guide carefully!

What Is a Roundup Post?

A roundup is a "systematic gathering together of people or things" and in blogging we do it for getting advices and opinions of professionals on a selected topic, issue or a question.

There are 3 types of expert roundup blog posts listed below:
  • Question and Answer: In this category a host blogger asks ONE question to other fellow or professional bloggers and get answers to publish in a roundup blog post.
  • Issue or a Topic: Sometimes we got an issue and if the issue is awesome (horrible) then some bloggers do the game and get sayings of others to publish in a blog post and solve that issue or provide information on a topic.
  • Open roundup: In this category a host arranges a topic and ask the public to answer or give their comments, later the host selects meaningful comments and post in a article with some professional advices and tips. Basically this is a public poll type of roundups which bloggers can do freely on social medias and forums.
To get your expert roundup go viral I suggest you to choose a topic or find a question related to niche of your blog and your audience type.

Body of an expert roundup to get in quality

Any type of the experts roundups must have these quality and indications to make sure that your roundup is a quality article with information and to the topic story.

Because if you failed to give your roundup a out standing look, you'll fail to make relationship with professionals and also with your loyal and new readers, so if you want to do this accordingly to success then read below.

Key-points for a good and ready to go viral expert roundup:
  1. A perfect topic or question: No to mention that you only have a expert roundup on a topic, issue or a question. You can't arrange a awesome and quality roundup without any great topic, so try to find a perfect topic first.
  2. Professionals out reach: After having a great topic or any question you've to create a list of some professionals to that selected topic so you can easily have some words for your expert roundup.
  3. Getting their opinions with transparency: Don't ask them directly on Twitter or in a blog post, ask them to deliver their texts at a email address or make Google contact form to be fully transparent.
  4. Making a crunchy title: By crunchy title I mean to say that you've to win reader's hearts on that time when they are looking for an expert roundup and they see your blog post and when they see if your title was crunchy and good they'll read yours even you've the rank number 3 or 5 in serps.
Transparency is a key to success of an expert roundup, don't give your ideas to others make them your success.

You just have to tell them that you are about to publish a round post and a topic and send the topic the experts will notice and reply confidently.

How to Drive Traffic by Creating Expert Roundups ?

To get your expert roundup go viral within a week or some days (maybe in one day) you should create the roundup using this step by step guide.

Don't get it easy or don't bother this step by step guide by ignoring any one step, do it like I suggest and make chances of getting huge traffic on your blog. Now read below.

1. Search a great and rocking topic from your niche

As smartblogger says:
Try to pick a question your target audience is dying to know the answer to. Good questions will often relate to a problem they are struggling with, and the bigger the problem, the bigger the potential interest.
And the niche specific idea about a topic can lead to more participators and people will read it with more deeper eyes and they'll comment their views too, also you can get more professionals to say in your roundup.

For an example:

You are ready to make a roundup with expert advices and you don't have a topic, what you'll do? You probably select a topic on your on and it will be like Views of Professionals on XYZ thing. For example we can use Blogging in replacement XYZ, now it will look like Views of Professionals on Blogging.

What professional will say about this? Possible that many professionals even don't want to reply to your question.

But, if you were very specific then you can get a chance to get more reply(s) in no time. As they have their precious time for their own projects and they don't want to waste that time on a bullshit type of roundup which can't be a hit.

A tip!

Be in your limits (be in your niche) niche means your blog's niche and topic you frequently publish about and your readers love to read that type of posts.

For example:

You've a food blog and you are frequently posting about latest recipes in Los Vegas.

The expert roundup for your blog should be like "expert tips and recipes of the year for Los Vegas". This will be a perfect thing for your blog and audience.

This type of roundup will work great and easily be a viral blog post.

How one can search a great topic?

There are many online communities and tools to get questions or topics which are most discussed and you can search for any niche.

Here's a list of great tools:
  1. Quora: A question and answer platform for almost all type of questions and niches. You can easily find questions and discussion topics by searching your desired keyword.
  2. Digg: This also a great platform to find out what communities and indiviuals are talking much about.
  3. StumbleUpan: If you want to stumble the ideas for your expert roundup then this network is a great way to search about trendy things.
To make a real-time issue roundup you can use Google News or read newspapers as these things can give you a hint to upcoming or happenings trendy things.

2. Create a submission form for experts

Creating a submission form can lead you to transparency of the idea and make it easy for both (you and the experts) to arrange views and get information like information about roundup, head shot of experts, links of website and social accounts, bio of experts and their views on the topic/question you are doing roundup for.

With some online platforms and tools, there is no need to send personal emails to experts, you just have to send them a link.

You can do this work with below free to use tools:
  1. Foxy Form: A completely free of cost service comes with anti-spam protection and other features.
  2. Many Contacts: Easy to install and customizable contact form maker to make sure you get all the information of experts.
  3. Free Online Surveys: This a great to use for roundups survey form builder with great options to make sure we get our task done in-time.
If you are not satisfied then get helping hands of Google.

To do this work without wasting time on coding or hiring a coder, you can rely on Google forms. There is a free trial and you can use professional features by paying only $5 to Google apps. If you can't use Google forms professionally then watch this video tutorial by SyncSisters and learn from basics to advanced.

3. Make a list of real experts in your niche

To make it To make it possible that your expert roundup can boost your traffic, you should have a great list of experts in your niche after having a good topic.

As the experts list is backbone of your roundup and it can lead your hard work to success or failure. So do it professionally.

Outreach of experts is key to success of a roundup post, so be ready and follow me on Twitter ;)

Yeah! Twitter is a lovely platform to make a list of experts in any industry or niche.


You just have to create a private list of some experts and after that you can search for others by hashtag searches.
For example you can search using hashtag #blogging in Twitter search and it will give you the idea of latest and great talent in industry, you can then find experts using other hashtags and finding public lists of some experts.
See below to know how you can create a private list of experts on Twitter.
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After clicking on the Gear button you'll see options like below screen.
Creating experts list for roundup blog posts
Now after you click on "Add or remove from lists..." you'll see options to fill same as you can see in below screen shot.
Creating experts list for roundup blog posts
Name your list and add description, after that check private box and click on Save list button as mentioned above.

Now it will show two options one to check your privacy and second to create a list by clicking on a button as shown in below screen shot.
Creating experts list for roundup blog posts
After clicking on Create a list button don't forget to refresh your browsers tab and you'll see your created list at options bar.
Creating experts list for roundup blog posts
Making a list of experts in your niche is almost done.

4. Make experts wait for you

Don't push them for direct answers, contact with them by tweeting to them or sending a private message (if they allowed) and let them know that you are willing to add their views in your upcoming expert roundup blog post.

Ask them whether they are interested in participating in your roundup or not, don't worry if they do not reply.

Just make your voice in their mind and after contacting with all the listed experts wait for 2/3 days and when you got some reply messages with good response (even 10 or 11) you can start sending the question or topic to all the listed experts (also to those who didn't even reply).

Creating a gap of 2/3 days for the real idea can lead your roundup to have its position and go viral easily.

Because the experts will start thinking that you are about to blow internet with this roundup and they'll participate to get more exposure from your roundup.

Yeah! They all are greedy for exposure and authority or famousness, and you can take the benefit out of it.

5. Organizing the expert roundup blog post

Create a way to show your creativity with style of organizing your expert roundup blog post.

Basically you've to arrange your expert roundup article for experts and readers too, it means when a reader reads your article it have to feel like you were created this roundup just for that readers and when an expert come to your article and he/she reads the text it should look like that you were created that roundup to show the authority of experts.

Some things to keep in mind while creating a content plan:
  1. What to show first: Basically you can add introduction at first paragraphs and after that add all-in-one view of any great expert you love to tell others.
  2. Formatting: Make use of headings and bullet points with a touch of colons and use custom images, also head shots of experts.
  3. Numbering: Add numbers to views of experts and make it easy to understand that how much experts were participating in your roundup.
  4. Social sharing buttons: Add social media sharing button in the end of your roundup post and don't forget to make images pin-able, also add a click to tweet button on some really good views.
  5. Conclusion or a CTA: At the end of the article you've to write a crunchy and mind opening conclusion or you can monetize that area with a solid Call To Action.
Call to action is something you can add in the end like a banner, advertisements, promo for your product or a affiliate link.

Conclusion:

In the end,

It was very difficult for my to do this guide and I've done it with the help of my mind and the internet (yeah the keyboard mouse and whole computer).

I think for doing a expert roundup blog post is not that easy but anyone can do when he/she give the best into this step and do hard work.

As someone great said that hard work pays off.

So be ready to do the expert roundup on your selected topic or question and don't forget to mention your success or failure in comments and also write about this guide too. Thanks
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7 comments:

  1. Hey there Umer,

    It's me again (I hope you're not bored).

    No lies here, this is the post that I like most from you?

    Why?

    Because I have already heard about SEO roundups, but still not confident on how to do it right.

    This post covered it all, seriosly!!!


    Please keep up the good work! Waiting to see more


    Cheers, Clay.

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    1. Hello Clay,

      Yeah! SEO roundups are the most searched roundups on Google search and people love to read SEO expert roundup blog posts.

      As you said "This post covered it all, seriosly!!!" I put-in my 2 days energy to make it possible.

      Thanks for commenting again :)

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  2. this is awesome and nice articles sir

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    1. Thanks reader!

      And please try to share your real name while you comment :)

      Thanks,

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  3. This is being my first visit to your blog. I found to a very good source of good information. I haven't done any roundup post yet. So, it was a good read for me.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Hi Umer,
    Its indeed a great joy to land here today.
    I am here today via an fb notification of one of my friends online.
    Oh sure Minuca is a well known personality in fact the Queen of Roundup!
    Though i have done few Roundups and it all were grand success but i really missed some of the things mentioned in this post. I just bookmarked it for my further reference, indeed the twitter home work is really new to me and worth following.
    Thanks for telling it out
    Will surely participating in your next roundup for which i just received an invite. Thanks to ABT Team and especially to Minuca.
    May you all have a wonderful time of sharing and caring
    Best Regards
    ~ Philip Verghese Ariel
    @PVAriel

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  5. Thanks Robin and Ariel for commenting here.

    Ariel we welcome you to our first SEO roundup and hope for the best, thanks :)

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