My Website

3 Types of Blog Post for Your Blog – Tested and Proven

3 Types of Blog Post for Your Blog – Tested and Proven
Photo by Carl Heyerdahl / Unsplash

When it comes to blogging, there are very many things that come into play for your articles to rank on search engines. Things such as the length of your blog posts, keywords used, and the originality of your articles usually matter a lot when it comes to page ranking. This article will guide you on the three tested and proven types of blog posts that you should write on your blogs to increase your chances of ranking top on search engines.

Types of Blog Articles to Write on your Blog

There are three types of articles that you should write on your blog posts response posts, staple posts, and pillar posts:

1.     Response Post:

What is a response post? A response post is simply a post written in response to a question. It answers a specific question quickly and usually has very low competition. A response post should be anywhere between 1350 to 1500 words and should be “response” focused just as the name suggests.

Response posts are one of the best posts to write on to rank much faster on search engines.

How many response posts should I have?
· You should have at least 10 response posts

2.     Staple Post:

What is a Staple Post? A staple post is just like a response post but a little bit longer. A response post should seek to provide more information on a given subject that is less talked about by competitor websites. A response post should be 2200 to 2500 words long and contain tips, a how-to guide, and in-depth responses.

How many staple posts should I have?

· You should have at least 10 staple posts on your blog

3.     Pillar Post:

What is a pillar post? A pillar post, also referred to as a cornerstone post, covers all the aspects of a given topic on a single page. Pillar posts are usually very detailed, packed with value, and help your site rank top on Google’s search results. Pillar posts usually cover topics that are searched a lot on the internet and are usually very competitive.

How many Pillar Posts should I have?

· You should have at least 10 pillar posts on your blog
In total, you should have a minimum of 30 posts on your website.

What Types of Posts to Write on your Blog?

To know which type of posts to include in your blog, it is important first to research the topic and understand it. The types of posts that you write on your blog will depend on two main factors:

i. Your Niche: It is important to choose a niche with which you are conversant if you start a new blog. If you are an adept writer, then you may consider having a team to research the topics and write.

ii. Competition: The types of posts you write on your blog will highly depend on what the competition is offering. If your blog is in a more competitive niche, you will have to write more competitive articles to rank top on search engines.

In what Order Should I Write My Posts?

We recommend starting with low competition posts and moving on to more competitive ones, especially if you are a beginner. Start by writing response posts to have a foundation for writing and then move on to staple posts. Proceed to pillar posts last as they will consume most of your time since they require in-depth analysis and research.

General Format for All your Blog Posts

All your blog posts, i.e., response, staple, and pillar posts, should follow a general format. This will help keep your readers engaged and increase the chances of your articles ranking top on search engines. Here is a general format that all your blog articles should follow:


Less than 60 Characters

·        Should be capitalized to resemble a Book Title


2-3 Sentences Long

·        Should assure the reader that the guide is worth reading

·        Should be the default meta-description

Answer Section

Up to 300 characters

·        Should directly answer the main question

·        Should be formatted as a paragraph

·        Should have a list for how-to or multi-part information

·        Can include a table of contents

Read On

1 to 3 sentences long

·        Should convince the reader to continue reading the article

Subheading 1

·        Should be formatted as H2 and not H1

·        Should have detailed information on the main topic

Answer Paragraph

3-4 Paragraphs long

·        Provide a detailed answer to the main topic

·        Answer all the questions the reader may have

·        Provide a detailed answer to the question- more than what the competitors have provided

·        Can include graphs, tables, quotes, and lists

More Information

Several subheadings and paragraphs under each subheading

·        Should include steps, tips, nuances

·        Should be written in a conversational tone

·        Should follow the main topic

·        Paragraphs should have at least 6 lines

·        Should have tables, graphs, quotes, and lists

Key Takeaways

1.     Response Post

A response post should:

· Have at least 1300 words

· Focus on providing easy to understand responses

2.     Staple Posts

Staple posts should:

· Comprise of list type posts;

· Be 2200 to 2500 words;

· And have better information than what is offered by competitors

3.     Pillar Posts

Pillar posts should:

· Should cover more competitive topics

· Have 3000-3500 words

· Have table, data, etc., to establish dominance

Google Search Central Blog