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Listicle Recipe

Generate a listicle using the LongShot Listicle recipe.

Last updated on September 2, 2022

Introduction

A listicle blog post is a blog post organized as a list. The purpose of a listicle is to share information in an easily digestible format. Listicles are popular because they are easy to write and consume.

Recipe / Steps to writing a listicle using LongShot

 
  • Step 1: Generate Ideas

Now you never have to experience writer’s block when you’re looking to generate listicle ideas. You can literally generate a ton of ideas with a click of a button

 

LongShot Feature(s) you can use:

  1. LongShot’s Ideas Generator
 
  • Step 2: Research

One of the important steps while writing a listicle involves researching (keywords and competitors) if you hope to see your listicle rank on SERP.

 

And why not? Listicles does require a bit of content curation, which might need you to check out other blogs. As for keyword research, finding relevant keywords that users search for is very important if you want your content to be visible.

 

LongShot Features you can use:

  1. LongShot x Semrush integration
  1. Research feature inside LongShot Blog Wizard
 
  • Step 3: Creating a Title/Headline

Ideally, you can look for a topic that includes words like 'best,' 'tips,' 'top,' etc., in addition to using a number. Adding a number gives an idea about the length of the article.

LongShot Feature(s) you can use:

  1. LongShot Headline feature
 
  • Step 4: Introduction

You can briefly explain your topic by capturing the reader's attention through a personal story or a crazy statistic. You can also mention the reason you're writing this listicle and what benefits it'll offer.

LongShot Feature(s) you can use:

  1. Generate Blog Intro
  1. Headline Intro Generator
 
  • Step 5: Content Body

This is where you elaborate your list items through sub-headings. If there are too many such points, it's best to create categories and sub-categories.

Your list can be presented hierarchically, alphabetically, chronologically based on popularity, or even difficulty. And do remember to add relevant supporting media, including images, videos, GIFs, infographics, etc., to break any monotony.

LongShot Feature(s) you can use:

  1. Listicle Generator
  1. Listicle Outline Generator
  1. FAQs Generator
  1. Write More Feature
  1. Headline Intro Generator
 

Instructions:

  1. You can either generate a listicle outline or the list itself using the respective features. This will give you the sub-headings (list points) for your listicle.
  1. After you have the individual components, you can elaborate on them through various features. The easiest way is to use the FAQs generator for every sub-heading to get all the questions around that list item.
  1. Next, you can answer these questions to generate an elaborate listicle point (sub-heading). You can use various features like Write More, Headline Intro Generator (for each question), etc.
  • Step 6: Conclusion

End your listicle by giving a super conclusion and adding a call-to-action [CTA].

LongShot Feature(s) you can use:

  1. Conclusion Generator
 
  • Step 7: Meta Description (optional)

When looking at the SEO front, you must also look at the content metadata. You can easily generate it with a click of a button.

LongShot Feature(s) you can use:

  1. Meta Description Generator
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