30 Topics for Lists to Draw Traffic To Your Site

 June 10, 2015

According to Wikipedia “… a listicle is a short-form of writing that uses a list as its thematic structure, but is fleshed out with sufficient copy to be published as an article…” Many of us still think of these as lists – either term works.

The thing that’s really nifty about a listicle is folks love to read them. Which is why creating a post every now and again that’s essentially a list can be a great traffic builder. A list with clickable links is just another way to present a list, and to be of service.

Here are 30 ideas to get you started:

  1. List links to your community schools, public and private
  2. Links to your community churches
  3. Links to your community library or libraries
  4. Links to local tourist attractions
  5. Links to local hotels and motels – great for when relatives come to visit
  6. List with links to the best sites about your community
  7. List with links to the best sites about your county
  8. List with links to the best sites about your city
  9. Create a list of pros and cons about home ownership
  10. Create a list of pros and cons about remodeling and rehab
  11. List to local plant nurseries and landscape specialists
  12. A list of interior decorators and designers in your area
  13. List with links to local police, fire, and other emergency services
  14. Links to the finance companies you work with
  15. Links to contractors you can recommend
  16. Links to helpful articles about real estate for your clients – start with your articles if you have them.
  17. Links to city and/or services, from trash pickup to building permits
  18. Links to restaurants – maybe in your neighborhood and/or by type and price range
  19. Links to annual events in your community
  20. Links to local city council, county board and/or other elected officials
  21. Links to local veterinarians
  22. List of local historical sites
  23. List of local camping and RV sites
  24. List of local swimming pools
  25. List of local movie theaters
  26. List of local playhouses
  27. List of steps to closing
  28. List of steps to listing your home for sale
  29. List of steps to staging your home for sale
  30. A list of steps to help you decide if you want to sell now or later

Whew! I’ll bet you can think of more topics than this.

The truth is you can make a listicle out of almost anything. Keep in mind you want to be of service to your clients and potential clients, but that’s about the only limit.

After you post five or ten lists you can start creating a master list or index so folks can find your lists.

How often should you publish such a list? It really depends – a list can be an easy way to get some content up, but you probably shouldn’t create listcles exclusively. Vary your content so you have both articles and lists.

Would would you add to this list of lists?

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Anne Wayman

By Anne Wayman

Before Anne Wayman became a writer she sold real estate in Southern California. She worked with her father who learned the business from his father. Not surprisingly she learned a few things along the way. Since then, she has been freelance writing for over 30 years – she is a grandmother, loves cats and writes about a wide variety of topics including real estate.